Parliamentary procedure

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