Nov. 8, 2017, Regional Meeting minutes

The Chicago Dental Society Regional Meeting convened Nov. 8 at 9:07 a.m. at the Drury Lane Oak Brook in Oak Brook Terrace with CDS President Phillip Fijal presiding.

Attention was directed to the minutes of the meeting of Sept. 20. Inasmuch as the official minutes of the meeting of Sept. 20 had not yet been published in the CDS Review, Dr. Fijal said he would forego the reading and approval of the minutes at the time until everyone had an opportunity to review them.

There were no reports of the Board or special or standing committees.

There was no unfinished business to report.

Dr. Fijal reported that nominating petitions for the 2018 officers have been duly filed with the CDS central office, and their names published in previous issues of the print and digital versions 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. Fijal entertained a motion to direct the Secretary to cast a single unanimous ballot on behalf of all of the respective candidates for office.

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

Dr. Fijal then congratulated Thomas Schneider Jr., treasurer-elect; Dean Nicholas, vice president-elect; Terri Tiersky, secretary-elect; and Cheryl Watson-Lowry, who will become president-elect. He noted that these officers would be installed on Nov. 12 along with Louis Imburgia, who will assume the office of CDS president. These officers will assume their respective duties on Jan. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31, in accordance with the fiscal year.

Dr. Fijal noted that the CDS’s 50-year graduates would also be recognized at that time.

Dr. Fijal extended an open invitation to all CDS members, their families and friends to join them on this occasion at The Palmer House Hotel, to personally congratulate them and wish them well while enjoying refreshments. Dr. Fijal encouraged the attendees to visit with the exhibitors during the breaks to see what each had to offer. He expressed appreciation to the exhibitors for their continued support. Dr. Fijal announced that online registration for the 2018 Midwinter Meeting was now open and to visit the CDS website for more information and to register for the meeting. Dr. Fijal commented that a photographer was set up in the foyer area to take headshot photos that would be uploaded to the Find A CDS Dentist Tool on the website for those wanting to update their profile.

All attendees were asked to silence their cell phones.

With no further business, Dr. Fijal called upon Regional Meeting Program Chair Loren Feldner, to introduce Jim McKee, DDS, who presented the program entitled “Presenting the Complex Case for Acceptance.”

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 2:05 p.m.