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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.

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 ...

MTAS attorneys say Mount Carmel mayor violating city code on two issues
Kingsport Times News

... Hardy stated that BMA meetings are bound by a certain agenda during meetings, and meeting procedures are guided by Robert's Rules of Order.

Maple Grove Civic Club Holds Candidate Forum

"By using essentially Robert's Rules of Order or a similar type of parliamentary procedure I run the town meeting," Driscoll said. "I like to make sure that ...

Village Trustees debate public comment policy
Garden City News

Municipal meetings in all towns and villages have long followed Robert's Rules of Order, but when controversies come up that can be forgotten.

High hopes, lofty ideals, books
Daily Herald

Initially, the women met every Thursday afternoon to study and practice Robert's Rules of Order. When their esteemed presidential candidate lost to ...

Northfield mayor admits fault during council meeting

"After researching Robert's Rules of Order, I was wrong and should have allowed a vote, even though I believe the charter calls for a 2/3 majority," he ...

Bellevue sets 3-year P&Z term limit
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

The mayor and council had to consult Robert's Rules of Order to determine which motion would first be voted upon. City attorney Rick Allington ...

Fisheries council expected to vote on opening scallop grounds

The council, often bogging down in procedural questions about how to work through many overlapping amendments using Robert's Rules of Order, ...

McColeman's seeks advance notice of 'substantive' resolutions
Journal Pioneer

It also stated council adhere to Robert's Rules of Order, a more than 100-year-old guide to running meetings effectively and fairly, in managing such ...

In Oakland, a null election prompts an impassioned meeting
Topeka Capital Journal

But the election was later nullified by the Oakland NIA board after a review of the association's bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order, a widely cited ...

Nomination rejected for third time: SGA Senate votes down Allenlundy for position
The Crimson While

“It was suggested by the chief justice to conduct voting by a secret ballot, but under regular parliamentary procedure, it has to be conducted openly ...

The state of public comment at local government meetings
Press of Atlantic City

Wilson said his actions were informed by Robert's Rules of Order and local ordinances, and that he was respectful to the speaker in his attempt to ...

Thompson School District board vote under scrutiny
Loveland Reporter-Herald

According to Robert's Rules of Order, which is what the school board typically follows, "On occasion, while a motion is being debated, someone will ...

Port Authority calls for 'civil discourse'
Fernandina Beach News-Leader

“I proposed that we put some sort of proclamation together,” Bruce said. He also suggested using Robert's Rules of Order as a foundation “so that ...

Change in structure proposed for Northfield City Council meeting

"The proposed process is actually a deviation from more formal adherence to Robert's Rules of Orders but seeks to ensure the business of the council ...

Youngstown schools retirees pay more for insurance, ask why
Youngstown Vindicator

“We are to be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, not by someone's personal feelings,” she said. “As a female and minority on the board, ...

Church that gave world Robert's Rules is national treasure

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ A landmark New Bedford church that gave the world Robert's Rules of Order has been named a national treasure.

Candidates face off in Moderator debate
Homenewshere wilmington town crier

Attorney Robert G. Peterson, Jr. faced off against Leigh J. Martinson ... ensuring town meeting attendees follow Robert's Rules of Order and how to ...

Bellows Falls: Village trustees revisit budget votes
Rutland Herald

... procedure during Monday night's meeting regarding the village budget did not follow Robert's Rules of Order, which the village had adopted.

Letter: Rockport alcohol vote leaves many questions
Gloucester Daily Times

... voters booklet that the proceedings of Town Meeting shall be governed by the rules of parliamentary procedure outlined in Robert's Rules of Order.

New Gulf Coast Middle School club teaches philanthropy, more

The students meet once a week and conduct their meetings using Robert's Rules. They do not have an executive board yet, so the students take turns ...

Dan Waters steps to West Tisbury annual town meeting helm
Martha's Vineyard Times

He noted that Robert's Rules of Order are not as applicable to the unique New England town meeting, “a particular kind of animal.” “There are things ...

Vernon voters to reconsider elected auditors' future
Brattleboro Reformer

She said that, according to Robert's Rules of Order, "when a question is known ahead of time, the question should be written on the ballot. A person ...

York PTA group holds first meeting
York County Coast Star

He gave attendees an in-depth lesson in the ins and outs of Robert's Rules of Order. The vice president is Laura Combe, also a parent. The treasurer ...

St. Paul: Push on to place more minorities on municipal commissions
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

... debaters to walk the program's 14 enrollees through the ins and outs of Robert's Rules of Order, a common rule system for organizing meetings.

20-40-60 etiquette: Nominating yourself?

I checked “Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised,” and it is OK for persons on the nominating committee to nominate themselves. I guess I was ...

Marco Island Sun Times

... has also published helpful books on parliamentary procedure, including “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure” and “Notes and ...

Letter: Christianson was within rules
West Central Tribune

A writer in a recent letter to the editor gave his opinion regarding proper procedure at the last Willmar City Council meeting. He referred to Robert's ...

Monadnock school board chairman lays ground rules
The Keene Sentinel

School Board Chairman F. Barrett Faulkner of Swanzey said it's the group's policy to follow Robert's Rules of Order, and he explained how that will ...

Monadnock school board chairman lays ground rules
The Keene Sentinel
School Board Chairman F. Barrett Faulkner of Swanzey said it's the group's policy to follow Robert's Rules of Order, and he explained how that will ...
Students in special-needs sports league to get varsity letters

Wilson said the league's informal nature – its governing board doesn't held regular meetings or use Robert's Rules of Order – may have led to ...

April Fool's 2015! Selectboard Grills Candidates' Plans, Secret Agenda Item Introduced

It was at this point in the night that Selectman Matt Krasnow called on a rarely used Robert's Rules of Order—“suspend the rules”—to introduce an ...

County board places conditions on meetings' public comment period
Bluff Country Newspaper Group

Commissioner Justin Zmyewski said that by not following Robert's Rules of Order, the county board has allowed a “chaotic” situation to develop.

Robert's Rules of Order Are Not "The Law" For Association Meetings
Florida Condo & HOA Legal Blog

Question: Our condominium documents do not specifically mention any parliamentary rules or procedures that are to be used in conducting our ...

Rules for public officials are meant to serve public
The Mercury

There was a time when “Robert's Rules of Order” was considered all that ... Now, there are more rules to consider and technological advancements ...

Letter: The rules of decorum
Concord Monitor

Robert's Rules of Order is the prime source for the conduct of public meetings. “(A member) must avoid personalities, and under no circumstances can ...

Reader's View: School Board must start behaving professionally
Duluth News Tribune

The Duluth School Board agreed to follow Robert's Rules of Order. Unfortunately, Chairwoman Judy Seliga Punyko and member Mike Miernicki don't ...

Seniors Steamed: Mount Carmel senior citizens pack meeting to protest town's takeover of their ...

As Mayor Larry Frost opened the meeting, Alderman Wanda Davidson called to his attention Robert's Rules of Order—a guide used by municipalities ...



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Beam 24

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UC Amends Constitution, Encourages Inter-Ivy Collaboration
Harvard Crimson

Batista also expressed her frustration with parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order, which the Student Assembly, like the UC, uses to ...

Columbia County committee navigates rules
Portage Daily Register

Corporation Counsel Joseph Ruf said some counties' standing rules might be as simple as “We follow Robert's Rules of Order,” or they might be finely ...

Closed session and executive session are the same
Chicago Daily Herald

Robert's Rules of Order provides some guidance here. Where a majority vote of the votes cast is required, abstentions have absolutely no effect on the ...

A misuse of Robert's Rules
West Central Tribune

If you are going to hide behind Robert's Rules of Order, then you should follow them. When Mayor Marv Calvin wanted to speak during the debate at ...

Are SC School Boards Always This Opaque?
The Nerve

[Editor's note: The Nerve has repeatedly highlighted the practice by government bodies of turning public meetings into private meetings simply by ...

Faculty Senate to allow internal referendums
The Daily Eastern News

“The Faculty Senate operates according to Robert's Rules of Order,” Allison said. “Robert's does by no means exclude deliberative bodies from ...

End confusion over negative motions
Alpine Avalanche

The reason may be a mistaken belief that Robert's Rules of Order dictate that ... We saw another provision in Robert's that said the person making the ...

