2017 House of Delegates Election & Resolution Results
The WSDA House of Delegates was held last week, September 14-16, at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA. Please read below for election and resolution results.
11th District Trustee to the ADA Board of Trustees:
Dr. Linda Edgar
Dr. Christopher Delecki
WSDA Board of Directors:
Dr. Marissa Bender
Dr. Chris Dorow
Dr. John Gibbons
Dr. Christine Kirchner
Dr. Blake McKinley (1-year term)
Committee on Budget & Finance:
Dr. Pat Sharkey
Dr. Ted Baer
Dr. Marissa Bender (2-year term)
Dr. Amy Cook
Dr. Mary Smith
Congratulations to all those elected, and thank you to each member who ran for a position!
HD-01-2017 - Rules for the House of Delegates – September 2017: ADOPTED
HD-02-2017 - Committees and Parliamentarian for Annual Meeting of House of Delegates - September 2017: ADOPTED AS AMENDED; replaced candidate Dr. Amy Cook with Dr. Mandy Alamwala on Credentials Committee
HD-03-2017 - Acceptance of WSDA Audit For the Year Ending September 30, 2016: ADOPTED
HD-04-2017 - WSDA 2017/2018 Budget: ADOPTED
HD-05-2017 - WSDA Dues for 2018 (Bylaw Amendment): ADOPTED
HD-06-2017 - Nominations for Elective Office: ADOPTED; nominated Dr. Pat Sharkey for Committee on Budget and Finance
HD-07-2017 - Location of the 2020 House of Delegates: ADOPTED
HD-08-2017 - WSDA Legislative Agenda for 2018: ADOPTED
HD-09-2017 - Staff Recognition: ADOPTED
HD-10-2017 - Nomination for Honorary Membership: ADOPTED
HD-11-2017 - Enhancing the Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy (Bylaws Amendment): ADOPTED
HD-12-2017 - Concerning the Committee on Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (Bylaw Amendment): ADOPTED
HD-13-2017 - Financial Audit Requirement (Bylaw Amendment): ADOPTED
HD-14-2017 - Mandatory Dues Contribution to DentPAC (Bylaw Amendment): ADOPTED
HD-15-2017 - WSDA Disability Support Program: ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTION;
RESOLVED, that the WSDA develop Disability Support Protocol by implementing the following four recommendations on a one-year trial basis:
1. The WSDA will assign the duty of Disability Coordinator to an existing staff member who can refer disabled dentists and their spouses to a Disability Support Dentist (DSD) for help. They will be knowledgeable on information on the ADA/WSDA website. They can also refer dentists to the AADD website at disableddentists.org.
2. Develop a list of Disability Support Dentists who are willing to aid dentists who are disabled. The list should be updated semi-annually. Include volunteer sign up information in routine print and electronic communications.
3. Include a detailed list of disability recommendations on the WSDA website that can be used as guidelines by disabled dentists and their spouses when they encounter a disabling illness or injury.
4. The WSDA will supply a phone number that would be answered only during working hours. The WSDA will make this number known to all membership in routine print and electronic communications.
HD-16-2017 - Sugar Education Program: ADOPTED
New Business - HD-17-2017 - House Support of WDS Members on the WSDA Board of Directors: ADOPTED;
Be it RESOLVED, that the 2017 House of Delegates commends and supports the actions undertaken by the WDS members on the WSDA Board of Directors regarding the WDS Initiative
Be it further RESOLVED, that the 2017 House of Delegates supports continued advocacy on behalf of our members and their patients regarding third party benefit issues.