The Grand River Unit is a unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians® at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and is affiliated with the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians. The object of the unit is to promote the study of parliamentary procedure and the educational programs of NAP in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas.
The unit is based in Waterloo, but has had members from other nearby communities such as Kitchener, Cambridge, and Guelph, and even from as far away as Mississauga.
Parliamentary procedure is the system of rules used by organizations to govern their meetings and the duties of their officers; a parliamentarian is an expert, advisor, or consultant in parliamentary procedure. The Grand River Unit studies and practices parliamentary procedure as described in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.
The unit holds its regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month. At each meeting, our members and guests enjoy educational presentations and discuss and practice parliamentary procedure. All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend.
The next meeting is not currently scheduled.
Membership is open to everyone interested in the study of parliamentary procedure. To become a member, please contact the secretary/treasurer, or attend a monthly meeting. Annual dues are $10 CAD per calendar year, but dues paid by new members who join between July 1 and December 31 extend through the next calendar year.
Anyone may subscribe to the unit's public announcement mailing list. Subscribers receive notices of the unit's regular monthly meetings, press releases, and other significant announcements by the unit. At most, subscribers receive two or three messages per month.
Visit the page for the GRU Announce mailing list for more details or to subscribe.
The officers can be contacted by e-mail via the officers' distribution list.
Dan Lynch, PRP
710-295 Dale Cres.
Waterloo, ON N2J 3Y5
The unit has not adopted any special rules of order.
The unit has not adopted any standing rules.