2017-2018 Officer Elections 

 

Congratulations to our DS1 officers!

First Year Delegate - Bobby Anton

Legislative Liaison - Chad Abrams

Publications Editor - Jeannie Binder

Events Coordinator - Victoria Do

Pre-Dental Representative - Lejla Zoronjic

Community Service Coordinator - Annie Huet

 

 

Houston ASDA Structure

Houston ASDA Structure: Download file

All officer positions not listed below and committee member positions will be appointed (as needed) in January of each year. Appointed positions are 1 year terms. 

Elections for all offices open up to the first year (DS1) class during their first semester at a determined time. Date of election is chosen each year by the executive council at the beginning of the Fall semester. All elected positions are 4 years track positions where students hold their position for all 4 years during dental school. The third year of dental school is when the student would hold the Chair position in their perspective committee.

Elected annual positions are:

       1st Year Class Representative

       Legislative Liaison

       Events

       Community Service Representative

       Publications Editor

       Pre Dental Representative

Prior to the election date, an officer informational will be held for all officer positions. Candidates may be nominated by general membership or by self-nomination. All nominations must be submitted in writing. In addition, all candidates are to submit a Letter of Intent and Resume to be distributed to the entire DS1 class prior to elections. Candidates are to follow all stipulations outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA bylaws.

 

First Year Class Delegate

Job Description: Download file

Length of Term: 4 year
Time commitment/per week: 5-7 hours

Delegates are responsible for the representation and overall management of UTSD ASDA during their four-year term. In the first year, the delegate manages the first year new members, oversees the Pre-Dental and Social Chairs, and serves as the expert to all things ASDA to educate the first year class.

  • Serve as chairperson of the Executive Council, preside at chapter meetings, oversee activities of the Association.
  • DS2 year: serve as second delegate and President-elect for the chapter.
  • Plan ASDA’s Spring Family Picnic
  • DS3 year: serve as first delegate and President of the chapter
  • DS4 year: serve in an advisory role as Immediate Past President
  • Take minutes at officer meetings
  • Represent the Association as 1st Delegate and attend both National Leadership Conference (NLC) and Annual Session in this capacity
  • Represent Houston ASDA on the local (GHDS), state (TDA), and national (ADA) level as needed
  • Oversee all duties of all officer and committee members
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Legislative Liaison (LL)

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Length of Term: 4 years
Time commitment/per week: 2-3 hours

A first year Legislative Liaison should become familiar with National ASDA advocacy goals and understanding of the ASDA advocacy structure. The first year will perform tasks delegated by the Advocacy Chair, and is expected to be particularly active in events surrounding National Lobby Day in D.C. The first year LL will also be expected to perform a presentation following Lobby Day for the student body with the support of the advocacy committee.

  • Maintain active connection with representatives from GHDS and TDA
  • Create annual ADPAC Week
  • Consider a vision or goal for advocacy at Houston
  • Organize Texas State Lobby Day every other year and National Lobby Day annually
  • Update class with current events in politics and stay up to date on current advocacy issues
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Pre-Dental Representative

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Length of Term: 4 years
Time commitment/per week: 2-3 hours

The first year pre-dental representative assists second year representative and pre-dental chair with any delegated tasks involving all pre-dental activities. First year representative establishes contact with undergraduate pre-dental organizations and assists in publicizing upcoming events.

  • Help plan and prepare for all pre dental events within the UTSD Houston ASDA chapter.
  • Establish contact with undergraduate pre dental organizations by joining Facebook and other social media outlets and reaching out to pre dental society leaders
  • Educate pre dental members on all benefits provided through the ASDA membership
  • Promote National ASDA Membership amongst all pre dental members.
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Publications Editor

Job Description: Download file

Length of Term: 4 years

Time commitment/per week: 2-3 hours

The Publications Editor learns from the 2nd year newsletter position how to create and publish a newsletter. Position entails the social media portion of ASDA, which involves updating Facebook/Twitter/Instagram on a regular basis. Will be in charge of posting pictures on these outlets as well as keeping the community updated with events. The chair will also be in charge of acquiring articles from various sources, as well as transitioning into the newsletter position.

  • Be willing to write articles as needed
  • Think of creative new ideas for our chapter newsletter
  • Proofread the newsletter
  • Recruit writers for the newsletter
  • Make flyers as needed
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Events Coordinator

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Length of Term: 4 years

Time commitment/per week: 3-4 hours

The first year events coordinator representative is responsible for planning the Lunch & Learns during the spring and assisting the 2nd year events coordinator and chair with their responsibilities as well.

  • Plan Lunch and Learns during the Spring Semester including reserving rooms
  • Send out reminders for Lunch & Learns throughout the semester
  • Ensure a summary is written for each event planned for records/Gold Crown Award Application
  • Order food and beverage for Vendor Fair in the Spring
  • Maintain active connection with companies, organizations, and non-profits
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Community Service Coordinator

Job Description: (please contact current Community Service Coordinators for detailed description)

Length of Term: 4 years
Time commitment/per week: 3-4 hours

The Community Service Coordinator, along with the community service committee, is responsible for planning community service events for UTSD ASDA members, including making local contacts for events, getting appropriate approval, gathering donated supplies as needed and executing the community service events.

  •  Assist in coordinating community outreach events
  • Communicate with sponsors for supply donations
  • Ensure donated supplies are kept in an organized manner in the student storage and not expired.
  • Create oral hygiene games and other similar activities as needed
  • Promote community service events throughout the UTSD chapter
  • Fulfill all tasks as outlined in the UTSD Houston ASDA Bylaws

 

Historian

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Length of Term: 4 years

Time commitment/per week: 3-4 hours

The historian is responsible for documenting all chapter events as well as applying for ASDA Gold Crown Awards. This individual must provide own camera. Resources:

Gold Crown Awards webpage - http://www.asdanet.org/_MemberPage.aspx?id=8985&terms=gold%20crown%20awards

 

Website Editor

Job Description: Download file

Length of Term: 4 years

Time commitment/per week: 2-3 hours

The web designer is responsible for maintaining the website, www.houstonasda.com. This individual should be comfortable with various aspects of web design. Experience with HTML, WordPress, or other coding languages and online CMS is preferred.