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  1. My organization only meets twice a year. To accommodate the unique needs of each biannual meeting, the by-laws state that "the Secretary must propose special rules of order for each biannual meeting." Adopting special rules of order normally requires a 2/3 vote and notice. However, since the by-laws require that he or she propose special rules of order, need the Secretary give notice? Additionally, can notice for special rules of order merely summarize the proposed special rules of order, rather than include their exact text?
  2. A follow-on question, picking up on one of the points raised in the reply to http://robertsrules....-be-called-for/ I gather that when a society adopts RONR as its parliamentary authority, within bylaws that contain no other language to govern any deviations therefrom, the RONR provision which allows the adoption of special rules of order extends only to the society, but that this privilege does not extend to the society's Board – despite that meetings of the Board are themselves deliberative assemblies, albeit smaller ones. Is this limitation, in which a Board cannot deviate even from the parliamentary authority, anywhere specifically provided within RONR, or is it more the case that – as a small deliberative assembly imbued with the powers of the society between meetings of the society – any special rules of order adopted or presuming to have been adopted by the Board between meetings of the society are (1) lacking in authority, and therefore having to be ratified by the society at its next meeting in order for decisions already taken to be permitted to stand (and advisedly better that these not be practiced until after the opportunity to have had them properly approved by the society , or (2) considered to be in authority, but only until such time as the first opportunity for the society to consider these special rules, at which meeting the rules must either be approved or rejected, or (3) considered to be in authority, but only until such time as the first opportunity for the society to consider these special rules, at which meeting the rules must either be approved or rejected, or (4) considered to be in authority, until such time as the society may choose to overturn / rescind them? Thanks!
  3. Agenda violation

    The agenda starts with a special rules of order item which reorders items on the agenda. For example it moves an item to be dealt with on the next day to be moved immediately following the reading of the special rules of order. This results in many members missing that agenda item. This seems to be a violation of some principle. What is that principle and what is the status of motions addressed in the earlier time?
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