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Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
Roberts Rules Of Order 42610
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  • 1. Roberts Rules of Order<br />A crash course<br />1<br />
  • 2. Who was Robert?<br />U.S. Army Major Henry Martyn Robert (1837–1923 )<br />Rules are based loosely on the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives<br />2<br />
  • 3. Robert’s Rules<br />Robert’s Rules provide for fair and orderly meetings and promote the rights of: <br />The majority to decide <br />The minority to be heard <br />Absent members to be protected <br />3<br />
  • 4. How formal should you be?<br />The group should decide based on:<br />The size of the group<br /> The purpose of the meeting<br /> Make the rules work for your organization<br />Parliamentary law should be the servant, not the master, of the assembly.<br /> - Henry M. Robert Parliamentary Law, p. 151 <br />4<br />
  • 5. Hierarchy of Governing<br />Organizations are governed by<br />Applicable state and federal laws<br />Organization’s Constitution<br />Bylaws<br />Parliamentary authority<br />5<br />
  • 6. Bylaws and Roberts Rules<br />Bylaws are rules set by an organization to<br />define the structure of an organization.<br />describe the rights and responsibilities of members.<br />describe the group's decision-making process.<br />6<br />
  • 7. Bylaws and Roberts Rules<br />Bylaws<br />Contains rules that cannot be suspended and cannot be changed at a single meeting<br />Can be amended with previous notice and a two thirds vote.<br />The faculty’s bylaws name Robert’s rules as our parliamentary authority.<br />7<br />
  • 8. Basic Rules<br />All members are equal and have equal rights<br />To attend meetings<br />To make motions<br />To debate<br />8<br />
  • 9. Meetings<br />“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”<br />Thomas Sowell<br />9<br />
  • 10. Roles of the officers<br />Presiding Officer<br />Calls the meeting to order<br />Announces the business before the assembly<br />Determines the presence of a quorum<br />10<br />
  • 11. Roles of Officers<br />Presiding Officer<br />Recognizes members entitled to the floor<br />Processes motions<br />Rules on points of order<br />Conducts meetings in a fair and impartial manner<br />11<br />
  • 12. Roles of Officers<br />Secretary<br />Works with the president to prepare the agenda<br />Distributes the agenda<br />Keeps notes of what occurred at the meeting<br />Prepares and distributes minutes<br />12<br />
  • 13. Role of Officers<br />Parliamentarian<br />Provides advice to the presiding officer on matters of procedure<br />Has a duty to maintain a position of impartiality<br />13<br />
  • 14. Basic Rules<br />A quorum must be present to do business<br />If a quorum is not present the only business that can be conducted is <br />To set the next meeting. <br />To adjourn the meeting<br />To recess the meeting<br /> <br />14<br />
  • 15. Agenda<br />Roberts order of business:<br />Reading and approval of minutes.<br />Reports of officers and standing committees.<br />Reports of ad hoc committees<br />Unfinished business <br />New business<br />15<br />
  • 16. Order of business<br />If minutes have been sent to members, no need to read them.<br />They can be approved by general consent<br />16<br />
  • 17. Order of business <br />Reports from Committees<br />If reports are distributed ahead of time, the presiding officer can simply ask if there are any additions. If not, the meeting can move on.<br />“The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu”<br />Lord Milverton<br />17<br />
  • 18. Order of business<br />But -<br />Any motions from a committee report should be taken up immediately.<br />18<br />
  • 19. Order of business<br />Unfinished business<br />Items on the agenda of the previous meeting that were postponed<br />An item that was laid on the table at the current or previous meeting.<br />19<br />
  • 20. Motions<br />A formal proposal by a member that the assembly take a certain action <br />Business is brought before an assembly by the motion of a member <br />Basic form is a main motion <br />20<br />
  • 21. Motions<br />Member makes the motion <br />Uses the word "move" <br />21<br />
  • 22. Motions<br />Another member seconds the motion <br />Not required for motions from committees which are considered seconded<br />22<br />
  • 23. Motions<br />Prior to the chair stating the question, the motion can be amended <br />By same maker, seconder must agree <br />By another member, second is not necessary if maker accepts<br />23<br />
  • 24. Motions<br />The chair "states the question" <br />Ensures clarity by re-stating the motion <br />Only the chair can place business before the assembly <br />24<br />
