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Robert's Rules in the News

News articles on Robert's Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure appear below, with most recent articles appearing first.

Simsbury Fire Officials, Firefighters Clash Over Proposed Bylaw Changes
Hartford Courant

A second would carve an exemption from Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary procedure that typically governs public meetings, to allow the ...

Some question Middletown BOE member participating in meetings virtually
Middletown Press

Robert's Rules of Order specifies that a committee's bylaws may authorize it 'to meet by videoconference or teleconference' as long as the meeting is ...

Rankin resident to president: 'I call for your resignation!'
Paxton Record

During a rambling statement, Polchow accused Warren of not abiding by Robert's Rules of Order, adding that he had asked last month to have his ...

Early Port Angeles council adjournment still simmering; members at odds over rules, signs
Peninsula Daily

In an email Thursday to City Manager Dan McKeen and City Attorney Bill Bloor, Whetham said the adjournment appeared contrary to Robert's Rules of ...

NS police investigate allegation of council 'bribery'
Valley Breeze

Boucher, meanwhile, said that contrary to those who believed that the council had not followed Robert's Rules of Order at the Jan. 18 meeting where ...

Baxter City Council: Reverses course on e-cig regulations
Brainerd Daily Dispatch

City attorney Brad Person said since the council never adopted Robert's Rules of Order, he thought there should be a revote, because he wasn't sure ...

Union's restructuring under question, again
The Eyeopener

I am familiar with the by-laws and Robert's Rules of Order, not only as a member of the [RSU] but as a [former] member of the Ryerson Commerce ...

Council does not re-vote on Bay Ship street closure
Green Bay Press Gazette

Citing Robert's Rules of Order during the Jan. 19 meeting of the council , councilman Will Gregory attempted a motion to rescind the vote to vacate the ...

Caucus turns to Robert's Rules to solve vote discrepancy in Dallas County

One too many votes at a Republican precinct caucus created a problem. The solution? Robert's Rules of Order and a sense of humor. Officials at ...

Sales tax for parks was a near miss
Lee's Summit Journal

... it is allowed by law, but not specifically addressed by the council's adopted rules, so the council needed to depend on Robert's Rules of Order.

Local man escorted from council meeting
Shreveport Times

Bradford said the city council operates under council rules approved by the City of Shreveport — a modified version of Robert's Rules of Order, which ...

Black Diamond rule changes split council
Enumclaw Courier-Herald

The majority of the rule changes shifted many powers from Mayor Carol ... or if an issue is not adequately addressed by Robert's Rules of Order.

Former Mayfield Heights Councilman Howard Sonenstein sues city over sign permit

... Robert DeJohn, also a councilman, requested a revote, Carr objected, because "there's no such motion that exists in Robert's Rules of Order," he ...

Salazar places at State Congress Competition

Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse and students extemporaneously respond to others' arguments over the course of a session ...

The secret science of winning the Iowa caucuses
Chicago Tribune

... by a shrewd mastery of the caucus process and the parliamentarian's Bible known as Robert's Rules of Order. Paul didn't win a single primary-and ...

Pacific Islanders demonstrate their presence during ASUW senate meeting

“When I first came into senate, I [had] never heard of Robert's Rules, so it was really hard for me to start a conversation or voice my opinion,” said ...

General Conference to consider rule change to facilitate a process for Christian conferencing
The United Methodist Reporter

Today's presentation outlined the process proposed for Rule 44, a new means of deliberation that moves away from Roberts Rules of Order toward a ...

North Branch councilors rail against each other
ECM Publishers

Shortly after that comment, the barrage of “point of order” exclamations ... bodies follow a set of meeting guidelines called Robert's Rules of Order.

School officials follow tone set by Meigs City Council

The Thomasville City Board of Education seemingly ditched Robert's Rules of Order in favor of the Meigs City Council's methods of madness and ...

Being an involved citizen
Pleasanton Express

I've also learned to appreciate Mayor Clint Powell's ability to run meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order in a respectful, on task way.

Perrysburg park debate heated

He was not satisfied with Henderson's suggestion that the body is not legally bound to Robert's Rules of Order, which sets guidelines under which a ...

How long? Time limits for comments at public hearings discussed

City Attorney Clarke Whitfield Jr. said “Robert's Rules of Order” — the guide used to govern how Danville City Council meetings are conducted ...

January 20, 2016 | Cao responds to UMSU sanctions
The Manitoban

Kunzman added that UMSU's meetings and in camera sessions are governed by Robert's Rules of Order, which is the standard guideline that many ...

Frustration flares between mayor, councilwoman during Piedmont meeting
Anniston Star

“We got two different opinions then,” said Spears, who referenced the Robert's Rules of Order — a common guide for parliamentary meetings — that ...

MISO Stakeholders Finish Governance Guide Redline Changes
RTO Insider

“I just hate for us to put language in on Robert's Rules of Order instead of good information on policy,” Lane said. Greg Schaefer, energy market policy ...

Commissioners Court amends parliamentary rules
Orange Leader

Robert's Rules of Order, dating from 1915, are stricter than the eight rules adopted by the court. A cheat sheet for the rules of order is five-pages long.

LBCC To Host Meeting On Communication Report
Gazette Newspapers

Having the board conduct meetings consistent with Robert's Rules of Order, including maintaining orderly discussion by being acknowledged by the ...

RM of Sherwood tiptoes around legal fees decision
Regina Leader-Post

Despite chief administrative officer Ron McCullough providing direction from Robert's Rules of Order (a longstanding reference work on how to ...

