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Parliamentary Procedure: What does it mean and why is
is a set of rules for conducting business at meetings
and public gatherings. If the bylaws of an organization specify
Rules of Order as the adopted parliamentary
authority, the most current edition of the work of Henry M. Robert is Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised
(RONR), 10th Edition, which is the truly definitive
source of information about parliamentary procedure and is the basic handbook
for many clubs, organizations and other groups.
According to Robertís Rules of Order, Parliamentary
procedure is based on the consideration of the rights:
of the majority,
of the minority (especially a large minority greater
of individual members,
of absentee members,
of all of these groups taken together.
It is important because:
ďThe application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to
enable assemblies of any size, with due regard for every memberís 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.Ē
RONR (10th ed.), Introduction, p. XLVIII
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