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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.


Aldermen vote to throw out Robert's Rules of Order
New Bern Sun Journal

That is in opposition to the prior city ordinance that said the Board of Aldermen shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Robert's ...

 
Aldermen to consider revenue bonds, new rules for meetings
New Bern Sun Journal

Aldermen will consider changing the current rules of order and order of ... of aldermen shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised …

 
Kane school board deals with personnel issues
Bradford Era

School board president Claire Ann Depto said a change in the protocol for the evening's meeting would involve suspending Roberts Rules of Order for ...

 
Roeland Park has avenues to revisit defeated ordinance — Roberts Rules of Order vs. other rules
Prairie Village Post

In the wake of the defeat of Roeland Park's anti-discrimination ordinance on a 4-3 vote, a question for some residents is whether that vote is the last ...

 
A flying book. A call to police. A civic league spiraling.
The Virginian-Pilot

That was when a copy of “Robert's Rules of Order” went whizzing over the heads of league members, bounced off a table and plunked Jefferson in the ...

 
Local Students Attend State Future Farmers of America Convention
SurfKY News

During the course of the convention, FFA members competed in various public speaking events and the parliamentary procedure career development ...

 
Revised ordinance for culling white tailed dear in Avon Lake passed council
The Plain Dealer

He was grateful for Council Clerk Barbara Dopp's guidance and Law Director Abe Lieberman's recommendations through a bevy of Robert's Rules ...

 

 

 
New Website Offers Resources on Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure
http://historymythbusters.us/new-website-offers-resources-on-roberts-rules-of-order-and-parliamentary-procedure/

The site is focused on running effective business meetings using Robert's Rules of Order and includes many free resources on running shorter, more ...

 
Requests For Fort Smith Legal Audit Prompt Probe Of Robert's Rules
Times Record

Two on-again, off-again resolutions pulled before Tuesday's Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting prompted both a review of Robert's Rules of Order ...

 
Council delays filling alder seat
hngnews.com

City Attorney Mark Leonard, citing Robert's Rules of Order, told alders that none of the candidates should be removed from consideration until a ...

 
Time to return to James Street
Orillia Packet & Times

These rules are covered by Chapter 22 of the Orillia Municipal Code. Chapter 22 states that Robert's Rules of Order are the parliamentary authority ...

 
State GOP convention collapses
Idaho State Journal

MOSCOW — Bogged down by infighting over the qualifications of delegates and squabbles over Robert's Rules of Order, the Idaho Republican ...

 
Governance rules a threat to free speech
Nanaimo Daily News

This is, again, something the mayor already had, as presented in Robert's Rules of Order and the community charter. Greves chaired the steering ...
 

 
14 Hours with a Mob
SouthCoastToday.com

It's known today as Robert's Rules of Order and still used to run meetings. What you may not know is that the entire Roberts family were fervent ...

 
Wherefore Robert's Rules of Order?
NEXT Church

“Robert's Rules are best you know, for the Bible tells us so.” ... or download, their latest version of Robert's Rules of Order, the ancient, yet-oft-revised ...

 
Is there a body of parliamentary procedural law comparable to Robert's Rules for organizations ...
Quora

Robert's Rules state that they are only applicable for meetings held "in a ... I am looking for anyone who has developed such special rules of order or ...

 
Bowser wins endorsement of gay Democrats
Washington Post

In the end, there was really no debate at all — just a lot of Robert's Rules of Order. Backers of independent mayoral candidate David A. Catania failed ...

 
Can a board require hurricane shutters?
MiamiHerald.com

Our covenants say that we must use Robert's Rules. Our president talks on motions, debates with the board of directors, and says that she can speak ...

 
Simon Speaks Toastmasters Club: Roberts Rules of Order
WordPress.com

Posts about Roberts Rules of Order written by MsSoniaSandhu.

 
Leesburg to Host Freedom of Information Act Training
Leesburg Today

The town is holding a training session on the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, the Conflict of Interest Act, COIA, and Robert's Rules of Order for all ...