York Planning Board holds off on auditorium plan review

Any member can freeze discussion of an item the first time it is on the calendar to be discussed, Cotton said, according to “Robert's Rules of Order.”.

Rockaway Twp. Council off to bumpy new year
New Jersey Hills

“I voted 'no' on the council president because he removed the 'Roberts Rules of Order' from the way the council meetings are conducted and replaced ...

Closing Jefferson Street May Not Be Done Deal

A member of the Sturgeon Bay City Council hopes to use Robert's Rules of Order to re-open negotiations with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company.

Coun. Walsh will try again Tuesday on Daily News building motions
Kamloops This Week

Since then, Walsh said, he has read Robert's Rules of Order, which govern council meetings. Walsh said “all indications after the last council meeting ...

School board fails to elect officers
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Berklich said that could put the board in violation of Robert's Rules of Order. “For some reason, some members of board don't think I'd be a good chair ...

Condo Questions: Winning side can reconsider condo vote
Edmonton Journal

Helpful Hint: Most condominium corporations follow Robert's Rules of Order, which set out the process in which votes can be reconsidered. Take the ...

City to council: Keep Ahrens
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

Huffman, in a phone interview later in the evening said the way the item was framed on the agenda followed Robert's Rules of Order and how he ...

After hours of discussion, Provo Municipal Council votes to rescind Turley rezone
Daily Herald

He referred to Robert's Rules of Order that says the ordinance becomes effective 30 days after approval. “This ordinance became effective Dec.

Culpeper council shies from rules for public speech
The Daily Progress

Yowell said Robert's Rules of Orders, which town government has long followed, addresses issues such as meeting decorum, designating oversight of ...

Reorganization Hijinks
Allentown Morning Call (blog)

They voted for strict adherence to Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, and Ackerman said disruptive persons would be removed from the room ...

Port Carbon council fails to appoint president
Republican & Herald

It's my understanding of Robert's Rules of Order that we would be able to proceed with one month's extension. Our now-elected vice president would ...

Raukar to lead St. Louis County Board during last year in office
Duluth News Tribune

But Raukar said he will further strive to limit commissioners' speechifying, holding to Robert's Rules of Order and strictly limiting commissioners to two ...

Amid confusion, Fayette BOE tables nearly entire agenda
Beckley Register-Herald

FAYETTEVILLE — In a meeting rife with confusion over parliamentary procedure, the Fayette County Board of Education tabled two items Monday that ...

In Critical Commission
Washington City Paper

After the nominations had closed, with both Henderson and Roberts ... she fired back “It's out of order, and you should read Robert's Rules of Order.”.

Mount Carmel Mayor fires Chief of Police

In last Tuesday's meeting, which suspended the rules, of Robert's Rules of Order, two issues were brought up for the board to discuss, but since they ...

Quincy City Council debates rules of order, but there's an easy fix
Quincy Herald Whig

In most cases, Dunn said, the city does attempt to follow Robert's rules. In other cases, city code dictates different rules. In still other cases, "previous ...

Orange Wave Crashing
The Telegram

They debate every motion, and they're sticklers for Robert's Rules of Order every step of the way. The Liberals and the Tories are like the high school ...

Carmel City Council introduces procedural changes to be addressed in year new
Carmel City Council introduces procedural changes to be addressed in year new

Councilors Eric Seidensticker and Rick Sharp said this is already part of Robert's Rules of Order and part of council protocol and so they thought this ...

Dewey adopts Dewey Rules to improve efficiency
Cape Gazette

Using Roberts Rules of Order as a guide, Commissioner Mike Dunmyer crafted the resolution, adopted during council's Dec. 12 meeting. He said the ...

Bob Buckley: The life-changing value of generosity
Neosho Daily News

She also loved parliamentary procedure and for many years was one of the leading experts in the United States on Robert's Rules of Order. However ...

Robert's Rules can make any meeting more efficient
Houston Chronicle

Now in its 11th edition, Robert's Rules of Order can help anyone run more efficient and decisive meetings. The rules are so easy to learn and follow ...

Soap Lake City Council ponders changing rules, procedures

Both Brown and counNewscilmember John Glassco were in favor of reinstating Robert's Rules of Order, saying it was the “standard” rules used by councils ...

CVU goes to Princeton Model Congress
Shelburne News

Following Robert's Rules of Order, kids presented their bill ideas, passed amendments and debated current and pressing topics, such as military ...

Palos Hills limits chickens, bans roosters
Chicago Tribune

After reviewing Robert's Rules of Order, talking to the Legal Department of the Illinois Municipal League and doing legal research, Pappas said he ...

Transparency key in revision of HOA laws
Myrtle Beach Sun News

That is exactly correct and is the basic principle of Robert's Rules of Order: the majority will rule but the minority will be heard. Board directors must ...

ROTHENBURGER - When meetings go wrong
News Kamloops (blog)

Jim Slaughter is a North Carolina attorney who literally wrote the book on Robert's Rules of Order, the Bible on how to make decisions at meetings.

School board releases public information under court order
Burlington Times News

Ms. Kennedy explained that this requirement is based on Robert's Rules of Order, which speaks to avoiding having a majority of those present at a ...

County supervisor warns: 'The public is watching'
Grand Island Independent

The parameters are part of Robert's Rules of Order and could make the ... Supervisor Pam Lancaster said she's fine with following Robert's Rules ...

Board votes not to reappoint Mazzeo
Mountain Mail Newspaper

Mazzeo pointed out that he has not violated any rules of the board, he has ... and his walking out was an allowed function of Robert's Rules of Order.

