Recently I was given a document titled Standing Rules of an English speaking club of a local community, which was written in English, and asked to study the contents. I wondered what difference between standing rules and rules is. Why can’t we simply put rules when there exists no other version of the club rules. So I checked dictionary.com, which showed me an example of the California State PTA.
The standing rules direct the administration of the organization. They are more flexible than bylaws and are adopted by the membership as a need arises. Standing rules are procedural rather than parliamentary.
With the Rules of California State PTA, I found that there are rules, bylaw rules, and standing rules in regard with administration of an organization. Can anybody teach me the basic difference of these three rules in a easy to understand way? Or give me brief definitions of these three words. By the way, do we always need to affix standing to rules for club rules?