Call for Nominations – 2021-23 Board of Directors

Call for Nominations – 2021-23 Board of Directors

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The 2020 Nominating Committee of the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (EAP) is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2021 election of officers.  The Call for Nominations is now open and we are seeking nominations for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Officer duties are as listed in the EAP 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 NomineeEAP Unit affiliationPosition of interestLeadership experienceCredentials, if applicableShort bio (500 word limit) The deadline for nominations is 11:59 pm CST on December 1, 2020 and can be submitted via email to Tbmarquislaw@gmail.com. …
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EAP is on Facebook

EAP is on Facebook

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The Electronic Association of Parliamentarians is now on Facebook. Follow us today @EParliamentarians to stay on top of the latest EAP news and updates. We realize many of our members may not visit our page regularly, so follow us to make sure you stay up-to-date!
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Recap of the 2020 Annual Business Meeting

Recap of the 2020 Annual Business Meeting

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The 2020 Annual Business Meeting was held on April 4, 2020 as part of our third educational conference. We wanted to highlight the actions adopted in this meeting. The official minutes are posted to our member's only section. Actions we took at the annual meeting include: Approved the annual meeting agenda and special rules of order.Appointed a minutes approval committee consisting of Beverly Przybylski, PRP; Beverly Tatham, PRP; and Don Freese, PRP-R.Heard a national update from NAP Parliamentarian Tim Wynn, PRP an association update from EAP President Evan Lemoine, PRP, and a treasurer’s report from EAP Treasurer David Whitaker, PRP.Elected a nominating committee consisting of Kendra O'Toole, PRP; Traci Bransford-Marquis, RP; and Leah Patrice Nolan.Adopted amendments #1-6.Adopted amendment #7 with an amendment to change "EAP President" to"EAP Board of Directors"…
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Courtesy Resolution Adopted

Courtesy Resolution Adopted

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At the third EAP Annual Meeting & Educational Conference, the membership adopted the following courtesy resolution in appreciation of everyone's participation in making this event a success. 2020 Courtesy Resolution - Signed by President LemoineDownload Whereas, The Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (EAP) held its third Annual Meeting & Educational Conference on April 3-4, 2020; Whereas, The EAP Board of Directors, Education Committee, and Technology Support Special Committee have spent significant time and effort in organizing and executing the details of this meeting and conference; and Whereas, President Evan Lemoine, PRP; has demonstrated excellent presiding skills in guiding the assembly through its business; and Whereas, The Technology Support Special Committee ensured that all communications sent to members were timely and members could easily register for this meeting; and Whereas, The Bylaws…
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Electronic Meeting Rules for Public Bodies

Electronic Meeting Rules for Public Bodies

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Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many jurisdictions are weighing whether electronic meetings can help them conduct business while maintaining public access. According to EAP President Evan Lemoine, PRP, all things are possible. He has drafted Sample Zoom Meeting Rules for Public Bodies to address some of the overarching challenges of how to incorporate technology while still maintaining public access and participation. This document is being made available for free to everyone and will need to be further customized based on the practices of each public body and with consideration of all your applicable jurisdictional laws. Special thanks to EAP Parliamentarian Brandon Walters, PRP for serving as an editor and providing additional considerations to be addressed.
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