Meetings: Other Business & Close
In this and the following sections we take you through the agenda of a strata corporation AGM.
Other Business & Close
Any decisions that are made should be put as a motion. Ask for a mover and seconder. If there is no support by way of a seconder, declare that the motion lapses for lack of a seconder. If there is a seconder then ask for any discussion on the motion. After a two or three speakers for and against, say: “I will now call for a vote on the motion” (You may ask the Secretary to read the motion again so that members are sure of what they are voting on).
“All those in favour? Against? I declare the motion carried/lost”.
Is there any further business?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ was/were thanked for her/his/their hospitality in hosting the meeting. The meeting was closed at ______am/pm with a note of appreciation to those who attended.
- ask for other business at the start of the meeting – this makes gagging a member easier
- gagging may be useful where the meeting is running late, others present do not want to discuss the matter
- it is at the pleasure of the meeting whether it accepts a motion, not on the agenda
- consult the Three Laws of Meetings and Robert’s Rules under Tools for more help