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Parliamentary Procedure & Association Meetings

“The object of Robert’s Rules of Order is to assist an assembly to accomplish the work for which it was designed, in the best possible manner” according to Henry M. Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order preface, 1876.

Robert’s Rules of Order is a series of procedures written by Mr. Robert, who was a U.S. Army engineering officer.  When asked to preside over a meeting, Robert realized that there was no international standard of conduct with which to rule.  As a result he studied parliamentary law and wrote Robert’s Rules of Order.

What is Parliamentary Procedure? It is a set of rules for conduct at meetings that allows everyone to be heard and to make decisions without confusion. Robert’s Rules of Order is the most well-known and documented book addressing meeting conduct.

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How to Reduce Volunteer Burnout

Robert volunteered for his community’s architectural control committee soon after he moved in.  He wanted to use his experience as an engineer to improve the association’s permit process.  His knowledge and effort improved the system tremendously.  He was tireless.

The board soon asked him to serve on the budget committee, then on a special task force to review facilities.  Next, the board asked him to supervise a paving project.  When that project was completed, Robert quit.

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CA: Family stencils warnings on storm drains

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

The next step was to get homeowners association approval for the project, and with the help of Robert McNab, president of the Las Palmas 1 HOA, we received unanimous approval to begin our environmental project
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NJ: Will homeowners pay to fix, maintain Clinton Township detention basin?

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Who is responsible for maintaining the stormwater detention basin in Grayrock Estates? Answering that question ‘is the can that has been kicked down the road for quite some time,’ resident Robert Danowski told Township Council at its meeting Wednesday
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