Call for Council Member Applicants
AAO Council on Governmental Affairs

PCSO is looking for a representative to join the AAO Council on Governmental Affairs (COGA). The term would begin in May, 2022, and expire in May, 2024. At that time, the representative would be eligible for re-appointment for two additional two-year terms. All interested members are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Council Member Applicants
AAO Council on Orthodontic Education

PCSO is looking for a representative to join the AAO Council on Orthodontic Education (COE). The term would begin in May, 2022, and expire in May, 2024. At that time, the representative would be eligible for re-appointment for two additional two-year terms. All interested members are encouraged to apply.

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There are many committees and task forces to share your knowledge and expertise. Here is a list of some of them with their charges. We would welcome your participation and invite all members to get involved. Complete the volunteerism survey today, and we’ll do our best to find the best spot for you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pcsovolunteer

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee will consist of up to five (5) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The Executive Director shall be a non-voting advisor.

The committee will:

  • make recommendations on revisions to the bylaws as may be deemed advisable for the improvement of the Society and not in conflict with the provisions and policies of the AAO;
  • study all amendments proposed by members or by the Board and report its recommendations to the Board of Directors;
  • review changes in the bylaws of the AAO and submit recommendations for amendments to reflect these changes; and
  • recommend bylaws changes to the various component societies.

Component Relations Committee

The Component Relations Committee will consist of up to seven (7) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The Executive Director shall be a non-voting advisor.

The committee will:

  • maintain a current list of contact information for all officers and administrative staff of PCSO component societies;
  • develop, evaluate, and maintain resources for component organizations;
  • review and plan leadership development and training opportunities for component leaders at PCSO functions;
  • ensure that PCSO Directors take an active role as a channel of communication between the PCSO and their component society and its officers on an ongoing basis during their term as PCSO Director, including attendance at component board and general membership meetings, presentation of written and oral update reports from the PCSO Board to the component societies, and submission of written update reports from the component societies to the PCSO Board;
  • update and maintain a PCSO Update PowerPoint to be used at component meetings;
  • plan a yearly gathering of PCSO component presidents and presidents-elect;
  • work with PCSO Executive Committee to schedule component visits and communication with component leadership;
  • identify future leaders for components and the PCSO and provide them with the knowledge and skills to effectively govern;
  • encourage a culture of volunteerism within the PCSO and its component societies; and
  • make available to each component a yearly educational grant of up to $1,500. (Components must apply for the grant yearly by submitting the component grant request form and adhering to the component grant request guidelines. See Appendix F.)

Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education (CE) Committee will consist of up to nine (9) members, including the Chair. Members will include at least one new and younger member who shall be eligible to serve for a full term or until they are no longer considered a new and younger member. The Executive Director and meetings staff will serve as non-voting advisors. The Presidents for each meeting year being planned may also participate as an observer(s) if desired. Other one-year positions may be added when appropriate (e.g. local arrangements). A call for members serving more than a one-year term will be distributed to the membership. The PCSO Executive Committee will put forward a slate of candidates to be elected by the PCSO Board of Directors. The Chair will serve a two-year term and be selected by the committee. The one-year positions will be appointed by the committee chair as needed.

In addition, the CE Committee will oversee an Industry Advisory Council (IAC) that will include representatives from top-level sponsors. The IAC will serve to provide feedback and valuable industry information to the PCSO for future meeting planning purposes. This group will meet, at minimum, once annually in conjunction with the fall annual meeting with the CE Committee and PCSO leadership.

The committee will:

  • plan and execute the continuing education events of the PCSO, including, but not limited to the Annual Session in the fall and the continuing education event in the spring;
  • scout future speakers;
  • create a database of speakers to keep track of past, current, and future speakers;
  • develop relationships with sponsors and exhibitors to ensure that meetings are beneficial to them as well as PCSO members;
  • oversee an Industry Advisory Council; and
  • maintain budgetary and financial oversight of the continuing education events.

The Committee should work from the Annual Session Meeting Manual (Exhibit C).

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee will consist of up to five (5) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The committee will consist of the Immediate Past President and up to four (4) current members of the Board of Directors. The President-Elect shall be a non-voting advisor.

The committee will:

  • provide ongoing oversight of the management of the Society;
  • act as a liaison between PCSO volunteers and staff;
  • develop a useable evaluation form in collaboration with the Executive Director for use by PCSO leadership to assess staff performance;
  • develop a useable evaluation form for use by PCSO leadership to assess overall board performance and individual director performance; and
  • report results of the evaluations at a Board of Directors meeting annually.

