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  1. The next meeting is a regularly scheduled board meeting. A letter does go out to all board members before the meeting usually a week or so before and sometimes includes known agenda items. Meetings are held once a month on the third Thursday of the month. The letter stating the agenda with refrence to the specific motion can go out sooner if need be in order to have a majority vote if need be. What would be sufficient if we meet every 4 weeks? The previous board meeting was one week ago Jan. 21st.
  2. " Is it proper for a board chair to advise someone that they could have it included the agenda for a simple majority vote instead of the 2/3 vote ? " Richard Brown, I am re-asking this because I didn't have it included in my previous post before your response. (I took too long editing.) Thank you for your quick responses and help!
  3. I plan to acknowledge my mistake and assure it was an oversight not intentional. I will ask for my fellow board members to help me by calling for a point of order if they see any other errors. Thanks !!!
  4. It was adopted 10 yes - 8 no. The meeting was adjourned it has not carried over. We will not meet again for a month. The issue was usage of masks. The motion read that "masks are required to be worn while at the church." This did not take into consideration that our pastor would potentially (if he followed the rules) be required to wear one while he is in the church during the week or our secretary while she was in her office often times also alone and the office is secure, with even a glass talk-through window in it anyways. Also persons reading or talking to o
  5. Quick question. At our last Church board meeting (in which I am the chair,) I made a mistake. It was not pointed out at the time, but realized by myself and others afterwards. A motion was made in new business that caught me off guard and this being my first board meeting I honestly just messed up. A second followed and without hesitation I (knowing better but accidentally) called for the vote. The Vote passed it was split 8-10. I failed to allow for discussion/debate. I did not realize it until after it had already happened. No one asked for the floor or tried to corr
  6. Thanks, my thoughts on going to a vote is to just try to keep the peace. Its been a long, dragged out process already. I understand what your saying and believe it to be right. Thanks.
  7. I think I understand this well enough to surmise, once we call the congregational meeting we will need to have a motion, second discussion/debate and then can vote. I want to make sure this discussion/debate period doesn't get out of hand and take an unreasonable amount of time. I do not mind everyone having their say, but how can I keep this from just dragging on as a way to postpone the vote or "wear people out." I do not know what would be appropriate in this situation. Keep in mind there might be 75-150 people show up to participate in this matter. Everyone is well aware this
  8. By laws say that there are two congregational meetings a year to handle specific tasks and are open for any member to bring fourth other topics to be heard and possibly voted on during those scheduled meetings. It also says that specially called meeting are allowed as long as there is sufficient notice and it gives details of that that is. This is a vote to possibly leave our denomination and to cut ties with our national church (We are allowed to do this and are 100% locally owned and governed.) The full authority of the church belongs to the membership not the board.
  9. I have a couple of questions. I serve on a board for our local church that uses Roberts Rules to conduct business. We have normally scheduled meetings for the board itself (monthly) and also for the congregation as a whole (bi-yearly.) The board recommended and passed a motion to call for a vote on a specific issue during the next congregational meeting. (Every member in attendance of the congregational meetings has full voting privileges. Everyone in attendance can raise motions and the meeting is lead by the board chairman.) During the next normally scheduled board m
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