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Roberts Rules 101
Transcript of Roberts Rules 101
Vice President of Parliamentary Procedures How many of you have been told you needed to follow Roberts Rules and found yourself with this expression... Trust
Your Not Alone!! What is Roberts Rules? "The application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to enable assemblies of any size, with due regard for every member’s opinion, to arrive at the general will on the maximum number of questions of varying complexity in a minimum amount of time and under all kinds of internal climate ranging from total harmony to hardened or impassioned division of opinion."
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised [RONR (11th ed.), Introduction, p. lii] Robert's Rules basically provides rules and procedures to a group to make its decisions efficiently, but with all the rights of the minority. ROBERTS RULES 1. Everyone has the right to speak once if they wish, before anyone may speak a second time. 2. Only urgent matters may interrupt a speaker. 3. The [members] discuss only one thing at a time. 4. Everyone has the right to know what is going on at all times. Agendas 5. Debate can not begin until the Chair has stated the motion or resolution and asked "Discussion?" If no one raises their hand, the chair calls for the vote!