Councilman requests revote on county partnership decision
Lompoc Record

While there was some discussion Tuesday on revoting procedures as stated in Robert's Rules of Order, those were dismissed by City Attorney Joe ...

Lawsuit claims Maple Heights violated Ohio's open meetings law

In it, she said she follows Robert's Rules of Order and she was “probably putting too much information in my Regular and Special Council Meeting ...

Two vie for moderator
Woburn Daily Times

Candidates Leigh Martinson and Robert Peterson, Jr. have thrown their ... Both candidates have been brushing up on Robert's Rules of Order, the ...

Golf course contract extended
Clovis News Journal

Lansford said a call for the question under Robert's Rules was only an informal request. He said he wouldn't stop debate without a motion and a vote.

Harbor Management Commission Hoists Delta Flag: Maneuvering with Difficulty
Greenwich Free Press

Gary Silberberg brought up a point of order, asking why the topic of ... And we're fighting about Robert's Rules of order and other silly stuff.

Council considering rules changes

One proposed revision has to do with how Robert's Rules of Order should apply at Committee of the Whole meetings. A potentially more complicated ...

Gay and Mennonite
The Atlantic

As Cathy Spory, the outgoing moderator of the Allegheny Mennonite Conference, reviewed the Robert's Rules of Order, there was some tense ...

For better or worse, a new day dawns for the embattled Haywood GOP
Smoky Mountain News

... party members, that hands-on role felt more like nitpicking, embroiling the party in petty disputes over meeting minutes and Robert's Rules of Order.

Voting 4-3, City Council rejects bid to delay closure of Petersburg jail
Progress Index

Telfair has advised council on more than one occasion that according to Robert's Rules of Order, only the prevailing side of the December 2014 vote ...

What's best in school board minutes?
Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Public Schools follows the Sunshine Law because it is recommended by Robert's Rules of Order, according to an email from Sandra ...

Commissioner questions voting process
Columbia Daily Herald

The vote failed the first time with 11 commissioners supporting the rule's ... Robert's Rules of Order can be interpreted in different ways, he said.

OC Council kicks out woman, tables flooding study she favors
Press of Atlantic City

... he had no choice but to gavel Hornick and have her removed in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order and those of Ocean City's government.

Rutherford's proposal rebuffed by peers
Alpenhorn News

Rutherford further explained that although many citizens may believe the county's board operates under formally adopted Robert's Rules of Order, “We ...

No bygones: School board members tangle again over by-laws
Fairfield Citizen

However, members of the majority said Tuesday that the by-laws were in conflict since one section said the board followed "Robert's Rules of Order," ...

Goodrich denies receipt of GCDC letter

McKenney clarified that regardless of agenda approval they could proceed, which is as stated in Robert's Rules of Order. Vick was told they were ...

Chatham Elections Board turns to state, county commission to name next chairman
Savannah Morning News

The board asked Hart to review the board's bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order to determine whether absent board members can cast paper ballots or ...

Wheel Tax Adopted by County
Vermillion Plain Talk

Last week, Robertson told the board that they had not followed 'Robert's Rules of Order' and felt the commissioners had acted “inappropriately” in ...

Wheel Tax Adopted by County
Vermillion Plain Talk

Last week, Robertson told the board that they had not followed 'Robert's Rules of Order' and felt the commissioners had acted “inappropriately” in ...

'Tedious in Practice': UC Questions Meeting Procedures
Harvard Crimson

Much of that time is spent debating legislation through parliamentary procedure, which stipulates that the Council follow a series of steps before ...

Republicans' fear: 2 more years of gridlock

... obligation to do their constitutional duty and debate this and not hide behind Robert's Rules of Order.” Gosar's senior Arizona senator, John McCain, ...

Petersburg city attorney's job comes into question
Progress Index

Telfair advised Council that according to Robert's Rules of Order, the motion can only be brought back for a vote by the prevailing side.

Civility reigns in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM—“We came in as friends, and Robert's Rules Of Order offers 19 pages on civility. Let's leave as friends.” And with those words, ...

Stalemate over Chatham County Board of Elections chairmanship persists
Savannah Morning News

Fellow Republican member Marianne Heimes said last week she reviewed Robert's Rules of Order before the Feb. 27 meeting and determined that a ...

