Following the Standard Order of Business

By C. Alan Jennings, PRP

Part of Robert’s Rules For Dummies Cheat Sheet

An easy way to remember the Robert’s Rules standard order of business is with the mnemonic 3R-SUN — you can see it clearly in the following list. This list is a quick reference to make it easy for you to set up a basic agenda for your meeting.

  1. Reading and approval of minutes

  2. Reports of officers, boards, and standing committees

  3. Reports of special (select and ad hoc) committees

  4. Special orders

  5. Unfinished business and general orders

  6. New business