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Robert's Rules of Order, parliamentary procedure is based on the consideration of the rights of the
majority, the rights of the minority (especially a large minority greater than one-third), the rights of individual members, the rights of
absentee members, and the rights of all of these groups taken together.
This website www.parlipro.org
is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of parliamentary procedure, which can be
fun, as well as educational. Some of the educational material on this website
comes from Robert's
Rules of Order Revised, Fourth Edition. This is an
important book, mostly consistent
with all later editions, and can be
helpful in the study of parliamentary procedure; however, the most current edition of the
work of Henry M. Robert is Robert's
Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), 10th Edition
?2000, which is the truly definitive source of information about parliamentary
If the bylaws* of an organization specify
as the adopted parliamentary authority, then that book should be used. The
Fourth edition can serve as a useful
reference tool but, by all means, get a copy of the current
edition of RONR; it contains
much information and details not available in the Fourth Edition.
The information presented on this website is
believed to be accurate and is intended to provide some of the basics of
parliamentary procedure, but is not intended to be complete.
RONR is a 704 page reference book, where you can find the
facts and details about things that spark your interest.
How can a professional parliamentarian help
you? A professional parliamentarian can serve your organization as a Meeting
Parliamentarian, Convention Consultant, Written Parliamentary Opinions, Bylaws
Writing and Interpretation, Parliamentary Procedure Workshops, and serving as a
Professional Presiding Officer.
Click here if you would like
to read additional information about these services.
You may wish to consult with a
professional parliamentarian in your area for more
information. For a reference, contact:
National Association of Parliamentarians
213 South Main St.
Independence, MO 64050-3850
Or contact the
Oklahoma State Association of
Parliamentarians or the Sooner Unit,
a local study unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians.
As time goes by, we will be adding additional interactive features to
this website, designed to test one's knowledge, as well as other material
designed to inform and educate on the basics of parliamentary procedure. Come back often and check on our progress.
* [The 1915, Fourth
Edition, of Robert's Rules of Order Revised, uses the hyphenated spelling "by-laws." The
current, 10th edition, of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR),
uses "bylaws." Although many bylaws (by-laws) still spell it with a hyphen, the
current usage is without a hyphen.]
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