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

Association News
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

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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New RP credentialing system for 8/1/2019

NAP Updates
From: Thomas Joseph Balch To: NAP President et alSent: Monday, June 10, 2019Subject: Credentialing Commission resolution setting new RP credentialing system for 8/1/2019 On Saturday, June 8, 2019 the Credentialing Commission adopted the attached resolution entitled the “New RP Credentialing System Implementation Resolution.”  In accordance with the NAP Bylaws, this resolution formally establishes implementation of the new RP credentialing process, setting the date of implementation, grandfathering clauses, and how the new credentialing process affects attaining or retaining the PRP credential.  Very truly yours,Thomas (Burke) J. Balch, J.D., PRPChair, National Association of Parliamentarians Commission on Credentialing Professional Registered Parliamentarian Thomas Balch Parliamentarian Attachment: New RP Credentialing System Implementation Resolution Whereas, Proviso 3 of Article X of the National Association of Parliamentarians Bylaws provides, “Implementation of the commission’s determinations regarding the professional…
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District Six Conference in Oklahoma City – 6/28-29

Association News, NAP Updates
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANSDISTRICT SIX CONFERENCE 2019JUNE 28-29, 2019Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City – BricktownRegistration Form June 28 8:30am -- Registration/Check-in9:00am -- Introductions9:15am -- Workshop 110:30am -- Workshop 211:30am -- Lunch1:00pm -- Workshop 32:15pm -- Workshop 43:30pm -- Workshop 54:30pm -- Enjoy OKC and Bricktown June 29 8:00am -- Breakfast9:00am -- District Six Business MeetingNoon -- Lunch on your own1:30pm -- Bonus Workshops4:30pm -- Enjoy OKC and Bricktown Hotel Reservations Cut-Off Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019 Block Room dates are Thursday June 27 and Friday June 28, 2019Block Room rate $134.00 All guestrooms are run-of- the house unless otherwise set forth. Guest room types cannot be guaranteed. Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hotel room rates are quoted per room per night and are subject to applicable…
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