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Main Motions. Motions which introduce a subject before the assembly for its consideration. Procedure for handling a Main Motion. A member rises and addresses the chair Mr./Madam President remain standing. The member is recognized by the chair The chair calls the person by name.

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Main motions

Main Motions

Motions which introduce a subject before the assembly for its consideration.


Procedure for handling a main motion

Procedure for handling a Main Motion

  • A member rises and addresses the chair

  • Mr./Madam President

    • remain standing


Main motions

  • The member is recognized by the chair

  • The chair calls the person by name


Main motions

  • The member proposes a main motion

  • “ I move that this group meet and have dinner at the Pizza Hut at 5pm today.”

  • after motion is stated sit down


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  • Another member seconds the main motion

  • “I second that motion”

    • seated and without recognition


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  • The chair states the main motion to the assembly

  • “It is moved and seconded that this group meet and have dinner at Pizza Hut at 5pm today. Is there any debate?”

    • The chair remains standing


Main motions

  • The assembly debates the main motion.

  • Members obtain and yield thew floor the same way as presenting a main motion.

    • They stand and call the chair and wait to be recognized.


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  • The chair takes a voice vote on the main motion.

    • Those in favor say “Aye

    • ” (pause for response)

    • Those opposed say “no”

  • This step is also called “putting the question”


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  • The chair announces the result of the vote and the effect of the action.

    • The Ayes have it and the motion is adopted. This group will meet and have dinner at Pizza Hut at 5pm today. Is there further new business.


Main motions

  • Adjourn


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