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Robert's Rules For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-24171-3
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432 pages
May 2016
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Introduction 1

Part 1: It’s Parliamentary, My Dear: Participating Effectively in Meetings 7

CHAPTER 1: Following the Rules (Robert’s, That Is) 9

CHAPTER 2: Defining the Organization: Bylaws and Other Rules 19

CHAPTER 3: Meetings: Making Group Decisions 37

CHAPTER 4: Notice and a Quorum 51

CHAPTER 5: Ordering Business: The Agenda 63

Part 2: Motions: Putting Ideas into Action 75

CHAPTER 6: Main Motions: Proposing Ideas for Group Action 77

CHAPTER 7: Debate: Discussing the Pros and Cons of Ideas 97

CHAPTER 8: Making Group Decisions: Voting on the Motion 115

CHAPTER 9: Subsidiary Motions: Helping to Process the Main Motion 137

CHAPTER 10: Privileged Motions: Getting Through the Meeting 167

CHAPTER 11: Incidental Motions: Dealing with Questions of Procedure 183

CHAPTER 12: Haven’t We Decided This Already? Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly 217

Part 3: Getting Involved in Leadership 237

CHAPTER 13: Who’s Going to Do the Work? Following Nomination Procedures 239

CHAPTER 14: Holding Elections and Making Appointments 251

CHAPTER 15: Running the Show: Officers and Directors 267

CHAPTER 16: Gearing Up for the Real Action: Committees 283

CHAPTER 17: Reporting to Your Organization 295

CHAPTER 18: Disciplining and Removing Officers or Members 309

CHAPTER 19: Starting a New Association 321

CHAPTER 20: The Convention of Delegates: A Special Kind of Assembly 333

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Part 4: The Part of Tens 345

CHAPTER 21: Ten (Or So) Meeting Procedure Myths 347

CHAPTER 22: Ten Tips for Presiding Officers 357

CHAPTER 23: Ten Motion Mistakes to Avoid 365

CHAPTER 24: Ten Custom Rules to Consider 373

APPENDIX: Glossary of Parliamentary Terms 381

Index 389

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