NVDHA President’s Message Fall 2016


So at first I was going to just use this quote:


“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression By saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”

Dalai Lama


But anyone who knows me knows I am not so silent.


Many of you have seen me for years at meetings, but may not know me. I am a native Californian, a mother of two amazing children, an adventurist, nature lover, volunteer, and best of all a hygienist that gets to be your President.


This year holds promise for our association, however without each one of our members we are nothing. It has been a sad turn of events, watching the decline in memberships, and attendance of our meetings. We have so many strong, intelligent, caring, and positive hygienists in our component. It is my hope to create new excitement in our CEs with Wine, dine and Learn CEs, and hope to see more of you attend. With the creation of so many privately profiting CEs that are being offered, the association is struggling. There are many interesting courses being offered outside of the association and it is our goal to have similar CEs available to you. Many don't know that the money from our local NVDHA CE courses goes directly to our association and no one is profiting from them, we are 100% volunteer driven and the money from these courses allows us to contribute and donate to our local Northern Virginia Dental Clinics in Loudon and Fairfax, the VDHA foundation, and ADHA Institute for oral health. We need each and everyone of you to please help our component continue in this mission.


I am so proud to get to be a part of such a passionate group of hygienists, and hope we can all continue on this journey to help others and keep our association going strong.


“The best partnerships aren't dependent on a mere common goal but on a shared path of equality, desire, and no small amount of passion.”

Sarah MacLean


With Sincere Gratitude,


Rhea Rossi, RDH



 

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