The mission of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society is to collectively promote, educate, and represent members of the Dental Society and thereby better serve the health of our community.
Corydon Palmer Dental Society is widely recognized as an effective, energetic, component of the American Dental Association. To achieve this reputation we have created a structure that operates on an interrelationship of the Board of Trustees with the Long Range Strategic Planning Committee and the various committees and subcommittees. Guided by the LRSPC's vision for the future, the committees work to make the plans come true, always heedful of the input of the at-large membership and the entire Board of Trustees.
Service Is The Name Of The Game...
Serving on Corydon Palmer's Board of Trustees bring with it certain obligations and commitments. It is only fair that each board member has a clear understanding of exactly what these basics expectations are in order that he/she is able to make their time as meaningful as possible and in keeping with Corydon Palmer's mission statement.
Information and Expectations:
Term of Service:
Each year half of our trustees are elected to serve for a term of (2) years. Each trustee is eligible to serve two consecutive two-year terms, if so elected.
The Board will meet (4) times a year.
Any Board member who misses two board meeting will be notified that a subsequent absence will disqualify him/her as a Board member unless retained by the Board of Trustees because of extenuating circumstances.
Structure for meeting information:
Meeting packets containing the agenda, minutes, reports, and necessary supporting information for the agenda items are disseminated in advance of the meeting and posted on our website. Please familiarize yourself with these items so that you will have the necessary background information for effective discussion and deliberation.
Trustee Representative Commitments:
Each Board member is assigned a group of dentists from the general membership as his or her representation group. Members may call their designated representative to ask questions, make suggestions or for other pertinent to Society or the profession. Trustees keep in touch with their membership group to pass on news of board votes, solicit input on issue, etc.
Comments for chairing or serving on a committee:
The society has major functioning committees and a number of subcommittees. All board members are expected to chair or serve on those committees to which they can best contribute. Committees are as follows:
The Audit Committee, together with the treasurer and the assistant treasurer, prepares an audit of the treasury soon after the close of the books on December 31 and presents finding at one of the first two Board meetings of the year.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee determines the budget and financial priorities for the upcoming year, guided by the strategic planning committee. They also review, vet, and work through all of the information regarding our "Endorsed Partner" program.
The Bylaws Committee considers all matters concerning the amendments, alterations, or revisions, of the Bylaws.
Communications and Public Services Committee
The Communications and Public Services Committee has the responsibility for public relations and public appearances, maintaining a liaison with the Ohio Dental Association's Council on Communications and Public Services, and Ohio Department of Health and other health agencies.
Children's Dental Health Month, Forensics, Mass Disaster,
Canfield Fair, Critical Issues
Continuing Education Committee
The Continuing Education Committee, with the assistance of the executive director, prepares and manages all aspects of the clinic days.
Dental Education Committee
The Dental Education Committee assists educational institutions in the formation of policies or courses for paraprofessionals, and conducts programs of recruitment to attract qualified students to the study of allied dental careers.
YSU Advisory, Choffin Advisory, TriCounty Hygiene Liaison,
Alliance Liaison, Medial Societies Liaison, Scholarship Committee
Governmental Affairs Committee
The Governmental Affairs Committee monitors and when appropriate, becomes involved in all matters regarding proposed and/or current local, state and national legislation, regulations, governmental programs or activities and other dental related matters.
The Judicial Committee investigates all alleged violations and presents a written report, with recommendations, to the Board of Trustees.
Long Range Strategic Planning Committee
The Long Range Strategic Planning Committee determines the needs of the members, recommends objectives to meet their needs, reviews, prioritizes and recommends strategies to achieve the goals to the Board of Trustees.
The Membership Committee encourages participation in organized dentistry, coordinates social events and enhances fellowship of the organization, and provides assistance to impaired members.
Golf, Gala, Mentoring, Mutual Assistance
Concerned Dentists, Peer Review
Support of society programs:
The society sponsors several educational appearances throughout the year, an annual fund-raiser golf outing, an annual winter dance/installation meeting. Board members are expected to participate in these functions and others for the good of the society and the profession.