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Assemblies do not alway follow the recommended phraseology or recommended practice of RONR.

There is the 'slop' factor to consider. -- Ignorance of The Book.

Q. How much leeway is there to the act of 'previous notice'?

Worst Case Scenario:

Assume an organization which meets monthly.

(This scenario also can be applied to an assembly which meets weekly or daily, whenever the meetings are consecutive and at least as often as quarterly.)

In the case of oral previous notice (not written previous notice),

if the pro tem chair in the February meeting had missed the January meeting, and

if the regular chair (who attended the January meeting) is not present in the February meeting,

then how would the pro tem chair of February 'know' or 'be convinced' that oral previous notice was given in January, for a given motion?

Q. What are the minimum factors which must be present for a pro tem chair to be reasonably certain that previous notice was given orally in the prior meeting?

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Assemblies do not alway follow the recommended phraseology or recommended practice of RONR.

There is the 'slop' factor to consider. -- Ignorance of The Book.

Q. How much leeway is there to the act of 'previous notice'?

Worst Case Scenario:

Assume an organization which meets monthly.

(This scenario also can be applied to an assembly which meets weekly or daily, whenever the meetings are consecutive and at least as often as quarterly.)

In the case of oral previous notice (not written previous notice),

if the pro tem chair in the February meeting had missed the January meeting, and

if the regular chair (who attended the January meeting) is not present in the February meeting,

then how would the pro tem chair of February 'know' or 'be convinced' that oral previous notice was given in January, for a given motion?

Q. What are the minimum factors which must be present for a pro tem chair to be reasonably certain that previous notice was given orally in the prior meeting?

There is something called the "minutes", and the approval thereof by the assembly. :)

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Assemblies do not alway follow the recommended phraseology or recommended practice of RONR.

There is the 'slop' factor to consider. -- Ignorance of The Book.

Q. How much leeway is there to the act of 'previous notice'?

Worst Case Scenario:

Assume an organization which meets monthly.

(This scenario also can be applied to an assembly which meets weekly or daily, whenever the meetings are consecutive and at least as often as quarterly.)

In the case of oral previous notice (not written previous notice),

if the pro tem chair in the February meeting had missed the January meeting, and

if the regular chair (who attended the January meeting) is not present in the February meeting,

then how would the pro tem chair of February 'know' or 'be convinced' that oral previous notice was given in January, for a given motion?

Q. What are the minimum factors which must be present for a pro tem chair to be reasonably certain that previous notice was given orally in the prior meeting?

Well, ideally, the fact that previous notice was given should be noted in the minutes. In the absence of such "hard evidence," if it becomes an issue I suppose the chair should put the question to the assembly. Presumably some of the members were also present at the previous meeting.

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Okay. Granted.

The #1 "book" solution is: the minutes contain the notice.

Now, for the slop factor.

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The minutes are lacking. -- The minutes fail to record any ORAL notice.

What now?

If minutes fail to show any record of an oral notice, then is notice "lost"?

No, the notice isn't "lost". The minutes should be corrected when they are presented for approval.

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