THUNDER BAY, ON ---- November 4, 2013 --- Lori Lukinuk, Thunder Bay, Ontario, has attained Professional status after successfully completing the Professional Qualifying Course offered by the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), the world’s largest organization of parliamentarians. The Professional status is the highest status achievable through NAP
Lukinuk joins the ranks of approximately 300 Professional Registered Parliamentarians (PRPs) throughout the United States and Canada, less than 10 of which are in Canada, who offer specialized parliamentary assistance to all types of organizations and local governments.
Lukinuk became a member of NAP in 2010 and that same year achieved her Registered Parliamentarian, RP, status. She is a member at large with District 4 which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
“I am very excited to have achieved Pofessional status as a Parliamentarian. I can help individuals and boards understand parliamentary procedure resulting in more effective and efficient meetings where member rights are protected and good decisions are made.” says Lukinuk.
Lukinuk has advised the Canadian School Boards’ Association, Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, Lake Superior Division Alpine, and various school board chairs and individual school board trustees around the province on bylaw revisions and questions regarding parliamentary procedure, in particular those who use the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th) as their organization’s parliamentary authority.