eNAP Meeting - January 10, 2022

Zoom Link

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


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, January 10 at 8pm CT via Zoom

Join us for the annual meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians on Monday, January 10, 2022, 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

TENTATIVE - Vice President Azella Collins, PRP will lead a discussion and share research on commonly missed RP exam questions.



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 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 (https://www.enapunit.org/minutes)

3. Consideration of Applicants for Provisional Membership

4. Election of eNAP Officers

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, RP

- 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.

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

2021-12-13 Regular Meeting

The 2021-12-13 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 Thomas Holmes, with Secretary Richard Halverson present. A quorum was present.

Those attending were: Allora Goode Cyrus, Ann Rempel, Azella Collins, Benjamin Carroll, Ceresh Perry, Crystal Thomas, Deborah Stewart, Diana Bacon, Don Freese, James Lohr, Jan Meyer, Jenny Liu, Lorenzo Cuesta, Mark Apodaca, Mary Q. Grant, Paul McClintock, Paul Therrien, Patricia Martin, Rhoneise Barnett-Smith, Richard Brown, Richard Halverson, Roberta Berry, Thomas F. Holmes, Vicki Walter, Weldon Merritt, Guests: Betrand Bonnick, Joan Harmon, Sheila Beverly-Skinner, Adrian Stratton

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

Mr. McClintock, chair of the nominating committee reported that for the 2022 term, the Nominating Committee nominates Weldon Merritt, PRP-R for President; Paul McClintock, PRP for Vice-President; and Richard Halverson for Secretary.

The unit recessed for the education program at 8:03 PM CT. Adrian Stratton, PRP presented "Deliberation Dilution." The presentation was followed by a question and answer session led by Vice President Azella Collins.

The meeting resumed at 9:21 PM CT.

The next meeting will be held on Monday January 10, 2022, at 8:00 pm CT.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 PM CT.

Richard Halverson, Secretary

Reports and Motions

Reports for the January 10, 2022 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

-- Thomas Holmes, RP

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 2022-01-10

Part 1 -- Vice President Azella Collins, PRP, will lead a discussion and share research on commonly missed RP exam questions

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.