St. Helena FFA. Parliamentary Procedure. What is Parliamentary Procedure?. It’s a set of rules used to conduct meetings It allows everyone to be heard and to make decisions without confusion Respects the rights of the minority and carries out the will of the majority.
By Roll Call
Each person’s name is read and each member says “yes” or “no”
Each person writes their vote on a piece of paper. This method insures secrecy and the President can vote when this method is used
When a motion does not appear to have any opposition, the chairperson says, “If there is no objection, pauses, then the motion passes.” If someone says “I object” then the motion is put to a vote.
What is it?
How do I use it?
There are four ways to amend a motion:
This main motion has been introduced at the chapter meeting. “I move our chapter conduct an over night trip to Disneyland.”
“I move to amend the main motion by striking out the word overnight.”
Striking Out and Inserting
“I move to amend the main motion by striking out Disneyland and inserting Magic Mountain.”Amendments
“I move to amend the main motion by inserting between the words chapter and conduct, during Spring Break.”
“I move to amend the main motion by adding to the end, and the chapter pay for the motel.”