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Branch Officers’ Training

NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that additional Branch Officers Training on several topics will be held virtually on October 30, 2022.

Branch presidents and state presidents may begin registering branch officers and state officers for the training through the branch and state presidents’ Members Only page. The registration directions are below.

To allow for multiple branches and state associations to participate, registration will be limited to two officers per branch and state association per session.

The following sessions will be offered on October 30:

Preparing LM 3 – This session covers completing the annual LM-3, which is required to be filed by branches with total annual receipts of at least $10,000 but less than $250,000. An LM-4 is filed by branches with annual financial receipts of less than $10,000. Officers that file an LM-4 would also benefit from this session.

Length: 2.0 Hours

Payroll and lost time issues, questions you should be asking – This session covers the ins and outs of payroll.

Length: 1.5 hours

Branch Elections – This session covers the NALC Regulations Governing Branch Election Procedures.

Length: 1.75 Hours

Policies, Minutes, Notifications and What Am I Signing? – This session identifies policies that branches should have in place, assists in maintaining accurate and complete minutes, covers required notifications and the proper way to make them, and also covers the responsibility and legal exposure that goes along with signing certain documents.

Length: 1.5 hours


Once a meeting has been scheduled through the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, branch presidents and state presidents will need to register their members in order for them to attend. To access the registration option, go to the NALC website at www.nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal.  Once logged on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, click the “Meetings Registration” button, which will display a list of upcoming meetings.  From there, presidents can register a member(s) by entering their last name in the “Search” box and selecting the correct member from the drop-down list. A member can also be removed from the “Registry” list by checking the box under the delete column next to the corresponding member. Presidents will not be able to register more than the maximum number of attendees per branch or state association or exceed the maximum number of attendees for that session.  The maximum number of registrants for the session, as well as the registered-to-date counts, are displayed on the registration screen.

Training Materials

Training materials and other pertinent information may be supplied for each session in the form of PDF documents.  Any documents will be available to registrants on their “MEMBERS ONLY” page. The documents can be printed, copied, and/or saved.

Accessing Meeting Information and/or Joining the Meeting

When a registered member wants to access training materials, view topics, or join a meeting, they can go to the NALC website at nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal.  Once logged into the portal, the member will press the “Meetings” button, which will display a list of those meetings the member is registered to attend. For each meeting, there will be three buttons: the “Documents” button will give the member access to the training materials; the “Topics” button will give the member access to a list of topics (if any); and the “Join” button.  The “Join” button will appear 10 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the meeting.  If you log into the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, you will need to exit to the home page and re-enter to access the “Join” button.  Once you select the join button, you will be taken to a WebEx website titled “Starting your meeting…”.  Scroll down to select “Join from your browser.”  When joining, the member will be prompted to enter their name in order to attend the meeting.  Proceed by selecting the “next” button followed by the “Join Meeting” button.