The board approved the following Policy and Procedures changes for the 2016 season.  The Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated.

Insert following rule as 7.13.1:
Unless otherwise necessitated, shows with more than 25 registered units shall be designated as single-round shows.  Show should be designated as a single-round show no later than 30 days prior to the show date.

Change the rule 5.2.7 to read:
Is intended for those beginning units wishing to perform for judges’ comments only.  No scores will be announced or provided to the units performing in the Prep class.  Judges’ comments will only be made during their first performance for multiple round shows.

Change the rule 5.2.4 as follows:
This classification will use the “Scholastic A” sheets.  Any year in which WGI produces and publishes “Local A” sheets they will be used instead.

Strike the following from section 10.1
It is the responsibility of NWPA to reimburse travel costs to judges.
Insert new section 10.2 (renumber existing)
The NWPA Board of Directors shall adopt a Travel Policy for reimbursement of travel costs and expenses incurred by staff and judges.  It is the responsibility of NWPA to reimburse travel costs incurred by staff and judges in accordance with the Travel Policy.

Insert new section 12.5
12.5    Committees
12.5.1    Affiliation: A committee member should not render decisions on any matters impacting less than the entire membership if they have a formal affiliation as defined in section 12.2.1
12.5.2    Conduct: A committee member may not display preference toward any competing unit that may be impacted by their membership in a committee.

Change section 2.5 from:
Unit registration for the NWPA, for each season, will be done via the NWPA website and will start August 1st of the current year and the fee will increase by $100.00 starting December 16th of the current year.
Members will have the choice to pay an all-inclusive full membership and may sign up for as many shows as they like or a general membership where each show fee is separate.
Members registering in the Prep Class may register as above or may choose to register for a limited membership that includes up to four (4) shows.
Membership payments (or Purchase Orders for payment) must be postmarked on or prior to December 15th of the current year to not incur the $100.00 late fee.
To:
Unit registration for the NWPA, for each season, will be done via the NWPA website and will start August 1st of the current year.
Members will have the choice to pay an all-inclusive full membership and may sign up for as many shows as they like or a general membership where each show fee is separate.
Members registering in the Prep Class may register as above or may choose to register for a limited membership that includes up to four (4) shows.
Membership payments (or Purchase Orders for payment) postmarked on or prior to December 15th of the current year will be given an early registration discount of $100.00.