05
OCT
2016

Get Involved with Youth Organizations

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The members of the NAP Youth Committee have each communicated with staff of an NAP youth partner career and technical student organization (CTSO) to coordinate the judging of parliamentary team competitions at their respective leadership conferences. Committee members have individually traveled to such conferences in Boston (BPA), Atlanta (FBLA/PBL), Nashville (HOSA), Louisville (SkillsUSA), and San Diego (FCCLA) to present workshops, assist with business meetings, staff exhibit/information tables, judge competitions, and present awards.

Committee contact with youth/student organization staff and advisers (CTSO, 4-H, FFA, etc.) in Colorado and surrounding states brought students and advisers to the 2016 NAP Training Conference in August. The SkillsUSA national postsecondary parliamentarian attended from California. Members and advisers of these organizations were very impressed with all that NAP has to offer! The NAP Educational Foundation provided copies of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised and In Brief for each Youth Day attendee! The committee realizes how difficult it is for advisers and students to plan for this NAP event given that school schedules are extremely busy as the school year begins.

The contact with staff, advisers, and student members gives NAP a viable presence. Does your state/regional association have a youth committee that can work with youth organizations? If not a committee, perhaps a youth coordinator? You can help the national committee by making contacts with advisers and students in your state!

If you are interested in helping to coach a team or judge a parliamentary team competition, please contact Jan Strand, Youth Committee chair, for assistance in connecting with one or more of the NAP partner organizations in your area. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated by advisers and parliamentary team members.

09
SEP
2016

Ceremonies for Your Meetings Is Back

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If you’ve been looking for inspirational messages for your meetings, take heart: NAP’s popular Ceremonies for Your Meetings is once again available for purchase in the online store.This handy book is a collection of memorials, inspirations, installation ideas, and invocations.

09
SEP
2016

NTC Photos Now Available

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Want to relive the National Training Conference or see what you missed? The photos from the 2016 NTC in Broomfield, Colorado, are now uploaded and ready to be viewed. You can find the photos at parliamentarians.smugmug.com in the 2016 NAPTC Broomfield album. Captions are included.

You can look at the thumbnails and click on any picture that looks interesting to make it larger. Or, you can click the slide show option, sit back and watch the full-screen sized photos go by. You can also download pictures for free.

Use the search box in the upper right corner to find photos of a given individual. You can also view the photo albums for past conventions and training conferences.

There are also albums for past conventions and training conferences for you to view.

If you have questions (or find errors in the captioning), feel free to email the NAP Photographer, Bob Williams, at RRW@prodigy.net.

08
SEP
2016

Credentialing Commission Releases Draft Criteria

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NAP’s Commission on Credentialing unveiled its preliminary report, “Criteria for Credentialing,” at the association’s recent training conference in Broomfield, Colorado. The report details the separate criteria for the knowledge and skills that will be required to attain Registered Parliamentarian and Professional Registered Parliamentarian status in the future. Three documents are available for those who wish to learn more about the future credentialing program:

Please keep in mind that plans for the future credentialing program are still in progress. These documents provide a preliminary report and draft examples only.

08
SEP
2016

Calling all NPHC Members

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NAP Past President Maurice S. Henderson, PRP, would like to identify all members of NAP who are also members of a National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Greek-lettered organization. As the NAP partnership coordinator, he has been working closely with two of the nine NPHC organizations and would like to reach all nine organizations in addition to communicating with our NPHC members.

One such example of our partnership in development is the NPHC parliamentary workshop to be presented by Past President Henderson and Dr. Frances Jackson, RP, scheduled on Saturday, October 29. Click here for more information. Registration information is located at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nphc-parliamentary-workshop-tickets-26474052604. Please spread the word to our fellow NPHC members.

If you are a member of one of these nine organizations, please complete the online survey found at https://goo.gl/forms/zFXbQ50kfJFggJR73. Please share this link with fellow NAP NPHC members who may not have received this message. Be assured that your information will not be shared with any sort of mailing service or outside party.