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  • Esteemed HWNT Sisters,

    As the Chair of the Nominations Committee, I am excited to share our timeline for electing new officers to the HWNT State Board of Directors. These new officers and your commitment to HWNT will ensure the continuity, stability, and success of our beloved organization.

    We are extremely grateful to last year’s HWNT State Board Members who agreed to extend their service through 2021 due to unexpected events, including the pandemic.  As allowed by Robert Rules of Order, we are opening our election process on October 25, 2021.  We hope you will consider joining the Board and voting for your next HWNT leadership team.

  • ·      Nominations open on Monday, October 25, 2021, after our Annual Meeting, and close on Monday, November 8, 2021.

  • ·      Voting occurs from Monday, November 29, 2021 - Friday, December 3, 2021.

  • ·      New board members will be announced on Monday, December 6, 2021. 

  • ·      The new officers begin their term on January 1, 2022 and serve for two-years through 2024.

  • Again, if you are interested in running for a State Board position and meet the qualifications, you may click on the “Nominations accepted here” tab and fill out your information.

  • HWNT has contributed to our respective chapters and at the state level for over 30 years in all areas of our societal needs from education to civic involvement. Join us in serving in a key leadership role and continue our vital statewide organization.

  • Thank you,

  • Pearl Garza FracchiaHWNT Nominations Committee Chair 

  • State-PastChair@hwnt.org

Requirements

for Elected State Board Positions

The main requirements to be eligible to be elected to the State Board are the following:
 - A member in good standing of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas.

- Demonstrate a commitment to Hispanic women’s issues and leadership qualities.

 - Demonstrate leadership such as a minimum of one year of service on a community board of directors with a minimum of two years on the Chapter's Board of Directors.

- Professional management work experience is desired and may substitute for the one year with a community organization.

All members of the State Board of Directors shall support the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas by pledging and providing an annual monetary contribution to Network at the State level. The pledge demonstrates the Chapter commitment to the grants and fundraising efforts provided by the State office and can be supplemented by the Chapter resources.  

- Willing to attend quarterly state board meetings and annual retreat.

Open Positions 

Elected State Board

Chair Elect 

The Chair Elect shall perform the duties of the Network Chair in the event of absence or disability and shall assist the Chair in such duties as the Chair shall assign. The Chair Elect ensures officers carry out responsibilities, operational tasks, and deadlines for the following Standing Committees: (1) Marketing and Communications, (2) Education, and (3) Bylaws.


Vice Chair of Membership

The Vice Chair of Membership shall perform the duties of the Network Chair in the absence of the Chair and Chair Elect. The Vice Chair of Membership coordinates the work of the membership activities of the organization and works with the Chapters’ membership representatives to ensure members are in good standing required for voting. The Vice Chair ensures members meet the qualifications required to seek office at the State Board level and provides the data to the Immediate Past Chair who leads the Credentials and Nomination Committee. The Vice Chairs works closely with the Treasurer to ensure Chapter all financial reports include membership financial reports reconcile with that submitted to the State.

 

Vice Chair of Development 

The Vice Chair of Development shall perform the duties required to assist in fundraising for the organization including sponsorships for the State Annual Meeting and Conference. The Vice Chair of Development coordinates activities with the Executive officers and the Executive Director to ensure sustainability of the organization. The officer will chair the Strategic Development Goals Committee.


Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt and custody of all monies of the Network and disbursement thereof. At a minimum a compilation and tax return filings will be performed by a third party qualified Certified Public Accountant with guidance from the Treasurer and Executive Director. The Treasurer shall oversee the financial reporting and disclosure, as well as oversee the work of the external CPA. The Treasurer will ensure that Chapters comply with the fiscal reports to auditors and the IRS. 


Education Chair

The Vice Chair of Education is responsible for supporting Chapters with the Education Series Program (Latinas in Progress) and seeking and establishing education activities including any state scholarship programs. The Vice Chair of Education co-chairs the Education Committee and co-chaired with the Chair Elect to ensure implementation of the educational efforts. The Committee ensures required reports are acquired and maintained for funding sources.


Vice Chair of Marketing  

The Vice Chair of Marketing shall perform the duties required to publicize and communicate the activities of the state organization and the State Annual Meeting and Conference. The officer seeks to link Chapter announcements and accomplishments to the Network’s website and the quarterly Vision newsletter. The officer chairs the Marketing and Communication Committee and serves as the webmaster responsible for the Network’s website. The Vice Chair of Marketing chairs the Marketing and Communication Standing Committee with the Chair Elect.

