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Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians

VOL. 39, NO. 4 Lincoln, Nebraska July 2017

MEMBERS MATTER!
MEMBERS MATTER: The intermediate workshops held at Regency
Lodge in Omaha on June 3 focused on Objection to Consideration of
the Question and Unfinished Business and General Orders led by
Virginia Berberick, PRP, and Lori Bucholz, PRP respectively. The
workshops were a great way to LEARN!
MEMBERS MATTER: The annual meeting held at Regency Lodge in
Omaha on June 3 handled business important to the Nebraska State
Association of Parliamentarians (NSAP). Being a participant in a state
meeting was a great way to LEARN!
MEMBERS MATTER: What was the topic of study at the last unit meeting you attended? Participat-
ing in and/or leading a lesson at the unit level are great ways to LEARN!
MEMBERS MATTER: There is a theme in those three statements: LEARN! We can be better pre-
pared to help others when we as members are learning all the time.
MEMBERS MATTER: Mark your 2018 calendars now to participate in the NSAP annual meeting
and intermediate workshops on May 18 and 19 at Fellowship Community Church in Lincoln. What
intermediate topics would you like to LEARN? Please contact the NSAP president, Lynna Gene
Cook, to share your ideas. lcook5@unl.edu
MEMBERS MATTER: Congratulations to James Carroll (Omaha Unit) and Tom Havelka (Star City
Unit) the newest members of NAP/NSAP. Congratulations to Alice Levis the newest RP!

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS

VISION - To provide parliamentary


leadership to the world.

MISSION STATEMENT - NAP is a


professional parliamentary society
dedicated to educating leaders
throughout the world in effective
meeting management through
the use of parliamentary
procedure.
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Mark Your Calendar


September 8 through 11, 2017 41st NAP Biennial Convention
Location: Westin Lombard Yortkown Center (outside Chicago)
September 23, 2017 NSAP Fall Board Meeting
Location: Fellowship Community Church - Lincoln (86 & Holdrege)
May 18 and 19, 2018 NSAP Annual Meeting and Intermediate Workshops
Location: Fellowship Community Church - Lincoln (86 & Holdrege)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW MEMBERS!
James Carroll, Omaha Unit
Tom Havelka, Star City Unit
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW RP!
Alice Levis, MAL

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Information FOR YOU to Stay Connected!
National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)
Website: http://www.parliamentarians.org Phone: 888-627-2929 (Toll Free)
President: Mary Randolph Email: mlrandolph@msn.com
NP Editor: Martha Haun Email: mhaun@uh.edu
NAP Headquarters Executive Director Cyndy Launchbaugh: Executive.Director@NAP2.org
Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians (NSAP)
Website: http://neparliamentarians.org
President: Lynna Gene Cook Email: lcook5@unl.edu Phone: 402-420-4620
POG Editor: Karen Watson Email: KarenWatsonLincolng@gmail.com
Webmaster: Cody McCain Email: CMcCain150@gmail.com

FROM IMMEDIATE PAST DISTRICT FIVE DIRECTOR DENISE IRMINGER

With many thanks for your kindness.


Thank you and the Nebraska State Association for being our hostess
for District 5s meeting. The workshop was great. Your meeting was super.
Thanks so much. Denise Irminger
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FROM 2017 DISTRICT FIVE PRESENTER VIRGINIA BERBERICK

Nebraska State Association of ParliamentariansI want to thank the Nebraska Association for
asking me to present a workshop. I always enjoy this! Thank you also for the honorarium.
Virginia Berberick
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Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians


Annual Meeting & Intermediate Workshops
June 3, 2017

The 56th annual meeting of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians was held on Saturday, June 3,
2017, at 9:45 a.m., at the Regency Lodge, 909 S. 107th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68114, the President being in the
chair and the Secretary pro tem, Nylanne Scheidegger being present.

Donna Thompson led the members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of
America.

Without objection, Nylanne Scheidegger was elected as secretary pro tem.

The program/agenda was adopted as printed with flexibility for change.

President Cook welcomed guest Virginia Berberick, immediate past president of the Kansas State Association
of Parliamentarians and affiliate member and District V Director Denise Irminger.

