Houston Parliamentary Services
Parliamentary Services can provide your organization with a broad range
of parliamentary services including providing a Registered Professional
Parliamentarian (certified by the National
Parliamentarians) for your meetings; reviewing and making
suggestions for improvements to your
bylaws; providing entertaining, informative workshops on parliamentary
procedure, presiding skills, meeting management, or conflict
resolution; presiding over meetings that are expected to be contentious.
When hiring a professional parliamentarian protect your legal interests by selecting parliamentarians who have been certified as a professional parliamentarian and registered by either the National Association of Parliamentarians or the American Institute of Parliamentarians.
Houston Parliamentary Services currently has two such registered parliamentarians to assist with your needs. Please use either of the email links below to discuss engaging their services.
Dennis Clark, R.P.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Clark has been a Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians since 1977. He is one of the most experienced parliamentarians in the State of Texas. He has served as parliamentarian for various national and state associations as well as local home owners associations, church groups and the like. He is a past State President of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians (1986-87).
Martha J. Haun, Ph.D., P.R.P.email@example.com
Dr. Haun has been a Professional Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians and a Professional Parliamentarian with the American Institute of Parliamentarians for over twenty-five years. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Houston and Director of the on-line Crisis Resource Center. Dr. Haun has served as convention parliamentarian, speaker, and workshop presentor at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has written numerous articles which have appeared in the professional parliamentary publications.
National Parliamentarian, IMSLEC [International Multi-structured Language Education Council], 1995 - to date.
National Parliamentarian, Romance Writers of America, 2004 - to date.
Special Recognitions/Awards1999 University Educator of the Year, Texas Speech Communication Association.
1998 Ewbank Award Recipient for Outstanding Parliamentary Service presented at the NCA convention by the national Commission on American Parliamentary Practice.
Parliamentary Journal (American Institute of Parliamentarians) National Editor 1994-2001
Offices in Professional AssociationsNational President, 1991-92; President-Elect, 1990-91. Professional Fraternity Association (nationally represents more than 1.5 million professionals in the arts, sciences, social sciences, medical & legal professions), Board of Directors 1987-1991.
National President, 1980-86; National Parliamentarian, 1977-1980. Phi Beta National Professional Fraternity for the Creative and Performing Arts.
National Chairperson, Commission on American Parliamentary Practice, 1989-90; vice- chairman & chairman, 1978-80.
National Chairperson, Women's Caucus, Speech Communication Association, 1980-81; vice-chairperson, 1979-80; national newsletter editor, 1977-79.
Parliamentary Services within the University of HoustonSenator, University Faculty Senate, 1982-1991; Parliamentarian, 1980-1991; Secretary & member of Executive Committee, 1984-85.
Parliamentarian, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 1978-2003.
Professional Parliamentary ServicesNational Parliamentarian, Romance Writers of America, 2004-2005. Nov. 2004 (Reno, NV), March 2005 (New York), July 2005 (Reno, NV), Nov. 2005 (Atlanta).
Parliamentarian for Houston representatives, World Organization of China Painters, October 2005 (Buffalo, NY).
International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC), Parliamentarian, November 1995 (Houston); March 1996 (New York City); November 1996 (Boston); March 1997 (Phoenix), November 1997 (Minneapolis), March 1998 (New York City); November 1998 (San Francisco), Nov. 1999 (Albuquerque), Nov. 2000 (Washington, DC), Nov. 2001 (New York), Nov. 2002 (Chicago), Nov. 2003 (San Diego), Nov. 2004 (Philadelphia).
Parliamentarian for the Porcelain Art Club of Houston, 1998-2005.
Women's Council, National Association of Home Builders, Houston, Parliamentarian, January 1996; January 1997.
National Parliamentarian, Professional Fraternity Association (St. Louis, 1980; Scottsdale, AZ-1981; New Orleans-1982; Miami-1983; Indianapolis, 1984; Dallas-1985; Williamsburg, VA -1986; Tucson-1987; St. Louis-1988; Washington, D.C.-1989; Scottsdale, AZ-1990; Myrtle Beach, SC-1991).
State Parliamentarian, Texas Speech Communication Association, 1979-1986.
Texas Nursing Students Association state convention, Austin, 1991; Houston, 1990.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) international convention, parliamentarian, Houston, 1984.
Houston Apartment Owners convention, Houston, 1982.