KDA Today

KDA Today

For Immediate Release

Date: Feb 4th, 2011
Contact: Dr. John Creech, III
Phone: 800-292-1855
Email: info@kyda.org

A Little Planning Really Helps

 It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-February, and that flowers will be showing up before we know it.  April and the Kentucky Annual Meeting are just around the corner. Might I suggest that you delve into this issue of the KDA TODAY in order to plan your April visit to Louisville and the 2011 KDA Meeting.

 

Dr. J.D. Hill is this year’s Scientific Sessions Chair. He has recruited some really excellent and entertaining speakers for you. Being able to take these high quality courses in your own back yard is a real opportunity.  In these times of rising airfares and increasing hassles of air travel, it makes real sense to take advantage of quality CE close to home.  I urge you to do so.

 

Since late summer of 2010, the KDA has been in a self examination and planning mode.  Seven different planning subcommittees made up of multiple individuals have examined the organization from head-to-toe.  It is our hope that this process and any resulting changes in the way we do things will make the KDA a stronger, more responsive association and will better prepare it to be proactive in dealing with the many issues that our profession will face in the future. I would like to strongly encourage all delegates to attend this year’s House. I guarantee that you will be given a healthy portion of important business to consider as a result of these planning efforts.

 

The KDA continues to strive on the behalf of its members on both legislative and regulatory fronts. I direct you to the Legislative Issues and President’s Update web pages found on the members’ side of the KDA website at www.kyda.org

to obtain a current detailed picture of our efforts.

 

I also would like to urge you to take the time to read about our own native son, Andy Elliott who is featured in this issue of the KDA TODAY as one of only two candidates in a race to be the ADA’s next President-elect.  I know Andy very well and find of Andy’s many strengths, foremost is his deep understanding of the national issues that will impact us all and his common sense approach in dealing with them.  We would be very well served by his representation and I ask you to read about Andy and his thoughts and to consider supporting his candidacy with a contribution to his campaign. I know Andy would make us all very proud.

 

Even though my Presidency will be drawing to an end in a couple of months, I pledge that I will keep the “pedal to the metal” until I cross the finish line.  Despite the many demands, I have found the experience to be very satisfying and I appreciate the hospitality showed me by all the components societies I have visited.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve.  I am heartened by the dedication of all the KDA staff and that of its many volunteers, all whom make the KDA work.  I assure you that your professional organization is and will continue to be in very good hands.

 

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