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Article 3: Meeting Item Descriptions
 
Article 3: Meeting Item Descriptions
 
Section 1: Meeting Opening
 
Section 1: Meeting Opening
1.1. Meeting is opened by clapping starting with the presiding officer once quorum  
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1.1. Meeting is opened by clapping starting with the presiding officer once quorum has been reached. After ten seconds, no more, no less, the meeting shall be considered open.  
      has been reached. After ten seconds, no more, no less, the meeting shall be  
 
      considered open.  
 
 
Section 2: Approval of Board Actions
 
Section 2: Approval of Board Actions
2.1. Membership will vote on actions taken by the board which require approval  
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2.1. Membership will vote on actions taken by the board which require approval based upon their respective bylaws and/or resolutions.  
      based upon their respective bylaws and/or resolutions.  
 
 
Section 3: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
 
Section 3: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
3.1. During this time, a call for objections or clarifications to the previous meeting  
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3.1. During this time, a call for objections or clarifications to the previous meeting minutes will be made by the presiding officer.  
      minutes will be made by the presiding officer.  
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3.2. If an objection is made, the previous meeting minutes are pulled to new business.  
3.2. If an objection is made, the previous meeting minutes are pulled to new  
 
      business.  
 
 
3.3. If no objection is made, the minutes tacitly pass.  
 
3.3. If no objection is made, the minutes tacitly pass.  
 
Section 4: Consent Agenda
 
Section 4: Consent Agenda
4.1. All items for the consent agenda must be submitted to the electronic  
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4.1. All items for the consent agenda must be submitted to the electronic notification system for corporation no less than 72 hours in advance of a regular business meeting.
      notification system for corporation no less than 72 hours in advance of a  
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4.2. The consent agenda is then built of these submitted items by the Director of Records and submitted via the electronic communications system to the membership as a whole no less than 48 hours in advance of a regular business meeting.  
      regular business meeting.
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4.3. During the meeting, each item on the consent agenda is read out loud by the presiding officer, the presiding officer will wait five seconds. If there are no objections during that time, the item will automatically pass. If there is an objection, the item will move to new business.  
4.2. The consent agenda is then built of these submitted items by the Director of  
 
      Records and submitted via the electronic communications system to the  
 
      membership as a whole no less than 48 hours in advance of a regular  
 
      business meeting.  
 
4.3. During the meeting, each item on the consent agenda is read out loud by the  
 
      presiding officer, the presiding officer will wait five seconds. If there are no  
 
      objections during that time, the item will automatically pass. If there is an  
 
      objection, the item will move to new business.  
 
 
Section 5: Officer Reports
 
Section 5: Officer Reports
5.1. All officer reports will be submitted via the electronic notification system no  
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5.1. All officer reports will be submitted via the electronic notification system no less than 48 hours ahead of the regularly scheduled meeting time.  
      less than 48 hours ahead of the regularly scheduled meeting time.  
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5.2. During this time, each officer’s report will be summarized briefly by the officer in question, in no more than two minutes.  
5.2. During this time, each officer’s report will be summarized briefly by the officer  
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5.3. After each officer’s report, members can ask the officer any questions about their report, for no more than an additional two minutes.  
      in question, in no more than two minutes.  
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5.4. The order of reports will follow the hierarchy of directors stated in the bylaws, Article 4, Section 1.5.
5.3. After each officer’s report, members can ask the officer any questions about  
 
      their report, for no more than an additional two minutes.  
 
5.4. The order of reports will follow the hierarchy of directors stated in the bylaws,  
 
      Article 4, Section 1.5.
 
 
Section 6: Member Reports
 
Section 6: Member Reports
6.1. The presiding officer calls for member reports. Any member with a report  
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6.1. The presiding officer calls for member reports. Any member with a report must raise their hand at this time. All members with their hands raised will be placed onto a list in an order decided by the presiding officer.  
      must raise their hand at this time. All members with their hands raised will be  
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6.2. Each member has 90 seconds to give an uninterrupted member report in the order of the presiding officer’s list.  
      placed onto a list in an order decided by the presiding officer.  
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6.3. No questions or discussion is to take place during this time, however, if a member report warrants discussion, the presiding officer can pull the item to new business as a non-actionable item.  
6.2. Each member has 90 seconds to give an uninterrupted member report in the  
 
      order of the presiding officer’s list.  
 
