In 1946, seven women leaders of the Kalamazoo area asked Professor Otto Yntema of Western Michigan University to teach a class in Parliamentary Procedure at the Kalamazoo Harding School. The following year, the same women organized the Kalamazoo Parliamentary Club.
On October 6, 1967, the club was granted a charter by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS® (NAP) under the name of Kalamazoo Parliamentary Law Unit (KPLU). The unit is affiliated with the Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP).
Annual dues are $10 and membership is open to any NAP member or any person interested in the study of parliamentary procedure and preparing for NAP membership. Guests are welcome at meetings and are invited to learn about the unit and parliamentary procedure. KPLU has four types of members: primary, affiliate, provisional, and life.
Held in February, May, September and November at the People's Church 1758 North 10th St.,, Kalamazoo, MI.
Officers of KPLU are:
President: Barbara Hemphill
Secretary: Michelle McGowen
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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 We look forward to hearing from you!