third general meeting<br />05 october 2011<br />welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY<br />
FIRST MEETING?<br />!<br />Come talk to me after the meeting to get filled in on the logistics of TPS<br />
Members of the Week<br />Do something good and you can be the next one.<br />Congratulations to<br />JULIETTE TRAN!<br />On top of being a super active member, Juliette volunteered during the 6am shift at Marathon Kids. Talk about dedication!<br />President – Dana <br />
Upcoming Events<br />Not for points, but still worth your time.<br /><ul><li> Letters of Recommendation Workshop</li></ul>TOMORROW 10/6 from 3-4:30pm in UTC 3.134<br /><ul><li>Global Dental Brigades</li></ul>Info session next Tuesday 10/11 from 7-8pm in WAG 201<br />email@example.com<br /><ul><li> Personal Statement Workshop</li></ul>Next Wednesday 10/12 from 4:30-6pm in BUR 212<br /><ul><li>Pre-Dental Olympics</li></ul>Saturday 10/22 all day in Waco (Baylor University)<br />$10 includes shirt and lunch<br />Sign up is online but we need a lot of people in order to go so no guarantees<br /><ul><li> HOPE Africa Pageant</li></ul>Want to represent TPS? Come talk to me after the meeting!<br />President – Dana <br />
WORKSHOPS!<br />Introducing…<br />Rapid Fire Mock Interviews<br />Monday 10/10, 6:30-8pm in UNB 3.208 – Lone Star Room<br />Speed-dating style mock interviews. Interview attire is not necessary.<br />Crash Course in Studying for the DAT<br />Wednesday 10/26, 7-8:30pm in UNB 2.404 – Pearce Hall<br />Informal Q&A and tips from TPS members. Panel members wanted!<br />
Join a Family<br />Have a support system to help you through the semester.<br /><ul><li> If you signed up to participate, your family head should have emailed you by now. If not, look for it very soon!
First family activity must be completed by the next meeting
Attending half of you family’s events = 1 point
Still want to join? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and get in on the fun!</li></ul>Vice President – Ram <br />
Dues<br />You get what you pay for.<br />Dues are PAST DUE! Please pay today or bring them to the next TPS event you attend.<br />Dues will be $65 for the year. This includes:<br /><ul><li> A sweet tee shirt
The year-end banquet</li></ul>You can also pay $40 for just the semester.<br />Not paying dues will prevent you from participating in socials or community service activities with limited space<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
Get Your Shirts!<br />You’ll feel stylish and classy.<br /><ul><li> Shirts are in!
Bring your receipt to Heena after the meeting to claim your awesome new TPS shirt.</li></ul>Secretary – Heena<br />
If you sign up for a limited space event – social or community service – and do not show up, you will lose a point<br />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!<br /> Why? Someone else could have had that spot and come closer to achieving their desired membership level<br />You have up until 2 days before an event to back out, no questions asked, no exceptions made<br />A quick note about points…<br />
Upcoming Socials<br />Get to know the person sitting next to you.<br /><ul><li> Come to THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU CHALLENGE!
Sunday 10/16 from 9am-noon at Austin City Hall
You need to sign up on the Austin AIDS Walk website IN ADDITION to the TPS website</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
Ongoing Commitments<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> 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 from 1:30-3:30pm at Walnut Creek Elementary School
Tutor at Reagan High School various times throughout the day, all week long
Help adults with mental illness as they pursue their vocational and educational goals at the Austin Clubhouse all day on Tuesday. There is a volunteer screening process – this is not for everyone.
You must be able to commit to these EVERY WEEK! Sign up online.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
TPS Newsletter<br />Keep dental schools up-to-date with what we’re doing.<br /><ul><li> 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(DEADLINE 10/12) and Nov/Dec newsletters</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
The TPS Website<br />It’s just easier online.<br /><ul><li> Everything you need to know about TPS can be found 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!</li></ul>Webmaster – Terry <br />
and now here’sDR. SEGURA,<br />Associate Dean of Student Affairs at UTHSCSA<br />
CONTACT US<br />Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time:<br /><ul><li>Dana: TPSpresident@gmail.com