Cheat Sheet for Meetings

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Knowing when to make a motion and how to respond can be daunting for members new to committee procedure.

So, Boise Regional REALTORS® dreamed up a new tool for new committee members.

The association created a cheat sheet for Robert’s Rules of Order—the standard for parliamentary procedure at meetings. At committee meetings, members get the cheat sheet attached to their member nameplates. The sheet features a simple flow chart on the front and common Robert’s Rules practices on the back, with suggested wording like, “I’ll entertain a motion to adjourn,” and “I so move.”

These aren’t the only tools available for new members. The association has also created a tiered approach to board leadership for those interested in getting involved, as well as a guide on how to become major investors to RPAC.

Want a copy of the Robert’s Rules cheat sheet for your association? Reach out to



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