Nov. 7, 2018 Regional Meeting minutes

The Chicago Dental Society convened its Regional Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Drury Lane Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace with CDS President Louis Imburgia presiding.

Attention was directed to the minutes of the meeting of Sept. 12. Inasmuch as the official minutes had not yet been published, Dr. Imburgia said he would forego the reading and approving of the minutes at this time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

MOVED by Bernard Sullivan, seconded by Peggy Richardson, and carried to forego the reading and approving of the minutes of the Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 Regional Meeting at this time as they had not yet been published.

There were no reports of the board, special or standing committees. There was no unfinished business to report.

Proposed CDS Bylaws Change

Dr. Imburgia reported that the proposed change to the Chicago Dental Society Bylaws, Article III, Section 3, were accepted by the CDS Board of Directors at its Jan. 12 meeting and are to bring CDS in compliance with the American Dental Association Constitution & Bylaws. The proposed changes were published in the March/April, May/June, and July/August 2018 issues of the CDS Review as well as the digital version of the CDS Review and on the CDS website. He further announced that copies of the proposed changes were also available at the Registration Table in the foyer area.

Dr. Imburgia then entertained a motion to accept the proposed changes to the CDS Bylaws.

MOVED by Scott Smoron, seconded by David Lewis Jr., and carried unanimously to accept the proposed changes to the CDS Bylaws, Article III, Section 3.

Dr. Imburgia reported that nominating petitions for the 2019 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. Imburgia entertained a motion to direct the Secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

MOVED by Scott Smoron, seconded by David Lewis Jr., and carried, that a single unanimous ballot be cast on behalf of all the respective candidates for office.

Dr. Imburgia then congratulated Michael Durbin, Treasurer-elect; Thomas Schneider Jr., Vice President-elect; Dean Nicholas, Secretary-elect; and Terri Tiersky, who will become President-elect.

He noted that these officers would be installed Nov. 11 along with Cheryl Watson-Lowry, who will assume the office of the president. These officers will assume their respective duties on Jan. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31, 2019, in accordance with the fiscal year. Dr. Imburgia noted that the Society’s 50-year graduates would also be recognized at that time.Dr. Imburgia extended an open invitation to all CDS members, their families and friends to join them on this occasion at The Ritz Carlton Chicago Hotel, to personally congratulate them and wish them well while enjoying refreshments.

Dr. Imburgia encouraged the attendees to visit the exhibitors during the breaks to see what each had to offer. He expressed appreciation to the exhibitors for their continued support.

Dr. Imburgia announced that online registration for the 2019 Midwinter Meeting was now open and to visit the CDS website at www.cds.org for more information and to register for the meeting.

With no further business, Dr. Imburgia introduced Thomas Lambert, DDS, who presented the program entitled: “ Five Key Strategies to Skyrocket Your Practice for the Entire Dental Team.”

The meeting was adjourned at 2 p.m.