 
Under Roberts rules of order can Skype or video conferencing be done f - Ask Community
ask.com

Under Roberts rules of order can Skype or video conferencing be done for executive board meetings if not stated in by laws? Edit Your Question.

 
City Commission defers decision on new ordinance
Plainsman

A week ago, the board gave first reading of an ordinance that calls for the recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order to govern meetings of the City ...

 
Statutes control when meetings can be closed
The News-Press

Our documents state that we are to follow Robert's Rules of Order which permit executive session for certain matters. Can you shed light on this issue?

 
Governance guidelines a waste of money
Nanaimo Daily News

It's called Roberts Rules of Order. Available on-line for free, at www.robertsrules.org. No cost. All one has to do is pick it up and follow its simple ...

 
Flint City Council headed back to school for parliamentary procedures and ethics
The Flint Journal

FLINT, MI -- The City Council is scheduled to return to the classroom for a crash course on parliamentary procedure and ethics Wednesday, May 7, ...

 
Maine charter school commission chooses not to reconsider virtual school's application
Bangor Daily News

Under Robert's Rules of Order, which are followed by the commission, only committee members who voted against a measure previously can open ...

 
Letter: A vote for change in Sheffield
Berkshire Eagle

My vision of moderator goes beyond just being an effective manager of parliamentary procedure. I would also seek to make the following changes:.

 
My home town: the launch pad of Robert's Rules
Middleboro Gazette

A couple months back or so, the Lakeville Board of Selectmen adopted a customized version of Robert's Rules of Order to conduct their meetings by.

 
Hedquist hearing proceeds this week
Casper Journal

The council voted against using Roberts Rules of Order, which it generally uses for its regular council meetings, despite questions from some council ...

 
Special Senate meeting's quorum challenged
Eastern Echo

“According to Chapter 9 of the Bylaws (9.6 Parliamentary Authority), 'The most current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary ...

 
TAKE 5: Workshops will cover meeting etiquette
Sanford Herald

This week, we Take 5 with Nelson McCaskill, a 28-year veteran of N.C. Cooperative Extension, about parliamentary procedure. McCaskill will lead two ...

 
Coatesville school solicitor review blocked by procedure
Daily Local News

CALN — Attempts to jostle the status of Coatesville school board solicitor James Ellison were thwarted by parliamentary procedure last week.

 
Mayor approaches accusations of cronyism
Laramie Boomerang

It is my responsibility to follow the rules of conduct established by Council and adhere to the guidelines of Robert's Rules of Order. It is also my ...

 
Town should correct its error
parrysound.com

Mayor McGarvey claims the reason is that she violated Roberts Rules of Order by improperly editing the minutes from the meetings of the DBA.

 
Quick Guide to Getting Things Done using Robert's Rules of Order
Scribd

This Quick Guide to Getting Things Done using Robert's Rules of Order is different than any other parliamentary procedure book on the market today.

 
Does the United Nations General Assembly use Robert's Rules of order?
Yahoo Answers

I have to participate in a mock U.N. assembly later in the school year-anyone know if they use Robert's Rules of order (also known as Parliamentary ...

 
Parliamentary procedure workshop set for April 30
Sanford Herald

In 1876 parliamentary procedure became uniform when Henry M. Robert published his manual on Parliamentary Law. Today Robert's Rules of Order ...

 
Kaltvedt is a candidate for Meade County Auditor
Rapid City Journal

"As a former SD State FFA officer, I have extensive experience with parliamentary procedure and public speaking." She is a lifetime member of the FFA ...

 
ViewPoints by Tim Grayson: Joint meeting with Concord, Mt. Diablo school board beneficial
San Jose Mercury News

... jointly as hosts and chairs of the meeting, which conformed pretty much according to the normal procedural rules and Roberts Rules of Order.

