NCANA Bylaws 

Current Bylaws: NCANA Bylaws 

All proposed deletions are highlighted in yellow.

All proposed insertions of new language is presented in red.

All dark text represent current existing language contained in the active bylaw of the NCANA.



Section 3. Nomination.


  1. The Leadership Development Committee shall be responsible for the slating and solicitation of candidates for office and elected committees of the association. Committee members will identify and recruit members who have potential to be effective leaders.
  2. The nominating Leadership Development Committee shall be composed of five members, one from each of the four districts, elected by the membership on the official ballot, and one shall be appointed by the board of directors. This committee shall elect its own chairperson, and shall prepare a ballot. The ballot shall be reviewed by the board prior to submission to the members.
  3. Additional names may be written in on a ballot provided written consent of the candidate has been filed with the Leadership Development Committee nominating committee chair.
  4. The method of conducting the ballot shall be determined by the board of directors. If electronic ballot is used, paper ballots shall be made available on request.
  5. The Leadership Development Committee nominating committee shall notify all active members of the distribution method of the ballots not less than six weeks prior to the annual meeting. Ballots shall be distributed to each active member not less than four weeks prior to the annual meeting, and shall be returned not later than one week prior to the annual meeting.
  6. The tellers shall be active members and be appointed by the president. The tellers shall be responsible for election procedures, including counting the ballots, and making an official report to the members.
  7. A plurality vote shall be the method of election. In the event of a tie by mail or electronic ballot, the tie shall be broken by a simple plurality vote at the annual business meeting. 

Section 4. Duties of the Officers.

  1. The president shall be installed at the annual business meeting and shall serve for a term of one year or until a successor is elected.

The president shall:

  1. Preside at meetings of the association and of the board of directors;
  2. Be a member ex-officio of all committees, except the Leadership Development Committee nominating committee and the ethics committee;
  3. Prepare and read at each annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetist a report of the work of the year;
  4. Represent NCANA at AANA meeting;
  5. Keep the members of the board of directors informed of association affairs;

In accordance with the NCANA Bylaws (quoted as follows):


"These bylaws may be amended at the annual business meeting of the association by a two third vote of those present and voting. The exact text of the proposed amendment shall be posted on the association web site at least thirty days prior to the date of the meeting. Notification of the posting shall be made at the time of the posting via e-mail to all active members, and paper copies of the proposed amendments shall be available on request."