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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

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

Procedure for handling a Main Motion
• A member rises and addresses the chair
• remain standing
The member is recognized by the chair
• The chair calls the person by name
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
Another member seconds the main motion
• “I second that motion”
• seated and without recognition
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
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.
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”
• 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.