Our President fielded numerous Robert's Rules
However, many smaller decision-making bodies--boards, task forces, councils, and staff groups--find themselves chafing within the tight controls Robert's rules
place on communication.
Many democratic organizations, including some cooperatives, have nominating committees that follow the recommendations of Robert's Rules
of Order in submitting only one candidate for each board vacancy.
of Order (RRO) is widely quoted but rarely read.
In any procedure left in doubt by the constitution, Robert's Rules
of Order shall govern the Society.
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
In Robert's Rules
, debate cannot begin until the chair has called for the question.
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 should be used to conduct the more formal business meetings.