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In the case where it has been established that no quorum exists by the president and members, can those present continue with discussion of agenda items without adoption but taking no action on items that need to be voted upon?

Without a quorum the agenda can't be adopted.

The only actions that can be taken are those necessary to secure a quorum, or to adjourn the meeting (possibly to another time). They can recess and wait if they like, and talk about whatever they like while recessed.

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Without a quorum the agenda can't be adopted.

The only actions that can be taken are those necessary to secure a quorum, or to adjourn the meeting (possibly to another time). They can recess and wait if they like, and talk about whatever they like while recessed.

...such as (coincidentally) the same topics that are listed on the unapproved agenda. :)

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Hi How does the president say that they are asking for the board to vote on an item?

Are we at the same meeting that has no quorum? What item would be voted on, then? Who does the president say this to? The board? Who is the "they" that is asking? Personally, this is a little vague.

Are you asking how the president, during a board meeting, calls for a vote on a motion that is pending? Let's go forward with that for now.

The standard is for the chair (president), after it appears all debate has concluded, to ask "Are you ready for the question?" This means "are you ready to vote?" If no other member attempts to continue debate or introduce some other motion perhaps, the chair then restates the motion as it stands now (with any amendments to it perhaps included) and calls for the vote, aye and no.

Of course, if you had something else in mind.......

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Hi How does the president say that they are asking for the board to vote on an item?

At a meeting of the Board, by introducing the item in the appropriate fashion. At a membership meeting, only the membership can send an item to the board for a decision.

See RONR (11th ed.), pp. 42-48, for "The Considration of a Main Motion: Basic Steps."

One can only hope that Deborah returns, eight months later, to benefit from the advice of Mr. Cisar and Mr. Wynn.

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