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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
By popular request of meeting attendees, the EAP Board has obtained the approval of each conference workshop presenter and is posting their workshop presentation for your reference. These workshop presentations will be available to members who log in to the members-only area and review this article. [wpmem_logged_in] Our first meeting and conference was considered very successful, and the board is happy that the presenters agreed to share their presentations. If you use any information from these workshops, please remember to give credit to the presenter. Kirk Overbey, PRP - Managing Debate Paul McClintock, PRP - Making and Managing Multiple Motions Ann Guiberson, PRP - Managing Nominations Lucy Anderson, PRP - The Audacious One [/wpmem_logged_in]
Congratulations to the newly elected board of directors -- President Weldon Merritt, PRP; Vice President Evan Lemoine, PRP; Secretary Beth Sapp James, PRP; and Treasurer Amber Slaughter. These individuals were elected at the first-ever EAP meeting since being organized by representatives of each of the four EAP-affiliated units.