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Guest Robert B. Fish

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Guest Robert B. Fish

The presence of a quorum is determined by the number of members PRESENT. The outcome of the vote is determines by the votes of those present and voting.

The answer to your question is that the outcome of a motion could be based on just one vote."

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Guest Dan Honemann

I don't know what a "negotiation meeting" is, but the basic requirement for adoption of a motion is a majority vote, which means more than half of the votes cast, not counting abstentions. "

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Guest Dan Honemann

...and, of course, if the President is a member he can vote."

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Guest Lynne Valentine

Quorem is 51% of the community which the board represents, not 51% of those who show up at a meeting!

The presence of a quorum is determined by the number of members PRESENT. The outcome of the vote is determines by the votes of those present and voting.

The answer to your question is that the outcome of a motion could be based on just one vote."

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Quorem is 51% of the community which the board represents, not 51% of those who show up at a meeting!

Mr. Fish was not suggesting that quorum was a proportion of the members present. He was pointing out that whether a quorum is present is based upon how many members are present, not how many members vote.

And the quorum is not "51%" of anything unless it is defined as that in the Bylaws. Under RONR, the default quorum is a majority of the membership of the assembly. A majority is simply "more than half."

Also note that this forum consists of poorly imported messages from the previous message board. All the threads are quite old, and many are considerably truncated. All of the new stuff is in the "General Discussion" forum.

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Also note that this forum consists of poorly imported messages from the previous message board. All the threads are quite old, and many are considerably truncated. All of the new stuff is in the "General Discussion" forum.

I hesitate to suggest any changes but perhaps those old topics could at least be "locked"?

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Guest lilly

The presence of a quorum is determined by the number of members PRESENT. The outcome of the vote is determines by the votes of those present and voting.

The answer to your question is that the outcome of a motion could be based on just one vote."

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Guest Jo'Ann

A person has the right to vote in whatever body he is a member at the time the vote is taken. See RONR (10th ed.), pp. 408, 409."

Our church uses RONR for its quarterly business meetings, at times issues are sent back to "committee". Can only the members of that committee vote on these issues, or can any member of the church attend said committee meeting and cast a vote?

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Our church uses RONR for its quarterly business meetings, at times issues are sent back to "committee". Can only the members of that committee vote on these issues, or can any member of the church attend said committee meeting and cast a vote?

Only members of the committee may vote during committee meetings.

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Our church uses RONR for its quarterly business meetings, at times issues are sent back to "committee". Can only the members of that committee vote on these issues, or can any member of the church attend said committee meeting and cast a vote?

JoAnn - just to point out that this section of the forums (Imported Messages) contains "old" posts from a previous incarnation of the RONR forum. This section is, in a manner of speaking, "not active."

If you continue to post questions here, it would be best to head over to the General Discussion forum and Start A New Topic there. That is the "active" forum where new questions should be posted.

Just an FYI.

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