November 16, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Washington, D.C. Dermatological Society
Business Meeting Report/Minutes
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Friday, November 16, 2012

The meeting was called to order during the DC Dermatology Day Conference by Dr. Maral Skelsey at 3:58 p.m.

I.  Minutes from the Saturday, October 27th 2012 meeting were approved unanimously.

II. Committee Reports

    1. Audit Committee –

Dr. Silverman and Dr. Henry met on November 9 at G. William Graves’ office to audit the financial records of the Washington D.C. Dermatological Society for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Their report —

“All records are in good order and well-maintained.

The most obvious issue of concern regarding the fiscal status of the organization is the number of current listed active members who have not paid their dues. The current membership list consists of 237 members owing a total of $27,500.00 of which $16,375.00 has been collected.  

We recommend that a membership committee be formed to establish an accurate list of current members.  We believe the current list may include physicians who have retired and are not lifetime members– they may not be interested in attending society functions or have moved out of the area. The Society would benefit by being able to assess it’s fiscal/financial status more precisely, and the updated list may also help in overall planning of future society activities. Additionally a membership committee might want to reach out to non- member Dermatologists in the community to encourage joining the Society.

As far as the issue of collecting dues, we suggest that each year’s dues statement indicate whether the member had paid in prior years. Perhaps we could explore dues payment via paypal or credit card. In addition, members who are in arrears should not be eligible for the member discount for attending the Atlantic Dermatological Society meeting.

Respectfully submitted,
Julie Henry, M.D.
Robert Silverman, M.D

Based on this report it was decided that an ad hoc membership committee would investigate these issues further. Dr. Walter Giblin and Dr. Steve Krivda will form the temporary committee.

  1. Advocacy Committee – No updates.
  2. Social Committee – Dr. Ben Lockshin the committee chair was absent but he is looking for event ideas for a possible February or March 2013 social event– please contact him with suggestions.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – No updates.

III. Old Business

  1. 90th Atlantic Dermatological Conference April 12-14, 2013. Preparations for the meeting are ongoing. Online registration for this event is now available.

IV.  New Business

  1. Voting on new candidates for membership – Dr. Kenneth Neal  and Dr. Dave Bray – was completed and both were approved unanimously. They will become members once their dues are received.
  2. Discussion about purchasing and using a credit card reader for paying dues was tabled until the next meeting,

Dr. Skelsey thanked the staff and residents of Walter Reed for organizing todays conference and for preparing and presenting todays cases. She also thanked todays guest speakers; Dr. Sewon Kang, Dr. Ronald Moy, and Dr. Fiona O’Reilly Zwald.

Next Meeting – Resident Appreciation Dinner –Kenwood Country Club, 5601 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland, on Thursday, January, 17th, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
Stephen Krivda M.D.,