Meeting Policies and Procedures
Most committees meet at the regular business meetings of the National Association. The policies on these pages govern committee meetings.
- The Association Bylaws recognize Robert's Rules of Order, Latest Edition, as the authority governing the meetings of the National Association.
- 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.
- Read this policy for guidelines in the event that a committee chair, vice chair, or member must be absent from a required meeting.
- This absence policy applies to directors’ attendance at Board of Directors meetings.
- NAR has adopted a policy regarding electronic communications for those serving in volunteer positions.
- 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.
- This policy describes when agendas and minutes will be available for NAR business meetings.
- All members of committees are responsible for paying their own meeting expenses.
- Smoking is prohibited in meeting rooms at all National Association meetings.
- Most meetings of the Association are open to all members. Read the full policy for exceptions.
- 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.
- Sharing information as the meeting is going on can distort the larger picture. Please be responsible when using social media.
- An environment of courtesy and mutual respect enables members and staff to work together effectively as a team.