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Meeting Policies and Procedures

Most committees meet at the regular business meetings of the National Association. The policies on these pages govern committee meetings.

Authority Governing NAR Meetings

  • The Association Bylaws recognize Robert's Rules of Order, Latest Edition, as the authority governing the meetings of the National Association.

Committee Authority and Reporting Process

  • Committees that recommend a new – or a change in – NAR policy, program, product or service, or related funding must submit a formal recommendation through the governance reporting process. Committee recommendations must be approved by the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Committee Leadership and Member Attendance Policy

  • Read this policy for guidelines in the event that a committee chair, vice chair, or member must be absent from a required meeting.

Director Attendance Policy

  • This absence policy applies to directors’ attendance at Board of Directors meetings.

Electronic Communications Policy

  • NAR has adopted a policy regarding electronic communications for those serving in volunteer positions.

Fiduciary Duty

  • As a Director, you must never act in a way that would be detrimental to NAR or for your personal benefit or for the benefit of a third party.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

  • This policy describes when agendas and minutes will be available for NAR business meetings.

Meeting Expenses

  • All members of committees are responsible for paying their own meeting expenses.

No Smoking Policy

  • Smoking is prohibited in meeting rooms at all National Association meetings.

Open/Closed Meeting Policy

  • Most meetings of the Association are open to all members. Read the full policy for exceptions.

Ownership Disclosure Policies

  • These policies outline a course of action for cases where both NAR and a member have an ownership interest or financial interest in a particular entity, or where a conflict of interest exists.

Social Media Etiquette

  • Sharing information as the meeting is going on can distort the larger picture. Please be responsible when using social media.

Volunteer Staff Code of Conduct and Sexual Harassment Policy

  • An environment of courtesy and mutual respect enables members and staff to work together effectively as a team.