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Re: [discuss] Notes - Names Council Meeting, San Jose - 062599

Mark and all,

  You have it almost exactly right here Mark.  I am sure that
Randy will appreciate it, as do I.  Thank you for stating this very
clearly and accurately.  >;)   Nicely done!

Cthulhu's Little Helper wrote:

> On 28 June 1999, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> wrote:
> >>>     You don't need a supremely neutral party; just somebody who has a good
> >>> knowledge of Robert's Rules and is basically honest.  (Hell, I'll do it if
> >>> you can't come up with anyone better.)
> >> ...and let me just add my voice to stressing "who has a good knowledge of
> >> Robert's Rules."  And ther person is going to need to be assertive and
> >> unafraid to talk down/shout down the members, in order to enforce the
> >> rules and thereby achieve some semblance of fairness.
> >
> >keeping order is the role of the chair.  the partliamentarian is there to
> >advise the chair on what order is.
> If it's the chair who's getting out of line arguing over parliamentary
> procedure, it's most certainly the parliamentarian who keeps order.
> If procedure is followed, order ensues.   The order the chair enforces is
> within the scope of Robert's Rules.  If the chair isn't acting within that
> scope, then the parliamentarian prevails.
> I think.  It's been a while.


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