 
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 3/27/14 Special Meeting Minutes - Work Session
Hudson Star Observer

Bell moved, with second by Gehrke, to suspend Roberts Rules or Order. ... Johnson moved, with second by Hanson, to return to Roberts Rules of ...

 
FFA state qualifers will compete in Lincoln
Gothenburg Times

Senior parliamentary procedure team #1—Carson Messersmith, Rebecca Anderson, Courtney Brown, Ross Ostendorf, Kelsey Kuhlman, Blake Ristine ...

 
Appealing decisions according to robert's rules of order?
Yahoo Answers

Ok so i running for student government at my University and i was disqualified from the election for...

 
Kistemaker Business Law Group.: Why is Parliamentary Procedure Important?
Kistemaker Business Law Group.

Organizations using parliamentary procedure usually follow a fixed order of business. Below is a typical example: Call to order. Roll call of members ...

 
Town meeting is a fraud
Barre Montpelier Times Argus

As a result of a Vermont 1982 legislative act, Robert's Rules of Order, used in state and federal legislative sessions, became the basic rules of order for ...

 
Roanoke County supervisors in spat over speaking allotment
Roanoke Times

... County supervisors in spat over speaking allotment. The pace of board discussions and the deviation from Robert's Rules of Order were at issue.

 
Council members move to censure committee chair
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"In order to have a transparent government, it is necessary to follow Robert's Rules of Order, and the rule of law," Ms. Heidelbaugh said Monday.

 
Columbiana council meeting rules eyed
SalemNews.net

Simpson said council should follow Robert's Rules of Order and then requested the Rules of Council ordinance be changed to exclude the words ...

 
Lane County Republicans Shift Leadership
Eugene Weekly

Thanks to a disagreement over Robert's Rules of Order, the Lane County Republicans have recently acquired new leadership in the form of chair, ...

 
Les Cockrell: Parliamentarians slate procedure workshop
Denton Record Chronicle

A parliamentary procedure workshop will be offered Saturday in the training room of the Denton County Election Administration Building, 701 Kimberly ...

 
Washington Township council sets rules of 'decorum and conduct' following heated public portions
NJ.com

Washington Township Council is setting some ground rules for conduct at its ... D'Orazio said that while they do follow Robert's Rules of Order, the ...

 
Robert's rules of order - can a motion be made in absentia - Ask Community
ask.com

Robert's rules of order - can a motion be made in absentia? Edit Your Question. Robert's rules of order - can a motion be made in absentia?

 
In Our Schools: District U46 student display health care prowess
Elgin Courier News

U46 students also placed in the top three for several team events, including HOSA Bowl, Biomedical Debate, Parliamentary Procedure, Forensic ...

 
Stockton FFA places at section, district events
Freeport Journal-Standard

Members placed second in the Section 1 Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event Jan. 29 in Hanover, which qualified them for the District ...

 
Using Robert's Rules of Order, how does one filibuster? - Yahoo Answers
yahoo.com

Every parliamentary procedure does not allow for a filibuster. My guess is that you can not get to a procedural place with most political entities to ...

 
Local government: Study is opportunity for change
The Missoulian

Roberts Rules of Order for one. It took our study commission a little time to get up to speed with certain rules of engagement. The workings of the city ...

 
vote count turns into screaming match
24 Hours Vancouver

Our bylaws stipulate that we use Robert's Rules of Order for our meetings and procedures. Under Robert's Rules, several owners insist that a vote that ...

 
Transparency and trust
Coeur d'Alene Press

While she stopped short of making a motion to amend the minutes this time, she did point out to the central committee that Robert's Rules of Order ...

 
Snellville DDA to host parliamentary class
Gwinnettdailypost.com

Topics of the class include the basic tenets of Roberts Rules of Order, how the guidelines work in conjunction with other applicable governing ...

 
Number of Tri-County students to go to BPA's National Convention
Newsbug.info

Here is Tri-County's Parliamentary Procedure team of Chad Mussche, Austin Schneider, Sean Harrington, Josh Myers, Johan Van Wijk, Leandra ...

