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Unfortunately, yes. RONR doesn't include it in the standard order of business and, as I recall, actively discourages the use of it because it encourages people to re-hash Old Business that has been completed and need not be brought up again.

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It's called "unfinished business" in RONR.

As noted in the footnote on page 358, "The expression 'old business' should be avoided, since it may incorrectly suggest the further consideration of matters that have been finally disposed of."

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4 minutes ago, Daniel H. Honemann said:

As noted in the footnote on page 358, "The expression 'old business' should be avoided, since it may incorrectly suggest the further consideration of matters that have been finally disposed of."

The mistake I see more commonly is that things are listed as "old business" because "well, we talked about something vaguely related to this topic last year."

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A common order of business, at least here in Canada, is "Business arising from the minutes," which is usually used to provide updates on items decided upon at the last meeting. eg: "At the last meeting we adopted the motion 'That we have the clubhouse repainted.' The manager has obtained three quotes and chosen a painter, who will start next week."

Under RONR, I think this would properly be done as a report. And I think this would be the same thing for what I anticipate is the usual type of item that shows up under Old Business.

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