The election for our Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term is complete.
Each member could vote for up to six (6) names for the NAPARS Board of Directors. The winners are shown below in highlighted bold with vote tallies. I thank those who stood for election, and those who participated by voting.
President = Tommy Sturdivan 175 (one vote each for Matt Jones and Donald Trump)
Vice President = Richard "Rick" McAlister 174 (one vote for Matt Jones)
Treasurer = George Meinschein 177 (one vote for Matt Jones)
Secretary = Adam Hyde 174 (one vote each for Elon Musk and Matt Jones)
Six Board Members:
C. Greg Russell 152
Bill Focha 141
Susan A. Lantz, Ph.D. 130
Hugh Bean 123
Brian Fowler 123
Vladimir Bortchevsky 107
Dr. Rick Wakefield 102
David Danaher 84
Matt Jones 1
The five 2-hour Zoom training sessions we ran in lieu of the 2022 Joint Conference are now done. They were each recorded, and the videos and powerpoints have been uploaded to the Reference Library. Thanks to the presenters for sharing their time and knowledge, and allowing us to preserve those training sessions like this. Enjoy! Peace. -W
Between now and next Sunday, the poll to select the next Board of Directors is active. Member should have gotten an email to this effect, with a link to vote. Please ping me offlist if you didn't get it (check your spam file first, though, eh?). Peace. -Wade, email@example.com
The powerpoint slides and the recorded 2-hour show for the 2nd and 3rd presentation in this Zoom Series have been added to the NAPARS reference Library.
Remember back before the plague? Ahhh, good times. NYSTARS hosted a good conference on pedestrian issues, crash recon, and PRT, with testing, videos, and some great presentations. I have uploaded the presentations as well as a bunch of the other collected peripheral info that came to me from that conference to the Reference Library, in its own "2018 Join Conference" directory. Members can get there from the website. Peace. -W
The 2-hour Zoom presentation on Research & Resources for Reconstruction has been uploaded to the Reference Library in the MEMBERS tab, as has the powerpoint presentation (in PDF format). The next show is next Friday: 2 hours with Greg Russell on Momentum. Be there or be square!
NAPARS will be hosting five 2-hour Zoom trainings soon.
They are free to anyone who wants to sign in and watch.
They are all at 11am, Eastern Time (Note the USA will turn clocks back 1 hour 11/6/22, so the time difference may change for some viewers)
We have submitted for ACTAR CEUs, and will update this when I learn more.
We used jotform to register for the first one, but the rest will go thru this website, in the EVENT section
1. 10/21, Research & information plus NAPARS resources, Wade Bartlett
2. 10/28, Momentum Refresher, Greg Russell
3. 11/04, Bendix Pro heavy truck systems, Tommy Sturdivan
4. TBD, TBD, Adam Hyde
5. 11/18, Spin Analysis, George Meinschein
Additional registration links will be announced soon for the final 4 events.
Google Maps allows a neat visualization of where our 1000 members reside. This map has no personal information, just city, state, country, and should be accessible to anyone interested in seeing how the membership is spread out. Obviously, there are a lot of duplicates in the bigger cities. 900 of us live in the USA, another 100 live in 28 other countries. I love the online reach! Here's to a prosperous 2022 for all of us. Peace. -W
I have uploaded an updated version of the index that I built to include all the ARJ / AIQ / SOARce articles back to the beginning of each, as well as the Reference Library contents, and the Lending Library contents. We're approaching 5000 entries now. Members should go to the NAPARS.ORG website, log in to get access, and then click the "MEMBERS" tab up top. This is an excel file, and though you can access the whole list in GOOGLEDOCS, the search macros that Andy Rich built for Excel won't work in that online environment (they are missing a text function). So download this to your computer and open it with Excel - Andy has tested it with Excel365, and I've tested it back to a 2016 version on my machine, and the board of directors has tested it on several other platforms.
There is a HOW TO guide in PDF format there, as well, titled "INDEX Searching How To Page". The accessibility to this data is dramatically improvee as compared to my excel-nerd version. A huge thank you to Andy Rich for making this happen! Peace. -W
I'm slowly trying to get everyone onto an "end of the month" renewal date. We have been working on a mostly straight "365-day" membership since we got the new website, but that has not worked as well as I had hoped. As renewals come in now, I'm manually resetting each member's next renewal date to an end of month, such that they don't miss any issues of the ARJ. Some folks are getting a few extra weeks, some got trimmed by a week or so. So if your current renewal date doesn't seem to be what you remember, you might be correct. If anyone has an issue with the process or result for their membership, please ping me off list (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll find some common ground to move forward. Thanks for your patience.
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