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    • first general meeting
      7 september 2011
      welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
    • we’ll start things off withKAPLAN
    • now let’s meetYOUR OFFICERS
    • Levels of Membership
      Participate as much as you can.
      President – Dana
      4/6 Meetings
      2 Community
      1 Social
      1 PR
      5/6 Meetings
      3 Community
      2 Social
      2 PR
      5/6 Meetings
      4 Community
      3 Social
      4 PR
    • Members of the Week
      Do something good and you can be the next one.
      Congratulations to
      They braved the Texas heat all summer long to table at freshman orientations and promote TPS to the cute little freshmen.
      President – Dana
    • Upcoming Events
      Not for points, but still worth your time.
      • HPO Interview Workshop
      TOMORROW, 5-6:30pm in PHR 2.110
      Also on Tuesday 9/20, 5-6:30pm in PAI 4.42
      • Natural Sciences Council Application
      Application due FRIDAY to WCH 2.306 http://web2.cns.utexas.edu/students/organizations/nsc
      • Natural Sciences Career Expo
      Monday 9/19 1-6pm at the Erwin Center
      Business casual dress enforced
      • Longhorn Student EMS Application
      Register online by Monday 9/19
      President – Dana
    • HPO IS NOW KNOWN AS…The Career Design Center
      Just an FYI
    • Do you need to miss a meeting?
      Let me know and we can work something out.
      • For those of you who will not be able to attend our meetings, contact tpsvicepresident@gmail.com for further instructions.
      • Please send an email ASAP with your valid excuse. Tests, labs, dental school interviews, and emergencies are all acceptable.
      Vice President – Ram
    • Scholarships
      Get yourself some cash for school.
      $100 Scholarship
      Free full-year dues
      $200 Scholarship
      Vice President – Ram
    • Join a Family
      Have a support system to help you through the semester.
      • A mix of members from different majors and different years with whom you’ll form close family bonds.
      • Get help in classes, advice about the DAT, and most importantly, a handful of friends.
      • Sign up online to be placed in your family unit and be prepared to have lots of fun.
      …and yes, you will get some social points
      Vice President – Ram
      Just a reminder…
      Participating in lots of events will help you get on the ballot. Make an effort to get to know the officers through the many opportunities we present, like families!
    • Dues
      You get what you pay for.
      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.
      Dues must be paid by the
      Second General Meeting on 9/21
      Treasurer – Jason
    • Fundraising
      Help us help you.
      We are auctioning off an in-person Kaplan DAT Prep Course, courtesy of the Kaplan location on the Drag! This is worth $1400. We will accept bids up to the day after the second meeting.
      Bid online at the
      Facebookevent – link in tonight’s mailout!
      Treasurer – Jason
    • Mentorship Progam
      Just watch and learn.
      • We have roughly 40 spots open with more being added every day
      • 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.
      • You must be able to commit at least two hours straight each week
      • No, you don’t need a car. But you will probably need to take the bus, though it won’t be very far.
      Secretary – Heena
    • Upcoming Socials
      Get to know the person sitting next to you.
      • Stay for TPS Baldersashimmediately after the meeting today to get your first social point!
      • Come to our KICKOFF EXTRAVAGANZA for fun games, great conversation, and tasty food!
      • Next Wednesday 9/14 at 7pm in REC 2.104
      • Sign up online!
      Social – Angela
    • Upcoming One-Time Events
      Donate your time to help someone else.
      • Help at the Central Texas Dental Symposium and hang out with some of the most important folks in Texas Dentistry!
      • Saturday 9/17 from 8am-5pm (2 shifts)
      • Sign up online with your desired shift
      • We can only take five volunteers at the request of the event organizer. Volunteers will be chosen based on previous TPS experience.
      • You must dress in all black. And you get lunch.
      Community Service – Bridget
    • Ongoing Commitments
      Donate your time to help someone else.
      • Act as a mentor/tutor at Webb Middle School various times throughout the day, all week long
      • Teach science experiments to elementary school kids at Young Scientists on Fridays (starting 9/9) from 1:30-3:30pm at Walnut Creek Elementary School
      • You must be able to commit to these EVERY WEEK! Sign up online.
      Community Service – Bridget
    • Ongoing Commitments
      Donate your time to help someone else.
      • You can earn three Community Service points if you are involved in an ongoing commitment
      • Cannot be for credit in another organization
      • Need help finding an ongoing opportunity? Visit UTvolunteer.org for listings!
      • Email tpscommunity@gmail.com to get your activity approved and receive an attendance check sheet
      Community Service – Bridget
    • Tabling
      Help promote our awesome organization.
      • Tabling will occur Monday-Wednesday of meeting weeks only until mid-late October
      • Sign ups are based on a Volunteer Spot calendar, which will be linked on our website
      • 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.
      • 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.
      Public Relations – Sierra
    • TPS Newsletter
      Keep dental schools up-to-date with what we’re doing.
      • New this semester: a newsletter designed for dental schools and UT administrators to keep them informed about what’s happening in TPS
      • Submit an article idea to Sierra for approval. If you get the green light, write a short article for a PR point!
      • We hope to release Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec newsletters
      Public Relations – Sierra
    • The TPS Website
      It’s just easier online.
      • Everything you need to know about TPS can be found online
      • Links to sign up for events will appear under the “SIGNUPS” tab, 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!
      Webmaster – Terry
      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
      • stay for the social
      • sign up for events online
      Next meeting: 9/21, Health Professions Office!
      …err…Career Design Center!