President Cook declared the meeting in recess until the call of the chair after the Celebration of Leaders
Luncheon.

Virginia Berberick presented a workshop entitled Appeal from the Decision of the Chair and Lori Bucholz
presented a workshop entitled Unfinished and General Orders.

During the Celebration of Leaders luncheon, Sandy Olson presented the following 2017 awards:
Bertha Hughes Recruitment Award Star City Area Unit of Parliamentarians (Lincoln)
Margaret Hasebroock Performance Award Grand Island Unit
Leah Koester Achievement Award Lynna Gene Cook, PRP
Parliamentarian Hall of Fame Lynna Gene Cook, PRP
Service Awards
35 years - George Woolstrum, Pat Rosenthal
30 years Nylanne Scheidegger, PRP
25 years Anna Uden, RP
20 years Bonita Dickinson
15 years Linda Shaw
10 years Linda Chloupek and
Cody McCain for attaining Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

Ms. Olson concluded by reading the Sparkle Principle from Viola Brannens book entitled Ive Been Elect-
ed, Now What?

Following the recess, President Cook called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Without objection, Cody McCain, PRP and Karen Watson, PRP were appointed to the Minutes Approval
Committee.

Vice-President Lori Bucholz reported that fifteen voting members and one guest were present. Ms Bucholz
moved that the report be adopted. The motion was adopted.
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Ms Scheidegger read the annual meeting standing rules as follows:
1. All participants in attendance shall register before entering the meeting room and shall pay the registration fee.
2. Participants shall wear the identification name tag for admission to the meeting room.
3. A committee to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting and workshops shall be appointed by the president during the
opening of the meeting.
4. Main motions and amendments may be made by NSAP members. Provisional members may debate, but not vote
5. Main motions and amendments shall be written, signed, and delivered to the president.
6. An individual wishing to speak shall be recognized by the president.
7. Debate is limited to TWO (2) minutes per speaker. The timekeeper shall signal the end of the allotted time. No speaker
shall speak more than twice on the same question without consent of the voting body, granted by two-thirds (2/3) vote
without debate.
8. Debate shall be directed to the president, and it shall be germane to the pending question. Debate shall be alternated be-
tween pro and con.
9. Reports shall be limited to THREE (3) minutes each, except those of the president and the treasurer.
10. Only official recording devices shall be permitted in the meeting. No personal recording devices shall be permitted.
11. Cell phones and similar devices shall be muted or turned off.
12. These Standing Rules for the Annual Meeting and workshops may be adopted, amended, or suspended by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote to establish the method of conducting business.

Ms. Scheidegger moved on behalf of the bylaws committee that the rules be adopted. Motion was adopted.
Without objection, President Cook appointed Beverly Traub, the timekeeper.
There were no corrections to the June 17, 2106, annual meeting minutes.
President Cook presented Virginia Berberick and Donna Thompson honoraria.

Secretary pro tem Scheidegger read thank-you correspondence from Hundter Biede, Mia Kegley and Allison
Sheen who are members of FBLA.

President Cook recognized Sandy Olson, past NSAP president and NAP officer; elected NSAP officers: vice-
president Lori Bucholz; treasurer Nylanne Scheidegger; appointed NSAP officers: editor Karen Watson and
parliamentarian Cody McCain; committee chairmen: auditing George Woolstrum; education Sandy Olson;
membership Lori Bucholz; and nominating Cody McCain.

President Cook recognized at the national level, Sandy Olson for serving as president and Lynna Gene Cook
for serving as a trustee of the National Association of Parliamentarians Educational Foundation.

Sandy Olson reported that Cody McCain, PRP received the Alice Ragona Dues Scholarship and Alice Levis
received the Young Professional Scholarship.

Treasurer Scheidegger updated the ending balance by including deposits made after the last bank statement.

Caroline Sedlacek, RP chairman of the scholarship committee reported that information for the scholarship
will be in the next issue of the newsletter.

Sandy Olson moved that Article VII Section 3.B. No elected officer shall serve more than two consecutive
terms in the same office be struck and the article re-lettered. The motion was adopted.

