NAP Reaches Out to Other Organizations

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NAP has joined forces with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as its members transition from Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. VFW adopted RONR as its parliamentary authority in 2017 and has partnered with NAP to educate its members on RONR and the basics of parliamentary procedure.

In 2018, NAP staffed a booth in the exhibit hall of the national VFW convention and conducted two well-attended basic workshops. The response was so good that VFW asked us back for it’s 2019 convention this July in Orlando, Florida. NAP will once again conduct two workshops and have an exhibit in the vendor hall. Volunteers from the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians will staff the booth.

NAP and VFW also partnered on a webinar in May, “What Does Demeter Say? What Does Robert Say?” A resounding 270 individuals registered for the panel discussion facilitated by Lucy Anderson, PRP, and featuring NAP members James Stewart, PRP, and Helen McFadden, PRP.

National PTA
Mary Remson, PRP, will conduct a workshop on the basics of Parliamentary Procedure at the 2019 National PTA Convention in late June.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)
For the second year in a row, NAP will conducting a basic workshop at the annual GFWC conference, followed by an opportunity to take the membership exam. More than 35 GFWC members took the exam in 2018.

Workshops were also conducted in 2018 for Jack and Jill of America and Alpha Kappa Alpha.


MERC Unit Education Award Application

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NAPMobile App Ready for Testing

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The long-awaited NAPMobile app is now available for members to test on iOS and Android devices. It features quizzes on parliamentary procedure, a vote calculator to quickly determine if a motion is adopted or lost, and information on NAP and the benefits of membership.

This version is just the beginning. Your feedback will be extremely helpful as we continue developing it. Is the app in its current form useful to you? What features and functionalities would you like to see added?

The objective is to develop and promote an app that is a useful parliamentary tool consistent with NAP’s image as:

  • The Authority on Robert’s Rules of Order
  • The Resource for education and training on Parliamentary Procedure
  • The Experts who can help organizations and associations to improve governance, manage meetings, and engage membership

Ideally, the app would have value to non-members as well as members.

We invite you to download the app, test it out, and let us know what you think. It’s free!

Provide your feedback via a quick survey (click here). We’ll collect your comments and use them to drive app development.


File Your 2016 990-N e-Postcard

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November 30 was the end of NAP’s fiscal year. Don’t forget to file the 990-N for your unit or association before April 15. 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.


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