The California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP) is a division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). NAP is dedicated to educating leaders throughout the world in effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedure. CSAP’s mission is to share parliamentary knowledge as presented in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and In Brief. CSAP seeks to provide opportunities for members to put parliamentary knowledge and procedure to use through Unit meetings, CSAP workshops, the California Parliamentarian, and fellowship among all CSAP members whether Unit members or Members at Large (MAL).
NAP and its divisions are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations formed to study, teach, and promote rules of engagement for deliberative assemblies. Deliberative assemblies refer to groups – small or large – who discuss matters of importance to the group for the purpose of making decisions together. You may choose to be a member of an NAP Unit, such as those in or near your city, or you can become a Member at Large (MAL). Units consist of five or more members within a reasonable commuting distance.
California being a large, long state, CSAP is comprised of two Areas: Northern Area and Southern Area. Each Area contains NAP Units for the regular study of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, and MAL’s (Members At Large) who study independently and can attend Unit meeting as guests. CSAP is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Our Bylaws and Standing Rules provide the structure for our meetings and events.
Please go to our CSAP Areas page for information on NAP Units and meetings in your Area. Get in touch and check it all out! CSAP welcomes you!
For more information on Units, Areas, CSAP Officers and Board Members, explore the menu links above. All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to become a member of CSAP and NAP.