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2017 SDNA Annual Convention

October 1-2, 2017


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2017 South Dakota Nurses Association

Table of Contents

Board of Directors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Cultural Covenant.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Convention Agenda.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2017 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Annual Meeting Minutes .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Standing Rules.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Executive Reports:

Presidential Address.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Treasurer’s Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Income Statement/Expense Statement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Executive Director’s Report .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

District News.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

SDNA Committee Reports

Awards Committee .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Education Committee .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Government Relations.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Nominations Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Nurses Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Update .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

SDNA Political Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Core Issues Task Force.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

South Dakota Nurses Foundation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

South Dakota Board of Nursing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Membership Application .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Bylaws.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Note Page.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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Board of Directors

President

Term: 2015 - 2017

Margie Washnok

District 4

Cell: 380-4561 * Office: 229.8478

washnok@midco.net

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Vice President

Term: 2015 - 2017

Nancy Fahrenwald

District 8 & 9

Office: 688-5178

nancy.fahrenwald@sdstate.edu

Secretary

Term: 2016 – 2018

Dawn R. Warren

District 2

Office: 394-5481

dawn.warren@usd.ed

Treasurer

Term: 2015 - 2017

Deb Fischer-Clemens

District 10

Home: 770.9265 * Office: 322.4668

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

Government Relations Committee

(GRC) Chair

Term: 2016 – 2018

Carrie Clausen-Hansen

District 4

Cell: 380-7320 Home: 877-3766

carrie.clausenhansen@yahoo.com

Core Issues Task Force Chair

Term: 2015 - 2017

Marie Cissell

District 10

Cell: 381-0170

marieanncissell@gmail.com

President, District 1-3

Term: 2016 - 2018

Linda De Long

Home: 393-0247

ldelong@edutechassociates.com

President, District 4

Term: 2016 - 2018

Marlys Volzke

Office: 229-5646

volzke@abe.midco.net

President, District 5-7

Term: 2015-2017

Pat Sudbeck

Home: 928-3202

patricia.sudbeck@avera.org

President, District 8 & 9

Term: 2015 - 2017

Eileen Bruner

Home: 256.2338 * Office: 688.4126

eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu

President, District 10

Term: 2016 - 2018

Julie Dangel

Office: 321-9497

julia.dangel@sdstate.edu

President, District 11

Term: 2015 - 2017

Kathy Jorgensen

Home: 267-4260 * Cell: 660-6763

kathy.jorgensen@usd.edu

SDNA Staff

Eric Ollila

Executive Director

PO Box 1015 Pierre SD 57501

Phone: 271-7708 Fax: 888.425.3032

contactus@sdnurses.org

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I am a Nurse;

Together we are SDNA

Cultural Covenant

As nurses, SDNA members and elected/appointed officials, we need each other to create nursing’s future.

Our issues are big and require the best thinking of each and every one of us.

Therefore, we shall demonstrate through our behaviors and preparation our commitment to the spirit and purpose of SDNA.

We recognize that we are more alike than we are different, but we know that differences often lead up to better decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

We shall create an atmosphere of acceptance, demonstrating care for each other, as we do our patients.

We shall listen to each other so each voice will feel heard.

We shall respect each other’s opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

We shall build on our past by focusing on our future.

Through consideration, collaboration, compromise and consensus we can achieve our common goals. i

If not us, who?

If not now, when?

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Authored by the Ohio Nurses Association, 2009

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Convention Agenda

Sunday, October 1, 2017

11:00 AM Registration Opens

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors

Yankton VFW

Yankton Mayor’s Welcome

Jacob Hoffner

SDNA President’s Welcome

Margie Washnok, DNP, RN

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM BREAK

1:30 PM Depart for tour of Mead Building at the SD Human Services Center, returning by 2:45 PM

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SDNA Business Meeting, all welcome

Special acknowledgement for SD Board of Nursing 100th Anniversary

Gloria Damgaard, SDBON Executive Director

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM BREAK

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM SD Gubernatorial Candidate Health Issues Forum

Moderator, Thomas Stenvig, Phd, MPH, RN, FAAN

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Banquet and Live Auction

Music by Smooth Benediction (Mount Marty College)

Sherry Soukup, Auctioneer

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Convention Agenda

Monday, October 2, 2017

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Education Session 1

Topic: Ethics, The Bridge Linking Past to Future Nursing Practice

Margaret Hegge, PhD, RN, FAAN

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM BREAK

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Education Session 2

Topic: What’s New in Cancer/Genetics

Julie Kittelsrud, PhD, CNP, McKennan Genetics

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM BREAK

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Education Session 3

Topic: Methamphetamine Prevention and Treatment: A Community Approach

Janelle Keller, Program Manager, SDDSS

Stacy Krall, Program Specialist, SDDSS

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Education Session 4

Topic: Medication Assisted Withdrawal Management

Pamila Van Meeteren, MSN, RN, FNP, Psych-Mental Health NP,

Lewis and Clark Community Mental Health Center, Yankton

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM BREAK

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM SDNA Award’s Luncheon

Invitation to the 2018 Convention

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM Nursing: Past, Present, and Future

Diane Smith, PhD, RN, Mount Marty College, Chief Nurse Administrator

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Evaluation/Adjournment

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2017 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda

I. Call to Order: Margie Washnok

Sunday, October 1 st , 3 pm - 4 pm

Best Western Kelly Inn – Yankton, SD

II.

III.

IV.

Roll Call of Board of Directors: Dawn Warren

Approval of the Agenda

Acceptance of Standing Rules

V. Acceptance of Cultural Covenants

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

Approval of October 2, 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

Treasurer’s Report: Deb Fischer Clemens

Executive Director Report: Eric Ollila

District Reports

a) Districts 1-3: Linda De Long

b) District 4: Marlys Volzke

c) District 5-7: Pat Sudbeck

d) District 8 and 9: Eileen Brunner

e) District 10: Julie Dangel

f) District 11: Kathy Jorgensen

X. Committee Reports

a) Awards Committee: Joanne Tieman

b) Education Committee: Rebecca Nichols

c) Government Relations Committee: Carrie Clausen Hansen

d) Nominations Committee: Linda Burdette

e) N-STAT: Deb Fischer Clemens

f) Core Issues Task Force: Marie Cissell

XI.

XII.

XIII.

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

XVII.

Coalition and Liaison Reports

a) SDNA Political Action Committee: Julie Dangel

b) SD Nurses Foundation: Tom Stenvig

Other Reports

a) Board of Nursing Report: Gloria Damgaard

b) Center for Nursing Workforce Report: Linda Young

Unfinished Business

New Business

a) Tellers Report and Introduction of New Leadership

Invitation to 2018 SDNA Convention

Resolutions

Adjourn

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2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

Sunday, October 2, 2016 4 pm - 5:30 pm CST

Ramada Suites & Conference Center – Mitchell, SD

X President Margie Washnok Drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

X Vice President Nancy Fahrenwald nancy.fahrenwald@sdstate.edu

X Treasurer Deb Fischer Clemens deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

X Secretary Anna Atteberry-Gustafson Anna.atteberry@sdstate.edu

X GRC Chair Carrie Clausen-Hansen Carrie.clausenhansen@yahoo.com

X Priorities Task Force Chair Marie Cissell marie.cissell@sdstate.edu

X District 1, 2, 3 President Linda De Long ldelong@edutechassociates.com

X District 4 President Janice Noonan Janice.Noonan@presentation.edu

X District 7 President Pat Sudbeck Patricia.sudbeck@avera.org

X District 9 President Eileen Bruner-Halvorsen Eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu

X District 10 President Marion Eberhard (absent) meberhard@sfsurgical.com

Julie Dangel (VP-Dist 10) marianeberhard@gmail.com

X District 11 President Kathy Jorgensen Kathy.Jorgensen@usd.edu

X Executive Director-SDNA Office Eric Ollila contactus@sdnurses.org

X = Member present

Topic Discussion Action

I. Call to Order The meeting was called to order by President M.

Washnock at 4:05pm CST.

II. Roll Call Roll call was taken by A. Atteberry-Gustafson A quorum was present.

III. Approval of the

Agenda

IV. Acceptance of

Standing Rules (pg. 27 –

Annual Convention Book)

Motion by C. Timmerman

Second by H. Pelzel

to approve agenda

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

Motion by D. Fischer-Clemens

Second by C. Timmerman to accept the

standing rules

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

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V. Acceptance of Cultural

Convenants (pg. 5 – Annual

Convention Book)

VI. Approval of October

9, 2015 Annual Meeting

Minutes (page 15 – Annual

Convention Book)

VII. Treasurer’s Report

(page 32 – Annual Convention

Book)

VIII. Executive Director

Report Eric Ollila

(page 32-33 – Annual

Convention Book)

ADDITIONS TO

AGENDA:

D. Fischer Clemens reported on the past year,

expenses and income.

In addition to the published ED Report, E. Ollila

addressed the following:

1. Membership has increased by 3 over last weeks

prior to Convention

2. SDNA launched (in collabration with ANA) a

new logo

3. SDNA’s fax number has changed. New # can by

located on the website. Social media (FB) interest

and ‘likes’ have doubled. Reminded members of

importance to ‘Share’ the SDNA page with others.

Reinforced Social Media’s growing importance

of staying connected within the profession/

organization.

4. Reiterated the importance of developing

leadership within the organization.

5. C. Timmerman inquired as to the response

received for the 100th Anniversary Logo. E. Ollila

noted there was one response.

6. SDNA was presented with a 100th Anniversary

plaque during the ANA Membership Assembly

meeting.

None

Motion by C. Clausen-Hansen

Second by C. Timmerman

to accept the cultural covenants.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

Motion by K. Jorgensen

Seconded by L. Tschetter

to approve the minutes of the

October 9, 2015 annual meeting.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

Motion by C Timmerman

Seconded by E. Bruner-Halvorsen

to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

Informational.

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IX: Districts Reports

Topic Discussion Action

District Reports were submitted to the annual

book.

District 1, 2 & 3: Linda Delong

No additions.

(pg 37 - Annual Convention Book)

District 4: Janice Noonan

No additions.

(pg 38 - Annual Convention Book)

District 5 & 7: Pat Sudbeck

(separate handout - not published in Annual

Convention Book; include with Annual Meeting

minutes)

District 8 & 9: Eileen Brunner

No additions

(pg 39 - Annual Convention Book)

District 10: Julie Dangel

No published report.

2017 Spring Workshop planning underway;

additional information is forthcoming.

Motion by Nancy Nelson

Seconded by Roberta Olson to approve the

District Reports.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

District 11: Kathy Jorgensen

No additions.

(pg 40 - Annual Convention Book)

X. Committee Reports The SDNA Standing Committee reports were

printed in the Annual Book.

Verbal reports and updates were provided

(if applicable).

Awards Committee: Joanne Tieman No additions.

Thank you to those who provided nominations.

Inclusion of narratives reflects personalization.

(pg 41 - Annual Convention Book)

Motion by Carmen Timmerman

Seconded by Rochelle Reider

to accept the all SDNA Standing Committee

reports (minus Bylaws) which was done

separately.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

It was announced that this committee is seeking

additional member representation. If interested,

contact the SDNA Office.

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Bylaws Committee: Charles Pugsley

No additions

(pg 42 & 43 - Annual Convention Book)

It was announced that this committee is seeking

additional member representation. If interested,

contact the SDNA Office.

Education Committee: Rebecca Nichols (absent)

(pg 43 - Annual Convention Book)

Motion by Roberta Olson

Seconded by Carmen Timmerman

to accept the Bylaws Report with noted

revisions on pgs. 42 & 43.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

E. Ollilia spoke on behalf of R. Nichols and noted

that there were no additions to the published

report.

