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Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised In Brief

Book Description

A step-by-step guide to the rules for meetings of your club, civic, or charitable organization.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Praise
  3. Part I - WHY HAVE RULES?
    1. CHAPTER - 1
  4. Part II - SO YOU’RE GOING TO A MEETING
    1. CHAPTER - 2
      1. A. THE ROLES OF THE PRESIDING OFFICER AND THE SECRETARY
      2. B. QUORUM
      3. C. A STANDARD ORDER OF BUSINESS
      4. D. AGENDA: AN ALTERNATIVE TO FOLLOWING A STANDARD ORDER OF BUSINESS
      5. E . ADJOURNMENT, RECESS, AND STANDING AT EASE
    2. CHAPTER - 3
      1. A. THE MEANING OF “MOTION”
      2. B. HOW YOU GET TO SPEAK AT A MEETING
      3. C. HOW A MOTION GETS BEFORE A GROUP
      4. D. HOW THE GROUP CONSIDERS A MOTION
    3. CHAPTER - 4
      1. A. THE RULES FOR DEBATE
      2. B. MOTIONS THAT ARE AND ARE NOT DEBATABLE
      3. C. LIMIT OR EXTEND LIMITS OF DEBATE
      4. D. CLOSE DEBATE IMMEDIATELY: THE MOTION FOR THE PREVIOUS QUESTION
    4. CHAPTER - 5
      1. A. THE PURPOSE AND CONSTRUCTION OF AMENDMENTS
      2. B. SIMPLE WORD CHANGES
      3. C. AMENDING PARAGRAPHS
      4. D. AMENDING AMENDMENTS
      5. E. STICKING TO THE SUBJECT: THE GERMANENESS RULE
      6. F. THE “SETTLED” RULE
    5. CHAPTER - 6
      1. A. POSTPONE TO A CERTAIN TIME
      2. B. COMMIT OR REFER
      3. C. HOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE CHOSEN
    6. CHAPTER - 7
      1. A. CORRECTING MISTAKES
      2. B. THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER
      3. C. THE MOTIONS TO RESCIND OR AMEND SOMETHING PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED
      4. D. RENEWAL OF MOTIONS
  5. Part III - VOTING AND ELECTIONS
    1. CHAPTER - 8
      1. A. WHAT VOTE IS REQUIRED
      2. B. “UNANIMOUS CONSENT” INSTEAD OF A VOTE
      3. C. MEMBERS’ RIGHT TO VOTE
      4. D. CHAIR’S PARTICIPATION IN VOTING
      5. E. MORE METHODS OF VOTING
    2. CHAPTER - 9
      1. A. NOMINATIONS
      2. B. ELECTIONS
  6. Part IV - BYLAWS AND OTHER RULES AND HOW TO USE THEM
    1. CHAPTER - 10
      1. A. THE RANKING ORDER OF RULES
    2. CHAPTER - 11
      1. A. POINT OF ORDER
      2. B. APPEAL
      3. C. SUSPEND THE RULES
      4. D. PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY
      5. E. PARLIAMENTARIAN’S ROLE
  7. Part V - BEYOND THE BASICS
    1. CHAPTER - 12
      1. A. THE IMPORTANCE OF ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED
      2. B. RONR AS A REFERENCE MANUAL
      3. C. HOW RONR IS ORGANIZED
      4. D. USING RONR WHEN MOTIONS COME INTO CONFLICT
      5. E. STANDARD DESCRIPTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF MOTIONS
      6. F. USING THE TABLES ON THE TINTED PAGES OF RONR
      7. G. TABLE OF CONTENTS AND INDEX
      8. H. LEARNING MORE
    2. CHAPTER - 13
      1. Question 1:
      2. Question 2:
      3. Question 3:
      4. Question 4:
      5. Question 5:
      6. Question 6:
      7. Question 7:
      8. Question 8:
      9. Question 9:
      10. Question 10:
      11. Question 11:
      12. Question 12:
      13. Question 13:
      14. Question 14:
      15. Question 15:
      16. Question 16:
      17. Question 17:
      18. Question 18:
      19. Question 19:
      20. Question 20:
    3. CHAPTER - 14
      1. A. INTRODUCTION
      2. B. MAIN MOTION
      3. C. SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS
      4. D. PRIVILEGED MOTIONS
      5. E . INCIDENTAL MOTIONS
      6. F. MOTIONS THAT BRING A QUESTION AGAIN BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY
  8. Part VI - SO YOU’VE BEEN ELECTED (OR APPOINTED)...
    1. CHAPTER - 15
      1. A. SIX STEPS TO EFFECTIVE PRESIDING
      2. B. MATERIALS YOU SHOULD HAVE AT MEETINGS
    2. CHAPTER - 16
      1. A. THE ROLE OF THE SECRETARY
      2. B. SEND OUT THE “CALL” OR NOTICE OF MEETINGS
      3. C. PREPARE ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR THE PRESIDING OFFICER
      4. D. DUTIES AT A MEETING
      5. E . PREPARE DRAFT MINUTES
      6. F. CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
      7. G. DUTIES OUTSIDE MEETING
    3. CHAPTER - 17
      1. A. DUTIES
      2. B. TREASURER’S REPORT
      3. C. AUDITS
    4. CHAPTER - 18
      1. A. INDEPENDENT BOARDS
      2. B. SUBORDINATE BOARDS
      3. C. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
      4. D. PROCEDURE IN BOARDS
      5. E . VALIDITY OF BOARD ACTION
    5. CHAPTER - 19
      1. A. THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMITTEES
      2. B. SCHEDULING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
      3. C. VALIDITY OF COMMITTEE ACTION
      4. D. COMMITTEE PROCEDURE
      5. E. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
      6. F. COMMITTEE REPORTS
    6. CHAPTER - 20
      1. A. THE NATURE OF A CONVENTION
      2. B. THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF A DELEGATE
      3. C. ALTERNATES AND HOW THEY REPLACE DELEGATES
      4. D. HOW A CONVENTION DIFFERS FROM OTHER MEETINGS
      5. E. THE THREE IMPORTANT STEPS IN BEGINNING A CONVENTION
      6. F. ESTABLISHING THE VOTING MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONVENTION
      7. G. CREDENTIALS CONTESTS
      8. H. ADOPTION OF THE CONVENTION RULES
      9. I. ADOPTION OF THE CONVENTION PROGRAM
      10. J. CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS
  9. INDEX
  10. TABLES
  11. FOR HELP DURING A MEETING . . .
  12. Copyright Page