Celebrating Parliamentary Law Month

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(Your FFA chapter may be interested in promoting Parliamentary Law.  Following are some ideas from the National Association of Parliamentarians.)



The National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) has once again proclaimed April as "Parliamentary Law Month," the month to promote and celebrate parliamentary procedure.

Parliamentary Law Month is a great time to promote parliamentary procedure in your local community. It is an opportunity to build awareness of the need for parliamentary procedure and the role of a parliamentarian. It?s also a great time to highlight the NAP as a resource as well as your local unit?s meetings and expertise.


What are your association and local units planning? Here are some ideas:

  • Plan a free workshop at your local library; ask the librarian to put up a display that includes RONR's through the years or showcases their inventory of parliamentary resources. If they don't have the 11th edition, your unit can donate one to them!
  • Give a 20-minute presentation at a local service club.
  • Send a press release to your local paper and include a little history of Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Law Month, or provide a few easy steps to improve a meeting. Don't forget to include local information about your unit at the end of each story.
  • Plan a recruitment meet-and-greet event at your April meeting and invite leaders from local organizations, youth clubs, churches, school boards, and elected officials.
  • Contact your local government and ask them to pass a resolution acknowledging Parliamentary law month (a sample can be found on the NAP website).
  • Send an e-mail blast to local youth clubs about resources on the NAP website.