As a professional Association we rely on the volunteer efforts of our members to contribute to the activities of our branches, committees and special interest groups. Every year we have the opportunity to recognise individuals during our Annual General Meeting who have made significant contributions to the Association.
HIMAA Branch and National Awards are open and due at 5pm AEST Tuesday 31 August 2021. All the information is HERE.
As a Board member you are a director of HIMAA. As any director of an organisation, you are bound by legal duties to act in the best interests of that organisation, i.e. fiduciary duty. According to Australian Institute of Company Directors the Board is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering accountable corporate performance in accordance with the organisation’s goals and objectives.
Volunteering for the HIMAA Board is a substantial commitment. Board positions are not paid, however have the responsibility of directing HIMAA, an organisation with annual revenue of over $2 million, to ensure it remains sustainable. We need directors who have a strategic, dynamic and growth mindset, and the capacity to commit the necessary time to the role in leading and working with the CEO. By joining the Board you will get to develop skills outside your day job and the satisfaction that you are helping your Association and profession.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member please drop me a line and I will be more than happy to discuss in detail what being a Board member involves. Keep an eye out in the coming days for Director nominations which will be due at 5pm AEST Tuesday 28 September 2021.
As part of good governance, Expressions of Interest for Branch Convenors are being sought for HIMAA branches in the ACT, NSW, SA, Tasmania, Victoria and WA ahead of the upcoming AGM.
The duration of office for a Branch Convenor is two years, and selection is by Expressions of Interest. Appointments will be determined by the HIMAA Board based on criteria defined in the ToR, which can be found HERE. A proforma for those interested in nominating themselves, or another Branch member, as Convenor for their local branch is available HERE.
Please submit the completed EOI form to the HIMAA CEO, Jae Redden at email@example.com by 5pm AEST Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Each year HIMAA has the option of awarding one Life Membership to a Full Member, Senior Associate or Associate Member who, in the opinion of the Board, has rendered distinguished service to the Health Information Management profession. Nominations should detail (1) Service to HIMAA, (2) Professional History and (3) Peer testimonials from fellow HIMAA members.
Nominations should be emailed to the HIMAA CEO, Jae Redden at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm AEST Tuesday 31 August 2021.
I would encourage you all to consider these nominations.
Onwards and upwards!