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Hi! Question about parliamentary procedure concerning our volunteer firefighter association. A situation arose where the president had to make a decision overnight concerning an event happening the next day. It involved spending a small amount of money, on an article that was needed for the event. He went ahead with the purchase after consulting a few other members. General consensus after the fact was that it was a good, ethical decision, but several members were upset no vote was taken. What is the appropriate course of action in this Situation?

Hi Chris,
There is a very simple solution. Ratify the expenditure at the next meeting with whoever approves the expenditures --the board or the members. Then it will be legal and go into the minutes.

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Little Ben


Question submitted by Chris on December 7, 2016