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1) If the requirements to meet and convene a special meeting have been met and 

2) the stated purpose is to consider a proposal to do something 

Has a motion tacitly been made because it was stated in the notice of the call for a special meeting or must someone make a motion to get the process started?

 

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Just now, Guest Trying-to-get-it-right said:

1) If the requirements to meet and convene a special meeting have been met and 

2) the stated purpose is to consider a proposal to do something 

Has a motion tacitly been made because it was stated in the notice of the call for a special meeting or must someone make a motion to get the process started?

 

Someone needs to make the motion, yes.

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4 minutes ago, George Mervosh said:

Someone needs to make the motion, yes.

Can you suggest how the chair can solicit the proper motion or can he make it himself?

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3 minutes ago, Guest Trying-to-get-it-right said:

Can you suggest how the chair can solicit the proper motion or can he make it himself?

He should not make it himself.  He can solicit it, but better yet, in advance of the meeting ask someone who is going to be there, and who favors it to make it.  Nothing wrong with a little pre-planning here.

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I believe "Preparation" (beginning p.455) and "Opening of the meeting" (p. 457) provide details on what needs to be included in the "pre-planning" and how that rolls out at the meeting.

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37 minutes ago, Marica said:

I believe "Preparation" (beginning p.455) and "Opening of the meeting" (p. 457) provide details on what needs to be included in the "pre-planning" and how that rolls out at the meeting.

You might be referring to a publication other than RONR.

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59 minutes ago, Tom Coronite said:

You might be referring to a publication other than RONR.

No. It's RONR but upon further investigation, it is not the 11th edition. I apologize.

Edited to add that mine is the "seventh edition, but second complete revision... ." 

But unless there are fundamental differences between these, there are pages (somewhere) in the 11th detailing the pre-meeting responsibilities of Special Meeting sponsors. Correct? 

Edited by Marica
clarification

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No, not as far as I can determine in the current edition. Your edition was superseded 37 years ago!

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4 hours ago, Marica said:

No. It's RONR but upon further investigation, it is not the 11th edition. I apologize.

Edited to add that mine is the "seventh edition, but second complete revision... ." 

But unless there are fundamental differences between these, there are pages (somewhere) in the 11th detailing the pre-meeting responsibilities of Special Meeting sponsors. Correct? 

Based on the reference to “sponsors,” I suspect you may in fact be referring to a mass meeting. This is a meeting of persons who do not constitute a society, or persons who intend to form a society but have not yet done so. In that event, the information you are looking for may be found in RONR, 11th ed., pgs. 544-547.

The original poster appears to be asking about special meetings of an organized society, which are discussed in RONR, 11th ed., pgs. 91-93. I don’t know where that content is found in the 7th edition, but it’s probably time to update anyway.

Edited by Josh Martin

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