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6th District Trustee representing: IL, IN, MI Karen Minca, CDPMA.

Indiana Dental Assistants Association

The 94th IDAA Annual Session was held June 12-13, 2015 in beautiful French Lick, Indiana. We tried a slightly different format this year to allow our members to enjoy the French Lick Resort. We held our Pre-Session Board meeting on Friday morning and then our 1st House of Delegates on Friday afternoon. We had 5 students attending and several new members. Our continuing education was a joint session with the Indiana Dental Association. We held our Annual Ways and Means Auction on Friday night in a ballroom with a buffet dinner. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Our Past Presidents' Breakfast was Saturday morning with 14 Past Presidents attending the meeting. Our 2nd House of Delegates was Saturday morning with the Awards and Installation of Officers immediately following. The first Anna Marie Dixon New Member Award was given and our officers installed. We are looking forward to a great year.

IDAA has 4 active Locals since one Local is in the process of disbanding. We have approximately 304 members and 117 student members according to the last roster from ADAA.

Michigan Dental Assistants Association

The MDAA held it's 68th Annual Session/House of Delegates on April 25th in Lansing Michigan. President Gwen Graham-Feldkamp combined her love for the Wizard of Oz and MDAA. The theme was "There's No Place like Home with home crossed out and MDAA in its place." The entire room was decorated with a touch of Oz, a yellow brick road, tornados, flying monkeys, molar confetti, bicycles, brooms, red flowers and rainbows to name a few. Delegates were given backpacks with a toothbrush logo filled with goodies as well as snacks of chocolate tornados served in galvanized buckets. The enthusiasm from everyone was extremely uplifting and made the business fun. Elections, budgets, and forums "Oh my". Time flew by. Cell phones and cameras were busy all day taking photos which ended up on FACEBOOK before we were even finished.

Retiring President Graham completed her 3rd term. President Elect Barb Gurnee is entering her 2nd term as President of the MDAA. There were nine student delegates present in the House of Delegates. At this time it is all quiet on the legislative front in Michigan.

The GDDAS 3 ceu program on Sept 26th at the Flint Farmers Market will feature Mary Govoni. Mark Your calendars. The flyer is under development and you will need to register early.

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Title Annotation:TRUSTEE NEWS
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Date:Jul 1, 2015
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