BUSINESS MEETING FORMAT for ONLINE MEETINGS

RECOVERING COUPLES ANONYMOUS

Draft 05/26/19

• All say the Serenity Prayer

• Chair announces the duration of the meeting and asks the time-keeper to give notice when nearing the time limit. 

• Reports:

          – Secretary’s minutes of the previous meeting

            Needs approval

         – Treasurer’s report

            Needs approval

         – General Service Board Representative’s report 
         – Other reports  (Welcome Couple, Contact List)

• Old Business (anything left unresolved in the previous meeting)

• New Business

• Adjournment

• All say the Serenity Prayer


Typical Business Meetings follow parliamentary procedures outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order. Some basic procedures are:

When new motions are made, they must be seconded, then followed with discussion. The chair then calls for a vote (“calls the question”).  

If someone other than the chair calls the question, this must be voted on before the motion itself is voted on.  

A motion to adjourn the meeting, if seconded, must be voted on immediately, without discussion.