This book is dedicated to everyone who has ever tried to keep up with the rapid-fire actions of a busy meeting while making sure nothing got lost, ignored, folded, spindled, or mutilated. Where rules are quoted, they are substantially in conformance with the rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, eleventh edition (Da Capo Press 2011), also called RONR, and American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (McGraw Hill, 2012), also called AIPSC. However, for clarity and ease of use by the average member, some of the more detailed points of these books have been omitted. For complex situations, we suggest that the reader refer to the association's specific parliamentary authority. Additional information has been included that is based on the author's experience with boards of directors and organizations throughout the country.
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