Official Notice to the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Membership
Proposed amendments to the Auxiliary to the ACOFP’s Bylaws

According to the AACOFP Bylaws, Article IX – Nomination, Section 1:

A Nominating Committee shall consist of three members to be elected from the membership and the immediate past president and the president-elect shall serve as chairperson
ALONG WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT. THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON.

The AACOFP Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership present at the annual membership meeting, provided that the proposed amendments have been published to the membership thirty days before membership meeting at which time they are voted upon. If there are bylaws that need to be amended, they can be presented at the second annual membership meeting and must have a three fourths vote.


JOIN THE AUXILIARY
No one gets by on his or her own - especially during osteopathic medical school and residency - which is why the Auxiliary to the ACOFP was formed. Spouses and significant others of osteopathic physicians have joined together with a mission to support those just starting out in family medicine. To date, about 3,200 men and women are actively participating in the Auxiliary by raising money through dues, drawings, sponsorships and direct donations.

The mission of the Auxiliary to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is to promote and support public health and educational activities in national and community health endeavors.

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AACOFP SPONSORS PROUDLY SUPPORT:

  • The mission and vision of the ACOFP
  • Osteopathic family physicians and their families
  • Osteopathic medical students with family medicine interests
  • Osteopathic family medicine residents and their families

 

YOUR AACOFP SPONSORSHIP WILL FUND:

  • ACOFP Marie Wiseman Memorial Student Award
  • Emerging Osteopathic Leader Awards
  • Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Resident & Student Emergency Reserve Fund
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ACOFP & AACOFP STUDENT AWARDS

THE MARIE WISEMAN OUTSTANDING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award, in memory of Marie Wiseman, recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates strong philanthropic and community service. This annual award provides one osteopathic medical student with $5,000 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses, and affirms the recipient's activities and outstanding community service within the osteopathic family medical association. A joint effort between the ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the recipient of the award. The award winner will be announced at the ACOFP Annual Convention in March 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The recipient will receive up to two nights hotel stay in a standard room and one round trip, coach airfare.

EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT LEADER AWARDS
The ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $2,500 to qualified emerging student leaders in osteopathic family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses and to affirm the recipients’ interest in association leadership.


OSTEOPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE STUDENT AWARDS
The ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 awards to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses. 


Application deadline was November 30, 2018.

2018 AWARD WINNERS
                   


AUXILIARY SPONSORSHIP DRAWING
Show your support of Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts by donating before February 15, 2019 and you will be entered into a drawing to win $1,000. The winner will be notified prior to the convention. All sponsors making a donation will have their names and sponsorship level recognized during the convention. Make your sponsorship commitment when you register for the Convention or fill out the Sponsorship Form


FUTURE LEADERS CONFERENCE SUPPORT
The Auxiliary annually provides support to the ACOFP Future Leaders Conference, which is designed to teach selected new physicians in practice and family medicine residents who are interested in achieving a greater awareness of their leadership style so they can make a greater impact in the profession and in ACOFP.  Conference Information >>


FUND RAISING SUPPORT
The Auxiliary advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) by supporting their fundraising events and Student Associate Auxiliary programs.


STUDENT PROGRAMMING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Auxiliary support enables more students to attend the ACOFP Annual Convention. Students benefit from leadership development programs and say the Annual Convention is important in their decision to be active ACOFP members.


EMERGENCY RESERVE FUND FOR RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS
The Emergency Reserve Fund has been created to aid with relocation expenses for residents and students who are displaced by closing residency programs. 



For more information on the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, email membership@acofp.org or call 847.952.5106. You may also view the AACOFP Bylaws.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Mark your calendar to attend the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Annual Membership Meeting!

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Chicago Grand
Ontario Room on Level 2

All are welcome to attend and learn more about the Auxiliary fundraising activities supporting students and residents. You will receive 1 Opportunity ticket for attending the meeting.

FAMILY EVENT


The Auxiliary to the ACOFP hosts an event each year - open to all conference attendees and their families - at ACOFP's Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars.


AUXILIARY OFFICERS


Mimi Lindenbaum
President

Deidre Froelich
President-Elect

Ayrron Polk
Vice President

Tyler Lewis
Treasurer

Suse Cohen
Immediate Past-President

Joan Shaffer
Secretary

Patricia Molnar
Parliamentarian

Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP
Board Liaison


2019 AUXILIARY SPONSORS


Diamond Level
Drs. Robert & Valerie DeLuca
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sapphire Level
Drs. Nicole & Brian Bixler
Edward Via Virginia College of
   Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey S. Grove
Mr. Bob Moore
Dr. & Mrs. Dana C. Shaffer

Platinum Level
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin V. de Regnier
Dr. Robyn Phillips-Madson
Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Martin
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Williams
University of the Incarnate Word School 
    of Osteopathic Medicine

Gold Level
Dr. & Mrs. Greg D. Cohen
Drs. Gautam and Komal Desai

Silver Level
Drs. Robert & Kerry Agnello
Dr. Michael K. Cooper
Dr. Hilary S. Haack
Dr. Lori A. Kemper

Dr. Duane & Tammie Koehler
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffry A. Lindenbaum
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Molnar
Drs. Ronna & Doug New

Bronze Level
Dr. Joel M. Feder
Dr. & Mrs. James Froelich, III

Dr. Gretta Gross
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. James Michael Lally
Dr. William J. Kinderknecht
Mrs. Gloria Krejsa in Memory of
   Dr. Richard Krejsa

Mr. Kyle Miner
Dr. Paul Phillips
Dr. M. Jay Porcelli
Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Silvagni
Dr. H. Sprague Taveau, IV