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Posted April 17, 2010
The Michigan Section met in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Michigan Dental Association on April 17th, 2010 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI. The meeting commenced at 7 AM with 73 in attendance. The Invocation was given by Dr. Joe C. Harris, International Vice President. Guests in attendance were: Dr. David Campbell, Past President of the Academy, Dr. Joe C. Harris, Dr. Cheri Newman, District 4 Trustee, Ms Nicole Lauer, daughter of Mrs Sheri Doig Honorary Awardee, Dr. Neelum Aggarwal and her two sons, daughter and grandsons of New Inductee Dr. Daman Thanik. Dr. Bill Burkowski, UDM Dental School Liaison to the Michigan Section. 17 Dental Students and 1 Dental Resident were also introduced. The Treasurer, Dr. Danielle Ruskin gave her report and also received her Certificate of Fellowship. The Section Board members were introduced, Dr. Danielle Ruskin, Dr. Jehan Wakeem, Dr. Pat Boyle, and Dr Mike Maihofer. A special Award was given to Dr. Edward Sarkisian, past Treasurer of the Section for his 13 years of service. Dr. Hirsch introduced the New Fellows-elect: Drs. Brian Cilla, Rhonda Hennessey, Eric Knudsen, Rob Lovell, Scott Meldrum, Stephen Meraw, Aaron Ruskin, Lisandra Soto, and Daman Thanik. The Fellowship charge was read by the Secretary, Dr. Wakeem, and the certificates were presented along with their Keys and Lapel Pins. Dr. Hirsch introduced the Awards Nominee, Ms. Sheri Doig, Executive Director of the Detroit District Dental Society, the largest component of the Michigan Dental Association. Ms Doig was made an Honorary Member of the Academy and was presented with a large framed certificate and Key and Lapel Pins. Dr. Hirsch explained that the November meeting along with our usual agenda was going to honor all of the Retired Life members of the Section. We discussed mentoring and the charge to the members present was to mentor the students and recent graduates. The meeting adjourned at 830 so that members could attend the caucus meetings. Edward Hirsch, Section Chairperson