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If a member submits a proposal for a motion with the call to the meeting, and then decides to wait until the next meeting, does the proposal automatically become an agenda item for the following meeting?

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In ordinary societies whose members meet at least quarterly, an agenda is not used; rather, the society's established order of business is used. A member brings business before the assembly by making a main motion at a meeting.

Edited by reelsman

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2 hours ago, Guest Terri said:

If a member submits a proposal for a motion with the call to the meeting, and then decides to wait until the next meeting, does the proposal automatically become an agenda item for the following meeting?

Was this notice submitted with the call either because it was required, or in order to lower a vote threshold where applicable?

And was the motion actually moved at the first meeting and then Postponed, or was it simply not moved?

The reason for the questions is that if the motion was simply not moved, it is not considered to have been officially postponed, and the notice does not automatically carry over to the next regular meeting.  But if the motion was moved and seconded, and it was then moved to postpone it, it is still considered to have had previous notice.  At least that's how I read it.  Stay tuned.

Edited by Gary Novosielski

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14 hours ago, Guest Terri said:

If a member submits a proposal for a motion with the call to the meeting, and then decides to wait until the next meeting, does the proposal automatically become an agenda item for the following meeting?

I think we need more facts concerning exactly what happened to say for sure whether the motion is now an order of the day for the next regular meeting. Even if it is not, however, the member is free to make the motion during New Business, unless the motion requires previous notice or your society has adopted its own rules prohibiting the consideration of items which are not on the agenda.

Edited by Josh Martin

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Not that anyone asked, but it's worth noting that nothing stopped any other member from making the motion at the first meeting.

Usually you allow the person who gave notice to move the motion, but anyone can. 

Edited by Atul Kapur

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