Duties of Parliamentarian


The Parliamentarian shall:

  • Maintain a copy of the current bylaws;
  • Revise the bylaws and standing rules as needed or as requested by the president;
  • Provide parliamentary advice to the president, the Executive Board, and the Executive Committee as requested

General Duties of the Parliamentarian:

  • Advise and consult with the president on PTO matters as needed
  • Attend and participate in the regularly scheduled PTO membership meetings
  • Attend and participate in the Executive Committee meetings or any other meeting held at the call of the president or a majority of the Executive Committee
  • Be familiar with the current authorized edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order”
  • Assist the president in preparing for meetings when requested
  • Ensure each member of the Executive Committee has a current copy of the bylaws and standing rules
  • Ensure that the PTO website contains the most current bylaws and standing rules
  • As needed, update/revise this job description and submit a copy to the website administrator

The Parliamentarian is a member of the Board and shall keep order and ensure that proper procedures are followed at each meeting; should have complete knowledge and understanding of the articles and bylaws of the organization; is responsible for setting up and drafting a casual rule of order for the PTO based loosely on the Robert’s Rule of Order.