The California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP) is the California division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), a society dedicated to educating leaders throughout the world in effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedure. Members of NAP who live in California are also members of CSAP.
You may choose to be a member of an NAP local unit, such as those in or near your city, or you can become a Member at Large (MAL) and participate outside of your region. Local units are divisions of NAP, usually consisting of five or more members in a local area.
See our Areas page for Area meetings and officers and to find a local Unit that you can join.
CSAP is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. We follow our Bylaws and Standing Rules during our meetings and events. More information on Units, Areas, and our Officers is available via the menu links above.
NAP and its divisions are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations formed for the purpose of studying, teaching, and promoting the rules of deliberative assemblies. CSAP also serves to bring, into closer cooperation, the parliamentarians of the State of California. The Parliamentary Authority studied and used by NAP and its divisions is the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR).
All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to become a member of CSAP and NAP.