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After reading the minutes of the previous meeting is a motion and second required if there are no corrections or can the president call for a direct vote to accept the minutes as read?

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No motion needs main or vote taken on the final approval.  Once all corrections have been dealt with the chair simply declares the minutes approved without a vote.

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Neither.  The chair just declares the minutes approved.  Page 354-355.  No vote at all  (unless there are corrections and folks disagree as to the text of the corrections.  Then majority rules.)

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Jerry Havens, these guys have got it cockeyed (or haywire, I forget which is which).  If you only vote if there are corrections to vote on, and there are no corrections to vote on, then you can't vote (Q. E. D., eh Doc?), and if you can't vote, obviously there is no way you can accept the minutes.  (These college graduates talk themselves into knots.)  The minutes have to be kept into abeyance until someone can find an error to correct.  It's never hard, nothing's perfect.  For example, my biker club wanted to buy dancing shoes for our school booster-club uniforms, and we were 45 minutes hunting the next meeting for a correction, when triumphantly someone proclaimed that the minutes claimed that the motion to buy teal shoes had been amended to "chartreuse," but the proposed amendment had failed, which was a relief because we could then vote to correct the minutes and because now nobody had to find out what either word means.

See?  Not so complicated after all.

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1 hour ago, Gary c Tesser said:

Jerry Havens, these guys have got it cockeyed (or haywire, I forget which is which).  If you only vote if there are corrections to vote on, and there are no corrections to vote on, then you can't vote (Q. E. D., eh Doc?), and if you can't vote, obviously there is no way you can accept the minutes.  (These college graduates talk themselves into knots.)  The minutes have to be kept into abeyance until someone can find an error to correct.  It's never hard, nothing's perfect.  For example, my biker club wanted to buy dancing shoes for our school booster-club uniforms, and we were 45 minutes hunting the next meeting for a correction, when triumphantly someone proclaimed that the minutes claimed that the motion to buy teal shoes had been amended to "chartreuse," but the proposed amendment had failed, which was a relief because we could then vote to correct the minutes and because now nobody had to find out what either word means.

See?  Not so complicated after all.

This explanation? No, not complicated at all, just utter nonsense.  :)

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