March 13, 2015
Most meetings follow the rules of parliamentary procedure, which allow the board to make decisions in an orderly manner:
- Ensuring the rights of the majority
- Protecting the rights of the minority
- Defending the rights of individual members
- Safeguarding members absent from the meeting
It is the responsibility of all members of the board to address one item at a time, extend courtesy and fairness to all, let the majority rule, and guarantee the rights of the minority.
Robert's Rules in Plain English