policies vs other docs
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sun, 28 Feb 1993 07:05:28 EST
quoted From: "NATHAN BRINDLE" NBRINDLE%INDYCMS.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu
> So when I read that there is one lodge chartered to a council, that to me
> is national OA policy and any liberal interpretation or just plain
> ignorance of that paragraph I posted yesterday is in clear contravention
> <of> that policy.
> If policies aren't policies, why then do we have policies?
Nathan, I'm not usre about other Lodges, but in ours, we have several levels
of documents, the highest being out Lodge "Rules" (Bylaws), then there are
various "Policies", then "guidelines", and finally "Procedures" follow by
There is a definite hierarchy of the different kinds of documents. If there
is a conflict between them, the higher one takes precedence. There is also a
difference in what it takes to change one from another, based on Robert's
Rules. (some take a 2/3 vote of the LEC, others a simple majority of the
appropriate committee, etc.).
If something is a Policy, it will say "Policy" on/in it. If it doesn't say
that, (or something else like "Lodge Rules", etc.) it may indeed simply be a
guideline of what is suggested, and not a hard and fast 'rule'.
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