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fourth general meeting 19 october 2011welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY (PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 PLAYLIST)
! FIRST MEETING?Come talk to me after the meeting to get filled in on the logistics of TPS
Members of the Week Do something good and you can be the next one.President – Dana Congratulations to TPS VOLLEYBALL! This was probably our biggest turnout ever! Thank you for being amazing and so spirited.
Upcoming Events Not for points, but still worth your time. • Health Care in the Rio Grande Valley THIS FRIDAY 10/21 from 12-1pm in NUR 4.180 Great lecture for those interested in public health dentistryPresident – Dana • Study Abroad Info Session Monday 10/24 from 1-2pm in RLM 6.126 Spend the summer in Spain and take genetics and Spanish • Letters of Recommendation Workshop Tuesday 10/25 from 11am-12:30pm in CPE 2.204 • Texas Mission of Mercy Next weekend, all weekend We are not attending as a group because it’s in Amarillo
Join a Family Have a support system to help you through the semester.Vice President – Ram • Next family activity must be completed by the next meeting • Attending half of you family’s events = 1 point • Still want to join? Email Ram to sign up and get in on the fun!
Apply for a Scholarship Earn some cash for being an awesome member.Vice President – Ram • Application is available online and must be completed by Friday 11/4 at 11:59pm. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! • We will give out scholarships primarily based on your involvement in TPS. If there are other factors you’d like us to consider (financial burden, etc) feel free to include them. • 1 upperclassman will win $200 and 2 underclassmen will win $100 • You MUST be present at the last meeting in order to win. We will have alternates ready.
Dues You get what you pay for. Dues are PAST DUE! Please pay today or bring them to the next TPS event you attend.Treasurer – Jason Dues will be $65 for the year. This includes: • A sweet tee shirt • Access to our shadowing program • Admission to all socials • The year-end banquet You can also pay $40 for just the semester. Not paying dues will prevent you from participating in socials or community service activities with limited space
A quick note about points… • If you sign up for a limited space event – social or community service – and do not show up, you will lose a point – This includes volleyball! If you need to skip once because you have a big test the next day it’s okay, but you should really only be signed up if you will be there every Sunday! • Why? Someone else could have had that spot and come closer to achieving their desired membership level • You have up until 2 days before an event to back out, no questions asked, no exceptions made
Upcoming Socials Get to know the person sitting next to you. • Don’t get scared at our SCARY MOVIE NIGHT! TPS will be there to comfort you <3 • Monday 10/24 from 8-9:30pm, room TBDSocial – Angela • Signups close THIS SUNDAY at noon – vote for the movie when you sign up! • Take on POPS at LASER TAG! • Thursday 10/27 from 8-9ishpm at Blazer Tag • We are limited to 40 members • Signups close Tuesday 10/25 at midnight
Upcoming Socials Get to know the person sitting next to you. • Show your TPS members some support at INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL against other healthSocial – Angela professions organizations! • Sunday at 6pm at Gregory Gym 10/22 • The roster to play is full • Come and cheer at our games for ½ a point – you really do need to cheer. Posters are encouraged!
Community Service – Bridget Upcoming One-Time Events Donate your time to help someone else. • Join in carnival fun at FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL! • Sunday 10/23 at YMCA North Park • Only 4:30-7pm shift is left • Teach kids about the horrors of Halloween candy* at LONGHORN HALLOWEEN! • Sunday 10/30 from 1:30-5:30 at the Erwin Center • Shifts: 1:30-3, 3-5:30 • We will give candy to kids once they show us how to brush their teeth! Plus other fun stuff. • Come dressed in a dental-themed costume! Tooth fairy, plaque monster, just scrubs, anything! • Signup closes Friday 10/28 *not really
Community Service – Bridget Ongoing Commitments Donate your time to help someone else. • Please continue to attend your weekly commitments • Remember to have your supervisor sign the attendance check sheet with your days and times!
TPS Newsletter Keep dental schools up-to-date with what we’re doing.Public Relations – Sierra • Submit an article idea to Sierra for approval. If you get the green light, write a short article for a PR point! • The deadline to submit an article idea for the Nov/Dec newsletter will be sometime in the middle of November
Flyering and Photos Make sure UT knows that we’re here.Public Relations – Sierra • Opportunities to post fliers around campus, especially in science-y buildings, will be announced periodically on Facebook and only there • Take photos of any event(s), print 5 on photo paper, give them to Sierra, get a point!
The TPS Website It’s just easier online. • Everything you need to know about TPS can be foundWebmaster – Terry online •Links to sign up for events will appear under the “SIGNUPS” tab as well as on the homepage, and will appear online at approximately 10pm after meetings • Be sure to register for the Listserv under the “ABOUT US” tab to receive all TPS emails!
and now here’sMS. TANYA HOLLAND,National Health Service Corps LiaisonandMS. ADA GRANT,Texas State Office of Rural Health
CONTACT USFeel free to reach out to any of us at any time:» Dana: TPSpresident@gmail.com» Ram: TPSvicepresident@gmail.com» Heena: TPSsecretary@gmail.com» Jason: TPStreasurer@gmail.com» Angela: TPSsocial@gmail.com And find us online:» Bridget: TPScommunity@gmail.com» Sierra: TPSpublicrelations@gmail.com » www.texaspredent.org» Terry: TPSwebmaster2@gmail.com » www.twitter.com/texaspredent » search “texas pre-dental society” on facebook » join the listserv
• remember to sign in • pay your dues and get a receipt • sign up for events onlineTHANKS FORCOMING!Next meeting: 11/2, Dr. Pierpont from UTHSCH