Pat McDougle, PRP
Pat Ford Cardali
Samuel Love, Sr
Barbara Proctor, PRP
Pastor Robert Shaw
Scott Whitney, RP
Wayne Worthy, RP
Connie Skidmore, RPLinks Section
|Broward-Palm Beach Parliamentarians (formerly Plantation Unit of Parliamentarians)|
|Welcome to our site! We are the Broward-Palm Beach Parliamentarians (formerly Plantation Unit of Parliamentarians), the only group of parliamentarians in Broward & Palm Beach Counties, FL who study parliamentary procedure and put on workshops in parliamentary procedure for local clubs and organizations. We have been around since 1985.|
Our parent organization, The National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), may be found at www.parliamentarians.org.
We are also part of the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians (FSAP).
If you would like to see our current Bylaws (updated 2011), you can get them here: Bylaws (Adobe PDF)
|What is Parliamentary Procedure? |
Parliamentary Procedure (sometimes called parliamentary law) is a set of rules or procedures that defines how a democratic organization works—how its members make decisions, how its leaders run the organization to meet the needs of its members, and the rights of members and non-members.
Many organizations use (or try to use) parliamentary procedure. This include government bodies, student organizations, home-owner and condo-owner associations, fraternal organizations, clubs and societies, churches, and many others.
By being knowledgable in parliamentary procedures, officers and members may be more productive.
BPBP has monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30PM to 9PM. At this meetings we have a regular education session. Topics that we have covered have included Meeting Minutes, Bylaws, How to Preside, Basic and Advanced Motions, and more.
Our meetings are open to the public, and we welcome those who may wish to attend and join us as new members.
BPBP holds occasional educational seminars for the community at large. These can run from an hour to four hours or more. We can also tailor a seminar for your organization and its needs.
We are in the process now to hold workshops in Fall of 2017!!!
Previous workshops include a basic workshop at the Community Center in the Broward Mall, an Officer Training Seminar given at the Plantation Library, a Parliamentary Workshop given for FFA Chapters from a dozen Miami-Dade Schools in the Fall of 2008, a NAP Membership exam review session at the Plantation Library in Spring of 2008, and a training seminar in Spring 2007 at Florida Atlantic University for the SGA and student club officers.
Groups that we or our members have held workshops or seminars for in the past include: FFA, Business Professionals of America, South Florida Student Leadership Conference, Florida Atlantic University Student Government, Nova Southeastern University, Boy Scouts of America and others.
As one of our main purposes is to educate people in parlamentary procedure, many of our members have developed training materials for those learning parliamentary procedures. Every month, we will be highlighting different materials we have developed to the right.
|FIVE CLASSES OF MOTIONS|
| Unit News|
In an effort to broaden our appeal to new members, we are changing our name to Broward-Palm Beach Parliamentarians (BPBP), as we are the only parliamentary group in Broward and Palm Beach. UPDATE
Please welcome our new officers from 2017-2018:
* President- Dr. Eric Shaw
* Vice-President- Pat McDougle, PRP
* Treasurer- Alexander Baisden
We hope you enjoy our site!
| BROWARD-PALM BEACH PARLIAMENTARIANS (FORMERLY PLANTATION UNIT OF PARLIAMENTARIANS)|
One North University Drive Plantation, FL 33324