South Euclid City Council's troubling censure of two members: editorial

... has censured council members Ed Icove and Ruth Gray for supposedly "violating the rules of this Council and Robert's Rules of Order for disclosing ...

From the Assistant Editor: Covering government in Malibu
Malibu Surfside News

I'm convinced that a lot of my excitement for covering local government and my willingness to tolerate hours of Robert's Rules of Order without losing ...

Consent Agenda Topics Questioned At Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting

Kristi Weber questioned the council's definition of “routine items” and suggested it reviews Robert's Rules of Order as it concerns to future consent ...

Civility reigns in Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM—“We came in as friends, and Robert's Rules Of Order offers 19 pages on civility. Let's leave as friends.” And with those words, ...

Navigator Credit Union board slate nixed; 1st woman member decries 'old boys club'

As Harris made allegations and twice rebuffed efforts to get her off the stage -- once employing Robert's Rules of Order to keep the microphone after a ...


Commissioners OK resolution, barely, opposing Kan. local election bill
hays Post

Hays City Commissioners had to consult their attorney regarding parliamentary procedure when they voted 3-1-0 for a resolution provided by the ...

Brockton mayor signs power plant deal without City Council
Enterprise News

Nessralla said the two-thirds vote requirement is “completely contradictory to state statute, parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order,” ...

ABOUT TOWN: Meetings
The Weston Forum

One of the most effective ways to put the brakes on a project or action is to make use of a provision in Robert's Rules of Order. Specifically, at a ...

Moon board president vows to end disruption of official business at meetings

“This individual,” Olszewski wrote, referring to a board member he didn't name, “has consistently challenged Robert's Rules of Order and has ...

J-Board rules on General Assembly procedures
The McGill Daily

J-Board rules on General Assembly procedures ... According to the ruling, both Robert's Rules of Order and article 13.2 of the SSMU constitution ...

Hope Mills Board of Commissioners to discuss rules of precedure at meeting
Fayetteville Observer

The board has been working to come up with rules of procedure since ... "Suggested Rules of Procedure for a City Council," and use Robert's Rules of ...

Dora school news
Portales News-Tribune

The parliamentary procedure team, consisting of Shania Ramirez, Charlyn Simpson, Gema Villanueva, McCray Clark, Francis Lopez, Jessica Barron, ...

Hatfield and McCoy feuding puts Hallandale City Hall in political spotlight
Sun Sentinel

For his part, London says Cooper is trying to quash opposition under the guise of Robert's Rules of Order, with which he claims she is not well versed.

'Robert's Rules' and disorder during library board meeting
The Record Gazette

Hatch, brandishing a copy of “Robert's Rules of Order,” exercised executive privilege and adjourned the meeting, despite several other items listed in ...

Field of Dreams - How the FFA is about more than farming
The Rushville Republican

Parliamentary Procedure was round two of my FFA experience, and this one certainly had much more of a positive impact. Teaching members how to ...

Can Trinity Toll Road Hatred Help Progressive Dallas Pols Build a Coalition of Sanity?
Dallas Observer (blog)

(The fact that except for Miller Dallas' mayors tend to rule thanks to a ... who doesn't know Robert's Rules of Order, or that somebody's after something, ...

Olympian Willie Banks Calls USATF Board Vote 'Totally Unforgivable'
Times of San Diego

“Under Robert's Rules of Order, any board member may make the motion.” Greifinger noted Tuesday that the board will meet March 14 in Los Angeles ...

POINT OF ORDER: Classification of motions
Newport News Times

Our parliamentary authority, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), devotes 22 pages to “Description of Motions in all Classifications.

Faculty Senate
UD Daily


Robert's Rules states that such requirements of those “present” are generally undesirable because an abstention in such cases has the same affect as ...

Tension marks Boise's Uber hearing
The Idaho Statesman

Bennett, to his credit, kept his cool and answered every question respectfully and sincerely, always observing Robert's Rules of Order. If Uber had sent ...

South Euclid Council undecided whether to apologize for public censure of two members; law ...


Council also skirted Robert's Rules of Order, Icove claims, because the guide says disciplinary procedures are "a drastic step reserved for serious 

Campton Hills officials struggle to agree as elections approach
Kane County Chronicle

Meetings have been so fraught with contention that, at times, elected officials pass around a copy of “Robert's Rules of Order” to allow the holder of it ...

