Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms calls the meeting to order at the beginning, and at the end of break.

What’s great about this role:

Have you ever wanted to bang a gavel on a lectern? Now’s your chance!

This role gives you the opportunity to work on your time management skills. It has a small speaking commitment so it’s great for newer members.

Preparation:

Check out these Sergeant at Arms guidance notes for an example of what to say, but feel free to get creative!

At the meeting:

  • Coordinate the set up and take down of the meeting room,
  • Give a one minute warning for everyone to take their seats before the meeting and at the end of the break.

During the meeting:

  • Call the meeting to order at the beginning, and at the end of break.
  • Inform meeting attendees about:
    • Meeting etiquette (mobile phone reminder),
    • Health and safety (emergency instructions, location of toilets),
  • Introduce the Toastmaster.

Tip:

Remember to arrive between 6:45 and 7:00pm so you can help set up!

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