LOGIC March 2018 Vol 17 Vol 1 - Page 43

Call for Nominations 2018 This year some committee and Executive positions will become vacant at the August AGM with representatives having completed the permitted two 2year office term. This background work is illuminating, stimulating, puzzling and challenging at times. Being part of the CPHCN is an opportunity to extend your practice and understanding of health issues, contribute to nursing, advocate for other nurses and the communities we serve. A measure of the satisfaction derived from this work is the number of representatives who have completed two terms. A measure of the value other agencies and organisations have in our work is their willingness to come to our meetings to meet when invited. Face-to-face meetings of the Executive and the LOGIC and Professional Practice committees are held twice a year from 0900hrs to 1500hrs, usually on a weekday to facilitate the attendance of guest speakers and also for flights availability. Meetings have been in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. The Executive additionally meets two other days; by video link (via NZNO system) or face-to-face. Once a year there is an AGM and attendance by committee and Executive members is expected. This years’ AGM will be held in Christchurch in August. There is an expectation that there will be active participation by committee members; reading materials sent out, responding as appropriate, participating in committee teleconferences or skype meetings and the follow-on activity required from these meetings You may need to consider travel time to and from the face-to-face meetings. Travel expenses are reimbursed and lunch is provided. [Flights are booked by the College] It is recommended you discuss committee representation with your manager before nomination. Only members of the College are eligible to be on a committee. Nominations need to be made using the CPHCN Nomination forms. You do not need to be present at the AGM to be eligible. http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/colleges/college_of_primary_health_care_nurses/hot_topics If you don’t have a nominator, or would like any other information, please email collegeprimaryhealthcare@gmail.com for assistance. March 2018 L.O.G.I.C 41