DSAP - Frequently Asked Questions
What is NAP?
The National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP) is the premier professional non-profit association of parliamentarians. NAP provides services and products to help its members and the general public learn how to effectively participate in and manage meetings of deliberative assemblies such as school boards, homeowners' associations, church boards, and volunteer organizations. NAP also provides continuing education and accreditation for parliamentarians who provide professional services to various types of organizations.
What is DSAP?
The Delaware State Association of Parliamentarians is a subsidiary organization of NAP and has the following responsibilities:
*Represent the Units of the state at both District and National Conventions.
*DSAP is NOT a separate Unit of NAP and all voting rights given to it are proscribed in NAP’s bylaws.
What membership options are there?
Primary members are NAP members who are counted in the association as of March 1 of the convention year for the purpose of determining the number of delegates to which the association is entitled at NAP conventions.
A primary member-at-large is an NAP member who is a primary member of the association who is not a member of a unit belonging to that state association.
Affiliate members are NAP members who are primary members of another and who are not counted for the purpose of determining the number of delegates to which the association is entitled at NAP conventions.
Provisional members are individuals who are preparing for NAP membership. Provisionals are not NAP members and are not counted for the purpose of determining the number of delegates at which the association is entitled at NAP conventions.
Does DSAP sponsor a youth program?
DSAP supports young people in their quest to enhance their learning about parliamentary procedure through student membership and youth driven educational opportunities.
DSAP’s future includes working with local Schools and Universities to deepen already existing relationships.
Does DSAP accept donations?
Yes! You can support DSAP by making tax-deductible donations to the association.
Donations to DSAP can be directed to one or more of these support areas:
Youth Sponsorships, supporting DSAP’s youth partnership programs
General donations to support DSAP’s operational needs
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How Can I start a New Unit in Delaware?
Please contact DSAP by clicking below for a comprehensive checklist for Unit Startup.
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