New AMS Implemented & Dues Renewal

Association News
The EAP Chief Webmaster, after discussion with several board members of his concerns with the existing association management, transitioned to a new AMS effective November 25, 2019. While the previous AMS offered many features and capabilities, it was free and self-hosted, therefore updates to its capabilities had to be managed in-house. Training on the system also posed challenging as only a few key features were used and navigation was cumbersome. After identifying the primary needs, a new paid system was identified and implemented. All EAP members must renew their membership using the new system, which includes the previous history they had under our legacy. Instructions are contained on the renewal page for how to complete this process. The board thanks everyone for their patience during this transition.
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RP Credentialing Updates

NAP Updates
While there were some updates previously communicated about the RP examination, the following information is also pertinent. "At the 2019 Convention, the delegates adopted a resolution making recommendations to the Commission on Credentialing regarding the new RP credentialing system that had been declared implemented on August 1, 2019. While under the NAP bylaws the recommendations are not binding on the Commission, the Commission seriously considered those recommendations. The Commission at its post-convention meeting voted to reinstate the previous 1200 question-based RP examination. However, the Commission will continue to administer the new credentialing system to RP candidates, recognizing that new credentialing system is still in the testing process while allowing the existing Beta Testers to continue. RP candidates applying on or after August 1, 2019, to the new system will test…
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EAP Elects 2019-21 Board of Directors

Association News
At the March 22, 2019 annual membership meeting, members elected the following officers to serve for the 2019-21 biennium: PRESIDENTEvan Lemoine, PRPRhode Island Evan A. Lemoine, PRP of Rhode Island has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2008, a registered member since 2009, and professionally registered since 2011. He was the charter president of the NAP Electronic Unit (2011), New England Association of Parliamentarians (2013), and Young Professionals Parliamentary Practice Unit (2017). He is a past two-term NAP Treasurer serving 2011-15 and served as the 2018 NAP National Training Conference Workshop Coordinator. He served as 2017-19 EAP Vice President. VICE PRESIDENTBeth Sapp James, PRPTexas Beth Sapp James, PRP, of League City, Texas, has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2010.…
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Receiving Error on Registration

Association News
Users are experiencing errors when they submitting any payment to EAP -- which includes membership renewals and event registration. We are aware of the issue and are trying to get it resolved. As long as you receive an e-mailed receipt as confirmation, all data transmitted continues to remain secure and is recorded appropriately. For further questions, please contact EAP's Chief Webmaster Evan Lemoine, PRP.
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Registration Open for EAP Annual Meeting

Association News
If you're interested in attending our second annual meeting and educational conference, registration is now open. If you are a member and login, the registration fee is $5.00. For non-members and guests, the fee is $20.00. For more information about our workshops and speakers, and business meeting agenda, please be sure to view the annual meeting page. The board of directors looks forward to your participation!
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Henry M. Robert III Passes Away

NAP Updates
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry M. Robert III on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Mr. Robert, 98, was the grandson of General Henry M. Robert and senior member of the authorship team for Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR). He began his association with RONR when he assisted his mother, Sarah Corbin Robert, in writing the 1970 edition, the most extensive general revision of Robert’s Rules. He also authored the seminal text Parliamentary Law. Mr. Robert became a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians in 1981 and in 2015 was named an honorary president. His contribution to this association and to the world with regards to parliamentary procedure will long be remembered. Additional information.
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Jim Jones, PRP, NAP President to Serve as NAP Representative

Association News
At the upcoming EAP Annual Meeting & Educational Conference in March, President Jim Jones, PRP will give greetings on behalf of the National Association of Parliamentarians. While more details are still forthcoming, President Jones will also install the 2019-2021 EAP Board of Directors members and present a workshop. The EAP Board of Directors and the Annual Meeting Coordinator are looking forward to his attendance.
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Launch of 2019 Dues Renewal

Association News
Through the efforts of EAP Vice President & Chief Webmaster Evan Lemoine, PRP, the association was able to implement a new association management system for processing our 2019 dues renewals.  This system offers the expanded capability to accept credit card payments, which previously we had not accepted. "As an electronic association, the ability to accept credit cards and conduct all business through the website is imperative," Lemoine stated.  All members must complete the renewal application, which must be completed first after logging in as a member. Membership dues are to be paid by January 1, are deemed delinquent on February 1, and result in forfeiture on March 1. If you have any technical questions, you may reach out to Evan Lemoine, PRP. 
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Call for Nominations – 2019-21 Board of Directors

Association News
Call for Nominations The 2018 Nominating Committee of the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (EAP) is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2019 election of officers. The Call for Nominations is now open and we are seeking nominations for the positions listed below: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Officer duties are as listed in the EAPs Standing Rules. Primary and Affiliate members can nominate or be nominated to an elected position (members can nominate themselves). The nominating committee will confirm a potential candidate’s acceptance of nomination after nominations are received. Please submit nominations with the information listed below: • Name of Nominee • EAP Unit affiliation • Position of interest • Leadership experience • Credentials, if applicable • Optional short bio (250-word limit) The deadline for nominations is…
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2019 Annual Meeting Date Set

Association News
Save the Date On March 22-23, 2019, the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians will convene its second annual meeting. We hope you'll join us for select parliamentary workshops, an election of officers, likely bylaw amendments, and other exciting educational opportunities. More details will be published as soon as they're available.
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