The ASDA Council on Membership is appointed for a year-long term by the Board of Trustees. The council assesses and develops resources that meet the needs of ASDA’s members and chapters. Members assist 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. 
  • Council associates serve as members of a council and participate in all council activities.
  • The predental consultant supervises the Predental Advisory Committee and serves as liaison between the Predental Advisory Committee and the Council on Membership.

Council on Membership Chair

Term Length: Annual Session 2019-Annual Session 2020

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 and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
  5. Experience serving on the Council on Membership is strongly preferred.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
  • National Leadership Conference 2019
  • ASDA Annual Session 2020 (Date TBD)
  • Membership Outreach Initiative chapter visits and conference calls
Responsibilities

Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral

  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for chapters.
  • Assists selected chapters with the membership outreach initiative.
  • Reviews and updates Ideal Chapter Award application annually.

Predental

  • Works closely with Predental Advisory Committee to increase predental members and provide predental member benefits.
  • Helps Board of Trustees appoint members to Predental Advisory Committee. 
Council management

  • Supervises the activities of the Council on Membership.
  • Approves all council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Mentors council associates.
  • Assists with orientation and transition of new council members.
  • Serves as Ideal Awards Committee chair at Annual Session.

Council on Membership Associate

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

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 listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings. (Click here for exact dates.)

  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
Responsibilities

Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral 

  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for chapters.
  • Assists selected chapters with the membership outreach initiative.
  • Reviews and updates Ideal Chapter Award application annually.

Predental

  • Works closely with Predental Advisory Committee to increase predental members and provide predental member benefits.
  • Helps Board of Trustees appoint members to Predental Advisory Committee.