Newsletter – November 2011

Flying Samaritans UCSD

Hello Flying Samaritans!

We have many new and exciting updates for you!

Contents

  1. GBM #2
  2. TapEx Fundriasing Social
  3. Next Clinic Trip- November 19th
  4. Physician Recruiting Event
  5. Medicine Sorting Party
  6. Toy, Clothing, and Goods Drive!
  7. Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser
  8. Announcing Committees!!

1. GBM #2

We will be having our next GBM on Wednesday November 9th (week 7) at 8pm on campus, room TBA. This GBM will focus on the practical aspects of the clinic. We will be teaching you how to take blood pressure and blood glucose levels, and also clarifying what those numbers mean. There will also be a surprise Guest Speaker coming, so it will be a meeting you don’t want to miss. Towards the end, we will be breaking up into committee groups so that the members are aware of everything going on and get more involved in different aspects of flying sams (see below for more info). Hope to see you there!

2. TapEx Fundriasing Social

MMmmmmm Boba, you know you love it! After our GBM (so probably around 9pm) we will be having a TapEx Social so come out, get some boba, and get to know your fellow club members!

3. Next Clinic Trip- November 19th

Our next Clinic trip will be on Saturday November 19th! This is the Saturday after 8th week/before Thanksgiving. This trip is being coordinated by our Vice President, Ricky, and the email for sign up’s will be sent out at a later time. We will have 3 doctors coming along on this trip so it should be a good one!

Due to the high demand in attending clinics, we will be rewarding those members that show a strong commitment to the club. In order to be eligible for this clinic, you must attend 2 of the following events. More info about the events is below in the remainder of the newsletter.

EVENTS:

GBM #1 on 10/12

GBM #2 on 11/9

Be a paid member

Participate in Physician Recruiting

Participate in the medicine sorting event

Future Events (will occur after 11/19):

Toy and Clothing Drive

Doughnut Fundraiser

4. Physician Recruiting Event

If you were present at the last GBM you know that we are enlisting the help of members to recruit physicians to join the club. We would like you to go to a doctor’s office, either individually or with other Flying Sammers, and let them know about our club. Going in person often brings more success than simply sending out e-mails and this is a great way to get to know other club members. This is a great opportunity if you are pre-med or pre-dental since you will be interacting with physicians and dentists on a personal level. If interested please e-mail Da Seul at dspark@ucsd.edu.

5. Medicine Sorting Party

We have recently received a large donation of medicine for the club! yay! But now we must sort through the meds in order to know where to put them in the pharmacy. This is a great learning experience especially for anyone interested in pharmacy in the future. note: knowlege of medicine is not necessary to participate in this event, but it will help. Make sure to bring a computer along wih you so that we can quickly look up any unknown meds. We will be sorting through the meds the day before the next clinic, on November 18th at 6pm in the Green Table Room in PC, Friday of week 8. So keep your calendars marked if you are interested!

6. Toy, Clothing, and Goods Drive!

In preparation for our Fiesta/Holiday Clinic, we will be having a toy and clothing drive! These donations will go to the families who go to our Ensenada clinic. If you have any useful donations, we will be tabling on library walk in the near future (times TBA) and you can drop them off there. In addition, you can drop off donations anytime outside of Geneva apt 205 (in iHouse, closer to the gym) until December 10th. All donations are accepted, as long as the items are in reasonable condition!

7. Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser

I wanted to let all of you know of a great fundraiser we will have coming up in the future! Doughnuts! Everyone loves Krispy Kreme, so we will be selling these delicious doughnuts on library walk. You can even reserve an entire box for yourself and your friends. More Info will be sent out about this later and announced at the GBM, but we would love to see our members help us in selling them (Also good news- count as a clinic eligibility event)! So keep this is the back of your mind, as your tastebuds dance with joy.

8. Announcing Committees!!

Are you looking to get more involved with Flying Sams but don’t know how? I’m so excited to let you know that we now have commitees! With the committee you can have say in what we do, how we do it, and take part in planning and executing any events. Fresh ideas are always welcome! All of the committees are vital to the success of the clinic, so if interested I urge you to join! Anyone can join and you can put in however much or little time that you want. Committees will meet after GBMs and will be led by one of our officers. Here are the committees:

Public Health Committee

Responsible for determining what public health presentations to give to the patients of the clinic based on local health problems or any gaps in health education of the population. This is great for anyone interested in international health since you will be the one figuring out important health topics and creating unique ways to relay the information to the patient. Spanish is NOT NECESSARY to join this committee. If interested please email committee head Ricky Lozano at

Physician Recruiting CommitteeÂ

Responsible for getting the word out to local physicians and dentists, telling them about the greatness that is the Flying Sams. Super important committee in determining the number of clincs that we can have in the future. Again, open to anyone and creative ideas are much appreciated. If interested please email committee head Da Seual Park at dspark@ucsd.edu

Fundraising and Donations Committee

Responsible for the creating and implementing fundraising events for the club around campus. We must fundraise in order to keep a stocked pharmacy! Lots of opportunites here. If interested please email committee head Madlena at madlenanalbandyan@gmail.com

Dentistry Commitee

Responsible for the up and coming dental portion of our clinic. This committee definitley has the most leeway as we are building the dental clinic from basically the ground up. If interested please email Anelah at anelah.mcginness@gmail.com

Thank you for reading through this ridiculously long newsletter!

PS. Are there any Flying Sam-mers looking to take a Princeton Review Course? If so contact us at fs.ucsd@gmail.com to recieve a discount on your class!

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