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 meetings are held in February, May, September and November. They meet in person at the People's Church 1758 North 10th St.,Kalamazoo, MI and also offer a zoom option for members and guests. The February 2023 meeting will only be via Zoom.
President: Nancy Fodey
Vice President: Todd D Ellis, Ph.D
Secretary: Susan Rigoulot
Treasurer: Julie Pioch, PRP
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