STEPS TO HANDLE A MOTION
After a member has stood and been recognized by the Chair,
- A member makes a motion,
- Another member seconds the motion,
- The Chair states the motion, (passing ownership of the motion to the assembly),
- The members debate the motion,
- The Chair puts the question (motion) to a vote, and
- The Chair announces the result and the effect of the vote.
MAKING A MOTION
A member must first stand, be recognized by the Chair, and “move” that the organization take action or a stand. The member that makes the motion, has the right to speak first to the motion if they wish, can not speak against their own motion, but can vote against their motion.
WHAT IS A "SECOND"?
A member who seconds a motion, is a "second member" who only needs to agree to the consideration of the motion by the assembly, may not be in favor of the motion, may wish to speak against the motion in debate, and, may vote against the motion.