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ADAA annual awards for members.

Recognition for yourself or a special individual in relation to ADAA is possible through our annual awards program. Most award deadlines in terms of getting material to Central Office are May 1 each year. The exception to that rule is the Student Achievement Awards which we will detail here for your information.

For ready reference, we're including a grid of award names, basic criteria and deadlines, and a nomination form. Detailed presentation of qualifications and procedures for each award appear on following pages. We are also including the Journal Award which does not draw nominations from the membership, but is of interest to all Journal readers.

The annual awards sub-committee is part of the Council on Annual Conference co-chaired by President Elect Kay Mosley, CDA, and Vice President Cathy Roberts, CDA, EFDA, COA, CDPMA, FADAA. Questions concerning the awards should be addressed to Vice President Roberts in care of ADAA Central Office, Suite 1730, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-2211.

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Procedure

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.

Journal AWARD

Procedure

An engraved plaque shall be presented to the ADAA member who has submitted the best educational article for publication in an association publication.

ACHIEVEMENT Award

Qualifications

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 year's 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 sub-committee.

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.

Procedure

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 Vice President by May 1.

LOYAL ASSISTANT AWARD

Qualifications

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 Annual Conference to receive the award.

Procedure

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 Vice President by May 1.

ADAA/JOHN O. BUTLER PRIDE AWARD

Qualifications

a. Shall be an active, life or life retired 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.

c. Promote and enhance the Profession of Dental Assisting.

d. Shall have participated in local, state, or national offices and/or councils or sub-committees.

e. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.

f. Shall not be an employee of ADAA.

Procedure

The candidate name and qualifications shall be submitted to the Vice President by May 1. Clearly indicate in which category the nomination is made: clinical, business or education.

NEW MEMBER INVOLVEMENT AWARD

Qualifications

a. Shall be an active member of the American Dental Assistants Assn.

b. The recipient must have no more than five (5) consecutive year's 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 sub-committees.

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.

Procedure

The candidates name and qualifications shall be submitted to the Vice President by May 1.

ADAA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Award

Qualifications

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.

Procedure

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 ON E 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 Dennis Marrell at 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: dmarrell@adaa1.com. No phone calls please!

ADAA/SULLIVAN-SCHEIN DISTRICT AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Qualifications

a. Shall be an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association with consecutive membership within the last 3 years.

b. Achievements must have been within the previous twelve (12) months.

c. Candidate shall not receive this award more than once in a ten year period.

d. Candidate's qualifications shall not exceed five pages.

Procedure

a. Each state may nominate a candidate within their 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 May 1st of the ensuing year, submission will be dispersed to the Awards Sub-Committee.

c. The Awards Sub-Committee shall select the recipient for each of the twelve (12) districts.

d. Each recipient (12) 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 Sub-Committee shall select one recipient from the twelve (12) finalists for the ADAA/ Sullivan-Schein National Award of Excellence. The national recipient will receive a plaque and a check for $250.

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NAME GENERAL CRITERIA

Membership The State Association with the largest numeric
Awards increase since close of last "membership year" and
 the State Association with the largest percentage
 increase since the close of the last membership
 year.

Journal Award Presented to the member who has published the best
 educational article in an ADAA publication.

Achievement Presented to the member who has shown the most
Award outstanding achievements in promoting the
 objectives of the Association and furthering the
 profession of dental assisting.

Loyal Assistant Presented to the member with the longest
Award consecutive employment with one employer.

ADAA/ The John O. Butler/ADAA Pride Award shall be
John O. Butler presented to a member who believes in loyalty to
Pride Award self as well as the profession of dental
 assisting. The three categories of the Award will
 be for: Clinical Assistant, Business/
 Administrative Assistant and Educator. 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 no more than five years
Involvement who has shown the most outstanding achievement in
Award promoting the objectives of the Association and
 furthering the profession of dental assisting.

ADAA Student Presented annually and available to one student
Achievement per dental assisting school. Reflects involvement
Award with class, and local/state dental assisting
 activities and above average academic standing.

ADAA/ Recognition of a member in each district who has,
Sullivan-Schein through personal and professional growth, enhanced
District Awards the dental assisting profession and the ADAA. Each
of Excellence state may nominate a member from its district.

ADAA/Colgate Detailed criteria are presented on page 20
Community
Volunteer
Award

NAME ELIGIBILITY DEADLINE

Membership All State Associations
Awards

Journal Award All members Issues published since
 last award presentation
 (usually J/A previous year
 through M/J current year

Achievement Active, Life, Life Ret. May 1
Award

Loyal Assistant Active, Life, Life Ret. May 1
Award

ADAA/ Active, Life, Life Ret. May 1
John O. Butler
Pride Award

New Member Active Member May 1
Involvement
Award

ADAA Student ADAA Student March 31
Achievement Member
Award

ADAA/ Active May 1
Sullivan-Schein
District Awards
of Excellence

ADAA/Colgate Study Groups, May 1
Community ADAA Local Societies,
Volunteer ADAA State Assns.
Award
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