What is the term for the "number of members who must be present in order that business can be validly transacted"? (difficulty level - 2)
"Quorum." RONR § 40 (p. 345).
Under Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), can a meeting be called to order without a quorum present? (difficulty level - 5)
Yes. However, once called to order, the chair "announces the absence of a quorum, and entertains a motion to adjourn or one of the other motions allowed, as described" in RONR § 40." RONR § 40 (p. 349).
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