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Robert's Rules For Dummies

Robert's Rules For Dummies by C. Alan Jennings
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If you belong to any type of organization—from school boardto garden club to bowling league to trade association—chancesare this book can save you many boring meeting minutes.Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised is the currentauthoritative guide for properly conducting everything fromsessions of the U.S. Senate or House of Representative to meetingsof neighborhood associations. This friendly guide translatesRobert’s Rules into principles you can understandand apply the next time Billy Bully tries to dominate thediscussion or Debbie Dictator issues another edict. If you’veever been frustrated at the way condominium association businesswas (or wasn’t) conducted or fidgeted while PTA membersdebated whether to have goldfish or pencils as prizes for theelementary school carnival, this is the book for you. Written by aProfessional Registered Parliamentarian, it covers:
  • The basics of bylaws that establish the real framework of yourorganization, and nine things that should be covered
  • The requirements for a legal meeting
  • How to use an agenda to plan your meeting and keep things ontrack
  • Following the standard order of business
  • How to put ideas into motion and the eight steps to handling amotion
  • Voting procedure and different methods of voting
  • The functions and characteristics of seven subsidiary motions,five privileged motions, fifteen incidental motions, and fourmotions which bring a question again before the assembly
  • Nomination procedures, holding elections, and makingappointments

With Robert’s Rules For Dummies, you’ll notonly discover how to hold more effective meetings, you’ll getadvice for dealing with malcontents or monopolizers who candisrupt, derail, or prolong meetings. And if you’re in aleadership position, you’ll get great information on:

  • Running meetings efficiently and fairly
  • Effectively using standing and special committees
  • Ensuring proper paperwork, including minutes, treasurer’sreports, committee reports, and more
  • Handling discipline or removing officers or members

Complete with a glossary of parliamentary terms and sampleagendas, reports, and minutes, this guide has everything you needbut a gavel. Whether you belong to an elite country club or a civicorganization, an investment club or a volunteer fire department,when you use the principles in this book, meetings won’t bedominated by the loudest or pushiest member or go on and on and onand on and on….

Title: Robert's Rules For Dummies
Author: C. Alan Jennings
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