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Constitution and By Laws

NORTH CENTRAL DENTAL SOCIETY

Indiana Dental Association

CONSTITUTION

The name of this organization shall be the North Central Dental Society, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “the Society or this Society”.


ARTICLE I – NAME

This Component Society of the Indiana Dental Association shall be known as the North Central Dental Society, Inc.  Its territorial jurisdiction shall be composed of the following counties:  Elkhart, Kosciusko, St. Joseph, Marshall, Fulton, and Starke, excepting the city of North Judson. The city of Ligonier of Noble County shall be in the North Central Dental Society, Inc.  This Component Society shall be designated as District 3.

ARTICLE II – OBJECT

To promote optimal oral and general health in our communities and to advance the Art and Science of Dentistry while encouraging the highest standard of ethical practice.

ARTICLE III – OBJECT

Section A – This Society is an incorporated non-profit organization.

Section B  - DISSOLUTION
If this Society shall be dissolved at any time, no part of its funds shall be distributed to, or among its members, but after payment of all its debts, its surplus funds and properties shall be used for dental education in such manner as the then governing body of the society may determine.

Section C -  MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this Society shall consist of dentists and other persons who qualifications shall be established in Chapter I, Section 2 of the Bylaws.

ARTICLE IV – GOVERNMENT

Section A – ADMINISTRATIVE BODY
The Administrative Body of this Society shall be a Board of Directors, which may be referred to as “The Board” or 
”This Board” as provided in Chapter III of the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS

The officers of this Society shall be President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee, and Past President; each of whom shall be elected by the fully-privileged memberships as provided in Chapter II of the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

Section A – SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
Scientific meetings of this Society shall be conducted for the members of this Society as provided in Chapter VII, Section 2 of the Bylaws.

Section B – BUSINESS MEETINGS
Business meetings of this Society shall be conducted by the Board of Directors as provided in Chapter III, Section 5 of the Bylaws, at which a quorum must be present.

Section C – RECALL
Any vote by the Board of Directors can be recalled by the membership at any of the general membership meetings by a 2/3 majority vote of the members providing there is a quorum present to vote for the recall.

Section D – QUORUM

  1. General Membership Meetings – A quorum consists of 10% of the fully privileged members present.
  2. Board of Directors – A quorum consists of 50% of the members of the Board present.

 

ARTICLE VII – PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS

The principles of Ethics of this Society shall be the same as those adopted by the American Dental Association and the Indiana Dental Association.

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended by a two-third (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors, providing that the amendment be presented and read at a general membership meeting prior to the Board’s vote.  An amendment shall not be contradictory to the Constitution of the Indiana Dental Association and any amendment made by that Association shall automatically be effective in this Society.

 

BYLAWS

 

CHAPTER I – MEMBERSHIP REVIEW


Section 1  - CLASSIFICATION
The members of this Society shall be classified as follows:  Active members, Life members, Retired members, Affiliate members, Honorary members, and Associate members.

Section 2 – QUALIFICATIONS AND PRIVILEGES
The qualifications for membership in each classification of this Society shall be the same as those for like members in the Indiana Dental Association, as found in Chapter I, Section 20, of the Bylaws of that Association.  The privileges of the members of each classification of this Society shall be the same as granted to members of like classification of the Indiana Dental Association, as found in Chapter I, Section 40 of the Bylaws of that Association.

Section 3 – METHOD OF ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
Candidates for membership shall make application upon the prescribed form furnished by the Indiana Dental Association.  Each application shall bear the signature of the secretary of the society.  All appropriate dues will then be collected by the Indiana Dental Association central office as required.  North Central Dental Society provisional membership will be granted upon receipt of application.  Full membership will be granted upon Indiana Dental Association approval and notification to our Component Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 4 – FULLY-PRIVILEGED MEMBERS
The fully privileged membership of this Society shall be limited to active and life members practicing within its jurisdiction and in good standing in this Society.  A member to be in good standing must not be under final sentence of suspension, expulsion, or probation and his dues must have been paid by March 31 of the current year.

Section 5 – TRANSFER MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT
Any member in good standing in another component Society, upon moving into the territory of the North Central Dental Society may transfer his membership.  It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Component Society of such member to issue to the Secretary of the Component Society within whose jurisdiction such member proposes to practice an official certificate of transfer, and to mail to the Executive Director of the Indiana Dental Association notice of such transfer, using blanks for transfer and notice furnished by the Indiana Dental Association.

Section 6 – DISCIPLINE

  1. The Board of Directors of North Central Dental Society shall comprise the membership of the Disciplinary Board.
  2. Conduct of the Board shall follow the guidelines established, the American Dental Association “Guidelines for Disciplinary Hearings”, a copy of which shall always be in possession of the North Central Dental Society Secretary.
  3. Charges made against a member of this Society by another member of the Society must be filed in an affidavit form with the Secretary of this Society and the accused member be so informed by the Secretary at least two weeks prior to the action of the membership.
  4.  A member of this Society may be expelled from, suspended by, censored or placed on probation by this Society by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the fully-privileged members present, provided it be a quorum, at any regular meeting of this Society.  Such penalties, however, may be inflicted only for a member having been found guilty of violating the Dental Practice Act of the Principles of Ethics of this Society or the Indiana Dental Association or the American Dental Association.  Any member so expelled, suspended, censored or placed on probation shall have the right of hearing before this Society and further recourse and right of appeal to the Indiana Dental Association by procedures as found in Chapter II, Section 90 of the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association.  No decision of this Society shall be final while an appeal, therefore, is pending.
  5. Probationary membership shall be governed only by the procedures listed in Chapter XI of the Bylaws of the American Dental Association.


Section 7 – TERMINATION
Any member of the North Central Dental Society who has not paid his professional dues to the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association and the component Society by March 31st. of any year will have his membership terminated.  In order to regain membership, he must reapply, using the same procedure as a new candidate.



CHAPTER II – OFFICERS


Section 1 –  NUMBER AND TITLE
There will be seven officers of this Society:  President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and Past President.

Section 2 – TENURE OF OFFICE
The President, President-Elect, and Vice-President shall be elected for a one year term or until their successors are elected and installed.  The Secretary and the Treasurer will be elected for a term of two years.  The Secretary and Treasurer elections will be staggered so that the election of each will be after the other has been in office one year.  The Trustee will be elected for a term of three years as determined by the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association in Chapter IV, Section 30.  In the event of a vacancy in the office of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Trustee, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor until one is elected at the next January election meeting.

Section 3 – DUTIES

A.  PRESIDENT

  1. Serve as the chairman of all board meeting and at all other business meetings.
  2. Appoint all committee members with the assistance of the Board of Directors except those which are provided by the Bylaws.
  3. Serve as the third Senior Delegate to the Indiana Dental Association conventions and meetings.
  4. Serve as the chairman of the Advisory Committee to the IUSB Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs and the Endowment Committee.
  5. Perform all other duties as prescribed in these Bylaws.
  6. Provide a written typed report for the January business meeting.


B.  PRESIDENT ELECT

  1. Assist the President in the performance of his duties and to preside in the absence of the President at those meetings as prescribed under the duties of the President.
  2. Succeed to the office of the President if that office becomes vacant.
  3. Succeed to the office of the President upon election.
  4. Assume the duties and responsibilities of program chairman for all scientific meetings and inform general membership of meetings in advance.
  5. Provide a written typed report for the January business meeting.


C.  VICE-PRESIDENT

  1. See that appointed committees are functioning and membership of each if filled.
  2. Act as a liaison between appointed committee chairmen and the Board of Directors.
  3. Work with the President to see that committee reports are prepared and presented when needed.
  4. Prepare himself to assume the duties of President-Elect upon election to that office, i.e. set up scientific program for coming year.
  5. Be chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee.
  6. Be the second Senior Delegate to all IDA conventions and meetings.
  7. Help complete the duties of President or President-Elect, should there be a vacancy in either office.
  8. Provide a written, typed report for the January business meeting.


D.  SECRETARY

  1. Keep the minutes and records of this Society and perform such duties as usually appertain to his office.  The minutes to be sent to each Board member and Secretary immediately following each meeting.
  2. Keep a record of the members of the Society and all dentists within its jurisdiction, together with such data as may be deemed necessary by the Indiana Dental Association and coordinate with the local secretary.
  3. Notify the Indiana dental Association of any expulsion, suspension, censor or probation and the reason for such action of this Society, he shall also notify the Indiana Dental Association of any reinstatement by this Society.
  4. Follow directions of the Indiana Dental Association – i.e. updates of Officers and Committee Members, meeting schedules., special awards.
  5. Update Executive Director of status changes in members, i.e. retired, life, etc.
  6. Forward outlined items prior to Indiana Dental Association Annual Meeting as dictated by the Executive Director.
  7. Be prepared to accept phone calls of all related society functions, i.e. Peer Review.
  8. Provide a written, typed report for the January business meeting.
  9. Serve on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.


