District Five Conference

JUNE 23, 2018
Mazuma Credit Union Community Room, 7260 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS 66223
9:00am – 3:45pm – Fee $30 which includes lunch, registered before June 16.
Presenters: Virginia Berberick, PRP, titled “Stairsteps to Learning Basic Parliamentary
Procedure”, and Jeanette Williams, PRP, Past NAP President, titled “Applying Secondary
Amendments to the Primary Amendment “Strike Out and Insert.”
To register: NAP HQ, via Stefanie Luttrell, 213 S. Main St, Independence, MO 64050,
or 816-833-3892 or on-line to “parliamentarians.org” with STORE.

For hotel needs, The Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 7580 W. 135th St, Overland Park,
KS 66223, 913-681-8400 or fax 913-681-8401. Request “NAP District 5” to book,
double queen guest room for $125.00 plus 19.1% tax per room/day. Available to book
for Friday, June 22 and/or Saturday, June 23. This is within walking distance to
the Mazuma Credit Union Community Room.

Shuttles are not provided, but Uber, SuperShuttle, car rentals, and taxi cab are available
from the MCI (Kansas City International Airport), and travel time about 25-35 minutes.

Santa Fe Trail Unit and Jacomo Unit Workshop

APRIL 14, 2018
At St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 727 N. Main, Independence, MO
8:30am – 2:00pm – Fee $15 before April 7.
Presenters are Peggy Young, PRP-R; Teresa Dean, PRP; Dr. Leonard Young, PRP.
To register: Shirley McCarty, 831 W. Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64050 or

New Officers Installed

On May 6, 2017 NAP President Mary Randolf installed the newly elected MSAP Board at the Annual Meeting held in Independence, MO. Elected were Larry Martin, PRP, President; Carol Roberson, RP, First Vice President; Roxanne Hubbard, RP, Second Vice President; Sheri Thacker, Secretary; Virginia Berberick, PRP, Treasurer and Barbara Thomas, Historian.

Warrensburg Mayor Presents Heartland Parliamentary Unit Proclamation

Pictured are from left to right Treasurer Verna Jenkins, president Violet Corbett, Mayor Casey Lund, member Virginia Campbell, Secretary Karen Waner, and member Gary Waner.

Warrensburg Mayor Casey Lund presented Heartland Parliamentary Unit a proclamation on National Parliamentary Law Month today at the regular Parliamentary Unit monthly meeting. The public is invited to join us in the study of Parliamentary Law the second Thursday of each Month at noon at the Johnson County Farm Bureau board room, 1103 North Holden, Suite A, Warrensburg. Our next meeting is May 11 at 12 noon. Guests are always welcome.

Ways to a Better Meeting

MSAP 2016 Annual Meeting

Biennial NAP Convention 2015

MSAP 2015 Seminar – August 15

Having difficulty updating the Bylaws for an organization?  Challenged by options, because the bylaws are silent on a subject?  As an organization officer, or as parliamentarian, want to better understand what the chair does before a meeting and how to run a smooth meeting?  The 2015 Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP) Annual Seminar offers help.  “Knowing the Fundamentals & Meeting the Challenges” is the theme on Saturday, August 15, 2015, and this year’s presentations are on “Bylaws” and on “The Role of the Chair”.

Register Now!

The $30* registration fee for the seminar includes morning refreshments, a box lunch and meeting materials.  Scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the seminar is again slated for the IBEW Local 124 Hall (lower level), in south Kansas City, Missouri.  General program information and a registration form are being provided to MSAP members and in a special mailing to other organizations, for use in registering and noting meal choice.

First-time seminar attendees will again be able to take advantage of a special membership offer.  A portion of the seminar registration for these individuals can be applied to MSAP membership fees through 2016.  Units are encouraged to take this opportunity to grow their membership by making information about the Annual Seminar and this new member offer available to other organizations that can benefit from the study of parliamentary procedure.

Get the word out about this year’s seminar.  More information is available by contacting MSAP 1st Vice President Jane Sharon, RP, at msap1stvp@gmail.com or by calling 816.257.0268.

* The cost for the seminar goes up to $35 for registrations and payments not postmarked by August 5, 2015, so confirm attendance early.