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  1. I just have a question. If I ask that my motion be withdrawn and it is put to a vote, is it proper to allow the minutes reflect that I made this request and the result of the vote?
  2. If the statement hasn't been given yet why would the minutes of a past meeting where there was no statement offered be amended?
  3. According to this, the Seventh Edition. https://robertsrules.com/our-history/#edition-timeline
  4. Regarding a point of order, 23:2 2) states "Can be applied to any breach of the assembly's rules." 23:2 7) states "Is normally ruled upon by the chair. No vote is taken unless the chair is in doubt or his ruling is appealed. " I'm inclined to think "any" means any and there are no additional exceptions in 7), so I think the answer to your first question is, yes. The board will have the final say if the chair puts the question to the assembly, or if they simply appeal the chair's ruling.
  5. Okay. R.S.M tacked onto this thread with a different question with almost no facts and didn't mention it. So that's why I asked.
  6. The entire process described is not the procedure according to RONR. At an annual meeting of the members, the members should authorize the board or appoint a committee to approve the minutes. Those approved minutes should be sent out to the next year's gathering. Even though those approved minutes are not normally read, the members will still have an opportunity to offer an amendment if there is any material error in the approved minutes. See RONR (12th ed.) 48:12 and 48:15. But since that wasn't done I don't see anything wrong with the current Secretary submitting her draft for appro
  7. If the alleged violation of the rules meets one of the exceptions to the timeliness requirement for a point of order (RONR 12th ed. 23:6) you can raise a point of order at the next meeting. The chair will rule on the point and the ruling can likely be appealed (RONR 12th ed. §24). I would suggest you read 23:5 and 23:6. See if FAQ#14 answers your question. https://robertsrules.com/frequently-asked-questions/#faqs
  8. Did you read Mr. Gerber's comment in post #2?
  9. No one. The Secretary, if there is one, or if not, any other member should call the meeting to order and preside over the election of a chairman pro tem to preside over the meeting.
  10. Robert's Rules don't say. The number will obviously vary greatly between different types of organizations. No. A tie vote defeats a motion so there is nothing to break.
  11. The next time the Secretary cannot attend the assembly needs to elect a Secretary Pro Tem to take the minutes. For the minutes of the meeting in question, at the organization's next regular meeting it can appoint a committee of a few people who were heavily involved to produce and approve a set of minutes for that meeting.
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