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Nine Myths About Board Meeting Procedure Worth Debunking

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As an attorney and professional parliamentarian, I’m sometimes asked, “Who was Robert, and why do his rules rule?” Henry Martyn Robert was the original author of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Most organizations with a parliamentary authority use Robert’s. To the public, Robert’s Rules and parliamentary procedure are one and the same. However, a lot of what is “known” about procedure—especially board meetings—is wrong. Mark Twain warned, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Below are nine myths about board meeting procedure that associations should put to rest.

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