PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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          The next question: if I made it to that 50 years, would there still be a Minnesota State Association of Parliamentarians?
   MSAP’s health factors look well. Strength of membership is a great first indicator.
   Program quality and effectiveness is another indicator. By regularly educating our existing members with valuable, worthwhile education and effectively welcoming new members, together we can help ensure another fifty years. Maintaining dynamic education programs and continually challenging ourselves with new information in a constantly changing world will keep us vital.
   Marketing and communication are an increasingly important indicator. We’re in a digital age and increasing amounts of information are flowing fast. Our message needs to be out there and visible, ready for potential parliamentarians to succeed and benefit.
   By the way, look for our newly implemented website, http://www.minnsap.com; feel free to provide feedback or suggestions to lenglaeser@q.com.
   Are you ready for the challenge? Let’s do it!
   Let’s also celebrate what we’ve achieved. Thanks for being a part of it. Many of you have been the instrumental ingredient in making it happen. Thank you and congratulations, all.
   To your health. To our health. Onward!
   Michael L. Orr, RP
   President
Saint Paul Unit Report
The members of the St. Paul Unit continue to meet at the Little Sisters of the Poor on the 3rd Monday of every month.   They are located at the Holy Family Residence, 330 South Exchange Street in St. Paul.
 
The regular meeting begins at 9:30 a.m; an hour earlier, several members convene to review and discuss the 1200 
Questions of the Registered Parliamentarian Examination.  All are welcome!
 
Upcoming education and discussion topics include Ethics of Parliamentarians in January.
 
Ginny Altman, PRP
St Paul Unit President
ginialtman@aol.com
Northern Lights Unit Report
Northern Lights parliamentarians meet the second Tuesday of each month (except December) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 9805 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN.
 
Learn how to conduct more effective business and organizational meetings through monthly educational sessions on parliamentary procedure.  All are Welcome!
 
Darleen A. Harens, PRP
Northern Lights Unit president
harensdarleen@yahoo.com