Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Parliamentary Procedure (PP)

Okay, folks, we think our presbytery meetings can become cumbersome with PP?

I am sitting in the Church Orders and Ministry Committee and on the floor is a motion to adopt an overture, on which a substitute motion was made, to which an amendment was made, to which an amendment to the amendment was made. Slowly but surely they will vote in this order: on the amendment to the amendment; on the amendment; on the amended substitute motion; on whether the (amended/amended) substitute motion shall become the main motion -- and then either on the substitute motion as the main motion, or back to the original motion: to approve the overture. Whew! I am exhausted!

Oh, and I forgot, all of the motions to call the question along the way ...... (dkp)

1 comment:

  1. i hear that ... it takes a long time for a committee of 50+ to perfect an amendment!