E.  TREASURER

  1. Keep all financial records of this Society.
  2. Receive and keep all monies belonging to this Society and make payment of all legitimate debts.
  3. Be bonded by this Society for any amount deemed necessary.
  4. Have an annual audit with CPA completion and filing of all appropriate state and federal tax forms.
  5. Serve on the Budget and Finance Committee.
  6. Provide a written, typed report for the January business meeting.


F.  TRUSTEE

  1. Be the official representative of this Society on the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Dental Association.  He /she will report to this Society any matters concerning the management of that Association that are to be considered by this Society.
  2. Trustee will serve on the Council on Governmental Affairs and Constitution and Bylaws Committee.
  3. Verbal report will be given to the membership of any major Indiana Dental Association activity pertinent to the Society.
  4. Trustee will organize and direct North Central’s delegation to the Indiana Dental Association House of Delegates.
  5. Provide a written, typed report for the January business meeting.


CHAPTER III – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1 – MEMBERSHIP
The Board of Directors will consist of seven officers; President, Vice President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee, and Past President.

Section 2 – ELECTION AND REPRESENTATION
Officers are elected as provided in the Bylaws under Chapter II, Section 2.

Section 3 – POWERS

  1. The Board shall be managing body of the North Central Dental Society vested with full powers to conduct all business of the Society; subject to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association and the North Central Dental Society.
  2. Recall vote – Any action or vote taken by the Board can be recalled by the membership at any of the general membership meetings by a two-third (2/3) majority vote of the members providing there is a quorum present to vote for the recall.
  3. For the Board to transact business, a quorum must be present which consists of 50% of the members being present.


Section 4 – DUTIES

  1. Cause to be bonded by a reliable surety company the Treasurer and entrusted with the Society funds, for the amount deemed necessary.
  2. Cause to be audited annually by a reputable auditor and by the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board, all accounts of the Society.
  3. Shall investigate and provide recommendation concerning the disposition of any members’ request for financial aid from the various dental organizations.  Secretary to bring these findings to the next scheduled board meeting.
  4. Shall make all appointments that are necessary for representation of the Society to the various Indiana Dental Association committees and councils annually.
  5. Shall fill any and all vacancies that occur on the Board until the regular election is held to fill that vacancy.
  6. Shall submit an annual report to the membership concerning its activities.
  7. Shall perform all other duties as prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws.


Section 5 – MEETINGS
The Board shall meet at least six times during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to transact the business of the Society.  The Board meetings shall be open to all members in good standing to attend.  The membership must be informed of the location and time of these meetings at the beginning of the fiscal year and whenever possible, any additional meetings the Board may hold during the year must be made known to the membership one week prior to the Board meeting.  Board members are required to attend 75% of the board meetings.

CHAPTER IV – COMMITTEES

Section 1 – LIST OF COMMITTEES


A.  Budget and Finance
B.  Membership Services
C.  Governmental Affairs
D.  IUSB Advisory Board (Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Council on Dental Practice Programs)
E.  Peer Review
F.   Endowment
G.  Dental Benefit Programs
H.  Council on Dental Education
I.  Nominating
J.  Constitution and Bylaws
K.  Children’s Dental Health Month
L.  Contributing Editor
M.  Membership, Recruitment and Retention Services
N.  Dental Wellness
O.  New Dentist
P.  Program Committee


Section 2 – DUTIES AND MEMBERSHIP
All committee chairmen are to provide written, typed reports for the January business meeting.

A.  BUDGET AND FINANCE
This committee shall prepare and submit to the Society an annual budget.  This committee must see that the books are audited and a report given to the annual Business Members.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Vice President serves chairman
b.  Treasurer
c.  One fully privileged member to be appointed by the President.

B.  MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
This committee shall cooperate fully with the council on Membership Services of the Indiana Dental Association in the application of Dental programs on the local level.  It should promote and devise such other programs as will best serve the citizens of the communities with the jurisdiction of the North Central Dental Society.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Secretary serves as chairman.
b.  Various fully privileged members representing geographic areas of the North Central Dental Society shall be appointed by the President.

