eNAP Meeting June 10, 2024

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     Agenda for the June 10, 2024 Regular 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. Recess for Educational Program
        RPs and PRPs seeking CEUs must have their full name displayed, and have their cameras on during the lesson
"Amending Bylaws"
Thomas Holmes, PRP

5. Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees

President's Report 

Special Committee Report 

6. Unfinished Business and General Orders.

7. New Business - see previous notices for any motions in the meeting notice

8.  Announcements

Note: The agenda is set by special rule of order 13.


Reports and Motions

REPORTS for the June 10, 2024, 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.

President's Report

Upon request of the education committee, the president appointed Diana Bacon to the education committee. The executive board confirmed the appointment, and we are pleased Diana Bacon has accepted.

-- Richard Halverson 

Vice President's Report

-- Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T

Secretary's Report

-- Roberta Berry, RP

Executive Board Report

-- Roberta Berry, RP

Education Committee Report

-- Paul McClintock, PRP, CP-T

Special Committee Report - eNAP Unit Proposed Amendments

eNAP Bylaws Report 2024-06-05_Final .pdf

--Bernie Callender, PRP


Archived reports for previous meetings are filed at the members-only site at:


MOTIONS -- Check back for updates

Draft Minutes to Approve


Draft Meeting Minutes

2024-05-13 Regular Meeting

The 2024-05-13 Regular Meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (eNAP) was held online via Zoom and called to order by President Richard Halverson at 8:00 PM CT (U.S. Central Time), with Secretary Roberta Berry present. A quorum was present.


Those attending were: Alice Levin, Alisa Ryu, Andrea Nottingham, Ann Rempel, Barbara Proctor, Belinda Brouette, Bernie Callender, Carmella Davis Watkins, Chris Wren, Crystal Thomas, Daniel Ross, David Bennett, Delores Schoen, Diana Bacon, D’Lisa Patterson, Don Freese, Dorothy Gordon, Gail Mitchell, Gloria de Meireles, Jacquetta Wright-Henderson, Jenny Liu, Joan Harmon, Jocelyn V. Williams, Mamphalele Moruthane, Marcia Hall, Mary Remson, Myra Celestin, Paul McClintock, Richard Brown, Richard Halverson, Roberta Berry, Sean Schilke, Sharon Williams Jackson, Tom Havelka, Vanessa Black, Victoria Juste. Guests: Amber Smith-Bush, Cheryl Lawrence, Debra Jones, Dianne Jones, Emma Sampson, Hattie Mary Young, Jan, John Ginther, Kevin Connelly, Marjorie McCauley, Mary Loose DeViney, Muriel Brinston, Sarah Russell, Tannis Nelson, Weldon Merritt, and Yvette G. Keesee.

The agenda for the May 13, 2024, meeting was adopted without objection.  


The regular meeting minutes from April 8, 2024, were approved as corrected and posted to the members-only site.


Education Program

The unit recessed for the education program at 8:05 PM CT. Paul McClintock presented the RP Performance Expectations 7.1 to 7.6 "Voting" lesson - CEU-approved -. Following that presentation, a parliamentary question-answer opportunity was given to guests and members.


The meeting resumed at 9:51 PM CT.


Vice President’s Report

No report was given. 


Secretary’s Report

No report was given.


Unfinished Business

Special Committee – Bylaws

Bernie Callender, Chair, presented the Special Committee for Bylaws report. On behalf of the committee, it was moved that the scope of the special committee on bylaws be expanded to review all unit governing documents and report recommended changes at the June meeting. The motion was adopted.  


On behalf of the committee, it was moved that the members use the proposed format to submit an amendment to the Special Bylaws Committee for consideration. The submission form will be sent to the members, and they will be invited at the May meeting to submit recommendations to the Special Bylaws Committee using the three-column format that the committee adopted. Amend by adding by the 29th of May. The motion, as amended, was adopted.


Membership Committee

Roberta Berry, chair, presented the membership committee report. They contained two recommendations that the committee will discuss ideas and plans to execute and implement the recommendations at the following membership committee.   


The committee recommended that during the period of July 1, 2024 through September 30, 2024, we recruit to obtain a minimum of 10% new members.


The committee recommended to retain no less than 95% of the eNAP membership during the period of January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.



The following announcements were made: 


Next month’s Educational Program is “Amending Bylaws” 9.1 - 9.8.