Without objection, Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, Lori Bucholz, PRP, Cody McCain, PRP, Jaci Knuth, RP, and
Nancy Sylvester, PRP were elected delegates to the Biennial Convention . It was noted that Sandy Olson was
elected delegate from the Grand Island Unit and Caroline Sedlacek and Polly Goecke were elected delegates
from the Omaha Unit.
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Karen Watson moved that the stained glass lamp be a part of the Nebraska basket for the NAPEF auction.
Motion adopted.

President Cook announced that the 2018 annual meeting and intermediate workshops will be held May 18-19
at the Fellowship Community Church in Lincoln. The tentative plans are: workshops by Donna Thompson
and Alison Wallace and a visit to the state capitol.

Sandy Olson read the following courtesy resolution:


Whereas, The members and guests of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians attending the 2017 Convention, at the
Regency Lodge, Omaha, Nebraska, have benefited from the unique educational and networking opportunities at this years annual
meeting; and

Whereas, Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, President of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians, the officers, chairmen, and
members have served this organization with distinction; now, therefore be it

Resolved, That Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, the President of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians be commended for
portraying the future with her vision of an outstanding body of knowledge which was created by the members of NAP, for leading
the members in amending the bylaws and building community support and for moderating other business of the organization which
demonstrate clearly the principles on which parliamentary law is based;

Resolved, That the officers and committee chairmen of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians be commended for the
interesting and informative reports on the activities of the organization during the year;

Resolved, That Denise Irminger, PRP, District Five Director be commended for her leadership and continued efforts to provide
quality parliamentary education in the District;

Resolved, That Donna Thompson, PRP, and Sandra Olson, PRP be commended for their contributions to parliamentary education
by providing the Conventions A to Z workshop on June 1 and 2, 2017;

Resolved, That, the workshop presenters, Virginia Berberick, PRP and Lori Bucholz, PRP, be extended our appreciation for educa-
tional contributions that will be long remembered;

Resolved, That the attendees at this annual meeting hereby express their appreciation to the board of directors for a most memorable
annual meeting;

Resolved, That appreciation be expressed to the staff of the Regency Lodge, for the courtesies and amenities provided to the annual
meeting attendees;

Resolved, That appreciation and gratitude be expressed to all members and guests in attendance for making this annual meeting a
most memorable experience in promoting the object; and

Resolved, That this resolution be incorporated in the minutes of this annual meeting.

Sandra K. Olson, PRP, Resolutions Chairman

Ms. Olson moved adoption of the resolution. Motion adopted.

Without objection, the meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

s/Nylanne Scheidegger, PRP


Secretary Pro Tem
Minutes Approval Committee
s/ Karen Watson s/Cody McCain
Karen Watson, PRP Cody McCain, PRP
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Summary of NSAP Board Actions
June 2017
Ratified - authorization to Education and Marketing & Publicity Committees to sell NSAPs
materials/books on eBay.
Authorized - $100 honorariums for Virginia Berberick and Donna Thompson NSAP 2017
workshop.
Motions adopted:
2017-2018 NSAP budget.
Proposed Bylaw amendment.
Vacancy in office of secretary.
Placement of ad in 2017 NAP Convention Booklet for NSAP materials/books.
(Im Elected, Now What? And The Presidents Guidebook)
To pursue possibility of scanning NSAP historical documents.
NOTE : Total inventory to date: $2457.72
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Courtesy Resolution of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians
2017 Annual Conference
Whereas, The members and guests of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians attending
the 2017 Convention, at the Regency Lodge, Omaha, Nebraska, have benefited from the unique edu-
cational and networking opportunities at this years annual meeting; and
Whereas, Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, President of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians,
the officers, chairmen, and members have served this organization with distinction; now, therefore be it
Resolved, That Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, the President of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamen-
tarians be commended for portraying the future with her vision of an outstanding body of knowledge
which was created by the members of NAP, for leading the members in amending the bylaws and build-
ing community support and for moderating other business of the organization which demonstrate clearly
the principles on which parliamentary law is based;
Resolved, That the officers and committee chairmen of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamen-
tarians be commended for the interesting and informative reports on the activities of the organization
during the year;
Resolved, That Denise Irminger, PRP, District Five Director be commended for her leadership and con-
tinued efforts to provide quality parliamentary education in the District;
Resolved, That Donna Thompson, PRP, and Sandra Olson, PRP be commended for their contributions
to parliamentary education by providing the Conventions A to Z workshop on June 1 and 2, 2017;
Resolved, That, the workshop presenters, Virginia Berberick, PRP and Lori Bucholz, PRP, be extended
our appreciation for educational contributions that will be long remembered;
Resolved, That the attendees at this annual meeting hereby express their appreciation to the board of
directors for a most memorable annual meeting;
Resolved, That appreciation be expressed to the staff of the Regency Lodge, for the courtesies and
amenities provided to the annual meeting attendees;
Resolved, That appreciation and gratitude be expressed to all members and guests in attendance for
making this annual meeting a most memorable experience in promoting the object; and
Resolved, That this resolution be incorporated in the minutes of this annual meeting.

