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  1. 1. first general meeting<br />2 february 2011<br />welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY<br />
  2. 2. we’ll start things off withKAPLAN<br />
  3. 3. and now some words fromGMT<br />
  4. 4. finally let’s meetYOUR OFFICERS<br />
  5. 5. Levels of Membership<br />We have made some changes for this semester.<br />President – Dana <br />Distinguished<br />Active<br />Honorable<br />4/6 Meetings<br />2 Community<br />1 Social<br />1 PR<br />Dues<br />5/6 Meetings<br />3 Community<br />2 Social<br />2 PR<br />Dues<br />5/6 Meetings<br />4 Community<br />3 Social<br />4 PR<br />Dues<br />
  6. 6. Member of the Week<br />Do something good and you can be the next one.<br />Congratulations to<br />ALLISON TAPE<br />for being our first member of the week! She worked lots of tabling shifts and has already met the PR point requirement to be a distinguished member!<br />President – Dana <br />
  7. 7. Upcoming Events<br />Not for points, but still worth your time.<br /><ul><li>Natural Sciences Career Fair</li></ul>TOMORROW, 1-6pm at the Erwin Center<br /><ul><li>HPO Personal Statement Info Session</li></ul>TOMORROW, 4-5pm in GRG 102<br /><ul><li>Natural Sciences Council Application</li></ul>FRIDAY to WCH 2.306 http://web2.cns.utexas.edu/students/organizations/nsc<br /><ul><li>Longhorn Student EMS Application</li></ul>MONDAY to SSB 4.102H<br />http://www.lhsems.org<br /><ul><li>Science Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)</li></ul>FRIDAY 2/25 in SAC THEATRE<br />surge.studentliason@gmail.com<br />President – Dana <br />
  8. 8. Sign Ups are ONLINE!<br />We will no longer use paper sign up sheets for events. We won’t even use email. We will have links to sign up sheets with all information we need from you on our website.<br />Every event is an online sign up unless otherwise noted.<br />More from Terry later…<br />PAPER<br /> The end of <br />running to the front!<br />
  9. 9. We’re now on Twitter!www.twitter.com/texaspredent<br />Follow us! Get updates! Read news!<br />
  10. 10. Do you need to miss a meeting?<br />Let me know and we can work something out.<br /><ul><li> For those of you who will not be able to attend our meetings, contact tpsvicepresident@gmail.com for further instructions.
  11. 11. Please send an email ASAP with your valid excuse. Tests, labs, dental school interviews, and emergencies are all acceptable.</li></ul>Vice President – Ram <br />
  12. 12. Scholarships<br />Get yourself some cash for school.<br />UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIP<br />$100 Scholarship<br />Free full-year dues<br />UPPERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIP<br />$200 Scholarship<br />Vice President – Ram <br />
  13. 13. Join a Family<br />Have a support system to help you through the semester.<br /><ul><li> A mix of members from different majors and different years with whom you’ll form close family bonds.
  14. 14. Get help in classes, advice about the DAT, and most importantly, a handful of friends.
  15. 15. Sign up online to be placed in your family unit and be prepared to have lots of fun.
  16. 16. The success of this program depends on member interest and involvement. If there is not substantial interest we may not proceed with this idea.</li></ul>…and yes, you will get some social points<br />Vice President – Ram <br />
  17. 17. Dental School Trips<br />Take a tour of what might be your future home.<br /><ul><li> We will be visiting all three Texas dental schools!
  18. 18. UTHSC-SA: Pending, likely early March
  19. 19. Baylor: Pending, likely mid-March
  20. 20. UTHSC-H: April 8
  21. 21. Sign ups will be posted when days get closer</li></ul>Vice President – Ram <br />
  22. 22. Dues<br />You get what you pay for.<br />Dues will be $40 for the semester. This includes:<br /><ul><li> A sweet tee shirt
  23. 23. Access to our shadowing program
  24. 24. Admission to all socials
  25. 25. The year-end banquet</li></ul>Dues must be paid by the <br />Second General Meeting on 2/16<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
  26. 26. Fundraising<br />Help us help you.<br />MyEdu will donate $1 for every person who signs up using our custom link. This includes non-TPS members.<br />www.myedu.com/free/tps<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
  27. 27. Mentorship Progam<br />Just watch and learn.<br /><ul><li> We have roughly 40 spots open with more being added every day
  28. 28. Sign up online to be considered for placement with a dentist. Members are assigned dentists based on payment of dues, seniority, semesters in TPS, and response time.
  29. 29. You must be able to commit at least two hours straight each week
  30. 30. No, you don’t need a car. But you will probably need to take the bus, though it won’t be very far.</li></ul>Secretary – Heena<br />
  31. 31. Upcoming Socials<br />Get to know the person sitting next to you.<br /><ul><li> Stay for Family Feud immediately after the meeting today to get your first social point!
  32. 32. Come to our YOU FANCY, HUH? MIXER for party games, classy snacks, and tasty mocktails!
