2009 News

Be there on Oct. 1 to Cast Your Vote on the New National!

08.15.2009

Members, please plan to attend the MNA Business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1 where the vote on the affiliation of the new national, as well as the vote to approve the dues, will be conducted. The meeting, which is part of our annual Convention to be held this year at Ocean Edge in Brewster, begins at 2:00 p.m. You must be in attendance to vote to approve the MNA’s participation in the new national. However, under a bylaw change adopted by the members last year, the vote for a change in dues policy will allow members to request a secret mail ballot prior to the meeting, provided they cannot make the business meeting because of either religious obligations or due to their work schedule. That request must be made no later than seven days preceding the MNA business meeting. A request for a secret mail ballot can be mailed or faxed to the MNA c/o Joe Ann Fergus, Director of Membership Division. Download the secret mail ballot request form here.

All members in good standing are eligible to attend and vote at the business meeting and there is no cost to attend. To avoid long waiting lines to get into the meeting, and to assure we provide sufficient space, pre-registration for the business meeting is strongly encouraged. While on-site registration is allowed, those who pre-register will be assured seating in the main meeting hall. Please note that your convention registration does not register you for the business meeting.

To pre-register for the business meeting, contact Robin Gannon by phone, 781.830.5724; by fax, 781.821.4445; or by e-mail at rgannon@mnarn.org.

This will be a historic event matching the great efforts of MNA members to remove themselves from the management domination of the American Nurses Association. We now take the next historic step of forming the long overdue “national voice” for direct care nurses.

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Members can also expect additional mailings and e-mail blasts on this process in the upcoming weeks and months. You are also encouraged to attend one of the ten regional forums on the new national and the upcoming vote (view listing).

 

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