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June 2020

Dear Sigma Members,

The board of directors met virtually on Thursday, 11 June 2020. Following are the outcomes and announcements from that meeting.

Fiduciary Responsibilities
The CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Staff Directors prepared an annual budget for the board’s consideration. The board reviewed and approved Sigma Theta Tau International’s FY 2021 budget. Annual budgets for the three subsidiaries (Nursing Foundation, Building Corporation, Sigma Marketplace) have been reviewed and approve by their respective boards.

Organizational Update
Dr. Madigan briefed the Board on the organizational efforts and response to the Covid-19 pandemic noting the interest and downloads for the various educational offerings.

Leadership Succession Request
President Ricciardi requested Board members solicit interested members of the organization for leadership positions and to forward names to the Leadership Succession Committee.

Chapter Charters and Charter Amendments
The Governance Committee presented motions for nine chapter charters, three chapter charter amendments, and one chapter division for the board’s consideration. All motions were reviewed and approved via e-voting.

Chapter Charters Approved (Names Pending)

  • Cumberland University - Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
  • Hofstra University - Hempstead, New York, USA and Northwell Health Care System - Hempstead, New York, USA
  • King Saud University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Lee University - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA
  • Lindsey Wilson College - Columbia, Kentucky, USA
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford - Palo Alto, California, USA and Stanford Health Care - Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, Texas, USA
  • University of Ha’il - Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort - Bluffton, South Carolina, USA

Chapter Charter Amendments Approved

  • Cumberland University (Lebanon, Tennessee, USA) to join Gamma Omicron at-Large Chapter, Charleston Southern University (Charleston, South Carolina, USA) and Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, Ireland) to join Omega Epsilon at-Large Chapter, Institute of Technology Tralee (Tralee, Ireland), University College Cork (Cork, Ireland) and Waterford Institute of Technology (Waterford, Ireland)
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center (which includes Pathways under the same CNO) (Annapolis, Maryland, USA) to join Pi Chapter, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Chapter Division Approved
  • Nu Rho at-Large Chapter will retain Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) and Union College (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). Bryan College of Health Sciences (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) will be chartered as a new chapter.

Respectfully submitted,

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

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