Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 16, 2022 via Zoom.

There will be two breakout sessions, our regular Advance Education Session, which will cover “Voting Basics and Standards & Alternative Methods” and our Basic Education Session, which will cover “The importance of rules”, How decisions are made at a meeting”, and “Handling Motions and Debate” as outlined in RONRIB.

Advance Education Session

Please see below the Performance Expectations that should be reviewed in RONR 12th edition, for Lesson 5a (Voting Basics and Standards & Alternative Methods) prior to attending the education session.

Performance Expectations on Voting

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 45:72.
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.

Performance Expectations (Standards & Alternative Methods)

7.7 Know and apply the proper procedure and standard terminology for taking a vote by voice, rising, and show of hands, including announcing the result, as described in RONR (12th ed.) 4:36–49 4:37n11 has new material in the 12th ed.
7.8 Know and apply the procedures for verifying a vote and counting a rising vote as described in RONR (12th ed.) 4:50–55 (4:53 has new 12th ed. material), and 45:14–15 45:14 has a tweaked rule in the 12th ed.

7.9 Know and apply the rules concerning ballot voting described in RONR (12th ed.) 45:18–25 Substantial changes in 12th ed.
7.12 Know and apply the rules for directing and conducting electronic or machine voting described in RONR 45:42–43 new material in 12th ed.

Basic Education Session

Purpose of This Basic Education Session is to prepare any provisional members for the NAP Membership Exam or those members just choosing to learn the basics of parliamentary procedure. At this education session, each member will gain a basic overall understanding of the rules found in Robert Rules of Order Newly Revised 12th Edition and the basic rules that govern how to run a meeting. This session can also serve as a refresher and review for the basics of parliamentary procedures used during a meeting.

If you plan to attend the Basic Education breakout session, please have read in RONRIB chapters 1-4, pages 1-37.

We look forward to seeing you virtually on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Best regards,
James Carney
1st VP, M. Stanley Ryan Unit of Parliamentarians