Debating Societies; and Organization and Procedure

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Page 32 - A motion to amend is properly a motion friendly to the proposition to be amended, its object being to correct or improve the form or statement of the principal motion. Amendments are made by the insertion, addition, substitution, or omission of words or sentences. In general, a motion to amend is subject to the same rules as the question to which it is applied. If a main question is committed, postponed, or laid on the table, it takes all amendments with it. An amendment is always put before the...
Page 11 - He shall also take charge of all books, papers and other property, and perform such other duties pertaining to his office as may be required of him by the Association.
Page 29 - Shall the decision of the chair stand as the decision of the assembly?' " 2. To Withdraw a Motion.—When a motion is regularly made and seconded, it cannot be withdrawn except by a vote of the assembly. This is accomplished by a motion that the member be allowed to withdraw his motion. This is decided by a majority vote, does not require a second, cannot be debated, amended, committed...
Page 11 - The duty of the Vice-President shall be to perform all the duties of the President in the absence of that officer from the society.
Page 21 - All incidental questions of order arising after a motion is made for the previous question, and pending such motion, shall be decided, whether on appeal or otherwise, without debate.
Page 16 - The order shall be' First affirmative 7 minutes. First negative 7 minutes. Second affirmative 7 minutes Second negative 7 minutes. First negative 5 minutes in rebuttal. First affirmative 5 minutes in rebuttal. If a vacancy occurs on either side, the President may appoint some member present to fill such vacancy JUDGES
Page 13 - SEC. 3. Any person may become an honorary member of the society by election at any regular meeting; provided three votes do not appear against him. He shall be entitled to all the privileges of an active member, except voting and holding office. He shall not be subject to any initiation fee.
Page 17 - OFFICERS SECTION 1. Each officer, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall be required to assent to the following affirmation put ' by the Acting President: "I do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the duties of (here naming the office) and that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the Literary Society.
Page 14 - ... place, at least two weeks before the date for the holding of each program. At this time they shall also read the names of those members whom they have placed on duty. This committee shall have full power to place active members on the program as it may see fit. The society may at any time, by a majority vote, modify or change completely any program in the meeting at which it is reported. The program committee shall hold office until one week after the regular election of officers.

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