The Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates will convene Nov. 15-16, 2013 at the Madison Marriott West in downtown Middleton, Wis. A request for the names of members who will serve on your component’s delegation has been sent out. If you are interested in serving your component and organized dentistry in this way, please contact your component president. Each component has their own rules and bylaws governing their delegation members.
The face-to-face time with your colleagues and WDA staff members gives you the opportunity to ask questions, listen to or participate in arguments on dental issues and all-in-all, learn more about how the WDA and organized dentistry is working for you.
The Madison Marriott West is offering group rates of $120 for a Single or Double room — plus applicable taxes for sleeping rooms reserved before Oct. 15 by calling (888) 745-2032 and identifying yourself as part of the Wisconsin Dental Association group. Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon. Book online and get the group rate!
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Chandre at 800-364-7646, ext. 4104, 414-755-4104 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Preliminary List of Events (updated Aug. 2, 2013)
Friday, Nov. 15
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Component Officer Open Forum Breakfast
8 – 8:30 a.m.
New delegate/alternate orientation
House credentials available for pick-up
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Reference/elections committees orientation
House registration opens
10 a.m. – noon
First House session
Noon – 1 p.m.
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Mega Topic Discussion “American Care Act”
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Reference Committee Open Hearing
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Closed Reference Committee meeting
6:30 – 10 p.m.
President’s reception/Pyramids of Pride Award dinner (under separate invitation)
Saturday, Nov. 16
7 – 7:30 a.m.
Caucus breakfast available
Reference Committee Reports delivered to caucus rooms
7:30 to 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – conclusion
Final House session
Guest Speaker – Dr. Marko Vujicic, Managing Vice President of ADA’s Health Policy Resources Center “Dentistry at a Crossroads: A Look Back, A Look Forward”
Issues before the House
- Elect president-elect and vice president
- Elect speaker of the house
- Adopt 2013 – 2014 legislative agenda
- Adopt 2014 budget
- Set 2014 membership dues rate
- Bylaws’ edits and additions
- Elect members to house nominating, bylaws, and ethics committees
- Proposed changes to the ADA House delegation election process
- Elect delegates and alternates to the 2014 ADA Annual Meeting
*The 2014 ADA Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 9 – 14 in San Antonio, TX. In addition to attending ADA House sessions, delegates and alternates are required to attend a 9th District pre-meeting caucus in September 2014. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, submit your curriculum vitae to the WDA Executive office as soon as possible. Please include positions held at the local, state and national dental society levels. A sample format is available by contacting Lisa Chandre at email@example.com. CVs will be shared with WDA House members.
Seventh annual component officer breakfast forum
Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
The component officer open forum breakfast will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Madison Marriott West. Any component officer who attends this event will be reimbursed a maximum of $120 plus applicable taxes for one night’s stay, Nov. 14. At the Hyatt Regency, this rate will apply for reservations made before Oct. 15. When making your reservation, please mention the WDA room block to receive this rate. Complete and submit the reimbursement form that will be distributed at the breakfast. Reimbursement forms due to the WDA Executive Office prior to December 2, 2013. Any received after this date will not be honored.
If you have any questions, contact the WDA Executive Office at 800-364-7646, ext. 4126 or direct 414-755-4126 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
President’s reception, Pyramids of Pride Awards Dinner
Friday evening festivities will begin with a reception honoring WDA President Dr. Timothy Durtsche at 6:30 p.m. The Pyramid of Pride Awards dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Formal invitations will be mailed. If you are attending the WDA House and do not receive your invitation or wish to RSVP, please contact the WDA Membership Division.