  33. 33. Next Wednesday 2/9 from 7:30-9pm in UNB (The Union) 2.404 (Pearce Hall)</li></ul>Social – Angela <br />
  34. 34. Upcoming One-Time Events<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> Help at the LIVESTRONG Marathon and maybe meet Lance Armstrong! Or not…
  35. 35. Sunday 2/20, 8:30-11:30am shift in Downtown Austin, Congress and 10th (Finish Line)
  36. 36. Register at the Austin Marathon website (it will be linked on our site) for “CLOTHING PICKUP” , and THEN fill out our sign up sheet so that I can coordinate rides</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  37. 37. Upcoming One-Time Events<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> Volunteer with UT Mass CPR Training
  38. 38. Saturday, 2/26, 5-8pm in Jester Domitory
  39. 39. Thanks to those who have signed up! The only shift with openings at this point is from 5-8pm.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  40. 40. Ongoing Commitments<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> Reagan HS TAKS Tutoring takes place weekdays from 4-6pm. The school is at Cameron Rd. and E. St. John’s
  41. 41. We’ll continue PIP Start but can only take a maximum of 5 people, experience preferred
  42. 42. Teach science experiments to elementary school kids at Young Scientistson Fridays (starting 2/11) from 12-2:15pm at Walnut Creek Elementary School, located at N. Lamar and W. Braker
  43. 43. The Austin Clubhouse,which provides assistance in recovery from mental illness, is looking for a maximum of 4 volunteers. Talk to Dana after the meeting if you might be interested.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  44. 44. Ongoing Commitments<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> You can earn three Community Service points if you are involved in an ongoing commitment
  45. 45. Cannot be for credit in another organization
  46. 46. Email tpscommunity@gmail.com to get your activity approved and receive an attendance check sheet</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  47. 47. New Points System<br />We wanted to make things clearer for you.<br /><ul><li> Active: 1
  48. 48. Honorable: 2
  49. 49. Distinguished: 4
  50. 50. Other than Active, this is not any more time commitment than before. 1 hour of tabling = 1 point
  51. 51. No more half points</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
  52. 52. Tabling<br />Help promote our awesome organization.<br /><ul><li> Tabling will occur Monday-Wednesday of meeting weeks only until mid-late March
  53. 53. Sign ups are based on a Volunteer Spot calendar, which will be linked on our website
  54. 54. To clarify, getting or returning the banner is not worth a point. It is implied that the first and last person will handle this responsibility.
  55. 55. Banner protocol: Get from/return to Holly Hunt in W.C. Hogg 2.208 or the stock room across from her office. Be sure to tell her in person or in writing when you take/return it.</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
  56. 56. Elementary School Visit<br />Help promote oral health.<br /><ul><li> J. Houston Elementary requested that we come and talk about dental health to their kindergarten classes
  57. 57. Thursday 2/24 from 12-2:30pm; school is located atI35 S. and E. Stassney
  58. 58. About half of the classes are bilingual. If you speak Spanish, WE NEED YOU!
  59. 59. Carpools will be arranged</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
  60. 60. Online Signups<br />It’s just easier online.<br /><ul><li> For now, links to sign up for events will appear on the home page
  61. 61. Will be posted after the meeting around 10pm</li></ul>Webmaster – Terry <br />
  62. 62. New Website Coming Soon!<br />It will look even better and be updated more often.<br /><ul><li> The BRAND NEW TPS website will be launching shortly! It’s still the same web address...</li></ul>www.texaspredent.org<br /><ul><li>Look forward to fully integrated sign ups, an “Academics” section, an “Alumni” section, more information about dentistry in general, recent photos, up-to-date event calendars, and more!</li></ul>Webmaster – Terry <br />
  63. 63. And now, introducing…<br />ACADEMICS!<br /><ul><li>Form study groups for your classes by signing up online. If more than one person is interested in starting a group for a class you entered, you will be notified by Beatriz and a study group will be set up.
  64. 64. Come to DAT reviews every other week, facilitated by Juri. She will create a friendly and welcoming environment where you can study in a collaborative fashion. Bring your own study materials and have questions ready.
  65. 65. Questions? Email tpsacademics@gmail.com</li></li></ul><li>?<br />When do you want to have DAT reviews?Wednesday afternoons?Wednesday evenings?Thursday evenings?<br />(there will be a poll online)<br />
  66. 66. CONTACT US<br />Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time:<br /><ul><li>Dana: TPSpresident@gmail.com
  67. 67. Ram: TPSvicepresident@gmail.com
  68. 68. Heena: TPSsecretary@gmail.com
  69. 69. Jason: TPStreasurer@gmail.com
  70. 70. Angela: TPSsocial@gmail.com
  71. 71. Bridget: TPScommunity@gmail.com
  72. 72. Sierra: TPSpublicrelations@gmail.com
  73. 73. Terry: TPSwebmaster2@gmail.com</li></ul>And find us online:<br /><ul><li>www.texaspredent.org
  74. 74. www.twitter.com/texaspredent
  75. 75. search “texas pre-dental society” on facebook
  76. 76. join the listserv</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>remember to sign in
  77. 77. pay your dues and get a receipt
  78. 78. stay for the social
  79. 79. sign up for events online</li></ul>THANKS FOR COMING!<br />Next meeting: 2/16, Navy Dentistry/Scholarships<br />