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- Defines the primary characteristics of the organization.
- Prescribes how the society functions.
- Includes all rules that the society considers so important that they
a. cannot be changed without previous notice to the members and the vote of a specified large majority (such as two thirds vote);
b. cannot be suspended (with the exception of clauses that provide for their own suspension under specified conditions).
RULES OF ORDER
- Refers to written rules of parliamentary procedure formally adopted.
- Such rules relate to the orderly transaction of business in meetings and to the officers in that connection.
- Usually included in Bylaws when parliamentary authority is adopted.
SPECIAL RULES OF ORDER
- Supersede rules in the parliamentary authority.
- Example is an "Order of Business."
- Printed in same booklet as Bylaws but under separate heading.
- Can be suspended by a 2/3 vote.
- Amended by previous notice and 2/3 vote or without notice by a majority vote of entire membership.
The Order of BusinessSpecial rules governing length of speeches
Procedural rules that differ from those in the parliamentary authorityProcedure for amending rules of order
- Standing Rules, except in the case of conventions, are rules:
- Which are related to the details of the administration of a society rather than to parliamentary procedure;
- Which can be adopted or changed upon the same conditions as any ordinary act or the society;
- Printed in the same booklet with Bylaws but under separate heading;
- Can be adopted at any meeting without notice.
Policy on guests at meetings
Special rules of smoking
Procedure for amending standing rules
STANDING RULES OF THE CONVENTION
- Apply to one convention only.
- These rules in no way conflict with the Bylaws of a society, but (in contrast to ordinary standing rules) they can involve modifications of rules contained in the parliamentary procedure.
- Usually contain both parliamentary and non-parliamentary rules.
Created on Mar 31, 2010 | Last updated July 25, 2011