After Forum Login, you can read and comment on any discussion there. A subsommittee may have a Topic concerning its task and you can comment even if you are not a member of the subcommittee. "Reply" also means comment, so you can Reply to your own topic with updates, or bring up new ideas that are not a direct reply to anything else. Reply adds a new entry (below the last one), where you can express yourself. You can change and edit or even delete your own entries at any time, so feel free to try it. There FNPS Forum link is at the bottom left of most FNPS.org pages and in the righ-hand sidebar when you are on Council pages.
On the Council website, the Forum link is conveniently located on the sidebar.
The new "Council of Chapters" section is operational. Most of the exciting stuff is on the Discussions board.
Find a Topic of interest or start a new discussion. Don't be timid, but if a related topic is already started it's usually much better to join that discussion even if your point of view is a bit different. Too many similar Topics are a nuisance to navigate through. Make sure the Topic title is to the point. If you make a mistake, you can re-title, move your entry, edit it, or delete it at any time. Give it a try.
"Notify" is a cool feature that solves a problem. You don't have to keep going to the Forum to see if anything has happened. Instead, click "Notify" on the Discussions board (or just one of the topics). Then whenever someone posts to it, you will get an email to let you know. You can also refine the notification settings, for example, to automatically set any topic you post in to thereafter "Notify" you by email when someone else posts a "Reply".
If a subcommittee discusses the task they are working on, they have the option of taking a poll or formal vote to make a decision. This is one way to come to agreement and move forward.