About us

The Point Of Order Parliamentary Law Unit is a local study group of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). This West Seattle unit consists of members with a variety of interests and experience.

Would you like to learn more about holding effective meetings, serving as an officer, improving your group's bylaws, running elections, or other areas of parliamentary procedure? If so, visit us at one of our meetings and consider joining our group.  Find us also on Facebook.

Annual dues are $10 and membership is open to any NAP member or anyone preparing for NAP membership.  Download our membership application form.

Public Services

The Point Of Order Unit has prepared, as a community service, a simple one-page Meeting Procedures Reference Sheet based on the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. To obtain a copy of the reference sheet by e-mail, please e-mail your request.

The Point Of Order Unit periodically presents free public workshops on parliamentary procedure as a community service. To get information about our next workshop series by e-mail, please e-mail your request.

The Point Of Order Unit periodically e-mails a free Meeting Tip as a community service. To see a sample, subscribe by e-mail, or to request archived tips, go to http://tips.pointoforder.org.

Meetings

Regular meetings are held monthly on the fourth Saturday, except in the months of June, July, and December unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the membership or by a 2/3rd vote of the board, 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., in West Seattle; see the meeting schedule below. (Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.) Meeting locations:


Each meeting follows the standard order of business in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) for unit business, and includes an educational program from RONR. This format provides each member with opportunity to both learn and practice parliamentary procedure.

The meeting schedule, subject to change, is:

* Sat, Jan. 26, 2019, 11:15am, unit regular meeting, Southwest Branch Library
* Sat, Feb. 23, 2019, 11:15am, unit regular meeting, Delridge Branch Library
* Sat, Mar. 23, 2019, 11:15am, unit annual meeting, Delridge Branch Library

* Sat, Apr. 27, 2019, 11:15am, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library
* Sat, May. 25, 2019, 11:15am, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library

* Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting, Southwest Branch Library
* Sat, Sep 28, 2019, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)

* Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 2:00pm, unit ANNUAL meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)
* Sat, May 23, 2020, 2:00pm, unit regular meeting,
Southwest Branch Library (tentative)


* Note regarding each meeting held at a branch library: This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

Officers and Committees

Officers
* President - Lynda Schram
* Vice-President - Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T
* Secretary - Kay Bradley Kampsen
* Treasurer - John Strander
* Unit Representative to WSAP Board - Kay Bradley Kampsen
* Parliamentarian - Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T

Education Committee
* Chairman - Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T
* Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP
* Lynda Schram, ex officio as unit president

Membership Committee
* Chairman - John Strander
* Kay Bradley Kampsen
* Lynda Schram, ex officio as unit president

Bylaws Committee
* Chairman - Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T
* John Strander
* Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP
Lynda Schram, ex officio as unit president
 
Youth Committee
* Chairman - Kevin Connelly, PRP, CP
* Lynda Schram
* Lynda Schram, ex officio as unit president

Audit Committee
(Appointed in November; Reports in February)
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* Lynda Schram, ex officio as unit president
 
Nominating Committee
* Chairman -
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(Elected in November; Reports in February)

NAP Delegates
(Elected in May 2019 for the 2019 NAP convention)

Links

Here are some links of interest to current and prospective members:

Members-only Site

Minutes, rosters, etc.

Contact Us

For more information about the unit, contact Paul McClintock, 206-696-0689 (cell), pmcclintock@gmail.com.

For corrections or suggestions for this web page, e-mail Paul McClintock.

Practical Parliamentary Procedure

  
We provide several public services freely to promote Practical Parliamentary Procedure.

Free Public Workshops in West Seattle

Next workshop will be: 

How To Run Good Meetings

For those who want to know the rules and learn
the skills to lead and participate effectively at meetings.

Jan. 27, 2018
12:30-2:30pm

Sign up for our Meeting Tips and Myths to ensure that you are notified of future workshops.
 
To get information about our next workshop series by e-mail, please e-mail your request. To see what workshops we've presented in the past, see our past workshops list.
 

Monthly Meetings

 
(Date & location are subject to change)

4th Saturday of month at 11:15 a.m.
See the Meetings section in the column to the left for location.

Meeting Tips and Myths
Free E-mail

 
To see a sample Meeting Tip and Myth, subscribe by e-mail, or to request archived tips, go to http://tips.pointoforder.org.
 

Meeting Procedures Reference Sheet

    

To obtain a complimentary copy of the Meeting Procedures Reference Sheet by e-mail, please e-mail your request.