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.

 

 

 

Detroit Unit President Jewel Jones accepted a Unit Educational Award on behalf of the unit at the 2019 NAP Convention in Las Vegas

Meetings

The Detroit Unit meets on the 4th Saturday of each month (3rd Saturday in May for the annual workshop and December in observance of the holiday season) at 10:00 a.m. 

Currently, all meetings are being held virtually via Zoom. To request a link to the meeting, send an email to detroitunitnap@gmail.com. Each meeting includes an educational program, business meeting and parliamentary roundtable.

 

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 (12th edition) and who would like to benefit from member privileges.

 

Education topics for 2021

 

January – Officers Duties and Responsibilities: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer

February – Incidental Motions: Point of Order and Appeal

March – Review and Preparation for the NAP Membership Examination

April – Incidental Motions: Suspend the Rules, Objection to the Consideration of a Question and Division of a Question

June – Incidental Motions: Consideration by Paragraph or Seriatim and Division of the Assembly

July – Review and Preparation for the NAP Membership Examination

August – Requests and Inquiries

September – Incidental Motions: Take from the Table and Request to be Excused from a Duty

October – Rescind or Amend Something Previously Adopted and Discharge a Committee

November – Reconsider

December – “It’s Parliamentary” 

 

 

ELECTED OFFICERS 2019- 2021

Jewel Johnson Jones, President

Jacalyn Shelton Wallace, Vice-President

Kimberly Fisher-Alexander, Secretary

Taniqua Carter, Treasurer

Inealia Potts, Financial Secretary

 

 

 

 

Want to Become a Member?

 

1) Take the membership exam to become a member of the  the National Association of Parliamentarians

or

2) Join one of our local units as a provisional member.

 For more information, use our contact form.

 We look forward to hearing from you!

2021-2023 Biennium Meeting Schedule

Until further notice, all MSAP board meeting will be video conference meetings

Meeting time will be 10:00 AM

Educational lesson will follow the board meeting and the president is committed to a 1:00 p.m. adjournment. 

 

June 19, 2021

 

September 18, 2021  

 

November 20, 2021 

 

January 15, 2022

 

April 29–30, 2022  

(Annual Meeting)

 

July 16, 2022

 

October 15, 2022     

 

January 21, 2023

 

April 14-15, 2023 (Annual Meeting)

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