C.  GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
The chairperson of this committee will be appointed by the Board of Directors.  The committee will keep the Board of Directors and North Central membership informed of all legislative developments at the state and national level.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  The chairperson will also serve on the Indiana Dental Association Governmental Affairs Committee.
b.  The trustee will serve on this committee.
c.  All delegates and alternate delegates to the Indiana Dental Association shall serve on this committee.
The chairperson shall enlist the membership to personally contact all State Senators and Representatives in the North Central area to support legislation favorable to dentistry.
d. This contact network will be constantly in place, reviewed, and renewed each year so that a Senator or Representative can be contacted immediately concerning legislation.

D.  DENTAL HYGIENE AND DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Advisory Committee’s functions include assisting the director of Dental Auxiliary Education in the identification of extra mural assignments, recruitment of students, procurement of scholarships, and maintain rapport with local professional organizations.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  President of the Society serves as chairman.
b.  President Elect of the Society
c.  Chairman of Dental Practice Committee

E.  PEER REVIEW
The Peer Review Committee shall handle complaints submitted to the IDA involving third parties.  The Committee will assist the petitioner (dentist, patient, or third party) by examining the background and results of questioned procedures, then recommending a possible solution other than litigation.  An attempt should always be made to promote excellence of liaison and harmony which in turn will result in mutual understanding of responsibilities, problems and limitation of treatment possibilities.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Chairman – appointed annually by the NCDS Board of Directors shall be a member of IDA and NCDS in good standing.  The Chairman has the ultimate responsibility of all Committee actions.  The chairman is responsible for reporting to IDA.
b.  Committee:

  1. Shall be an organization of IDA and NCDS members in good standing responsible for both mediation and peer review reporting directly to the Peer Review Chairman.
  2. Shall be comprised of a Board of three one year classes, three members to a class, rotating upward for a maximum three year membership.  Shall be appointed by the Chairman.
  3. May be supplemented by a committee of mediators to assist the Board of Directors in cases required.  Shall be appointed by the Chairman.

PEER REVIEW AREA OF RESPONSIBILITIES
1.  Committee will provide service to all members of NCDS as a membership privilege and also to non members.

F.  ENDOWMENT
Members of this committee will be responsible to continue the endowment fund for students finishing a career in dental education.  The President is required to write a letter to all North Central members asking for their monetary help.  Any novel ideas, such as raffles, will be welcome and should occasionally be used.  The board will make final decisions on endowment disbursements.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  The President will be chairman.
b.  Board of Directors.

G.  DENTAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS
The representative will serve to advise and inform the general membership regarding matters pertaining to group-funded dental care programs.  The council will provide information on topics including but not limited to, the following:  1) Indemnity insurance, 2) State and federally funded dental programs such as the coverage of the state Medicaid program.  3) Alternative programs such as HMOs, PPOs, IPAs and other capitation type programs. 4. Direct Reimbursement.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Board of Directors each year shall appoint one member to be the representative of North Central Dental Society.
b.  Dental Care representative shall, if needed, appoint one or two other members to his committee.

H.  COUNCIL ON DENTAL EDUCATION
The duties of the Council on Dental Education shall be but not limited to:
a.  Study and make recommendations regarding utilization of state laws governing dental auxiliaries and serve as a liaison with dental auxiliary organizations (local, state and national).
b.   Encourage and develop satisfactory relations with various organizations representing the dental trade and dental laboratories and develop and encourage denture care services.
c.  Study and make recommendations regarding the supply, need and utilization of dental manpower in the state.

I.  NOMINATING COMMITTED
It shall be the duty of this committee to formulate a slate for all elected offices and officers for the coming year.  This slate shall be mailed ten (10) days prior to the fall meeting to all members in good standing.  This slate shall be presented to the membership at the fall meeting for further actions.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Chairman shall be the Immediate Past President.
b.  Members shall be made up of the Immediate Past President and the President of the Society.

J.  CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
It shall be the duty of this committee to review and update the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society from time to time at the request of the Board.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Secretary shall serve as chairman.
b.  Trustee will serve on committee
c.  Persons currently serving as the Society’s representative to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to the IDA

K.  CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
This committee shall plan and conduct an annual campaign in conjunction with the American Dental Association and the purpose of encouraging awareness of dental health.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Chairman to be appointed by the Board of Directors.
Duties shall be as follows:

  1. The chairman is responsible for conducting the national Children’s Dental Health Month Campaign.
  2. This individual is responsible for selecting local area chairmen and conducting organizational meetings to insure that the local Children’s Dental Health Month is successful.
  3. The chairman is responsible to the Board of Directors and shall make a report of planned activities at the annual business meeting and reporting after Children’s Dental Health Month as required to the Indiana Dental Association.


