Call for Nominations
2017 TCNS Nominations for Office
President:  4 Year Term - January 1, 2018- December 31, 2021            
    President-Elect: (2018)  The President-Elect shall serve for one year to assist the President in conducting the
    business and affairs of the Corporation. The President-Elect oversees the Research Award and Leininger
    Transcultural Scholarship Award Committees, and serves as alternate to the Immediate Past President as the
    Board liaison to the Foundation.

    President: (2019-2020)  The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation, shall preside at all
    meetings of the Board of Trustees and members, and shall, in general, supervise and conduct all the business and
    affairs of the Corporation. The President oversees the Strategic Planning.

    Immediate Past President: (2021)  The Immediate Past President shall serve for one year to assist the President
    in conducting the business and affairs of the Corporation. The Immediate Past President oversees the Research
    Award and Leininger Award Committees in the absence of the President Elect, and serves as the Board liaison to
    the Foundation (alternate with the President-Elect).

First Vice-President:  2 Year Term:  (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019)  In the absence of the President,
the duties of the President shall be performed by the First Vice-President. The First Vice-President oversees the
Program and Annual Conference Committees.

Second Vice-President:  3 Year Term:  (January 1, 2018- December 31, 2020)  In the absence of the
President and the First-Vice President, the duties of the President shall be performed by the Second Vice-President.   
The Second Vice-President oversees projects and grant reviews which reflect the society’s mission and values.  

Secretary:  2 Year Term:  (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019)  The Secretary shall record the minutes of
the Board of Trustees and General Membership meetings. The Secretary gives notices and distributes minutes to the
Board of Trustees within 2 weeks of the meeting. The Secretary coordinates publications about the Corporation in the
Journal of Transcultural Nursing and the Newsletter through the Central Office.

Treasurer:  3 Year Term:  (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020)  The Treasurer works with the central
business office on financial management of the Society. The Treasurer is responsible for general oversight of the
financial functions of the Central Business Office.  The Treasurer works closely with the Director of Operations who
performs the functions of the treasury and IRS compliance.

Nomination Committee (2 Open Positions): 2 Year Term (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019)
Two members will be elected to the nominations committee and serve a two-year term. The elected member with the most
votes will become Chair of the Committee
for the next period of elections (2019). Only members in good standing as
described shall be on the Nominations Committee.

Prior consent of the nominees will be obtained before nominations are made for the committee.
Candidates nominated to run for office are expected to have been actively involved in, and a member of
the Society for at least three consecutive years. (Consecutive Membership is defined as no lapse in
active membership greater than four weeks during the last three years prior to nomination).  
 Have
educational and experiential background in transcultural nursing, and to be committed to the purposes of
the Corporation.
Candidates may not serve on two Boards, or Chair a committee and serve on a board
within the society at the same time.   Eligibility to serve on the Board of Trustees or the Nominations
Committee will be confirmed through the Transcultural Nursing Society Central Office prior to candidate
information being reviewed by the nominations committee.  Candidates interested in running for office
must supply a short CV and statement of intent that will be presented to the Nominations Committee. The
Ballot will be emailed out to the membership for an online vote in July 2017.  If interested in running for
any of the positions below, please email the  Lisa Dobson,  Director of Operations:  
ldobson@tcns.org