In recent years, the PA delegateion has not met its quota. For this reason, we accepted anyone who wished to be a delegate who was in good standing and participated in state and/or local level. With the upcoming national general assembly and conference being in Pittsburg next year, we forsee an increased interest. For this reason we are sending out the portion of our Standard Operating Procedures that outlines who is eligible to be a delegate and the process involved.
DELEGATE SELECTION I. PURPOSE To define the procedure for the most equitable method of selecting delegates to represent PA-ENA at the annual Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) General Assembly House of Delegates. II. PROCEDURE A. Delegate Application 1. Any member of the organization, in good standing, may apply to represent the PA-ENA State Council at the ENA Annual General Assembly. 2. Members must have attended at least fifty percent (50%) PA-ENA State Council meeting from July 1 of the preceding year through June 30th of the current year 3. Applications will be available at least 60 days prior to the application deadline. 4. Term of delegate responsibilities shall commence upon acceptance of delegate position and cease when General Assembly is concluded and all obligations as a delegate have been met. B. Delegate Selection 1. The officers of the PA-ENA State Council are to serve as delegates in the following order: President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-elect, Committee Chairs, and one chapter representative. 2. The remainder of delegates are selected from applications that meet all stated criteria. 3. If there are fewer delegate applications than allotted slots, the remaining slots will be filled at the discretion of the board of directors and membership/general assembly chairperson. 4. All delegate applicants must be current PA-ENA members and hold current unrestricted nursing licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. If selected as a delegate or alternate, these requirements must be maintained until the General Assembly is concluded and all obligations as a delegate have been met. 5. Each interested PA-ENA member is responsible for initiating and completing the application for the delegate selection process. 6. Applications must be submitted to the Membership/General Assembly Committee Chair on or before July 1st. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before July 1st. Applications not postmarked by the deadline will not be considered. 7. Selection of delegates will be made by the Membership/General Assembly Committee. The total number of delegates selected will be based on a membership quota assessed by the national office. 13. Selection of delegates will be announced by the Membership/General Assembly Committee Chair.