At the May meeting, President Bickford announced that a member had challenged our custom of not approving the treasurer's report. Subsequently, that month's report was voted on and approved.
In researching this issue, there is found to be strong consensus among parliamentarians and parliamentarian groups that the treasurer's report should NOT be approved by the organization.
For an organization our size, it is appropriate that an informational report be given at each meeting, It can be questioned, but not voted on for adoption or approval. At the end of our fiscal year (on or about September 1), a committee examines the books and determines if they are correct. At the September meeting, their findings are presented to the membership who may then vote to "accept the report."
The following three articles elaborate on this topic: