My Fellow Members,
It is with a deep pleasure and honor that I invite you all to our next annual session at the Marriott in Harford, CT. Yes, Hartford, CT! A recent informal analysis showed Hartford to be within two hours travelling time from 80 percent of our entire members constituency.
Hartford meets three important criteria that orthodontists desire in a meeting:
1. As I’ve stated, its proximity to home.
2. Reasonable costs. We have negotiated an extremely favorable room rate that will satisfy and impress all those staying overnight.
3. A fantastic scientific program under the meeting title of “Connecticut Still Revolutionary: Orthodontics Is Evolutionary.” Olivier Nicolay, Ian Sobler and I have engaged speakers for both the doctor and staff programs, which will prove to be exciting and cutting edge.
4. The science sector immediately adjacent to our hotel offers a tremendous experience for both children and adults. We encourage all members to investigate the scientific center online so that you might bring your children to partake in this tremendous learning experience. Our opening night reception will be held in the scientific center, and I’m sure you will all enjoy it.
Very soon you will be receiving more information about this exciting annual meeting.
NESO Trustee Election
Once every eight years, the Nominating Committee of NESO has the responsibility of evaluating and recommending a candidate to represent our organization on the Board of Trustees at the AAO. The candidate recommended by the Nominating Committee will be presented for election by the NESO membership at the next annual meeting in Hartford, CT, November 7-9, 2014.
Candidates who wish to be considered by the Nominating Committee for the position must be Active members in good standing. The term is two years and the Trustee may be re-elected for a total of four terms. After the seven years are complete, the AAO Board of Trustees generally elects the Trustee to serve as AAO Secretary Treasurer of the AAO during his/her final year as Trustee. The following two years are spent as AAO President-Elect and AAO President and service concludes as the AAO’s Immediate Past President. A total of eleven years is served.
Active members who are interested should send a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae no later than January 06, 2014 to:
NESO Nominating Committee
401 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63141
After this date, the Nominating Committee will work to review candidate’s qualifications and schedule interviews from 1-4 pm on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Manchester, NH. Please plan accordingly. You will be advised of the location and time of interview. A second interview may be requested on Friday, March 07, 2014, at the Logan Hilton Boston. This process will be completed by the NESO Ad-Interim meeting held March 08, 2014. The nominee and the other members on the slate of officers/delegates will be presented at the Ad-Interim meeting for consideration by the NESO Board of Directors.
At the NESO Annual Session in Hartford, the report of the Nominating Committee will be presented to the membership for election by the general members present who attend the Business Meeting.
For those seeking more information on the position of Trustee, please review the NESO bylaws and AAO bylaws. You may also contact Dr. Hugh Phillis, current Trustee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Dennis Hiller, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, at email@example.com.