eNAP Meeting April 10, 2023
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Agenda for the April 10, 2023 Meeting of eNAP
0. Verify Quorum of 7 (lesser of 7 and 20%)
1. Welcome of Guests
2. Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
3. Consideration of Applicants for Provisional Membership
4. Special Orders
5. Recess for Educational Program
6. Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees
7. Unfinished Business and General Orders.
8. New Business - see previous notices for any motions in the meeting notice
Note: The agenda is set by special rule of order 13.
Draft Minutes to Approve
eNAP Unit of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS®
2023-02-13 Regular Meeting
The 2023-02-13 Regular Meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (eNAP) was held online via Zoom and called to order at 8:00 PM CT (U.S. Central Time) by President Mary Grant, with Secretary Roberta Berry present. A quorum was present.
Those attending were: Andrea Nottingham, Alisa Ryu, Ann Rempel, Benjamin Carroll, Christopher Wren, Deborah Stewart, Delores C Schoen, Diana Bacon, Don Freese, Erika Correa, Jeanna Kindle, Joan Harmon, Mamphahlele Moruthane, Mark Apodaca, Mary Q. Grant, Mary Remson, Melanie Brunson, Paul McClintock, Richard Brown, Roberta Berry, Sharon L. Williams Jackson, Sheila Beverly-Skinner, Thomas F. Holmes, Todd Crowder, Tom Havelka, Vanessa M Black, Weldon Merritt, Guests: George LeGrand, Gloria de Meire, Tyler Goehring.
The minutes of the January 9, 2023, regular meeting were approved and posted at https://enapunit.org/agenda.
President Grant reported that the President’s report was sent to the eNAP Unit members and will be posted on the Google Groups page.
Secretary Berry did not have a report.
The unit recessed for the education program at 8:28 PM CT. Don Freese, PRP-R taught on RP-PE 3.39 through 3.44 items, "Adjourn" covering Registered Parliamentarian Exam Performance Expectations. The presentation was followed by a question-and-answer period.
Don Freese, PRP-R presented an overview of the Registered Parliamentarian Credentialing Exam.
The meeting resumed at 9:34 PM CT.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, at 8:00 pm CT.
The meeting adjourned at 10:02 PM CT.
Roberta Berry, Secretary
Reports and Motions
Reports for the April 10, 2023 Regular Meeting -- Check back for updates
Note: Reports are posted as they become available by the respective officer or committee. Please check back if a report is missing. All reports should be available prior to the start of the meeting.
-- Mary Q. Grant, EdD, PRP
Vice President's Report
-- Paul McClintock, PRP
-- Roberta Berry, RP
Executive Board Report
-- Mary Q. Grant, EdD, PRP
Education Committee Annual Report
-- Paul McClintock, PRP
Membership Committee Report
-- Roberta Berry, RP
Nominating Committee Report:
The 2023 Nominating Committee will be elected at the October meeting:
Motions Expected to be Considered at this meeting:
Archived reports for previous meetings are filed at the members-only site at:
eNAP Educational Program for 2023-04-10
Part 1 -- Education Committee members will present a program on the topics as shown below, based primarily on the Registered Parliamentarian Performance Expectations (RP-PE) as indicated below. See these at:
and the key to 1/2/3 symbols at the bottom of:
The references in the RP-PE are to required resources:
> RONR: Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (12th edition)
> RONRIB: Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief, (3rd edition)
> PPPP: Professional Practices in Parliamentary Procedure (NAP)
> Playbook: Pathways to Proficiency - Script Writing (NAP)
For April 10, Weldon Merritt, PRP, will present the lesson on
RP Performance Expectations 4.11 - 4.14, "Suspend the Rules".
4.11 Understand and identify the seven categories of rules that cannot be suspended. In RONR (12th ed.) 25:7–13 12th ed. changes in these paragraphs.
4.12 Rapidly research and apply the detailed provisions applying the prohibition on suspending seven categories of rules explained in RONR (12th ed.) 25:7–13. (C)
4.13 Know and apply the rules for the motion Suspend the Rules in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 25:2(3–7) and the differences in the vote required explained in RONR (12th ed.) 25:14–16.
4.14 Understand and define the purpose and manner of suspending the rules as described in RONR (12th ed.) 25:3–5 and illustrated in RONR (12th ed.) 25:17–20.
For information on...
NAP membership, see: parliamentarians.org/applyjoin/
The Registered Parliamentarian RP credential, see: parliamentarians.org/rp-credential/
The Professional Registered Parliamentarian PRP credential, see: parliamentarians.org/prp-credential/
The 2023 education plan will continue programs based on the RP-PE (see above). The RP-PE is essential for those preparing for the RP exam, and it is solid parliamentary education for all levels of membership.
Thus, the tentative 2023 educational program schedule and presenters:
January 9, Paul McClintock, RP-PE 3.34 - 3.38, "Recess"
February 13, Don Freese, RP-PE 3.39 - 3.44, "Adjourn"
March 13, Thomas Holmes, RP-PE 4.1 - 4.6, "Point of Order" and 4.7 - 4.10, "Appeal"
April 10, Weldon Merritt, RP-PE 4.11 - 4.14, "Suspend the Rules"
May 8, Paul McClintock, RP-PE 4.15 - 4.16, "Parliamentary Inquiry" and 4.17 - 4.19, "Request for Information"
June 12, Don Freese, RP-PE 5.1 - 5.5, "Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted"
July 10, Thomas Holmes, RP-PE 5.6 - 5.12, "Reconsider"
August 14, Weldon Merritt, RP-PE 6.1 - 6.3, "Quorum"
September 11, Paul McClintock, RP-PE 6.4 - 6.9, "Standard Order of Business", 6.10, "Orders of the Day" and 6.11, "Agenda"
October 9, Don Freese, RP-PE 6.12-14, "Minutes"
November 13, Thomas Holmes, RP-PE 6.15-18, "Recognition, Assignment of the Floor, and Interruption"
December 11, Weldon Merritt, RP-PE 6.19-22, "Handling Motions"
January 8, 2024, Paul McClintock, RP-PE 6.23-26, "Debate"
Be aware that this plan may be adjusted or replaced in full by the education committee at any time; the enapunit.org website (Meeting Materials > Educational Program) should have any updates to the plan as they occur.
Part 2 -- eNAP Special Rule of Order 1(A) says: "A part of each educational program shall be to allow members to ask opinions of other members on parliamentary questions that they have."
If possible, please submit membership questions ahead of time to email@example.com.
The 2023 eNAP Education Committee consists of
Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T (WA) ex officio as VP, chairman
Thomas Holmes, RP (RI)
Don Freese, PRP-R (MB)
Weldon Merritt, PRP-R (NM)
Dr. Mary Q Grant, PRP (MD) ex officio as President
[Note: this meeting notice may be further edited, up till the time it is emailed about a week before the meeting.]
eNAP meets Monday, April 10, 2023 at 8pm CT via Zoom
Dear eNAP Unit Member,
Join us for a regular meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians, The meeting will be Monday, April 10, 2023 via Zoom, at 8:00 PM Central Time. Please note that the meeting will be recorded.
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For April 10, 2023, April 10, Weldon Merritt, PRP, will present the lesson on
RP Performance Expectations 4.11 - 4.14, "Suspend the Rules". Part II of the program is always a question-and-answer period. Questions can be on any parliamentary topic. Guests may ask questions.
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