How to work with someone with autism

ASD limits individuals' ability to understand the unwritten rules of ... Some workplaces may consider adopting Robert's Rules of Order for meetings.

Mock legislature gives teens a voice
Clay Today Online

The fun bills – one of which involved mandatory candy corn for K-12 students – are the way members learn Robert's Rules of Order and debate time ...

Gen. Henry M. Robert and Rules of Order
Yeoman's in the Fork

Henry M. Robert & Rules of Order: A Biographical Sketch of Henry Martyn Robert and Mosaic of the History of the Development of Rules of Order.

Student mock legislators hone skills with bills
Idaho State Journal

Using Robert's Rules of Order, other senators were able to challenge Sen. Hall and ask him questions about his bill. Once Hall had recognized him, ...

Dauphin County Technical School board approves refinance spending, rejects Central Dauphin's

Although a review of Robert's Rules established that Faleshock legally could make a motion, the board approved Davis' motion to appeal it in another ...

Let us search for the truth together
BusinessWorld Online Edition

His note neither exposed nor clarified, though perhaps his right to airtime -- as a matter of parliamentary procedure -- was as important to the Senate ...

Mountain Law: The proper way to take minutes of HOA meetings
Summit Daily News

Many people subscribe to a classic book on corporate formalities known as “Robert's Rules of Order.” “Robert's” indicates that minutes should be a ...

Hourigan Drive sewers
Meriden Record-Journal

Robert's Rules of Order must contain some rules about handling this type of disruptive behavior. Councilor Lenny Rich has gotten involved, and ...

The ACFC counters Athletics' request for budget increase with decrease proposal, but is overturned
Oregon Daily Emerald

... procedure, does not give the Finance Director authority to break a tie in the ACFC, and per Robert's Rules of Order, the tie indicated a motion failure.

Baylor senators file suit against internal vice president
The Baylor Lariat

Hardy said Kinghorn referenced Robert's Rules of Order as the reason for him not being recognized during the proceeding, saying he was not in good ...

Two supervisors offer somewhat of an apology for evening's events

And as soon as she got up to speak, point of order, it was out of order for her to speak. We're just trying to go by Robert's Rules of Order. If we don't do ...

Educate yourselves in public, Cornwall city council
Standard Freeholder

As to parliamentary procedure? This could and should have been covered in council orientation sessions held last year, in full public view. It's another ...

Local NAP unit to hold meeting Friday, Feb. 13, in Sale
Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Valley Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting Friday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at First United ...

Northern Indiana high school student runs for City Counci
The Elkhart Truth

Asked about Robert's Rules of Order, the guidelines on conducting a formal meeting, Hunt says he's never heard of it. Not that he hasn't observed it.

Our say: County Council offers excuses, not openne

He told me Robert's Rules of Order is part of "The Communist Manifesto" and he's checking the Book of Leviticus to see how to run council meetings.

Unpaid dues a sign of protest
Bowling Green Daily News

Robert's Rules of Order” says of a motion to table: “It may be applied to any main motion; to any question of privilege or order of the day, after it is ...

Hope Mills leaves lake restoration committee in holding patter
Fayetteville Observer

Town Attorney T.C. Morphis Jr. said that would probably be sufficient, and that the board could refer to Robert's Rules of Order for clarification if ...

West Carroll Greenhand FFA Parliamentary Team wins Amboy Invitational
Journal Standard

SAVANNA — The West Carroll FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure team placed first at the Amboy Greenhand FFA Parliamentary Procedure ...

Cumming seeks state AG's review of impeachment case
Forsyth County News Online

... charter of the city of Cumming Georgia, as supplemented by section 2-20 of the city's ordinances adopting Robert's Rules of Order provide sufficient ...

Livermore Falls selectmen to review rules on operating meetings
Lewiston Sun Journal

"There are reasons we don't really follow Robert's Rules of Order directly," board Chairwoman Louise Chabot said. If selectmen follow them, there will ...

No clapping! No cheering! No booing!
No clapping! No cheering! No booing!

The Spokesman Review (blog)

Specially, Robert's Rules of Order. (I move to approve the minutes. I second that motion. All those in favor...) Looking at next week's agenda, I'd guess ...

