It is my privilege to introduce myself as your new NAP District Six Director! My name is Valoree Althoff, PRP. I was elected by the District Six presidents to complete the term of our friend, Daniel Ivey-Soto, PRP. As many of you know, Daniel is focusing on his reelection for the NM Senate. We all wish him the best! I know he is the right person for the job!

In the short time I have been in office, I have been busy. I have already attended the Oklahoma State Association of Parliamentarians in June to present a workshop as well as installation of officers. It was an honor to attend. We are also underway for the planning of the next District Six Convention! Save-the Date for the weekend of May 5-7, 2017 in the beautiful and historic San Antonio, Texas! Thank you to Sheryl Womble, RP and your committee for all of the work done and yet to do!

Our colleagues in Arkansas have been working hard to save their state association and they need all of us. I am calling for all hands on deck! If you know of any NAP members and former members in Arkansas, please reach out to them personally to encourage them to remain or reinstate their membership. Our District is rich in leadership, membership and friendship. I encourage everyone to help Arkansas so our District can remain a strong part of NAP! We are better together!

I will be attending the NAP National Training Conference and Leadership Conference August 25-28, 2016. I hope to see as many of you there that can possibly attend! Being neighboring districts, I hope it will be an easy and convenient decision for you to attend. There is still time to register! Go to the NAP website for more information and to register!

Thank you for this amazing opportunity to serve NAP for the interim. Please reach out to me if you need anything! I look forward to serving you and NAP for the remaining year.

Valoree Althoff, PRP