6.3. No questions or discussion is to take place during this time, however, if a  
 
      member report warrants discussion, the presiding officer can pull the item to  
 
      new business as a non-actionable item.  
 
 
Section 7: New Business
 
Section 7: New Business
 
7.1. Any items pulled out of the consent agenda arrive in new business.  
 
7.1. Any items pulled out of the consent agenda arrive in new business.  
7.2. Items can be submitted to new business via a petition signed by ¾ of the  
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7.2. Items can be submitted to new business via a petition signed by ¾ of the voting membership as a whole and submitted to any member of the board of directors before the meeting is called. This method of adding items to new business can only be utilized after the consent agenda has closed for the intended meeting.  
      voting membership as a whole and submitted to any member of the board of  
 
      directors before the meeting is called. This method of adding items to new  
 
      business can only be utilized after the consent agenda has closed for the  
 
      intended meeting.  
 
 
7.3. Combined items are addressed in an order decided by the presiding officer.  
 
7.3. Combined items are addressed in an order decided by the presiding officer.  
7.3.1. Agenda items that have an expected budget associated with them  
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7.3.1. Agenda items that have an expected budget associated with them can have the monetary amounts amended, based on the discussion and voting rules found in Article 4, Section 2.
          can have the monetary amounts amended, based on the discussion  
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7.4. Items are to be discussed and voted upon based on the discussion rules found in Article 4, Section 2.  
          and voting rules found in Article 4, Section 2.
 
7.4. Items are to be discussed and voted upon based on the discussion rules  
 
      found in Article 4, Section 2.  
 
 
Section 8: Old Business
 
Section 8: Old Business
8.1. Any items that were tabled at a previous business meeting, shall be added to  
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8.1. Any items that were tabled at a previous business meeting, shall be added to old business. Items are to be addressed in an order decided by the presiding officer.  
      old business. Items are to be addressed in an order decided by the presiding  
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8.2. Items in old business are to be discussed and voted based on discussion rules found in Article 4, Section 2.  
      officer.  
 
8.2. Items in old business are to be discussed and voted based on discussion  
 
      rules found in Article 4, Section 2.  
 
 
Section 9: Meeting Close
 
Section 9: Meeting Close
9.1. Once all business is completed, the meeting will close with a declaration by  
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9.1. Once all business is completed, the meeting will close with a declaration by the presiding officer followed by a round of applause.
        the presiding officer followed by a round of applause.
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9.2. The meeting can be closed at any time one hour after meeting open via a call for vote and a second. The presiding officer calls for a vote. If the vote passes, the meeting is immediately closed. All unresolved items, move to old business in the next meeting.  
9.2. The meeting can be closed at any time one hour after meeting open via a call  
 
      for vote and a second. The presiding officer calls for a vote. If the vote  
 
      passes, the meeting is immediately closed. All unresolved items, move to old  
 
      business in the next meeting.  
 
  
 
Article 4. Procedures
 
Article 4. Procedures
 
Section 1: Consent Agenda Item  
 
Section 1: Consent Agenda Item  
 
1.1. Definition
 
1.1. Definition
1.1.1. A consent agenda item is an actionable item submitted to the  
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1.1.1. A consent agenda item is an actionable item submitted to the membership to be approved.
          membership to be approved.
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1.1.2. The same consent agenda item cannot be submitted three meetings in a row.  
1.1.2. The same consent agenda item cannot be submitted three  
 
          meetings in a row.  
 
 
1.2. Format:
 
1.2. Format:
1.2.1. All consent agenda items are to be submitted via the electronic  
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1.2.1. All consent agenda items are to be submitted via the electronic communications system.
communications system.
 
 
1.2.2. Each consent agenda item must include the following:
 
1.2.2. Each consent agenda item must include the following:
 
Title, in the format of: “Consent Agenda Item: (Item)”
 
Title, in the format of: “Consent Agenda Item: (Item)”
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Section 2: Discussion and Voting  
 
Section 2: Discussion and Voting  
 
2.1. Procedure on Discussions
 
2.1. Procedure on Discussions
2.1.1. Discussion begins with the presiding officer reading the summary of  
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2.1.1. Discussion begins with the presiding officer reading the summary of the item
the item
 
 
2.1.2. Who speaks first
 
2.1.2. Who speaks first
2.1.2.1. The presiding officer then asks the member who objected  
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2.1.2.1. The presiding officer then asks the member who objected to the item to speak first, if the item has been pulled from the consent agenda.  
to the item to speak first, if the item has been pulled from  
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2.1.2.2. If the item was submitted via petition, the submitter speaks first.
the consent agenda.  
 
