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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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Xi Kappa Theta Sorority held its meeting with president Beth Martin calling the meeting to order. Those attending were Jill Asbury, Julie Baldwin, Lisa Cook, Becki Cowley, Stephanie Day, Billie Jo Green, Tammy Holford, Lynn Jones, Jana Kuhnert, Jill Leake, Beth Martin, Tracy McIntire, Laurie Rednour and Mary Smith ...
The Kingston Branch started the year on January 23rd with our new President, Dean Taylor, calling the meeting to order. Dean thanked Clara Snook of the Hospitality Committee and her members for arranging the delicious luncheon before our meeting.
When we all get to Miami and the first day of business gets underway; I have the privilege of calling the meeting to order one last time, and it will hit me: How did five years go by so fast?
No amount of thinking about leading a meeting can ever fully prepare someone for the experience of calling the meeting to order.
Immediately after calling the meeting to order, outgoing Chairman Sorenson reminded the commissioners that "under the Lane County charter, at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the year, we elect a board chairman."