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9/7 General Meeting Slides


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9/7 General Meeting Slides

  1. 1. first general meeting<br />7 september 2011<br />welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY<br />
  2. 2. we’ll start things off withKAPLAN<br />
  3. 3. now let’s meetYOUR OFFICERS<br />
  4. 4. Levels of Membership<br />Participate as much as you can.<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 />
  5. 5. Members of the Week<br />Do something good and you can be the next one.<br />Congratulations to<br />TAYLOR ROBISON <br />and <br />BEATRIZ FORTANELY!<br />They braved the Texas heat all summer long to table at freshman orientations and promote TPS to the cute little freshmen.<br />President – Dana <br />
  6. 6. Upcoming Events<br />Not for points, but still worth your time.<br /><ul><li>HPO Interview Workshop</li></ul>TOMORROW, 5-6:30pm in PHR 2.110<br />Also on Tuesday 9/20, 5-6:30pm in PAI 4.42<br /><ul><li>Natural Sciences Council Application</li></ul>Application due FRIDAY to WCH 2.306<br /><ul><li>Natural Sciences Career Expo</li></ul>Monday 9/19 1-6pm at the Erwin Center<br />Business casual dress enforced<br /><ul><li>Longhorn Student EMS Application</li></ul>Register online by Monday 9/19<br /><br />President – Dana <br />
  7. 7. HPO IS NOW KNOWN AS…The Career Design Center<br />Just an FYI<br />
  8. 8. 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 for further instructions.
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. 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 />
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Get help in classes, advice about the DAT, and most importantly, a handful of friends.
  13. 13. Sign up online to be placed in your family unit and be prepared to have lots of fun.</li></ul>…and yes, you will get some social points<br />Vice President – Ram <br />
  14. 14. ELECTIONS ARE IN NOVEMBER!<br />Just a reminder…<br />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!<br />
  15. 15. Dues<br />You get what you pay for.<br />Dues will be $65 for the year. This includes:<br /><ul><li> A sweet tee shirt
  16. 16. Access to our shadowing program
  17. 17. Admission to all socials
  18. 18. The year-end banquet</li></ul>You can also pay $40 for just the semester.<br />Dues must be paid by the <br />Second General Meeting on 9/21<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. Fundraising<br />Help us help you.<br />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.<br />Bid online at the<br />Facebookevent – link in tonight’s mailout!<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
  21. 21. Mentorship Progam<br />Just watch and learn.<br /><ul><li> We have roughly 40 spots open with more being added every day
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. You must be able to commit at least two hours straight each week
  24. 24. 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 />
  25. 25. Upcoming Socials<br />Get to know the person sitting next to you.<br /><ul><li> Stay for TPS Baldersashimmediately after the meeting today to get your first social point!
  26. 26. Come to our KICKOFF EXTRAVAGANZA for fun games, great conversation, and tasty food!
  27. 27. Next Wednesday 9/14 at 7pm in REC 2.104
  28. 28. Sign up online!</li></ul>Social – Angela <br />
  29. 29. Upcoming One-Time Events<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> Help at the Central Texas Dental Symposium and hang out with some of the most important folks in Texas Dentistry!
  30. 30. Saturday 9/17 from 8am-5pm (2 shifts)
  31. 31. Sign up online with your desired shift
  32. 32. We can only take five volunteers at the request of the event organizer. Volunteers will be chosen based on previous TPS experience.
  33. 33. You must dress in all black. And you get lunch.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. You must be able to commit to these EVERY WEEK! Sign up online.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Cannot be for credit in another organization
  39. 39. Need help finding an ongoing opportunity? Visit for listings!
  40. 40. Email to get your activity approved and receive an attendance check sheet</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
  41. 41. Tabling<br />Help promote our awesome organization.<br /><ul><li> Tabling will occur Monday-Wednesday of meeting weeks only until mid-late October
  42. 42. Sign ups are based on a Volunteer Spot calendar, which will be linked on our website
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. 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 />
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. Submit an article idea to Sierra for approval. If you get the green light, write a short article for a PR point!
  47. 47. We hope to release Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec newsletters</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
  48. 48. The TPS Website<br />It’s just easier online.<br /><ul><li> Everything you need to know about TPS can be found online
  49. 49. Links to sign up for events will appear under the “SIGNUPS” tab, and will appear online at approximately 10pm after meetings
  50. 50. Be sure to register for the Listserv under the “ABOUT US” tab to receive all TPS emails!</li></ul>Webmaster – Terry <br />
  51. 51. CONTACT US<br />Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time:<br /><ul><li>Dana:
  52. 52. Ram:
  53. 53. Heena:
  54. 54. Jason:
  55. 55. Angela:
  56. 56. Bridget:
  57. 57. Sierra:
  58. 58. Terry:</li></ul>And find us online:<br /><ul><li>
  59. 59.
  60. 60. search “texas pre-dental society” on facebook
  61. 61. join the listserv</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>remember to sign in
  62. 62. pay your dues and get a receipt
  63. 63. stay for the social
  64. 64. sign up for events online</li></ul>THANKS FOR COMING!<br />Next meeting: 9/21, Health Professions Office!<br />…err…Career Design Center!<br />