Draft Minutes
2021-04-12 Regular Meeting

The 2021-04-12 Regular Meeting of the eNAP Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians (eNAP) was held online via Zoom and called to order at 8 PM CT (U.S. Central Time) by President Thomas Holmes, with Secretary Richard Halverson present. A quorum was present.


Those attending were: Andria Daniels, Ann Rempel, Atul Kapur, Azella Collins, Benjamin Carroll, Beverly Przybylski, Crystal Thomas, Dan Ross, Dr. Carl Nohr, Jacalyn Shelton Wallace, Jacquita L Wright-Henderson, James Lohr, Jan Meyer, Margaret-Ann F Howie, Mark Apodaca, Mary Q. Grant, Myra Celestin, Paul McClintock, Richard Brown, Richard Halverson, Roberta Berry, Robert Daniels, Jr., Rhoneise Barnett-Smith, Rose Acerra, Sharon L Williams Jackson, Thomas F. Holmes, Vicki Walter, Weldon Merritt, Yvonne Barnett. Guests were: Jeanna Kindle, Terrance Farrell, Maurita Mussawwir, Dawnjalice Brown.


The minutes of the 2021-03-08 regular meeting posted at http://sites.google.com/site/enapunit/minutes were approved as posted.


The unit recessed for the education program at 8:01 PM CT. Vice-President Collins introduced Dr. Margaret-Ann Howie, Esq., PRP, who gave a presentation titled "To RONR – Or Not to RONR? ... That is the Question" which concluded with a question and answer session.


The meeting resumed at 9:16 PM CT. The reports were posted at https://enapunit.org/reports.


Unfinished Business:

Upon recommendation of the executive board, the secretary moved to substitute a referred motion “To not record the business portion of the meeting” with the following, as amended:


“That the following standing rule is adopted: Meetings and educational programs held outside of the chat room shall, unless otherwise ordered, be recorded and the original files retained by the Executive Board. Recordings shall be made available on the members only web site under policies adopted by the Executive Board. No member shall download or share a copy of the recording, without permission of the Unit or the Executive Board. Provided, that the Executive Board shall adopt initial policies and report such policies by the September meeting.”


During the consideration of the motion to substitute Mr. Ross made a point of order that the motion to substitute was not in order. The point was ruled not well taken as the original motion was germane as it was in the nature of a rule of order and dealt with the recordings of business meetings.


The substitution was adopted after debate and amendment by a 13 to 1 vote. The standing rule was adopted as substituted by a 13 to 1 vote.


President Holmes announced the EAP 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on April 16-17, 2021. Registration closes in two hours.


The next meeting will be held on Monday May 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm CT.


With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 PM CT.


Richard Halverson, Secretary