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We are the Hawaiʻi State Association of Parliamentarians (HSAP), affiliated with The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS® or NAP.

      NAP has over 3000 members in the United States and internationally. This makes us part of the largest professional non profit association of parliamentarians in the world.

HSAP Biennial Convention
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the convention is for the presentation of reports, election and installation of HSAP officers, selection of delegates and alternates to the 2023 NAP Convention in September, election of the HSAP Nominating Committee, and any other business that may properly come before the assembly. [proposed Agenda]

There is no registration fee for HSAP members this year! This will be an online convention via ZOOM, and we want all interested members to register and attend. You must register by filling out this form by June 10, 2023. Once registration is received and the convention materials are finalized, you will receive the materials by email along with the Zoom meeting information.

The online meeting room will be opened at 8:30 a.m. (Hawaiʻi time). Registered members/delegates are requested to login early with their full, real names so that we may begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

All members of HSAP but only members of HSAP are entitled to register as voting delegates. Though there is no registration fee this year, all interested members/delegates must register to attend by filling out the form at https://forms.gle/Z5SrsAYCqVqK42V59.

If you are having trouble accessing or using this form to register, email HSAP Secretary, Rich Halverson at richhalversonn@gmail.com, as soon as possible but no later than June 10, 2023.

Once registration is confirmed, and the convention materials are finalized, delegate materials will be sent by email along with the Zoom meeting login information.

Our Convention will be followed by the NAP District 8 Conference from 12:00 that afternoon. All members of NAP in Hawaiʻi are welcome to register for that meeting which will include five educational workshops to be presented on June 18th.
 

      Our primary goal is to study, teach, promote and disseminate the principles and rules of parliamentary procedure, as found in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.

      HSAP is providing this web site for HSAP members, the residents of Hawai‘i and our extended ‘ohana family. Please visit us and take a look around. We have organized the material in the site to offer:

  • Is it important that you be a productive member at your meetings?
  • Are there members in your meetings that get out of control?
  • Are you tired of wasting time in lengthy or unproductive meetings?
  • Do your organization's by-laws seem out of date and no longer functional?

This can be frustrating and discouraging when you are just trying to take care of business in a meeting. There are solutions to these problems. It is possible to solve them with the use of parliamentary procedure. Professional Parliamentarians use their expertise to resolve these situations and help their community. Some of the objectives parliamentarians focus on are:

  • To expedite the business necessary for your organization's success
  • Maintain order at meetings & conventions
  • Ensure the rules & bylaws are followed
  • Achieve the objectives or purpose of your society

Hawaiʻi State Association of Parliamentarians
Josette Kawana, RP, President
info@hsap.org       P.O. Box 10731, Honolulu, HI 96816