Meeting Procedures: Parliamentary Law and Rules of Order for the 21st Century
From voting and debating to rules on quorum, this is a complete, modern guide to meeting procedures. Packed with simplified information that avoids jargon, it meets the needs of most non-profit organizations and professional associations.
The author emphasizes the principles of meetings and introduces the use of modern technology in meetings.
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Documents of Authority
Order of Business and Agenda
Motion to Amend
Motions That Affect Debate
Nominations and Elections
Annual Meetings and Conventions
Questions and Answers
Appendix A Sample Minutes
Appendix B Report Format
Appendix C Committee Journal
Appendix D Sample Convention Rules
About the Author
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