 
Yaniz tells mayor to 'man up'
KeysNews.com

When the meeting resumed, Cates announced that all seven commissioners must follow Robert's Rules of Order: Everyone gets two turns to talk for a ...

 
Warren-Newport Lbrary director under fire at rowdy board meeting
Lake County News Sun

The power of the people and Robert's Rules of Order prevailed Tuesday night at a marathon raucous board meeting of the Warren-Newport Public ...

 
Letter: Commissioners need 'Robert's Rules' training
Florida Today

A reader suggests county commissioners, above, attend a training session on Robert's Rules of Order. / FLORIDA TODAY FILE ...

 
Catalano's attempt for extra speaking time rebuffed
Stratford Star

The council returned after a short recess and 6th District Councilman Ken Poisson read from what he said was Robert's Rules of Order, which the ...

 
Union president announces updates
The Justice

The Senate approved three Senate Money Resolutions, one for a new copy of Robert's Rules of Order for the Senate, and the other two for several ...

 
Read Mountain FFA competes in state parliamentary procedure event
Roanoke Times

Read Mountain FFA competed in the State Junior Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE) on Saturday, March 8, at Riverheads ...

 
Where Did Robert's Rules of Order Come From? | Merry Farmer
Merry Farmer · merryfarmer

Okay, without going into too much detail that I'm not at liberty to discuss, I learned more about the minutiae of Robert's Rules of Order last week than I ...

 
Snellville officials offer training on meeting rules
Gwinnettdailypost.com

The event is expected to touch on the fundamentals of Robert's Rules of Order for chair and assembly including brief discussion how Robert's Rules of ...

 
Moderator Jon Gailmor On Keeping Order At Town Meeting
Vermont Public Radio

But as far as memorizing every point of Robert's Rules of Order, that varies. “It depends on the moderator, some people just really run a tight ship and ...

 
Lengthy meeting brings Temple's rules of decorum into question
Times-Georgian

The meeting caused the city's rules of decorum to come under question. ... of the council” and that the mayor “shall enforce Robert's Rules of Order.”.

 
Committee refines County Commission's Rules of Order
State Gazette

Using Roberts Rules of Order and the procedures of the Madison County Legislative Body, the Tennessee House of Representatives and the ...

 
Robert's Rules of Order - ASTM International
astm.org

Come to an ASTM International meeting with an understanding of Robert's Rules of Order and you will have a sense of how they contribute to a ...

 
Northfield councilors question how to weigh discussion on city matters
Southernminn.com

Northfield uses the book, "Robert's Rules of Order" to guide City Council meetings. Many Minnesota cities use these rules, including Dundas and ...

 
Talk of the Towns
Middleboro Gazette

Though most public bodies do follow some interpretation of Robert's Rules, such as making motions and seconds to take action on an item, not every ...

 
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 3/3/14 Board Meeting Agenda
Pierce County Herald

1. Call to order - 10 minute discussion limit on all agenda and non-agenda items per Roberts Rules of Order, the Village Board may suspend this rule ...

 
Events
Memphis Daily News

The event is open to anyone interested in parliamentary law and “Robert's Rules of Order.” Call 324-5184. Volunteer Mid-South will hold its Volunteer ...

 
Meeting roundup
Washington Observer Reporter

Newly elected member Lisa Anderson, did not agree with the way the new policy was written and read from Robert's Rules of Order that permits a ...

 
Council majority decision to be examined
Focusdailynews

The mayor disagreed stating that the council follows Roberts Rules of Order and that means a super majority is required. When the three items were ...

 
TIMES EDITORIAL: Confusion surrounds hospital board vote
Palo Verde Valley Times

But under Robert's Rules of Order it states, "unless otherwise provided by law, these bylaws, or Board rules, Board meeting procedures shall be in ...

 
Council reviews rules of procedure
Cedar Valley Daily Times

“Robert's Rules of Order have been used in Waverly since the inception,” said former Mayor Bob Brunkhorst. The hard copy of the U.S. Army Col.

