Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018
The Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) needs you! Here is your chance to help lead the Society dedicated to furthering the profession of dentistry. NCDS is currently seeking active, life or retired members to fill the following leadership positions.
- President-Elect (ascending position; 1-year term)
- Vice President (ascending position; 1-year term)
- Secretary (ascending position; 1-year term)
- Treasurer (can be re-elected in subsequent years; 1-year term)
If no challenging nominations are received for the positions of President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary, the 2018 officers ascend to their respective positions. The Treasurer position is a non-ascending position and is open for nominations for 2019.
- NCDS Directors (8 at-large positions; 3-year term) *The Board of Directors shall consist of twenty-four (24) directors, one-third of which shall be elected annually from the membership at-large.
- NCDS Alternate Directors (up to 24 at-large positions; 3-year term)
- Delegates to the New York State Dental Association (7 at-large positions out of 11 positions*; 1-year term) *In accordance with NCDS’s Bylaws, the President, President?Elect, Vice President and Immediate Past President shall serve as ex-officio delegates representing the Nassau County Dental Society in the House of Delegates of the New York State Dental Association.
- Alternate Delegates to the New York State Dental Association (9 at-large positions out of 11 positions*; 1-year term) *In accordance with NCDS’s Bylaws, the Secretary and Treasurer shall serve as ex-officio alternate delegates representing the Nassau County Dental Society in the House of Delegates of the New York State Dental Association.
- Delegates to the American Dental Association (1 at-large position out of 3 positions*; 3-year term) *In accordance with NCDS’s Bylaws, no more than one delegate?nominee shall be elected in any year.
- Alternate Delegates to the American Dental Association (1 at-large positions out of 3 positions*; 1-year term) *In accordance with NCDS’s Bylaws, the President?Elect shall serve ex-officio as the first alternate delegate nominated by this Society to represent the Second Trustee District in the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association. The Trustee is the second alternate.
- NCDS Council on Nominations (4 at-large positions elected by the general membership out of 8 positions*; 1-year term) *In accordance with NCDS’s Bylaws, the four most recent past presidents of the Society shall serve as ex-officio members of the Council.
- NYSDA Trustee (1 position*; 4-year term) *In accordance with NYSDA’s Bylaws, only an active, life or retired member in good standing who has served at least three (3) years in total that are accumulated from any combination of service in the following capacities: 1) as a delegate in the NYSDA House of Delegates; 2) as an alternate delegate in the NYSDA House of Delegates; or 3) as a chair of a council of the Association shall be eligible to serve as a trustee. The tenure of a trustee shall be limited to one (1) term of four (4) years.
There are many benefits to serving as a volunteer leader, including:
- Playing a significant role in advancing your profession
- Having an opportunity to enhance the value of NCDS to the dental community
- Accessing up-to-date information about the challenges facing your profession
- Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders
NCDS values and seeks a diverse pool of applicants to fill its leadership positions. It also seeks leaders from all types and sizes of dental offices. The Nominations Committee and Council of NCDS have identified a number of desirable attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Board members.
Applicants should possess:
- Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with NCDS and the dental community. Examples include, but are not limited to, service on a NCDS committee, council, commission, task force and/or having obtained significant CE.
- Recognized leader in the dental community. Examples include, but are not limited to, serving as chairman of an allied society, NCDS committee, council, commission or task force, or of a philanthropic organization.
- Relevant expertise in the disciples of organizational dentistry. Examples include, but are not limited to, membership, education, component relations, finance and strategic alliances.
- Commitment to participate in a majority of board meetings a year.
- Positive leadership qualities, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed, and visionary and strategic drive.
- Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within his/her sphere of influence. Examples include, but are not limited to, incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneurial spirit.
If you are interested in serving, or know of potential board members you would like to nominate, please contact Jovanna Little at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE NCDS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018.
Applicants must send their curriculum vitae and a letter indicating the position sought to:
Nassau County Dental Society
Council on Nominations
377 Oak Street, Suite 204
Garden City, NY 11530
All applicants must be confirmed as eligible by NCDS’ Council on Nominations. The Council on Nominations will present its report to the General Membership on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Jericho Terrace, 249 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY. Those elective offices and positions that are contested will be decided by ballot at the General Membership Meeting held on Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Jericho Terrace, 249 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY.