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CO: HOA Files: The HOA president

The presiding officer of the association, according to Roberts Rules of Order on parliamentary procedure, takes its name from the “officer’s station in the hall from which he or she presides.” “The chair refers to the person in a meeting who is actually presiding at the time, whether that person is the regular presiding officer or not.”

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Community Associations and Parliamentary Procedure

by Jim Slaughter, JD, CPP-T, PRPjim_slaughter

Laws should be like clothes.  They should be made to fit the people they serve,” advised Clarence Darrow.  Similarly, the procedures used during meetings should be made to fit the particular organization as well as the particular meeting.

BOARD PROCEDURES
Conduct of business often varies by assembly size.  Most parliamentary manuals provide that the conduct in smaller boards and committees can be more informal.  Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th Edition) suggests that the formal procedure used by larger groups could hinder business in a board meeting of fewer than a dozen.  As a result, smaller boards and committees can follow an informal procedure, such that:

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