Orientation helpful for Parish Council-elect
The Advocate

... on the parish's Home Rule Charter, Robert's Rules of Order, parliamentary procedure and overall basic functions and responsibilities of the council

Fumbled motion on demolition of KDN building can be revisited at another council meeting
News Kamloops (blog)

That's what Robert's Rules of Order states. As an experienced councillor, Walsh should have had his procedural options, as well as the wording of his ...

Airport contract extended
Crossville Chronicle

City attorney Will Ridley spoke briefly on the parliamentary procedure related to the council's training from November and it appeared the item would ...

Teaching Robert's Rules of Order to the Iranin homeowners' associatons
News Article

For the first time in Iran the meeting of the members of a homeowners' association took pale on Friday December 4, 2015, in Tehran, conducted its ...

The Troubled Travels of Robert’s Rules
News Article

On October 15, 2014, the Jordan Center welcomed Oleg Kharkhordin with a lecture entitled “A Point of Order! The Troubled Travels of Robert’s Rules of Order from America to Russia, or How Russians Tried to Invent Order Themselves.”

County to research alternatives for $38.9M grant
Lompoc Record

17 vote was a bad policy decision and a violation of Robert's Rules of Order, which are parliamentary procedure guidelines. But the rest of the board ...

SGA calls executive session, comes under fire for lack of transparency
V Spectator

According to Robert's Rules of Order, which recognizes Georgia's Sunshine Laws and is the system SGA uses for governing their meetings, ...

Willmar City Council to take comments Monday on budget surplus, 2016 levy
West Central Tribune

One amendment would remove the titles of various suggested parliamentary procedure rules, but would retain the requirement that the council adopt ...

LD30 GOP members have acted according to the bylaws
Arizona Capitol Times

Apparently, a lack of understanding of how a district's bylaws must correctly interact with Robert's Rules of Order causes Mr. La Sota's third incorrect ...

Council hears from legislators, learns parliamentary procedure
Crossville Chronicle

The meeting on parliamentary procedure was set up to help council members better understand the process of smoothly running a meeting.

Council hears from legislators, learns parliamentary procedure
Crossville Chronicle

The meeting on parliamentary procedure was set up to help council members better understand the process of smoothly running a meeting.

Lakeside fire board has a vacancy
Coos Bay World

... civility at public meetings and to follow Robert's Rules of Order. Littrell said he'd set up a storefront at 215 S. Eighth St. to accept citizens' pledges.

Board reverses it's decision on Derby
The Post

"They pull out Robert's Rules of Order and say some parliamentarian told them they could ... when it suits them to do so," Stevens said. "This isn't a ...

Branham apologizes, but Clark employee raise standoff remains
Central Kentucky News

"You can not order the Fiscal Court to reverse an administrative order," ... Under Robert's Rules, there is a procedure to appeal the decision of the ...

Parliamentarian runs City Council meeting
Lillie News

With that introduction, Pust distributed copies of Robert's Rules of Order and took the lead as "madame chair," at the left hand of Mayor Mike Pearson.

New council majority names mayor
Wilson County News

... at the same meeting violated Robert's Rules of Order. Consequently, the council scheduled a special meeting for Nov. 16 in order to meet the Dec.

COMMENTARY: Caregivers, thank you for all you do
Palo Verde Valley Times

The lack of ethics and ignorance of Robert's Rules of Order was appalling. It was clear that friends of the board and certain others were encouraged ...

Council conduct 'embarrassing'
St. Albert Gazette

Moffat said that there are rules in place to see council succeed, referring to the city's own code of conduct and Robert's Rules of Order, a rule book that ...

ASCC Senate holds unofficial meeting due to lack of agenda
Talon Marks (subscription)

Some of the suggestions were training in the Brown Act rules, parliamentary procedure, writing legislation, student outreach, board of trustees ...

Monroe City School Board can do better
Monroe News Star

Gavel pounds, Robert's Rules of Order, out of orders, points of order and points of procedure then became the game. At one point, McFarland ...

West Jefferson Hills school board appoints member who lost re-election
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In response to the parents' request Tuesday that Mr. Shar's suspension be reinstated, solicitor Lisa Colautti said that, under Robert's Rules of Order, ...

City School Board meeting turns contentious
Monroe News Star

Willson again pointed out that talking about it was out of order. McFarland said ... Willson said it's Robert's Rules of Order, and the pair briefly clashed.

Board may tweak voting procedure
The Advocate

Recent changes to Robert's Rules of Order muddied the matter for the board, which sought legal advice before bringing the matter up for a vote again.

Leadership changes approved in Lewiston
Niagara Gazette

... Briglio, who began the meeting, asked the attorneys to clarify whether or not this was in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order and town law.

Deputy county attorneys getting raises; supervisor questions board rules
Columbus Telegram

Following Robert's Rules of Order, which serves as a guide to conduct public meetings, the chair of the board is in charge of the agenda and he or she ...

Beach City Village Council: Nov. 16 meetin
Massillon Independent

Council does not use Robert's Rules of Order to conduct a meeting. Ideas submitted include limiting public speaks to those who live within the village, ...

Bilodeau v. Hickory Bluffs Cmty. Servs. Ass'n, Inc. (15-501)
N.C. Court of Appeals Opinions

Robert’s Rules of Order allow a board of directors to rescind action previously taken . . .


SGA Shakily Stands Up

Ian Slingsby, Riverside Campus Senator, said in an attempt to police the conversation, referring to Robert's Rules of Order. Young advises the ...

