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September 2017
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Members List:

President:
Eric Shaw
Vice-President:
Pat McDougle, PRP
Secretary:
Mary Smith
Treasurer:
Alexander Baisden
Member:
Felicia Armstrong
Genevieve Baisden
George Barriere
Michael Brown
Pat Ford Cardali
Joseph Drisdom
Dorothy Jackson
Robert Latimer
Ann Lee
Samuel Love, Sr
Hank Meyer
Edward Nelson
Barbara Proctor, PRP
Pastor Robert Shaw
Patricia Shaw
Mary Smith
Jeffrey Spitzer
Patricia Taylor
Charles Webster
Scott Whitney, RP
Wayne Worthy, RP
Honorary:
Connie Skidmore, RP

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PUP.jpgWelcome 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.

 
Meetings

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.

UPDATE
NEW START TIME: 7:30PM.
We NOW will meet at the Broward Government Center West building
One North University Dr.
Plantation, FL 33324
Please enter thru the west entrance, we are in the 2nd floor hearing room.

Education Program
Our current education program will be a review of Meeting Management.

 Seminars

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.

 
Parliamentary Resources
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.

RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition. (aka RONR)
  • Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief, 2nd edition. by Henry M. Robert III et al (aka RONR In Brief or just In Brief)
  • Robert’s Rules for Dummies by C. Alan Jennings
  • Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules, 2nd edition by Nancy Sylvester
 FIVE CLASSES OF MOTIONS
  1. Main Motion. A main motion is a formal proposal that the group take a certain action. A main motion is the only motion which brings business before the group.
  2. Subsidiary Motions. Subsidiary motions help the group in treating and disposiing of the main motion (and sometimes other motions). Each is in order while a main motion is pending. These motions ranks above the main motion and below the privileged motions.
  3. Priveleged Motions.These motions do not relate to pending business, but deal with speical matters requiring immediate attention. Without debate, they are allowed to interrupt pending business. They have rank.
  4. Incidental Motions.Incidental motions related to the pending business in different ways or to other business at hand. These motions deal with questions of procedure arising out of other matters. They are mostly non-debatable. They have no rank or order of precedence.
  5. "Bring back Motions".These motions brings matters again before the group that had been set aside temporarily or permanently. These motions allow a group for good reason to re-open a complete question during the same session, or take up a matter temporarily disposed of, or change something previously adopted and in force.
 

Unit News
SAD NEWS
Long time member Nathan Tarler recently passed away.

NEW NAME
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
* Secretary-
* Treasurer- Alexander Baisden

Online
Follow us on Facebook and Meetup!!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Plantation-Unit-of-Parliamentarians
http://www.meetup.com/Pl-u-p/

We hope you enjoy our site!


 
  BROWARD-PALM BEACH PARLIAMENTARIANS (FORMERLY PLANTATION UNIT OF PARLIAMENTARIANS)
One North University Drive  •  Plantation, FL 33324

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