NABE Nominations for 2019-2020: Deadline February 15
Nominations are open for NABE officer and board member seats for the 2019-2020 year. In a brand new process, candidates will submit applications to the NABE Nominating Committee for the available positions. The committee will review the applications and develop a slate of individuals to serve as NABE leaders. This is a change from direct election by the membership which was made effective by an amendment to the NABE Bylaws by a vote of the membership in February 2018. Applications to the Nominating Committee are due by 11:59 p.m., Central, February 15, 2019. 

In addition to the new nomination process, individuals may challenge the slate offered by the Nominating Committee and force an election. Provisions for challenges by petition are included in the Nomination Guidelines. Petitions are due by 11:59 p.m., Central, April 15, 2019.

Materials and information available on the nominations and elections page provide further details of the new nominations process, including additional deadlines and requirements.

NABE Board Meeting Highlights (January 22, 2019)
The NABE Board had a full day meeting in Las Vegas on January 22. In addition to receiving financial and membership reports, the board discussed how best to approach planning for 2019-2020, the cases impacting mandatory bars and the status of all NABE sections, standing committees and working groups.  Action wise, it was a busy meeting. We 1) agreed to develop a strategy to better support executive directors’ knowledge of government relations issues; 2) decided to move the membership meeting out of the final day lunch format at midyear and annual meetings and will study different options; 3) approved the contract for Elizabeth Derrico and Associates to begin working on new NABE priorities; 4) agreed to develop a different webinar pricing structure to attract multiple professionals from the same bar/office; and 5) modified some of our membership policies to allow bar professionals who move to a new bar employer a pathway to continue their NABE membership at no additional cost for the remainder of the membership year and made it easier for members in consolidated bars (such as Colorado and Minnesota) to pay once on behalf of the consolidated bar rather than pay multiple times as individual bars.   

It was great to see so many of you in Las Vegas and I hope your year is off to a good start.   

Respectfully submitted, Ellen Miller, NABE Secretary

The Next NABE Webinar is on February 12 at 2PM Eastern/1PM Central with Speaker Mary Byers
Join Mary Byers in the NABE Classroom as she explores thought-provoking concepts designed to help you as a bar association professional keep your association's edge. What should you do when you are being outpaced by change? Or when your member market has changed significantly (and your association has not)? Or when your very existence is threatened? Click here to find out more and to register to attend this session.

There is Still Time to Register for the 2019 CSE Retreat Featuring Small Bar Track and the New Executive Director Bootcamp in March!
The NABE Chief Staff Executives Retreat is scheduled for March 12-13, 2019, and will be held once again at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. This year’s CSE Retreat will be held as a collaborative event in conjunction with the Small Bar Conference and will include a track geared toward the needs of small associations. NABE will also host a Bootcamp for New Executive Directors on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12-4 pm, immediately preceding the CSE Retreat. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time! For registration and more details about CSE and Small Bar Track follow this link. Registration for the New ED Bootcamp is available here on the NABE website. February 25 is the last day to register for these events.


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