Part 4: Vocabulary

Adjourn:

  • Close the meeting

Chair:

  • Person who presides over the meeting
  • President

Civility:

  • Politeness or courtesy

Common good:

  • The good of everyone

Golden Rule:

  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.

“I move”:

  • Words a person uses to make a motion
  • It is NOT correct to say “I make a motion.”

Income:

  • Money earned by working at a job

Mandatory:

  • Required by law

Meeting:

  • Group of members gathered to conduct business

Minutes:

  • Formal proposal, or suggestion, made by someone at a meeting

Motion:

  • Close the meeting

Parliamentary procedure:

  • Set of rules used by a group to conduct meetings and make fair decisions for the group

Recognize:

  • Call on

Robert’s Rules of Order:

  • Most common set of parliamentary guidelines

Secretary:

  • Official record keeper

Take the floor:

  • Have permission to speak

Treasurer:

  • Person in charge of the money of a group or organization

Vice-chair:

  • Presides when the chair is absent
  • Vice president