Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians
Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians

Detroit Unit

Welcome to the website of the Detroit Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians. Located in Detroit, our mission is to provide education and leadership growth to the residents of the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

 

Detroit Unit members have a wide variety of interests and experiences, from members who are just beginning their study of parliamentary procedure to professional parliamentarians who have worked with a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

 

We encourage anyone who would like to learn more about holding effective meetings, serving as an officer of an organization, improving an organization's bylaws, running elections, or other topics to join us at one of our monthly study sessions and to meet our members.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Detroit Unit contact Jewel Jones at 313-535-2362 or {email:newjewel@juno.com}.


Meetings

The Detroit Unit meets on the fourth Saturday of each month ( 3rd Saturday in May and December in observance of the holiday season)  at 10:00 a.m. at Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers (at Curtis), Detroit, Michigan 48235. Our meetings include:

 

          1. Educational Programs,

          2. Business Meetings, and

          3. Parliamentary Roundtables.

 

During the Roundtable discussions members and guests share challenging deliberations they've encountered in meetings (or, are expecting to encounter in a future meeting) and the group discusses alternatives for handling these sometimes "sticky situations."

 

Guests are always welcome, we offer "student membership" to community leaders who wish to learn more about Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th edition) and who would like to benefit from member privileges.

Members of the Detroit Unit at the MSAP Annual Meeting in 2013

2016 Meeting Topics

 

June 25, 2016         Amendment of Bylaws, RONR, pp. 58 - 62

                                Instructors:  Vivian Tansil and Jacalyn Shelton Wallace

 July 23, 2016          Meeting, Sessions, Recess, Adjournment, RONR, pp. 81 - 88

                                 Instructors:  Marilyn Mayberry and Adrienne Starling

 August 27, 2016   Quorum, RONR, pp. 345 - 350

                                  Instructor:  E'Toile Libbett 

September 24        MEETING CANCELLED

 

October 22, 2016    The Handling of a Motion, The Consideration of a Main

                                Motion ... and Unanimous Consent, RONR, pp. 42 - 56

                                Presenter: Dr. Francis Jackson

 

November 26         Particular Types of Business Meetings, RONR, pp. 89 - 97

             

December 17         "IT'S PARLIAMENTARY"

                                 Instructors:  Rhonda Jones, Tracy Tolbert and Verna Brocks

 

ELECTED OFFICERS 2016 - 2018

              President                              Jewel Johnson Jones, PRP

              Vice President                      Marilyn Mayberry             

              Secretary                              Adrienne Starling

              Treasurer                              Sheila Johnson

              Financial Secretary              Julia Boayue, PRP

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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