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New Delegate Credentials Process in Place for the 68th National Convention
By Emily Christophersen
NAPS Office Manager
National convention registration and credentials open jointly on March 1.
This year, NAPS is transitioning to a new delegate credentials process for the 68th National Convention. We no longer will use hard-copy delegate credential forms. Starting this year, the process will be fully electronic.
The new credentials process is kicked off when a member registers as a delegate for the National Convention. (This means a member first must register in order for a credential form to be generated for them. Please note: Registration for the National Convention will open March 1.)
So, how, exactly, will registration work? When Jane Doe registers as a delegate, a new electronic credential form will be created for her in our system. Using information provided during registration, the system automatically will populate the fields on her credential form: her name, address, EIN (if applicable), first-timer status, branch number and date.
The respective branch president then will receive an email stating NAPS Headquarters is requesting their signature on Jane Doe’s delegate credential form. The branch president will be able to click on that email invitation, provide an electronic signature and then click “submit.”
The completed credential form then is saved to our system by the delegate’s name. Finally, the delegate, branch president and NAPS Headquarters all will receive an emailed copy of the completed and signed final credential form.
Important to note: Under this new process, a member must register first so a delegate credential can be automatically created for them. This guarantees that every delegate registered for the National Convention has a completed credential form ahead of their arrival in August. With this new process, delegates no longer have to complete a two-part process (registration and their credential) as the second phase now is automated.
Branch presidents: Keep an eye on your inbox for requests for electronic signatures as we begin receiving registrations after March 1. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help our members!
Important Convention Dates
Current COVID Protocol, City of New Orleans
As of Jan. 12, New Orleans is in a MODIFIED PHASE THREE: “Beginning Feb. 1 for everyone age 5 and over, the city of New Orleans is requiring: (1) proof of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, except for those who have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; or (2) a negative PCR, molecular or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours before entry with the individual’s name, date of test and result clearly visible on an official report at restaurants, bars and other businesses.” Masks are required in all indoor spaces outside the home.
This is subject to change. For more information, visit ready.nola.gov. This is a modification from the previous guidance, which required proof of at least one dose of a COVID vaccine and applied to those 12 and over.