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Amending Bylaws
AMENDING BYLAWS  How does one amend the bylaws?     The first step is to look in your bylaws to see what it states as the procedure. Just because Robert’s Rules of Order gives a procedure that does not mean that your bylaws must give the same procedure.     Normally, it requires...
Published on Jul 27, 2012

Are Your Bylaws Democratic?
ARE YOUR BYLAWS DEMOCRATIC?      Frequently, I have the opportunity to examine different organization’s bylaws. Recently I have examined two national organizations’ bylaws. I was appalled at what I read -- members did not have much say. So I came up with a list of questions to test if...
Published on Jul 27, 2012

Bylaws - Basic Information
BYLAWS - BASIC INFORMATION  Alice Sturgis in her book, "THE STANDARD CODE OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE" (p. 194) makes an interesting comment: "Good bylaws alone do not make an effective organization; they are an outline of its structure. However, suitable bylaws are necessary to enable an organization to function well."...
Published on Jul 27, 2012

Bylaws Revision
BYLAWS REVISION A bylaw revision is a major overhaul of the bylaws. It is done when there are too many changes to be made through the amending process. Organizations should be constantly reviewing their bylaws to see if it meets their current needs. If an organization is changing rapidly...
Published on Jul 27, 2012

Presenting Revised ByLaws to Members
Presenting Revised Bylaws to Members The bylaw revision that you and your committee has been laboring over for a year or years is now ready for presenting to the members. How do you proceed? This is the question that will be answered in this volume of the Parliamentary Internet...
Published on Jul 27, 2012

What do Bylaws Accomplish?
WHAT DO BYLAWS DO OR ACCOMPLISH? By Robert McConnell Productions            One of the more challenging things that organizations do is create, revise or amend their bylaws.  Some members often find this boring, unnecessary, and a waste of time.  These members don’t understand the purpose of self-government which is...
Published on Jul 31, 2012

What Do Your Bylaws Say?
What Do Your Bylaws Say ? When answering E-Mail or many phone calls, people will ask, "what does Robert's Rules say about this?" I then get out my Robert's and find the needed answer, only to find out the answer to the person's problem was really in the bylaws!  Let...
Published on Jun 18, 2012