Flying Sams would like to recognize Subathra Raj as our Winter 2016 member of the quarter. Thank you for your involvement and dedication to our club!
The effort was minute, unplanned, and not in our budget. The school season was starting soon and for many students school supplies were hard to access. I remember being excited at the beginning of each school season because we could shop for school supplies.
My roommate and I walked into a store in a search for food one day and instead saw the endless shelves of Back-to-school sales. By sheer serendipity, this fond memory became a flurry of action and thought. We grabbed two carts full of school supplies. We counted and then counted again to make sure we had 20 of everything. We focused on supplies they could use. Our promotora in Ensenada said there was a greater need. We had little more self-funding that was free so we pushed it to 40-60 students.
We purchased pencil boxes, crayons, notebooks, and pencils. We boxed the crayons and pencils into the pencil cases. We brought it across the border and we delivered it on our August clinic trip. We took pictures for posterity and we wrote their names and ages down for DIF (Desarollo Integral Familia). Their ages ranged from 5 to 15 years of age. Their joy and appreciation shine through in the pictures. I could not have found a better use of our time and resources.
Perhaps next year, with the proper funding and planning we can reach more people in the community. Until then, be thankful and humble for all your possessions and resources.
Congratulations to Selena Baca, our Fall 2014 Member of the Quarter! Due to her notable involvement with the UCSD Flying Samaritans, the executive board is proud to announce Selena as our Member of the Quarter.
Thanks for coming out to GBM 3! Also, thanks to Princeton Review for their continued support of our mission. We were excited by the big turnout, and we’ll catch ya on the flipside!
Here’s the Slides from GBM #2. We were glad to see everyone come out for GBM, and hope to see ya at the next one!
Congratulations to Thu Nguyen, our Spring 2014 Member of the Quarter! Due to her notable involvement with the UCSD Flying Samaritans, the executive board is proud to announce Thu as our Member of the Quarter.
The UCSD Flying Samaritans would like to cordially invite you to our Spring Banquet on Issues in Public Health: effective aid and cardiovascular disease trends in developing countries
Dr. Kate Murray, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine:
How to design effective public health programs in underserved communities
Dr. Michael Criqui, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor and Chief of Preventive Medicine:
Comparing trends of cardiovascular disease in developed and developing countries
Please save the date, May 13th, 2014 @ 7pm. The event will be hosted at the UCSD Multipurpose Room in the Student Services Center.
Please Check our FB event here!
Congratulations to Vivian Pham, our Winter 2014 Member of the Quarter! Due to her notable involvement with the UCSD Flying Samaritans, the executive board is proud to announce Vivian as our Member of the Quarter.