From Concerned Dentists Of Washington State
To Member Dentists from CDWS,
Delta Dental of Washington (formerly WDS) would not provide their recently mailed ballots in electronic format. We are, therefore, providing some of the pertinent information of meeting location and time for you. We urge everyone to attend the meeting. Although their “Notice” lists only one item of business (voting on electing Dr. Eve Rutherford, to a three-year term on their Board of Directors), they will also allow a question and answer period for dentists, as always, in past annual meetings.
The annual meeting for members will be Friday afternoon, November 14, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel / Seattle Airport, located at 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, Washington, 98188. Please bring your parking ticket inside the hotel where it can be validated for a discount of $6.00.
Registration for voting starts at 2 pm and closes at 3 pm, when the meeting commences. Bring photo I.D. The proxy for voting that you received in the mail does not need to be mailed if you are attending the meeting.
If you are not attending the meeting, the proxy vote can be given to another member who is attending or you can mail it in with your vote to WDS. If you are having someone else attend the meeting and vote for you, please cross out “Gerald S.Phipps, DMD, MS Board Director, or in his absence or inability to act or at his request, Dr. Douglas Beck, DDS, Vice Chair” and insert the name of the member dentist voting for you.
Last of all, DO NOT MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT YET, see our recommendations and ask around for references regarding the candidate first. If there is a majority who vote “no”, then WDS has to present another name for election at a later time.
CDWS will have a hospitality suite with snacks and drinks. Please see our website for voting recommendations: concerneddentistsofwashingtonstate.org.
We urge everyone to attend. A low attendance may be interpreted as a lack of interest in how insurances are affecting your practice.
Hope to see everyone there !