NAIFA Leadership Alert: NAIFA Bylaws Amended | New Agency Program Announced

February 7, 2019

NAIFA

IFAPAC Leadership Webinar Rescheduled
The IFAPAC Leadership Webinar originally scheduled for Thursday, February 7 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 13 @ 2:30 p.m. Register

New Agency Presentation Program Unveiled
NAIFA has developed a new agency presentation program that NAIFA staff will deliver virtually to agencies in your state or local chapter. To learn more about this program, please contact NAIFA’s Director of Membership Recruitment and Retention, Jonathan Sper, CAE. Click here to learn more about the program and schedule a meeting with Jonathan!

NAIFA Board Amends NAIFA National Bylaws
At its January 2019 meeting, the NAIFA Board of Trustees adopted two administrative amendments to the new NAIFA National Bylaws. First, the Board added a new provision (Article X, Section 8), to acknowledge NAIFA’s ability to create a professional certification program and to establish a Certification Commission to oversee the program. NAIFA state chapter leaders approved this language for NAIFA’s former bylaws in summer 2018 and the Board’s amendment continues the certification program recognition in NAIFA’s new bylaws. Second, to better align with the new National calendar fiscal and leadership years, the Board adjusted the deadlines for the Governance Committee to announce Board candidates, to at least 60 days before an annual meeting, and the disclosure of floor candidate nominations, to at least 30 days before an annual meeting (Article XIV, Sections 4, 5). The new national bylaws authorize the NAIFA Board to adopt amendments by majority vote of the Board, provided timely notice of such amendments is sent to chapter Presidents (Article XVIII, Sections 3, 4). You can access the amended NAIFA Bylaws here.

NAIFA Board Accepts Financial Statements
NAIFA’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018 have been accepted by the Board of Trustees, and are available on the NAIFA website here.

PAST DUE: Chapter Action Plans
State and local chapters were required to submit a 2019 Action Plan Report by Thursday, January 31. In January, we hosted a webinar that detailed the new chapter action plan report. If you missed the webinar, or would like to view the webinar again, please click here. Only 55 percent of state chapters and 48 percent of local chapters have filed the required 2019 Chapter Action Plan Report. Below is a list of chapters who HAVE completed the report:

State Chapters

Alabama
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland

Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

 

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Washington
Wisconsin

Local Chapters
Acadiana
Atlanta
Broward
Central Florida
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus

Eastern Iowa
Harrisburg
Heartland
Louisville
Miami Dade
Palm Beaches
Pineywoods of East Texas

Quad Cities
San Antonio
Sioux Falls
St. Louis
Tampa
Upstate
West Michigan

If your chapter is not on the above list, please submit your Chapter Action Plan TODAY! Below you will find links to the reports, as well as a few resources to get you started.

State Action Plan Sample
Local Action Plan Sample
State Action Plan Report
Local Action Plan Report

You will need to complete this spreadsheet and upload it in section three of the report: 2019 Program Calendar Template.

February Leadership Debrief Webinar
Did you miss today’s Monthly Leadership Debrief Webinar? Not to worry! You can view the webinar by clicking here. Topics covered included:

  • Communication Best Practices
  • NAIFA 20/20 Member Experience Communications
  • Leadership Communications
  • NEW: Agency Presentation Program
  • Updates & Reminders

As a reminder, these webinars take place the first Wednesday of every month at Noon!

PAST DUE

February

  • Thursday, February 7 @ 1 p.m. EST
    20/20 Member Refresher Series Focus on ClientCast: Register
  • RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, February 13 @ 2:30 p.m. EST
    IFAPAC Leadership Webinar: Register

March

  • Wednesday, March 6 @ Noon EST
    Monthly Leadership Debrief: Register

May

May 14-15
Congressional Conference: Register