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Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit

For information about parliamentarians located in and serving the greater Oakland County area contact:
Barbara Bonsignore, LSPU President
PO Box 473, Birmingham, MI 48012

Annual Workshop - April 5, 2014 - Meetings That Work


The workshop was a great success! Forty people attended and reviews were enthusiastic and very appreciative. Connie Deford, PRP, featured presenter, gave an outstanding presentation and provided excellent information in the lively Q&A. Watch for more outstanding workshops!  


About the Unit

Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit (LSPU) was originally the Parliamentary Unit of Oakland. In May, 1990, the name was changed to honor Mary Louise Saks, founder and longtime supporter of the unit. The Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP) recognized LSPU as NAP unit of the year in Michigan for 2003-2007 and for 2009. In 2011 the unit was awarded national 3rd place for Unit Educational Opportunities. 
Awards received at 2014 MSAP State Conference, shared with The Detroit Parliamentary Unit:
·        Individual Community Outreach Unit Service Activities Award 
·        The Educational Unit Award for 2013 
·        Membership Retention Award 
And recognition that Linda Meadors, past LSPU president, advanced to Registered Parliamentarion. Congratulations, Linda!   


Visit Us Via Social Media on the Internet
Website:  http://lspunit.wordpress.com/      
Facebook:  facebook.com/LSPUMichigan       
Twitter: #LouiseSaks and @lousaks


Community Activities  
For its 2012-13 project LSPU celebrated National Parliamentary Month (April) by presenting copies of RONR 11th Edition to local libraries. The unit represents many communities in the Detroit area, and libraries in fifteen of them received a book. 


Visitors are always welcome. 
  • The third Tuesday of each month
  • 9:30 to noon 
  • September through May
  • Location: the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 1669 W Maple Rd, Birmingham. The May meeting is at the Village Club in Bloomfield Hills. 


An education program opens each meeting, followed by a recess.
The business meeting begins at 11 a.m. and usually finishes by noon.


2014-2015 Monthly Meeting Program
The Garden Gnome Society


September 16, 2014 - Getting Organized              
October 21, 2014 - Writing Bylaws & Registration
November 18, 2014 - Nominations and Elections
December 16, 2014 - Preparations and Making an Agenda
January 20, 2015 - Committees
February 17, 2015 - Main Motions & Subsidiary Motions
March 17, 2015 - Minutes
April 21, 2015 - Fill in the Blank
May 19, 2015 - Dissolution, Indemnification & Bonding

Want to Become a Member?

To become a member of MSAP you must also belong to the National Association of Parliamentarians.  However, anyone interested in parliamentary procedure is welcome to join a local unit as a provisional member. For more information, use our contact form or feel free to contact one of the local units directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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