Publications

The Florida Parliamentarian

FSAP publishes a quarterly newsletter, mailed to members and also published online. This publication is also available to be mailed to non-members. Subscriptions are $20 per year. Contact Paul Rene, PRP for more information at mail to: paul@rules of order.net

The Florida Parliamentarian e-Newsletter

FSAP periodically publishes an e-newsletter with updates, information, and news to keep you informed. If you are not receiving your e-newsletter, sign up here. Subscribe to the e-newsletter.

The Florida Parliamentarian e-Newsletter is now downloadable!

We changed the app that allows us to publish the flip book, but if you prefer the paper copy in your hands, you can download it to your computer and print it out.  Look for the little arrow at the top left side above the newsletter and just click on it and download gets underway.  

December 2018 Florida Parliamentarian

The December 2018 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian features a unit lesson on Handling Motions and articles on Provisos and Raise a Question of Privilege in addition to the Q and A column.  Two new forms to transmit applications, renewals and dues for provisional members are provided.   

September 2018

The September 2018 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes information about the workshops to be presented at the Henry M. Robert Day workshops.  An article, Tell, Teach or Train is featured in addition.  

June 2018

The June 2018 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes information about the FSAP annual meeting held in May. There is also a lesson on original and incidental main motions.  Regular columns include the FSAP President’s message, the Q & A, and the directory update.

April 2018

The April 2018 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes the schedule for the Annual Meeting in May along with the proposed bylaw amendment to establish a registered section.  You can find information about Parliamentary Law Month. There is also a lesson on Presiding Questions.  Regular columns include President Bierbaum’s message, the Q & A, and the directory update.

February 2018

The February 2018 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes the notice for the Annual Meeting in May along with the proposed bylaw amendments.  There is a lesson on Reconsider, Rescind, and renewal of motions.  Regular columns include President Bierbaum’s message, the Q & A, and the directory update.

December 2017

The December issue of the Florida Parliamentarian features an NAP convention report, a unit lesson on Germane, and a sampling of mnemonics that can help you remember important parliamentary lists.  Regular columns include President Bierbaum’s message, the Q & A, and the directory update.  Finally a bit of poetry about parliamentary procedure closes out this issue.  

September 2017 

The September 2017 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian features a column by President Eugene Bierbaum, PRP  on units as a parliamentary incubator.  The call to the Fall Meeting and Henry M. Robert’s Day along with registration forms, workshops, and proposed bylaws amendments are included as well.  Articles focus on the FSAP motto and the symbolism of the gavel. 

April 2017

The April 2017 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian contains the call to meeting for the annual meeting with the registration form and hotel accommodations form. Proposed bylaws amendments are submitted along with the bylaws committee and nominating committee reports. This issue also features a unit lesson on bylaws and an article on Vote of No Confidence.

 Unit Lessons

FSAP members have permission to reproduce these lessons for unit or individual study.

Presiding Questions

Germaneness in Debate and Amending

Let Me Interrupt Unit Lesson

Problem Solving

Rights of Members

Research Questions I

Practice Amendments Part I

Practice Amendments Part II

Research Questions II