Government Relations Committee:

Carrie Clausen Hansen

(pg 46 - Annual Convention Book)

C. Clausen-Hansen added the following:

1. BON Legislation last session was successful.

2. SDNA was asked to provide a letter of support

r/t the promulgation of rules.

3. Election year with 30% turnover in the state

legislature this year. Encourage members to

educate themselves and the candidates on issues.

4. SDNA Districts 8 & 9 will be hosting an

educational event on 10/17/16 in Brookings.

5. Upcoming topics that will be addressed 2017

session:

- Medicaid Expansion

SDNA member Sue Kelts was present to share her

platform. She is running for Dist. 32 House.

Nominations Committee: Roberta Olson

(pg 47 - Annual Convention Book)

Linda Burdette will be the Chair of the committee

for 2017.

N-STAT: Deb Fischer Clemens

(pg 47 & 48 - Annual Convention Book)

D. Fischer-Clemens provided a brief overview of

N-STAT and the role it plays in national legislative

agendas, etc.

Core Issues Task Force Report:

Marie Cissell

(pg 41- Annual Convention Book)

No additions.

It was announced that this committee is seeking

additional member representation. If interested,

contact the SDNA Office or M. Cissell.

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IX. The SDNA Coalition

and Liaison reports

SDNA PAC and SDNF reports were printed in the

Annual Book. Verbal updates were provided if

applicable.

SDNA Political Action Committee: Julie Dangel

(pg 49 - Annual Convention Book)

J. Dangel provided update on monies raise to

support legislative campaigns. Current amount if

$2000/goal for end of convention is $3000.

SD Nurses Foundation: Tom Stenvig

(pg 4 - Annual Convention Book)

T. Stenvig provided an update to the published

report.

Motion by Diane Sandoff

Seconded by Janette Haier

to accept the SDNA Coalitions reports.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

1. The SD Nurses Foundation has awarded

$21,000 in scholarships since its inception.

2. Scholarship applications are now available

- request interested persons to complete and

submit. C. Timmerman, Foundation member,

requested that persons provide feedback to the

group to assist with identifying possible barriers

to the completion of the application.

X. Other Reports Board of Nursing Report, Center for Nursing

Workforce Report, and Nursing Education Deans

and Directors reports. Reports were printed in the

Annual Book.

Verbal updates as follows.

Informational

Board of Nursing Report:

Gloria Damgaard

G. Damgaard presented information on the

SDBON (handout attached to minutes).

1. She thanked the GRC for assistance with SB29.

2. She shared information that discussions /

meetings are ongoing on some proposed changes

for NPs & Nurse Midwives.

3. 100th Anniversary of the Nurse Practice Act.

A medallion has been Commissioned and will be

available for purchase.

Center for Nursing Workforce Report:

Linda Young

(pg 50 - Annual Convention Book)

No additions to published report.

Nursing Education Deans & Directors Report:

Jessica Cherenegar (absent)

(pg 53- Annual Convention Book)

SD School Nurse Association Annual Report:

Joycelyn Elders (absent)

(pg 53- Annual Convention Book)

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XI. Unfinished Business

XII. New Business

A. Teller’s Report and

Introduction of the new

leadership

XII. Invitation to 2017

SDNA Convention

Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota:

Robin Arends (Exec Dir)

Robin shared that NPASD met Friday with the

CNMs to discuss legislative issues (Practice

Authority) for 2017 session. NPASD is in process

to hire a lobbyist. They also have on-going

dialogue with the CRNAs.

SD Association of Nurse Anesthetists:

Kara McMachen (Past President)

Kara congratulated SDNA on their 100th

Anniversary. She provided an update on the

federal legislation (SB 2247) regarding changes in

regulations for APRNs.

In addition, the group has been in conversation

with NPASD r/t upcoming proposed changes and

are supportive of their efforts.

ANA Pilot Projects:

E. Ollila shared that ANA has implemented

Pilot Projects regarding membership and will

be working/dialoguing with its member state

associations on this.

SDNA Districts will need to discuss this within

the districts. In order for SDNA to consider this,

it will require a Bylaws change.

Teller’s Report - 2016 Election results were

announced and new leadership introduced:

Results of the election were announced by the

President.

Secretary: Dawn Warren

GRC Chair: Carrie Clausen-Hansen

Continuing Education Committee Member(s):

Heidi Pelzel

Nominations Committee Members:

Teri Egan

Darcy Sherman-Justice

Lois Tschetter

ANA Membership Assembly Delegate:

Thomas Stenvig

Alternates:

1. Nancy Fahrenwald

2. Eileen Bruner-Halvorsen

Tellers:

TBA at a later date

An invitation to the 2017 SDNA Convention was

deferred to October 3, 2016 luncheon.

Dates:

Location: Yankton, SD

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On-going dialogue within districts and SDNA

Board of Directors.

Motion by C. Clausen-Hansen

Seconded by K. Jorgensen

to destroy the 2015 ballots.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

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XIII. Resolutions

XIV. Adjournment

C. Timmerman

Whereas it being a beautiful fall day, and we are

celebrating SDNA’s 100th Anniversary amidst the

Corn Palace city of Mitchell SD, please join me in

thanking the City of Mitchell and the

SDNA District 7 for their work and effort in

making this a successful event.

Remind new members to attend Post Board

meeting.

Motion by E. Bruner-Halvorsen

Seconded by Janette Haler

to adjourn.

All in Favor X

Opposed 0

Abstentions 0

Motion Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 5:02 pm CST.

Minutes respectfully submitted by,

Anna Atteberry-Gustafson, RN, MS

SDNA Secretary

District 5 and District 7 nurses volunteered on various committees and moved at a fast rate to provide education and

entertainment for the annual SDNA Nurses Convention on October 2 nd and 3 rd . We are celebrating 100 years as an

association. We have many strong members that framed this organization and many strong nurse leaders that will take us

into the future.

Nurses from District 7 volunteered to provide First Aid Services at Dakota Fest held in Mitchell in August. Working in

conjunction with local EMT’s and Paramedics from Mitchell Fire and Rescue and other volunteer nurses, the members

provided services during the three day event.

Pat Sudbeck President, District 7

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Convention Information

Standing Rules for the

SDNA Annual Convention Business Meetings

• Rule 1. To obtain the floor, a Member shall rise, address the Chair (“Mr. or Madam President”), give his or her name

and district and, upon recognition by the Chair, may speak.

• Rule 2. No Member shall speak in debate on any one motion or question for more than two minutes.

• Rule 3. No Member may speak more than once to a motion or question if a Member who has not spoken wishes to do so.

• Rule 4. Members shall limit their remarks to the merits of the pending motion or question.

• Rule 5. Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting shall be resumed at the next business meeting at the point

where it was interrupted.

Resolutions

Honorary and Commemorative Resolutions can originate from any district or by an individual member and may be brought

from the floor. The procedure for presenting Substantive Resolutions as adopted by the SDNA Board of Directors on October

7, 2012, to encourage presentation of thoughtful and constructive resolutions on the part of the Membership through

approved channels, is as follows:

Substantive Resolutions must comply with the following process and timeline:

1. Substantive Resolutions must be submitted to the SDNA Board of Directors (Board) on or before January 1st of the year

in which the resolution will be considered;

2. The Board will review any Substantive Resolution(s) that have been submitted to the Board at its regularly scheduled

winter board meeting;

3. Additional information that the Board deems appropriate may be requested. The individual submitting the Substantive

Resolution(s) must submit said information by April 1st of that year. The Board may also request that the individual

submitting the Substantive Resolution(s) appear at the regularly scheduled spring board meeting to present;

4. The Board will give final consideration to the Substantive Resolution(s) at the regularly scheduled spring board meeting;

5. Any Substantive Resolution(s) approved by the Board will be published to membership during the summer and presented

to membership at the SDNA Annual Meeting for a vote of the membership;

6. The Board will direct appropriate action of SDNA to carry out any Substantive Resolution(s) passed by membership and

will allocate appropriate resources if and when available.

Definition of Terms:

• Commemorative Resolution: deals with the commemoration of important events or developments in nursing, in specific

fields, or in government.

• Honorary Resolution: gives recognition to individuals who have made significant contributions to nursing.

• Substantive Resolution: deals with the basic principles and policies of the Association, or issues of statewide concern to

nurses as practitioners and citizens.

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Presidential Address

Over the past year I have represented SDNA at the Nursing Student of South Dakota Convention and presented information about

SDNA and ANA. I provided our SDNA brochure for all the students in attendance. I represented SDNA at the ANA Membership

Assembly in June 2017. I met with Senator John Thune while at the Day on the Hill concerning the nursing issues/bills and health

care act in general.

I also assisted members of District 4 and Rho Xi to provide a “Welcome to the Profession” for the SDSU Nursing Graduates

in December 2016 and the Presentation College Nursing Graduates in May 2017 by providing the SDNA/ANA brochure and

information about the organizations. I stressed that their dues for SDNA/ANA for the next two years would be half price. I, along

with members of District 4, discussed what SDNA and ANA was, the services they provide, and how important it is to be active in

their professional nursing organization.

On the ANA website at the following link (http://community.ana.org/newrncommunity?_

ga=2.180634343.1580746127.1501702260-421748970.1448311911&ssopc=1), new graduates can access information to assist

them as a new RN. The Online Community provides a variety of helpful hints for the new RN. New RN’s would create a user

name and password to access the information. They can do this as a new member or as a new RN. Encourage new RN’s in your

workplace to access this information.

ANA continues with the membership pilot projects and added more states to the pilot project. The states who are part of the pilot

project have noted increased membership. At the present time, SDNA Board has chosen to not participate. If we participated, then

new graduates would not be able to join for half price for two years after graduation.

I believe it is important for each SDNA member to continue mentoring new graduates and nursing students in the work places.

It is also important to continue to provide information to seasoned nurses concerning the importance of joining SDNA and ANA.

This be accomplished by providing information about SDNA’s work during the South Dakota Legislative Session, meeting with

nursing students in your local districts. Another method is to provide updates about the Revised Code of Ethics for Nurses with

Interpretive Statements.

Access ANA’s website: www.nursingworld.org to obtain information about the Code of Ethics, free webinars for members, and

other valuable information. Not only does your membership provide you information from SDNA, but from ANA.

Individual members of SDNA participated in the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation. I urge members to review the information and

strive to incorporate the ideas into practice. If we are not healthy, then we are not able to provide the care for our patients and

families. I believe it is very important for nurses to first care for themselves.

I believe 2017 SDNA Convention, “The Next 100 Years,” will be exciting. We will have excellent presentations, along with a time to

network and learn about our past, present, and future!

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SDNA Treasurer’s Report

Deb Fischer-Clemens, RN, BSN, MHA

Wow! Another year has passed. As the treasurer, I am always thankful that we have maintained our finances while also providing

support and education for South Dakota nurses.

The team of planners for the convention on Oct. 1 and 2 in Yankton are planning a great event. I would ask that each member

bring two new members to the Convention party.

As you are all aware, it is our Convention and Nurses Day at the Legislature that are the success stories for the association. We

want people to attend to learn about the association and then be active participants in the association.

As the treasurer, it is these events that also keep the bills paid. Each of you must assume responsibility to increase membership,

and thus increase our dollars so we can do even more for the nurses of South Dakota.

It is up to us to bring people to our events and communicate dates early, because people are busy and schedules fill-in. The

Spring Workshop this year had an excellent group of presenters; I only wish more people had attended to hear the outstanding

information that was presented. Plan to attend next spring as the committee is beginning preparations now.

The June 30 budget fiscal year-to-date showed our income under budget. Thanks to the fine work of Eric, our projected expenses

were down a bit and thus the association showed a net profit for the year.

We need everyone to spread the word for all our events, so we can all benefit from our professional organization.

