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Convention Reports:
 Late Thursday, August 30, 2012
 Thursday, August 30, 2012
 Wednesday, August 29, 2012
 Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 Monday, August 27, 2012

Convention Documents:
Final Bylaw Report
2012 National Convention Standing Rules
 2012 Convention Resolution Final
 2012 Convention Final Voting Sheet
 2012 Convention Legislation Committee Report

Convention Videos:
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PowerPoint Presentations:
Julie Tagen, Legislative Director, Legislative and PAH Update
Edward Konys, Legislative Committee Chair, Committee Presentation
 NARFE Membership Marketing - Full Convention Presentation
NARFE Membership Marketing - Federation Presidents Meeting Presentation
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
Lunch and Learn Session - Motivation: How does this relate to NARFE? (The Power of Yes: Motivating Yourself & Your Team)
Lunch and Learn Session - Direct Marketing super hints revealed (2012 MGI Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report)
 Lunch and Learn Session - Communicating as it applies to volunteer organizations (The Volunteer Challenge) 
 Lunch and Learn Session - How to sell NARFE to prospective members (The Art of Storytelling)

Photo Gallery:
 Thursday, August 30, 2012
 Wednesday, August 29, 2012
 Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 Monday, August 27, 2012
 Sunday, August 26, 2012


National Convention Wrap Up

More than 1,000 delegates, alternates and guests converged on John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV, August 26-30 for NARFE’s 32nd Biennial National Convention. At the end of the five days, they had achieved the big payoff they were betting on: They had adopted a Legislative Program for the 113th Congress; re-elected National Officers for new two-year terms to continue the jobs they had begun in 2010; and approved a major revision to NARFE’s Bylaws, to help propel the Association forward.

National Officers put all their cards on the table, discussing in detail what they are doing to reverse the Association’s membership decline, including creating electronic chapters, and reporting on efforts to put the Association on a firmer financial footing.
Among the big winners at the Convention were the five “Lunch and Learn” sessions and the service officer training, indicating that Convention delegates are as eager to use the meeting as an opportunity to gain new skills as they are to participate in the business of governing the Association.