Oregon Association of Parliamentarians

About OAP

The Oregon Association of Parliamentarians (OAP) was organized in 1968 and chartered as a constituent division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). NAP and OAP are dedicated to teaching effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedure.

OAP Annual Meeting

Save the date: OAP's 2017 annual meeting is March 17th, 2018!


OAP has a Meetup group! You can look for upcoming meetings you may be interested in and RSVP for them.


OAP has three active units in the metropolitan Portland area where interested persons can learn about parliamentary procedure:

How to Join OAP

Any member of NAP can join OAP. To join NAP, one must demonstrate a basic knowledge of parliamentary procedure from Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief, 2nd Edition by passing a membership exam administered by NAP. NAP provides a study guide for this exam. You can apply to be a NAP member on the NAP web site. Alternatively, you can take the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure distance learning course offered by the University of Wisconsin.

Governing Documents

Download our bylaws: OAP Bylaws - 2016
Download our procedure manual: OAP Procedure Manual - Web Version - 2017-03-04