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The minute taker has asked why there is no motion to open a meeting but there is a motion to adjourn.

Motions take place inside a meeting. You can't make a motion before the meeting starts, and after the meeting starts, you certainly don't need to make a motion to start it.

The chair calls the meeting to order, without a motion, because the time for the meeting has been previously set by some method.

See RONR(10th ed.), p. 233, l. 11-18 for an example of when the chair declares the meeting adjourned without a motion.

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