The Rules can be seen as the organizational embodiment of the Golden Rule. The connection is somewhat straightforward. Henry Martyn Robert wrote the first edition in 1876 and modeled it after what Thomas Jefferson had written for the U.S.Congress while he was the presiding officer of the Senate (1797-1801). Jefferson along with being a farmer, politician, and advocate of democracy was also a philosopher much interested in ethics. This interest led him to publish what later became known as the Jefferson Bible (The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth). What he saw in these teachings was in his words, “… the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.”


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Robert’s Rules: An Introduction

This introduction to Roberts Rules will emphasize the values underlying the Rules and will further emphasize the ordinary nature of the ideas behind the legal and technical language. It is intended for very small organizations who want to conduct their business in a respectful, productive way based on democratic principles.

Experts Praise Board Members Rule

“Many board members stumble into their positions and are left to their own devices to figure out their role and responsibilities, often with negative results. Board Members Rule is an essential read for those who want to transform their board membership into an opportunity to exercise strategic leadership in promoting the mission of the agency. Zimmerman and Lehman are two of the most respected authorities on strategic nonprofit leadership. A must-read for board members, new or seasoned, of any agency, small or large.”

Rules of

the provision, construction, conversion, improvement, or management on not for profit Co-operative Principles as set out in the Appendix 1 to these rules [the "Cooperative Principles"] of housing exclusively for occupation by Members of the Co-operative under the terms of an Occupancy Agreement granted to them by the Co-operative solely or jointly with another Member or Members which shall:

A Guide To Meeting Rules of Order

The importance of maintaining order and advancing the issues of the meeting benefit greatly from relying on Rules of Order.

Board and Committee Ground Rules

One-Voice -We express ourselves inside meetings and after meetings we speak as one voice, recognizing that the President and CEO have the ongoing authority to speak for the Board of Directors.

Rule Creation & Enforcement:

As a member of a homeowners’ association (HOA), you’re legally required to follow all rules and regulations. At first glance, having rules for a neighborhood or community may seem restrictive; however, there are many benefits to having a robust set of guidelines, including:

Primary Rules

These rules are for co-ops managed by general meeting. This means that the whole membership forms the governing body of the co-op. • The contents of this document are based on the FM94 rules

Quick Guide To The Governing Documents & Guidelines

This index is a quick guide to the governing documents & guidelines and approved by the Home Owners Association Executive Board. Additional information is provided in t he Condominium Documents and t he expanded Rules & Regulations.

Squatters in HOAs Can Anything Be Done?

Many times these properties became Zombie Foreclosures, which means the property was abandoned. they often led to propertyfalling into disrepair or subject to vandalism

Lifeguards And Your Community Association

With warm weather here for the summer, it's important your condominium, homeowner (HOA), and/or townhome community associations are primed for pool season. While pools are a great asset to a community, they can also be a risk or liability if associations are not equipped with the correct rules, appropriate signage, and safety measures.

Making Pools and Spas Safer

But much of the information is of value for the general public concerned with promoting greater safety at public facilities or at their own homes. Every individual who has any responsibility for the safety of adults or children at a pool, wading pool, spa or hot tub should read the “Pool and Spa Entrapment Hazards Checklist” on p. 15 in the guidelines.

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