Put your resolution in writing. Write the reasons for the resolution in a preamble. Start each clause of the preamble with "whereas" with a capital "W." Close each clause with a semicolon or comma followed by "and." Avoid the use of periods. Close the last paragraph of the preamble with "therefore" or "therefore, be it." Begin the actual resolution with the words, "Resolved, That." Italicize "resolved." Follow it with a comma and the word "That" with a capital "T." Then write your resolution.
Rise and address the chairman as "Mr. Chair or Mr. President." Wait until the chairman recognizes you. Once you've obtained the floor, ask that council consider your resolution. A simple way to do this is "I move the adoption of the following resolution."
Read the reasons for the resolution if you feel the need. If not, simply read the entire resolution and hand it to the chairman. He will call for a vote on the matter.
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