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Affiliate Dues $ 900.00 $ 900.00 $ -

1.00

Spring Workshop (D 10) $ 1,559.65 2017 South $ Dakota Nurses 5,000.00 Association $ (3,440.35)

0.31

Convention Registrations

and Fees $ 21,983.20 $ 20,000.00 $ 1,983.20

1.10

Budget vs Fiscal Year End Report

Convention Auction $ 5,856.79 $ 4,500.00 $ 1,356.79

1.30

NDL Registrations and

Fees Fiscal Fiscal $ Year 16,480.35 Year July July 1, $ 1, 2016-June 15,000.00 – 30, $ 30, 2017 2017 1,480.35

1.10

Royalties $ 112.75 Income Year End $ Statement Report - $ 112.75

0.00

Career Center $ 2,317.05 Income $ Statement 2,100.00 $ 217.05

1.10

District 1-3 $ 675.00

Prepared

$ 1,000.00 $ (325.00)

0.68

Prepared

District 4 $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 $ -

1.00

District 5-7 $ 1,000.00 $ (1,000.00)

0.00

Actual Budget Variance Percentage

District 8-9 $ 550.00 $ 1,000.00 $ (450.00)

0.55

Membership Dues 48,232.22

49,468.00

(1,235.78)

0.98

District 11 $ 1,000.00 $ (1,000.00)

0.00

Affiliate Dues 900.00

900.00

-

1.00

Interest $ 65.92 $ 100.00 $ (34.08)

0.66

Spring Workshop (D 10)

Miscellaneous $ 1,559.65 198.23

$ 5,000.00 - $ (3,440.35) 198.23

0.31 0.00

Convention Total Income Registrations

and Fees

$

$

99,931.16

21,983.20

$

$

102,068.00

20,000.00

$

$

(2,136.84)

1,983.20

0.98

1.10

Convention Auction $ 5,856.79 $ 4,500.00 $ 1,356.79

1.30

NDL Registrations and

Fees $ 16,480.35 $ 15,000.00 $ 1,480.35

1.10

Royalties $ 112.75 $ - $ 112.75

0.00

Career Center $ 2,317.05 $ 2,100.00 $ 217.05

1.10

District 1-3 $ 675.00 $ 1,000.00 $ (325.00)

0.68

District 4 $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 $ -

1.00

District 5-7 $ 1,000.00 $ (1,000.00)

0.00

District 8-9 Fiscal $ Year 550.00 July $ 1, 2016-June 1,000.00 30, $ 2017(450.00)

0.55

District 11 $ 1,000.00 $ (1,000.00)

0.00

Year End Report

Interest $ 65.92 $ 100.00 $ (34.08)

0.66

Miscellaneous $ 198.23 Expense $ Statement - $ 198.23

0.00

Total Income $ 99,931.16 Prepared $ 102,068.00 $ (2,136.84)

0.98

Actual Budget Variance Percentage

Office

Rent $ 600.00 $ 600.00 $ -

1.00

Telephone $ 1,882.01 $ 1,800.00 $ (82.01)

1.05

Postage $ 139.13 $ 400.00 $ 260.87

0.35

Other $ 74.12 $ - $ (74.12)

0.00

Maintenance & Repairs $ - $ -

0.00

Printing $ 351.03 $ 1,200.00 $ 848.97

0.29

SD Nurse 150.00 $ $ 50.00

0.00

Web Services 339.87 $ $ 0.13 339.87

Total Office 3,536.16 $ $ 1,003.84

0.78

Fiscal $ Year July 1, 2016-June 200.00 30, 2017

$ Year End Report 340.00

$ 4,540.00

Expense Statement

Prepared

Insurance

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Liability $ Actual 1,118.00 $ Budget 1,118.00 $ Variance - Percentage 1.00

Office


Total Office $ 3,536.16 $ 4,540.00 $ 1,003.84

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Insurance

Liability $ 1,118.00 $ 1,118.00 $ -

1.00

Bonding

Officers and Directors

$ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ -

1.00

Insurance $ 750.00 $ 750.00 $ -

1.00

Total Insurance $ 1,968.00 $ 1,968.00 $ -

1.00

Contracted Services

MWS $ 28,042.92 $ 22,500.00 $ (5,542.92)

1.25

Accounting Fees $ 795.00 $ 795.00

0.00

Bookkeeping/Office

Services $ 1,278.00 $ 1,800.00 $ 522.00

0.71

Sales Tax $ 4,305.61 $ 4,300.00 $ (5.61)

1.00

Association Management $ 36,966.69 $ 36,750.00 $ (216.69)

1.01

Total Contracted

Services $ 70,593.22 $ 66,145.00 $ (4,448.22)

1.07

Travel

ED/Office $ 3,115.46 $ 2,500.00 $ (615.46)

1.25

MA Delegate $ 1,271.44 $ 700.00 $ (571.44)

1.82

Total Travel $ 4,386.90 $ 3,200.00 $ (1,186.90)

1.37

Other Expenses

Annual Convention $ 6,191.67 $ 10,000.00 $ 3,808.33

0.62

Board of Directors $ 200.00 $ 200.00

0.00

Core Issues Task Force $ 200.00 $ 200.00

0.00

District 1-3 $ 49.35 $ 300.00 $ 250.65

0.16

District 4 $ 300.00 $ 300.00

0.00

District 5-7 $ 300.00 $ 300.00

0.00

District 8-9 $ 300.00 $ 300.00

0.00

District 11 $ 300.00 $ 300.00

0.00

District Activities: Student

Nurses Conv. $ 300.00 $ 300.00

0.00

Government Relations $ 200.00 $ 200.00

0.00

Interest and Penalties $ 114.48 $ 50.00 $ (64.48)

2.29

Miscellaneous $ 825.12 $ 1,250.00 $ 424.88

0.66

Nurses Day at the

Legislature $ 9,123.32 $ 9,000.00 $ (123.32)

1.01

Public Relations:

Dues/Sponsorships $ 20.00 $ 150.00 $ 130.00

0.13

Spring Workshop $ 110.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 1,890.00

0.06

C-NET $

-

$ 16,433.94 $ 24,850.00 $ 8,416.06

0.66

TOTAL EXPENSES $ 96,918.22 $ 100,703.00 $ 3,784.78 $ 0.96

Actual Budget

Net Profit (Loss) $ 3,012.94 $ 1,365.00

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Executive Director’s Report

Eric Ollila

SDNA members should be proud of what they accomplished in 2016-2017. District 4 did a great job on the 2016 convention in

Mitchell. The convention was well-received by speakers, attendees, and exhibitors, and also exceeded financial goals. 2017 NDL

followed and was again well-received by all and exceeded financial goals. District 10’s spring workshop had terrific programming

and was again well-received.

I attended two ANA events in 2016-2017, both in Washington D.C. In September 2017 I attended ANA Lobbyist meetings, and in

June 2017 I attended ANA Membership Assembly. SDNA GRC Chair Carrie Clausen Hansen also attended the ANA meeting, and

ANA delegates Margie Washnok and Tom Stenvig attended ANA MA; they all represented the SDNA terrifically.

A synopsis of the administrative work of the SDNA follows:

Executive Director/Office/Bookkeeping: The Association contracts for executive director and other office/bookkeeping services.

These contractual relationships allow the Association to reduce overhead while maintaining the office and day-to-day operations.

The Association is not responsible for office equipment, utilities, maintenance, rent, etc., but is instead benefitting from a sharing

of office resources.

Lobbying/Government Relations: During the 2017 Legislative Session, Midwest Solutions lobbied on behalf of the SDNA.

Legislative updates were emailed to SDNA members weekly to keep members apprised of the legislative issues and the current

status of bills impacting the nursing profession and SDNA members. Additionally, teleconferences were held weekly with the

Government Relations Committee to discuss bills of interest and the current status of each.

Action Alerts were emailed to membership throughout the 2017 Legislative Session. Please take action when you receive these

Action Alerts and please do so within the timeframe set forth in the Action Alert. Bills move quickly through the legislative

process. The Action Alerts are sent with instructions and a timeframe to allow SDNA members to participate in the legislative

process and impact the ultimate disposition of bills.

We work hard to ensure that SDNA’s voice is heard, but legislators need to hear from their constituents about issues important to

the nursing profession – not just during the legislative session, but throughout the year. You will never know what an impact you

can have on the legislative process until you get involved!

We would like to thank the Government Relations Committee and its chair, Carrie Clausen Hansen, along with the SDNA

members, nurses and students that participated in Nurses Day at the Legislature (NDL) or through the Action Alert process. We

appreciate your time, talents and all that you do to engage legislators on SDNA issues. We look forward to the 2018 Legislative

Session and hope to see many of you at NDL!

Communications:

Newsletter: Our quarterly publication is the “South Dakota Nurse,” and we mail it to all nurses who hold a license in South

Dakota. The Association currently contracts with Arthur Davis Publishing.

Website: SDNA’s website can be found at www.sdnursesassociation.org. We continue to update content on a regular basis to reflect

current events and information. Don’t forget that we have a “Calendar of Events” with information on upcoming SDNA activities

and events. And the SDNA should have a new website by Convention, so we’ll have something new to explore.

Facebook: If you’ve not done so, please “like” the SDNA. Our Facebook “friends” continue to grow in number. We currently have

195 likes, an increase of 44 since last Convention. We routinely post event information, surveys, articles, ANA information, etc. It’s

a great way to stay informed. SDNA’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/sdnurses.

Membership: As of August 2017, the Association had 434 members, down 7 members from 2016; a CODA with those numbers

is we actually added dues paying members, while dropping in non-dues-paying members (bookkeeping cleanups). We continue

to reach out to individuals whose memberships are coming up for renewal prior to, at and following the renewal period. The

Association continues to work hard to engage the next generation of nurses.

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We also encourage each of you to recruit one new member a year. Are there colleagues that are not currently members of the

Association that you could recruit? Nurses need to hear from other nurses on the value of membership in SDNA. If you would like

membership applications or other membership material, please contact the office and we would be happy to provide them.

Non-Dues Revenue: Non-dues revenue accounts for much of the Association’s operating budget. The Association has developed

continuing education programs and events that benefit nurses. Event registration is important for both educational and career

development and revenue goals and factors. The Association evaluates these programming on an ongoing basis. The Board and

districts focus on presenting topics that are relevant and interesting to our members and nurses in general.

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District Reports

District 1, 2, & 3

No report submitted

District 4

District 4 is privileged to have two members who hold positions at the SDNA State level. The President of SDNA, Margie Washnok

and Carrie Hansen, a member of governance relations committee. They both keep members abreast of happenings at the State and

National level. We look forward to their reports at each meeting.

A Facebook group was developed this year as a forum to communicate local, state and national newsworthy information regarding

Nursing. Registered Nurses, SDNA members and non-members, within the District 4 where encouraged to give voice to decisions

that impact our profession and community. At this time there are 57 members who have accepted the invitation to join the SDNA

District 4 Facebook group. The Facebook page also is used to inform the group of District 4 meetings, upcoming events and for

professional networking.

The SDNA District 4 members met in a few different locations throughout the year In an effort to attract nurses from a variety of

specialties. The January meeting was hosted by District 4 SDNA member and CNO of Avera St Luke’s Hospital,Cory Geffre.

February meeting was held at the new Mike Miller Elementary School. School Nurses, Jeanette Hahler and Becky Hunter, gave a

tour of the school and discussion was held regarding the health and needs of children in the school district.

A brief meeting was held in March at the Rho Xi Research Day.

The April meeting was held at Presentation College after District 4 hosted a “Welcome to the Profession” luncheon for graduating

nursing students.

There was not a meeting held in the month of May.

The June meeting was hosted at Presentation College. After a delicious potluck meal, the group discussed nominations for awards

which will be given at the SDNA state convention. Margie Washnok gave a tour of the state of the art Avera Simulation Lab.

The month of July was off for summer break.