Sandra K. Olson, PRP, Resolutions Chairman


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CONGRATULATIONS! Service Awards to NAP:


To the 2017 NSAP Phil Evans 35 years--George Woolstrum (and
Achievement Award Recipients! Patricia Rosenthalnot picutred)
30 years--Nylanne Scheidegger, PRP
25 years--Anna Uden, RP
Pictures left to right: 20 years--Bonita Dickinson
Bertha Hughes Recruitment Unit Award--Star City Unit 15 years--Linda Shaw
Margaret Hasebroock Performance Award--Grand Island Unit 10 years--Linda Chloupek
Parliamentarian of the Year Leah Koester Award and
NSAP Parliamentarian Hall of FameLynna Gene Cook, PRP
Cody McCain--Professional Registered Parliamentarian Achievement
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Awards Assist in Building Meeting Management Skills for Groups

In June, NSAP recognized members who returned point sheets to the awards committee. The following are to
be congratulated for their participation in building meeting management skills during this last year:

Sandy Olson 16180 points (not eligible for award this year)
Lynna Gene Cook, Parliamentarian of the Year Award Winner
Lynna Gene Cook, 4980 points, Leah Koester
Cody McCain, 2447 points
Nylanne Scheidegger, 2140 points
Bonita Belle Dickinson, 1000 points
Angela Davidson, 910 points
Karen Watson, 717 points
Chris Marks, 665 points
Jim Peterson, 624 points
Viola Brannen, 600 points

Why were other members point forms not returned? Did you keep a calendar of activities for all events dur-
ing the year? Could you go through your calendar and include those items on the point form that indicated
your parliamentary participation? These sheets are important for the continued efforts of promoting our educa-
tional purposes to our network and community. Our participation indicates that we are all in this together and
work in various ways to promote effective meeting management. The other awards were presented as a result
of our efforts to grow and promote. The Margaret Hasebroock Award was earned by Grand Island as they had
the most members submitting their information as well as the most points generated per unit; The Bertha
Hughes was earned by Star City in their efforts to bring in new members to NSAP. We are extremely proud
that Cody McCain is now a professional registered parliamentarian and can continue to promote our education-
al purpose throughout his practice. Lynna Gene Cook, PRP, was admitted into the Parliamentary Hall of Fame
because of her continued efforts to grow parliamentary procedure in Nebraska and nationally. Congratulations
and thanks for your many contributions.

Now, where do we go from here? Point forms are not for competitionthey are for charting our plans for the
future. On the point forms, we can see where we have been. We can also see the areas we seem to lack partic-
ipation. Those lacking areas could help us build a strategic plan for a more progressive, futuristic organiza-
tionan organization that appeals to the needs of organizational leaders. Commitment to an organization re-
quires setting priorities that include participation in the organization. So what are we looking for in belonging
to this organization? Is it fellowship with friends, additional parliamentary and leadership education, strategies
that help us be more fulfilled and complete our bucket lists, a feeling of being needed and appreciated for our
contributions? The Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians is your organization. What place does it
acquire in your life? We have only a couple of important meetings a yearand if you are not on the board,
only one meeting a year. Can we make time in our busy lives for this meetingand share our strengths and
stories with others who share our love for effective meeting management? We need you and your commitment
to NSAP.

