Standing rules

According to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, “Standing rules … are rules (1) which are related to the details of the administration of a society rather than to parlaimentary procedure, and (2) which can be adopted or changed upon the same conditions as any ordinary act of the society … A standing rule can be adopted by a majority vote at any business meeting without previous notice.  Although such a rule remains in effect until rescinded or amended, it does not bind future sessions if a majority desires to suspend it temporarily for the duration of a particular session.”

The standing rules derive their authority from the bylaws, which incorporate by reference Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised.

The standing rules that we currently have in effect are as follows: