2021 Criteria for Candidates Running for Office
- 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. 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 (unless part of their position description or as assigned by the Board of Trustees) and serve on a board within TCNS 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 need to submit a current CV and a statement reflecting their experience and desire to run for office. If confirmed by the Nominations Committee the Ballot Statement will be emailed out to the membership for an online vote in July 2020. If interested in running for any of the positions below, please email your CV and ballot statement to Lisa Dobson, Director of Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org by the nominations deadline of May 15, 2021
Board of Trustee Offices Open for Election in 2021!
President: 4 Year Term: (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025)
- President-Elect: (2022) The President-Elect shall serve for one year to assist the President in con-ducting the business and affairs of the Corporation. The President-Elect liaison with the Research Award and Leininger Transcultural Scholarship Award Committees, and serves as alternate to the Im-mediate Past President as the Board liaison to the Foundation.
- President: (2023-2024) 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: (2025) The Immediate Past President shall serve for one year to assist the President in con-ducting the business and affairs of the Corporation. The Immediate Past President liaison with 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, 2022 - December 31, 2023) 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.
Secretary: 2 Year Term: (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023) 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 News-letter through the Central Office.
Non-Board of Trustee - Elected Positions
Elected Positions Not Serving on the Board of Trustees:
Nomination Committee (2 Open Positions): 2 Year Terms (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023) 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 (2021). 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.