2.1.2.2. If the item was submitted via petition, the submitter speaks  
 
first.
 
 
2.1.3. Continuing discussion
 
2.1.3. Continuing discussion
2.1.3.1. The presiding officer controls the flow of discussion with  
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2.1.3.1. The presiding officer controls the flow of discussion with regards to the next speaker
regards to the next speaker
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2.1.3.2. Each speaker has no more than one minute to make their point. At the end of one minute, the presiding officer may allow the speaker to finish their sentence, and then moves onto the next speaker.
2.1.3.2. Each speaker has no more than one minute to make their  
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2.1.3.2.1. Another member may call for the speaker to have an extended time for discussion, of up to no more than one additional minute.  
point. At the end of one minute, the presiding officer may  
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2.1.3.3. At any point during discussion, any member may call out the speaker for being ingermane during the discussion. At that point, the speaker must return to the subject at hand or the presiding officer will move onto the next speaker.
allow the speaker to finish their sentence, and then moves onto the next speaker.
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2.1.4. If this item is an actionable item, the discussion will move into voting procedures via Article 4, Section 2.2. If the item is non-actionable, the presiding officer will close discussion at the logical conclusion of the subject.  
2.1.3.2.1. Another member may call for the speaker to have  
 
an extended time for discussion, of up to no more  
 
than one additional minute.  
 
2.1.3.3. At any point during discussion, any member may call out  
 
the speaker for being ingermane during the discussion. At  
 
that point, the speaker must return to the subject at hand or  
 
the presiding officer will move onto the next speaker.
 
2.1.4. If this item is an actionable item, the discussion will move into voting  
 
          procedures via Article 4, Section 2.2. If the item is non-actionable,  
 
          the presiding officer will close discussion at the logical conclusion of  
 
          the subject.  
 
 
2.2. Procedures on Voting
 
2.2. Procedures on Voting
 
2.2.1. Moving into a vote
 
2.2.1. Moving into a vote
2.2.1.1. The presiding officer can call for a vote to end discussion  
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2.2.1.1. The presiding officer can call for a vote to end discussion once the discussion has reached its logical conclusion
  once the discussion has reached its logical conclusion
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2.2.1.2. After five minutes, any member can call for a vote to end discussion or to table the subject. Once the call has been seconded, the presiding officer must call for a vote to determine if the discussion ends or the subject is tabled.  
2.2.1.2. After five minutes, any member can call for a vote to end  
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2.2.1.2.1. If the vote to end discussion fails, discussion continues. A member cannot call for a vote to end discussion or table for another three minutes after the failed vote. This process repeats until a call to vote passes or the item is tabled.  
discussion or to table the subject. Once the call has been  
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2.2.1.2.2. If the vote to end discussion passes, the presiding officer must call for a vote on the item.  
seconded, the presiding officer must call for a vote to  
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2.2.1.2.3. If the vote to table an item fails, discussion continues. A member cannot call for a vote to end discussion or table for another three minutes after the failed vote. This process repeats until a call to vote passes or the item is tabled.  
determine if the discussion ends or the subject is tabled.  
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2.2.1.2.4. If a vote to table an item passes, the item is tabled and moves to old business in the next duly called meeting.  
2.2.1.2.1. If the vote to end discussion fails, discussion  
 
    continues. A member cannot call for a vote to  
 
    end discussion or table for another three minutes  
 
    after the failed vote. This process repeats until a  
 
    call to vote passes or the item is tabled.  
 
2.2.1.2.2. If the vote to end discussion passes, the  
 
    presiding officer must call for a vote on the item.  
 
2.2.1.2.3. If the vote to table an item fails, discussion  
 
    continues. A member cannot call for a vote to  
 
    end discussion or table for another three minutes  
 
    after the failed vote. This process repeats until a  
 
    call to vote passes or the item is tabled.  
 
