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Commander Bypasses Voting On A Motion


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A motion was made and seconded by Post members to accept the minutes of a committee; however, the Commander bypassed any discussion and did not ask for a vote. He continued with the meeting, and the meeting was adjourned without a vote on the committee minutes. The main purpose of accepting the committee minutes is to ensure any actions or expenditures by the committee are allowed by the members. If there is no vote taken, is the motion defeated or no longer a valid motion? Can the motion be resubmitted at the next meeting in order to correct the mistake of the Commander? I have the CD version of RONR, but was unable to locate a proper answer to my question. Please advise. Thank you.

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14 minutes ago, hswolfmaniac said:

A motion was made and seconded by Post members to accept the minutes of a committee; however, the Commander bypassed any discussion and did not ask for a vote. He continued with the meeting, and the meeting was adjourned without a vote on the committee minutes. The main purpose of accepting the committee minutes is to ensure any actions or expenditures by the committee are allowed by the members.

For starters, this is not the proper course of action to take if the intent is “to ensure any actions or expenditures by the committee are allowed by the members.” The purpose of approving minutes is to ensure that they are an accurate record of what happened. Committees generally do not take minutes, since the committee’s reports generally serve as a sufficient record of the committee’s decisions, but even if the committee does take minutes, the committee should approve its own minutes. If it is desired to approve the committee’s recommendations, one or more motions should be made to approve those recommendations.

14 minutes ago, hswolfmaniac said:

If there is no vote taken, is the motion defeated or no longer a valid motion? Can the motion be resubmitted at the next meeting in order to correct the mistake of the Commander?

What exactly occurred after “the Commander bypassed any discussion and did not ask for a vote?” Did the commander make any statement at all regarding the status of the motion?

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