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Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP

WA NAPNAP Elections!

Posted almost 3 years ago by Karen Kilian

I hope you cast your vote in the NAPNAP Elections; and now it's time for you to think of running for office within our own Chapter!  Nominations are due the first part of April, so get your nomination (either you nominate yourself or a friend!) and run for office!  Below is an explanation of the office up for election.  In general, we have a meeting in June to say "thank-you" to the officers leaving and "welcome" to the officers coming on....any questions...email us through the link "contact us".  The nomination form is on the website under "special forms, etc" link.  ** This notice is going out to all 'members' of our website--in order to be an officer, you must be a member of NAPNAP--but that doesn't mean you can't join now!  :)

President-Elect:

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 of President in the absence of the President or in the President's inability to act. When so acting the President-Elect shall have all the powers of and be subject to all of the restrictions placed upon the President, and shall perform such other duties as the members of the Executive Board may specifically prescribe.

Selection Guidelines:

Shall be elected by and from the active membership of the Chapter for the term of one (1) year as President-Elect followed by progression to office of President for one (1) year, followed by one (1) year as Past-President.  This position is in total, essentially a 3 year term of office.

Time Requirement:

  • Approximately 4-6 hours per month
  • Quarterly Executive Board Meetings (2-3 hours)

Primary Functions:

  • Serves as a voting member of the Executive Board,
  • Presides over meetings of the chapter in the absence of the President
  • Participates in leadership development opportunities in preparation for the role as President
  • Serves on the selection panel responsible for selection of distinguished member.
  • Serves as a role model and provides positive mentoring experiences for potential future Washington      State NAPNAP leaders

Secretary:

The Secretary shall keep and maintain the minutes of the meetings and give all notices that are required to be given by the Chapter bylaws; be custodian of the bylaws, membership roster, and records of the Association.  The Secretary shall send copies of Chapter meeting minutes and newsletters to the Membership/Chapter's coordinator of 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.

Selection Guidelines:

Shall be elected by and from the active membership of the Chapter for the term of two (2) years.

Time Requirement:

  • Approximately 4-6 hours per month
  • Quarterly Executive Board Meetings (2-3 hours)
 Primary Functions: 
  • Serves as a voting member of the Executive Board
  • Take meeting minutes at all Executive and General Membership meetings.
  • Sends the meeting minutes to national NAPNAP.
  • Serves on the selection panel responsible for selection of distinguished member.

Treasurer:

The Treasurer shall be elected bi-annually for a term of service of two (2) years.

**bylaws proposal to be voted on in 2014 for a possible 3 yr term per recommendation with   prior Chapter Treasurers

Selections Guidelines:

Shall be elected by and from the active membership of the Chapter for the term of two (2) years

Time Requirement:

  • Approximately 4-6 hours per month
  • Quarterly Executive Board Meetings (2-3 hours)

Primary Functions:

  • Serves as the coordinator for Chapter Funds and securities of the Chapter.
  • Receive and give receipts for all monies due and payable to the Chapter from any source
  • Deposit monies in the name of the Chapter in the Bank Account
  • Record all financial transactions by the ChapterPrepare and send financial reports to the Nationals Association as required
  • Authorize an annual audit/review of the financial records of the Chapter as directed by the Executive Board
  • Serves on the selection panel responsible for selection of distinguished member

Continuing Ed Co-Chair:

The Continuing Education Co-Chairperson shall be elected annually for a term of service of two (2) years, the first year serving as assistant to the committee chairperson in an apprenticeship role, and then serving as the Continuing Education Chairperson in the second year.

Selection Guidelines:

Shall be elected by and from the active membership of the Chapter for the term of two (2) years

Time Requirement:

  • Approximately 4-6 hours per month (varies according to CE events)
  • Quarterly Executive Board Meetings (2-3 hours)
  • Attendance and hosting of annual spring conference and dinner/educational meetings

Primary Functions:

  • Coordination of the Chapter's efforts to provide continuing education for members
  • Submitting application to National NAPNAP for approval of Chapter as a continuing education provider (every three years)
  • Maintain accurate CE records
  • Serves on the selection panel responsible for selection of distinguished member
  • Conduct committee meetings and direct efforts of the Continuing Education Committee members to plan, conduct, and evaluate all chapter continuing education programs