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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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Robert's Rules of Order has brought order to millions of meetings.
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The Council's rules or order shall be Robert's Rules of Order in all cases where they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.
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The method requires serious regard for the opinion of every member of the group, and the process of reaching decisions differs greatly from the practice of majority rule described in Robert's Rules of Order.
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