North Sound Chapter of AIP

A chapter of the American Institute of Parliamentarians at the north end of Puget Sound, near Seattle Washington 

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About Us

The North Sound Chapter of AIP (chapter #74, chartered by the American Institute of Parliamentarians) is a local study group of parliamentarians studying

* Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR),
* American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (AIPSC),
* The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (TSC),
* Demeter's Rules of Parliamentary Law and Procedure,
* Riddick's Rules of Procedure and
* Cannon's Concise Guide to Rules of Order (Cannon).

The first meeting was held on October 20, 2003 with Kevin Connelly, K. Ann McCartney and Paul McClintock attending.


Regular meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of February, May, August and November. The president shall select meeting times and locations; notice shall be required. The annual meeting is in May.

Each meeting includes both chapter business and an educational program from one or more of the parliamentary authorities. This format provides each member with opportunity to both learn and practice parliamentary procedure.  Guests are welcome to attend.  See agenda.

Date, Time, Place, Topic (all subject to change)

Mon. 2017-02-20, 7:30 p.m., MLCC, Review WSAP draft bylaws amendments
Mon. 2017-05-15, 7:30 p.m., MLCC, AIP Standard Code chapter 23
Mon. 2017-08-21, 7:30 p.m., Shoreline Library, 175th, AIP Standard Code chapter 24
Mon. 2017-11-20, 7:30 p.m., Bothell Library, 98th, AIP Standard Code chapter 24

Mon. 2018-02-26, 7:30 p.m., Lake Forest Park Library, AIP Standard Code chapter 25

Mon. 2018-05-21, 7:30 p.m., Lake Forest Park Library, consent agendas
Mon. 2018-08-20, 7:30 p.m.,
Shoreline Library (345 NE 175th St), AIPSC chapter 26
Mon. 2018-11-19, 7:30 p.m., TBD, AIPSC

See the NSC History page for dates of prior meetings.


AIP Events are listed online.

Contact Us

For more information about the unit, contact:
Paul McClintock: cell 206-696-0689 or,
820 Cady Rd # B307, Everett, WA 98203.


Matt Schafer, PRP, President
John Berg, PRP, Vice President
Kevin Connelly, CP, PRP, Secretary
K. Ann McCartney, PhD, CP-T, PRP, Treasurer
Mary Randolph, CPP-T, PRP
Ann Macfarlane, PRP
Paul McClintock, CP-T, PRP
Members-only website, with contact data for members, etc.


  • Organizations
o AIP Northwest Region I -
o NAP - National Association of Parliamentarians - 888-NAP-2929 -
o CAPP - Commission on American Parliamentary Practice -
o Dahms Memorial Foundation Annual Workshop -
  • Resources
o Jim Slaughter's charts of motions (RONR and TSC) - 
o Michael Malamut's charts of motions (RONR, TSC, Demeter, Riddick, TownMT, Tortorice, Keesey, Davis, Atwood, Cannon, Mason) -
o Larry Cisar's online quizzes for The Standard Code and Lochrie's Meeting Procedures pm


* Chapter bylaws and rules
* Chapter membership application form
* AIP bylaws (pdf) | action program/plan (expanded)
* Chapter minutes for 2003 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08
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              2010 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
* Basic information on accreditation for CP and CPP