February 2 – 4, 2017

 azure fountainThe Azure Hotel is the venue for the 36th annual AIP West Coast Practicum. The hotel is conveniently located near the Ontario, California Airport where a free shuttle will take you to and from the airport. Speaking of free, in-room WiFi and breakfast are free when you tell the hotel that you are with AIP when making your hotel reservation. The only meal not included in the practicum registration fee is Friday evening dinner. Register before December 1 and receive the lowest registration fee.

Register online here.

To pay by check, download a registration form here to mail with your payment.

Our two outstanding leaders (David Shapiro, CPP, PRP and Glenn Hall, CP) will guide us in “Being a Master Presider” using both Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised and also the American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure. All levels of instruction will be presented and practiced. Now is the time to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to grow in your parliamentary knowledge.

This is a practicum that will help all who choose to attend to improve their presiding skills many times over. AIP practicums always provide a safe environment to learn and practice parliamentary skills.

Join us in Southern California for an enjoyable and exciting learning experience! The practicum will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on February 2nd and conclude after the banquet on February 4th.

Curriculum Director Mary Remson, CPP-T, PRP is planning an educational program that you won’t want to miss!

For more information, email us (westcoast@aipparl.org) or call (888) 664-0428.

Welcome to the American Institute of Parliamentarians!

This is the premier website for practicing parliamentarians and those interested in the study of meeting management, governance and parliamentary procedure. If you are already an AIP member, we welcome you to visit the member resource section to access tools that will help you in your learning and professional endeavors. If you would like to renew your membership, or your membership has already lapsed, please use this secure online form.

We invite you to become a part of our community by joining AIP today.

AIP’s learning experiences focus on every level of the parliamentary profession. Our programs will enhance your performance as an officer, presiding officer, or informed member. You can expand your knowledge of governance and parliamentary procedure and aid your efforts to make your organization efficient and effective.

Member QuestionsNon Member Questions

For questions please contact AIP. AIP members and guests are encouraged to contact the president with concerns. President Kay Crews will be delighted to provide orientation to someone new to parliamentary procedure or the website. She also will assist members in resolving issues and is always happy to share ideas.

Announcements –


Newsletter for website

AIP Communicator October 2016 Issue is Online!
All interested persons may find out more about AIP:

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Smile For AIP!

Amazon, that huge retailer of books, entertainment, and merchandise, has a new program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. There is no cost to you or to AIP for this program. You can read about the program here.

Please go to Smile.Amazon.com and select the American Institute of Parliamentarians as your charity (or select this link to go right there). Details on registering are found here.

There is no cost to you or to AIP for this program — another reason to Smile For AIP!


Members Directory
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AIPEF Scholarships or Grants
For inquiries relating to AIPEF scholarships or grants, please contact Mary Remson, Chair, AIPEF


Educational Events
AIP sponsors several practicum, workshops, and conferences designed to help the professional development of the practicing professional, new association officer, experienced board member or beginning parliamentary student. These training events focus on: leadership, presiding skills, board governance, parliamentary skills, and not for profit regulations. Each of these educational opportunities offer hands on learning, expert instruction, as well as the chance for idea sharing through strong networking possibilities.