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June 2021

Dear Sigma Members, 

The board of directors met virtually on Thursday and Friday, 17-18 June 2021. Following are the outcomes and announcements from that meeting. 

Fiduciary Responsibilities 
The board reviewed the 31 March 2021 Financial Statements (FY 2021) of corporate, Sigma Theta Tau International, Foundation for Nursing, the Building Corporation, and Sigma Marketplace.

The CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Sigma Treasurer, and staff directors presented a proposed budget. The board reviewed and approved Sigma Theta Tau International’s FY 2022 budget. Annual budgets for the three subsidiaries (Foundation for Nursing, the Building Corporation, Sigma Marketplace) have been reviewed and approved by their respective boards.

Global Regional Councils and Global Influencers Group 
The board received an update on the progress and work of the Global Regional Councils and the Global Influencers Group. 

Global Values Statement
The board-appointed task force charged to review the Sigma Global Values Statement and make recommendations completed their charge. The revised Global Values Statement was reviewed and approved by the board and will be posted on the Sigma website. In a related discussion, the CEO highlighted current examples of Sigma initiatives that focus on inclusivity, diversity, and equity.

Proposed Resolutions for the 2021 House of Delegates
Eleven proposed resolutions were submitted to the board for consideration. Nine proposed resolutions were approved and will be presented to the 2021 House of Delegates for consideration.

A status report regarding inductions trends, second chance inductions, chapter inductions, and nurse leader inductions was presented to the board.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
2019-2021 President 

Safiya George Dalmida, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP 
2019-2021 Secretary