  • 25. Motions<br />Once the question is stated, the motion is pending and open to debate <br />At this point, the motion belongs to the assembly<br />And only the assembly can modify it <br />25<br />
  • 26. Motions<br />Maker of motion has the right to speak first <br />Chair assigns floor <br />26<br />
  • 27. Debating Motions<br />One question at a time and one speaker at a time.  <br />The first person to seek recognition of the presiding officer should speak first<br />  <br />27<br />
  • 28. Debating Motions<br />Comments should be directed to the chair. <br />Avoid directing comments to other members. <br />Avoid personal comments.<br />Be courteous<br />28<br />
  • 29. Debating Motions<br />Anyone who has not spoken gets recognized before anyone who has.<br />It is good practice to alternate sides.<br />No member may speak more than 2 times on a motion. <br />Speeches limited to 10 minutes!<br />29<br />
  • 30. Debating Motions<br />Main motions must receive full debate <br /> To close debate<br /><ul><li>Move the previous question
  • 31. Move to end debate at a certain time</li></ul> or<br /><ul><li>Move to limit the length of speeches</li></ul>30<br />
  • 32. Limiting Debate<br />Motions to limit debate<br />Require two thirds vote because they suspend the fundamental right of every member<br />31<br />“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”<br />Joseph Joubert (1854-1824)<br />
  • 33. Voting<br />Voting<br />General consent – “If there is no objection..”<br />By voice, show of hands, rising vote, ballot , roll call<br />32<br />
  • 34. Voting<br />If there is even one objection to a vote by unanimous consent, there must be a formal vote.<br />33<br />
  • 35. Voting<br />Roberts says –<br /> a majority vote is a majority of voting members.<br />34<br />“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”<br />Mark Twain<br />
  • 36. Voting<br />A majority is more than half. If the vote is a tie, the vote fails.<br />35<br />
  • 37. Voting<br />Chair announces result <br />"Carried," or "adopted" <br />"Lost," or "rejected" <br />36<br />
  • 38. Motions<br />Once a decision made, an identical motion must not be brought forward at the same meeting <br />37<br />
  • 39. Types of Motions<br />Main Motion<br />Subsidiary Motions<br />Incidental Motions<br />38<br />
  • 40. Motions<br />Main motions <br />Can be made only when no other motion is pending <br />Only one main motion at a time <br />39<br />
  • 41. Subsidiary Motions<br />Subsidiary motions help deal with the main motion<br /><ul><li>Amend it
  • 42. Limit or extend debate on it
  • 43. Refer it
  • 44. Postpone it
  • 45. Kill it</li></ul>40<br />
  • 46. Incidental Motions<br />Point of Order<br />Are the rules being followed?<br />Suspend the rules<br />Does what you’re doing violate your own rules?<br />Division of the question<br />Can parts be voted on separately?<br />41<br />
  • 47. Mistakes to avoid<br />Lay on the table vs. postpone to a certain time<br />Call the question<br />Friendly Amendment<br />42<br />
  • 48. Lay on the table<br />The motion to lay on the table is used when you have sudden unexpected business to deal with.<br />Needs a motion to bring back<br />43<br />
  • 49. Postpone to a certain time<br />Used if more time is needed to make a decision<br />Automatically comes up as an item of unfinished business at the next meeting<br />44<br />
  • 50. Call the question<br />Speaker must be recognized by the chair<br />Needs a second<br />Requires a 2/3 vote<br />45<br />
  • 51. Friendly Amendment<br />Who owns the motion?<br />Once the chair states the motion and debate begins, the assembly owns the motion.<br />Only the assembly can amend the motion through majority vote<br />46<br />
  • 52. Point of Order<br />Any member may call a point of order when he believes someone is acting improperly <br />Must happen when the violation occurs<br />47<br />
  • 53. Robert says ---<br />a violation never challenged is never a violation.<br />48<br />
  • 54. Can’t Remember the Rules?<br />Ask yourself ---<br />What is the fairest thing to do to protect the rights of all members?<br />Roberts Rules promote fairness<br />49<br />
  • 55. Can’t Remember the Rules?<br />What is the most logical thing to do to solve the problem?<br />Roberts Rules are very logical<br />50<br />
  • 56. Can’t Remember the Rules?<br />What is the most efficient thing to do to accomplish the groups goals?<br />Roberts rules promote efficiency<br />51<br />
  • 57. Sources<br />Kline, Charles. ROBERT, HENRY MARTYN (1837–1923). The handbook of Texas online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/fro96.html<br />Robert, H.M. (1981). Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.<br />Sylvester, N. (2004) . The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules. New York, NY: Alpha.<br />52<br />

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