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Key Changes in Robert's Rules of Order, 11th Edition

Make sure church meetings are conducted consistently with your parliamentary authority.

Editor's note: The 12th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revisedcame out in September 2020. Richard Hammar, a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, has detailed key changes from the 12th edition especially relevant to churches. While details about 11th edition discussed in this article are largely relevant, church leaders should note, as stated in the preface of the 12th edition, that this latest edition “supersedes all previous editions and is intended automatically to become the parliamentary authority in organizations whose bylaws prescribe” the use of any earlier editions of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Does your church use Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised as its parliamentary authority, either by a specific reference in the church bylaws or by common usage? If so, it is important for you to be familiar with the key provisions in the new and revised ...

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  • July 2, 2012

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