President - Gavel
The duties vested in me by my officer are to preside at regular and special meetings of this organization and to promote the cooperation in carrying out the activities and work of our organization.
Vice President - Star
It is the duty of my office to see that we always have a strong membership, a good work program, and are alert to the welfare of our chapter.
Secretary - Pen
It is my responsibility to see that accurate and proper records are kept of all business and correspondence of this association.
Treasurer - Balance Budget
It is the duty of my office to keep accurate records of all funds and to see that our financial obligations are met promptly.
Reporter - Beacon Tower
It is the duty to see that our school, community, state, and national association have a complete report of our organization's activities.
Sergeant-At-Arms - Hearty Handshake
It is the responsibility to see that the assembly is comfortable and properly welcomed. It is also my duty to serve as doorkeeper for this organization.
Function of the gavel: To aid in conducting an orderly meeting.
A main motion has been passed or rejected.
OR Members sit down
Calls the meeting to order
All members stand during the opening and closing ceremonies
|Use During A Meeting|
Present business for action
Kill the motion
Lay on the table
Set matter aside for an emergency reason
Change or modify
Commit or refer to a committee
Let a few members attend to the matter
Stop a debate and amendments and order an immediate vote
Suspend the rules
Do something contrary to the rules
Withdraw a motion
Prevent a motion from being voted on
Objection to consideration
Determine whether a question is in accord with bylaws
Dismiss members from meeting
Fix the time to which to adjourn
Set a time for next meeting
Provide an opportunity to vote a second time on a matter
Ask question relating to parliamentary procedure
Point of order
Call attention to procedural error
Allow a member to question the decision of the chair
Take from the table
Take up an item that was laid on the table
Establish length of time for discussion
Defer a matter to a specified time
Cancel action taken by chapter
Division of the assembly
Question the chair's decision on a voice vote