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.)

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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.

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