Historic City News reporters have learned that when the St Augustine Tea Party convenes its regular meeting at the Village Inn on Tuesday, November 13, the topic for the evening’s presentation will be a guide to basic parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order.
Secretary Louis William Rose, of the Jacksonville unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians, will review Roberts Rules of Order. These basic parliamentary concepts and practices enable assemblies to arrive at the will of the majority; in a minimum amount of time, while showing due regard for every member’s opinion.
“These basic rules have developed over hundreds of years, but have too often been ignored,” Tea Party Chairman David Heimbold told reporters. “Ultimately, parliamentary procedure is the only thing that stands between civil discourse — and civil war.”
The National Association of Parliamentarians, and local area Jacksonville Parliamentarians, assist individuals in protecting their rights; through education and development of their parliamentary skills.
If you plan to attend: The meetings of the St Augustine Tea Party are free and open to members and guests of the organization. Prospective members are always encouraged to attend — no reservations are required. Food and beverage service is available a la carte. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with business meeting and guest speaker beginning at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St Augustine unless otherwise noted.