May 2024 IL Dental News

Applicants Needed for 2025 Downstate Delegates/Alternates to ADA

Applications are now being accepted for downstate Delegate and Alternate positions to serve Illinois in the Eighth District Delegation to the 2025 ADA House of Delegates. Election of the Delegates and Alternates will be conducted at the downstate Dental Society Caucus on Saturday, September 14, 2024, during ISDS Annual Session at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront & Conference Center in Peoria, IL. According to the ISDS Bylaws, Chapter XV, eligibility is as follows: ADA Trustee and Delegation to the American Dental Association Section 4. Qualifications. Only an active, life or retired member of the Society may be eligible for election as a delegate or alternate. The following requirements shall apply to members in order to serve in the ADA delegation: a. A member must have served previously as an ADA delegate or alternate delegate, an ISDS officer or trustee, or have served as a delegate to the Society’s House of Delegates before becoming eligible to serve as an alternate delegate to the ADA. b. A member must have served a minimum of one (1) year as an ADA alternate delegate, or served as an ADA delegate previously in order to serve as an ADA delegate.

c. Current members of ADA Councils and Commissions, except the ADA Council on ADA Sessions and International Programs, shall be strongly considered for positions in the ADA delegation. 5. Term of Office. Delegates shall be elected for a two- year term. Delegates may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms. Alternate delegates shall be elected for a one-year term. Members may serve a maximum of six (6) consecutive years, after which time a member may not serve as a delegate or alternate delegate for at least one year. Interested in applying? Send a cover letter declaring your intent for the Delegate or Alternate position and a one-page CV to: Tara Conway, Executive Assistant OR Mail to: Illinois State Dental Society

3100 Montvale Drive Springfield, IL 62704 Deadline for submission: August 1, 2024


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