The first Committee of the Month this new school year is our New Member Outreach team! Viviana Sepulveda and Danielle Ho planned an amazing Welcome Week last month for the new D1 class. There was a full week of fun programs to welcome everyone back to school, including yoga night, a lunch and learn, and our annual trivia night. Thank you for all your hard work!
Committee of the month for April is Fundraising! Officers Ashley Weaver, Rick Rampi, and Steven Sheibley planned and organized our annual Vendor Fair. They did an incredible job putting everything together - for photos of the event, click here. Also, we would like to thank our sponsors, Aspen Dental, Henry Schein, Sarrell Dental, Patterson Dental, and Gendus for their continued support of ASDA!
Our committee of the month for March is our Spring Community Outreach team! Officers Jena List and Lindsay Maxwell planned and organized the annual Project Homeless Connect event. This is an annual day of services held at downtown Boutwell Auditorium with one goal: help the homeless and near-homeless improve their situation and achieve sufficiency. ASDA was one of over 60 agencies offering housing services, medical and dental services, identification services, veterans' services, employment services, pet care, haircuts, etc. Overall, 179 patients were seen, 300 hygiene bags were distributed, and 20 lesions were diagnosed!
Committee of the Month for February is our Historian, Bright Chang! Bright is extremely talented with photography and takes incredible photographs of his travels in addition to many of our events. He recently photographed our new officers for the website! Check his work out here.
Committee of the Month for the month of October is the Newsletter Committee - Lisa Djernes and Parker Alison! They recently published the Fall 2017 edition of The Handpiece. Click here to view the most recent publication and the past publications: http://www.alabamaasda.com/newsletters-and-blogs.html.
Committee of the Month for the month of September is the Miles for Smiles Philanthropy team - Patrick Bryant, Amanda Pzekora, Tyler Smith, and Lynn Fogel! The money raised from the charity 5K and 1 mile fun run benefitted Cahaba Valley Health Care.
Results for the race can be viewed here: http://results.dg-racing.net/#/races/alabama-asda-miles-for-smiles-5k/2017
Congratulations to our Legislative Liaisons - Mark Abere, Colson Smith, Meghana Sthanam, and Kai Huang - for being the committee of the month for May! They did a great job at Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., the ADPAC drive was a success, and they did an awesome job with our inaugural Advocacy Week! Over 100 + students signed up to be ADPAC members, and they were able to inform us about dentistry and policy.