troy moderated the meeting.
Troy - Motion: Robert's Rules of Order are to be used in biz Meetings (3/11/99). Also: Please note how Robert’s rules of order are to be used: “In the interest of tackling all of the items on this agenda and allowing everyone the opportunity to speak on the extremely important topics, suggest the following format in this meeting: Each topic under New Business will begin with a motion being made: That motion will then either be seconded or set aside. Upon the motion being seconded, discussion will begin. During discussion, only friendly amendments will be accepted to the motion. An amendment will be considered a friendly amendment if the original provider of the motion concurs with the amendment. Everyone will be allowed one share on each motion presented. Each share will be limited to 3 minutes in length. The end of discussion will be the point at which a vote is taken. A vote was taken on following this format and the Motion passed. (2/15/07)
Read and approve September agenda - Link on website homepage - APPROVED
Read and approve August minutes - APPROVED
Read and approve Treasurer's report - APPROVED
Read and review Liaison Officer's report - LINK POSTED
Olga - APPROVED
Motion from NancyD re Op applications - APPROVED
Motion: To remove "Those who live in other time zones like Europe, or those who have to work at night, may apply for Op by written letter to be read in the business meeting. (5/9/09) " from the Requirement for Operators guidelines.
Motivation: The group has, since the date of that 2009 addition, instituted quarterly business meetings at Noon Eastern US time to specifically accommodate times zones like Europe and those who work at night. A member wishing to apply to become an Op now has ample opportunity to present themselves to the membership at any business meeting. Also, this statement is somewhat vague and has become open to personal interpretation. As with any motion presented at a business meeting, the applicant or proposer should be present to offer their application or motion and answer questions from the group.
10 Minute Open Forum
NancyD – Reminder of SLAA Online guidelines
Olga – Reminder of Nine's suggestion for Op scheduling