Parliamentarian: Marian Martin, RP ’61
Marian Johnathan Martin is a native of Henrico County (Varina), VA where she received her early education graduating from Virginia Randolph High School in Glen Allen, VA. Receiving her BS degree in Business Education from VUU in 1961, she continued graduate study at the University of VA and VA State University. With a love of children, she began her teaching career in the public schools of Madison, VA, Henrico County, and Charlottesville, VA. After 37 years, she retired from the Richmond City Public School System. She believes that it takes a village to raise a child and with the right nourishment, all children have endless possibilities.
Some community affiliations include life member of VUUNAA, NAACP, VEA, NEA, St. James Baptist Church (Varina), Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., OES/PHA, and United Order of Tents. She is recipient of the Henrico County NAACP award for top recruiter for the year. Marian is a Registered Parliamentarian and a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). She has served as Northeast Region Parliamentarian for Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She now serves as parliamentarian for the VA Dental Hygienist Association at their Annual Conference held in Richmond, VA. She also serves as Chairman of Education and Training for the M. Stanley Ryan Unit of Parliamentarians—VSAP, NAP. She loves parliamentary procedure and wishes that everyone (members and officers) affiliated with any type of society would become familiar with the rules of a meeting in their conduct of business, so that time, efficiency, and practice of Democracy can better be served for all. As parliamentarian of the VUUNAA, she is focused on serving to the best of her ability the officers and members in the proper conduct of business according to Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.