SAVE THE DATE!
The 40th AIP West Coast Practicum will be one for the record books! It will be January 15-17, 2021. The days of the week are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No need to worry about more expensive airline flights or costly hotel stays as this will be a virtual practicum. Curriculum Coordinator Mary Remson, CPP-T, PRP, has chosen the topic “What’s New in the Parliamentarians’ World?” What’s new are virtual meetings and the 12th Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. Presiding practice will be included in this practicum as with all practicums.
To insure an adequate number of facilitators for the presiding practices, the registration will be capped at 150 participants with any additional registrants placed on a provisional list.
SPECIAL EVENT (free for all AIP members)
On January 14 (Thursday), a forum will be presented by the team of authors who are writing the second Edition of American Institute of Parliamentarians Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure. The forum will be an open session for AIP members to provide suggestions for the book, and to ask questions of the authors. This is a new approach to updating a parliamentary authority, and the AIPSC2 team is excited to bring this level of transparency to the members!
Mark your calendar for January 15-17, 2021, watch for registration material which will be available shortly, then register for this event.
Dollie McPartlin, CP-T, PRP
Many organizations are trying to hold electronic meetings because of the Corona Virus. The AIP Opinions Committee has prepared a set of opinions concerning meeting during these times. Take a look at Opinions for Electronic Meetings.
The Robert’s Rules Society has produced an 11 page PDF that has sets of rules for such meetings. You can get a copy by clicking on this link to the document.
The authors of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised have issued three Official Interpretations (2020-1
, and 2020-3
) relating to specific questions that may be especially pertinent to organizations having difficulty conducting business amid restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Official Interpretations are not technically binding on an organization that has adopted Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised
as its parliamentary authority, but are nonetheless definitive interpretations of the work by the current authors and should therefore be treated as highly persuasive. While those now being issued concern application of the current 11th edition, they are based in part on clarifications that will be explicit in the forthcoming 12th edition
For Members Seeking Certification or Re-Certification
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During the 2018 Annual Session, it was approved to immediately drop Demeter as one of the Parliamentary Authorities.
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2019 Annual Session
The was a huge success in Spokane, Washington. The Annual Business Meetings went very smoothly, The workshops were exciting. The food was delicious. Weldon Merrit and his crew did a great job of making all feel welcomed. Start thinking about going to the 2020 Annual Session. Here are the pictures from it.
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