This revised Notice of Nominations reflects the bylaws amendments that were adopted on May 17, 2012 at the Special Membership Meeting held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Positions being elected in 2012 are: first vice president; second vice president; secretary; six directors at large; a regional director from each of the six regions (see attached list); Nominating Committee (one from each of the six regions); and three Election Committee members.
The bylaws amendments related to governance enacted on May 17 will provide NYSNA members with the opportunity to serve on an expanded Board of Directors. With the functions of the Delegate Assembly having been merged into the expanded board of directors effective October 2012, the Board has been increased from 13 members to 21 members. The officer positions on the board are: president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Ten of the sixteen directors will be at large directors elected from the entire membership and six will be regional directors elected by the members in each of the following regions: Eastern, Central, Western, Southern, Southeastern, Lower Hudson/New Jersey. A list of the counties in each region is enclosed in the attached Notice of Nominations. The election terms are changing to three years. As a result, term lengths will be staggered to enable transition into the newly adopted structure.
The attached Notice addresses: terms of office, eligibility to nominate, eligibility to run, and how to submit a nomination. NYSNA’s complete Nominations and Election Policy is posted on the Association’s website. Questions about the policy may be directed to: Executive Office, c/o Julie Pinkham, Interim Executive Director, 11 Cornell Road, Latham, New York email@example.com.
NYSNA Nominating Committee
Estela Aquino-Woych, MA, RN, Chairperson
Jacqueline Gilbert, BSN, RN
Nancy Salerno, MS, RN
Barbara Vogel, BSN, RN
Nominations are being accepted for the following NYSNA offices and positions: First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, six (6) Regional Directors, six (6) Directors at Large, six (6) members of the Nominating Committee and three (3) members of the Election Committee.
Nominations and Consents to Serve must be submitted no later than July 2, 2012.
Terms of Office
In the 2012 election, the First Vice President, three Regional Directors and one Director at Large will serve a one-year term. The five highest vote-getters among the Directors at Large will serve a three-year term and the sixth highest vote-getter will serve a one-year term. The Regional Directors from the even-numbered regions (Central, Southern and Lower Hudson/New Jersey) will serve a three-year term. The Regional Directors from the odd-numbered regions (Eastern, Western, and Southeastern) will serve a one-year term. All other elected officers and directors will serve three-year terms.
The terms of office for the positions listed above will begin at the conclusion of the 2012 annual meeting.
Nominations may be submitted in writing by mail, email or fax to the Nominating Committee at the following address:
New York State Nurses Association
c/o Executive Director
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110
Nomination forms are available on the NYSNA website, www.nysna.org, and from the Nominating Committee at the above address.
Before the close of nominations (July 2, 2012), all nominated candidates must submit a written Consent to Serve form which is included in the nomination form, and which also may be separately submitted to the NYSNA Nominating Committee at the above address.
No member may accept nomination for or serve in more than one office.
Eligibility to Nominate
A member may self-nominate or nominate a candidate for office only if he or she is not: (1) in arrears in the payment of dues, fees and financial obligations to NYSNA; (2) a supervisor or manager within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act; (3) a member of the NYSNA staff; (4) serving on the Nominating or Election Committee.
Eligibility to Run for Office
A member is eligible to run for office only if he or she is not: 1) in arrears in the payment of dues, fees and financial obligations to NYSNA; (2) a supervisor or manager within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act; (3) a member of the NYSNA staff; (4) serving on the Nominating or Election Committee. While all members meeting this criteria may run for Association-wide office, only members assigned to a designated Region (see attached) may run for that Regional Director position.
A secret ballot election for the offices listed above will take place by secret mail ballot.
The election will be administered by Election Services Solutions (ESS); firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com/Fax: 516.858.5977.
Ballots will be mailed on or about August 13, 2012 and must be returned no later than 5:00 PM, September 13, 2012. The ballot count will take place as follows:
Date: September 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: The LaQuinta Hotel, 821 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
To be eligible to vote in the election, a member must be in good standing as defined in Article II, Section 1 of NYSNA’s Bylaws when ballot votes are due. To be eligible to vote for a Regional Director position, a member must be assigned to one of the six regions specified in the bylaws. A list of the regions and the counties within each is included in the attached packet.