By | March 19, 2024

Theme – Bridging Traditions: The Evolution of Parliamentary Law

Dear VSAP Members, Family, and Friends,

As the spring blooms in the beautiful landscapes of Virginia, it brings with it the promise of learning, connection, and growth.  It is with great excitement and anticipation that we invite you to the Virginia State Association of Parliamentarians Annual Convention, happening April 20-21, 2024, at the scenic city of Charlottesville, Virginia.

This year, we are embracing the theme “Bridging Traditions: The Evolution of Parliamentary Law,” a testament to our enduring commitment to the principles of parliamentary procedure and our eagerness to explore its dynamic evolution.  This theme not only honors our rich heritage but also underscores our pursuit of adapting and innovating for the future.

We are particularly thrilled to announce a special lecture set against the historic backdrop of Monticello, the esteemed home of Thomas Jefferson.  Here, we will delve into Jefferson’s Parliamentary Procedure Manual, exploring its foundational impact on our democratic processes and its lasting relevance in today’s society.  This unique experience promises to be a highlight, offering profound insights amidst the grandeur of one of our nation’s most treasured landmarks.

Our convention is more than just a gathering; it is a celebration of our collective passion for parliamentary procedure and a shared commitment to excellence in governance. It is a time to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and immerse ourselves in the camaraderie and support that defines our association.

We invite you to join us in Charlottesville for what promises to be an enlightening and inspiring weekend.  Together, let’s bridge traditions and forge ahead into the future of parliamentary law, armed with knowledge, enthusiasm, and the spirit of innovation.

Warmest regards,

/s/Donald Garrett
Donald Garrett, PRP
2023-2025 VSAP President

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