[muglo] Re: Constitution

  • From: Gerhard Kuhn <gerhardk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: muglo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:51:30 -0500

Robert's Rules of Order do not disallow setting the number required  
for a forum.

Here a quote from Robert's Rules that I believe would apply to our  
situation:
"In all ordinary societies the by-laws should provide for a quorum as  
large as can be depended upon for being present at all meetings when  
the weather is not exceptionally bad. In such an assembly the chairman  
should not take the chair until a quorum is present, or there is no  
prospect of there being a quorum. The only business that can be  
transacted in the absence of a quorum is to take measures to obtain a  
quorum, to fix the time to which to-adjourn, and to adjourn, or to  
take a recess. Unanimous consent cannot be given when a quorum is not  
present, and a notice given then is not valid. In the case of an  
annual meeting, where certain business for the year, as the election  
of officers, must be attended to during the session, the meeting  
should fix a time for an adjourned meeting and then adjourn."
Gerhard
gerhardk@xxxxxxx



On 5-Mar-09, at 11:21 PM, Tee Cashmore wrote:

>
> On Mar 5, 2009, at 7:26 PM, Bob McDaniel wrote:
>> I'd suggest that the quorum be set at 15,
>
> The Constitution 8.0 states that "Roberts Rules
> of Order" shall apply. All the many committees that
> I have served on us "50% plus one". That means that
> a Quorum should be 11 if you include only physical
> meetings or 42 if all active members are included.
> TeeC
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