Welcome to the new year, Georgia FBLA! As we start off the new year, I would like to speak specifically to our local chapter parliamentarians. It is YOUR duty to be knowledgeable not only about the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure but also the relevant bylaws affecting the organization. As both the parliamentarian and a member of the organization, you must waive your right to propose motions, debate, and vote except when it is a ballot vote. You are the “law enforcement ” officer of your chapter. However, try not to get this confused with making a ruling. That power is left at the discretion of the chair, not the parliamentarian. Whether you realize it or not, parliamentarians play a MAJOR role in their local chapters.