2017 Awards Committee Viola Brannen and Sandy Olson .


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STAR CITY AREA UNIT of PARLIAMENTARIANS


2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT
Report by Christopher Marks, Secretary

The officers for SCAUP are: President Cindy Lugan 2016-2018, Vice President Jim Peterson 2016-
2018. Secretary Chris Marks 2017-2019, and Treasurer Jim Peterson 2017-2019.

Six scheduled membership meetings were held. These meetings were held at 7:00 p.m. on the third
Thursday of the odd-numbered months at the Fellowship Community Church (86th and Holdrege).

Five scheduled study groups were held on even-numbered months (excluding December). Different
topics were discussed at the various Study Sessions. Study groups are held in the same church, at
the same time, as the membership meetings.

SCAUPs current membership consists of ten members: seven primary members and three PRPs.
Two members are new since last year: Tom Havelka and Nathan Leach. Two members passed the
membership exam in 2017: Tom Havelka and Raymond Meester.

Members attending the 2017 Annual Meeting SCAUP members on the NSAP Board of Directors
and Intermediate workshops were: are:
Lynna Gene Cook Lynna Gene Cook NSAP President
Tom Havelka Cindy Lugan SCAUP President
Cody McCain Cody McCain Webmaster
Karen Watson Karen Watson NSAP Newsletter Editor

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GRAND ISLAND UNIT of PARLIAMENTARIANS
2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT
Report by Sandy Olson, PRP, President

Your Grand Island Unit has been busy Creating the Future for the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians. The
unit meets monthly. The topics are advertised in the newspaper as well as via email to those interested in learning more
about parliamentary procedure. The topics are: (regular monthly meetings) January, Lay on the Table; February, Con-
ducting Board Meetings; March, Parliamentary Team Training; April, Presiding; May, Minutes; June, Advanced Bylaws;
July, Reconsider and Rescind; August, Committees; October, Communication Skills; December, Previous Question.

The unit encourages the study of parliamentary procedure using various professional resources. Many of these re-
sources are shared at each meeting. Steve Smalls Wording Manual, Viola Brannens Ive Been Elected Now What?, and
A Presidents Guidebook are several of the resources recommended for members. The units under the direction of Ange-
la Davidson, RP and Sandy Olson, PRP, are presenting parli tips via Facebook for weekly consideration of parliamentary
issues. The purpose of the parli tips is to encourage more people to understand effective meeting management and uti-
lize the resources available.

The unit is pleased to have as a new PRP Cody McCain, the past FBLA State President.
The unit encourages attendance by other NSAP members. Edith Abbott Memorial Library is the meeting place for the unit
meetings. The Grand Island Unit has also obtained a proclamation from the Grand Island Mayor citing April as Parlia-
mentary Law Month.
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OMAHA PARLIAMENTARIANS
2016-2017 Annual Report
Report by Caroline Sedlacek, RP, President

Meetings have been held monthly from September through May, except December. Members have been
asked to attend the NSAP annual meeting in June as well as the workshops. Brief business meetings are
held as needed using informal consideration. Lessons from NAPs Unit Lessons CD were presented by Caro-
line Sedlacek, RP who volunteered to lead these lessons. Some of the topics were bylaws; voting, elections
and tellers; disciplining members; and review of the ranking motions.

At the annual meeting in January 2017 the following were elected: President-Caroline Sedlacek, RP; Vice
President-Jesse Stathem; Secretary-Polly Goecke, RP; and Treasurer-Lori Bucholz, PRP.

The Unit currently has 14 members and two provisionals.

Beginning in September 2017 meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to
2:00 pm at the Swanson Library, 90th and West Dodge.

Several members serve as parliamentarians for their own or other organizations.

Member Elizabeth Butler who had been City Clerk for Papillion City Council is now City Clerk of the Omaha
City Council.

The president continues as parliamentarian for the League of Women Voters of Nebraska (LWV-NE) board
meetings and annual membership meeting. Last October she was appointed to the Governance Committee
of the League of Women Voters of the United States for a two year term. She serves on the Board of the
Friends of the Omaha Public Library.

