Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!
Not all of you were at the meeting on Tuesday, but I want to send a follow-up message regarding the discussion about the changes in the board election procedures that were sent out by Katie on April 29th. These changes were made to ensure that our election procedures were more in line with the national bylaws and that we have board members who are active in NAPNAP and their community. I have confirmed with nationals that these changes are supported. I am happy to announce that we have some very qualified candidates. Katie will send out the bios for all candidates and the link for voting. Please log on and vote ASAP as voting will end on May 31 at 5pm. As a reminder, below is a summary of the email sent by Katie on 4/29.
There are three elected positions (President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) and four appointed Board member positions open (Programs chair, community chair, legislative chair, and membership chair). The descriptions are below. All are 2-year terms to serve on the board. You are eligible to run for any position you have not held within the prior 6 years. Terms begin July 1, 2019.
For appointed position please submit the following to Katie Sigler at email@example.com :
- Resume or CV
- Clarify the desired position
- 100-word interest statement to be considered for appointment by current Board members
President (job description only)
The president shall be the principal chief elected officer of the chapter and shall, in general, supervise and control all of the administrative matters and business affairs of the chapter. The president shall implement policy established by the members of the Executive Board. The President shall preside at all meetings; execute all conveyances, notes, contracts, or other instruments authorized by the members; appoint all committees and chairpersons as provided in these bylaws; serve as an ex‑officio member of all standing committees; and perform and discharge all duties incident to the office of the president and such other duties as may be assigned by the members of the Executive Board.
ELECTED POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
President-elect (1 position; 1 year as president-elect, 1 year as President, and 1 year as past president)
The president‑elect shall become familiar with the duties of the president and shall automatically succeed to the presidency at the conclusion of the president's term of office. The president‑elect shall perform the duties of the office in the absence of the president or in the case of inability to act. When so acting, the president-elect shall have all powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions, placed upon the president, and shall perform such other duties as the members of the Executive Board may specifically prescribe.
Eligibility for this position includes the following:
- Must be recognized as a Nurse Practitioner by Texas State Board of Nursing and be in good standing
- Active membership within NAPNAP National & local chapter
- Have recently attended at least 3 meetings within the last 6 months
- Demonstrate leadership skills and community service involvement through current or prior board experience at NAPNAP, affiliated associations/committees or other organizations.
Secretary (1 position; 2 year term)
The Secretary shall keep and maintain the minutes of the meetings and distribute all notices that are required by these bylaws; be custodian of the bylaws, membership roster and records of the chapter; attest all documents, the execution of which has been duly authorized by the members according to these bylaws; send copies of chapter meeting minutes and newsletters to the Member Services staff at NAPNAP; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as the members of the Executive Board may prescribe.
Treasurer (1 position; 2 year term)
The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the chapter; receive and give receipts for all monies due and payable to the chapter from any source whatsoever, deposit all monies in the name of the chapter in banks or other depositories as shall be decided by the Executive Board; account for and record all financial transactions by the chapter; prepare and render an annual report to the chapter and to NAPNAP at the last regular meeting of each term year and whenever requested by NAPNAP National. Comply with an annual audit/review of financial records of the chapter in such manner as directed by NAPNAP and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the members of the Executive Board.
APPOINTED POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Legislative Chair (1 position)
The Legislative Chair manages advocacy efforts for the chapter through the year. These efforts must follow NAPNAP’s national health policy agenda, as well as NAPNAP’s strategic plan. The chair keeps abreast of child health and advanced practicing nursing legislation and regulation within the state, whether through direct monitoring or collaborating with key groups with monitoring capabilities. He/she works closely with other board officers to mobilize chapter members to advocate on local or state issues in a timely manner.
Membership/Media Chair ( 1 position; 2 year term)
Responsible for maintaining chapter social media accounts and assisting Student Liaison officer with mentoring program. responsible for maintaining membership roster of chapter active and inactive members and reconciling roster regularly with national roster and focusing on methods to recruit new members.
Community Co-Chair (1 position; 1 year term)
The Community Outreach chair will plan and coordinate charitable and community events for the membership of the chapter to engage and educate the community about HAC, pediatric nurse practitioners, NAPNAP organization and its goals. Activities may include item donation, time donation or monetary donation.
Program/CE Co-Chair (2 positions; 2 year term with option additional transition year)
The Program/CE chair plans and coordinates continuing education conference for the chapter through the 2-year term. The chair presides over the program committee and facilitates the logistics of the event including: location, registration, speaker management, food/beverage, audio/visual and marketing/promotion of the programs. The Program/CE chair works in coordination with the chapter officers and membership to determine the educational needs of the chapter. Responsible for organizing chapter monthly dinner meetings and chapter educational opportunities, completing all required documentation for CE application every 3 years, and coordinating chapter educational conference every 2 years.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Amee Moreno MSN, APRN, CPNP AC/PC
Houston Area Chapter NAPNAP President 2018-2019