Robert's Rules of Order


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Robert's Rules of Order

Rules for the conduct of meetings in an orderly manner. First used in 1876 by American army officer Henry Martyn Robert, who was asked to preside over a church meeting and discovered that neither he,nor anyone else,knew a proper or consistent way to conduct meetings. Today, almost all organizations, including those for condominiums, co-op apartments,homeowners groups,and others,adopt Robert's Rules of Order in their bylaws. (The official Web site at www.robertsrules.com warns that the earliest editions of the Rules are no longer copyright protected,and so may be found in reprint, masquerading as current editions.)

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If implemented correctly, the following principles based on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 1990 edition, should significantly increase the productivity of your meetings.
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Other volunteer members familiar with parliamentary procedures prepared supplements to Robert's Rules of Order for orderly floor debate and also agreed to monitor debate time limits at the meeting.