ASU student senator impeached
Mesa Legend

During the appeal, not only was the technology used called into question, but also how Robert's Rules of Order were used. In a decision of 4-0, the ...

Iberville School Board's struggle to select a president doesn't have an end in sight
The Advocate

Determining who's going to serve as president over the revamped Iberville Parish School Board could drag on for months — even years — if the ...

'City Manager's Corner' brings government to local airwaves
Foster's Daily Democrat

The second episode, aired this month, is an in-depth review of parliamentary procedure. It features a presentation of what parliamentary procedure is, ...

Kane County coroner faces $123000 overage in 2014
Kane County Chronicle

Because of this, the resolution technically remains at Finance, State's Attorney Joe McMahon said, citing Robert's Rules of Order. The issue is of ...

PSU to debate whether to oppose NCAA in lawsuit
Philly.com (blog)

Alumni-elected trustee Robert Jubelirer, who was in the audience, ... and then members began to quibble over the next topic: Robert's Rules of Order.

GOP can distance itself from Agema, but does it mean it?
Detroit Free Press

In reality, Robert's Rules of Order (the parliamentary procedures that generally govern the operations of such groups) allow for expulsion of a member ...

Do-over likely for planning commission on Millville
Peninsula Gateway

The language is important because it plays into Robert's Rules of Order, Kester said. Because the agenda lists the item as an intent to make a motion, ...

Complaint over Town Meeting non-vote denied in court
Wicked Local Wakefield

“The undisputed evidence before this Court indicates that Moderator [William] Caroll in good faith did his best to comply with Robert's Rules of Order, ...

New Iberville School Board deadlocks on officer elections
The Advocate

... session over their conflicting interpretations of Robert's Rules of Order and its apparent contradiction to the board's policy on selecting a president.

GOP senators ask RNC to oust Agema
The Detroit News

A draft copy of the letter says the RNC can use Robert's Rules of Order for parliamentary procedure to expel Agema from national meetings, ...

Lennox: Rules allow for Agema removal, if GOP wills it
The Morning Sun

Both the state and national parties operate under bylaws that defer to parliamentary procedure, which just about anyone who has ever been involved ...

Turning over a new leaf
Grand Forks Herald

For the council's first meeting, Holmer printed off a cheat sheet for "Robert's Rules of Order," which sets processes for how governing bodies conduct ...

Eufaula City Council calls emergency meeting for Tuesday morning

... says City Council President Bob Powers, announced that the council's vote on back on January 2nd Did not follow Robert's Rules of Order.

Snubbing the guy who sits beside her, Mary Mulhern endorses Julie Jenkins for Tampa City Council
Tampabay.com (blog)

... a couple of weeks sooner than he planned after Mulhern said that the council's parliamentary rules, based on Robert's Rules of Order, indicated that ...

Brad Osborne elected chairman of Lehigh County commissioners for 2015
WFMZ Allentown

But Commissioner Percy Dougherty reminded her that, under Robert's Rules of Order, the chair cannot nominate or make a motion. Holt then made ...

Waring: Town board needs rules of order
Fayetteville Observer

Over the past six months, controversial issues have brought to light that Robert's Rules of Order has never been officially adopted by the Hope Mills ...

Town Board updates Rules of Order
Amherst Bee

Additionally, the approved resolution also adds parliamentary procedures from Robert's Rules of Order for informational purposes. The rules state the ...

Hope Mills commissioners decline to act on Walmart rezoning
Fayetteville Observer

Later, Warner asked that a committee be appointed to study implementing rules of procedure such as Robert's Rules of Order for the board's meetings.

CAM advances to District Parliamentary Procedure CDE
Shelbyville Daily Union

The members are given a main motion (or topic) to discuss for 10 minutes and then judged on how well they adhere to Robert's Rules of Order, the ...

South Euclid City Council wrongly accuses Councilman Ed Icove of airing executive session ...

In the resolution, council cited a suggestion from Robert's Rules of Order that says members can be punished if they publicly convey the private ...

Resolutions for East Bay's common good

Civic discourse: In Oakland, Berkeley and especially Richmond, Robert's Rules of Order seem to have fallen by the wayside. The tone and tenor of ...


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