Parliamentary Procedure is for Everyone
Florida parliamentarians provide expertise in managing effective and efficient business meetings, bylaws and rules of order, the practical application of parliamentary procedure, professional presiding, and consultation on parliamentary issues.
Parliamentary procedure refers to the rules of parliamentary law as it is followed in any given assembly or organization along with any rules of order the body may have adopted.
Professional Qualifying Course is Coming to Florida
The professional qualifying course is coming to Florida and will be held in Tampa on February 15-17, 2019. This is the required course to earn the Professional Registered Parliamentarian designation. Registration is now open to Registered members only. You can register by calling NAP at 888-627-2929 or on the website www.parliamentarians.org. Navigate to the bookstore (be sure to log in) and enter PQC in the search box. There is also a course in New York near this same time period, so be sure you select the one in Tampa. Registration closes on December 15.
Scholarship Available for the Professional Qualifying Course
If you are thinking about taking advantage of the opportunity to take the PQC in Florida, FSAP doesn’t want the cost to stand in your way. We are fortunate to have the Herberta Ann Leonardy Scholarship Fund available to help FSAP members reach their parliamentary goals. It’s simple to apply. The application form is available at the link below or in the Members Only section of this website.
September 2018 Florida Parliamentarian
The latest issue of the Florida Parliamentarian is available on the Publications page. We’ve changed the app to provide you with download capability. We realize that not everyone likes to read online, so you can easily download and print your copy. Just look for the little arrow on the line above the top of the newsletter and start your download.
Fall Meeting Report
At the fall meeting held on October 13, 2018, the members of the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians amended the bylaws and conducted some interesting workshops. Because all but a handful of members now have email addresses, the members adopted a motion to send the Florida Parliamentarian newsletter by email rather than by postal mail, except for those who do not have an email address on file. This change will ensure the newsletter arrives in your email inbox in a more timely fashion and will save the association a considerable amount of expense. Members will be able to download the newsletter and print a copy if they do not wish to read it online. In addition, since there is less space restriction, the newsletter will have the capacity to provide more information than is the case with the print version.