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

The Florida Parliamentarian e-Newsletter

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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.

March 2020 Florida Parliamentarian

the March 2020 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes the information about cancellation of the annual meeting.  Because many parliamentarians are taking part in or assisting others with virtual meetings, there is a wonderful article by Jim Slaughter, PRP, on Let’s Hold Our Meeting/Convention online.  You will also find a call for nominations for Members of Distinction.  The nomination form can be downloaded here.

Members of Distinction Nominating Form

December 2019 Florida Parliamentarian

The December 2019 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian has dues renewal information for provisionals–both continuing and new–along with the forms necessary to submit with dues.  The forms may also be found in the Members Only page of this website.  In this issue we share a wonderful inspiration given by Wayne Kofink, PRP.  This inspiration was given at the Fall meeting and we hope you will enjoy it.  Reaching back into files from the past, we found an interesting article by Elsie Babcock first printed in the National Parliamentarian in 1995.  All the “Cannots” mentioned are unchanged in the 11th edition except for the page numbers.  Helen Popovich, PRP, provided a great lesson on Secondary Amendments.  Let us know if you enjoyed this issue and also what else you would like to have in upcoming editions!

September 2019 Florida Parliamentarian

The September 2019 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian includes information about the workshops to be presented at the Henry M. Robert Day workshops.  An article entitled “What RONR Doesn’t Tell You About Committees” is included. Also featured is the popular Q&A column.

June 2019 Florida Parliamentarian

The June 2019 issue of the Florida Parliamentarian covers the annual meeting held May 17-19, 2019 in Brandon, FL.  Articles featured include:  “A Pair of Ex-Officio Members”, “Make Your Officer Report Count”, “Why Are Minutes Called That?”, and “Parliamentary Lesson: Can You Stand the Suspense?” Also featured is the popular Q&A column.

Parliamentary Lessons

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

Presiding Questions

Germaneness in Debate and Amending

How Should the Chair Respond?

Let Me Interrupt Unit Lesson

Problem Solving

Rights of Members

Research Questions I

Practice Amendments Part I

Practice Amendments Part II

Research Questions II

Is it in Order?