Each year, it is a privilege and honor to serve MASO in some form of leadership role, and I am deeply grateful to those who invited and encouraged me to get involved over 12 years ago. Since that time, I have met so many wonderfully dedicated orthodontists and staff who have contributed to our amazing specialty and to my personal growth.
Your MASO Board, Delegates and Committee Members [insert hyperlink to webpage with leadership listed?] sacrifice a great deal of time and energy to elevate and advance our profession. They are extremely receptive to new ideas, existing concerns and they have a great recall of historical relevance. This year, we are developing a new Strategic Plan, one that is contemporary and relevant to today’s membership, while honoring our core values and ethics. This new document will take a closer look at:
- Our meetings – rethinking location, length and format.
- Effective communication with our membership – always a challenge, ever the priority.
- Identity – why we exist and how to advocate for our members, our patients and the public.
Please never hesitate to reach out to any of us with a thought, suggestion or desire to become involved. We are only stronger when our membership is engaged.
I hope to see you at our meetings in 2020 – March 13 in Wilmington, Delaware and September 10 – 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. More information to follow soon.