[Owasp-board] Roberts Rules of Order

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Tue Jan 17 12:03:02 UTC 2017

Thanks for your assistance in driving accountability and order. A
simplified cheat sheet is listed here and shared with each member;


Additional points have been streamlined and posted here for the entire
community moving forward

Thank you in advance for reviews enabling everyone to get to work

Tom Brennan
Board Secretary

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> Since we have a new Board member and there seemed to be some confusion
> about rules of order at the last Board meeting, I wanted to pass back along
> what Tom sent out originally last August.  This cheat sheet serves as a
> great reference about the different actions that a Board member can take
> and when it is appropriate.  For the particular situation that we had on
> the call:
> 1) A motion was made
> 2) A second was made to the motion
> 3) A call for discussion was made
> 4) Nobody spoke up for discussion
> 5) A vote was called for
> 6) Several votes were cast
> 7) An attempt was made to continue discussion during the vote
> Per Robert's Rules, an amendment is debatable only if the motion it
> applies to is debatable:
> http://www.dummies.com/careers/business-skills/roberts-rules-for-amending-a-motion/
> Once a vote has begun (ie. once the Chair has called the vote and a vote
> has been cast), the vote cannot be interrupted for further discussion or
> amended at that time.
> ~josh
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