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Our club considered a motion to support the formation of a provisional committee and to fund that undertaking with a certain amount of money.  The motion was seconded and discussion took place.  When discussion was completed the president inadvertantly and incorrectly restated the motion (leaving out the funding part) and called for a vote.  The motion, as incorrectly stated, passed unanimously.  The meeting minutes were published (not adopted) and questions have arisen as to what was passed; the original motion or the incorrectly stated one.    The member who made the original motion seems to think his motion has been passed.  The Sec. and Pres. believe this needs to be rescinded and revoted on.   How is this fixed?  Thanks for the assistance.

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Our club considered a motion to support the formation of a provisional committee and to fund that undertaking with a certain amount of money.  The motion was seconded and discussion took place.  When discussion was completed the president inadvertantly and incorrectly restated the motion (leaving out the funding part) and called for a vote.  The motion, as incorrectly stated, passed unanimously.  The meeting minutes were published (not adopted) and questions have arisen as to what was passed; the original motion or the incorrectly stated one.    The member who made the original motion seems to think his motion has been passed.  The Sec. and Pres. believe this needs to be rescinded and revoted on.   How is this fixed?  Thanks for the assistance.

 

" Except as it may be corrected in response to such a point of order, the exact wording the chair uses in putting the question is definitive, and the wording in the minutes should be the same."  RONR (11th ed),  p. 44  Obviously I don't know the exact wording he used, and disputes regarding what the exact wording was can be handled when it's time to approve the minutes.

 

If your assembly adopted a motion that doesn't meet all of the group's needs, it can be amended to the assembly's liking.  See RONR (11th ed), p.  305ff on how to Amend Something Previously Adopted.

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