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What’s in a Name?
By Jane Finley
NAPS Southeast Area Vice President
A name is an identifying word or words by which an individual, company, place, thing, organization, sports team, etc. is known or designated. In turn, there are nicknames, slogans, titles and logos associated with specific names. The mention of a name often conjures a mental picture or motto/slogan associated with the name. Names are incredibly important and a part of our identities.
With a name, there is a reputation based on perception, earned by actions or inactions associated with the name. In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Juliet says, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In other words, the name of a thing does not matter as much as the quality of the thing. So, associated with a name comes a reputation and perception acquired through our individual interpretation of action and inaction from individual experience, hearsay from others, advertisements and knowledge acquired by research.
Having been an active part of NAPS, more specifically the National Auxiliary, I believe in and appreciate the effort expended by top leadership to ensure we maintain the highest of standards and an unblemished reputation that relates to the name. Our NAPS role extends to support the Postal Service’s efforts to partner in providing quality service to the American people and support, defend and enhance management’s efforts as the backbone of the organization. It is extremely important that we safeguard the NAPS name and its reputation in order to be successful in the endeavors to which we are dedicated.
The National Auxiliary, organized in 1933, has the reputation of being committed to maintaining the highest standard of support for NAPS members and its legislative efforts through the Supervisors’ Political Action Committee (SPAC). Our organization is open to all spouses, immediately family members or designated representative/significant others over age 16 of NAPS members. We offer the opportunity for involvement of the entire family, which strengthens family ties while getting to know a multitude of people, all working together for the same goal.
We have Auxiliary representation in each geographic area and are focused on enlarging our team of members and, in turn, strengthening our ties with NAPS. As a member of the Auxiliary, you have a vested interest in supporting your family member and attending fun activities at national, state and local branch events.
Our annual dues are $2; more information about the Auxiliary is available by contacting National Auxiliary President Laurie D. Butts, Secretary/Treasurer Bonita Atkins or the regional/area vice presidents listed to the right. When you join the Auxiliary, you can be assured of our integrity and commitment to support NAPS.
If you are a NAPS member, we encourage you to get your family involved. If you are a newly promoted supervisor and just joining NAPS, make it a family affair by encouraging your family to join the Auxiliary. After all, the legislative issues that NAPS supports affect not only NAPS members, but also the entire family. It is the best $2 ever spent.
So, what’s in a name? Reputation, credibility and accountability. With the names National Association of Postal Supervisors and Auxiliary to the National Association of Postal Supervisors, our goal is to retain the unblemished names and reputations.
We stand together for all our members and are dependable, honest and transparent in all we do. May we never lose sight of our goal!