Derby Parent Questions Legality of Bluewater Board's Pending Motion

Bluewater District School Board trustees are about to possibly break a promise made by the previous board. Trustees are to vote on a motion Tuesday ...

RHS students compete in Student Congress
Russellville Courier

Students receive scores on their excellent speaking ability, knowledge of parliamentary procedure and ability to work cooperatively for the good of the ...

Ag Society to vote on fair alcohol sales
Van Wert independent

Proposed Article XVIII – States that fair board meetings must be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. Proposed Article XIX – Lists ...

Steve Littrell wants Lakeside to take the pledge
Coos Bay World

It means to follow the rules of the decision makers and respect 'Robert's Rules of Order' in public debate. It means sticking to and discussing the ...

Political newcomers stand ready to take office in Cape, South Portland, Scarborough

Luckily most councils and school boards hold orientation sessions for new members that cover items from conflict of interest to Robert's Rules of Order ...

SGA president responds to impeachment attempt in special session
Hilltop Views

“In order to put all of this behind us, as an association, we must work together ... “High crimes as defined by 'Robert's Rules of Order' are not attending ...

Washington County Board of Education briefs
Herald-Mail Media

Board member Melissa Williams said she didn't think the minutes needed to be separate because, according to Robert's Rules of Order, the student ...

Robert's Rules and condo board secretary requirements in IL
Condo Association

As per Roberts Rules of Order, does our HOA secretary have to enter the person's name and address when they ask a question at our meetings?

South Lyon's new city council gets to work

... someone with experience who is well respected and knows Robert's Rules of Order, a recognized guide to running meetings and conferences.

City Council Revamps Meeting Procedures
Santa Barbara Independent

While the previous procedures relied on the popular but outdated Robert's Rules of Order — nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. Military engineer ...

Andrew Niedzinski in line to be Bay City Commission president, but some disagree

Newly elected members of the Bay City Commission are being sworn in this week and new officers are going to be selected. (Yfat Yossifor | Mlive.com).

Carson takes reins as mayor, lays out expectations for behavior at council meetings
The Times and Democrat

Carson announced the council will abide by Robert's Rules of Order and follow HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines ...

Open flags shot down
The Manchester Journal

That set off another extended discussion over whether, under Robert's Rules of Order, the board could reconsider that motion and how the other ...

Bessemer council votes Whitburn in as mayor
Your Daily Globe.com

Like in the past, the council adopted “Robert's Rules of Order,” with an amendment that the mayor may make and support motions for all city council ...

Campus politicians: grow up
The University of Alabama Crimson White

While full merit scholarship students debate what Robert's Rules of Order says about proxy votes, their classmates take on an average debt load of ...

Auditor's training was a real eye-opener
Shepherdstown Chronicle

... the training provided by the West Virginia State Auditor's office last week on everything from Robert's Rules of Order to ethics and tax questions.

USG divided on ex-officio voting rights
UConn Daily Campus

Standard Robert's Rules of Order do not suggest that ex-officio members of any body should be without voting rights, according to Cognato, who ...

Seminar aims to help youth learn how to handle themselves in PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS
Leader and Times

“The 4th through 7th graders will learn about parliamentary procedure with 'Making a Motion – More than just Jumping Jacks.' I think youth go to ...

Laws and Practices on Annual Meeting Minutes
New York Law Journal (registration)

However, if the bylaws or the condominium's board of managers adopt Roberts Rules of Order as the procedural rules to be followed by the ...

Legal Opinion: SPEAC Chair Was Wrong Quashing Motion
Falls Church News Press

He cited Robert's Rules of Order on the matter of a “motion to request leadership to step down effective immediately,” such that “a main motion that ...

Board's landscaping authority extends to infected ash trees
Chicago Tribune

Robert's Rules of Order is not binding on condominium associations unless so stated in  . . .

The Pinke Post: Sports teams and schools can learn from FFA chapters
AG Week

I hope the confidence the kids have in the 700 pages of Robert's Rules of Order and how to properly participate in and run a meeting serves them as ...

Bernier: Assembly bills bring necessary reform
Chippewa Herald

... which includes Chippewa Falls said that he's fairly certain that the Democrats' actions violate Robert's Rules of Order which govern the Assembly's ...

Mansfield Republicans begin rebuilding, rebranding
UConn Daily Campus

Lent also said his knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure are also an asset. Despite leaving the town council election ...

Joseph Risi Elected CB 1 Chair
Western Queens Gazette

... there is a hierarchy in the election process involving state and municipal law in addition to the community board bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order.

Green Bay council votes to keep code of conduct

He says it also overlaps state guidelines and Robert's Rules of order. "I still believe this code is a step in the right direction for responsible governance ...

KUJICHAGULIA: That time when the law really was on our side

.. charge of making sure that her fellow Board members would follow their charter and conduct monthly meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order, ...

UTSU AGM rife with “procedural showboating”

Abdulla Omari, director for UTM, challenged the point of order, and a ... to remind attendees that using Robert's Rules of Order to prolong the meeting ...

UB Student Association senator alleges election violations against e-board
University at Buffalo The Spectrum

They do state, however, that Robert's Rules of Order, which is widely used for parliamentary authority, applies on issues the constitution and bylaws ...

Green Bay's council president wants to rescind code of conduct

Scannell admits the city's code of conduct isn't much different than state guidelines or Robert's Rules of Order. However, he says it provides something ...

The Cayman Reporter

It is at the district council level that persons can be given the opportunity to learn about the mechanics of good governance and Robert's Rules of Order ...

