meeting,n. Parliamentary law. The gathering of people to discuss or act on matters in which they have a common interest; esp. the convening of a deliberative assembly to transact business. • A deliberative assembly’s meeting begins with a call to order and continues until the assembly adjourns. See call to order under CALL(1); ADJOURN. Cf. SESSION. — meet,vb.

“The distinction should be noted between the assembly (that is, the body of people who assemble) and the meeting (which is the event of their being assembled to transact business).” Henry M. Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised§ 1, at 2 (10th ed. 2000).

adjourned meeting. 1. See continued meeting. 2. A meeting that has adjourned. • These two

senses are opposite in meaning, so the term “continued meeting” is preferable for sense 1.

annual meeting.A yearly meeting to elect or install officers or directors and to conduct other routine organizational business. • An organization’s governing documents usu. specify the time and place of such a meeting. [Cases: Corporations 193. C.J.S. Corporations § 363.]

business meeting.A formal meeting called for considering business, as opposed to a purely educational or social event. • A business meeting may fall within a program that also includes social and informational events. See PROGRAM(1).

called meeting.See special meeting.

continued meeting.A meeting that will be or has been resumed after a recess (or a so-called adjournment, which may last for several days but is still technically a recess, since it does not end the meeting). • A continued meeting is technically not an “adjourned meeting,” and an “adjourned meeting” may also mean a meeting that has adjourned, so the term “continued meeting” is preferable. — Also loosely termed adjourned meeting. See RECESS(2).

holders, presided over by the U.S. Trustee and at which a bankruptcy trustee may be elected and the debtor may be examined under oath. 11 USCA § 341. — Also termed meeting of creditors;

341 meeting. [Cases: Bankruptcy 3024. C.J.S. Bankruptcy §§ 193, 373.]

mass meeting.A meeting of an unorganized body called to discuss a particular issue or to

organize for a particular purpose and usu. open to anyone interested in that issue or purpose. organizational meeting. 1. A mass meeting that establishes a permanent or ongoing organization. 2. A meeting that begins an ongoing organization’s proceedings under its regular order, such as adopting governing documents and electing officers, usu. following a mass meeting and an interval when the organization operates under provisional officers while its governing documents are drafted. • If the organizational meeting is for a corporation and the articles of incorporation name the initial directors, the directors hold the meeting. Otherwise, the incorporator holds the meeting. [Cases: Corporations 24. C.J.S. Corporations § 40.] 3. The first meeting after a dissolution, at which a newly reconstituted deliberative assembly — such as a legislative body or a convention whose members are assuming the seats to which they have been elected or re-elected for a new term — elects officers, adopts rules, and otherwise organizes for the new session.

regular meeting.A periodic meeting held at a time set in an organization’s governing documents or under a standing rule or schedule that the deliberative assembly has adopted. — Also termed stated meeting. Cf. special meeting.

special meeting.A meeting that is not a regular meeting; a meeting called for a particular purpose, usu. between regular meetings. — Also termed called meeting. Cf. regular meeting.

[Cases: Corporations 194, 298(3). C.J.S. Corporations §§ 364–367, 464.] stated meeting.See regular meeting. 341 meeting.See creditors’ meeting.

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