As we look forward to another year of progress, we are reminded to also reflect on our accomplishments and give thanks to those who have kept our organization vital. Thank you, active USA-ADI Fellows, for all that you do to further the goals of USA-ADI.
USA-ADI has reached one year of transitioning into our newly structured USA section. Due to the transfer and restructuring of the Central Office to New York, the USA section has had to step up and take ownership of a lot of the functioning responsibilities previously run by the Central office.
We aspire to make the USA section more active and responsive to the stated goals of the Academy which are Education, Volunteerism, Promoting Research, and Student Leader Mentorships.
The challenge for the Section has been how to effectively keep the Fellowship connected and motivated to be involved in activities of Academy. Towards this end we plan to increase the officers’ deck by appointing Vice Regents and Deputy Regents to help with membership outreach and in planning activities state by state. Those of you who are interested in helping us with these duties are invited to contact your Regent. Dues Under the current structure, dues collection begins on January 1 and membership expires expire on December 31 of each year. In the past, the predominant mode of contacting the membership was through a series of invoices. We are now transitioning towards an online mode of dues payment.
To meet this goal, we encourage our membership to:
The dues we collect through membership go to meeting a host of activities every year:
While we honor accomplishments of our fellow dentists by inviting them to join our Academy through Fellowship, the Academy work which we tout are usually the achievements of individual members done on their own time and dime.
Our goal is to be able to hold multiple Academy sponsored events in the Section, either CE courses, Volunteerism workshops, or helping select future leaders from amongst the Student Body and host Dental volunteer camps. In the coming year, we hope to invite and induct 24 new Fellows.
We are the most selective of all the honor societies, with an excellent roster of dedicated Fellow Members. We hope to continue to identify and invite potential fellows of similar caliber as you. We need your help in identifying those who you believe might share in our common goals. We are not in competition with the other societies in recruitment. We want to induct people into our small family who will enjoy participating in whatever capacity they see fit and enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie.
Please send in your nominations and encourage your nominees to complete the application process using the Nominate a Colleague form on this website.
We wish you the best for the holidays and the New Year. We hope to see you at our next gathering either in Chicago in February for the Mid-Winter meeting or Orlando in October for our Annual meeting. The details of these events will be posted at www.usa-adi.org/events.
USA Section of the Academy of Dentistry International
500 E. Olive Avenue, Suite 250, Burbank, CA 91501