NAP has joined forces with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as its members transition from Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. VFW adopted RONR as its parliamentary authority in 2017 and has partnered with NAP to educate its members on RONR and the basics of parliamentary procedure.
In 2018, NAP staffed a booth in the exhibit hall of the national VFW convention and conducted two well-attended basic workshops. The response was so good that VFW asked us back for it’s 2019 convention this July in Orlando, Florida. NAP will once again conduct two workshops and have an exhibit in the vendor hall. Volunteers from the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians will staff the booth.
NAP and VFW also partnered on a webinar in May, “What Does Demeter Say? What Does Robert Say?” A resounding 270 individuals registered for the panel discussion facilitated by Lucy Anderson, PRP, and featuring NAP members James Stewart, PRP, and Helen McFadden, PRP.
Mary Remson, PRP, will conduct a workshop on the basics of Parliamentary Procedure at the 2019 National PTA Convention in late June.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)
For the second year in a row, NAP will conducting a basic workshop at the annual GFWC conference, followed by an opportunity to take the membership exam. More than 35 GFWC members took the exam in 2018.
Workshops were also conducted in 2018 for Jack and Jill of America and Alpha Kappa Alpha.