The annual District 4 fundraiser is held in August. We managed and staffed the First Aid Station at the Brown County Fair, August

14-20. There are thirty-five 2 hour volunteer shifts to cover by two nurses per shift during fair week. Over 100 people were seen

this year for minor first aid care.

Included at each meeting is the recognition of professional nursing achievement such as nurses who have obtained an advanced

degree, certifications, retirements etc. We also remember nurses who recently died. Often times a SDNA member will attend the

funeral, read the Nurses Prayer and present the family with a white rose.

We look forward to the SDNA 2017-2018 year and will continue to invite nurses to join the only professional organization devoted

to the interest of all registered nurses.

Respectfully submitted,

Marlys Volzke RN-C, BSN

District 4 President

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District Reports

District 5-7

No report submitted

Greetings from District 8/9 to the membership.

District 8/9

Our new meeting year begins with celebrating the Holidays at Roberta Olson’s home. There is nothing like a pot-luck to bring out

great food, and desserts! Along with fellowship we do get down to basics and plan out our upcoming year. We try and use the 4th

Tuesday of the month for our meetings. Along with planning comes election of the new officers for the upcoming year:

President - Eileen Bruner-Halverson

VP - Tom Stenvig

Sec - Lois Tschetter

Adm. Assistant - Roberta Olson

Scheduling and Programs - Robin Brown and Heidi Pelzel

These officers, many times, are the people who keep our organization active.

Meetings in 2017 have brought a variety of events, or non-events, such as the January meeting being cancelled due to severe

weather conditions. In February a number of members were able to attend NDL in Pierre, where there was a great turn-out of

legislatures, RN’s, and CNP’s. It was with our help in lobbying those congress men and women that we helped advance the state’s

CNPs.

Hosting our own legislative policy information gathering we met in March with Deb Fisher-Clemens. We had invited her to give

us a detailed explanation of the Obama Care Health Policy, as compared to the recently failed Health Care Policy. This was an

educational opportunity for local legislators, instructors, nurses, and nursing students. A lot of work goes into hosting such an

event, and I would like to thank all of those who made the contacts and set up the meeting.

The April Meeting began with pizza being served to the Nursing Student Association. We wanted to congratulate the graduating

seniors and we talked to the nursing students about the importance of being an active member of their professional nursing

organization after graduation.

We did not hold a May meeting, but the June meeting was quite important with the start of the planning process for the 2018

Annual SDNA convention!! The group also went through the process of nominating members of our District for the prestigious

state awards that are announced at the Annual SDNA Convention.

District members, we will be needing everyone’s help to put on a pleasurable, educational, and financially successful State

Convention in 2018!! Looking forward to meeting more of you personally, as we look for volunteers.

Eileen Bruner-Halverson

Eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu

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District Reports

District 10

District 10 tried a new meeting with a paint and wine experience. Most of the meetings were in preparation for the Spring

Workshop which had great reviews. We took the summer off with everyone being busy in the summer and will resume meetings

September 12 at CJ Callaway meeting at 6 PM for those that want to come. We will review the spring workshop, item to donate for

the convention auction, suggestions for PAC fundraisers, and any other agenda items that may come up.

Julie Dangel, D 10 president

District 11

As everyone knows, District 11 has been busy with the work of hosting the 2017 Annual Convention, “SDNA: The Next 100 Years.”

Before I talk about what is in store during this event, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of District 11 for

all their hard work to make this event take place. When anything was needed, the District 11 members “stepped up to the plate

and got it done.”

One big event at this convention will be a tour of the Mead Building at the South Dakota Human Services Center. This building

has been vacant since the 1980’s and is now being renovated to serve as a museum and to house documents from other agencies

within the Yankton area. The building features a grand staircase as well as many other unique features. Many nurses have told

me that they had a picture taken on that staircase—and we plan to repeat this during our convention of the attendees—so be

prepared to smile! The Dakota Territory Museum staff will serve as tour guides during this novel experience. There are several

interesting points to be seen during this tour! See https://www.meadbuilding.org/ for some great pictures of this Dakota Territory

icon! We also have many speakers and a panel of gubernatorial candidates to provide what promises to be an educational and

inspirational convention! Thanks for coming and enjoy!

Besides the convention, our District members have hosted several educational speakers during local meetings. Representative

Jean Hunhoff, RN, BSN, MSN spoke after the 2017 Legislative Session on the events of the legislative session. Dr. Jean Yockey

gave a very interesting presentation on “Navy Hospital Care at Sea” at our February meeting. The USD Student Nurses presented

a discussion on the “USD Service Project in Guatemala” for our December meeting. Our group also hosted a Fundraiser for

Yankton’s free clinic, the Servant Hearts Clinic in October of 2016 at the local Pizza Ranch. After the completion of the pizza

fundraiser, the Clinical Operations Director for the Servant Hearts Clinic provided an informative discussion about the Clinic for

the District 11 members and several student nurses present. We also saw a presentation about the Mead Building during a local

district meeting so members who have not toured this facility recently (or at all) could provide information about the Convention

tour.

Kathy Jorgensen, RN, MA, MSN

District 11 President

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SDNA Committee Reports

SDNA gives awards in the following areas:

1. Distinguished Service

2. District Nurse of the Year

3. Joy of Nursing

4. The Nurse Educator

5. Nursing Practice

6. Pioneer in Nursing

7. Rookie of the Year

8. SDNA Hall of Fame

Awards Committee

District Nurse of the Year award for each district is chosen by that district. The President of each district must submit the

nominee by August 1. There are specific criteria for each one which can be found on the SDNA website, www.sdnurses.org. Each

nominee must be a SDNA member. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize fellow nurses who are doing an outstanding

job in their jobs and communities. Nominators must provide narrative statements describing the nominee’s compliance with

established criteria for the awards. The Awards Committee considers all nominations and informs the SDNA Board of Directors of

the award recipients. Award recipients are invited to attend the SDNA Convention for presentation of awards. If an award recipient

cannot be present, the presentation is made in absentia.

Becky McDugle, RN, MSN, CCNS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC

Education Committee Annual Report 2017

SDNA is an approved provider of continuing education. We continue to work hard to provide registered nurses across SD the

opportunities for continuing education at events such as Nurses Day at the Legislature, Spring Workshop and Annual Convention.

The Education Committee is always open to ideas for future learning. Be sure to complete your post-educational evaluations or

contact the SDNA office with your suggestions.

I will be stepping down from my role as Primary Nurse Planner this year. If you are interested in the PNP role, the following

requirements must be met.

1. The person is a member who actively practices in academia and/or continuing education and who has a baccalaureate

or higher degree in nursing.

2. They are Board-appointed to chair the committee for a 4 year term. The PNP may be re-appointed for an unlimited

number of terms.

3. The PNP is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of continuing education activities

and to provide oversight and guidance in managing the SDNA Approved Provider Unit.

4. They provide assurance that the ANCC Commission on Accreditation standards and guidelines are utilized in planning

continuing education activities for nurses and serve as a resource for Districts, Members, and others on CNE activities

and issues.

5. The PNP will identify and guide the members of the planning committee to do the following: develop educational

objectives, ensure quality of the educational event including appropriate presenters, and resolve any conflicts of interests.

6. The PNP is the chair of the continuing educations committee and must remain current on CNE criteria and help guide

the committee to determine structural capacity, educational design, and quality outcomes for the provider unit based

upon evaluation of the SDNA Needs Assessment data.

If you are interested in the PNP position, contact Eric at the SDNA office or Rebecca McDugle for more information.

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Government Relations

The Government Relations Committee uses the SDNA Health Policy Agenda to guide decisions regarding support or opposition

of legislation. We met weekly via phone conference during the 2017 Legislative Session to review Bills and determine SDNA’s

position on them. We followed approximately 30 bills that had potential to impact nurses, and/or nursing practice and/or the

health of SD citizens. The status of these Bills was shared with all SDNA members through weekly Legislative Updates.

Communication about the need for Legislator contact was sent via email when specific Bills were scheduled for Committee

Hearing or to be discussed on the House or Senate floor. Talking points that supported the SDNA position were developed and

shared with SDNA members to assist in their lobbying efforts.

This year, one bill in particular received SDNA support, both as it was developed and during its journey through the Legislative

process. This bill, to update the Nurse Practice Act with regards to Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, was developed

through collaboration with several groups and the South Dakota Board of Nursing. It was an incredible time when ‘The House

of Nursing’ came together to update the language in the SD Statutes. I want to thank our Nurse Legislators, which also happen

to be SDNA members, and other nurse leaders and members who were a vital part of this work. Many worked diligently lobbying

legislators and providing information to the legislators, other professional colleagues, the public and other lobbyists to clarify the

intent, purpose and impact of this bill and on behalf of the GRC and SDNA, Thank You!

The GRC also planned NDL. This annual event is important to develop and maintain relationships with our Legislators and

educate them about health care issues and express our appreciation for their work. This activity also serves as a platform to

educate nurses and nursing students about the policy making process and the critical role that nurses play. In addition, we have

been able to hear an update from the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Department of Social Services. We appreciate

these partners in health care providing annual updates to the attendees at NDL.

Each District in SDNA is asked to elect at least one member to serve on the GRC. At this time we have some areas of the state

without representation. Please consider this opportunity to assist us. We would love to have you work with us.

I want to thank the members of the GRC for their commitment to the policy making process and assuring that our Legislators are

informed about nursing issues and how health care policy impacts South Dakota citizens. I especially want to acknowledge and

thank Eric Ollila, our Executive Director, Brittany Novotny and Jennifer Stalley who served as Lobbyists and provided updates to

us. We appreciate their expertise in policy making and lobbying. The GRC would not be able to accomplish all we do without their

guidance and expertise.

At this writing, Eric and I are getting ready to attend the ANA Lobbyist Meeting in Washington D.C. We are excited to bring back

information to share with you at convention.

No matter what your perception of politics, all nurses have a responsibility to be informed and active regarding policy that impacts

our practice and the health of citizens we care for. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as GRC Chair and look forward to the next

Legislative Session.

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Linda Burdette, Chair

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SDNA Committee Reports

Nominations Committee Report

SDNA members were notified via e-mail and the South Dakota Nurse in the spring about leadership opportunities available for

election in 2017. Members were invited to submit nomination materials. The committee met in July via conference calls to share

information on interested nominees, fill in the open positions and finalize the ballot. Thanks go to Nominations Committee

members Teri Egan, Lois Tschetter, Darcy Sherman Justice and SDNA Executive Director, Eric Ollila for constructing the ballot.

Paula Goddard resigned from the committee in July, 2017.

2017 SDNA Ballot:

President:

Margie Washnok (D-4)

Vice President:

Nancy Fahrenwald (D8-9)

Treasurer: Christina Plemmons (D- )

Nominations Committee: Alham Abuatiq (D8-9)

Sandra Welling (D-4)

Vicky Buhr (D-10)

Linda Burdette will rotate off the Nominations Committee. Teri Egan, Lois Tschetter, Darcy Sherman Justice and the two newly

elected members will serve in 2018. Thanks to each of you for your service in this capacity to SDNA.

Linda Burdette, Chair

SDNA Nominations Committee

Nurses’ Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Update

As members of the most trusted profession in the United States, nurses can wield much political influence. I would encourage

each of you to reach out to a member of Congress for any of an abundance of issues, including insurance reform, Medicare

reimbursement, as well as other health care related issues.

The bedside nurse providing direct care sees the impact of health care policies on their patients and how it affects the ability to

provide care. Nurses see how rules, regulations and laws impact the providers, as well as the facilities and the organizations that

employ nurses.

The impact we have to lead change right now is immense and will play a critical role in the changing health care landscape.

The best place to meet members of Congress is on their home turf. Seek out opportunities to visit with them, be at events, set up

an appointment or invite them to an SDNA event.

