09
OCT
2017

NAP Installs New District Directors

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NAP’s eight district directors play a key role in supporting the organization’s 45 associations and 170 units. They actively promote NAP’s mission and growth. In short, they are an important dimension of the organization’s volunteer leadership.

The following members have been installed as district directors for the 2017-2019 term:

District 1: Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP (NJ)
District 2: Roger Hanshaw, PRP (WV)
District 3: Todd Crowder, PRP (GA)
District 4: Robert Schuck, RP (WI)
District 5: Larry Martin, PRP (MO)
District 6: Jim Lawson, RP (OK)
District 7: Kevin Connelly, PRP (WA)
District 8: Vivian Vincent, PRP (AZ)

See more information about NAP’s districts

06
OCT
2017

Beware Email Scams

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It seems every day there’s a report of some new — or old — email scam circulating. Because NAP uses email for so much of our communications, we remind you to protect yourself from potentially harmful — and costly — email scams. We all get them and they can take many forms. But if you receive an email asking for money — with or without an attachment — or from a friend stating they are on vacation and in need of help, DON’T OPEN IT.
Security experts advise to never click on any link or attachment if you don’t know what it is, no matter who it ‘s from. You should never make any payment without proper documentation. Reputable companies do not ask you for your password or banking information under any circumstances. If you get an odd email from someone you know, don’t reply — but rather send them a new email asking them if they recently sent you something.  If you receive an odd or suspicious email, just delete it. It’s always best to err on the side of caution.
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.