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2018 Annual Meeting Scholarship Program 

8/9/2018

The Louisiana Notary Association provides a scholarship each year for registration to the Annual Meeting and Convention. To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant shall submit a 500 word personal explanation of the financial need for the scholarship along with a 500 word personal article on any notary subject, for the Signed and Sealed annual publication. 

The Convention Committee and Education Committee will select the best article to determine the winner of the scholarship. Please submit your application to office@lna.org or by mail to Louisiana Notary Association, 8550 United Plaza Blvd. Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

The Annual Meeting and Convention is October 26-28, 2018. Deadline for submitting your application is September 15, 2018. Winner will be announced September 24, 2018.

This Scholarship Program is open to active members meeting the qualifications above.


Nomination Notice for the 2019 Board of Directors 

8/8/2018

Dear LNA Member:

The Louisiana Notary Association Nominating Committee is requesting nominations from the members at large for the 2019 LNA Board of Directors. These Nominations are due by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  When making nominations, members should keep in mind that LNA's directors should be dedicated to providing informational and educational opportunities to the membership, not area representatives or political figures.
 
The outgoing directors for 2018, term ending on December 31, 2018, are Pamela Alonso, Angela Corvers, Samantha Bloemer, and Sharon Toups.

**Special Note: Due to a recent bylaw amendment, no person shall be eligible to serve three consecutive terms as a director.  
 
Nomination Requirements
To be included on the Nomination Committee Ballot, Nominees MUST: 

  1. Submit the endorsement of 5 LNA members in good standing as signified by the endorsers' signatures on the reverse side of this form.  The nomination form may be faxed or emailed to the endorsers for their signature. 
  2. Sign the acceptance statement.
  3. Submit their personal information for publication in the Nominee Information box provided in the Nomination form below. Use whatever type or design you desire. Limit of 250 words. Only information inside the box will be published in the exact format as it was submitted, with no editing.
  4. Submit this completed form (both pages) so that it is received at the LNA Management Office by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  Forms may be faxed to 225-408-4422, emailed to office@lna.org, or mailed in to LNA Nominations, 8550 United Plaza Blvd., Ste. 1001, Baton Rouge, LA  70809.
Incomplete forms received by the LNA Office will be marked void and not included on the ballot.
 
Please make note that all nominations must be submitted with this form - NO floor nominations will be accepted at the 2018 Annual Meeting. 

Click Here to Print a Nomination Form

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Louisiana Debuts LA Wallet App 

7/30/2018

The State of Louisiana unveiled a first-of-its-kind digital driver’s license earlier this month when it debuted the LA Wallet App . Available for free download in both Apple & Google App Stores, the LA Wallet App offers a digital copy of a Louisiana Driver’s License for a $5.99 in-app purchase/fee. This digital license lasts until the expiration date on the licensee’s physical copy of their driver’s license.

Addressing privacy concerns, there is no tracking software included in the initial app’s download or post-purchase.

At present, only the Louisiana State Police accept the LA Wallet’s digital version of a Louisiana Driver’s License as an acceptable form of identification. Local law enforcement-as well as other municipal entities (including Louisiana Notaries)-are not required to accept the Digital License as a form of identification at this time.

The Louisiana Notary Association’s Board of Director Members spoke with the LA Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) about the LA Wallet’s digital driver’s licenses as a part of a recent meeting between the OMV and the Louisiana Public Tag Association. OMV advised that their policy of requiring physical driver’s license copies for public-tag-related transactions is still a requirement.

Notary Publics in Louisiana should educate the public and their clients and customers alike on subjects like proper forms of identification necessary for proper notarizations, including the LA Wallet.


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