Meetings and Events

Florida State Association of Parliamentarians

Henry M. Robert’s Day Meeting and Workshops

When:  October 18-20, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon, 10220 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619

Meeting and Hotel Registration Forms:   Click Here

Friday: Board meeting
Saturday:  Business meeting followed by four workshops.

Amend and Amendments 100  Presented by Henry C. Lawton, Jr., PRP.         I like the motion, but there is something about it that concerns me. What do I do? Move to amend by …  Together we will explore the basics of “I move to amend …”.

Point of Order and Appeal Presented by Tim Wynn, PRP

In this workshop, participants will identify breaches in the rules and practice making points of order and appealing from the decision of the chair. Participants will also have the opportunity to take the role of the presiding officer and practice responding to points of order and processing appeals from their decisions.

The Dynamic Duo to the Rescue:  Rescind and Amend Something Previously Adopted Presented by Ann Guiberson, PRP

What will save the day when the assembly doesn’t catch a mistake until after the meeting is over?  Learn about two super heroes who can rescue the situation!  Explore the  motions rescind and amend something previously adopted and learn how to use them effectively in your meetings.

Disposing of a Main Motion Presented by Julie Palm, PRP

There are many options members can use to help make a decision about a main motion, but do we always know which one to use?  Learn how to dispose of a main motion without ever voting on it through the use of four motions.

NAP Membership Exam at 6:00 p.m.  Stephanie King, PRP, monitor.

Sunday: Registered Section Advanced Workshop and Meeting.
All FSAP members and guests are welcome to attend.

Legal Limits of Parliamentary Procedure presented by Mark Moriarty, PRP. Many times the law intersects with parliamentary procedure.  Hear from an attorney about the potential legal hot spots of parliamentary procedure.