The vice president is Committee Chair for his homeowners association; is a member of the Institutional Re-
view Board (IRB) at the VA Hospital (for human research) and advises the Chair and Vice Chair on meeting
protocol; attends the Adams Park Senior Center and gives suggestions on conducting the meetings; and fre-
quently observes the Omaha Public School Board meetings.

The secretary serves on the Board of the Friends of the Omaha Public Library and is membership chair and
Virginia Frank Writing Contest chair. She served on the bylaws committee of her PEO this past year and is
on the board of the Salvation Army Auxiliary.

The treasurer is NSAP vice president. For the American Quarter Horse Association she is a National Director
-representing Nebraska, is Chair of International Committee, is Affiliate Advisory Board-Region 2 representa-
tive and is Hall of Fame selection committee member. For the Nebraska Quarter Horse Association she is
Secretary/Parliamentarian and member of the Board of Directors. She recently conducted a workshop for the
Junior League of Omaha on basic parliamentary knowledge and procedures.

The president and secretary will attend the NAP Convention as Unit delegates. The president will also
attend the Leadership Conference the day before the Convention opens.
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Yes, YOU CAN make a difference!

NAP Educational Foundation

You can help educate parliamentarians around the world.


How?
By making a tax-deductible donation to the NAP Educational Foundation (NAPEF).
1. Donate through the NAPEF website at www.napef.org.
2. Call NAP Headquarters at 888-627-2929 and the NAP staff will assist you
3. Mail your check payable to NAPEF to 213 South Main Street, Independence, MO 64050.

Check the NAPEF website (napef.org) for application forms and up-to-date information about
the NAP Educational Foundation.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of NAPEF is to fund and support NAP and others
to have educational programs that promote effective meetings.

VISION STATEMENT
NAPEF is the leader in supporting superior parliamentary procedure educational programs and resources.

2017-2020 STRATEGIC PLAN


Goal 1: Develop and implement an integrated branding and communications program.
Goal 2: Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program.

Board: Sandra K. Olson, PRP, NAPEF President; Nancy Sylvester, Vice President; Ann Guiberson, PRP, Secre-
tary; Ron Stinson, PRP, Treasurer; Lynna Gene Cook, PRP; Linda Lawson; Carl Silverman, PRP; Mary Randolph,
PRP; Cyndy Launchbaugh.

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FACE BOOK page for PARLI POINTERS

Check out a sampling of tips from the Pointers on Parliamentary Procedure Facebook page!

Be sure to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/neparliamentarians


Members Sandy Olson and Angela Davidson have created a Pointers on Parliamentary Procedure
Facebook page. This page is full of helpful basic tips and myths to ponder about. Check it out
at https://www.facebook.com/neparliamentarians/ or search Facebook by the page name of
"Pointers on Parliamentary Procedure." Be sure to like and share the page with your friends to help
get the word out about Parli Pro!
https>//www.facebook.com/neparliamentarians/
NSAP events have been promoted on the Pointers on Parliamentary Procedure Facebook page.
We are happy to promote any events put on by local units or the state association. Please send in-
formation via email to Angela Davidson or Sandy Olson.
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https>//www.facebook.com/neparliamentarians/
Facebook Page Information
The Facebook page has been the primary focus of marketing and publicity at the present time.
The page started March 27, 2015 (happy almost 2 year birthday!) by Sandy Olson and Angela Da-
vidson as an educational Facebook page.

The page provides three parliamentary tips weekly, posts upcoming events, and is a resource for
individuals seeking assistance. While started by Olson and Davidson, the page has expanded to
be marketed as a NSAP resource.

Likes (people indicated interest in page by liking it): 138 people


Average reach per post (number who see/read the post): 42 people
Of our 138 likes, an average of 120 people are online daily.
Highest traffic times are between 6-9pm.

Please like and share the page! https://www.facebook.com/neparliamentarians/


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The Phil Evans Award Program


Submission Form
is due EARLY SPRING 2018.
Snail Mail to: Sandy Olson
1315 Independence Street
Grand Island, NE 68803
Or email: Solson15@msn.com
Necessary forms to be submitted are located on the NSAP website:
http://neparliamentarians.org If you have questions or need help submitting awards, con-
tact: NSAP President: Lynna Gene Cook Email: lcook5@unl.edu Phone: 402-420-4620.