Slater Ambulance Board approves confidentiality agreement, power of attorney for narcotics
The Marshall Democrat-News

A review of Robert's Rules of Order by Frank Foster of EMS Legal Services revealed chairperson Marjorie Sanders is representing a sub district and ...

SGA tables Zoom resolution for two weeks
The Patriot Talon

Baber said that he will continue to talk to Neaves, talk to his constituents and look more at Robert's Rules of Order, and come back in two weeks to ...

School board meetings to start on time, limit electronic devices
Herald-Mail Media

The communications processes also call for board meetings to be "conducted in an orderly and businesslike manner using 'Robert's Rules of Order' ...

City of Bronson to buy camera to deter vandals
Fort Scott Tribune

... conducting effective and efficient meetings and Robert's Rules of Order, utility customer service practices and policies, effective employee relations ...

Bickering overshadows Ferriday board meeting
Natchez DemocratNatchez Democrat

Despite Allen's suggestion to the contrary, Robert's Rules of Order, a set of rules for conduct at meetings used by the majority of public boards, a board ...

Board member: Boynton officials need reminder to be nice

Listed on the agenda are nine recommended rules. ... and is based off of “Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised,” a guide to running meetings.

Pros, cons when HOA president joins property management firm

Q: Our HOA's new president believes that, since our HOA documents state that we should follow Robert's Rules, that means that our monthly board ...

Trustees meeting infringes bylaws
Western Courier (subscription)

While Robert's Rule of Order permits ex-officio members to have the same rights as other members, including the right to vote, Board bylaws state ...

What you don't know about motorcycle clubs
CNN Internationa

CNN InternationalActually, it was a surprise research finding that most MCs adhere strictly to Robert's Rules of Order during official meetings, with fines for being found ...

Mayor calls meeting; 'wrath' resolution not on agenda
Maryville Daily Times

However, Robert's Rules of Order — which the commission does follow — states that an agenda can be amended either before or after it is adopted.

President's Corner: 9/30
The Wellesley News

... value, interruptions are only permitted on the basis of immediately necessary clarifying questions or serious breaches in Robert's Rules of Order.

Clarksburg council to discuss current, future projects at retreat
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

... training specialist with the state Auditor's Office, will give a free seminar on Robert's Rules of Order governing parliamentary procedure, Goings said.

US and China strike climate deal

In return, the U.S. will complete new rules for heavy duty vehicles and ... GOP leaders in both houses are poring through Robert's Rules of order to ...

Candidates ask Radnor BOC to rescind time limits
Main Line

We also agree with the resident who requested that the members of the Board ascertain and follow proper parliamentary procedure as required by the ...

Grant city leaders disagree on charter up for vote next month
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

"Our city does not use 'Robert's Rules of Order' to conduct its meetings," Lanoux said, referring to the guide for conducting meetings. "It uses 'Thomas' ...

Fort Smith School Committee 'Successful,' Leader Says
Times Record

“It does not strictly follow Robert's Rules of Order. But as a board, we are free to pick and choose what part of parliamentary procedure we elect to ...

Six members of Ohio University Student Senate resign
The Post

OU Student Union member Daniel Kington pushes back against the resolution to use Robert's Rules of Order at the first Student Senate meeting of the ...

Law firm hired to review conflict of interest claim
Southern Gazette

“Personally, I take great offence at being labelled as dysfunctional and that I don't understand compliance and Robert's Rules of Order and all of that ...

Whitman brings 20 years experience
Mountain Mail Newspaper

Enforcing Robert's Rules (of Order)is a priority, he said. Uninterrupted statements from members, hearing everyone's input and deterring dilatory ...

Volunteering: Community groups need new members as active contributors age
Alberni Valley Times

“It is great for anyone thinking of a political career, as we follow the Robert's Rules of Order,” Ferguson said. “The idea is to get young people excited ...

Mayor criticized for actions at meeting
Petoskey News-Review

After the meeting Snyder said, he believes Campbell needs to be consistent with following Robert's Rules of Order when conducting the meeting or at ...

Student Governement Senate approves Robert's Rules law
Iowa State Daily

The Student Government Senate unanimously updated policy regarding Robert's Rules of Order, allowing the Senate to use the most up-to-date ...

Councilman looks to bring back Robert's Rules of Order

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Councilman Roque Vela, Jr. is looking at re-adopting Robert's Rules of Order as a form of parliamentary procedure during ...


Israeli politics meander through gas, police decisions
San Diego Jewish World

Don't expect anything like adherence to Robert's Rules of Order. Talmudic discussions jump from one subject to the other without finishing the first, ...

SGA votes to encourage more participation
The Rambler

Miranda said she was encouraged by SGA's use of parliamentary procedures and Robert's Rules of Order. The book is the standard manual for how to ...

DCGA aims to become a more open organization
The Denisonian

They hope to make this come into effect by decreasing the use of Robert's Rules of Order, particularly when it comes to addressing senators. Robert's ...

No place to go for meeting procedure complaints
Journal Times

If residents have an issue with the parliamentary procedure of their local boards, the only real recourse they have, Witynski said, is to make their ...

Special Town Meeting scheduled for Oct. 19
The Landmark

... include proposed amendments to the Personnel Policy bylaws, a request that the town formally adopt Robert's Rules of Order for meetings, and that ...

LCPS chiefs update board at special meeting
Las Cruces Sun-News

Chief Communications Officer Jo Galvan gave the board a 10-minute presentation on Robert's Rules of Order. She jokingly told the board, which has ...

Shawn Vestal: Police shouldn't get say in their own oversight
The Spokesman Review

... they formalized it through a standard bit of Robert's Rules of Order. A representative of the police lieutenants and captains union made the motion to ...

