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Hello,

If during a meeting, the Agenda wasn't voted on, and the minutes were not properly written down, can the meeting be deemed invalid? The student organization I am currently apart of recently had a meeting in which new members were voted in. However, minutes were done half hazardly, and as such, it wasn't distributed to the student body or the rest of the members (As stated in the Bylaws), and the Agenda wasn't voted on in the beginning of the meeting.

Would be it be correct to state that this meeting is invalid and therefore anything that occured during this meeting cannot be finalized?

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Hello,

If during a meeting, the Agenda wasn't voted on, and the minutes were not properly written down, can the meeting be deemed invalid? The student organization I am currently apart of recently had a meeting in which new members were voted in. However, minutes were done half hazardly, and as such, it wasn't distributed to the student body or the rest of the members (As stated in the Bylaws), and the Agenda wasn't voted on in the beginning of the meeting.

Would be it be correct to state that this meeting is invalid and therefore anything that occured during this meeting cannot be finalized?

Based upon your description, no.

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Hello,

If during a meeting, the Agenda wasn't voted on, and the minutes were not properly written down, can the meeting be deemed invalid? The student organization I am currently apart of recently had a meeting in which new members were voted in. However, minutes were done half hazardly, and as such, it wasn't distributed to the student body or the rest of the members (As stated in the Bylaws), and the Agenda wasn't voted on in the beginning of the meeting.

Would be it be correct to state that this meeting is invalid and therefore anything that occured during this meeting cannot be finalized?

As already noted, neither of these failures invalidates the meeting.

Failure to adopt an agenda is now of no consequence, but a proper set of minutes should still be prepared and approved as soon as possible.

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Hello,

If during a meeting, the Agenda wasn't voted on, and the minutes were not properly written down, can the meeting be deemed invalid? The student organization I am currently apart of recently had a meeting in which new members were voted in. However, minutes were done half hazardly, and as such, it wasn't distributed to the student body or the rest of the members (As stated in the Bylaws), and the Agenda wasn't voted on in the beginning of the meeting.

Would be it be correct to state that this meeting is invalid and therefore anything that occured during this meeting cannot be finalized?

No, the meeting should not be considered invalid. The secretary, and interested members, should review Section 48 of RONR (10th ed.). See p. 360-363 for details on agendas, and see p. 342 for the standard order of business, which can be used instead of adopting an agenda.

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