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The Standard Order of Business:
It is customary for every society having a permanent existence to adopt an
order of business for its meetings. When no rule has been adopted, the following
is the standard order of business:
Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Reports of Officers, Boards, and Standing Committees
Reports of Special (Select or Ad Hoc) Committees
Unfinished Business and General Orders*
* The fifth item includes, first, the business pending and undisposed of at
the previous adjournment; and then the general orders that were on the calendar
for the previous meeting and were not disposed of; and finally, matters
postponed to this meeting that have not been disposed of.
The secretary should prepare, prior to each meeting, a memorandum of the
order of business for the use of the presiding officer, showing everything known
in advance that is to come before the meeting. The chairman, as soon as one
thing is disposed of, should announce the next business in order.
For additional information, refer to
10th ed. pp. 340-353.