NAPA Board of Directors Positions Call for Nominations will open on May 15th
You may nominate yourself or someone else who is qualified for the open positions below:
Open NAPA Positions:
- Northern Nevada Delegate
- Southern Nevada Delegate
- Nevada Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates
Please send a (1) photo, (2) brief bio and (3)written statement indicating why you are running HERE.
Qualifications as Stated in 2017 Revised NAPA Bylaws:
Section 2. Qualifications. Terms of office, nomination, ballots, elections, and start of term.
- Qualifications and terms of office. All members of the board shall be fellow members of the corporation. The Past President, President and President-elect shall have one-year terms of office. The Directors-at-large, Secretary and/or Treasurer, and student shall have two. Any fellow member may be elected to serve as President-Elect or Secretary and/or Treasurer only after completion of one term as an elected member of the Board of Directors.
- Nominations and ballots. Nominations for each office will be accepted up to sixty (60) days prior to the elections date of each year. Ballots will be provided to all voting members no less than fifteen (15) days or more than thirty (30) days prior to the election date. Write-in candidates will be accepted, however, not without the consent of the nominee. The Elections Committee shall verify that all candidates for office are AAPA Fellow members, with the exception of members at large.
- Time of Elections. All officers shall be elected at a time specified by the Board of Directors.
- Election procedures. Ballots shall be tallied by no less than two members of the Elections Committee. Directors shall be elected by a majority vote. In the case of a tie vote, the Chairman of the Elections Committee (or designee) will conduct another ballot. The Chairman (or designee) shall validate all ballots and elections results. Elections may be done using electronic means.
Section 14. House of Delegate representative. Three (3) House of Delegate representatives will be elected at the same time as the elections for the Board of Directors with staggering years. The term of office is two (2) years with the second year serving as the Chief Delegate. The Chief Delegate shall hold the sole vote of the HOD representatives on the BOD. Candidates shall be licensed either by the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners or the Osteopathic Board of Medical Examiners. Qualifications of HOD nominees shall be verified by the Election Committee and must meet AAPA requirements for the position. In the year that 2 HODs are holding their second term, the Chief Delegate will be decided by a collective vote of the 3 HODs who will report the outcome of the vote to the Board of Directors. In the event that the HODs cannot come to a decision, the Board of Directors will vote on the Chief Delegate.
Section 1. President. The President shall be the principle executive officer of the corporation and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall, in general, supervise and control all of the business, preside at all meetings of the membership and of the Board of Directors. He/She may constitute, at his/her own direction, and at the direction of the Board of Directors, any committee for any purpose deemed necessary and proper to the accomplishment of the corporation's objectives. He/she may sign, with the Secretary and/or Treasurer , or any other proper officer of the corporation thereunto authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the corporation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed and executed; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. After the President's term is completed, he/she will become a regular Board member for a term of one (1) year as the Past President.
Section 2. President Elect. Serves a one-year term in the capacity as President Elect and then assumes the office of President for an additional one-year term and thereafter Past-President for a one-year term. The President-Elect may sign with the Secretary and/or Treasurer , or any other proper officer of the corporation thereunto authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these Bylaws to some other officer or agent of the corporation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed and executed, and shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Past President. The Past President shall perform such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. Secretary and/or Treasurer. This office may be a combined Secretary/Treasurer position or may be two independent positions, Secretary and Treasurer. This distinction will be made depending on the number of NAPA members interested in filling these offices. It shall be the duty of the Secretary and/or Treasurer to give notice of and attend all meetings of the corporation and prepare minutes thereof. The Secretary and/or Treasurer shall prepare and mail reports of all special and regular meetings to the general membership within ninety (90) days of that meeting; to conduct all correspondence and to carry into execution all orders, votes, resolutions not otherwise committed; to keep a list of the members of the corporation; to prepare, under the direction of the Board of Directors, an annual report of the transactions and business and advancing interests of the corporation. The Secretary and/or Treasurer will file all papers necessary to reincorporate the organization annually and will notify the BOD of the results of this submission. The Secretary and/or Treasurer will also ensure that annual Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms are properly filed which maintain the organizations tax exempt veterans’ service status and notify the BOD of this activity in their records and reports. In case of absence or disability of the Secretary and/or Treasurer, the President may appoint a Secretary and/or Treasurer Pro-Tem. If required by the Board of Directors, the Secretary and/or Treasurer shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his/her duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties, as the Board of Directors shall determine. The Secretary and/or Treasurer shall keep an account of all monies received and expended for the use of the corporation. He/She shall deposit all sums received in the bank or banks or trust company approved by the Board of Directors, and make a report at the annual meetings or when called upon by the President. He/She shall have the ability to pay recurring corporation expenses in the amount of no greater than two hundred dollars and zero cents per expense. In the excess of this amount, he/she shall seek written approval by at least one member of the Executive Committee for a maximum amount of five hundred dollars and zero cents. Any expenses to be paid in the amount greater than five hundred dollars and zero cents will be subject to full Board of Director approval. The funds, books, and vouchers in his/her hands, shall at all times be under the supervision of the Board of Directors and subject to its inspection and control. At the expiration of his/her term of office, he/she shall undertake a concurrent internal review along with the incoming Treasurer of all assets and deliver all books, monies, and other property to the incoming officer. In the case that a Secretary and a Treasurer are voted into office independently, it will be the charge of the Board of Directors to determine the duties of the Secretary and Treasurer.
Other Important Considerations:
- You must be able to attend Board of Director’s meetings once per month. These will be scheduled the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm.
- Executive Board members must be willing to co-sign checks for the corporation.
- Previous leadership experience recommended.