The British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association (BCDHA) acknowledges the efforts and commitment of members and to the professional growth and development of our association and the profession.
Life Membership is awarded to a full member of the Association who has made an outstanding contribution to BCDHA over a number of years.
Life Member Benefits
Life Members shall:
- Receive a framed Certificate of Life Membership.
- Be recognized at a meeting of the Association, such as the Annual General Meeting.
- Be exempt from paying the BCDHA portion of the CDHA/BCDHA membership dues.
- Remain a Life member of the Association for life or until such time as they cease to be a member.
- Be entitled to receive all other benefits of membership as determined by the Board of Directors and within the parameters set out in the Association’s Bylaws
Criteria for Selection
The nominee must:
- Be a Registered Dental Hygienist in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia and a Full member of BCDHA.
- Have held continuous membership in BCDHA for at least 15 years.
- Have had involvement in BCDHA in an official capacity for a minimum of 10 years.
- Made a significant contribution to the growth and achievement of BCDHA in comparison to others involved for the same length of time and in similar capacities.
- Nomination forms must be include confirmed support by three (3) Full or Life members of the British Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association. Current Board Directors and BCDHA staff members cannot be nominated and cannot nominate a member for this award.
- All supporters must agree to be contacted to confirm their support by email or phone (see application form below).
- Nomination must be submitted prior to the deadline of March 1st, 2023.
- Nominees must provide a written testament to the candidates worthiness for this award.
The BCDHA Board of Directors will review all nominations received and select the recipient(s).
This award may not be presented annually.
Previous Recipients of BCDHA Life Membership: Jo Gardner, Joan Sanders, Marjorie Dimitri, Carol Kline, Joan Voris, Barbara Hewton, Bonnie Craig, Darlene Thomas, Ginny Cathcart, Cindy Fletcher and Paula McAleese.