eNAP Meeting February 12, 2024

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The unit meets electronically by Zoom.  See our Zoom meetings page for details.


Agenda

     Agenda for the February 12, 2024 Annual 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
"Professional Responsibility, Part 2"
Atul Kapur, MD, PRP, CP-T

5. Reports of Officers, Boards, and Committees

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 February 12, 2024 Annual 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

-- Mary Q. Grant, EdD, PRP

Vice President's Report

-- Richard Halverson

Secretary's Report

-- Roberta Berry, RP

Executive Board Report

-- Mary Q. Grant, EdD, PRP

Education Committee Annual Report

The eNAP Education Committee presented programs on the topics as shown below, based primarily on the Registered Parliamentarian Performance Expectations  (RP-PE) as indicated below.  See the RP-PEs on pp 7-28 in NAP's Criteria For Credentialing (CFC):

https://www.parliamentarians.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Criteria-for-Credentialing_Final-1.pdf

NAP launched a new renewal program for RPs and PRPs requiring continuing education units (CEUs) in late 2023. As soon as we could, the Education Committee applied for and obtained CEU pre-approval for our programs. Following each presentation, the committee has submitted a report to NAP showing the RP and PRP attendees who attended and earned CEUs.

Due to the 30-day advance requirement for applying for CEU pre-approval, the committee recommended that the unit adopt the motion that the current term Education Committee plan the educational programs through February 2024.

The 2023 through Feb. 2024 educational programs and presenters:

Committee members, 2024:

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

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/enapmembers/categories

Draft Minutes to Approve

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Draft Meeting Minutes

2024-01-08 Regular Meeting

The 2024-01-08 Regular Meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (eNAP) was held online via Zoom and called to order by President Mary Grant at 8:01 PM CT (U.S. Central Time), with Secretary Roberta Berry present. A quorum was present.

 

Those attending were: Alison Wallis, Ann Rempel, Atul Kapur, Barbara Proctor, Bernadine Callender-James, Belinda Brouette, Carl Nohr, Chris Wren, Crystal Thomas, Daniel Ross, Danielle Antoinette Henry, Deborah Stewart, Delores Schoen, Diana Bacon, D’Lisa Patterson, Don Freese, Dorothy L. Gordon, Elizabeth Thomas, Erika Correa, Gail Mitchell, Gloria de Meireles, Jacquita Wright-Henderson, Jeanna Kindle, Jenny Liu, Jim Lohr, Joan Harmon, Jocelyn Williams, Karla Gilchrist Saunders, Lonzo Boles, Marcia Hall, Mary Q. Grant, Mary Remson, Myra Celestin, Pamela Carpinello, Pat Martin, Paul McClintock, Paul Therrien, Rhoneise Barnett-Smith, Richard Brown, Jr., Richard Halverson, Roberta Berry, Star Anderson, Sean Schilke, Sharon Williams Jackson, Susan Lee, Tamika Davis, Teresa Addison, Thomas Havelka, Thomas Holmes, Twylah Jenkins, Vanessa M. Black, Vicki Walter, Vivian Tansil and Weldon Merritt. Guests: Angela Hazzard, Debra Jones, Denise Irminger, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Freund, Kenneth Soo, Kevin Connelly, Lisa DeGraffenreidt, Nicole Jones, and Susie Wright.


The January 8, 2024, meeting agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.  

 

The regular meeting minutes from December 11, 2023, were approved by unanimous consent and posted to the members-only site.

 

Madam Chair welcomed Alison Wallis, National President of the National Association of Parliamentarians, who brought greetings to the members. 

 

Madam Chair welcomed Carl Nohr, Vice President, who brought greetings to the members. 

 

Elections of Officers for 2024 

The names of the nominees for the office of President, Vice President, and Secretary were read. The elections of officers for 2024 were adopted by unanimous consent. 

 

Office                    Elected

President:            Dr. Mary Q Grant, PRP

Vice President:    Richard Halverson

Secretary:            Roberta Berry, RP

 

Education Program

The unit recessed for the education program at 8:10 PM CT. Two Announcements:

(1)   Vice President McClintock announced that the new NAP requirement for cameras (to be turned on for the duration of the unit lesson to receive CEU credit) was not enforced before January 1 but is now in effect. So, RP/PRP attendees in December will get CEUs regardless of their camera status at that meeting. Camera requirements are now in place for CEU credits. All cameras must be on for the duration of the workshop, and attendees must be visible in the camera to receive credit for the educational workshop. Bathroom and brief breaks are allowed. CEUs should be visible on the NAP website. 

(2)   Vice President McClintock provided a virtual demonstration of where members can locate and check their CEU transcript and record. The commission still needs to forward the CEU approval to the NAP Headquarters. Vice President McClintock plans to forward the CEU approval to the NAP HQs and Commission to ensure that members and attendees receive the appropriate credit for CEUs.   

 

Paul McClintock presented the RP Performance Expectations 11.5-11.7 lesson and PRP Performance Expectation 7.4 "Professional Responsibility, Part One" - CEU-approved. Following that presentation, a parliamentary question-answer opportunity was given to guests and members. 

 

The meeting resumed at 9:37 PM CT.

 

President’s Report – Madam Chair wanted to ensure that members would receive extra credit when a presenter exceeds the allotted time for an educational workshop and goes over the time. She also wants to ensure that the outgoing Vice President and incoming Vice President conduct a transition meeting. Madam Chair asked the Secretary to provide a report on the percentage or number of new members that join the unit for 2023. Madam Chair recommended the following members to serve on the Educational Committee: Don Freese, Paul McClintock, and Thomas Holmes. She also recommended the following members to serve on the Membership Committee: Sharon Williams Jackson, Sean Schilke, Gloria de Meireles, and Crystal Thomas. 

 

Vice President’s Report

Vice President McClintock, the Educational Program Committee chair, demonstrated to the unit members how to access the website’s members-only page, links, and folders for all videos, documents, etc. 

 

Secretary’s Report

Secretary Berry informed the unit that the eNAP membership had increased by 32 new members. Twenty-eight new members, 4 of whom are provisional members, have joined the organization. Guests include Angela Hazzard, Debra Jones, Denise Irminger, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Freund, Kenneth Soo, Kevin Connelly, Lisa DeGraffenreidt, Nicole Jones, and Susie Wright. 

 

Announcements:

 

National President Alison Wallis announces that the NAP Board of Directors Meeting will be held tomorrow evening, Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 7:30 PM CT. 

 
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 12th, 2024, at 8:00 PM CT.

 
The meeting adjourned at 9:58 PM CT.

 



Educational Program

eNAP Educational Program for 2024-03-11  - CEU-approval requested -


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:

March 11, Don Freese, "Handling Motions" - CEU-approval requested -  


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, February 12th,  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 Monday, February 12th, 2024, via Zoom, at 8:00 PM Central Time. Please note that the meeting will be recorded.


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


FOR MEMBERS


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. 


EDUCATION PROGRAM


On February 12, 2024,  Dr. Atul Kapur will present the RP Performance Expectations 11.5-11.7 lessons and PRP Performance Expectations 7.4 "Professional Responsibility, Part Two" - CEU-approved. Following that presentation, a parliamentary question-answer opportunity is given to guests and members. 


FOR GUESTS AND FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES


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.


MEMBERS-ONLY AREA AND REQUESTING ACCESS


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

Secretary@enapunit.org

Roberta@enapunit.org

(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 contact@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:

https://groups.google.com/g/enapmembers?label=links