Author: Valoree Althoff

NAP District 6 is looking for the 2018-2019 District Event location!

Please consider “hosting” the next NAP District 6 event. There are a few options to consider that we will discuss during our District 6 meeting at the Biennial Convention. As some of you may know, the NAP absorbed the District Directors funds due to national budgetary constraints prior to the current director assuming her position, causing the constituent organization to take the financial risk at the NMSAP convention in 2015. Also during the 2015-2017 term, the District Director’s manual was being updated and the District event budget through the NAP was under analysis as a result of the line item being absorbed. The District event is supposed to be an educational and enjoyable networking opportunity and is not to be a burden to our membership. Please consider this information when voting on the next biennial District 6 event. See you all...

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New Mexico State Association of Parliamentarians 2017 Convention Wrap Up

The New Mexico State Association of Parliamentarians convened its 49th Annual Convention on April 1, 2017.  As President, I would like to thank all of the presenters for donating their time and talents: Adam Hathaway, PRP for Presiding with Power, Professionalism and Poise and Member’s Rights: You Have the Power; Jan Strand, PRP for The Ladder of Success: Using the Ranking Motions; Valoree Althoff, PRP for The Chair is in Doubt: What is the Result of the Vote?; Barbara Posler, RP for What’s My Line? Saying the Right Thing at the Right Time; and Daniel Ivey-Soto, PRP for Bylaws: A Trip Down Memory Lane. NMSAP had an excellent attendance from the community as well as members. Officers elected for service for 2017-2019 are: Valoree Althoff, PRP for President; Kay Hannum for Vice-President; Jan Strand, PRP for Treasurer; and James Smart for Secretary. The 2018 NMSAP Annual Convention will be for April 13-14, 2018 during Parliamentary Law Month. NMSAP welcomes all District 6 members! Save the...

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District Director’s Digest

Thank you to everyone who came to the District Six Convention in New Orleans, LA hosted by the Louisiana Association of Parliamentarians! It was great seeing so many new and familiar faces. Thank you to all of the workshop attendees and speakers that gave their time and talents: Daniel Ivey-Soto, PRP, CP-T presenting “Bylaws-A Trip Down Memory Lane”; James Lawson, RP presenting “Serving Two Masters”; Finos “Buddy” Johnson presenting “A Small World within the Vast Parliamentary Universe”; Daniel Seabold, PhD, PRP presenting “Pointed Comments about Boards and Committees”; Tony Grey, PRP presenting “Spare the Gavel, Spoil the Member”; and...

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2017 District Six Conference

Please join other District Six members at the annual District Six Conference in New Orleans. We will gather from March 24-26, 2017. This will be a great experience to attend District Six and Louisiana Association meetings, listen to six educational workshops, and mingle with fellow parliamentarians. Below is the event flyer and registration form. I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! Event Flyer Registration Form Tentative...

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