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Rules of Procedure: Writing Congregational Bylaws

Sample Provisions

Example 1: Unless otherwise specified herein, Robert's Rules of Order shall govern Board and Congregational Meetings. The Executive Committee may appoint a parliamentarian and such other persons as may be necessary to assist at each congregational meeting. The Executive Committee may appoint a parliamentarian to serve at Board meetings. Any Voting Member of the Church, including members of the Board, may serve as parliamentarian.

Example 2: The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Fellowship in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Fellowship may adopt.

Example 3: At all meetings of the Board, Executive Committee, and the Church, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall be the applicable authority on matters of parliamentary procedure to the extent that they are not inconsistent with these bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation of the Church, or applicable law.

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Last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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