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The 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.

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.
Current members
  • Stephanie Sforza, Ohio, chair
  • Jillian Stacey, Colorado, council associate
  • Gorden Hucal, Creighton, council associate
  • Grace Ishak, Predental consultant
  • Dylan Weber, Missouri-Kansas City, District 8 trustee
  • Jared Ricks, Texas-San Antonio, District 9 trustee
  • Lilliane Smothers, ASDA Staff Liaison
Position Descriptions

Council on Membership Chair

Term Length: Annual Session 2020 - Annual Session 2021

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 2020
  • Fall Council Meeting 2020
  • National Leadership Conference 2020
  • ASDA Annual Session 2021 
Responsibilities

Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral

  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for chapters and members.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant

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.

Council on Membership Associate

Term Length: Annual Session 2020 - Annual Session 2021

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 2020
  • Fall Council Meeting 2020
Responsibilities

Member recruitment and engagement strategy

Predoctoral 

  • Assists in developing new resources and benefits for chapters.
  • Awards the Membership Outreach Grant.

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.