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Gentlemen of NSAP
in attendance:

James CarrollOmaha Unit


Jesse StathamOmaha Unit
George WoolstrumMAL
Cody McCainGrand Island and
Star City Unit
Tom HavelkaStar City Unit
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2016-2018 Biennium
Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians
THEMEMembers Matter!

OFFICERS NAME EMAIL PHONE


President ++ Lynna Gene Cook, PRP lcook5@unl.edu 402-420-4620
Vice President ++ Lori Bucholz, PRP fsbucholz@msn.com 402-319-2490
Secretary ++ Polly Goecke, RP pjgoecke@gmail.com 402-493-8550
Treasurer ++ Nylanne Scheidegger, PRP nylanne@charter.net 210-378-8870
Newsletter Editor+ Karen Watson, PRP KarenWatsonLincolng@gmail.com 402-310-6946
Parliamentarian+ George Woolstrum 402-489-5449
Webmaster+ Cody McCain, PRP cmccain150@gmail.com 402-223-9170

NSAP STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS


Annual Meeting Lynna Gene Cook, PRP lcook5@unl.edu 402-420-4620
Auditing George Woolstrum 402-489-5449
Awards Viola Brannen, PRP-R Viparl@aol.com 402-330-4363
Bylaws Leann Drullinger leanndrullinger@gmail.com 308-534-3585
Education Sandy Olson, PRP solson15@msn.com 308-675-2147
Finance Bonita Dickinson bbdickin@gmail.com 308-254-3095
Marketing & Publicity Angela Davidson, RP angelaparlipro@gmail.com 308-398-7326
Membership Lori Bucholz, PRP fsbucholz@msn.com 402-319-2490
Nominating Committee (elected): Cody McCain, Chris Marks (cmarks2@unl.edu), Viola Brannen

NSAP UNIT PRESIDENTS


Box Butte Sheila Schmeits sschmeits@hotmail.com 308-762-2084
Grand Island Unit Sandy Olson, PRP solson15@msn.com 308-675-2147
Lincoln Star City Unit Cindy Lugan clugan@hotmail.com 402-310-8951
Omaha Unit Caroline Sedlacek, RP csedlacek@cox.net (cell X109) 402-493-4444
DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR
District 5 Denise Irminger, PRP deniseirminger@aol.com 816-225-9048

++ Elected officer and member of the Executive Committee. +Appointed officer.

MEMBERSHIP Brings YOU Benefits in Education and Information! JOIN TODAY!


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1) Join NAP to receive the National Parliamentarian (NP) quarterly. Contact the NAP office for more de-
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2) Join NSAP to receive the Parl-O-Gram (three times per year). Contact the NSAP President (contact in-
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For assistance with parliamentary questions and needs, NAP or NSAP.


Contact information on page 2. It is our pleasure to serve you!

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Please continue to promote NSAP Educational Material!


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Do NSAP Members Receive the POG?


YES! For FREE!
The NEWSLETTER of the Nebraska State Association of Parliamentarians, the Parl-O-Gram (POG), is pub-
lished three times a year and sent for free via email. Special postal mailing for members without email may
requested. In addition, extra paper copies of POG may be purchased for $2.50 per year. Please submit either
request to NSAP Treasurer Nylanne Scheidegger. Her email is: nylanne@charter.net.

The purpose of the Parl-O-Gram (POG) is to:


1) inform NSAP members of the progress in the work of the officers and committees,
2) provide educational information on parliamentary procedure, and
3) promote the objectives of NAP and NSAP which are stated in the Bylaws which may be found on the web-
sites. Website addresses are listed on page 3.
Editors Note: A District Five Report was not available at this time.

Members of NSAP are invited to submit articles for any issue of the POG.
The Editor reserves the right to edit articles for grammar, length, style, and relevance.

Above left: NSAP 2017 Assembly. Right: NSAP Workshop Presenters -


Virginia Berberick, PRP and Lori Buckholz, PRP.

Association Presidents
and Past Presidents
in attendance:

Sandra OlsonNebraska
Donna ThompsonColorada
Lynne Gene CookNebraska
Nylanne ScheideggerTexas
Denise IrmingerMissouri
Virginia BerberickKansas