Fellows and Members of the College are advised of the forthcoming election for the Council of the College for the two-year term 2018 – 2020. The new Council will commence following the College Annual General Meeting on Friday 23 November 2018. This year an electronic voting process will be used for the Council elections.

Nominations for election to the Council are hereby invited. The Nomination Form is in 2 parts;

    Part A - Nomination Form and Declaration Form

Nominees must be proposed and seconded by a Fellow or Member and signed by both. The nominee must also sign to signify acceptance of the nomination. The Declaration specifies that you are ‘fit and proper’ to be appointed as a Director of a Company Limited by Guarantee (RACDS Councillor).

Part A can be partially completed by typing directly into the form. The form then needs to be printed and signed by proposers and nominee then scanned (photo of document accepted) and emailed to ceo@racds.org

    Part B Candidate Information

Nominees are requested to include their skills that will contribute in a Director role, any engagement in core College activities and their background as a dentist. Degrees and honours should not be included. Candidate information will be included in the voting ballot.

This section can be completed by typing directly into the box provided, using no more than 150 words and emailed to the ceo@racds.org

Completed Nomination Forms plus a photo of the nominee in hi-res jpg or eps format should be returned as soon as possible and must be received by the Chief Executive Officer by 11.59pm on Sunday, 23 September 2018.

This election process provides for two designated Council positions – one New Zealand Region Councillor elected by Fellows and Members resident in New Zealand, and one Asia Region Councillor elected by Fellows and Members resident in the Asia Region. The description ‘Asia Region’ encompasses the College community of Hong Kong, Singapore, all other Asia continent areas including the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.

There are twelve Councillors of the College, and all positions are open for election. New Zealand-resident and Asia-resident Fellows and Members may nominate for their respective designated position, should they so wish. There will be a common ballot across the College, so any New Zealand or Asia Region candidate not elected to a designated position may be elected to a non-designated position.

I encourage Fellows and Members to consider nominating for Council and participating in College affairs at this leadership level. I remind you again that nominations close at 11.59pm on Sunday, 23 September 2018. As this is Convocation week, I recommend that you send your Nomination in prior to Convocation.

Dr Patrick Russo
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons