OOPS ! WE LEFT SOMETHING OUT!!!
cont'd from October '06 Barker ]
Gosh it looked so good as we were setting up the
Motion. We thought we had covered
all the bases, but during the discussion it came up we had forgotten
to state the time and place
where are action was to take place. There are 3 ways this can be
handled, we can go ahead and
vote and vote it down and start all over, and sometimes things get
so complicated that this is
the wisest route to take. OR if the person is really quick and can
intercept before the Chair has
stated the motion, he/she can withdraw the motion or modify it without
the permission of the
assembly. But after the Chair repeats the motion it no longer belongs
to the maker. So if the
maker is not quick enough, and the motion has been stated by the
Chair, and discussion is taking
place the 3rd way, the option to amend the Motion to add the time
and place and/or anything
else we may have overlooked when the original motion was made can
remember all this happens BEFORE the vote takes place not after.
If you have already voted before
it was realized that something was left out, NO PROBLEM! Vote and
then make a new
motion to cover what was left out. But if you are in that in between
place before the vote, you
make an amendment to correct the omission. There is no rule as to
who should do the “amendment”, but when you all decided
and place”, it is stated: I move to amend
the motion by adding the time, 6 PM, Mar, 14th and place, The Crab
Cracker. There is a 2nd.
The President then states, “It is moved and 2nd that we amend
the motion by adding 6 PM Mar
14th at the Crab Cracker. If adopted the motion w ould read, to have
an Awards Banquet, 6 PM,
Mar 14th at the Crab Cracker. Is there any discussion?”
we have a main motion and a
primary amendment pending. What do we do now? Well we have to approve
1st, so a vote is taken on that. Then we add the amendment to the
original motion and if we
like the way it reads, vote on the entire motion. And it is done.
Robert’s gives examples of amendments to the amendment!
[again this is before the vote is
taken] For example during the discussion on the amendment, exception
is taken to the time
and it is decided to change it to a later hour. So an amendment
is made to the amendment that
set the time. “I move that we strike out 6PM and insert 6:30PM”.
And it receives a 2nd. It is
presented by the President as she did the 1st amendment and you
proceed with discussion, and
when you vote you start at the last amendment made and vote each
up or down depending on
how you feel they change the original motion. When done the original
motion would read, I
move that we hold an Awards Banquet at 6:30 PM, Mar 14th, at the
Wow my favorite place! I’ll be there will you?