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Call For 2022 Nominations for the Maryland Nurses Association State Election: Deadline August 15, 2022

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Greetings, All MNA Members:

This notification is to inform you of two leadership opportunities within the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) within the upcoming election cycle. MNA is seeking nominations for two Board of Director officers: President-Elect and Secretary. Nominees for both positions must be joint MNA/ANA members and active in the association leadership. You can self-nominate or you can nominate someone else if the individual meets the criteria and consents to serve. Your nomination package must be received no later than August 15, 2022; earlier submissions will be sincerely appreciated. 

 

 Nominees for the MNA Board of Director positions must meet the following criteria:

  1.  Be joint MNA/ANA members and active in the association.
  2. Have been members of MNA for a minimum of three (3) years.
  3. Have had experience as a member of an MNA and/or DNA committee, DNA Board of Directors, or committee chair at the state or district level during the past 3 years.
  4. Must consent to serve the term to which one is elected.
  5. Cannot serve simultaneously as a District officer on the District Nurses Association (DNA) Board of Directors and as an officer on the MNA Board of Directors.

 The President - Elect Shall:

  1. Serve as a member of the MNA Legislative Committee
  2. Serve as a Member of both the MNA Board of Directors and the MNA Executive Committee
  3. Serve for one year as President-Elect, then transitions to the role of MNA President for two (2) years, and finally transitions to the Immediate Past President for one year.
  4. Incur a four (4) Year total commitment when consenting to run for President-Elect.
    • President Elect – DEC 2022 to NOV 2023
    • President – NOV 2023 to NOV 2025
    • Immediate Past President – NOV 2025 to NOV 2026

The President Shall:

  1. Serve as chairperson of the MNA BOD and the Executive Committee.
  2. Be the principle representative of the association and serve as its spokesperson on policy and position established by the MNA BOD.
  3. Preside at all meetings of the Association.
  4. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations.
  5. Delegate appropriate duties to the Chief Staff Officer.
  6. Annually appoint committee chairpersons with the approval of the MNA BOD.
  7. Represent MNA at the ANA Leadership Council
  8. Incur a two (2) year commitment (NOV 2023 – NOV 2025)

    The Immediate Past President Shall:

    1. Serve as a member of the MNA Legislative Committee
    2. Serve as a Member of both the MNA Board of Directors and the MNA Executive Committee
    3. Serve as the Immediate Past President for one year following their presidency and completing their total four (4) year commitment (NOV 2025 – NOV 2026).

     The Secretary Shall:

    1. Record the proceedings of all MNA BOD, Executive Committee, an annual membership, and special meetings to include the number of MNA members present at membership meetings and what percentage of the membership that number currently reflects.
    2. Provide each member of the MNA BOD and Executive Committee with a copy of the minutes.
    3. Incur a two (2) year commitment starting in DEC 2022 and ending in Nov 2024.  

     

    You must submit the following documents as part of the nomination package:

    1)  completed MNA Consent to Serve Form (attached)

    2)  200-words or less essay describing your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in serving in the position

    3) curriculum vitae or resume

    4) Jpeg head & shoulder photo

     

    The nomination packets should be sent to the MNA Nominating Committee via email to jpatterson@marylandrn.org. After validating the qualifications to be a MNA candidate, prospective candidates will be provided with information regarding an opportunity to provide a campaign statement to the MNA membership before the start of the annual election.

    District elections are managed by each individual district.  Members have received e-mail communication regarding the specific district opportunities available and how to apply. 

    Nominations must be directed to the MNA Nominating Committee and received no later than August 15, 2022.  Candidates will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their nomination package. Thank you.

     

    Kindest Regards,

    Jacqueline Patterson

    Executive Director

    Maryland Nurses Association

    6 Park Center Court, Suite 212

    Owings Mills, MD  21117

    443-334-5110 Office

    443-334-5109 Fax

    www.marylandrn.org