TERM OF OFFICE
The Parliamentarian is appointed by the MARAC Chair and serves without term at the pleasure of the Chair. The Chair may often select a Member-At-Large to serve as parliamentarian.
DUTIES AS SPECIFIED BY THE MARAC CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
The parliamentarian has the following roles suggested by Section 9 of the Bylaws, which states “Sturges’s Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure shall govern the Conference in all cases to which it is applicable and consistent with the Conference’s Constitution and Bylaws”:
- Serves as the Chair’s advisor and consultant on procedural matters, but does not advise the Steering Committee or MARAC as a body.
- Calls serious errors in parliamentary procedure to the attention of the Chair.
- Serves as a source of information on parliamentary procedures but without authority to enforce rulings on the Chair, Steering Committee, or MARAC itself.
Attends all regular and special business meetings of MARAC.
Attends, if so desires, the meetings of the Steering Committee unless such attendance is required such as when serving concurrently as a member of that committee or as an officer of MARAC, or if asked to do so on a specific occasion by the Chair.