2.2.1.2.4. If a vote to table an item passes, the item is  
 
    tabled and moves to old business in the next duly  
 
    called meeting.  
 
 
2.2.2. Voting Procedures
 
2.2.2. Voting Procedures
2.2.2.1. Presiding officers details the item to be voted on in no  
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2.2.2.1. Presiding officers details the item to be voted on in no more than thirty seconds.  
more than thirty seconds.  
 
 
2.2.2.2. The item is then brought before the membership for a vote.  
 
2.2.2.2. The item is then brought before the membership for a vote.  
2.2.2.3. The vote is done by a raising of hands unless the board of  
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2.2.2.3. The vote is done by a raising of hands unless the board of directors designates the item for a private vote before the meeting begins.  
directors designates the item for a private vote before the  
 
meeting begins.  
 
 
2.2.2.3.1. If the vote is to be public:
 
2.2.2.3.1. If the vote is to be public:
2.2.2.3.1.1.The presiding officer shall call for all  
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2.2.2.3.1.1.The presiding officer shall call for all those who are in favor of the item to be voted on and the presiding officer will announce the count.  
      those who are in favor of the item to be  
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2.2.2.3.1.2. Then, the presiding officer shall call for those who are against the item and the presiding officer shall announce the count.  
      voted on and the presiding officer will  
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2.2.2.3.1.3. After the vote, the presiding officer will declare whether or not the item passes in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on.  
      announce the count.  
 
2.2.2.3.1.2. Then, the presiding officer shall call for  
 
      those who are against the item and the
 
      presiding officer shall announce the  
 
      count.  
 
2.2.2.3.1.3. After the vote, the presiding officer will  
 
      declare whether or not the item passes  
 
      in accordance with the designated  
 
      bylaw or resolution associated with the  
 
      item to be voted on.  
 
 
2.2.2.3.2. If the vote is to be private:
 
2.2.2.3.2. If the vote is to be private:
2.2.2.3.2.1. The presiding officer will distribute paper  
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2.2.2.3.2.1. The presiding officer will distribute paper and writing utensils as necessary.  
      and writing utensils as necessary.  
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2.2.2.3.2.2. Members will write “Yes” or “No” on their paper, fold them in half, and pass them to the presiding officer.  
2.2.2.3.2.2. Members will write “Yes” or “No” on their  
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2.2.2.3.2.3.Presiding officer will wait until all votes are received, count them, and then announce the results in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on.   
      paper, fold them in half, and pass them  
 
      to the presiding officer.  
 
2.2.2.3.2.3.Presiding officer will wait until all votes  
 
      are received, count them, and then  
 
      announce the results in accordance with  
 
      the designated bylaw or resolution  
 
      associated with the item to be voted on.   
 
  
 
Article 5: Board of Directors Meeting
 
Article 5: Board of Directors Meeting
 
Section 1: Calling a Board of Directors Meeting
 
Section 1: Calling a Board of Directors Meeting
1.1. A Board of Directors Meeting will be called according to the corporate bylaws,  
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1.1. A Board of Directors Meeting will be called according to the corporate bylaws, Article IV, Section 3.1.
      Article IV, Section 3.1.
 
 
Section 2: Voting Procedures for Board of Directors Meeting
 
Section 2: Voting Procedures for Board of Directors Meeting
2.1. After due discussion and the present directors unanimously decide to move  
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2.1. After due discussion and the present directors unanimously decide to move to a vote, the presiding officer shall call for a vote on the item.  
      to a vote, the presiding officer shall call for a vote on the item.  
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2.2. The presiding officer shall call for all those who are in favor of the item to be voted on and the presiding officer will announce the count.  
2.2. The presiding officer shall call for all those who are in favor of the item to be  
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2.3. Then, the presiding officer shall call for those who are against the item and the presiding officer shall announce the count.  
      voted on and the presiding officer will announce the count.  
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2.4. After the vote, the presiding officer will declare whether or not the item passes in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on.
2.3. Then, the presiding officer shall call for those who are against the item and  
 
      the presiding officer shall announce the count.  
 
2.4. After the vote, the presiding officer will declare whether or not the item  
 
      passes in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated  
 
      with the item to be voted on.
 