L.  CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
The Contributing Editor to the Indiana Dental Association Journal will submit articles and pictures of North Central activities.  The Contributing Editor will contact the Indiana Dental Association office as soon as possible for the deadline dates for submitting new articles.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Contributing Editor will be the Immediate past President or a person appointed by the Board of Directors.
b.  Any North Central member who wants to submit an article of information.

M.  MEMBERSHIP, RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION SERVICES
The duties of this committee shall be to:

  1. Contact new graduates and transfers to the North Central area, as soon as possible.
  2. Contact and work with dentists in the North Central area that have dropped their Indiana Dental Association membership and encourage and promote new membership in the Indiana Dental Association.
  3. Work with North Central Dental Society non members to renew membership.
  4. Keep the North Central Trustee informed of members that have dropped their membership.
  5. Give special recognition to new members.
  6. Report to the Board of Directors and general membership at the annual meeting.

1.  MEMBERS
a.  Secretary serves as chairman.

N.  DENTAL WELLNESS
This committee is charged with the responsibility of counseling the drug, alcohol or otherwise impaired dentist.  The impaired dentist must, if possible, be brought under treatment or to professional counseling to try and prevent charges being brought against the impaired dentist to the Indiana State Board of Dental Examiners or other legal Authority.  The committee is a buffer between the dentist and the public.
1.  MEMBERS
a.  Chairman appointed by Board of Directors.
b.  any member of the North Central Dental Society.

O.  NEW DENTIST

  1. The duties of this committee shall be but not limited to:
  2. Provide young members (recent graduates up to 10 years) with a formal means to communicate and have direct input to the IDA leadership regarding their special needs and concerns.
  3. Identify and expand opportunities for leadership service by young dentists.
  4. Assist with recruitment and retention of young members by emphasizing the value of membership and services.

 

P.  PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The duties of this committee shall be but not limited to:

  1. Provide two full day educational programs for its members per year.

1.  MEMBERS
a.  Chairman will be the President Elect
b.  Vice President and Treasurer will be on this committee
c.  Chairman may appoint other members in good standing to serve a 2 year term on the committee


Section 3 – SUMMARY OF BOARD MEMBERS SERVING ON COMMITTEES
A.  President

  1. Chairman of Advisory Committee to IUSB Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs.
  2. Chairman of Endowment Committee
  3. Peer Review

B.  President Elect

  1. Chairman of Program Committee
  2. Advisory Committee to IUSB Dental Hygiene and Assisting Programs

C.  Vice President

  1. Chairman Budget and Finance Committee
  2. Peer Review
  3. Program Committee

D.  Treasurer

  1. Budget and Finance
  2. Peer Review
  3. Program Committee

E.  Secretary

  1. Membership Services
  2. Peer Review
  3. Constitution and By-Laws

F.  Trustee

  1. Governmental Affairs
  2. Peer Review
  3. Constitution and By-Laws

G.  Past President

  1. Chairman of Nominating Committee
  2. Contributing Editor to the Journal of the IDA
  3. Peer Review


Section 4 – Representative to State Committees
North Central board shall appoint a representative to the following State Committees as requested by the IDA.  The society recognizes the following state committees:

  1. Advisory Committee to Alliance (AIDA)
  2. Endowment Committee
  3. Historical Records and Memorial Committee
  4. Peer Review Committee
  5. New Dentists Committee
  6. Wellness Committee



Chapter V – DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO THE INDIANA DENTAL ASSOCIATION


Section 1 – Number
The number of delegates and alternate delegates to the Indiana Dental Association shall be determined in accordance with the formula set up by the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association.

Section 2 – Members
The President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Past President of this Society shall serve as the first four delegates with seniority ranking as outlined in the Bylaws under Chapter II, Section 3.  Additional delegates shall be termed At-Large Delegates and shall be elected by the membership.  The At-Large Delegate will serve as the fifth Senior Delegate.

Section 3 – Election and Term of Office
Election of the At-Large Delegate and the Alternate Delegates shall be by ballot.  All delegates and alternate delegates shall start their term of office upon election in the calendar year they are elected, and their term of office shall expire upon election of their successors in the following calendar year.