Resignations leave Susquehanna Township School Board without top officers

17 announcement that board members would be called on to discuss issues in the order they're recognized, according to Robert's Rules of Order and 

Council ignores precedent due to fear of 'tie' vote
Edmonds Beacon

Taraday added that Robert's Rules do not allow for remarks from the ... Bloom said based on her past knowledge, in order to participate, Buckshnis ...

OU Student Senate reinstates Robert's Rules of Order despite debate
The Post

Kim Oswald, an off-campus life senator, held up an official copy of Robert's Rules of Order, numbering more than 600 pages, to the first Student ...

Word on the Street: Moving comment time makes sense for transit board
Peoria Journal Star

For people who didn't grow up reading Robert's Rules of Order, that's an effort that requires a secret decoder ring. Sadly, few places are issuing those ...

Closing wharf use loophole on ballot
Mount Desert Islander

TREMONT — Closing a loophole in an ordinance regarding resident use of the Bernard Town Wharf will be up to voters at the November elections.

Chisholm ayes airport levy request
Hibbing Daily Tribune

HIBBING — One city council gave the nod for the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority's (CHAA) proposed 2015 Range Regional Airport (RRA) levy ...

Killeen City Council argues about meeting minutes
The Killeen Daily Herald

She also asked if removing the comments would violate Robert's Rules of Order. City Manager Glenn Morrison said Driver-Moultrie introduced herself ...

Almost Brilliant Inventions from 1865
Scientific American

Cities on the Rise “Urbanized societies, in which a majority of the people live crowded together in towns and cities, represent a new and fundamental ...

This will only take an hour, promise
Hillsboro Times Gazette

Most of you have heard of Robert's Rules of Order, the universally accepted guidelines of parliamentary procedure for conducting meetings. Today I ...

My rules of order
Rural Reflections

I checked with “Robert's Rules of Order” and got my answer. I also found that many of “Robert's” rules were not always being followed. One such rules ...

Residents of Oxford House form a family, re-establish lives

"This is a correlation so strong the scientists said it is 'of an order of ... each weekly business meeting - where the men follow Robert's Rules of Order to ...

Peter Meyerhoffer
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

Currently reading Cracking Creativity by Michael Michalko, Robert's Rule of Order, Brain Rules by John Medina and The Art of Speedreading People ...

Truitt resigns from council
Coastal Point

[Since] all of a sudden we have these new rules and regulations on .... Warchol suggested the town investigate Robert's Rules of Order further, as well ...

Cracks show in Cuomo-created ethics board
Capital New York

... Roth tried to silence Commissioner Gary Lavine, who speaks with the deliberate stoicism of a Puritan preacher, by invoking Robert's Rules of Order.

Angela Huff not the answer for Metro Schools
The Tennessean

And, as for complaints about their professionalism, a refresher on Robert's Rules of Order might be due. The rules are so helpful to manage a group ...

Commissioners Continue Work On Proposed Charter
Greeneville Sun

... allow the Greene County Commission to adopt its own rules of order and procedure for its meetings rather than adopting Robert's Rules of Order.

Commissioners Continue Work On Proposed Charter
Greeneville Sun

... allow the Greene County Commission to adopt its own rules of order and procedure for its meetings rather than adopting Robert's Rules of Order.

Baker Supporters Rally Again After WAC Board Meeting Announced
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

The President is authorized to appoint a parliamentarian and conduct business in accord with Robert's Rules of Order, revised.” Pat Hogan, the club ...

Mitch McConnell employs Harry Reids hardball tactic

(He used the parliamentary procedure two times apiece to pass the highway bill and trade bill.) According to the CRS, Republican Bob Dole employed ...

West Haven commission may reconsider methadone clinic approval
New Haven Register

Two of the three commission members who attended the July 14 meeting appeared ready to pass a motion to reconsider Tuesday night, but withdrew ...

Senate GOP Poised to Repeal Obamacare Through Parliamentary Procedure | Somewhat ...
The Heartland Institute (blog)

Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), this week disclosed that they are moving forward with legislation to overturn Obamacare – the ...

Alexandria: Land, Air, Sea
Virginia Connection Newspapers

... without seeing the macro,” said Board member Christine Roberts. ... the election was held fairly by the rules according to Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Tips on Common Interest Community Association Act
Chicago Daily Herald

Under Robert's Rules of Order (if the association has adopted), the chair does not make a motion (unless he temporarily steps down as president, and ...

Lubbock City Council Confirms Interim Police Chief and Approves Annexation
News/Talk 790 KFYO

A Call to Question in parliamentary procedure closes debate on an issue and forces a vote. The Call to Question was approved 6-1 with District 1 ...

Understanding Meeting Procedure and Putting Ideas into Action
Chicago IWW

Rusty's Rules of Order are the official set of meeting polices and procedures of the IWW. Rusty's Rules are a simplified version of Robert's Rules of ...

Valdosta BOE approves 'recommendations'
Valdosta Daily Times

“Nothing within the Open Meetings Act, legal precedence, or for that matter Robert's Rules of Order sets forth with particularity what must be contained ...

Bad advice from city attorney stirs controversy involving Atlantic Beach mayor
Florida Times-Union

According to Robert's Rules of Order, which provides common procedures for assembled groups, the chair can use his or her vote to break a tie, ...

School board expends many minutes approving meeting minutes
Fairfield Citizen

The board has been trying to adhere to Robert's Rules of Order, which does not call for a transcript of what was said at a meeting, or even detailed ...

