Refresher on ‘Committees’

Wow, Ordinary Committees! Exalted, they should be!    Do the governing documents of your club, group,  organization, or assembly provide for committees? If  your group rules create committees, which ones still stand after completing assigned tasks or beyond the term of an appointing authority? Which dissolve automatically after reporting to the assembly? And why have two kinds of committees?   “Standing Committees” stand strong and long. “Special Committees” dissolve once service is  rendered and a final Read more…

Join us for the CSAP Zoom Hall!

Visit with the CSAP Board! Friday, February 5th, 2021 12 – 1 PM and 7 – 8 PM. CSAP Zoom Hall Questions? Comments? We’re here to answer. Send an email to  with CSAP ZOOM HALL to receive zoom credentials! All are welcome, as we update the state of the organization and answer questions. Your membership and voice matters! See you on friday.

We want to be Your 2021 Parliamentary Resource!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CSAP Greetings from Gail E. Lover, PRP, CSAP Parliamentarian 2020-2022 We Want to be Your 2021 Parliamentary Resource! Do you find yourself wondering …? In 2021, What Happens to Business Left Unresolved in 2020? The New Year is here! What happens now to the business that was still pending in a board, committee, club, chapter, unit, association and organization meeting held last year? RONR Newly Revised provides that, “The assembly can Read more…

December 2020 Poem

DECEMBER 2020 It’s that Time of Year! Celebrations abound! Clatter and laughter Float all around! It’s recess from work. It’s amending our day. Time to strike and insert The language of play! Meeting with friends And those never met To confer and exchange And sing songs, I bet! I move to suspend The rules for today. Now is a time to Live, love and pray. In barely the blink Of an interested eye, The old Read more…

LOOK-OUT for the Next Call! Meanwhile…Last Call: November 15, 2020

CSAP Vice-President Kimo Gandall, PRP, led a well-attended on-line class beginning at 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2020, to prepare individuals to take the NAP membership examination. Why is that worthwhile? Well. Have you ever had something to say at a business or policy meeting but didn’t or couldn’t speak your mind? If this describes your predicament on even ONE occasion, CSAP is here to help you avoid a repeat – CSAP wants every Read more…

CSAP Held Its First Virtual Annual Meeting on October 3, 2020

CSAP’s 2020 Annual Meeting on October 3 was a wonderful opportunity to gather together. Fifty-six CSAP members and friends attended this meeting, with 44 attendees eligible to vote. Members considered and voted on proposed bylaw and standing rule amendments and for a new CSAP leadership team. CSAP’s board of directors serve for a 2-year term and are elected at the Annual Meeting in even-numbered years. This year, members chose the following team of elected Offices: Read more…

A New Year is Coming! CSAP Board of Directors Hopes to Hear from YOU in 2021!!

Calling CSAP Members and friends, aspiring parliamentarians and civic minded persons to get ready to attend not just NAP Unit meetings and events, but also CSAP’s Annual Meeting in late Summer/Fall, 2021. This center-stage event is brought to you each year through the selfless efforts of many dedicated volunteers. If you would like to join the team, or have ideas to share Contact Us. We want to and need to hear from CSAP members. In Read more…

CSAP 2019 Annual Meeting Recap

The 72nd session of CSAP’s annual meeting convened on Saturday, October 19 at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara, California, with Vice-President Esther presiding due to absence of President James Stewart. At the opening bell, 23 members were present. After brief introductions, the session began with a memorial service in honor of fellow parliamentarians: Alice T Allen, Theta; Samuel J Gales, MAL; Kim Goldsworthy, PRP, MAL; June Koefeda, Sigma Rho Pi; and, Mary Read more…