 
Luskin: Robert's Rules
Vermont Public Radio

I think every Vermont voter should learn basic parliamentary procedure. For instance, speakers are supposed to address their remarks to the ...

 
Council reviews rules of procedure
Cedar Valley Daily Times

“Robert's Rules of Order have been used in Waverly since the inception,” said former Mayor Bob Brunkhorst. The hard copy of the U.S. Army Col.

 
Condo and HOA Board Meetings: Drafting an Agenda
Florida Association News

It is not uncommon for Board meetings to run longer than planned. For the most part . . .

 
FFA team places second in parliamentary procedure
Circleville Herald

The Westfall FFA Chapter recently participated in the district novice parliamentary procedure contest held at Clear Fork High School. The team placed ...

 
Okay students win big at FCCLA regional STAR competition
Wagonertribune

The events were Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure, Junior and Senior Interpersonal Communications, Junior Focus on Children, Senior Life ...

 
Pasadena mayor proposes new rules for council meetings
utpa.edu Your Houston News

Isbell said people had complained meetings were like a “circus” and he proposed re-aligning meetings with Robert's Rules of Order. The one ...

 
Benton Harbor's MML Training Covers Parliamentary Procedure
WSJM

The roughly three-hour training session covered parliamentary procedure as the body gears-up to regain local control. Eleanor Siewert says there is ...

 
Summary of Roberts Rules of Order
Free Management Library

31. Annex V. Robert's Rules of Order Summary. (www.managementhelp.org/boards/roberts.htm). About Motions. Purpose of Motion. To Enact Motion.

 
Cuba FFA attends contest
Canton Daily Ledger

Sarah Jones, daughter of David and Carma Jones of Smithfield, served as chairperson for the Cuba FFA at the Section 12 Parliamentary Procedure ...

 
Lafayette Middle School FFA team going strong
Mayo Free Press

“Both parliamentary procedure teams won sub-districts,” said Lyons. “The opening and closing ceremonies team also won, and then Brayden Lamb, ...

 
PE Supervisors Disagree Strongly on First Decision Made in 2014
The Southside Messenger

At this point, County Attorney James Ennis was asked for a ruling on this issue, which he could not give without referring to Robert's Rules of Order on ...

 
Bloomfield Life questions BOE secret ballot
NorthJersey.com

OPMA overrides Robert's Rules meeting guidelines, the Kinnelon board decided. At its Jan. 8 reorganization meeting, the Bloomfield board voted ...

 
Firing of city worker is still up in the air
Cincinnati.com

“It's got all the Robert's Rules folks worked up,” City Solicitor Frank Warnock said. “They can debate this all day long.” Meanwhile, Weissmann remains ...

 
Why FaceBook And Robert's Rules of Order Make Holy ...
thoughtfulpastor (Christy Thomas)

Yet One More FB Explosion For what seemed like the trillionth time, I watched another clergy Facebook conversation degenerate into frustration, ...

 
Okay FCCLA team headed to state competition
Muskogee Daily Phoenix

The students collectively competed in seven different events Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure, Junior and Senior Interpersonal ...

 
Robert's Rules of Order — California Employment and HR Law Blog
californiaemploymentlaw-blog.com

In my work with nonprofits, I'm always surprised by the requirement in their bylaws for the use of the parliamentary procedure known as Robert's Rules ...

 
Diller-Odell competes in District FFA Leadership Contest
Beatrice Daily Sun

The junior parliamentary procedure team, made up of Theresa Zarybnicky, Katie Schultis, Cody Scheele, Bailey Schroeder, Joslyn Edmond, Madison ...

 
Council kicks off year with planned initiatives
The Register Star

Moore said this comes from Roberts Rules of Order; he read it orally to the council at last year's initial meeting, but hoping it might take, he added it to ...

 
Antrim auditors elect officers
Echo Pilot

With two new people on board, incumbent Bill Needy was unsure of the proper Robert's Rules of Order to establish leadership for the elected Antrim ...

