Colorado Association of Parliamentarians

2024 Annual Meeting and 20th Summer Institute

June 28-29, 2024

Note all times are in the Mountain Time Zone!


2024 Annual Meeting, Friday, June 28                                    Event Location: (On Zoom)

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Annual Meeting Registration

7:30 p.m. — 9:15 p.m. Annual Meeting & Elections

*A Zoom sign-in link will be sent when individuals register/RSVP.


20th Summer Institute, Saturday, June 29                            Event Location: (In-person at Castle Rock)

Philip S. Miller Event Hall A, Philip & Jerry Miller Library (Douglas County Libraries), 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Ph. (303) 791-7323. Park near the strip mall or in the garage on Wilcox.

COSTS TO ATTEND (Covers curriculum materials, food, beverages, and 4.0 CEUs).  Please use paypal below to pay.

NAP & CAP Member Pre-registration Fee due Friday, June 21: $75

CAP & NAP Non-member Pre-registration Fee due Friday, June 21: $85

*All Pre-registrations and Registrations after Friday, June 21, and on-site Saturday, June 29: $95

Online Pre-registration Link and Pay Portal:

Box Lunch Sandwich choices: Select either Ham, Turkey, or Veggie.


20th Summer Institute Theme, Agenda, and Times for Saturday, June 29:

“Be FIT: Fair, In Order, and Terrific Meetings with Parliamentary Procedure!”

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (4.0 hours of CEUs)

*Early Access, Library Room Set-up & Shut Down Times (9:00 – 10:00; 4:00 – 5:00)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. SIGN-IN/Registration – Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Pastries.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop I: “Getting Fit for Leadership: The Roles of Officers; Duties (DO-ties) and DO Not Tips” – CAP President Gregory O. M. Carlson, MA, PRP

11:00 am. – Noon. Workshop II: “The Role and Rights of the Parliamentarian” – Donna J. Thompson, PRP

Noon – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (Social Hour) — Box Lunch furnished by KZ Catering

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Workshop IV: “Resolutions and Officer and Committee Reports” – Susan Eads Role, JD, PRP, CP

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. NAP Update from National Rep. – NAP President Alison Wallis, Attorney at Law, PRP, CP-T

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Q&A with the National President

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. BREAK. Coffee, Tea, and Cookies.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Workshop III: “Pitfalls of Committees” – NAP President Alison Wallis, PRP, Attorney at Law, CP-T

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Installation of CAP Officers for 2024-25 & Institute Closing. Please return your Conference Evaluations.



NOTE: The 20th Summer Institute will be followed by an off-site Social and Dinner with Institute attendees and guests. The place in Castle Rock is TBD and announced at the event but will be within walking distance of the library in downtown Castle Rock. Anyone is welcome, and the costs will be their own.




Consultant.  Educator.  Interpreter.

Effective meeting management.  Bylaws and Rules.

Conventions. Board Meetings.


Learn through Participation with CAP

The Colorado Association of Parliamentarians (CAP) supports educational programs to promote effective meetings. Our Colorado study units are composed of student members, Registered (RP), and Professional Registered Parliamentarians (PRP). The units generally meet monthly to study parliamentary procedure with a high level of individual participation. Members learn by doing and progress at their own rate. Our study units are a resource to study for and become a member of CAP, a Registered or Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

The Colorado Association of Parliamentarians offers Professional Registered Parliamentarians (PRPs), Registered Parliamentarians (RPs) and student members, who can serve organizations with a wide variety of Parliamentary Law services. Services include: providing individuals and groups with study workshops and one on one training, assisting with bylaws revisions, organizing meetings and seminars, parliamentarian services for meetings or conventions and offering parliamentary advice to presiding officers, governing boards and committees.



The Colorado Association of Parliamentarians (CAP) is a non-profit, educational organization composed of parliamentarians and students interested and trained in parliamentary procedure. CAP is a division of the National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP).

The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised (RONR) is the parliamentary authority for both NAP and CAP.

Local study units are composed of students, members, registered, and professional registered members. The units generally meet monthly to study parliamentary procedure with a high level of individual participation. Members learn by doing and progress at their own rate of speed.



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