ADAA annual awards for members.
ADAA, your professional Association, has several great awards for those members who have gone the extra mile. Please review the general criteria for each award, check the eligibility and make sure you fill out and send in the application form by the deadline date.
As a recent recipient of the ADAA/ Sullivan-Schein National Award, I can tell you that the honor of such an award will never be forgotten. Having someone in my state membership recognize my efforts on behalf of the community, the association, the profession and my own professional developments was an overwhelming thrill.
As Council on Awards and Scholarships Chair, I invite questions concerning the awards to be addressed to me, Bonnie Marshall, care of ADAA Central Office, #1730, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601, or via e-mail to email@example.com.
A certificate shall be presented to the State Association showing the largest numerical increase in membership since the close of the last membership year, and to the State Association showing the largest percentage of increase in membership since the close of the last membership year.
An engraved plaque shall be presented to the ADAA member who has submitted the best educational article for publication in an Association publication. We are including the Journal Award that does not draw nominations from the membership, but is of interest to all Journal readers.
a. Shall be an active, life or life retired member of the American Dental Assistants Association. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years' membership immediately preceding the award.
b. Shall have excelled in the motto of "Education, Efficiency, Loyalty and Service" during years of active membership.
c. Shall have served this Association on all levels: local, state, and national office and/or council or subcommittee.
d. Shall have excelled in services above and beyond expected duties.
e. Shall not have been a previous recipient of the award.
f. Shall not be serving as current ADAA president.
g. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.
a. Any member may nominate another member as a candidate for this award.
b. The candidate's name and qualifications shall be submitted to the Chair by June 30.
LOYAL ASSISTANT AWARD
a. This award shall be presented to an active, life or life retired member of the American Dental Assistants Association with the longest record of consecutive employment with one employer.
b. Consecutive employment shall refer to a member actually employed a minimum of 20 hours per week.
c. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years' membership immediately preceding this award.
d. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
e. Shall be present at the Annual Conference to receive the award.
a. Applicant shall submit a notarized statement to include the following:
1. Name of applicant
2. Name of applicant's employer
3. Statement from applicant's employer attesting to length of employment
b. Qualifications and notarized statement shall be submitted to the Chair by June 30.
ADAA/SUNSTAR AMERICAS PRIDE AWARDS
a. Shall be an active, life, life retired or federal member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
b. The recipient must have maintained a minimum of five (5) consecutive years' membership immediately preceding this award (length of service exception for federal nominees).
c. Promote and enhance the profession of Dental Assisting.
d. Shall have participated in local, state, or national offices and/or councils or subcommittees.
e. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
f. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.
The candidate's name and qualifications shall be submitted to the Chair by June 30. Clearly indicate in which category the nomination is made: clinical, business or education.
NEW MEMBER INVOLVEMENT AWARD
a. Shall be an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
b. The recipient must have no more than five (5) consecutive years' membership with the American Dental Assistants Association.
c. Shall not have been a previous new member.
d. Shall have excelled in our motto of "Education, Efficiency, Loyalty and Service" during years of active membership.
e. Shall have participated in local, state and/or national offices and/or councils or subcommittees.
f. Shall have excelled in services above and beyond expected duties.
g. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
h. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.
The candidate's name and qualifications shall be submitted to the Chair by June 30.
THE KAY MOSLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The award is funded by the Kay Mosley Fund and the recipient is selected by the ADA, ADAAF and a representative of the Fund. It does not carry a mandate for annual presentation.
a. The recipient must be a current member of ADAA.
b. Recipient must attend the annual conference to receive the award (unless the winner is on active military duty).
c. No ADAA Board member, Officer, Trustee or staff member may be considered.
d. No one may receive the award more than once.
Any member of the ADAA or the ADAA Foundation may nominate another using the Awards Nomination Form and submitting it by June 30 to the Awards Chair at Central Office. A letter of recommendation is suggested.
The award will consist of a cash award and expenses totalling $2500. Fee for gala tickets for recipient and a guest shall be waived.
