Nov. 6, 2019 Regional Meeting Minutes

The Regional Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society convened at the Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, at 9:05 a.m. with CDS President Cheryl D. Watson-Lowry presiding.

Dr. Watson-Lowry called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 had not yet been published, a motion was entertained to forego the reading and approving of the minutes at this time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

Moved by Scott G. Smoron, seconded by Carol A. Everett., and carried to dispense with reading the Sept. 25, 2019, minutes at this time.

  • There were no reports of the Board or Standing Committees.
  • There were no reports of Special Committees.
  • There was no Unfinished Business to report.
  • There was no New Business to report.

Dr. Watson-Lowry reported that nominating petitions for the 2020 officers have been duly filed in the CDS central office, and their names duly published in previous issues of the CDS REVIEW as well as in the digital version of the CDS Review, in accordance with the bylaws.

Since not more than one candidate has been nominated for each elective office, in accordance with CDS Bylaws, Dr. Watson-Lowry entertained a motion to direct the Secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

Moved by Dr. Brian C. Caraba, seconded by Dr. Louis A. Imburgia, and carried, that a single unanimous ballot be cast on behalf of all the respective candidates for office. Watson-Lowry then congratulated Dr. David B. Lewis, Jr., Treasurer-elect; Dr. Michael G. Durbin, Vice President-elect; Thomas F. Schneider, Jr., Secretary-elect; and Dean P. Nicholas, President-elect. She noted that these officers would be installed on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, along with Terri S. Tiersky, who will assume the office of the President.

These officers will assume their respective duties on Jan. 1, 2020, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2020, in accordance with the fiscal year. Dr. Watson-Lowry noted that the Society’s 50-year graduates would also be recognized at that time.

Dr. Watson-Lowry extended an open invitation to all CDS members, their families and friends to join them on this occasion at the Four Seasons Hotel at 120 E. Delaware Pl. in Chicago, to personally congratulate them and wish them well while enjoying refreshments.

Dr. Watson-Lowry encouraged the attendees to visit the exhibitors during the breaks to see what each had to offer. She expressed appreciation to the exhibitors for their continued support.

Everyone was asked to silence their cell phones.

With no further business, Dr. Watson-Lowry called upon the Regional Meeting Program Chair, Dr. Jun S. Lim, to introduce Robert Margeas, DDS, who presented the program entitled “Esthetics: Practical Tips and Tricks for the Everyday Dentist.”

The meeting was adjourned near 2 p.m.