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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!
If an assembly adopts RONR as its parliamentary authority (in the bylaws), are the boards and standing committees that are listed in the bylaws also compelled to use RONR as their parliamentary authority, or are they free to conduct business in the manner they choose?