Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians
Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians

Kalamazoo Parliamentary Law Unit

KPLU Past President Julie Pioch pictured here with Henry Robert III in 2011


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: Nancy Fodey

Treasurer: Allison Hammond


To find out more about parliamentarians serving southwest Michigan contact us today!


All meetings begin at 9:00 AM with refreshments. Call to order at 9:15AM. Short business meeting is always followed by an Educational program provided by one of the members. 



Current Bylaws
KPLU BYLAWS 0914 (corrected).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [68.5 KB]

Meeting Minutes

November 2019
11-2-19 DRAFT KPLU minutes1.docx
Microsoft Word document [28.6 KB]
September 2019
9-26-19 DRAFT KPLU minutes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.9 KB]
May 2019
5-23-19 KPLU minutes final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [76.7 KB]
September 2018
KPLU Agenda September 27, 2018.doc
Microsoft Word document [28.5 KB]
May 2018
KPLU DRAFT minutes 5 24 18.docx
Microsoft Word document [22.0 KB]
November 2016
November 5 2016 KPLU MINUTES - approved[...]
Microsoft Word document [18.0 KB]
May 2015
May 28 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [80.9 KB]
February 2015 minutes
February 26 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [85.0 KB]
September 24, 2014
KPLU_Minutes_September_25_2014 approved [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [174.4 KB]
Adobe Acrobat document [114.0 KB]

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.

 We look forward to hearing from you!

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