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Privileged Motion to Adjourn


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12 minutes ago, Guest Kevin McGee said:

Can the Chair of a meeting use a privileged motion to Adjourn a meeting when a member in the meeting becomes disruptive and uses continuous profanity?

Anyone can, and it takes a majority vote to put into effect, but has been established that adjourning is a poor solution to this problem.

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6 hours ago, Guest Kevin McGee said:

Can the Chair of a meeting use a privileged motion to Adjourn a meeting when a member in the meeting becomes disruptive and uses continuous profanity?

The chair should not make motions while presiding. Another member may move to adjourn, but don't end the meeting because of one person's behavior. There are procedures for dealing with disruptive members. Ultimately, if the member persists in such behavior, the member can be removed from the hall for the remainder of the meeting (or even harsher penalties if this is a meeting of the general membership, up to and including expulsion from the society).

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On 12/20/2016 at 0:08 AM, Guest Kevin McGee said:

Can the Chair of a meeting use a privileged motion to Adjourn a meeting

when a member in the meeting becomes disruptive and uses continuous profanity?

Don't set a precedent which will encourage your future disruptors: "If I can raise a ruckus, then I can trigger an adjournment of this meeting."

Just the opposite.

Recess just long enough to quell the disruption. Then continue the meeting.

Do not allow a single individual to mess up a meeting for the other 99% of the members present.

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