The "Hawaiian Parliamentary Law Association" was founded 1953 in the Territory of Hawaii. In 1961 this association was received as the official state constituent into the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS® and beacme the Hawaiʻi State Association of Parliamentarians. NAP is divided nationally into eight districts and HSAP is part of District 8.
See the article about HSAP in National Parliamentarian (3rd Quarter, 2014)
We have over 50 members state-wide many of whom belong to one or more of our 3 local units on O‘ahu or may be "members-at-large" (members of NAP and HSAP, but belonging to no local unit). The local units meet more often than HSAP and their focus is primarily on education. They actively promote interest in parliamentary procedure in their community and the opportunity to exchange ideas & experiences. The local units encourage all members and guests to participate in discussion and the various educational "practice" lessons provided by unit members at the monthly meetings.