CHAPTER VI – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1 – Nominations
Nominations for an election shall be made by a nominating committee as provided in the Bylaws under Chapter V, Section 9.  The Nomination Committee after selecting a slate of candidates, shall mail a copy of the slate to each member at least ten days prior to the Fall meeting.  When the slate is presented at the Fall meeting, further nominations may be made from the floor at this meeting until a final slate of candidates shall be presented and voted on at the January meeting.

Section 2 – Elections
Elections shall be by ballot and the Secretary shall provide for this voting unless there is only one nominee for an office; then, the Secretary may be instructed to ask a unanimous vote for the nominees.
Section 3 – Terms of Office
Elected officers shall assume office on July 1st of the year they are elected and this term of office shall expire on June 30th of the year or years for which they have been elected.

CHAPTER VII – RULES OF MEETINGS

Section 1 – Time of Meetings
This Society shall meet in the following manner:  2 meetings in the spring and fall unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the board.  The fall meeting shall be for the nomination of officers.  The January meeting shall be the annual general membership business meeting for the election of officers and other matters pertaining to the fiscal business of this Society.  Special meeting may be called by the President of the board or by majority vote of the membership present at the meeting in which the motion was called.

Section 2 – Recall Vote
Any vote taken by the board can be recalled by the membership at any general membership meeting by a two-third (2/3) majority vote of the members providing there is a quorum present to vote for the recall.

Section 3 – Scientific Seminars
There will be two (2) scientific sessions.

Section 4 – No Smoking
The membership will refrain from smoking during the dinner and business meeting.  Scientific sessions are also restricted to no smoking.  Those members not voluntarily leaving to smoke will be asked to do so by the President.

Section 5 – Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised
These rules shall govern the deliberation of this board and the society unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws.
The order of business shall be as follows:

  • Call to Order.
  • Reading of minutes of previous meeting.
  • Applications and elections to membership.
  • Reports of officers and standing committees.
  • Reports of special committees.
  • Nominations of officers, delegates, and alternate delegates and members of the prepayment committee.
  • Election of officers.
  • Unfinished business
  • New business
  • Miscellaneous business.
  • Scientific program (This may be changed for the convenience of the speaker).

 

CHAPTER IX – FINANCE


Section 1 – Dues

A.  Active and Life Members

The amount of dues for these classifications of membership shall be governed by circumstance and need, payable by March 1st in full, or by July 31st if utilizing the partial payment option together with the Indiana Dental Association and American Dental Association dues.

  1. Any member called into military service shall have his dues remitted for the period of such activation.

B.  Affiliate Members

The dues for this classification of membership shall be due and paid to the Indiana Dental Association central office.  The dues shall be 100% of the North Central Dental Society dues at the time.  The Indiana Dental Association central office shall be notified of all satellite offices located within the North Central Dental Society area on a yearly basis by the Treasurer or Secretary.

C.  Retired and Honorary members

There shall be no dues for these classifications of membership.


Section 2 – Expense Accounts
The Treasurer shall receive a personal non-accountable expense account of one hundred twenty five dollars ($125) per year.  The Trustee shall receive a personal non-accountable expense account of one thousand dollars ($1000) per year.

Section 3 – Financial Statement
The Budget and Finance Committee shall prepare a financial statement and present this at the annual business meeting in January

Section 4 – Meals
Dues shall include meals for the January annual business meeting for fully privileged members.


CHAPTER X – AMENDMENTS

Section 1 – These Bylaws may be amended by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the board, providing that the amendment be presented and read at a general membership meeting prior to the vote.  An amendment shall not be contradictory to the Bylaws of the Indiana and any amendment made by that association shall automatically be effective in this Society.

Section 2 – Any dues changed at the local level would require a vote by the Board of Directors.

Section 3 – any special assessments mandated by the Board of Directors and approved by the membership shall be deemed a part of the annual dues during the fiscal year; subject to their restrictions and regulations as defined by the American Dental Association, and component society.


CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE – 1995

  •             Dr. Jeff McBride, Chairman
  •             Dr. Jay Asdell
  •             Dr. Nora Harmsen
  •             Dr. Michael Beachy
  •             Dr. Daniel White
  •             Dr. Matthew Brennan
  •             Dr. Michael Gasko
  •             Dr. David Varner



           
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE – 2005

  •             Dr. George Mighion, Chairman
  •             Dr. Matthew Brennan
  •             Dr. Brian Blough
  •             Dr. Martin Szakaly
  •             Dr. Daron Sheline
  •             Kathy Karczewski, Executive Director



BY LAW ADDITION OF A PROGRAM COMMITTEE – 1-11-2011

 



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