ADAA/SULLIVAN-SCHEIN DISTRICT AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
a. Shall be an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association with consecutive membership within the last three years.
b. Achievements must have been within the previous twelve (12) months.
c. Candidate shall not receive this award more than once in a 10-year period.
d. Candidate's qualifications shall not exceed five pages.
a. Each state may nominate a candidate within its respective district and shall submit a narrative describing the nominee's accomplishments that enhance the dental assisting profession in areas of local and state association development, communication, leadership, membership development and community service.
b. Submit the candidate's narrative and qualifications to ADAA Central Office by June 30 of the ensuing year; submission will be dispersed to the Awards Subcommittee.
c. The Awards Subcommittee shall select the recipient for each of the districts.
d. Each District recipient will receive an ADAA/Sullivan-Schein District Award of Excellence including commemorative material and one year's free membership in the ADAA.
e. The Awards Subcommittee shall select one recipient from the finalists for the ADAA/Sullivan-Schein National Award of Excellence. The national recipient will receive a plaque and a check for $250.
ADAA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
a. Shall be a student member of the American Dental Assistants Association enrolled in a dental assisting program.
b. Shall be at least halfway through the educational program.
c. Participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/ state dental assisting organizations, where available.
d. Shall have maintained above average standing in grades, clinical skills, leadership ability, and attendance.
e. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
a. One (1) student applicant per dental assisting school to be submitted to the ADAA Awards Chairman by March 31.
1. School will select the applicant using the ADAA Student Achievement Award Evaluation Sheet.
2. School will select the applicant from a committee consisting of at least three members. ADAA encourages the use of the school's advisory board. (Please include names and positions of committee members.)
b. Applicant's instructor shall submit ONE ADAA Student Achievement Award application to the Awards Chairman.
c. Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a dental-related and nondental-related source.
Note: Instructors who wish to obtain a copy of the Student Achievement Award applications may request them from ADAA, Suite 1730, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-2211, or by fax at 312-541-1496. Requests by e-mail must include your postal address for response: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please!
By Bonnie L. Marshall, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, MADAA
NAME GENERAL CRITERIA ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE Membership Awards The State Association with All State the largest numeric Associations increase since close of last "membership year" and the State Association with the largest percentage increase since the close of the last membership year. Achievement Award Presented to the member who Active, June 30 has shown the most Life, outstanding achievements in Life Ret. promoting the objectives of the Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting. Loyal Assistant Presented to the member Active, June 30 Award with the longest Life, consecutive employment with Life Ret. one employer. ADAA/Sunstar The ADAA/Sunstar Americas Active, June 30 Americas Pride Pride Award shall be Life, Awards (separate presented to a member who Life Ret., Clinical, Busi- believes in loyalty to self Federal ness, Educator & as well as the profession Federal awards of dental assisting. made) The four categories of the award will be for: Clinical Assistant, Business/Admi- nistrative Assistant, Educator, and Federal. This is an award for hard work, self-motivation, professional enhancement and advancement for the career of dental assisting on the local, state or national level. New Member Presented to a member of Active June 30 Involvement no more than five years' Member Award standing who has shown the most outstanding achievement in promoting the objectives of the Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting. The Kay Mosley May be presented annually Active, June 30 Distinguished honoring an ADAA member who Life, Service Award has distinguished him/ Life Ret. herself in the field of dentistry as a dental assistant. The award recognizes significant contributions to the ADAA and its Foundation and to the field of dentistry and dental assisting through leadership, personal accomplishment and vision for the profession of dental assisting. ADAA/Sullivan- Recognition of a member in Active June 30 Schein District each district who has, Awards of through personal and Excellence professional growth, enhanced the dental assisting profession and the ADAA. Each state may nominate a member from its district. ADAA/Colgate Detailed criteria are Study June 30 Community presented on page 10. Groups, ADAA Volunteer Award Local Societies, ADAA State Assns. ADAA Student Presented annually and ADAA Student March 31 Achievement Award available to one student Member deadline per dental assisting passed school. Complete details for this concerning this award were year published in both the Fall 2006 Student Newsletter and Fall 2006 Educators' Newsletter and noted in issues of the Journal.
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|Author:||Marshall, Bonnie L.|
|Publication:||The Dental Assistant|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2007|
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