Robert Says

J. S from Springerville writes, “We waste a lot of time at our meetings arguing about quorum.  Whose job is it to determine if a quorum is present?”

Robert says, “The presiding officer determines whether a quorum is present before calling the meeting to order.  A member can raise a point of order if that member notices the apparent absence of a quorum.”

RONR, 11th ed., p. 25, pp. 348-349

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Robert Says

RR.P. from Yuma writes, “I keep hearing about a quorum and I am tired of not knowing what it is.  Just what is a quorum?”

Robert says, “R.P., there is no need to be ignorant, just grab your copy of RONR and read along.  A quorum is the minimum number of members who must be present at a meeting in order for the business that gets transacted to be valid.”

RONR, 11th ed., p. 21

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