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2011 Washington Section News

Posted October 25, 2011

The Washington Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy held its Annual Meeting on June 16, 2011, in downtown Seattle. Ninety-five Fellows and guests attended. We celebrated the induction of nine new Fellows into the Academy. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Dr. Barry Feder of Issaquah, the Washington Section Chair. Guests included Chuck Eller, a past president of the Academy and a Foundation board member. They also had a video greeting from our International President, Hubert Ouvrard, who was presiding at the International meeting in Paris the very same evening. He recognized each new Fellow by name. It was really quite impressive.

Congratulations to the Washington Section newly inducted Fellows in 2011. The new Fellows are Drs. Patrick Taylor, Bellevue; Audrey Tatt, Bellevue; Jim Valentine, Spokane; Chris Dorrow, Othello; Bart Johnson, Seattle; Jeff Pruiett, Yakima; Chris Herzog, Spokane; Lou Ann Mercier, Chehalis; and William (Bill) Hooe, Shoreline. Dr. Eller charged our new Fellows with their continuation of service and helped with the Initiation Ceremony.

The Washington student award winners also were present and were recognized for their achievements at our meeting. the Washington Section also recognized two PFA Foundation Grant Award winners. A $4000 grant was awarded to Smiles Forever, a Washington-based organization that trains native Bolivian girls to become recognized dental hygienists. The second grant recipient was a $5000 grant to the 45th Street Homeless Teen Clinic.

The past year has been another great one for the Washington Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and they look forward to another active year in 2012. The Washington Section Annual Meeting for 2012 will be on June 14 at 6 PM at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle.