Do you need a Parliamentarian? Do you need an expert in open meeting laws? Do you need help resolving Conflict? Hermetas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that helps guide leaders through their troubles and prevent them from happening in the first
We take good leaders and teach them how to become more effective, ethical, and influential. We help build and implement marketing plans to help leaders connect with each other and those they serve. We assist with document archival and institutional memory.
Proper Parliamentary Procedure promotes the values of Democracy and the Fundamental Principles of Parliamentary Law:
Hermetas can train your organization in the proper execution of parliamentary procedure. We offer training, consultation, and organizational analysis that will ensure your organization expresses and embraces the above values.
Hermetas provides a range of services targeting student governments (ASO's) of the California Community College system. We have found that ever year students must relearn what was learned by their previous administration. Hermetas is here to streamline
this re-learning process. We provide training and consultation on California's Open Meetings Laws, Parliamentary Procedure, and Robert's Rules of Order, as well as IT services to fit student government's specific needs.
All partners and associates of Hermetas have had personal experience in Student Government and share the passion that comes from empowering the future. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Terms of Service and Use
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HERMETAS
Acceptance The Use Of Hermetas Terms and Conditions Your access to and use of Hermetas is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
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LEGAL ADVICE The contents of Hermetas website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision. All material contained on Hermetas is provided without any or warranty of any kind. You use
the material on Hermetas at your own discretion Warning: Nothing on this website is, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. This website is a collaboration of random community users who contribute content based on their own personal interpretation
of the law. Even in those cases where an attorney has contributed to this website the information provided is not legal advice.
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To the extent permitted by law, Hermetas will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
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Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Hermetas for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Hermetas or that of its employees or agents.
INDEMNITY You agree to indemnify and hold Hermetas and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against Hermetas arising
out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.
SEVERABILITY If any term of this Agreement is to any extent illegal, otherwise invalid, or incapable of being enforced, such term shall be excluded to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability; all other terms hereof shall remain in full
force and effect; and, to the extent permitted and possible, the invalid or unenforceable term shall be deemed replaced by a term that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of such invalid or unenforceable term. If
the application of this Severability provision should materially and adversely affect the economic substance of the transactions contemplated hereby, the Party adversely impacted shall be entitled to compensation for such adverse impact, provided the
reason for the invalidity or unenforceability of a term is not due to serious misconduct by the Party seeking such compensation.
GOVERNING LAW The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington. The law of Washington State shall govern, construe and enforce all of the rights
and duties of the parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of this contract, without giving effect to any form of conflict of law provisions thereof. The Federal and State courts located in Washington shall have sole and exclusive
jurisdiction over any disputes arising under the terms of this Agreement.
Hermetas focuses on the educating leaders, emphasizing the Student Governments of community college systems. Our focus is agenda agnostic and instead emphasises the implementation and skillset of using the proper process to achieve any goal. The name
'Hermetas' is a compounding of Hermes, the messenger, and Veritas, Truth. Truth in Communications is our byline as we seek to bring truth to the system.
Aaron Taggert, President
Aaron Taggert was President of Student Government for Cerro Coso Community College in 2011-2012 and Communications Officer before that. During his service Aaron found his true love, Robert Rules, and learned about the Ralph M. Brown Act. Aaron's now
deceased grandmother taught him to question and research everything. "Trust, but verify" is one of Aaron's favourite quotes and because of this philosophy he discovered many inconstancies between state law and district policy. He then had the great fortune
to run into John Fraser. John Fraser has a similar love of mischief combined with a heart big enough to want to do what it takes to create the society we all want to live in. John and Aaron were instrumental in the Vote of No Confidence in
Pasadena City College's Administration. A joke was made that they should charge for all the work that they do and thus Hermetas was born. Bonnie Moir was brought to the SGCC Office and told to sign a paper. After signing she asked what this was all about.
Aaron told her that she was now in student government. She reluctantly grew to love student government and Robert's Rules. She was made a partner of Hermetas later because of her organizational skills and her grounded outlook and most importantly, her
willingness to put up with John and Aaron.
Aaron's Noted Accomplishments:
Received Comptetent Communicator Award from
Toastmasters International. Communication competence is the ability to choose a communication behavior that is both appropriate and effective for a given situation. Competent communicators express a concise, easily comprehensible message, understand
the recipients of their message, possess empathy for those recipients and practice active listening. Strong communication skills are important for both personal and professional success.
Earned Credental as a Registered Parliamentarian. A parliamentarian is a professional consultant who advises an organization, its leaders, members, committees and staff on parliamentary law and proper procedure for conducting meetings. A Registered Parliamentarian
is a professional designation given by the
National Association of Parliamentariansand demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedure and a thorough familiarity with Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. This knowledge helps RPs provide quality instruction to others learning
about parliamentary procedure; enables them to respond quickly and confidently to questions and situations that arise during the conduct of business in the organizations they serve or in which they participate; and allows them to quickly find details
or supporting documentation of any parliamentary topic.
Serves as the Chair of the Religious Explorations Committee of his church.
Received the California State Association of Parliamentarians President’s Outstanding Member Award.
Elected Communications Chair of the California State Association of Parliamentarians.
Discovered $300,000 of mismanaged funds for one client which caused a record-setting $68 million internal audit.
Restored pay and reputation to students who were then able to transfer to University.
Mister Searcy has a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay. He conducted an independent research study on how the activity of cosplay plays on one's own identity in society today. He is currently a graduate student at Cal Poly
Pomona working on his masters in psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. He worked with youth who suffer from various mental disorders and he worked to empower families and care for students by offering connections to resources and
resource partners through the use of early intervention programs. He desires to enrich the lives of families and students and to help build self-confidence, giving leaders the opportunity to be themselves and accomplish thier goals.
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