Revision as of 09:43, 28 June 2015

NERD MEETINGS: HOW WE MEET Article 1: Introduction:

Nerd Meetings was constructed by QC Co-Lab with influences from HacDC’s MIBS Simplified Rules of Coordinated Consensus through Chaos, Robert’s Rules of Order, and Parliamentary Procedure. The purpose of this style of meeting was to limit the amount of time spent in an actual meeting, but maximize the transparency of the group as a whole. Encouraging consensus on items, but allowing for a difference of opinions to be expressed, Nerd Meetings is built for organizations who strive to get things done.

For the purposes of this document a member is a voting member of the QC Co-Lab as defined by the corporate bylaws, Article 2, Section 2. The electronic communications system is defined in the corporate bylaws, Article 3, Section 1.

Article 2: Standard Format of a Meeting Meeting Opening Approval of Board Actions Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes Consent Agenda Officer Reports Member Reports New Business Old Business Meeting Close

Article 3: Meeting Item Descriptions Section 1: Meeting Opening 1.1. Meeting is opened by clapping starting with the presiding officer once quorum has been reached. After ten seconds, no more, no less, the meeting shall be considered open. Section 2: Approval of Board Actions 2.1. Membership will vote on actions taken by the board which require approval based upon their respective bylaws and/or resolutions. Section 3: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes 3.1. During this time, a call for objections or clarifications to the previous meeting minutes will be made by the presiding officer. 3.2. If an objection is made, the previous meeting minutes are pulled to new business. 3.3. If no objection is made, the minutes tacitly pass. Section 4: Consent Agenda 4.1. All items for the consent agenda must be submitted to the electronic notification system for corporation no less than 72 hours in advance of a regular business meeting. 4.2. The consent agenda is then built of these submitted items by the Director of Records and submitted via the electronic communications system to the membership as a whole no less than 48 hours in advance of a regular business meeting. 4.3. During the meeting, each item on the consent agenda is read out loud by the presiding officer, the presiding officer will wait five seconds. If there are no objections during that time, the item will automatically pass. If there is an objection, the item will move to new business. Section 5: Officer Reports 5.1. All officer reports will be submitted via the electronic notification system no less than 48 hours ahead of the regularly scheduled meeting time. 5.2. During this time, each officer’s report will be summarized briefly by the officer in question, in no more than two minutes. 5.3. After each officer’s report, members can ask the officer any questions about their report, for no more than an additional two minutes. 5.4. The order of reports will follow the hierarchy of directors stated in the bylaws, Article 4, Section 1.5. Section 6: Member Reports 6.1. The presiding officer calls for member reports. Any member with a report must raise their hand at this time. All members with their hands raised will be placed onto a list in an order decided by the presiding officer. 6.2. Each member has 90 seconds to give an uninterrupted member report in the order of the presiding officer’s list. 6.3. No questions or discussion is to take place during this time, however, if a member report warrants discussion, the presiding officer can pull the item to new business as a non-actionable item. Section 7: New Business 7.1. Any items pulled out of the consent agenda arrive in new business. 7.2. Items can be submitted to new business via a petition signed by ¾ of the voting membership as a whole and submitted to any member of the board of directors before the meeting is called. This method of adding items to new business can only be utilized after the consent agenda has closed for the intended meeting. 7.3. Combined items are addressed in an order decided by the presiding officer. 7.3.1. Agenda items that have an expected budget associated with them can have the monetary amounts amended, based on the discussion and voting rules found in Article 4, Section 2. 7.4. Items are to be discussed and voted upon based on the discussion rules found in Article 4, Section 2. Section 8: Old Business 8.1. Any items that were tabled at a previous business meeting, shall be added to old business. Items are to be addressed in an order decided by the presiding officer. 8.2. Items in old business are to be discussed and voted based on discussion rules found in Article 4, Section 2. Section 9: Meeting Close 9.1. Once all business is completed, the meeting will close with a declaration by the presiding officer followed by a round of applause. 9.2. The meeting can be closed at any time one hour after meeting open via a call for vote and a second. The presiding officer calls for a vote. If the vote passes, the meeting is immediately closed. All unresolved items, move to old business in the next meeting.

