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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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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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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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3rd Annual Meeting | Tools of the Trade: Making Technology Work for You

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Join fellow parliamentarians online for the weekend, April 3-4, 2020, at the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians 3rd Annual Meeting and Educational Conference. Staying connected has never been easier. Our theme this year focuses on the electronic tools that make Parliamentarians well received and efficient. The deadline for BYLAW AMENDMENT submissions has passed, on February 3rd. Amendments were to be submitted to the EAP Bylaws and Rules Committee for consideration at EAP’s 3rd Annual Meeting and Education Conference. Proposed amendments were received the Bylaws and Rules Committee Chair. We have a great line up of workshop presenters, their topics to be announced (check back to this page often): Ann Guiberson, PRPTim Wynn, PRPDavid Whitaker, PRP and Tamara Harris, PRPMichael Peck, PRP The board of directors is busy, dotting I's" and crossing…
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New AMS Implemented & Dues Renewal

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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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