Many of you already know my position on WDS and the recent changes. It has been said that I “have it made” or “have made my money” or that “it is not your fight or going to affect you” or that “great for you to preach and say things when we are the ones living and practicing today.” I guess I have caused some resentment or suspicion of my motives for my writings and statements about WDS and the profession. I am and always have been passionate about the profession and it is unfortunate if this was the reaction. If so, happily this may very well be my final rant on the subject. However, for credibility’s sake, I must point out that I have lived through 3rd party intrusive attempts twice in my 33 years in practice AND that I am still in practice half time. So, I am still affected by all of this, but also have perspectives derived from years in the game that I hoped to make more valuable, more worth my struggles in obtaining them, by sharing them. Being threatened over a longer time span by WDS, I can understand the above reactions by those with more “time-skin-in-the-game” than myself, but discounting a message often is a strategy to lessen the distress the message may cause. But does that serve us very well?
Each year, WSDA members donate thousands of dollars worth of services in their practices and around the country.
Each year, WSDA honors one of its own with the prestigious Citizen of the Year award, and this year’s winner Dr. Michael Karr was nominated by so many it made for an easy choice.
In an effort to offer our members a convenient place to congregate prior to the WDS Special Meeting on November 11th, the WSDA will provide a free lunch buffet from Noon to 2:30pm. Non-WSDA members are welcome.