Seek out and learn the positions of both SDNA and ANA on the issues. Check out the websites for information: SDNA’s website is

www.sdnursesassociation.org and ANA’s is www.nursingworld.org.

Nurses can influence policy at any level, whether it is at the bedside, the boardroom or in their communities. I believe that nurses

have the obligation to serve the health of our society, and we need to know about the issues and the regulatory agencies that

oversee our professions and make sure that we are advocating in a responsible and responsive way.

Thanks for being a member of SDNA. You are a valuable member of the largest nurse advocacy group in South Dakota.

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SDNA Political Action Committee

The current balance of PAC is $239.92. We are planning new fund raising efforts for Convention.

Thank you to all those who support SDNA PAC.

Respectfully submitted,

Julie Dangel

PAC Chair

Core Issues Task Force

Marie Cissell, chair

The Core Issue Task Force focus for the year was “Healthy Nurses, Healthy Nation. TM ” The Grand Challenge Model seeks to: engage

nurses, improve nurses’ health and create a healthy nurse population.

During the past year, two members joined the task force, Kristi Riggs and Rochelle Reider. The task force presented the grand

challenge information at the District 10 SDNA sponsored event “Healthy Nurses, Healthy Populations, and Healthy Work

Environments” held in Sioux Falls in July. At this event, ideas for healthy living was collected and will be shared in the coming

months. The task force has submitted healthy nurses ideas to the newsletter and to the Facebook page.

SDNA has joined the Grand Challenge Campaign at the “Friend” level. At this level of membership, the taskforce will be sharing

information with SDNA members and other interested nurses about aspects of the challenge and will seek ways to encourage

nurses to join the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge as individual members.

You can follow the ANA social media campaigns, #FitNurseFriday and #healthynurse on Facebook and Twitter and join the

challenge at http://www.healthynursehealthynation.org/

2017 Annual Report

Tom Stenvig, RN, SDNF President

South Dakota Nurses Foundation

The South Dakota Nurses Foundation (SDNF) was established in 1999 as a charitable organization affiliated with SDNA to advance

philanthropic purposes of interest to South Dakota nurses and the health care community.

SDNF continues in its partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and maintains a separate donor

advised fund within SDCF, called the South Dakota Nurses Foundation Fund. This arrangement allows accumulated contributions

to achieve a superior rate of investment return while allowing potential donors to take advantage of SDCF’s tax exempt IRS status.

SDNF continues to grow as an important resource for the nursing community in South Dakota. Total SDNF assets in five

permanent endowments at SDCF now exceed $138,000 (an increase of over $20,000 since a year ago) and continue to grow.

Given the great need to increase nursing resources in the state and region, SDNF’s priorities continue to focus on nursing

education scholarships. In the fall of 2017, up to five scholarships will be awarded:

Scholarship Type Amount Number

SDNF Scholarship $1,000 2

Rita H. Walsh Scholarship $1,000 1

Marianne M. Stenvig Scholarship $1,000 1

Dr. Carl and Leona Stadler Scholarship $500 1

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We thank all donors who have helped make this possible. Continued asset growth will allow SDNF to award additional

scholarships in 2017, and to consider other program areas in addition to scholarships. The SDNF board feels this action gives

credence to our charitable mission and lends tangible evidence to justify how contributions to SDNF can make a difference.

Current activities include continuing sales of limited edition prints and notecards depicting SDNF’s purposes to support research,

education, and practice. Prints and notecards of the artwork will again be available for purchase at this year’s convention. A

fundraising campaign targeting prior and new donors is also planned for the fall and also to celebrate SDNF’s 20 th anniversary in

2019. Contact any member of the SDNF Board of Directors to make a donation, to recommend other donors, or for additional

information.

The SDNF board wishes to thank board members Mary Brendtro, Mary Edelen, Deb Fischer Clemens, Claire May, Eric Ollila (ex

officio), Carol Peterson, Christina Plemmons, Tom Stenvig, Carman Timmerman, and Margie Washnok for their service.

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Gloria Damgaard, RN; MS, Executive Director

Happy 100 Birthday, SDNA! 2016-2017 are important years for nursing in South Dakota. The Board of Nursing celebrates its

100 th Birthday in 2017. The South Dakota State Nurses’ Association of Graduate Nurses in 1916 developed a nurse practice act

and introduced a bill in the SD Legislature in 1917. The bill was signed into law by then Governor Peter Norbeck on January 24,

1917. The South Dakota State Nurse’s Examining Board was born. Appointments to the Board followed and Elizabeth Dryborough

of Rapid City, Johanna Hegdahl of Redfied, Clar Ingvaldson of Flandreau and Dr. Park Jenkins of Waubay constituted the first

members. The Board held its first organizational meeting in Pierre on July 20, 1917, and the registration of nurses began on

August 1, 1917. We are planning to celebrate these historic events. We will keep you informed of the plans.

Board Membership

The Board of Nursing is an eleven member Board. All appointments to the Board are made by the Governor of South Dakota.

The composition of the Board includes seven RN members, two LPN members and two public members. The seven RN members

include representation from RN and LPN Nursing Education, Advanced Practice Registered Nursing and nursing practice. All

members are current in their appointments. The term of office for Board members is three years with the opportunity to serve

three consecutive terms. Terms expire on October 30 of the third year of appointment. In 2016, we will have two RN and one

public member position open.

The composition of the Board of Nursing changed on July 1, 2016; one of the three LPN positions was changed to an RN position.

Carla Borchardt, RN was appointed to this new position. Other members of the Board include the officers: President Kris

Possehl, RN; Vice-President Nancy Nelson RN, Secretary Mary Schmidt, LPN. Other members include: June Larson, RN; Darlene

Bergeleen, RN; Deborah Letcher, RN; Robin PetersonLund, CNP; Sharon Neuharth, LPN; Rebekah Cradduck, Public Member and

Betty Oldenkamp, Public Member.

Board Staff

The Board of Nursing employs nine full time staff members to conduct the business of the Board. Gloria Damgaard, RN, MS,

serves as the Executive Director. She was appointed to this position in 2002. She also serves nationally as a member of the Nurse

Licensure Compact Administrators organization and was elected in August 2016 to serve as Treasurer for the National Council

of State Boards of Nursing’s Board of Directors. Linda Young, RN, MS is the Director of the SD Center for Nursing Workforce

and also serves as the nursing practice specialist for both basic and advanced practice. Linda has been employed by the Board of

Nursing since 2004. She is a co-lead for the RWJ/MRP Regional Action Coalition. Francie Miller, RN joined the Board staff as the

Director of Licensure Enforcement in March of 2014. Stephanie Orth RN, MS joined our staff in 2011 as the Nursing Education

Specialist. Stephanie works out of the West River office located in Spearfish, SD. She has assisted the board in developing a

presence in the west river area of our state. Our non-nursing staff includes: Robert Garrigan, Business Manager; Erin Matthies,

Licensure Operations manager, Ashley Kroger and Jill Vanderbush, Program Assistants and Abbey Bruner, Senior Secretary.

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Licensure Operations

The total number of actively licensed RNs and LPNs in the state is 20,205. The licensure staff processed 2,371 new licenses in FY

2016 and renewed 9,220 existing licenses. Approximately 99% of all renewals are processed on-line. In 2016 we implemented a

registry for medication aides and unlicensed diabetes aides. There are 5,298 medication aides registered to date and 27 unlicensed

diabetes aides.

Legislative Efforts

The Board of Nursing had a successful year in the 2016 legislature. SB 29, an act to update the nurse practice act and to adopt a

new Interstate Licensure Compact was adopted and signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard and became effective on July

1, 2016. This legislation was a comprehensive update to the nurse practice act in our state. The enactment of the enhanced Nurse

Licensure Compact positioned South Dakota as the first state in the country to adopt the revised nurse licensure compact.

The new compact becomes effective on the earlier date of when 26 states have joined or December 31, 2018. A total of 10 states

enacted the enhanced compact in 2016. Another 23 states are planning to introduce the legislation in 2017. We wish to express

our thanks to the SDNA for your formal support of this legislation. The Board will keep you informed of the implementation

process for the new compact.

The Joint Board of Nursing and Medical and Osteopathic Examiners recently approved amendments to the administrative rules

related to CNP and CNM collaboration requirements. The changes were adopted following a public hearing on September 8, 2016.

The requirement that collaboration had to occur no less than twice each month unless established in the collaborative agreement

that one of the twice monthly meetings may be held by telecommunication and that one of the twice monthly meetings had to

be by direct personal contact was repealed. The requirement that collaboration must be by direct personal contact was retained.

The definition of direct personal contact was changed to add electronic communication as a means for direct personal contact.

The rule that required physicians to be on site every 90 days was repealed in its entirety. The Interim Rules Review Committee

gave the final approval for the rule amendments on September 26, 2016. They have been filed with the Secretary of State and will

become effective by November 1, 2016. Once again the Board would like to thank SDNA for your formal support of these rules.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide this report to the membership of SDNA. We are most appreciative of the collaborative

and collegial relationship that the Board of Nursing has with our professional nursing organization.

Respectfully,

Gloria Damgaard, Executive Director

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South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce

The South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce (CNW), initially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was established

in 1996 as the SD Colleagues in Caring Project. At the completion of the grant in 2002, state legislation was enacted in the Nurse

Practice Act. This legislation, SDCL 36-9-95 and 36-9-96, created the CNW and a funding source. The South Dakota Board of

Nursing is the lead agency for the CNW. The mission of the CNW is to design a nursing workforce prepared to partner with South

Dakota citizens to meet their changing health needs. Members of the CNW Governance Council provide guidance and strategic

direction for the CNW.

South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce Governance Council Members:

Diana Berkland, PhD, CNS, RN

Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, Regional Area

Linda Burdette, PhD, RN

SDSU College of Nursing, Aberdeen

Jessica Cherenegar, DNP, RN

USF School of Nursing, Sioux Falls

Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE

Executive Director, SD Board of Nursing, Sioux Falls

Barbara Hobbs, PhD, RN, NEA, BC

SDSU College of Nursing, Rapid City

Josie Petersen, Office of Rural Health, DOH SD Department of Health, Office of Rural Health, Pierre

Darcy Sherman Justice, MS, RN, NE, BC Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls

Senator Deb Soholt, MS, RN

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls

Kayleen Werner, LPN

Brown Clinic, Watertown

Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, BC

Director CNW, Nursing Program Specialist, SD Board of Nursing, Sioux Falls

The following strategic initiatives were developed by the Governance Council to assure that the state of South Dakota has the

nursing resources necessary to meet the health care needs of its citizens:

• Dialog on issues related to a culture of safety for all aspects of nursing practice, including: supporting culture of civility

in the workplace to promote nurses and patient safety; promoting strategies to decrease nursing fatigue in the work

place; and supporting engagement in nursing learning opportunities to maintain a competent nursing workforce.

• Collect, analyze and leverage nursing workforce supply and demand data for the purposes of designing a nursing

workforce to meet South Dakota’s citizens changing health needs.

• Build leadership capacity of the nursing workforce, including: supporting leadership development for nurses at all

levels; and supporting the national action coalition goals and objectives relating to workforce development to meet

recommendations in the IOM’s Future of Nursing report.

• Be a catalyst for public policy development that affects the health of the public.

Activities and accomplishments supporting achievement of strategic initiates:

• Maintain database on the supply, demand, and need for nurses in the state.

• Present on topics relevant to the workforce and publish workforce related articles and reports; including the biennial

workforce supply reports: South Dakota Nursing Workforce Supply and Employment Characteristics: 2017 report.

Available on the Center for Nursing’s website at http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/RandP.aspx.

• Maintain website, http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/SDcenter.aspx, to provide nurses and employers with current data on

supply and demand for nurses.

