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  1. Continue tape recording interviews past-presidents, and when possible, obtain a copy of their CV or resume.
  2. Orient interested members to the process of tape recording oral history interviews of past-presidents.
  3. Search for someone to transcribe audio taped oral history interviews.
  4. Continue to urge Officers and Committee Chairs to submit their papers to fill the gaps in the ACHNE Archival Collection.
  5. Restore the ongoing annual or semi-annual transfer of ACHNE documents to the Archival Collection by the current management organization, or by the Archives Committee collecting all documents at each Annual Meeting.
  6. Provide periodic contributions to the ACHNE Newsletter. With the Archivist at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, develop a collections plan for the ACHNE archives.

Awards Committee

  1. Explore the possibility of a Diversity Award . Develop the criteria for a Diversity Award . Present a proposal for a Diversity Award to the ACHNE Board for consideration and action.
  2. Explore the possibility of an Innovative CHN Teaching Award . Develop the criteria for an Innovative Teaching Award . Present a proposal for an Innovative Teaching award to the ACHNE Board for consideration and action.
  3. Explore additional awards including: member and grad student awards for the poster presentations; and a program to honor a PHN/CHN leader. . Develop criteria for the above awards if they are considered feasible. . Present a proposal, if they are developed, for the above awards to the ACHNE Board for consideration and action.
  4. Have suggestions and criteria recommendations to the Awards Committee Chair by August 1, 2009.
  5. Have proposals for new awards to the ACHNE Board for consideration during September 2009. 6. Place the call for nominations for awards during October 2009.

Board of Directors

Bylaws Committee

  1. Revision of bylaws in new format.

Communications Committee

  1. Review the New Member Packet and Operations Manual regarding the Communications Committee for update.
  2. Participate in reviewing the ACHNE website.
  3. Develop a discussion board on the website for members.
  4. Collaborate with Education Committee to have a 'Tips for Innovative Teaching' on the website.
  5. Develop a web-based alternative to the newsletter.
  6. Develop a process for membership to submit information for the website.
  7. Collaborate with Membership Committee for ideas for MALs to submit recruitment information to website.

Education Committee

  1. Promote cultural diversity in ACHNE and among C/PHN faculty and workforce.
  2. Support the scholarship of teaching/learning in C/PHN Education.
  3. Strengthen C/PHN partnerships in research, education, clinical practice, and service.
  4. Provide leadership in policy and advocacy activities related to C/PHN education, practice, research, and service.

Finance Committee

  1. Continue to strengthen ACHNE's financial status.
  2. Prepare the 2010 budget and present it for membership approval at the November meeting.
  3. Work with the program committee in planning resources needed for the 2010 Annual Institute and joint meeting with APHN.
  4. Work with the research committee to consider offering a small research grant to support PHN research.

Membership Committee

  1. Increase membership.
  2. Increase representation from graduate programs that offer CH/PH major.
  3. Increase representation from BSN programs.
  4. Increase international membership.
  5. Increase communication with members through the newsletter and the liaisons.

Nominating Committee

  1. Develop a slate of candidates for the annual election.
  2. Work with RC to conduct elections: present results to Executive Board; notify candidates and membership of results.
  3. Implement the policies and procedures for nominations and elections as established by the Board of Directors.

Program Committee

  1. Plan & conduct annual meeting.
  2. Solicit and peer review abstracts.
  3. Plan local arrangements.
  4. Apply for CEU's.
  5. Develop sites for future AIs.

Research Committee

  1. Request and review proposals for the ACHNE Small Research Grant.
  2. Request, review, select, and recommend funding of proposals for the ACHNE Small Research Grant.
  3. Continue to develop a directory of Community Public Health nursing researchers.