Robert's Rules

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Robert's Rules for Taking a Recess

Recess usually refers only to taking a break in the middle of a meeting. Recess, like other privileged and subsidiary motions, also has a form for use as an incidental main motion and has a few different [more…]

Robert's Rules Motion to Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn

The motion to Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn is the one that can be made at just about any time, no matter what else is before your meeting.

It may become clear at some point in the meeting that you need [more…]

Robert's Rules for Incidental Motions

Robert’s Rules takes into account the need for members to make decisions — to insist on strictly following the rules, to relax the rules for a special reason, or to decide to handle something in a particular [more…]

Robert's Rules and the Motion to Suspend the Rules

The motion to Suspend the Rules is often used in conjunction with the motion to do whatever you’re trying to do that’s against your rules.

Suppose you want to have a professional parliamentarian preside [more…]

Robert's Rules and Division of the Question

You can use the incidental motion Division of the Question when a single motion is made that proposes several different actions, each of which could stand alone as a separate motion. [more…]

Robert's Rules and Your Voting Rights

As a member of an organization, you have a right to vote on motions under consideration according to Robert's Rules and basic good practice. Voting is a right that comes with some responsibilities, as [more…]

Robert's Rules for Presiding over a Debate

If you're a presiding officer, your leadership skills and knowledge of Robert's Rules are clearly on display when you're chairing a meeting during the consideration of a motion that sparks a lot of debate [more…]

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