• Offered a Nursing Leadership Academy, January 2016 through May 2017, in partnership with EmBe; 17 nurses

participated and graduated. The goal of the academy is to facilitate the development of emerging nursing leaders by

utilizing the experiences and skills of established nurses and community leaders to extend a hand-up to those nurses who

follow. A similar program will be held in Rapid City that will begin September 2017.

• Financially supported educational opportunities offered by external nursing groups that supported the mission of CNW.

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SOUTH DAKOTA NURSES ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

PO Box 1015, Pierre, SD 57501

P: 605.945.4265 | F: 888.600.1232 | E: contactus@sdnurses.org

*LAST NAME / FIRST NAME / MIDDLE INITIAL

CREDENTIALS

*STREET OR PO BOX # BASIC SCHOOL OF NURSING HOME PHONE/

*CITY / STATE / ZIP GRADUATION: MONTH / YEAR WORK PHONE/1JH21

EMPLOYER NAME *R. N. LICENSE # FAX/

EMPLOYER ADDRESS / CITY / STATE / ZIP

E-MAIL

TITLE / POSITION MAJOR CLINICAL, PRACTICE, OR TEACHING AREA RECRUITED BY






FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP

RN employed full or part time

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

PLEASE CHECK ONE

REDUCED TO 75% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (STUDENT)

RN enrolled in baccalaureate, masters or doctoral program, at least nine (9) credit hours per calendar year

REDUCED TO 50% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (NEW GRADS GET A 2-YEAR RATE)

RN who is unemployed

- OR - over 62 years of age & earning less than maximum allowed receiving Social Security benefits

- OR - enrolled in baccalaureate, masters or doctoral program, at least 20 credit hours per year

- OR - RN FIRST YEAR, WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION (RECEIVES RATE FOR 2 YEARS)

REDUCED TO 25% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (RETIRED)

RN who is over 62 years of age and unemployed

- OR - who is totally disabled

SDNA ONLY MEMBERSHIP

RN employed full or part time

According to Federal tax law, you may claim 50% of your annual SDNA/ANA dues as a tax deduction. The other 50% are used in

lobbying activities and are not tax deductible.

MEMBERSHIP TYPE MONTHLY (EDPP) ANNUAL

FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $ 23.59 $277.00

STUDENT ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $ 17.82 $207.75

NEW GRADS ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $ 12.04 $138.50

RETIRED ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $ 6.27 $69.25

SDNA ONLY MEMBERSHIP $16.04 $186.50


FULL ANNUAL PAYMENT BY CHECK

PAYMENT OPTIONS

PAY BY ELECTRONIC DUES PAYMENT PLAN (EDPP)

Read, sign the authorization, and enclose a check for the first month’s payment (amount shown in bold above); one-twelfth

(1/12) of your annual dues will be withdrawn from that checking account monthly, in addition to an annual $6.00 (50¢ per month)

service fee (total is amount above).

AUTHORIZATION: This authorizes ANA to withdraw 1/12 of my annual dues and any additional service fees from the checking

account designated by the enclosed check for the first month’s payment. ANA is authorized to change the amount by giving the

undersigned 30 days written notice. The undersigned may cancel this authorization upon receipt by ANA of written confirmation

of termination 20 days prior to the deduction date as designated above. ANA will charge a $5.00 fee for return drafts.

SIGNATURE FOR EDPP AUTHORIZATION:

PAY BY CREDIT CARD

____ Full annual payment—automatic annual credit card payment (automatic renewal)

____ Monthly payment from credit card

____ Full annual payment---one year only

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Visa/MasterCard _______ Expiration date

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South Dakota Nurses Association Bylaws

Article I

Name, Purposes, Functions

Section 1. Name

a. The name of this association shall be the South Dakota Nurses Association, hereinafter referred to as SDNA.

b. SDNA shall be a constituent association of the American Nurses Association, hereinafter referred to as ANA.

Section 2. Purposes

a. The purposes of SDNA shall be to:

1. Work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care services for all people;

2. Foster high standards of nursing; and

3. Stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and advance their economic

and general welfare.

b. These purposes shall not be restricted by considerations of age, color, creed, disability, lifestyle, nationality, race,

religion, gender, sexual orientation or health status.

Section 3. Functions

The functions of SDNA shall be to:

a. Promote standards of nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing services as defined by ANA;

b. Adhere to a code of ethical conduct for nurses as defined by ANA;

c. Represent and speak for the nursing profession in South Dakota;

d. Initiate and influence legislation for the purpose of improving health and promoting the profession;

e. Promote and protect the economic and general welfare of nurses;

f. Promote collaborative relationships with other groups in South Dakota that affect health care;

g. Serve as the central agency in South Dakota for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information

relevant to the nursing profession;

h. Maintain communication with Members through official publications;

i. Provide for representation in the ANA Membership Assembly.

Section 1. Definition

The Membership shall be the governing body of SDNA.

Article II

Membership

Section 2. Composition

The Membership shall be composed of individuals who meet qualifications set forth in these Bylaws and shall not be

restricted from Membership by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, gender,

sexual orientation, or health status.

Section 3. Qualifications

An individual who is qualified for Membership is one:

a. Who has been granted a license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one state, territory, possession, or the

District of Columbia of the United States and who does not have a license under suspension or revocation in any

state;

b. Whose application for Membership in SDNA has been accepted in accordance with Association policy;

c. Whose dues to SDNA are not delinquent;

d. Whose Membership is not under revocation for violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA Bylaws,

or these Bylaws; and

e. Whose obligation is to abide by the SDNA and ANA Bylaws and Code of Ethics for Nurses.

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Section 4. Membership Authority

In accordance with these Bylaws and relevant sections of the ANA Bylaws, the Membership shall have the authority to:

a. Establish the SDNA Bylaws, dues, priorities, and policy agenda;

b. Adopt a code of ethics and assure development and promulgation of nursing standards; and

c. Delegate authority and define accountability for the implementation of SDNA priorities and policy agenda terms.

Section 5. Types of Membership

a. SDNA/ANA Member: Members whose participation is sanctioned in accordance with established business

arrangements between SDNA and ANA, and allows member entitlement, representation, and full participation in

ANA at the national level as specified in these bylaws.

b. SDNA-Only Member: Members for whom membership is limited to SDNA only, and does not allow member

entitlement, representation, or participation in ANA at the national level as specified in these bylaws.

Section 6. Member Rights

a. SDNA/ANA Members. In accordance with these Bylaws and relevant sections of the ANA Bylaws, SDNA/ANA

Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, with exception of the President and Vice-

President, the SDNA Nominations Committee, the SDNA Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly, one

SDNA District Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task Force Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

4. Participate in SDNA state and District meetings, attend the ANA Membership Assembly, and participate in

or attend other unrestricted SDNA or ANA events and activities;

5. Receive a Membership card and SDNA and ANA communications and publications;

6. Seek election or appointment to any SDNA or ANA position for which the Member is qualified;

7. Attend the Congress of the International Council of Nurses;

8. Transfer Membership from another ANA constituent entity to SDNA without incurring additional dues

payments within that Membership year;

9. Other rights (grievance and appeal) as provided under common parliamentary and statutory laws.

b. SDNA-Only Members. In accordance with these Bylaws, SDNA-Only Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, the SDNA Nominations Committee, one SDNA

District Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task Force Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

4. Participate in SDNA state and District meetings, and participate in or attend other unrestricted SDNA

events and activities;

5. Receive a Membership card and SDNA communications and publications;

6. Seek election or appointment to any SDNA position for which the Member is qualified;

7. Other rights (grievance and appeal) as provided under common parliamentary and statutory laws.

Section 7. Annual Meeting

a. SDNA Membership shall convene annually at a time and place to be determined by the SDNA Board of Directors;

b. Notice of the annual meeting shall be published and delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to the

date of the meeting;

c. The order of business of each annual meeting shall include:

1. Call to Order

2. Address of the President

3. Report of Officers

4. Report of Standing Committees

5. Report of Districts

6. Report of Core Issues Task Force

7. Other Business

8. Announcement of Election Results

9. Adjournment

d. Voting at the annual meeting shall be limited to those Members who are present.

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Section 8. Special Meetings

a. A special meeting of the Membership may be called by two-thirds vote of the SDNA Board of Directors or upon

written request from twenty-five SDNA Members;

b. Notice of special meetings, the agenda, and the proposed rules for conducting business shall be published and

delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to the meeting.

Section 9. Disciplinary Action

a. Members shall be subject to censure or expulsion for violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA

Bylaws, or these Bylaws. No disciplinary action shall be taken against a Member until such Member shall

have been served with written, specific charges, given a reasonable time to prepare a defense, and afforded an

opportunity for a full and fair hearing;

b. Disciplinary action taken by another ANA Constituent Member against one of its individual Members shall be

given full recognition and enforcement by SDNA provided that such action was taken in accordance with the

disciplinary Constituent Member’s Bylaws and disciplinary procedures. If there is no provision for an appeal

within the constituent association, the Member may, within ninety days after notification of such action, request

the SDNA Board of Directors to review any question of law or procedure involved therein;

c. Members expelled under provisions of this section shall be eligible for reinstatement upon application approved

by a two-thirds vote of the Board.

Article III

Dues

Section 1. Amount of Dues

Amount and categories of dues shall be established by the Membership at its annual meeting. The amount for SDNA/

ANA Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual Membership in SDNA and in ANA, and one SDNA District. The

amount for SDNA-Only Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual Membership in SDNA and one SDNA District,

and comply with established business arrangements between SDNA and ANA for any contribution to ANA. Any change in

the present rate of assessment paid by SDNA to ANA shall be automatically incorporated into the annual dues paid by each

member.

Section 2. Change of Dues

a. Dues may be changed without prior notice by a three-fourths majority of SDNA Members registered and voting at

the annual meeting. Voting may occur by voice, show of hands, or secret ballot at the discretion of the Members.

Proposed dues changes that are published and delivered to the Members at least six weeks prior to the annual

meeting may be voted on and passed or rejected by a simple majority of the Members who are present and voting;

b. No dues shall be refunded or additional dues collected when a change in dues or in dues category is made within

a Membership year.

Section 3. Payment

SDNA shall pay dues owed ANA in accordance with policy adopted by the ANA Membership Assembly.

Article IV

Board of Directors

Section 1. Definition

The Board of Directors, herein referred to as the Board, is the corporate body of SDNA.

Section 2. Composition

a. The Board shall consist of elected officers and directors elected as representatives of SDNA Districts;

b. There shall be five elected officers: a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Chair of the

Government Relations Committee;

c. There shall be one director elected as a representative of each SDNA District identified in Article VI.

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d. There shall be one director position elected as Core Issues Task Force Chair.

e. he immediate past president shall serve for one year as an ex-officio member with voice but not vote.

Section 3. Qualifications

a. Members of the Board shall be qualified Members of SDNA throughout the term of office, except for the President

and Vice President who must be SDNA/ANA Members in good standing throughout the term of office.

b. No Board Member shall serve concurrently as officer or director of another organization if that service can be

expected to result in a conflict of interest with SDNA.

Section 4. Authority and Accountability

a. The Board shall have authority delegated to it by the Membership, including the duty and power of acting

for the Membership in intervals between annual meetings;

b. The Board shall report and be accountable to the SDNA Membership.

Section 5. Responsibilities

The Board shall:

a. Develop plans and undertake activities necessary to achieve the priorities and policy agenda established

by the Membership;

b. Develop and implement SDNA policy;

c. Manage SDNA finances;

d. Promote SDNA policy agenda and advocate economic and professional ideals;

e. Direct the management of SDNA’s office and operations;

f. Promote SDNA’s public identity and provide information and education designed to foster nursing

professionalism;

g. Maintain SDNA Bylaws, submitting recommendations for changes to the Membership in accordance

with provisions for amendments contained herein;

h. Assume such other duties as may be described elsewhere in these Bylaws or as may be delegated to it

by the Membership.

