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call a/the meeting to order

To declare that a meeting is officially underway. You can still slip into the conference room—no one has called the meeting to order yet.
See also: call, meeting, order
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President Kathy Smith called the meeting to order with the sisters reciting the Opening Ritual.
everybody was seated; Chairman Umali called the meeting to order at 9.
MTNA President Rebecca Grooms Johnson called the meeting to order at 1:01 P.
President Arden Bement called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
President Tom Dietterich called the meeting to order at 9:00 am, and welcomed the members of the Council to the annual in-person meeting.
President Jeff Nelsen called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.
President Linda Morris called the meeting to order at 2 pm.
NEHA President Brian Collins called the meeting to order and invited Vito Palazzolo from NRA to provide a welcome.
Following TLMI committee meetings--Environmental, Marketing, Learning, Membership and Technical--TLMI Chairman Art Yerecic officially called the meeting to order and introduced Environmental Committee chairman Calvin Frost, who presented the 2012 Environmental Leadership Awards.
Sergeant at arms Pareeduddin called the meeting to order and president Nasimudheen gave the call for the day, with comperers for the evening Sreelakshmi Hareesh and Gauri Patil leading off.
The mayor mouse called the meeting to order and announced the item for discussion.
Main opposition CHP's Oktay Eksi called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.
At the opening general session Monday, February 14, outgoing NTCA President Harry Thomas officially called the meeting to order.
METRAUX called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm in the Gallery Ballroom of the Brown Hotel and introduced Dr.