Attend the UNAC/UHCP 2010 Convention – Jul/Aug’10 Voice

July 2010

The 34th UNAC/UHCP Convention is just around the corner. Join hundreds of your colleagues to celebrate this year’s theme, “Professions with Passion,” conduct union business, participate in electing State Officers and open Board of Directors seats, network with other affiliate members and enjoy Las Vegas.

The 2010 Convention will be held at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas from Monday, November 8 to Wednesday, November 10. A delegate reception will be held Sunday evening, November 7, for Convention participants who arrive early. The Convention registration fee is $275, or a daily registration fee of $90. For retirees, the Convention registration fee is $125, or a daily registration fee of $75. Fees cover the costs of continental breakfast, lunch, business sessions, guest speakers, and continuing education. A variety of workshops will be offered during the two and one-half day event, with up to six CEUs available for Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner participants.

During every biennial Convention, an election is held to select two State Officers and a varying number of Board of Directors seats. This year, delegates will vote to elect the State President, the State Secretary, and four Board of Directors members. Nominations for President and Secretary are now open and will remain open until the close of the business session on Monday, November 8. Currently holding these positions are Kathy J. Sackman, RN, President, and Barbara Blake, RN, State Secretary. Both State positions are four-year terms, and both automatically serve as delegates to the NUHHCE and AFSCME conventions. The State Constitution, Section 606, specifies the requirements for election to a State office as follows: the person must be a member in good standing for at least two years immediately preceding the election; have practiced the profession of nursing for at least three years, or is a professional employee as defined in Section 301, provided that such person has practiced as a professional employee for at least three years; and has been a member of an affiliate for at least two years.

Nominations of the four Board of Directors seats are now open. Board of Directors seats are four-year terms. The four available seats are currently held by: Scott Byington, RN; Fred Tinamisan, RN; Mary Cavanaugh, OD; and Tim Uliasz, RN. Members may send nominations to the Convention Nominations Committee, in care of State Secretary Barbara Blake, RN.

Nominations may be submitted by mail: 955 Overland Court, Suite 150, San Dimas, CA 91773; by fax: 909-599-8655; or by email: Barbara@unacuhcp.org. Nominations must include the member’s full name and title. A brief written background is recommended.