Section 6. Terms of Office

a. Officers and Directors shall be elected for two-year terms of office:

1. Ten of these: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, District Board Positions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11 and Core Issue

Task Force Chair shall be elected in odd-numbered years;

2. Seven of these: Secretary, Government Relations Chair, District Board Positions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 shall be

elected in even-numbered years;

b. No Officer or Director shall serve on the Board more than eight consecutive years, i.e. four two year terms. An

Officer or Director who has served twelve months or more shall be considered to have served a full term.

c. Term of office shall expire upon announcement of a successor to the office.

Section 7. Meetings

a. The Board shall meet quarterly at such times and places to be determined by action of the Board;

b. Business requiring action by the Board may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action shall be subject

to ratification at the next regular Board meeting;

c. A special meeting of the Board may be called by the President or upon written request of five Board Members;

d. Notice of any special meeting and of the meeting’s purpose shall be delivered to Members of the Board at least

five days prior to the date of the meeting;

e. Members of SDNA may observe any meeting or portion of meeting of the Board except those meetings or portions

of meetings called for the purposes of considering personnel or legal matters.

Section 8. Quorum

A majority of the Members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any Board meeting.

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Section 9. Vacancies

a. In the course of a twelve-month period, in the event a Board Member has two unexcused absences from regular

Board meetings or three absences, excused or otherwise, the Board shall declare a vacancy in that position and so

notify the Member;

b. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice President shall become President for the unexpired term;

c. In the event of a vacancy of another officer position, the Board shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the

unexpired term.

d. In the event of a vacancy in a District Director position, the Board shall fill the vacancy by appointment with a

Member from the respective District for the unexpired term.

Article V

Officers of the Board

Section 1. Officers

Officers of the SDNA Board shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the Chair of the Government

Relations Committee.

Section 2. Nominations and Election of Officers

SDNA Officers shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Article XI.

Section 3. General Duties

SDNA Officers shall perform the duties customary to the position held and such duties as are otherwise described in the Bylaws

or as are assigned by the Board.

Section 4. Duties of the President

a. The President shall:

1. Serve as the official representative of SDNA and as its spokesperson on matters of policy and positions;

2. Preside over meetings of Membership, the Board, and the Executive Committee;

3. Serve as ex-officio Member of all SDNA committees, except Nominations Committee;

4. Direct the activity and supervise performance of SDNA’s Chief Executive Officer;

b. The President may delegate duties to another Board Member as necessary and appropriate.

Section 5. Duties of the Vice President

The Vice President shall:

a. Assume the duties of the President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President;

b. Succeed to the office of President for the unexpired term if the office of President is vacant;

c Assume other duties as assigned.

Section 6. Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall:

a. Record the minutes for and ensure the maintenance of records for the annual meeting and

other meetings of the Board. Minutes will be available to the Membership;

b. Conduct the general correspondence of the Board;

c. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

d. Ensure delivery of notice of election and appointment to SDNA Members and ANA;

e. Ensure delivery of Articles of Incorporation and of Bylaws to ANA;

f. Ensure preservation of all SDNA papers, letters, and transactions;

g. Ensure safekeeping of the corporate seal;

h. Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of the Membership.

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Section 7. Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

a. Monitor SDNA’s fiscal and financial affairs;

b. Provide reports of SDNA’s financial status to the Membership, the Board, and the Executive Committee;

c. Provide for the receipt, deposit, and disbursement of all SDNA funds;

d. Ensure sound, accurate, timely management of SDNA books, accounts, and record-keeping

procedures, processes, and systems;

e. Ensure compliance with applicable ANA, governmental, and grant financial management and

reporting requirements.

Section 8. Duties of the Chair of the Government Relations Committee

The Chair of the Government Relations Committee shall:

a. Preside over meetings of the Government Relations Committee;

b. Monitor state legislative activities to align with SDNA Health Policy Agenda;

c. Report the status of events, plans, and activities of the Government Relations Committee to the Membership, the

Board, and the Executive Committee;

d. Coordinate an annual Nurses Day at the Legislature;

e. Collaborate with SDNA lobbyist to maintain a state legislative response network.

Section 9. Surrender of Property

a. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall surrender to their successors all SDNA records and property in their

possession within thirty days of the expiration of their terms of office.

b. With the exception of the Secretary and of the Treasurer, Officers shall surrender to their successors all SDNA

records and property in their possession upon expiration of their terms of office.

Article VI

Districts and District Leadership

Section 1. Definition

Each SDNA Member shall be assigned to one of eleven organizational SDNA entities, herein referred to as Districts.

Section 2. Composition

a. Districts shall be composed of SDNA Members who reside within the eleven largest population areas know as:

1) Deadwood/Lead/Sturgis/Spearfish/Belle Fourche

2) Rapid City

3) Hot Springs/Custer/Pine Ridge

4) Aberdeen

5) Huron

6) Pierre

7) Mitchell

8) Watertown

9) Brookings

10) Sioux Falls

11) Yankton/Vermillion

b. District boundaries shall be clearly defined by county and recorded by the Board. District boundaries may be

changed by a two-thirds vote of the Board;

c. Members who wish to belong to a District other than the one in which they reside shall so notify the SDNA office.

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Section 3. Rights and Responsibilities

As entities of SDNA, Districts shall:

a. Be responsible for advancing the purposes of SDNA, particularly those issues related to nursing ethics and

economic and general welfare;

b. With the consent of the Board, establish such District committees as necessary to the advancement of these

purposes;

c. A separate dues structure will not be established by the Districts. All monies are kept centrally with the SDNA

Treasurer. The Districts may request money for special projects from the SDNA Treasurer/Executive Director. All

proceeds from SDNA functions—workshops, convention, and District or State fundraisers are deposited in the

SDNA central account.

d. Abide by provisions as established in SDNA Bylaws.

Section 4. Functions of the Districts

The functions of the Districts shall be to:

a. Serve as a conduit between the SDNA Membership and the Board;

b. Promote SDNA Member recruitment and development and participation in SDNA and ANA activities which

include, but are not limited to, professional advocacy, professional recognition, and the work of standing

committees;

c. Assist in the development of SDNA positions and position statements;

d. Recommend areas of policy development to the Board;

e. Support implementation of SDNA priorities;

f. Assist in the development of SDNA plans of action; and

g. Host the SDNA annual meeting.

Section 5. District Leadership and Leadership Duties

a. Each District shall be led by an elected leadership team whose Members will work collaboratively to develop and

implement District action plans and otherwise fulfill District responsibilities and functions;

b. District leadership teams shall consist of six SDNA Members, if possible, who shall be:

1. President;

2. Vice President/Program Chair;

3. Secretary;

4. GRC Committee Representative(s);

5. Membership Chair and Representative to State Committee;

6. Nominations Committee Leader

Section 6. District Elections

a. Elections for District officers and representatives shall be conducted following procedures established for the

SDNA elections, but shall be focused at the District level.

b. Elections should be conducted during the first month after the close of the SDNA convention (i.e. in November of

each year).

c. The President and Secretary of odd numbered Districts are elected in odd years; even numbered Districts are

elected in even years.

d. The Vice President of odd numbered Districts is elected in even years; The Vice President of even numbered

Districts is elected in odd years.

e The Membership Chair/Representative, Government Relations Committee Representative, and Nominations

Committee Leader are elected every two years (even years for Membership and GRC; odd years for Nominations).

These elected officials serve two-year terms, and are eligible for re-election for a maximum of four years, or two

terms.

Section 7. Duties of the District Officers

a. The District President shall:

1. Serve as the official representative of the District on the SDNA Board and as its spokesperson on matters of

policy and positions;

2. Preside over meetings of Membership, the Leadership Team, and the District Officers (Vice President,

Secretary, & Government Relations Representative);

3. Serve as ex-officio Member of all District committees, except Nominations Committee;

4. The President may delegate duties to another District Leadership Team Member as necessary and appropriate.

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b. The District Vice President shall:

1. Assume the duties of the District President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President;

2. Succeed to the office of President for the unexpired term if the office of District President is vacant;

3. Coordinate District Programming Activities, including fundraisers, speakers for District meetings, and

other program-related activities.

c. The District Secretary shall:

1. Keep the minutes for and ensure the maintenance of records for District meetings;

2. Conduct the general correspondence of the District Leadership Team;

3. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

4. Ensure delivery of notice of election and appointment to the District SDNA Members;

5. Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of the District Membership.

Section 8. Duties of the District Representatives

a. The Membership Representative shall:

1. Serve as the liaison with the SDNA Membership Chair to facilitate recruitment and retention activities

of Members in the District;

2. Set up mentor relationships with new and seasoned District Members to support meeting attendance

and participation.

b. The Government Relations Representative shall:

1. Serve as the Legislative liaison to the elected South Dakota Senators and Representatives in the legislative

districts within the SDNA District;

2. Serve as the representative from the District on the SDNA Government Relations Committee;

c. The Nominations Committee Leader shall:

1. Request that the District Leadership Team appoint two members to the District Nominations Committee

to serve on an annual basis;

2. Chair the District Nominations Committee to develop a slate of officers and District Representatives in

accordance with the SDNA Bylaws Article VI; Section 6: District Elections.

3. May concurrently be a candidate or member of the statewide slate for the Nominations Committee.

Section 9. Meetings

a. Districts shall meet on a planned basis at such times and places to be determined by the Members.

b. Notice of District meetings shall be published and delivered to the District Membership at least two weeks prior

to the date of the meeting;

c. Business requiring action by the District Officers may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action shall be

subject to ratification at the next regular meeting of the District;

d. District Leadership Teams shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Article XI of these Bylaws;

e. Nothing shall prevent a District Leadership Team from appointing or recognizing a District Committee Chair as

an ex-officio Member of the Leadership Team.

Section 10. Vacancies

a. A vacancy in the office of District Leadership Team shall be filled in accordance with Article IV.

b. Vacancies in Nominations Chair or Membership Representative may be filled at the discretion of

the Leadership Team.

Article VII

CORE ISSUES TASK FORCE

Section 1. Definition

SDNA shall maintain Core Issues Task Force, herein referred to as CITF, through which its Members participate in

improvement and advancement of the nursing profession based on current issues identified through the membership

Needs Assessment.

Section 2. Composition

a. Each CITF shall be composed of SDNA Members who choose to participate in the current core issues activities.

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Section 3. Rights and Responsibilities

As entities of SDNA, CITF shall:

a. Advance purposes of SDNA and the specific core issues;

b. Be supported with SDNA resources and by funds budgeted and allocated by the Board and shall not establish a

separate dues structure; and

c. Receive, deposit, and disburse funds through the SDNA office in accordance with policy adopted by the Board.

Section 4. Board Responsibilities and Leadership Duties

a. The Core Issues Coordinator (CIC) shall be a member of the SDNA Board of Directors and elected for a two-year

term by the SDNA membership.

b. The CIC shall coordinate and preside over CITF meetings, report CITF plans, propose positions and activities to

the Board.

c. The CIC will prepare reports for the Annual Book of Reports and may also prepare articles for The Nurse as

necessary to keep SDNA members abreast of their progress.

Section 5. Functions of the CITF

a. CIC Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate the SDNA Needs Assessment process on a timeframe as designated by the SDNA Board of

Directors. This process shall be performed in such a manner that all SDNA members are given the

opportunity to participate; and

2. Report the SDNA Needs Assessment results and recommendations.

b. CITF Responsibilities:

1. Provide a means through which SDNA Members participate in the improvement and advancement of the

profession in an area of nursing practice or issues;

2. Provide a community of peers and a Principal source of expertise in the areas of interest and serve as a

forum for discussion of relevant issues and concerns;

3. Develop positions and recommendations to the Board; and

4. May sponsor continuing education program(s) that reflect the CITF area of nursing practice or interest.

Section 6. Meetings

a. CITF shall meet at such times and places to be determined by action of its Members.

b. CITF can conduct meetings in any manner that serves the needs of the committee (e.g. conference call).

