Tip 51 – Meetings–Follow the general meeting agenda

Preparation and circulation of the general meeting agenda is required under the Act.  It’s normal practice to follow the agenda.  While the order of motions can be changed by procedural motions passed at the meeting, it’s rare that is required.  A well thought out agenda will minimise the risk of motions having to be ruled out of order and, as far as possible, will deal with business in a logical way.  Usually (the most important) statutory motions first, committee and owner’s motions second, and in the case of an AGM, the elections last.