Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Convene

 

To Convene is to formally open (begin) a legislative day or meeting.

 

Example:

 

President:  (Bangs Gavel) “I call this meeting to order.  Will the Secretary please call the roll.  Those present will signify by saying aye.”

 

Secretary:  Calls each member by name.

 

Members:  Respond by saying aye

 

President:  “Mr. Secretary, do we have a quorum?”

 

Secretary:  “You have a quorum, Mr. President.”

 

President:  “Having established that a quorum is present…”