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I am a new Parlimentarian on a local PTA board. In a recent meeting several board members got into a heated discussion with raised voices, pointing and no regard for what the others were saying. This was during the discussion portion after a motion was made. This was generally disruptive to the entire meeting and led to the pending resignation of a long time board member. As Parlimentarian, working with the President, what is the best way to end this heated exchange and what are the rules governing discussion after a member makes a motion and to be sure that the executive members understand what is expected of them.

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I am a new Parlimentarian on a local PTA board. In a recent meeting several board members got into a heated discussion with raised voices, pointing and no regard for what the others were saying. This was during the discussion portion after a motion was made. This was generally disruptive to the entire meeting and led to the pending resignation of a long time board member. As Parlimentarian, working with the President, what is the best way to end this heated exchange and what are the rules governing discussion after a member makes a motion and to be sure that the executive members understand what is expected of them. Remember, this is a group of women who all have very strong opinions.

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I am a new Parlimentarian on a local PTA board. In a recent meeting several board members got into a heated discussion with raised voices, pointing and no regard for what the others were saying.

Then you need a new chair. A good chair would not have allows this to escalate so.

As Parlimentarian, working with the President, what is the best way to end this heated exchange and what are the rules governing discussion after a member makes a motion and to be sure that the executive members understand what is expected of them.

The chair should have nipped it in the bud.

The parliamentarian is not an "enforcer."

The rules:

• One speaker at a time.

• No one speaks until recognized by the chair. (See next item for an exception.)

• No interruptions except for the proper interruptions (e.g., point of order, point of information, question of privilege).

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As Parlimentarian, working with the President, what is the best way to end this heated exchange and what are the rules governing discussion after a member makes a motion and to be sure that the executive members understand what is expected of them.

As parliamentarian, your role is strictly advisory. Your president should read "Suggestions for Inexperienced Presiding Officers", in RONR, and get a copy of RONR In Brief. Scatter additional copies among the assembly.

Any outbursts or other violations of decorum should be addressed as they occur.But a book, even one with seven hundred pages, can't make people behave themselves.

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