Please see information below on the National Parliamentarian position for both AAS and Silver Wings. Being in any extended National Staff position provides a unique experience to contribute to the AAS-SW mission at a national level regardless of your geographical location.

Contact business-chair@arnold-air.org and business-chair@silver-wings.org if you have any questions!

— Andres


Arnold Air Society National Parliamentarian Information

BLUF: Applications for AAS National Parliamentarian (NPAR) are now open!  The NPAR is applied for by any interested members, provided they meet the requirements discussed below.  Applications are due at 23:59 EST on Sat 1 Dec 2018.

 

DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:  The NPAR serves as an adviser to the National Commander and National Business Chairman on the issues of parliamentary procedure, agendas, membership conduct, resolutions, legislative matters, and other appropriate topics.  The NBC appoints the NPAR in coordination with the National CC and Board of Directors.  He/She holds the grade of AAS C/Lt Col and is considered an extended member of the National Staff.  The NPAR may be from any squadron in good standing, but may not be a member of the current or incoming National and NATCON HQs.  He/She also may not be set to commission before the 2021 NATCON.

 

APPLICATION:  Below are the two written components of a full NPAR application.  Submit all files as PDFs.

  1. A letter — written in MFR format — describing the candidate’s qualifications, decorations, leadership experience, extracurricular involvement, etc.
  2. One to three letters of recommendation (no particular format required), one of which must be from the candidate’s PAS.

Both written components must be emailed to business-chair@arnold-air.org by 23:59 EST on Sat 1 Dec for the application to be considered.  Ensure to cc mgmt.center@arnold-air.org, commander@arnold-air.org, and the respective Region CC.  After 1 Dec, applicants will complete telephone interviews.  The interviews will last throughout mid-December, and the NPAR will be notified of his/her selection before Christmas.

 

DUTIES:  

  1. Supervises RPARs acting as runners at NATCON.
  2. Serves as a non-voting member of the Rules, Ways, & Means Committee (both Joint and AAS).
  3. Assists the NBC throughout NATCON.
  4. Collects and organizes resolutions leading up to NATCON.
  5. Along with the National Staffs and NBC, creates and maintains an active NATCON itinerary.
  6. Ensures time hacks are met throughout NATCON.
  7. Ensures that at least one copy of the most current versions of the AASMAN and Robert’s Rules of Order are accessible in the NATCON command post, protocol suite, and business chair’s table, and utilizes these documents as necessary should parliamentary issues/inquiries arise.
  8. Is the primary go-to for knowledge on the AASMAN and Robert’s Rules of Order to ensure NATCON business sessions adhere to their rules, regulations, and mechanics.
  9. Ensures quorum requirements are met, distributing and collecting proxy forms as necessary.
  10. Calls AAS meetings and joint meetings (in coordination with their SW counterpart) to order.
  11. Leads roll call.
  12. Briefs NATCON attendees on proper parliamentary procedures.
  13. In coordination with the NATCON AV personnel, ensures resolutions are ready to be pulled up.
  14. Reads resolutions aloud to the NATCON general assembly verbatim.
  15. Conducts the question, debate, amendment, and voting processes on resolutions IAW Robert’s Rules of Order.
  16. Adjourns business sessions.
  17. Sets a suspense date for NATCON minutes in coordination with the incoming National CC.
  18. Becomes the new NBC after the last NATCON joint business session.
  19. Performs any other duties assigned by the National CC or NBC.

Anyone is welcome to contact me directly about this position at business-chair@arnold-air.org.  Thank you for reading through all of this information, but trust me the details matter when looking for a great NPAR. I hope to see many applications!–


Silver Wings National Parliamentarian Information

Applicants are required to fill out the SW Form 12 (located on the AAS-SW website upon logging in) which does include an essay portion. This should all be emailed to the SW NBC, the SW National President (president@silver-wings.org), as well as the EMC (mgmt-center@arnold-air.org) by the 1st of December 2019. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. An interview portion will follow for selected applicants.

I have included a basic parli pro guide below for applicants to review. This can help them familiarize themselves with the correct procedures and see if this is something that interests them. The SWM is on the AAS/SW website which applicants should also review prior to their interview.

The Basics of Parli-Pro

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please ask at business-chair@silver-wings.org!


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