Article 4. Procedures Section 1: Consent Agenda Item 1.1. Definition 1.1.1. A consent agenda item is an actionable item submitted to the membership to be approved. 1.1.2. The same consent agenda item cannot be submitted three meetings in a row. 1.2. Format: 1.2.1. All consent agenda items are to be submitted via the electronic communications system. 1.2.2. Each consent agenda item must include the following: Title, in the format of: “Consent Agenda Item: (Item)” Summary of the item, no more than three sentences Expected budget, if item requires In depth description and rationale Section 2: Discussion and Voting 2.1. Procedure on Discussions 2.1.1. Discussion begins with the presiding officer reading the summary of the item 2.1.2. Who speaks first 2.1.2.1. The presiding officer then asks the member who objected to the item to speak first, if the item has been pulled from the consent agenda. 2.1.2.2. If the item was submitted via petition, the submitter speaks first. 2.1.3. Continuing discussion 2.1.3.1. The presiding officer controls the flow of discussion with regards to the next speaker 2.1.3.2. Each speaker has no more than one minute to make their point. At the end of one minute, the presiding officer may allow the speaker to finish their sentence, and then moves onto the next speaker. 2.1.3.2.1. Another member may call for the speaker to have an extended time for discussion, of up to no more than one additional minute. 2.1.3.3. At any point during discussion, any member may call out the speaker for being ingermane during the discussion. At that point, the speaker must return to the subject at hand or the presiding officer will move onto the next speaker. 2.1.4. If this item is an actionable item, the discussion will move into voting procedures via Article 4, Section 2.2. If the item is non-actionable, the presiding officer will close discussion at the logical conclusion of the subject. 2.2. Procedures on Voting 2.2.1. Moving into a vote 2.2.1.1. The presiding officer can call for a vote to end discussion once the discussion has reached its logical conclusion 2.2.1.2. After five minutes, any member can call for a vote to end discussion or to table the subject. Once the call has been seconded, the presiding officer must call for a vote to determine if the discussion ends or the subject is tabled. 2.2.1.2.1. If the vote to end discussion fails, discussion continues. A member cannot call for a vote to end discussion or table for another three minutes after the failed vote. This process repeats until a call to vote passes or the item is tabled. 2.2.1.2.2. If the vote to end discussion passes, the presiding officer must call for a vote on the item. 2.2.1.2.3. If the vote to table an item fails, discussion continues. A member cannot call for a vote to end discussion or table for another three minutes after the failed vote. This process repeats until a call to vote passes or the item is tabled. 2.2.1.2.4. If a vote to table an item passes, the item is tabled and moves to old business in the next duly called meeting. 2.2.2. Voting Procedures 2.2.2.1. Presiding officers details the item to be voted on in no more than thirty seconds. 2.2.2.2. The item is then brought before the membership for a vote. 2.2.2.3. The vote is done by a raising of hands unless the board of directors designates the item for a private vote before the meeting begins. 2.2.2.3.1. If the vote is to be public: 2.2.2.3.1.1.The presiding officer shall call for all those who are in favor of the item to be voted on and the presiding officer will announce the count. 2.2.2.3.1.2. Then, the presiding officer shall call for those who are against the item and the presiding officer shall announce the count. 2.2.2.3.1.3. After the vote, the presiding officer will declare whether or not the item passes in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on. 2.2.2.3.2. If the vote is to be private: 2.2.2.3.2.1. The presiding officer will distribute paper and writing utensils as necessary. 2.2.2.3.2.2. Members will write “Yes” or “No” on their paper, fold them in half, and pass them to the presiding officer. 2.2.2.3.2.3.Presiding officer will wait until all votes are received, count them, and then announce the results in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on.

Article 5: Board of Directors Meeting Section 1: Calling a Board of Directors Meeting 1.1. A Board of Directors Meeting will be called according to the corporate bylaws, Article IV, Section 3.1. Section 2: Voting Procedures for Board of Directors Meeting 2.1. After due discussion and the present directors unanimously decide to move to a vote, the presiding officer shall call for a vote on the item. 2.2. The presiding officer shall call for all those who are in favor of the item to be voted on and the presiding officer will announce the count. 2.3. Then, the presiding officer shall call for those who are against the item and the presiding officer shall announce the count. 2.4. After the vote, the presiding officer will declare whether or not the item passes in accordance with the designated bylaw or resolution associated with the item to be voted on.