06
OCT
2017

NAP Announces 2017-2019 Board of Directors

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NAP members elected the following board of directors during the 41st Biennial Convention, September 9:

President: Jim Jones, PRP
Vice President: Darlene Allen, PRP
Secretary: Kevin Connelly, PRP
Treasurer: Wanda Sims, PRP
Directors at Large: Ann Rempel, PRP; Alison Wallis, PRP; and Joyce Brown-Watkins, PRP
District Director Representatives: Roger Hanshaw, PRP, and Larry Martin, PRP

06
OCT
2017

Chair, Chairperson, Chairman…Which Should You Use?

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Is it okay to use “chairperson” or even just “chair” when conducting business?
According to NAP, organizations should follow the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised and use the terms that they feel best suits the needs of their particular assemblies.  NAP members addressed this issue at the association’s 41st biennial convention in September, when they adopted a resolution rescinding a 1975 resolution discouraging the use of “chairperson.”
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