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For the good of the order

Posted by RRC on May 02, 2007

In Reply to: For the good of the order posted by Kathleen McLaughlin on May 02, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase "for the good of the order"? As far as I can tell, it is usually found at the end of meeting of academic committee agendae.

Many organizations run their meetings according parliamentary procedure. Each meeting follows a set pattern and stock phrases are used through out the meeting from whichever p.p. manual is being used. "Robert's Rules of Order" is one of the most popular ones and dictates that the 8th section of any meeting is "VIII. Remarks for the Good of the Order." It may be in other rule sets as well.