Robert's Rules of Order


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Robert's Rules of Order:

see parliamentary lawparliamentary law,
rules under which deliberative bodies conduct their proceedings. In English-speaking countries these are based on the practice of the British Parliament, chiefly in the House of Commons.
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1837–1923, American military engineer, b. Robertville, S.C., grad. West Point, 1857. He is best known as the author of a book on parliamentary law, Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies
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Robert’s Rules of Order

manual of parliamentary procedure by General Robert. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 717]
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Robert's Rules of Order is an established code used in political meetings and was adopted as a parliamentary method in the U.S.
Fortunately, the 10th edition of Robert's Rules of Order, published in 2000, encourages groups of about a dozen members to use less formal methods and save parliamentary procedure for larger meetings that require more structure.
Robert's Rules of Order. The Standard Guide to Parliamentary Procedure.
* Approval of amendments to the Bylaws (as communicated in the July/August Issue of Business Credit) requiring that any candidate for the office of Vice Chairman have served as a Director elected by the membership by ballot vote; and that Robert's Rules of Order be used as guiding rules for the conduct of business
Early on ACT UP adopted Robert's Rules of Order for its procedures.
African Jewels members know that "business matters come first and the book discussion comes later," says Wooley-Davis, who runs the book club meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order. "This is not a social club.
As word spread that Laine was about to overturn his decision, the proponents of the Fiscal Institutions Act turned up the heat, arguing Robert's Rules of Order, the bible of parliamentary procedure, ruled that abstentions should not be counted.
Just the words "parliamentary procedure," however, are enough to scare off a meeting novice, but a book is available that makes Robert's Rules of Order understandable even to the timid layman.
In every arena in which adversaries compete to sway an audience, we have reasonable rules of engagement -- Robert's Rules of Order. From the Congress to the Supreme Court of the United States, we have rules to prohibit one party from so dominating the debate that the other party can't play.
Robert's Rules of Order should be used to conduct the more formal business meetings.
Appendices offer "how-to" tips for conducting effective and democratic meetings, as well as a simplified alternative to Robert's Rules of Order. Throughout, the book draws lessons from the recent experience of movements such as the Teamsters for a Democratic Union and New Directions in the United Auto Workers, offering a glimpse into the creative practice of reform activists in American and international trade unions.
Do you identify it in the abandonment of Robert's Rules of Order?