Is there a rule that states that the minutes have to be read first?
I seem to remember a citation that "No business may be transacted until the minutes of the previous session have been adopted." Is this true? Can you supply a reference/citation?
Oh to wish it was true but it is not. Someone can make a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes. That does not mean forever. At sometime the members will have to consider reading minutes. I do not understand why members do not see the importance of that. Let us remember that the very first order of business on the agenda is reading and approving the minutes. It is best to do this so that members can be reminded of what happened at the previous meeting and to inform those who were absent at that meeting what happened. It is also important to hear and correct minutes when they are still fresh in the member's minds. So let us not keep members in the dark. Read those minutes at the beginning of the meeting!
Question submitted by Ray on January 11, 2015