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Our club wants to change our bylaws From: SEC. 1. Parliamentary procedure. The rules of parliamentary procedure set forth in the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall be used as a guide. To: SEC. 1. Parliamentary procedure. The rules of parliamentary procedure set forth in the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall be used as a guide where existing (club name) tradition and procedures are not already in practice. There is really only one person who claims to know what we have always done and in most cases that person has been proven wrong. I believe that since there is no physical documentation for past practices and no procedures were ever written down, RONR should be the only deciding arbiter. Is there any RONR or other argument against allowing this change? I am familiar with Page 19 of the 11th Edition. What I want to do is keep that as valid for my club and not allow them to negate Page 19 by adding this to the bylaws.
We are a union and our constitution does not mention anything regarding Porxies. We have accepted proxies for the past 10 plus years, we now have an issue with a committee who is interpreting Roberts Rules of Order as we can not use proxy voting while others believes that they are accptable because of past precedents. Who is correct? Also if we want to not accept proxies, do we need a vote by the committee with a quarum or can the chair person of that committee send out an email letting the members know that proxies will no longer be accepted?