I want to extend my personal invitation to all of our Section Chairs to attend the PFA Section Chair Caucus at Sheraton New Orleans on Saturday November 2, 2013. As the PFA President Elect, I chair the caucus agenda (with all Officers and Board of Trustees present). The Caucus is 7:30am-11:00am in the Oak Alley room with a light continental breakfast provided.
We will meet, learn and work together towards my presidential year goals; as well as, address your Academy concerns. The Officers and Board of Trustees know this is an exciting and crucial time for the Academy. 2013 has been a transition year: new Executive Director, new Dental World Editor, and updated website. You will meet the Officers and Trustees, our new Executive Director and DW Editor; as well as, the PFA Foundation Executive Director and Officers and Board of Trustees.
In addition to the Caucus, your presence at the PFA Annual Awards Luncheon (our signature event) is vitally important as it demonstrates commitment to the Academy’s ideals and goals. This year's recipients, Drs. Pete Dawson and Diampo Lim along with the Colgate Company are being honored. But be aware that they actually honor the Academy by accepting these highest awards. The luncheon is from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Over all, our annual meeting and events is a great place to share local successes and bring forth new ideas to help our Academy reach higher in attaining its objectives. Meeting new and old friends is an opportunity for Section Chairs to get involved on the international level. You are the grassroots that nourish a strong and vibrant Academy--your involvement takes it to the next level. A $300 Section Chair stipend is available from the Central Office to help offset your travel expenses when attending both the Section Chair Caucus and Awards Luncheon.
Also, please alert your Section Fellows attending the ADA Annual Session to join us for the Luncheon and/or the reception hosted by President Acuña from 7:00pm-10:00pm with all Fellows welcome. The special “early bird discount” has been extended for you and your Section Fellows until October 10th. So please register today.