Announcement: Are you a PhD, a PRP, and a member of a Divine Nine organization? Would you mind contributing to the body of knowledge on Parli Pro and Organizational Justice? Crystal Thomas is in the final stages of her dissertation and looking for a committee member to join her dissertation committee. If you would be willing to support her research as a dissertation committee member, please email at crystal.thomas@pepperdine.edu or by phone at 310.737.8009.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 10th, 2024, at 8:00 PM CT.

The meeting adjourned at 10:18 PM CT.

Roberta Berry, RP 

eNAP Secretary

eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians

Secretary@enapunit.org  I 202-744-1540






Educational Program

eNAP Educational Program for 2024-06-10  - CEU-approved -

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 on pp 7-28 in NAP's Criteria For Credentialing (CFC):

> https://www.parliamentarians.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-02-09-Criteria-for-Credentialing_Final.pdf

The resources to be used in conjunction to prepare to meet these RP standards include (CFC p. 6): 

Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (12th edition)

Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief (3rd edition)

Code of Professional Responsibility for Parliamentarians 

Professional Practices in Parliamentary Procedure (2021, NAP), cited as PPPP (login to bookstore first).

Pathways to Proficiency - Script Writing Made Easy (Updated for RONR, 12th ed.)

The upcoming lesson outline:

June 10, Thomas Holmes, "Amending Bylaws"  

The 2024 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 2024 through Feb. 2025 educational program schedule and presenters:

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 Part-2 questions ahead of time to vice-president@enapunit.org.

The 2024 eNAP Education Committee consists of 

Meeting Notice

[Note: this meeting notice may be further edited up till the time it is emailed about a week before the meeting.]

eNAP meets Monday, June 10th,  2024, 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 held Monday, June 10th, 2024, via Zoom, at 8:00 PM Central Time. Please note that the meeting will be recorded.

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Please note that if you are using a telephone for audio only, you can join on your computer first and click join with telephone. Otherwise, click join with computer audio.

The meeting room will open ten minutes prior to the meeting. If you are having issues joining the meeting, please email us at contact@enapunit.org.

Attendees should use screen names consisting of their real first and last names, and are encouraged to add a suffix to indicate their state, province, or country (example: Katherine Johnson WV). If you are NOT a current member, please preface your name with the prefix of g (example: g Katherine Johnson). Officers should also use the appropriate prefixes designated for them.

The meeting begins at 8:00 PM Central Time or see the time in your local time zone.


The draft agenda and minutes, reports, and educational program are posted at enapunit.org under "Meeting Materials" as they become available by the respective officer or committee. Please check back if a report is missing or if it is a prior meeting report. All reports should be available prior to the meeting call to order. 


On June 10th, Thomas Holmes will present the lesson on RP Performance Expectations 9.1 to 9.8, "Amending Bylaws" - CEU-approved .-. Following that presentation, a parliamentary question-answer opportunity is given to guests and members.


If you have never attended an eNAP meeting, please plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the call to make sure you understand how the meeting will be conducted and to talk with other attendees. Reviewing our introduction page to familiarize yourself with the eNAP chat room and terminology is strongly recommended.

If you are not yet an eNAP member and would like to join, you may complete and submit the application form. Applications by NAP members are approved automatically upon verification of their NAP membership. Application by those who are not NAP members may be approved after they have attended at least one unit meeting.


If you are an eNAP member, or expect to be voted in as a member at this meeting, please verify or request access to our members-only Google Groups page. Voting could be held via this section at any time, which is akin to a ballot vote. Should you have difficulty logging in or requesting membership, please contact me. To ensure sufficient time, please do this 2 or more days prior to the meeting.

As always, we welcome you to invite guests to our meeting to observe and/or join our electronic unit. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming e-meeting, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Roberta Berry 

eNAP Secretary



(202) 744-1540

The Zoom meeting link is not posted on our publicly viewable web site.  This measure reduces Zoom bombing and other risks

The link has been emailed to all members and vetted guests. If you are a guest and would like to attend, or if you need it sent again, please email vice-president@enapunit.org with your name and reason for attending.  If attending for CEU credits for renewing your RP or PRP credential, please also add your full name, credential, and NAP membership number.

Members may also find the zoom link in the eNAP members-only web site at: