Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed
Re: Pack Committee Rules-Help Needed
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 17:27:20 -0400
Ron E. Goble wrote:
> One problem we have is that we never have a majority of committee members
> in attendance at any given committee meeting. We have had complaints that
> some decisions made in committee meetings have upset committee members and
> leaders who were not at the committee meeting in question. How do you
> handle a situation like this? Do we go by a vote of the majority present at
> the meeting or a majority of all committee members? This is something that
> has been building and has now come to a point where we have to decide how
> to proceed.
OK, Sheryl, the first thing you need to do is plan a committee
meeting to set up some bylaws, and have the first bylaw adopted define a
quorum - the minimum number of members needed to do business - vote on
matters. Quorums usually are set at around 80% of the voting members,
although the number may be less depending on circumstances. With a quorum is
present, motions carry by achieving a majority of the people present.
Once a quorum is defined, the committee chair looks 'round the room
to insure s/he does in fact have a quorum present, and then goes on to the
matters at hand. If you miss a meeting where material was decided based on
the people there, that's too bad.
People who want to be in on decisions will either make meetings, or
they will be out of the loop. Meetings with important items to be decided
should be advertised with cards or letters to each member.
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