Robert’s Rules of Order in Brief:
Simplified Standard Order of Business
• Call Meeting to Order
• Reading and Approval of Minutes
• Unfinished Business
• New Business
• Alternative to following Standard Order of Business
• A motion is a formal proposal by a member, in a meeting, that the group take certain action.
• A main motion is one whose introduction brings business before the group. Strictly speaking there should be no debate on a matter before a motion regarding it has been made. Only one main motion maybe be before the group for action at a time.
• To make a main motion, you simply say, “I move that…”. When a member has made a main motion, it must be seconded. To second a motion, you call out “Second!”
• The chair then states the motion. The chair simply says, “It is moved and seconded that…” and then repeats the exact words in which the motion was made.
Debate on the Motion
• Debate means discussion on the merits of the question-that is, whether the proposed action should or should not be taken.
• Amendments or other motions can be made related to the main motion.
• The chair “puts” the question and again repeats the motion.
• Voting then takes place. (voice vote or written if voice vote is unclear)
2012/2013 School Year
2013-01-30 General Meeting Minutes
2012-10-17 General Meeting Minutes
2011/2012 School Year
2012-06-06 General Meeting Minutes
2012-04-18 General Meeting Minutes
2012-01-25 General Meeting Minutes
2011-10-12 General Meeting Minutes
2010/2011 School Year
2011-05-25 General Meeting Minutes
2010-10-13 General Meeting Minutes