04
NOV
2015

Updated Sample Bylaws & Checklists Now Available

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The Bylaws Committee has updated the sample unit and association bylaws and bylaws checklists for the new association, unit, and youth group kits. The updated documents don’t contain any major changes, but do include several references to the NAP bylaw changes made during the 2015 biennial convention. The updates also clarify and add to the endnotes in each set of suggested bylaws.

These documents are intended primarily for new associations, units, and youth groups but existing ones may also find them useful when considering amendments to their bylaws. Groups should pay particular attention to those provisions for which endnotes specify that no changes may be made except within narrowly defined limits.

The kits are available in the documents section of the NAP website. Questions concerning the suggested bylaws or bylaws checklists may be directed to Bylaws Committee Chairman Weldon Merritt at weldonLmerritt@gmail.com.

04
NOV
2015

New Committee Structure Increases Communication

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A new committee leadership structure has been implemented this year. Standing committees remain but each group of committees, or clusters, now has a coordinator. The clusters – which are education, communications, technology, and membership – allow committees to share expertise and strengths while working together to provide the best services to members. This new structure also allows better communication to develop between committees and all levels of NAP and its leadership.

04
NOV
2015

Follow Us on Twitter

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A little blue bird told us that NAP is now on Twitter engaging and interacting with members and the public. Find and follow us at www.twitter.com/NAPparlypro to help us reach at least 1,000 members by the end of this year.

Study tips, little known parliamentary rules, upcoming events, and news will be featured in 140 characters or less. The account will also interact with students involved in career and technical student organization parliamentary procedure competitions by providing encouragement and helpful study tips.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, create a profile using an existing e-mail account and search and follow the @NAPparlypro handle. If you have any questions, please e-mail Abby Lee, the account manager, at parliamentaryprocedureNAP@gmail.com.

07
OCT
2015

New 2015-2017 District Directors

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There were three new district directors elected during the biennial convention. They are Rosemary Seghatoleslami District 1, Roger Hanshaw District 2, and Carrie Dickson, District 8.  For more information please click here.

07
OCT
2015

Henry M. Robert III Honored as NAP Honorary President

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Robert PresOne of the highlights of the convention was when Henry M. Robert III was designated as an honorary president of NAP. Robert, the grandson of General Henry M. Robert, helped author the 7th edition of Robert’s Rules of Order and has been the senior member of the authorship team for the last four editions of RONR. He has been a registered member of the National Association of Parliamentarians since 1981 and has been a Professional Registered Parliamentarian since 1983. After the resolution that allows honorary officer status to be granted by a two-thirds vote of the convention upon recommendation by the NAP Board of Directors, Robert was presented with a 24-carat-gold-plated gavel in a presentation box.