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ITEM 24: SAMPLE LETTER FOR POTENTIAL FELLOW
Dear Dr. (name here),
It is my distinct privilege to inform you that the (state) nomination committee of the International College of Dentists has recommended that you be considered for Fellowship into the (20xx) class of candidates. This honor is based upon the exceptional contributions that you have made both in the profession of dentistry and in your local community.
The International College of Dentistry is characterized by Integrity, Leadership and Service. The organization continues to reach out to underserved communities both at home and abroad.
The Mission Statement of the ICD:
The USA Section of the International College of Dentists, as part of the preeminent Honorary dental organization in the world:
- Recognizes and promotes excellence in leadership with an emphasis on service
- Provides support to our Fellows and respect for our peers
- Addresses oral health needs and education throughout the world, and
- Fosters an atmosphere of collaboration with those who share our values.
For more information on the International College of Dentists, please visit our website: www.usa-icd.org. If you are interested in pursuing Fellowship, you will be forwarded a link for you to fill out a Candidate Information Form once the initial paperwork is completed. Please fill this form out as completely as possible. Your application will be reviewed by the Board of Regents at the National level. If Fellowship is granted, both you and I will be notified in writing. The formal convocation ceremony is held annually in conjunction with the ADA Annual Session. This year the new Fellows will have an orientation meeting the afternoon of (date here) in (city and state). The Convocation ceremony and dinner dance will take place on (date here). You must be present for the orientation and Convocation in order for Fellowship to be conferred. Annual dues for Fellows is ($xxx) for national dues and ($xx) for (state) Chapter dues currently. Dues are not paid by the new Fellows until the first full year of Fellowship begins. There is a fee associated with the Convocation however. This fee is approximately ($xxx). This covers your gold pin, a plaque, robe rental, a key, and the cost of holding the ceremony. There is no profit to the ICD from these fees. The dinner dance is lovely, and does carry an additional fee. It is not mandatory that you attend this. I will be going to the dinner/dance.
If you have any additional questions, please let me know, or feel free to contact me at (cell phone #) or (email address). It is a great honor to be considered for Fellowship in the International College of Dentists. Congratulations on being nominated by the (state) Chapter.
Dr. _______________ICD Regent