 
Court Skirts Decision in Historical Society Infighting
Patch.com

... answer as to whether the board illegally removed her from office in April of 2013, based on the organization's bylaws, and Roberts Rules of Order.

 
Torrington school board committee eyes rules for executive session
Waterbury Republican American

The board does have in its bylaws that it will follow Robert's Rules of Order, which states confidentiality in an executive session stays in executive ...

 
League of Women Voters to conduct free workshop on ...
Oak Ridge Today

The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge has a Saturday morning workshop on parliamentary procedures as governed by Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Open Meetings Act is being violated
Madison County Record

Instead it was Ms. Donovan, speaking out of order and in violation of Roberts Rules of Order, who engaged the conversation. She was defensive and ...

 
Colorado Retail Ventures Services, LLC moving headquarters
Journal-Advocate

The commission will continue to use Roberts Rules of Order, and will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall, except if that day falls on ...

 
Antrim auditors elect officers
Echo Pilot

With two new people on board, incumbent Bill Needy was unsure of the proper Robert's Rules of Order to establish leadership for the elected Antrim ...

 
Ask the HOA Expert: Roberts Rules of Order
Realty Times

If the Homeowner's Association Board agrees to an action but does not follow the Roberts Rules of Order as far as making a motion, seconding and ...

 
Erin's 'Jake brake' ordinance will likely stand
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Roberts Rules of Order, which the board uses as its guide for meeting procedure, requires that an amendment must first be approved, and then the ...

 
Learning procedure with Central Alabama Parliamentary Unit
Newsaegis

Any adult interested in learning parliamentary procedure is invited to the next meeting of the newly-formed Central Alabama Parliamentary Unit.

 
2 Letters-to-the-Editor: Concerning Robert's Rules of Order and the ...
Rowan Free Press

Allison Kepley, Salisbury, NC ?The quote made by Eva GeoRene Jones from Robert's Rules of Order was taken out of context. The "whole ...

 
Clive council questions details in new policy
DesMoinesRegister.com

Klein said Iowa state code and Robert's Rules of Order, a standard for the Clive council and many legislative bodies, seem to offer sufficient guidelines ...

 
First order of business: Order
Stockton Record

If adopted, the council will soon ditch Robert's Rules of Order, which city staffers describe as "cumbersome" and "arcane," for the more modern ...

 
Resolve to have a great 4-H year
Michigan State University Extension

Business meetings will follow Roberts Rules of Order. All club paperwork such as minutes, club inventory and financial statements will be completed in a timely ...

 
Ligonier officials may review legality of 2 council votes
Tribune-Review

14 meeting did not comply with Robert's Rules of Order as Shaffer did not need council's consent to withdraw her resignation after she submitted it in October ..

 
Kaneland asking for 4.6 percent more in property taxes
Chicago Daily Herald

... correctly under Roberts' Rules of Order, in his opinion. That came after President Cheryl Krauspe had gaveled him down for insulting a fellow board member.

 
Bayfield trustees skip second recycling vote
Pine River Times

Tuesday night Smith cited Roberts Rules of Order that reconsideration of the proposal would have to be initiated by one of the people who previously voted no.

 
Members want to speak before vote
MiamiHerald.com

When a motion is made by the board and seconded by the board, the discussion (as per Roberts Rules) is conducted between directors prior to the vote by the ...

 
Harbor board considers time limits
Half Moon Bay Review

He pointed to Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary guidebook regularly cited during government meetings. Under the book's guidelines, each elected leader ...

 
Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules Receives 2013 Phifer Award
PR Web

Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules of Order, Fourth Edition has received the 2013 Phifer Award from the Commission on American Parliamentary Practice ...

 
A common calendar for San Diego Unified?
San Diego CityBEAT

It's more possible that unless you're one of the eight regulars at PTA meetings, enduring the psychological abuse of Robert's Rules of Order—a parliamentary ...

 

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