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Arizona HOA's change from proxy voting to absentee ballots
  drvideo@comcast.net   Volume 10, Issue 1, August, 2005 Internet Newsletter Volume 10, Issue 1   Parliamentary Internet Newsletter  By Robert McConnell Productions             In August of 2005 the state of Arizona change its laws concerning HOA and other community association voting from proxy to an absentee ballot.  One section of the law states the new...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT
  BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT             Organizations, whether they are homeowners associations or the local PTA, have discovered that governments which govern best are those who have laws which protect the rights of those governed and limit the powers of those who govern. In these organizations, members and officers...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Bylaws - Basic Information, Why do we need bylaws, What is included in the bylaws?
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Bylaws for non-profit organizations conforming to state codes
drvideo@comcast.net   Volume 9, Issue 2, Dec., 2003 Internet Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 2   BYLAWS FOR NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS  AND THEIR CONFORMITY TO STATE CODES  Volume 9, Issue 2  Part I By Robert McConnell Productions                       Many of us are members of organizations that are incorporated under state nonprofit codes.  But most of us never think...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Censure and removal from office
CENSURE AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE                                                                         by                                                Robert McConnell Productions We have just witness the end of the trial of the century -- that of the President of the United States. We all know the outcome -- the Senate voted against the President’s removal from office. But during this...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Choosing the right officers
  Volume 7, Issue 2, March, 2001   PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER Dear Friends, One of the biggest problems in our organizations today is the belief that the president has supreme power. Many of the questions that our company receives are about this very problem and how to handle it. It is our opinion...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Committee Power
Volume 13, Issue 1, 2009   COMMITTEE POWER   By Robert McConnell Productions             In the very first video that we produced, Parliamentary Procedure made Simple, The Basics, we said “Committees were the workhorse of the organization.”  It is still true today.  In most organizations, the work performed is done by the standing...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Do your bylaws follow the principles of democracy?
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Executive Sessions & Open Meeting Laws
drvideo@comcast.net   Volume 9, Issue 1, Nov., 2003 Internet Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 1   Parliamentary Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 1 EXECUTIVE SESSION and OPEN MEETING LAWS               Some organizations have closed meetings.  This means that only members of the organization can attend the meetings. Or in the case of boards and committees of these organizations,...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

First issue of the Parliamentary Internet Newsletter
Welcome to the first issue the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Governing documents other than bylaws such as the corporate charter
Volume 6, Issue 1, January, 2000                   drvideo@comcast.net                                       OTHER GOVERNING DOCUMENTS  This newsletter has been mainly concerned with writing and amending bylaws. There are other governing documents with which organizations need to be concerned. The next series of articles will explain these documents and how they relate to each other and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

How do you dissolve an organization?
There are important steps to follow when an organization wants to dissolve. Incorporated societies must follow the corporate law. Unincorporated societies must follow bylaws. If the dissolution is not in the bylaws this article explains how to dissolve.
Published on Nov 20, 2015

How to amend bylaws
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

How to get a bylaws revision accepted by the members
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

IT DOESN'T SAY WE CAN'T DO IT.
      IT DOESN’T SAY WE CAN’T DO IT.   By Robert McConnell Productions     Dear Readers,             Recently a friend called trying to find the answer to a question posed by a member of her organization.  The member wanted to do something and couldn’t find in the governing documents where it was...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Minutes for a Meeting
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

More about Nominations & Elections
drvideo@comcast.net Volume 7, Issue 1, January, 2001 MORE ABOUT NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS   By Robert McConnell Productions   The last newsletter of 2000 talked about the nominations and election process from the standpoint of the presidential elections and how to avoid mistakes and fraud in the election process. Since then we have received a...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Nominations & Elections - the count goes on
Volume 6, Issue 5, December, 2000                      drvideo@comcast.net   Volume 6, Issue 5, November/December, 2000   NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS And The Count Goes On……   By Robert McConnell Productions November/December, 2000. Presidential Recount.   While many are despairing over this entire process, worried that their candidate will not be elected president, many of us are composed, trusting in the...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Parliamentary Procedure Classes in Higher Education
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Parliamentary Procedure in a Community Group
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Preserving Democracy
                 drvideo@comcast.net PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER VOLUME 7 ISSUE 4 September 2001  PRESERVING DEMOCRACY  By Robert McConnell Productions This month a terrible act of violence was committed against the World Trade Towers in New York and the Pentagon. The news coverage sub-titled it "America under Attack." Our president, George W. Bush, has said democracy...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Proxy Voting
This article explains what a proxy is, how it is used, and the difference between a general and limited proxy. Then gives examples of proxies that someone can use in an organization.
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Rules of Order as one governing document of an organization
Volume 6, Issue 2, February, 2000                      drvideo@comcast.net In the previous newsletter we wrote about the Corporate Charter. In this newsletter we will explain what "rules of order" are and where they should be placed in the series of an organization's governing documents.                                                               RULES OF ORDER These are rules that...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Standing Rules as one type of Governing document of an Organization
Volume 6, Issue 3, March, 2000                      drvideo@comcast.net STANDING RULES By Robert McConnell Productions In the previous "Parliamentary Internet Newsletters," we’ve discussed bylaws, corporate papers, and rules of order. Another set of rules that organizations find helpful are those called "standing rules." These are rules concerning the administration of the organization. Robert’s...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

The impeachment process in organizations
THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AND HOW IT WORKS IN ORGANIZATIONS                              Robert McConnell Productions None of us could escape the news and the various commentaries about the impeachment of the President of the United States. Everyone has his or her opinion about whether this should have be done or whether it should...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

The perfect one hour meeting
  Volume 6, Issue 4, August, 2000                      drvideo@comcast.net THE PERFECT ONE HOUR MEETING                                             By Robert McConnell Productions It’s late. You want to go home. You were promised the meeting would only take one hour. It’s now three hours later and still no end in sight! So how can the organziations keep...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

What do bylaws do?
drvideo@comcast.net   Volume 11, Issue 1, April, 2006 Internet Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 1   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. ...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

When should an organization revise the Bylaws? How to revise bylaws?
Welcome to the PARLIAMENTARY INTERNET NEWSLETTER. This newsletter is for all those who are interested in learning about better meeting procedures, and the preserving of democracy in small groups, organizations, churches, schools and government organizations. We promise to keep the information simple so that all can understand; and...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

When the chickens were asleep, the fox slipped into the hen house
This article is not about farming or protecting your chickens, but about protecting your rights as a member of an organization. Ignorance is not bliss. It is slavery. Those who sleep on their rights have no right to complain about their loss when they wake up because they were not vigilant. So therefore, be awake, be diligent and be informed.
Published on Dec 13, 2015

Why do we need to debate a motion?
By Robert McConnell Productions Introduction I recently read an internet blog where: “Pamlico County Commissioner Carl Ollison said a 4-2 vote taken by his board at a budget session Monday shouldn't be allowed to stand because it came as the result of a violation of Robert's Rules of Order. The...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Why is the Constitution so important in the legislative process?
Volume 14, Issue 1 By Robert McConnell Productions  Introduction              In 1995, Robert McConnell Productions began its first issue of the Parliamentary Internet Newsletter.  The purpose of this publication has been to explore in depth major issues that arise out of organizational government.  Over the years we have taken up such...
Published on Jul 10, 2012

Why should I learn Robert's Rules of Order?
                              VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3                 WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER ?     BY ROBERT MCCONNELL PRODUCTIONS I want you to take a step back in time with me. Do you remember how badly you wanted...
Published on Jul 10, 2012