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  • Thank those who have signed up! Members will receive their family assignment before the next meeting
  • Do a quick show of hands for 3/11
  • We don’t get paid until we have at least $20. With the current deal we only need 7 people to sign up to get our first check!
  • We don’t get paid until we have at least $20. With the current deal we only need 7 people to sign up to get our first check!
  • There were empty spots this week! I will take unfilled spots into consideration when you beg for more PR points at the end of the semester.
  • Juri – emphasize that they need to bring their own stuff and that you are a facilitator, not a teacher\\
  • Send suggestions! Someone expressed discontent about the PHR room and I got it changed. Tell me your ideas and I’ll consider them!

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  • third general meeting
    02 march 2011
    welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
  • Are you a new member?Come talk to me after the meeting for logistical information
    It’s important!
    So Far This Semester
    5 one-time community service events
    4 social events
    All of Last Semester
    4 one-time community service events
    6 social events
    And today we’re opening up:
    • 2 more social events
    • 2 more one-time community service events
    • 2 fundraisers for both social and PR points
    • Limitless amounts of social and
    community service events through families!
  • Member of the Week…part one!
    Do something good and you can be the next one.
    Congratulations to
    David helped put together the presentations for the trip to J. Houston Elementary and did a wonderful job teaching kids about oral health…in Spanish!
    President – Dana
  • Member of the Week…part two!
    Do something good and you can be the next one.
    Congratulations to
    Greg offered to help Sierra post fliers around campus to promote the meeting and did a bunch of tabling! Oh, and that whole fighting for our country and protecting our freedom thing…
    President – Dana
  • Upcoming Events
    Not for points, but still worth your time.
    • HPO Personal Statement Info Session
    FRIDAY, 12-1pm in BUR 212
    • Lecture: Ethical Perspective on Health Disparities
    Friday 3/11, 12-1pm in NUR 4.180
    “Social justice as a lens for examining health disparities and inequities”
    • Nominate a Professor for the Jean Holloway Award
    Deadline: Tuesday 3/15 at 5pm
    • HPO Application/Letter of Recommendation Workshop
    Wednesday 3/23, 1-2:30pm in UTC 3.110
    President – Dana
  • !
    Important Note about PointsPoints will be taken away if you fail to show up to an event without notifying the organizing officer 48 hours in advance.
    (only in the cases of limited space, drivers, or full payment prior to event)
    (and if you can find a replacement you’re off the hook)
  • Families
    Have a support system to help you through the semester.
    • Signups for families are now closed. Thank you to all 55 of you who signed up and plan on participating! We’re really thrilled with the turnout!
    • Each of you has randomly been assigned to a family, and you will hear from your two family heads soon about upcoming activities.
    • Participation is highly encouraged! Attendance will be taken and you can easily rack up a lot of social or community service points.
    Vice President – Ram
  • Dental School Trips
    Take a tour of what might be your future home.
    • Baylor: Friday 3/11 (day before spring beak)
    • The last day to sign up will be THIS FRIDAY.
    • We can bring 20 people, who will be chosen based on a combination of seniority, commitment to TPS, and ability to drive others.
    Vice President – Ram
  • Dues
    You get what you pay for.
    Dues will be $40 for the semester. This includes:
    • A sweet tee shirt
    • Access to our shadowing program
    • Admission to all socials
    • The year-end banquet
    Dues should be paid already!
    Talk to me after the meeting if you haven’t paid yet.
    (if you paid full-year dues last semester you don’t need to pay again)
    Treasurer – Jason
  • Fundraising
    Help us help you.
    MyEdu will donate $1 for every person who signs up using our custom link. This includes non-TPS members.
    Treasurer – Jason
  • Fundraising
    Help us help you.
    • Come to Tap House and help us earn money!
    • Thurs 3/10, 5-10pm
    • Tap House is located on the Drag, close to MLK
    • Be sure to mention TPS!
    • Juicytart Yogurtis helping us too!
    • Mon 3/7 to Tues 4/5, all hours
    • Juicytart is located on 24th next to Starbucks
    • And obviously, mention TPS
    Treasurer – Jason
  • Mentorship Program
    Just watch and learn.
    • All of our spots are full at this time
    • Sign up online to be added to the waitlist if you have not already done so. There is a chance that you will still be able to get a dentist!
    • Dentists have been assigned based mostly on seniority in order to help members with the most immediate need to complete shadowing hours. If you were in their position you’d want the same courtesy.
    Secretary – Heena
  • Upcoming Socials
    Get to know the person sitting next to you.
    • Get some exercise as you hike to the top of Mt. Bonnell and then share in our POTLUCK PICNIC feast!
    • Sunday 3/6 at 11:30am at Mt. Bonnell
    • Wear sneakers!
    • Bring your signature dish or nonalcoholic drink…or whatever is on sale at HEB
    • Meet at Littlefield Fountain at 11am
    • Signups will close THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.
    Social – Angela
  • Upcoming Socials
    Get to know the person sitting next to you.
    • Come out and FEEL THE RHYTHM WITH TPS hosted by our own Alan Truong!
    • Intro to hip-hop dance!
    • Tuesday, 3/22 from
    7-7:30PM in AHG136
    • Wear sneakers and
    • No experience
    • Signups close 3/11
    Social – Angela
    Alan’s dance experience includes: Redefined Dance Company (2-time winners of Texas’ Best Dance Crew), Illovation (1st place World of Dance Competition 2010), ArchiTEKS (with many members of ABDC runners-up SoReal Cru), Monsters of Dance Scholarship, recognition as “one of Austin's most amazing up-and-coming dance talents”
  • Upcoming Socials
    Get to know the person sitting next to you.
    • Get ready to play CAPTURE THE FLAG!
    • Saturday 3/26 from 12-1pm in front of the Tower
    • Wear sneakers
    • Instead of tagging, we’ll use water balloons, so be prepared to get soaked!
    • Signups will close 3/24
    Social – Angela
  • Upcoming Socials
    Get to know the person sitting next to you.
    • Help us by going to TAP HOUSE!
    • Thursday 3/10 from 5-10pm
    • Sign in with an officer and receive a half social point
    • No sign up necessary
    • Help us by going to JUICYTART!
    • Sunday 4/3, exact time frame TBD
    • Sign in with an officer and receive a half social point
    • No sign up necessary
    Social – Angela
  • Upcoming One-Time Events
    Donate your time to help someone else.
    • Inspire young girls at the Girls in STEM Conference and get them excited about the science and health fields!
    • Saturday 3/26 from 10am-3pm in the UTC
    • There will be three workshop shifts of ~5 members each, first sign-up first-serve
    • Participants are REQUIRED to attend a workshop rehearsal prior to the event, time and date TBD dependent on everyone’s availability
    Community Service – Bridget
  • Upcoming One-Time Events
    Donate your time to help someone else.
    • Help out at the Zilker Garden Festival!
    • Saturday 3/26 from 9am-5pm at Zilker Botanical Garden in Zilker Park
    • Two shifts: 9am-1pm, 1-5pm as mandated by the Festival organizers (can’t do shorter shifts)
    • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
    • Wear comfy clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
    Community Service – Bridget
  • Reminders about Upcoming Events
    Don’t forget to show up.
    • Explore UT is this Saturday 11am-5pm behind Welch
    • Arrive about 10 minutes early for your shift!
    • Wear your TPS shirt
    • We need people to help us set up at 10am for a half point! Please come out and give us a hand!
    The signup for this event is closed.
    Community Service – Bridget
  • Ongoing Commitments
    Donate your time to help someone else.
    • Reagan HS TAKS Tutoring takes place weekdays from 4-6pm. The school is at Cameron Rd. and E. St. John’s
    • Teach science experiments to elementary school kids at Young Scientistson Fridays from 12-2:15pm at Walnut Creek Elementary School, located at N. Lamar and W. Braker
    Community Service – Bridget
  • J. Houston Visit
    Thanks to everyone who came out to this event.
    What beautiful smiles on los niños!
    Public Relations – Sierra
  • Tabling
    Help promote our awesome organization.
    • Tabling will occur Monday-Wednesday of meeting weeks only until mid-late March
    • Sign ups are based on a Volunteer Spot calendar, which will be linked on our website
    Public Relations – Sierra
  • Fundraiser Fliers
    Help promote our moneymakers.
    • The most immediate need is for our Tap House fundraiser!
    • Grab a bundle of 30 fliers from me after the meeting. Hand them all out and get a point!
    • Distribution should occur in the West Mall, in your classes…anywhere people will take one!
    Public Relations – Sierra
  • New Website Updates
    Still room for improvmentbut we’re almost there.
    • We’re almost at 100% working links. Thanks for your patience.
    • Can’t find something on the website? It’s probably under “Member’s Area” or “Signups”
    • If all else fails, email Terry and he’ll tell you where to find what you’re looking for!
    • If you have an issue with a particular TPS policy and are looking for an explanation, please email an officer as opposed to using the ShoutBox so that we can have a proper conversation!
    Webmaster – Terry
    DAT reviews will take place on Thursdays from 7-8 during non-meeting weeks
    Review 1: Biology, 2/24
    Review 2: GenChem, 3/10 in JES A203A
    Review 3: Ochem, 3/31
    Review 4: PAT, 4/14
    Review 5: Math/Reading, 4/21
    You must bring your own study materials and have questions ready
    Class Study Groups
    Have been eliminated due to lack of interest
    Why didn’t you want to sign up for this? I’d love your feedback. Email TPSpresident@gmail.com and let me know!
  • now let’s hear fromDR. MILLERExecutive Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Baylor College of Dentistry
    Feel 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
    • Bridget: TPScommunity@gmail.com
    • Sierra: TPSpublicrelations@gmail.com
    • Terry: TPSwebmaster2@gmail.com
    And find us online:
    • www.texaspredent.org
    • 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/shirt
    • sign up for events online
    • or sign up on a laptop right now!
    Next meeting: 3/23, Dr. Dillenberg (Dean)
    and Dr. Koenecke (Director of Admissions)
    at ASDOH (back to NHB 1.720!)