The Vice Chair of Marketing shall perform the duties required to publicize and communicate the activities of the state organization and the State Annual Meeting and Conference. The officer seeks to link Chapter announcements and accomplishments to the Network’s website and the quarterly Vision newsletter. The officer chairs the Marketing and Communication Committee and serves as the webmaster responsible for the Network’s website. The Vice Chair of Marketing chairs the Marketing and Communication Standing Committee with the Chair Elect.

Secretary

The Secretary shall record and report all meetings and distribute minutes of the Executive Committee, State Board of Directors, and the Annual meeting no later than thirty (30) days after the meetings are held. The Secretary provides records and reports to members of the Board and Executive Director as needed and to the Historian for archival efforts.



Open Positions 

Chair Appointed State Board

Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian is a position appointed by the Network Chair, serves the officers and the members on matters pertaining to the interpretation of the Bylaws and Board.  Interprets bylaws & parliamentary procedures.The Parliamentarian co-chairs the Bylaws Committee with the Chair. 

Historian

The Historian shall be the custodian of all records including historical records of the Network and maintained at the Nettie Benson Latin American Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. The Historian is a non-executive position appointed by the Network Chair and is a non-voting member. The Historian works closely with the Secretary and Executive Director to acquire the records including an annual outreach to Chapters for significant documents.


Advisory Chair

The Advisory Chair is a position appointed by the State Board Chair, serves the officers and the members on matters pertaining to the interpretation of the Bylaws and Board.  Interprets bylaws & parliamentary procedures.The Parliamentarian co-chairs the Bylaws Committee with the Chair. 



Open Positions-Chair Appointed Committee Chairs

Additionally, there are several appointed positions that have been created to amplify the talent leading our organizations. The following will be appointed by the Chair once all interested parties are reviewed and the Chair is elected. These positions do not require previous Board service.


Appointed Committee Chair Positions Available

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Work closely with the State Chair to manage a committee and oversee all aspects of planning and implementation of the annual conference.  This position will work closely with the Technology Chair, State Marketing Chair, assigned Marketing Assistant and each committee chair starting in 2022 through the end of the conference.

 

ESTRELLA AWARDS CHAIR 

Works closely with the State Chair and Chapter Chairs to select honorees and manage a committee and oversee all aspects of planning and implementation of the Estrella Awards.  This position will coordinating taping, script and preparation for this virtual or in-person event.  It will involve working closely with State Marketing Chair as well as the assigned Marketing Assistant.

PLÁTICAS PODEROSAS CHAIR

Works closely with the State Chair and Chapter Hosts to oversee all aspects of planning and implementation of the Pláticas Poderosas series.  This position works closely to State Marketing Chair and identified Marketing Assistant to ensure all communication is appropriately handled for this event throughout the year.

HWNT CARES CHAIR

Oversee and manage a committee to identify and recognize member's accomplishments, express our condolences and support members during difficult times.  This position will work closely with State Marketing Chair to recognize member accomplishments and State Chair to support membership during difficult times.

ADVOCACY CHAIR 

Oversees our process and all aspects of managing HWNT's advocacy role statewide.  This position will oversee statewide issues initiatives as well as work with stakeholders and members to advocate at local and state levels.

GRANTS CHAIR

This position will work to identify and apply for grant opportunities at the state level that will support the mission of the organization.  This position will work closely with the Vice Chair of Development, Immediate Past Chair and Chair to research grants based on the strategic plan including the Latinas in Progress, Leadership and Technology.

STRATEGIC PLANNING CHAIR

This position will work with the Board of Directors to review and update the existing Strategic Plan based on the current and future needs of the organization. The review will identify key strategic goals and actions that we should focus on.  This position will work closely with the Chair and Chair-Elect.

TECHNOLOGY CHAIR

This position will work closely with the Vice Chair of Marketing.  The position is responsible for ensuring all information on the organization website is maintained updated.  Additionally, this position will work with the chapters to ensure all board members are issued an organizational email at the beginning of each term.  This position will work closely with vendor selected to update the system for the Latinas in Progress Program data tracking system and upgrading the technology of the organization.

Appointed Assistant Positions Available

MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT

Works closely with the Membership Vice Chair and Membership Treasurer to help perform duties required to oversee and manage our membership statewide.  This position will help chapters as needed with membership questions.

MARKETING ASSISTANT (4)

Works closely with the Vice Chair of Marketing to help perform duties required to oversee and manage all communications for messaging and branding statewide.  Four (4) Marketing Assistants are needed to help with social media, newsletter, conference, and Pláticas.


Nominations Accepted HERE

until November 8, 2021

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