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.
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 email@example.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