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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.
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call a meeting to order and call the meeting to order

to announce that a meeting is about to begin. The chair called the meeting to order. The meeting will be called to order at noon.
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References in classic literature ?
This latter remark caused such a clamor that Fanny called the meeting to order in a most unparliamentary fashion.
At the regular weekly meeting of Rotary, president Frank Maxton called the meeting to order and asked members to remain standing and sing Happy Birthday' to Herb Heath, who was celebrating his 91st birthday.
Edna Tobias, District Director of Northeastern Mindanao District called the meeting to order. Ma.
Rao Kambhampati called the meeting to order at 12:05 pm.
President Jeffrey Snedeker called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m., welcomed the membership, and introduced the IHS Advisory Council (AC) in attendance: Annie Bosler (Secretary/Treasurer), Radegundis Tavares, Marcus Bonna, Susan McCullough, Andrew Pelletier, Kristina Mascher-Turner (Vice President), Patrick Hughes, Amy Thakurdas, Geoffrey Winter, and Justin Sharp.
MTNA President Scott McBride Smith called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M.
What a celebration this was.<br />Deborah Senner, CEO of Allied Arts, called the meeting to order and Allied Arts board President Tricia Everest joined her to get the celebration started.
By 9.30 a.m., everybody was seated; Chairman Umali called the meeting to order at 9.33 a.m.
President Arden Bement called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.
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.m.