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Presidents Luncheon 2018

Please join us as we celebrate all our Past Presidents, as well as honor our outgoing President, Dr. George Gettinger, and welcome our incoming President, Dr. Jennifer Torbett.

The annual "Awards of the Association" will also be given out during the luncheon and this year we will be thanking our new Life Members for their commitment to dentistry and to the Rhode Island Dental Association. 

The Presidents Luncheon will take place on May 16th at the Quidnessett Country Club from 12pm-1:30pm, immediately following our HR & Compliance course (here). Tickets are $45. 

For more details and sign-up information, please click HERE
Gail Alofsin - HeadshotThis year's guest speaker at the Presidents Luncheon is Gail Alofsin who will be speaking about "The Power of Purpose: Finding Meaning in your Life and Work".

Gail Lowney Alofsin is a professional speaker, author, university professor, humanitarian, and business leader. Drawing on lessons learned focused on resilience, compassion and purpose from over three decades of volunteering in Haiti with the Haitian Health Foundation, Gail will share impactful thoughts on how you can live your best life and share your best self with those you interact with daily - from family, employees, patients, and colleagues. Gail's father, an orthodontist, founded the Haitian Health Foundation back in the mid-80's at the request of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Gail is the author of Your Someday is Now - What are YOU Waiting For? - a book focused on living life to the fullest. Since being published, the book has raised $38,500 for non-profit organizations. A graduate of Tufts University, Gail serves on several non-profit boards focused on education and hunger. She resides in Newport, Rhode Island with her husband John and son Samuel, a left-handed pitcher.