ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULED
In years past we have held an in person Study Session in September for our members. Our Zoom workshop in February was so well received we decided to hold another educational workshop this fall. We are pleased to announce Weldon Merritt, JD, PRP will be presenting a workshop to us via Zoom on Monday, November 8, 2021 beginning at 7 PM. Weldon has been a member of NAP since 2002 and is currently a member of the New Mexico State Association of Parliamentarians. He has served in a variety of positions at the local, state and national levels of NAP.
He was a founding member and charter president of two NAP units, the Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Inland Northwest Parliamentary Law Unit, in Spokane, Washington. He is a past president of NMSAP, WSAP, and the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (of which he was the charter president). His service at the national level has included serve as the District Seven Director; on the Bylaws Committee, including two terms as chair; on the Registration Examiners Committee; and on the Professional Standards and Member Discipline Committee (formerly Ethics Committee), of which he is the immediate past chair.
Weldon’s topic will be: “Special Rules of Order- An Underused Tool". RONR says, the average society that has adopted a suitable parliamentary authority seldom needs special rules of order [with several listed exceptions]. RONR( 12th ed. ) 2:16. While it may be true that most societies do not need special rules of order, they nevertheless can be a useful tool when a society finds a particular RONR default rule to not work well for its meetings. Learn how special rules of order are adopted, amended, and suspended; where they fit in the hierarchy of rules; and how they differ from other rules that may be adopted by a society. Weldon will discuss some examples of special rules of order, and why they might or might not be suitable for a society to adopt.
Our North Carolina State Association President has had the pleasure of serving with Weldon as one of the 4 members of NAP’s Professional Standards and Member Discipline Committee, he is a highly knowledgeable and experienced parliamentarian. We believe you will enjoy his presentation and also learn a lot about special rules of order.
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