My name is Dontay Muhammad the Region 2 Parliamentarian. It is my pleasure to be addressing the National Senate this month in our Senate E-News. I am writing this article to open up a discussion concerning senator transitions into the NSBE next year. To provide some background information, during one of my regional calls many of the senators in my region provided feedback and suggestions as to how we can improve senator transitions into the next year. I just would like to present some of the suggestions that they have presented. Some of them include:

  • There is a disconnect between past senators and current ones, perhaps we can focus on connecting them by (passing on the same email accounts, transition reports, and usually anything else that pertains to how the chapter transitions).

  • Reach out in the beginning (Regionally). Regional Parliamentarians should cross check their contact information in the beginning of the year to contact the previous senators. From here we can work together to get the information for the new senators

  • Have a general explanation of duties (perhaps on the regional website) so that new senators/ parliamentarians can know what is expected of them at the beginning of the year.

  • Have more formal documentation on a regionally so that the senate can have tangible items they can look back on. (Meeting minutes, Records Etc. Regional Senate Workings)

  • Starting in the summer leading up to FRC fill in senators about things that has happened in the previous year.

  • End of the year reports.

I hope that this information helps us all as we move forward in the workings of the NSBE Senate. If there are any more suggestions you are more than welcome to email your regional parliamentarian, and we will be sure to take all recommendations into consideration.

Thank You for your time and I hope you all enjoyed your break.

Peace and Blessings,
Dontay Muhammad
Region 2 Parliamentarian

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