Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as saying, “Change is the only constant in life.” We must always be ready for change to occur and plan our lives accordingly. A few of the many changes you will encounter this year at Harford Cecil is having a new President. My name is Janet Zeller and I have been a practicing dental hygienist for the last 17 years. I served Harford Cecil Dental Hygienists’ Association from 2007-2010 as President and I am thrilled to be representing our component again this year. Debra A. Dixon, RDH, MS, DHSc has stepped up to be President Elect. Debbie served our component from 2006-2007. Deb has been busy working in Florida for the past six years and was President elect of Greater Orlando Dental Hygienists’ Association. Deb has returned to Maryland with her family. Welcome back home, Deb!
Our officers have been busy working over the summer to bring interesting topics for our continuing education courses. Please stop by the officers table and say hello to Denise Grams, Vice President; Jennifer Rivera, Treasurer; Stephanie Claycomb, Secretary; Dawn Anthony, Legislative Representative and Carol Vach, Facilities Coordinator. A special thank you to Lisa Bress for being instrumental in securing upcoming speakers this year and inviting the Harford/Cecil Dental Society to our meetings.
Another change this year is a membership table. I welcome anyone who would be interested in serving as membership ambassador. As you know, we as dental hygienists’ are stronger when we work together. Our membership numbers are decreasing, which effects what we can offer at the local component level. Please reach out to fellow hygienists’ who are not members and ask them to join our organization. We always welcome and encourage dental hygiene students, as they are our future in promoting the dental hygiene profession.
I would like to remind all members to please be prepared to show proof of membership at the door. This helps to protect those who pay dues, in order to receive benefits within the organization. Again this year, I am pleased to announce we will be offering a chance to win a FREE YEAR OF CE! Tickets are $1.00 for 1, $6.00 for 5 or any one’s arm length for $10.00. Please help support this fundraiser offered at September, October and November’s meeting,
I look forward to seeing everyone in September. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!
Janet Zeller, RDH, BSDH