Leaders and Educators in Effective Meetings

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Next M. Stanley Ryan Parliamentary Unit Meeting: Weds., Feb 21, 2024!

February is for doers!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

Educational Sessions will include both Basic and Advanced Breakout

Basic Session Topic: “So, You’re Going to a Meeting” Robert’s Rules of Order In Brief, Chapters 5, 6, and 7

Presented by: Rhiannon Liker, RP


Presented by: Archer Dabney, Sala Powell-Dabney, and Gerard Dabney, Sr.

7.1 Know the meaning of and how to calculate a majority vote,
a two-thirds vote, a majority of the entire membership, and a
majority of the fixed membership as explained in RONR (12th
ed.) 44:1–3, 44:5–6, and 44:9(b), including 44:9(bn1).

7.2 Understand the two elements that define the bases for
determining a voting result given in that define RONR (12th ed.)
44:7–8, and 44:9(bn1) and identify what is required to modify
the default bases as described in RONR (12th ed.) 44:10

7.3 Know the meaning of and how to calculate a plurality vote
as explained in RONR (12th ed.) 44:11.

7.4 Know and explain the effect of a tie vote, and the rules concerning
the chair’s participation in voting in RONR (12th ed.) 44:12–13.

7.5 Know and identify the rights and obligations in voting, and the rule
regarding straw polls, described in RONR (12th ed.) 45:1–2, 45:6-8, and

7.6 Know and explain the rules concerning abstention and voting on
questions affecting oneself in RONR (12th ed.) 4:35 (last two
sentences), and 45:3–5.

Welcome to the M. Stanley Ryan Unit of Parliamentarians!

We’re so happy you found us!  If you’re involved in running meetings and want them to be professionally run, you’ll need to know the proper parliamentary procedures, as laid out in the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order. And we’re here to help!

In fact, if you’re passionate about running meetings and doing it right, we want you to join us!

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