Most city boards can meet, but not all members can vote
Austin American-Statesman (blog)

... which covers topics like Robert's Rules of Order and the Texas Open Meetings Act. But, the City Council does take the month of July off and some of ...

Articles tagged with Roberts Rules of Order

Recently, we reported on a debate in the HOA community over whether Robert's Rules of Order are worth using if your HOA has the option to decline ...

Councilwoman: No changes needed in citizen comment rules

Councilwoman: No changes needed in citizen comment rules ... We operate under Robert's Rule of Order, and so that is just the way we have to ...

$99: It's the price of integrity, says one Loudoun supervisor
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Higgins urged his colleagues to adhere to Robert's Rules of Order's directives on decorum. “I think we can disagree without being disagreeable,” ...

Local League of Women Voters aims for civility at public meetings
The San Luis Obispo Tribune

... some 50 people, including elected officials; they handed out copies of Robert's Rules of Order, which is a summary of parliamentary procedures.

City of Huntsville does its best to define 'good governance'
Huntsville Item

It includes the City Council's decision to conduct its meetings with the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, as its parliamentary ...

County counsel taking it 'one day at a time'
New Jersey Herald

For his first law assignment, Williams said he had to interpret Robert's Rules of Order for an election issue that had arisen with the county fair's board of ...

Iowan helps guide U.S. House procedures
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

The House does not use the more common Robert's Rules of Order that many legislative bodies utilize. Instead, they use a set of procedures that is ...

Irving city attorney says mayor didn't follow rules in debate over park
Dallas Morning News

IRVING — The rules of order seemed to finally break down two weeks ago as the City ... “General Roberts is the author of Roberts Rules of Order.”.

How one NPU has become a battleground for Georgia's sunshine laws
Creative Loafing Atlanta

... disruption of meetings, which had once before led to a one-year suspension, attempted to reference Robert's Rules of Order to discredit the vote.

KCCA Board of Directors faces July 7 recall
Pamplin Media Group

Gelfand said that another complaint was that the board was not following Robert's Rules of Order and responded, “No, we are using a modified ...

Downtown Randall Brown: Conversation continues at 'Lavender Table'
Knoxville News Sentinel

... this group in conversation, with Knoxville police keeping a watchful eye, ensuring that the debate followed at least a few of Robert's Rules of Order.

Soldotna seeks to further develop its airport
Kenai Peninsula Online

... meeting — a provision that is not currently established in municipal code and is in violation of Robert's Rules of Order which the council follows.

What has been school board's biggest challenge so far?
The Daily Advertiser

... said she's had to get used to the format of the meetings, including making sure the board follows Robert's Rules of Orders and open meetings laws.

UPDATED: Jasper County judge denies writ requesting appointment of Jim Kimbrough to Joplin ...
Joplin Globe

"Put simply, to move forward on the appointment issue under Robert's Rules of Order, as President Koch is bound to do by board policy, he would ...

Jefferson County Schools employees frustrated by lack of action on salary adjustments

"Robert's Rules of Order, obviously board policy," Parsons continued, before calling for the board attorney to clarify. At one point, Smith was critical of ...

Robert and His Rules: Friend or Foe?
The Votenet Blog

A discussion in ASAE's Collaborate community elicited some strong opinions on the place of Robert's Rules of Order in the governance of ...

Council misinterprets Robert's Rules of Order
The Kyle Report - Blogger

The City Council last night adopted new rules for how it conducts its various meetings and in the process completely mangled Robert's Rules of Order.

Council debates how to fill president's chair
Akron Leader Publications

Ambrose-Rubright said Council operates under Robert's Rules of Order, which speaks to the issue and states the vice president moves into the ...

City Gives Go-Ahead To The Groves
South County Times

06/12/2015 - After tussling with Robert's Rules of Order, the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen on June 9 reconsidered and approved an amended ...

Parliamentary flexibility
Newport News Times

Sometimes I explain that the question has nothing to do with parliamentary procedure, but rather an organization's bylaws. Parliamentary procedure is ...

Mayor warns Medford councilors to mind their manners
Mail Tribune

The code says all councilors shall preserve order and decorum during ... is expected to follow Robert's Rules of Order when conducting meetings.

Trussville native named ASAP president

Each new officer will speak to community and professional organizations on parliamentary procedure topics. They also will be expected to provide ...

Horry County Republican Party chair should fly right or resign
Myrtle Beach Sun News

The next item considered was a motion to approve the agenda, which generally followed the format suggested in Robert's Rules of Order, appeared to ...

New Hillsboro Main Street Director
Hillsboro Reporter

“As a pastor, each church that I worked with was structured to run by a committee using Robert's Rules of Order, just as the city does. I also worked ...

Resolution For Summer Hours Still Not Memorialized
Roselle Park News

Roselle Park News Making the distinction, Robert's Rules states that 'when a main motion is of ... Even though the resignation was accepted by the mayor's office in May of 2014, a resolution was needed to be presented and voted on in order to formally ...

Stop personal attacks at meetings

I have asked the New London City Council to put a stop to this. If Robert's Rules of Order were being followed these tirades would have been stopped ...

Trustees may vote again on artificial turf spending
Montana Standard

Jonart based her latest findings on the Montana School Boards Association's interpretation of Robert's Rules of Order, which trustees follow.

Mark Davis: Dem delegates should alter convention rules to make them fair

... by charter or bylaws, then they are just proposed rules, subject to amendment and approval by the delegates under Robert's Rules of Order.

New senate leadership strives for more inclusive environment

The newly elected leaders said creating a more inclusive atmosphere and educating senators on parliamentary procedure are priorities.

