eNAP Meeting - September 13, 2021

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Call to Meeting

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

eNAP meets Monday, September 13 at 8pm CT via Zoom

Join us for the regular meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 8:00 PM Central Time via Zoom. Please note that the meeting will be recorded.

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The draft agenda and minutes, reports, and educational program are posted 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. Please review the proposed temporary special rules of order for the meeting.

* Meeting Resources - https://www.enapunit.org/agenda

Educational Program

A presentation by Lorenzo Cuesta, PRP.



If you have never attended an eNAP meeting, please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to the call to ensure you understand how the meeting will be conducted and to converse with other attendees. It is strongly recommended you review our introduction page to familiarize yourself with the eNAP chat room and terminology.

If you are not yet an eNAP member and would like to join, you may complete and submit an application form at https://form.jotform.us/form/40537728420150. 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 a guest requesting eNAP membership, please verify or request access to our Google Groups page <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/enapmembers/categories>. 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 if possible.

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.

Richard Halverson, Secretary



Agenda for the September 13, 2021 Annual Meeting of eNAP

0. Verify Quorum of 7 (lesser of 7 and 20%)

1. Welcome of Guests

2. Approval of Minutes (https://www.enapunit.org/minutes)

- Regular Meeting on August 9, 2021

3. Consideration of Applicants for Provisional Membership

4. Special Orders

- None.

5. Recess for Educational Program (https://www.enapunit.org/minutes)

6. Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees (https://www.enapunit.org/reports)

- President - Thomas Holmes

- Vice-President - Azella Collins, PRP

- Secretary - Richard Halverson

Report of the Executive Board: Richard Halverson

Reports of Standing Committees

- Education: Azella Collins, PRP, ex officio

- Membership: Richard Halverson, ex officio

7. Unfinished Business and General Orders -- None.

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

9. Announcements

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

Draft Minutes


Draft Minutes

2021-08-09 Regular Meeting

The 2021-08-09 Regular Meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (eNAP) was held online via Zoom and called to order at 8:03 PM CT (U.S. Central Time) by Secretary Richard Halverson. A quorum was present.

Those attending were: Allora Goode Cyrus, Andria Daniels, Ann Rempel, Atul Kapur, Azella Collins, Crystal Thomas, Diana Bacon, Don Freese, Evan Lemoine, Jacalyn Shelton Wallace, Jacquita L Wright-Henderson, Jan Meyer, Jeanna Kindle, Margaret-Ann F Howie, Mark Apodaca, Mary Q. Grant, Myra Celestin, Paul McClintock, Richard Brown, Richard Halverson, Robert Daniels, Jr., Roberta Berry, Seitebatso Moruthane, Sharon L Williams Jackson, Twylah L Jenkins, Vicki Walter, Weldon Merritt. Guest: Kevin Connelly

Secretary asked for nominations for chair pro tempore. Atul Kapur nominated Weldon Merritt and with no other nominations Weldon Merritt accepted the nomination and assumed the role as chair.

The minutes of the previous regular meeting were approved as posted at https://enapunit.org/minutes.

The unit recessed for the education program at 8:08 PM CT. Don Freese, PRP-R, presented "Body of Knowledge – Member Category Domain #2: Motions. Common motions used during a meeting." The presentation was followed by a question and answer session led by Vice President Azella Collins.

The meeting resumed chaired by Vice President Azella Collins at 9:28 PM CT. Reports have been posted and available at enapunit.org/reports.

The next meeting will be held on Monday September 13, 2021, at 8:00 pm CT.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM CT.

Richard Halverson, Secretary

Reports and Motions

Reports for the September 13, 2021 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

Your President apologies for his absence at the previous meeting of the Unit due to someone calling out sick at his workplace.

-- Thomas Holmes

Vice President's Report

-- Azella Collins, PRP

Secretary's Report

-- Richard Halverson

Executive Board Report

-- Thomas Holmes

Membership Committee Report

-- Richard Halverson

Motions Expected to be Considered at this meeting:


-- Richard Halverson


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


Educational Program

eNAP Educational Program for 2021-09-13

Part 1 -- A presentation by Lorenzo Cuesta, PRP.

Part 2 -- eNAP Special Rule of Order 11(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 contact@enapunit.org.