Meeting Procedure Fundamentals: Based on Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised
Have you attended meetings that are chaotic, seem to go on forever, and ultimately nothing gets accomplished? Did you think there has to be a better way? Well, there certainly is. Whether the meeting is for a business, fraternal organization, or the local gardening club, an orderly and well run meeting will accomplish more in less time. There will be discussion and debate rather than argument and grandstanding. Meeting Procedure Fundamentals is a basic overview of how to conduct an effective meeting based on Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Robert’s is recognized as the authority on parliamentary procedure in the United States. MPF will provide a brief explanation of the following: ? Rules that guide the operation of an organization. ? Some rights of members protected by parliamentary law. ? Usual order of business in a meeting. ? Conduct of business. ? Duties of the presiding officer. ? Duties of the secretary ? Precedence of motions. ? Incidental motions. ? Examples of proper language. ? Glossary. MPF will help you get in, get it done, and get on with your busy life.
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SOME RIGHTS OF MEMBERS PROTECTED BY PARLIAMENTARY LAW
USUAL ORDER OF BUSINESS IN A MEETING
CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
DUTIES OF THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF AN ORGANIZATION
DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS
EXAMPLES OF PROPER LANGUAGE
⅔ vote According to parliamentary adding the words Adjourn agenda or program amend by adding announce Appeal applied assembly bylaws Call the meeting chair close debate committee conduct business Credential debate and vote decide decision decorum delegates Dilatory discussed DUTIES favor say Aye following the word Harold E highest ranking Items of business Keep records larger body Lowest ranking Madam Chairman main motion majority vote meeting to order membership minutes Mister Chairman motion is lost MOTIONS These motions move to amend offered ofthe opposed say order of business order of precedence organization parliamentary authority parliamentary law parliamentary procedure pending motion Point of Order Postpone PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS presiding officer Previous Question privileged motions proper quorum is present Reports represent that unit Requires a second RIGHTS OF MEMBERS Robert’s Rules Rules of Order second the motion seven subsidiary motions standing rules Temporarily sets two-thirds vote Unfinished business usually vote immediately