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Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary Procedure is a plan to preside over all business meetings of your local association using parliamentary procedure.


Parliamentary procedure will allow you to:




  • Enable an assembly to transact business with speed and efficiency.



  • Protect the rights of each participant.



  • Preserve a spirit of harmony and fairness in the group, even when participants disagree on issues.


Principles of Parliamentary Procedure




  • Only one subject may claim the attention of the body at a time.



  • The body should fully and freely consider each issue brought to it.



  • Every participant has equal rights.



  • The will of the majority must be carried out and the rights of the minority must be protected.



  • Each participant must become part of the larger body.