The ASDA Council on Membership assesses and develops resources that meet the needs of ASDA’s members and chapters. The council assists chapters and trustees with membership initiatives. The council oversees the Predental Advisory Committee and the Advanced Standing/International Dental Student Advisory Committee.

The council comprises one chair, two associates and the predental consultant. 

The council chair supervises and directs the activities of the council and facilitates council meetings. At the end of their term, chairs attend ASDA's Annual Session.

Council associates serve as members of a council and participate in all council activities.

Council on Membership Chair Duties

Serves the association as content expert in the recruitment and retention of members and educates members about the value of membership in ASDA and the ADA. Provides assistance to individual chapters or trustees regarding membership recruitment and retention, suggests new member benefits and develops new resources for chapters.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings below.
  3. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  4. Experience serving on the Council on Membership is strongly preferred.

Term Length

Annual Session 2018 - Annual Session 2019

Meetings

Must be able to attend each meeting noted below in order to be considered for the position. Click here for exact dates.

  • Spring Council and Board of Trustees meeting
  • Fall Council and Board of Trustees meeting
  • National Leadership Conference
  • ASDA Annual Session 2019
  • Membership Outreach Initiative chapter visits and conference calls
  • Predental Advisory Committee and other conference calls as needed

Duties

  • Supervises the activities of the Council on Membership; reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
  • Mentors council associates.
  • Researches and/or completes any project or House of Delegates resolution assigned to him/her by the Board of Trustees.
  • Assists chapters included in the membership outreach initiative and participates in all conference calls and visits to the chapters.
  • Works closely with Predental Advisory Committee to increase predental members and offer additional benefits and resources for predentals.
  • Participates in the planning and delivery of membership presentations at national meetings and membership outreach chapter visits.
  • Works with staff to conduct member value research and member benefits assessment every two years.
  • Reviews and updates Ideal Chapter Award application annually; serves as chair of the Ideal Awards Committee at Annual Session.
  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for chapters.
  • May be appointed to serve as ASDA’s representative to an ADA council.
  • Submits a year-end continuity report.
  • Submits post-meeting reports when representing ASDA at outside meetings.
  • Provides content for association publications and media as requested.

Council on Membership Associate Duties

Serves as a member of a council and contributes to all assigned work.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings below as well as participate in any conference calls deemed necessary by the chair.
  3. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.

Term Length

Annual Session 2018 - Annual Session 2019

Meetings

Must be able to attend each meeting noted below in order to be considered for the position. Click here for exact dates.

  • Spring Council meeting
  • Fall Council meeting

Duties

  • Serves as a member of the association’s councils and/or task forces.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the council chair.
  • May chair a task force.
  • Serves as an association content expert in the field of the council assigned.
  • Regularly reports progress on assigned projects to council chair and staff liaison.
  • Provides content for association publications and media as requested.