Membership and Communications Committee

The Membership and Communications Committee will consist of up to eight (8) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The current PCSO representative to the AAO Council on Communications and Executive Director shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • manage all aspects of communication to PCSO membership;
  • examine new vehicles for communication with PCSO members;
  • oversee the Bulletin, Bulletin Digest, and NewsWire publications;
  • identify timely and relevant information to share with PCSO members; and
  • manage the PCSO mobile app.

Non-Dues Revenue Committee

The Non-Dues Revenue Committee will consist of up to seven (7) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • solicit and recommend non-dues revenue opportunities for the Society;
  • review existing non-dues revenue programs for effectiveness; and
  • work with the Board of Directors to ensure the financial stability of the Society through outside revenue sources.

PCSO Women Orthodontists Committee

The PCSO Women Orthodontists Committee will consist of up to nine (9) members, including the Chair, and shall be only female members of the PCSO. The Executive Director and any female executive committee members shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • address concerns of women orthodontists; and
  • suggest recommendations for how the PCSO can better meet the needs of women orthodontists.

Policy and Procedures Review Committee

The Policy and Procedures Review Committee will consist of up to six (6) members, including the Chair who shall be the Immediate Past President. All other members shall be appointed by the President. The Bylaws Committee Chair and Executive Director shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • review this manual annually based on the “Review of PCSO Policies” policy;
  • recommend changes as necessary to any existing PCSO policy; and
  • suggest any new policies of relevance.

Reserve Fund Investment Committee

The Reserve Fund Investment Committee will consist of up to (6) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President and be selected based upon expertise. Members may serve indefinitely to ensure that the Society is guided by sound investment knowledge. The Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • monitor PCSO investments and reserves;
  • suggest adjustments to PCSO investments and reserves based upon objectives set forth; and
  • be guided by the Reserve Investments policy included herein.

Resident Committee

The Resident Committee will consist of one resident member in good standing from each orthodontic residency program within the PCSO region. The AAO resident champion from each of the PCSO’s residency programs will be the default PCSO resident representative, unless the residency program identifies separate representatives. The PCSO New and Younger Member Director-at-Large will serve as chair of the Resident Committee. The Council on New and Younger Member representative and Executive Director shall be non-voting advisors.

The committee will:

  • address the needs of resident members;
  • provide a conduit through which residents can bring issues to the attention of the PCSO Board of Directors and appropriate committees, improving bi-directional communication;
  • inform their colleagues about the AAO, PCSO, and component;
  • encourage participation, involvement, and attendance from their colleagues; and
  • work to have at least one scientific posterboard submission from their program at the Annual Session each year.

Social Media & Website Committee

The Social Media Committee will consist of up to six (6) members, including the Chair, who shall be appointed by the President. The Executive Director shall be a non-voting advisor and social media vendor shall serve as consultant.

The committee will actively work with the social media vendor to:

  • create a social media strategy for the PCSO;
  • oversee a social media timeline and calendar for postings;
  • cultivate timely and relevant content for PCSO members;
  • manage all social media postings on a variety of platforms;
  • monitor the PCSO website for relevance to PCSO members; and
  • suggest content for the website.

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning Committee will consist of the President-Elect, who shall serve as Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, five (5) current or past board members or delegates who shall be appointed by the President, and a new and younger member (either the current New and Younger Member Director-at-Large or the PCSO representative to AAO’s Council on New and Younger Members). The Executive Director shall be a non-voting advisor.

The committee will:

  • review and evaluate the strategic plan on an ongoing basis;
  • work with the Board of Directors to address the long-term goals of the Society;
  • consider new issues and priorities of the PCSO membership and make recommendations to the Board of Directors; and
  • suggest new critical issues to the Board of Directors based on goals of the strategic plan.

Critical Issues Task Forces

Critical Issues Task Forces (CITF) will focus on the board-identified PCSO critical issues, taken from and building upon the strategic plan, to initiate action and ideas within existing structures to better serve PCSO members.

Each CITF shall be selected by the Board of Directors and will consist of at least one (1) member of the PCSO Board of Directors, who shall serve as chair, and up to five (5) other members selected from the PCSO membership, who may or may not be a part of the PCSO Board of Directors. In addition to these members, each CITF will include one new and younger member, within ten (10) years of graduation, selected from the PCSO membership who may or may not be a part of the PCSO Board of Directors.