No resolution to impasse over Fayette Commission record-keeping
The Citizen.com

Denise Ognio encouraged the board to consult Robert's Rules of Order and see how that document addresses meeting minutes, saying that the ...

Shores Association addresses election challenge
La Jolla Light

Lesser called upon attorney and former LJSA chair, Joe Dicks, who advised the board that to be in conformance with Robert's Rules of Order, it should ...

Newton County Form of Government Committee moves forward on two points

Cowan said he would research Robert's Rules of Order and bring back a recommendation to the committee. #Committee members also continued to ...

Rules of Order

But one of the things people universally seems to struggle with is actually knowing how to use Roberts Rules of Order. Fraternities are very complex ...

Rules of Order?
OIL Journalism - WordPress.com

In order to complete the respective tasks effectively and in order, the ... by using Robert's Rules of Order and Mason's annual of Legislative Procedure, ...

A Student Government Truly for
The Commentator

... and the passage directing the Senior co-chair to bring copies of the constitution and Robert's Rules of Order to General Assembly meetings. None of ...

Mayfield Heights approves job creation grant for Howard Hanna realty's new state HQ to town
cleveland.com (blog)

... once they move from Cleveland, said City Finance Director Robert Tribby. ... and Murphy deleted all references to "ties" and Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Much rancor at Buffalo School board meeting
Buffalo News

At several other points, Karl W. Kristoff, the district's outside counsel, was called in to clarify Robert's Rules of Order regarding their vote, and both ...

Alternatives to Robert's Rules - Watch Online Free

If you don't like the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order (namely, the 11th edition published in 2011 which is titled “Robert's Rules of Order Newly ...

Bring back council committees

This may be of interest only to those who own a dog-eared copy of “Robert's Rules of Order,” the guidebook on meeting procedures written in 1876 by ...

Our view: Step up and serve
Steamboat Pilot & Today

Robert's Rules of Order sounds stuffy, however, relying on Robert's Rules assures a meeting proceeds in a predictable, orderly way that allows ...

news & views worth sharing
The Berkshire Edge

Archives. Moderator candidate Magadini explains open meeting requirements. Wednesday, May 6 - The Open Town Meeting does not exist for the ...

Condo Consultant: HOA governing laws trump Robert's Rules of Order

Question: Several weeks ago, one of our board members resigned by email, giving a specific date and time for his resignation.

Robert's Rules of Order

Robert's Rules of Order Revised. by General Henry M. Robert Table of Contents Order of Precedence of Motions. (OPM) Table of Rules Relating to ...

Condo Consultant: HOA governing laws trump Robert's Rules of Order
Financial Review

Condo Consultant: HOA governing laws trump Robert's Rules of Order. Question: Several weeks ago, one of our board members resigned by email, ...

Our view: Step up and serve
Steamboat Pilot & Today

Robert's Rules of Order sounds stuffy, however, relying on Robert's Rules assures a meeting proceeds in a predictable, orderly way that allows ...

Toastmasters: It gets people talking
Westman Journal

“We run a formal agenda which helps people practice running a proper business meeting using Robert's Rules of Order,” White said. Using these ...

Pope, Oldsey, Lubrano decry board secrecy
Centre Daily Times

The alumni-elected trustees are questioning things like proposed changes to uses of Robert's Rules of Order, and they don't always vote as a bloc.

UMD Senate votes against opposing alcohol sales in athletic facilities
Diamondback Online

... question before taking action, which is the fundamental right of Robert's Rules of Order, which govern meetings, according to the senate's bylaws.

Petition seeks more time for Memorial Day decorations
Great Bend Tribune

McPherson said the cemetery board didn't follow Robert's Rules of Order because the Feb. 26 motion wasn't rescinded. He was unsuccessful in his ...

Brookfield and Elm Grove Ask Now: Has the mayor always broken ties?
Brookfield Elm Grove Now

"That provision is very consistent with Robert's Rules of Order," Flaherty said. "It was probably an original city code." The mayor does not vote at all at ...

College of DuPage – Board actions bring more scrutiny.
Edgar County Watchdogs

... years and attended hundreds, I would suggest Chairman Hamilton take a crash course on Robert's Rules of Order and understand the importance ...

Council dismisses ethics complaint against New Buffalo mayor related to letter seeking legal ..
Harborcountry News

Drew said one recommendation that was made was to have the Planning Commission immediately start to follow Robert's Rules of Order and develop ...

Rockland Energy Center a possibility now

... was full of citizens May 1 who had opinions about the REC facility and the legalities of the meeting, citing it did not follow Robert's Rules of Order.

Letter: No debate equals no vote for Rockport incumbents
Gloucester Daily Times

In accordance with town bylaws, which take exception to the underlying principle of Robert's Rules of Order on reconsideration, a motion was made by ...

Letter: Water-boys and parliamentarians
The Daily News Online (blog)

According to Robert's Rules of order once a motion is made; is seconded and debated it must be voted on ... except with our Batavia City Council.

Commissioners OK plat for Cloud Peak Ranch
The Sheridan Press (subscription)

... business, the Commission set a May 26 work session for introduction and review of planning and zoning requirements, Robert's Rules of Order, etc.

Boothbay town meeting will be referendum-style May 4
Boothbay Register

The Boothbay town meeting will be held this year with no moderator, no long debates, and no questions about Robert's Rules of Order. The selectmen ...

Incoming VSA council should respect, represent students
Miscellany News

The VSA follows the Robert's Rule of Order, which is a common form of organization in boardrooms and politics alike. This structure lays out the format ...


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