08
DEC
2017

File Your 2016 990-N e-Postcard

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As the end of the fiscal year approaches, so does the deadline to file your unit’s or association’s 990-N form. You must file through the IRS website.

All NAP units and associations must file an annual tax return to maintain their non-profit status. If your average annual revenue is less than $50,000, you will likely qualify to complete the IRS 990-N, e-Postcard. This is done online by answering a series of questions and submitting the form electronically. You will be filing for the 2016 tax year since the fiscal year began December 1, 2016.

Please see this user filing guide for more information. There are also several more documents available to help you with the filing process:

If you encounter problems while trying to file, please contact the IRS at 877-829-5500.

Remember: Failure to file this form for three consecutive years will result in the revocation of your non-profit status by the IRS.

05
OCT
2017

Relive the Memories From Convention

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We all know the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words and that is certainly true when it comes to NAP’s national events. All convention photographs are available to view and download at parliamentarians.smugmug.com.

If you are looking for a picture of a specific individual, you can enter their name in the search box in the upper right-hand corner next to the magnifying glass, and all photos captioned with that name will be displayed. Every effort is made to accurately caption each photo, but if you find an image lacking a caption or with incorrect information, please contact Bob Williams with the image number so he can fix the error.

Photos can be also be downloaded for free. Right-click on a photo and select “save image as” to download to your computer. If you want to download a higher resolution photo just click on the picture again and click the “three overlapped square” icon in the lower right corner to select a size.

You can also view all the photos as a slide show by clicking the play button in the upper right-hand corner.

05
OCT
2017

Keep Track of Your Continuing Education Credits

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If you are a RP or PRP and attended convention, remember to add any continuing education credits (CEUs) you earned to your credential renewal forms. These forms can be used to track your hours.

Registered Parliamentarians

Instructions for Earning Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
RP Continuing Education Unit Reporting Form

Professional Registered Parliamentarians

Instructions for PRP Renewal
PRP Renewal 150 Points Log
PRP Renewal 150 Points Worksheet
PRP Renewal 150 Points Reporting Form

05
OCT
2017

Outstanding Associations and Units Recognized

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The following associations and units were recognized for their accomplishments during the 41st Biennial Convention:

  • Greatest Number of New Units: Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians with 1 new unit
  • Greatest Net Increase of Professional Registered Parliamentarians: District of Columbia Association of Parliamen­tarians by one new PRP
  • Greatest Net Increase of Registered Parliamentarians: Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians with six new RPs
  • Greatest Net Membership Growth: North Carolina Association of Parliamentarians with 42 new members
  • Greatest Percent Gain of Professional Registered Parliamentarians: District of Columbia Association of Parliamen­tarians with 8% gain
  • Greatest Percent Gain of Registered Parliamentarians: Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians with 150% gain
  • Greatest Percentage Membership Growth: New York Association of Parliamentarians with 25% growth
  • Highest Percent Membership Retention: District of Columbia Association of Parliamentarians with 90% retention
  • Most Workshops Presented: District of Columbia Association of Parliamentarians with 17 workshops
  • Greatest Net Increase of Professional Registered Parliamentarians: San Antonio Unit with five new PRPs
  • Greatest Net Increase of Registered Parliamentarians: Parliamentarians of Metro New York with four new RPs
  • Greatest Net Membership Growth: Parliamentarians of Metro New York with eight members
  • Highest Percent Membership Retention: Parliamentarians of Metro New York with 100% retention
  • Double Digit Instructor Award: Bonnie Murdah, PRP; Ferial Bishop, PRP; Joyce Henderson, PRP; Kay Crews, PRP; Lorenzo Cuesta, PRP; Lucy Anderson, PRP; Maurice Henderson, PRP; Larry Martin, PRP
02
AUG
2017

Youth Committee Attends FCCLA Awards

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Youth Committee Chair Jan Strand, PRP, presented medals to the top three teams in parliamentary procedure at the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Events Scholarship and Awards presentation. The teams are evaluated on proper use of parliamentary law, coverage of the agenda, use of the 13 ranking motions and a privileged motion, poise, clarity, team participation, and whether debate involves principles of the FCCLA mission. Both Jan and Kevin served as evaluators for the parliamentary procedure competition where 32 senior teams (10th, 11th, and 12th grade) and 25 junior teams (7th, 8th, and 9th graders) participated. They also administered the NAP membership exam to eight prospective members.

District Seven Director, Kevin Connelly, PRP, was awarded the 2017 FCCLA National STAR Events Volunteer Award. Kevin has been involved with FCCLA with evaluating and advising teams in Washington, as well as giving workshops and promoting parliamentary procedure to FCCLA chapters. He also advises the state organization on procedure for their business meetings and amending their bylaws.