Article VIII

Standing Committees

Section 1. Definition

SDNA shall maintain Standing Committees that shall assume such duties as are specified in these Bylaws and such other

duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Section 2. Composition

a. Standing Committees shall be the:

1. Executive Committee

2. Government Relations Committee

3. Nominations Committee

4. Bylaws Committee

5. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

6. Membership Committee

b. Business requiring action by a Standing Committee may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action shall

be subject to ratification at the next regular meeting of the Committee.

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Section 3. Executive Committee

a. The Executive Committee of the Board shall be composed of the five officers of the Board who shall be elected in

accordance with Article XI;

b. The Executive Committee of the Board shall be responsible for:

1. Preparation of the annual budget

2. Advising the Board regarding the investment and management of SDNA financial accounts

3. Advising the Board regarding the SDNA office’s physical plant and equipment, office operations and

procedures, and human resources management;

c. The Executive Committee shall have all powers of the Board to transact business between Board meetings in

accordance with rules established by the Board. Such transactions shall be reported at the next regular Board

meeting.

Section 4. Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee shall be composed of a Chair, to be elected in accordance with Article XI, and at least

eleven GRC Members with a minimum of at least one member from each District. GRC membership positions will be filled

on a voluntary basis. This Committee shall be responsible for:

a. Influencing the development of social policy and passage of state legislation and regulations consistent with

SDNA’s priorities, positions, and policy agenda;

b. Undertaking activities and provide mechanisms through which SDNA Members are informed of emerging social

issues and state legislative and regulatory activity and through which SDNA Members are supported in individual

and collective exercise of their civic rights;

c. Development and participation in coalitions whose aims are designed to monitor and/or achieve the SDNA

priorities and policy agenda with Board approval;

d. Supporting the Chair in fulfillment of the duties described in Article V, Section 8.

Section 5. Nominations Committee

a. The Nominations Committee shall be composed of five members, all of whom are elected by the members-atlarge

to two year terms in accordance with Article XI;

b. Two members will be elected in odd years and three will be elected in even years;

c. The individual receiving the highest number of votes in that election cohort will serve as chair during the second

year of their term;

d. Members of the Nominations Committee shall not be eligible to run for election as a Member of the Board,

as a District President or CITF Chair, nor as a Delegate to ANA Membership Assembly, nor for election to the

Government Relations Committee;

e. The Nominations Committee shall be responsible for duties in accordance with ARTICLE XI Section 2.

Section 6. Bylaws Committee

a. The Bylaws Committee shall consist of at least five SDNA Members, appointed by the Board of Directors for twoyear

terms, with three Members appointed in odd years, and two Members appointed in even years.

b. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Interpretation of these Bylaws;

2. Receipt and preparation of proposed amendments to these Bylaws or Articles of Incorporation, report them

to the Board of Directors, and submit them to the SDNA Membership at their annual meeting;

3. Review of Bylaws to determine conformity with Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the American

Nurses Association;

4. Review these Bylaws every two years and report findings to the Board of Directors.

5. Accountability to the membership.

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Section 7. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

a. This committee shall be composed of four members. Three members will be elected in accordance with ARTICLE

XI for 4-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. One member who actively practices

in academia and/or continuing education and who has a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing will be Boardappointed

as Lead Nurse Planner (LNP) for a 4-year term. The LNP may be re-appointed for an unlimited number

of terms.

b. This LNP shall be responsible for:

1. Providing oversight and guidance in managing the SNDA-Approved Provider Unit;

2. Assurance that the ANCC Commission on Accreditation standards and guidelines are utilized in planning

continuing education activities for nurses;

3. Serving as a resource for Districts, Members, and others on CNE activities and issues.

4. Identifying and guiding the members of the planning committee to do the following: develop educational

objectives, ensure quality of the educational event including appropriate presenters, resolve any conflicts

of interests for all CNE.

5. Remaining current on CNE criteria.

c. The committee shall be responsible for: determining structural capacity, educational design, and quality

outcomes for the provider unit based upon evaluation of the SDNA Needs Assessment data.

Section 8. Membership Committee

a. The Membership Committee shall consist of five SDNA members, appointed by the SDNA Board of Directors

for two-year terms, with three members appointed in even years, and two members appointed in odd years. The

committee shall elect its own chairperson.

b. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Monitoring trends in membership, and

2. Development and implementation of activities to promote recruitment and retention of Members at

the District and State levels.

Article IX

Representation at ANA Meetings

Section 1. ANA Membership Assembly

a. Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly shall be elected from the SDNA/ANA

members for staggered two-year terms in accordance with ARTICLE XI of these Bylaws.

b. The SDNA President, by virtue of his or her election to office, shall serve as a Representative to the ANA

Membership Assembly. The SDNA Vice President, by virtue of his or her election to office, shall serve as the

Alternate Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly. If both the President and Vice President are unable to

attend the Membership Assembly, the Alternate Representatives shall attend.

c. The Alternate Representatives to the Membership Assembly shall be elected at large from among SDNA/ANA

members by SDNA/ANA members. The candidates for Alternate Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly

with the highest number of votes shall be declared elected as Alternate Representatives. Vacancies in the

Alternate Representatives positions may be filled by selecting the candidate with next highest number of votes.

Article X

Organizational Affiliates

Section 1. Definition

Organizations which share SDNA’s interest in the improvement of health and nursing standards and in the professional

development and economic and general welfare of nurses may seek recognition and participation in SDNA activities as Affiliates.

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Section 2. Qualifications

An Affiliate Organization shall:

a. Have a mission and purpose harmonious with the purposes and functions of SDNA;

b. Be comprised of and governed by a majority of registered, licensed nurses or nursing students;

c. Present to SDNA a motion adopted by the governing body of the applicant organization seeking recognition as an

Affiliate Organization;

d. Not be a registered labor organization.

Section 3. Fees

The amount and categories of fees for Organizational Affiliates shall be established by the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Rights

In accordance with these Bylaws and the pertinent sections of the ANA Bylaws, Organizational Affiliates

shall have the right to:

a. Name and register one member to the SDNA annual meeting with voice and vote;

b. Submit names of representatives qualified for appointment to SDNA Councils, task forces, and ad hoc

committees;

c, Submit reports or requests within its area of expertise to the SDNA annual meeting;

d. Such other entitlements as the Board may periodically grant.

Section 5. Other Organizational Relationships

a. The Nursing Student Association of South Dakota shall be regarded, in terms of rights and responsibilities, as an

Organizational Affiliate of SDNA. In addition to the rights described in Section 4 of this Article, Members of the

Nursing Student Association of South Dakota shall be welcome to attend unrestricted meetings of SDNA;

b. Nothing shall prevent the Board from holding the SDNA annual meeting in conjunction with a meeting of the

Nursing Student Association of South Dakota.

Article XI

Elections

Section 1. Qualifications of Voters

SDNA Members in good standing sixty days prior to the first day of the annual meeting shall be eligible to vote

in SDNA elections.

Section 2. Notice of Expiration of Terms

Five months prior to the SDNA annual meeting, the Nominations Committee shall publish and deliver to the Membership

the names of current Members of (1) the Board, (2) the Government Relations Committee, (3) the Nominations Committee,

and (4) the Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly, indicating those whose terms of office will expire at the next

annual meeting and those eligible for re-election, and requesting that Members who are interested in serving in those

capacities submit their names to the Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Section 3. Appointment of Tellers

At the pre-convention board meeting, the Board shall appoint a Committee of five Tellers responsible for receiving and

counting ballots. The Tellers shall not be nominees for elected SDNA positions.

Section 4. Procedure for Nomination and Election

a. Elections will be conducted electronically or by mail ballot. Positions to be elected by the

qualified Membership are:

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Chair of the Government Relations Committee

6. Board of Directors-District Presidents

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7. Nominations Committee

8. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

9. Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly

b. Voting on all positions identified in Section 4a is open to all SDNA Members in good standing with the exception

of voting for (4.a.6.) Board of Directors District Directors, in which case voting is restricted to members holding

membership in the Districts represented by the respective position, and (4.a.1) President, (4.a.2) Vice- President

and (4.a.9) Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly, in which case voting is restricted to SDNA/ANA

Members.The Nominations Committee shall review names of potential candidates submitted and prepare a ballot

for open positions, endeavoring to present at least two nominees for each position to be filled, and providing

space for write-in candidates for uncontested races;

c. No Member shall be nominated for election who has not consented to serve if elected;

d. If elections are conducted by mail ballot:

1. At least thirty days prior to the annual meeting, the Nominations Committee shall mail one ballot and two

return envelopes to each eligible SDNA Member. Ballots for SDNA/ANA members and SDNA Only Members

shall be printed on two different colors of paper. The smaller of the two return envelopes shall be marked

“ballot.” The larger shall be addressed to the SDNA office and shall bear the return address of the Member;

2. A replacement ballot shall not be given to any Member for any reason;

3. Ballots shall be returned to the SDNA office at least two weeks before the first day of the annual meeting.

The Secretary shall place the unopened envelopes marked “ballot” in safekeeping and deliver them to the

Committee of five Tellers that was appointed by the Board;

4. The Tellers will open the ballots and count the votes cast.

e. If elections are conducted electronically:

1. The electronic balloting procedure shall open voting at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting and

close voting at least two weeks before the first day of the annual meeting.

2. The Tellers will review the electronic election results.

f. A plurality of votes cast by those entitled to vote shall constitute an election.

g. The Tellers will deliver the election results to the SDNA Secretary, who will announce the results at the annual

meeting;

h. Elections that result in a tie vote shall be determined by lot at the annual meeting.

Section 5. Care of Ballots

Ballots and other records of elections shall be preserved by the Secretary for one year.

The fiscal year of SDNA shall be July 1- June 30.

Article XII

Fiscal Year

Article XIII

Official Publications

The American Nurse and the South Dakota Nurse shall be the official organs of SDNA. The American Journal of Nursing

shall be the professional journal of SDNA.

Article XIV

Parliamentary Authority

Rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern meetings of SDNA in all cases to which they are

applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.

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Article XV

Amendments

Section 1. Amendments With Notice

a. These Bylaws may be amended at any annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of the Members of the voting body

present and voting, provided that previous notice has been given;

b. All proposed amendments shall be delivered to the SDNA office at least five months prior to the annual

meeting and shall be published and delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to the date of the

annual meeting.

Section 2. Amendments Without Notice

With the exception of Article III, Section 2, these Bylaws may be amended without previous notice by ninety-nine percent of

those SDNA Members present and voting at the annual meeting.

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SDNA Organizational Chart

President

Margie Washnok

Executive Director

Eric Ollila

Executive Committee

President – Margie Washnok

Vice President— Nancy Fahrenwald

Secretary—Dawn Warren

Treasurer—Deb Fischer Clemens

GRC Chair—Carrie Clausen Hansen

SDNA PAC Chair

Julie Dangel

NSASD Student Advisor

Margie Washnok

Awards Chair

Joanne Tieman

Findings Committee Chair

Tom Stenvig

Board of Directors

-District Presidents-

District 1-3 Linda De Long

District 4 Marlys Volzke

District 5-7 Pat Sudbeck

District 8&9 Eileen Bruner

District 10 Julie Dangel

District 11 Kathy Jorgenson

Task Force Chair

Marie Cisell

Nomination Chair

Linda Burdette

SDNA Education Committee

Rebecca Nichols

Linda Burdette

Paula Goddard

Legislative Liaisons

Thune – Marian Eberhard

Rounds – Margie Washnok

Noem – Brenda Anderson

N-STAT Coordinator

Deb Fischer Clemens

By-laws Chair

Charles Pugsley

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2017 SDNA Annual Convention

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