The PFA Management Team Meeting
8-10 May 2008
Desert Springs, California
8-10 May 2008
Desert Springs, California
The first day of the meetings was spent with the officers in small groups discussing the perceived problems of the Academy. In attendance were Immediate Past President William Winspear, President James Englander, President-elect Charles Eller, Vice President Steve Hedlund, Secretary General Richard Kozal, Assistant Secretary Judith Kozal, Editor James Brophy, and Auditor Dan Jonker.
With the schedule and agenda set, President James Englander called the Saturday morning Meeting to order promptly at 8 A.M. with Editor Brophy giving the Invocation. Secretary General Richard Kozal declared the quorum with a perfect attendance present. The Minutes of the Annual Meeting in San Francisco were approved without correction.
President Englander gave the President's Report of his travels and future plans stressing recruitment and retention.
Secretary General Kozal reported on the Web site updates as described by Webmaster Mark Stanley, and future calendar events. The Membership Directory can be found at www.Fauchard.org/directory, and it is updated daily. Life Members have the cost of receiving Dental World by mail now at $25 per annum due to the rising costs of postage, though the members are encouraged to read DW online at the Web site. The Web site improvements were outstanding and will be reported in depth by Mark Stanley himself at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
The Central Office also reported preparing 12 Dentist of the Year plaques for 2008 so far. Three Outgoing Chair plaques have been prepared this year. Letters to the dental school deans have been sent for the Foundation scholarship awards AND for the Academy Senior Certificates. Last year $19,010 were rebated to requesting Sections before the cutoff date.
As Treasurer, the 2007 Elsevier bill for Dental Abstracts for $140,119 has been paid in full, and all invoices have been paid in a timely fashion. Two hundred sixty-eight new Fellow nominations have come in and are being processed. One hundred ninety-two membership certificates have been sent out for Induction Ceremonies. Fortyeight Canadian new Fellow certificates were sent out.
Auditor Dan Jonker went over the financial report and budget. The Management Team still holds their quarterly conference calls in managing the Academy finances.
A brief Foundation Report by Executive Director Fred Halik was given. He noted that the Foundation is not a committee of the Academy but is an organization entirely different with different goals, functions, administration, and structure. The relationship with the Academy was reviewed as reported by our attorney Howe. Foundation President Dave Campbell submitted a report about the grants process.
Chair Charles Eller of the Constitution & ByLaws Committee brought up some minor changes in the order of ascension and Trustee tenure. These were discussed and passed.
Dr. Kozal discussed the findings of the Membership Committee to increase the Fellowship. The yellow nomination cards have been very helpful to suggesting new members.
Editor Brophy discussed the printing process and long lead times that inhibit the ability to produce a more timely publication.
Chairman Steve Hedlund of the Awards Committee presented University of Pennsylvania Dean Marjorie Jeffcoat as nominee for the PFA Gold Medal.
Dr. Carlo Paolo Marinello of Switzerland was presented for nomination for the Elmer Best Award. He is Professor and Chair for the Fixed Prosthodontics Department at the Dental School University of Basel, President for the Swiss Society of Dental Educators, President of the Scientific Committee of the Basel Dental Society, Scientific President of the Academy of Dental Oral Rehabilitation, and President of the Specialist Commission of the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry.
The Dental Trade & Industry Award was chosen to be presented to Mr. Saul Brietman of Argentina. He is President of Bernabo Laboratories, a family company.
Dr. Jurgen Weitkamp of Germany has been nominated for Honorary Fellowship.
The Hall of Fame Report by past PFA President Kevin Roach was discussed and accepted. Discussion centered on getting Dr. Roach to again chair the Hall of Fame Committee.
The other Officers presented their reports to the Management Committee. International Trustee Karyn Stockwell of Region 3 submitted an in-depth report of her activities. International Trustee Dan Castagna of Region 5 reported on his attendance at the 2007 FDI Congress where 190 member associations attended from 135 countries representing 1 million dentists internationally. The membership falls into five categories: Regular Members (147), Associate Members (8), Affiliate Members (22 including PFA), Supporting Members (16), and Individual Members. The Congress was attended by 14,293 people, which was 33% greater than 2006. Dr. Roberto Vianna of Brazil was elected President-elect and Dr. Tin Chun Wong of Hong Kong was selected as Treasurer.
Trustee Barry Dolman of Region 6 reported on the Canadian Gala Installation & Awards Dinner in Toronto last April, and reported on their goals for the future.
Then PFA President William Winspear unveiling the Pierre Fauchard statue in Oklahoma City
Assistant Secretary Judy Kozal with Editor Jim Brophy
Trustee Ernesto Acuna of Region 7 reported on his successful Academic Meeting at the 26th Annual International Congress of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and the First International Induction Ceremony at the Holiday Inn Anahembi Hotel in Sao Paulo.
Trustee Mamoru Sakuda of Region 9 described the activities in his area of the world.
These reports were received by the Committee. Section Chair Reports from Poland, Philippines, and Korea were also filed.
The Section Chair Caucus was discussed as to its importance to the Academy. Many of their suggestions from last year were taken under advisement with many of them being adopted or still being worked on.
Section Chair appointments of Dr. Artur Cerri of Brazil, Dr. Walter Lieber of Uruguay, Dr. Jorge Crignola of Chile, Dr. Joost van de Pol of the Netherlands, Dr. Ronald Riley of Missouri, Dr. Chris Turkel of Rhode Island, and Dr. Gene Shoemaker of Wisconsin were approved by the Board.
Unfinished Business went over the meeting schedules and agenda for the San Antonio Meeting. The 2009 ADA Meeting will be held in Hawaii, October 1-4, 2009.
A motion by VP Steve Hedlund, seconded by President-elect Charles Eller, was to raise the International Dues by $10 passed. A motion had already been passed last year to raise the domestic dues.
No immediate action was taken concerning the National Museum of Dentistry Hall of Fame other than not to fund any increase in cost, and nothing has been done about updating the site due to the lack of space and site visibility. A letter from the museum to past President Howard Mark asked for the Academy to determine where to send the plaques. They would remove them, pack them, and send them back to us. So far no action has been taken. Dr. Mark will follow up on the matter.
The Board did agree to resume our FDI membership, but not particularly to fund a representative at this point or participate to the extent that we did in the past. Steve Hedlund made a motion seconded by William Winspear to fund the $400 dues. The 2009 FDI Congress will be in Singapore on September 2-5, 2009.
New business encompassed a motion by William Winspear, seconded by Steve Hedlund, to purchase a Pierre Fauchard statue from the Oklahoma Dental Association to be placed in a prominent position of honor in the PFA Central Office. The statue is a small replica of the original model, designed by a PFA Fellow, and unveiled last year with the help of our PFA President William Winspear. PFA President James Englander already has his own statue of the limited edition. The ADA also has one on display at the ADA Headquarters in Chicago.