Governance geeks will love fabulous blog by Sarah Merkle

Updated November 20, 2022

On the first evening of my exciting trip to Alaska in 2018, Lon Garrison and Timi Tullis treated me to dinner. We spent the entire evening in energetic discussion of Robert’s Rules and meeting management. Lon’s wife shook her head when he got home and said, “You should call yourselves the G2 Club—the Governance Geeks!”

At the Jurassic Parliament workshop for the Association of Alaska School Boards, we marked our name badges accordingly. If you are a governance geek too, you will love a fabulous blog by Sarah Merkle. Sarah publishes “The Law of Order” on her website, She writes blog postings with an instinct for the jugular and a wicked sense of humor.  Check out this link and subscribe for clarity and insight you will find indispensable.

It was an honor to work with the 60 representatives from Alaska’s school boards. They are deeply committed to holding meetings right, in order to serve their students. AASB has invited me to publish a monthly article in their fine electronic publication, Commentary. Let me know if you would like to reprint any of our articles in your newsletters. We are happy to give permission on request.

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Ann Macfarlane

Ann G. Macfarlane is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. She offers an interactive and user-friendly way to master the key points for effective, efficient and fair meetings. Her background as a diplomat and Russian translator enables her to connect with elected officials and nonprofit board directors and give them the tools they need for success. She is the author of Mastering Council Meetings: A guidebook for elected officials and local governments.