Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) distinguishes between the more formal procedures required by larger deliberative bodies and more flexible/informal rules for "small boards." What does RONR define as a "small board"? (difficulty level - 2)
"[T]he size will depend somewhat on conditions, but such boards are usually to be understood as consisting of not more than about a dozen persons." RONR § 2 (p. 9-10).
Under Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), can a meeting be called to order in the absence of a quorum? (difficulty level - 4)
Technically, yes. "If a quorum cannot be obtained, the chair calls the meeting to order, announces the absence of a quorum, and entertains a motion to adjourn or one of the other motions allowed, as described above." RONR § 40 (p. 349).
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