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By Jimmy Warden
With the Thanksgiving season fast approaching, I want to thank our NAPS members for all they do—especially those who are branch officers. Thanks to your dedication and perseverance, NAPS continues to work for the betterment of its members.
And let’s not forget everything for which we should be thankful, especially family, friends and health. Life is short and, unfortunately, we sometimes realize it too late in life. Thank you for all you do!
I would like to recognize our members in Florida and Puerto Rico. Throughout Hurricane Ian, they displayed amazing dedication and commitment in keeping communication open to our customers. I hope your families are safe and you are able to return to your normal, daily lives. Thank you for all you did and continue to do.
November is the month we recognize our veterans; thank you for your service. I know my life would not be what it is if not for the courage, selflessness and perseverance of our current military and veterans. Thank you!
Now, on to membership. I am thankful for the fantastic job many of you are doing in recruiting new members. We have many super champions as you have seen in our “High-Five” Club. I know it has been a little frustrating lately as it has been taking some time to get 1187s processed and new members onboard in the DCO. The extremely large volume of 1187s set us back, but we are catching up.
In order to help process 1187s, NAPS has established an email address solely dedicated to receiving 1187s. The best process is for you to mail the original 1187s to us; copies tend to fade when scanned. Please, do not send a photograph of an 1187. Also, photocopies cannot be submitted. The 1187s must be the original size: 8½ x 11 inches.
The new email address for sending 1187s is firstname.lastname@example.org. By using one, dedicated email address for 1187s, we will be able to better track the forms; we receive numerous emails daily. Please note: Only 1187s should be sent to this new email address.
A board memo has been sent with information and instructions regarding the new email address. I’m including the memo here. Remember, increasing membership demonstrates leadership! Stay safe and, again, thank you for all you do!
Board Memo 024-2022
NAPS Launches New Email Address for NAPS
Form 1187 Application Submissions
As a best practice, we continue to encourage mailing original Form 1187 applications to the NAPS Headquarters office address provided on the form. This should result in a suitable application copy. However, in order to provide multiple avenues for submissions, we are launching a new email submission option.
NAPS Headquarters has launched a new email address—email@example.com—for electronically submitting new member Form 1187 applications. To electronically submit a Form 1187, please include the full name of the applicant in the subject line with the following format:
SUBJECT: 1187—FIRST LAST NAME
Also, please include the name of the applicant in the body of the email, as well as your full name (the sender) and branch number. This is especially important when submitting multiple applications in one PDF attachment. Please include the names of all applicants in the body of the email.
Note: This email address only should be used to submit new member application 1187s. For regular membership inquiries or to check on an applicant’s status, respond to one of your DCO emails or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications only should be sent to email@example.com from this point forward.
As a point of information and to avoid processing delays or return of applications, please ensure the following parameters are met:
These parameters apply for mailed submissions, as well. Failure to meet these requirements (last item only if applicable) can result in delays or errors in processing. Illegible or incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Please share this information with your branch officers and members. This memo also will be posted on the NAPS website Bulletin Board.
Thank you for your continued recruitment efforts. We at NAPS Headquarters are working hard to reward your efforts as we work together to grow membership.
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