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Winter GBM – Week 7

Hi Flying Sams!

Need a break from all those midterms? Come to our GBM!

Our 2nd winter quarter GBM is coming up! The GBM will be next Wednesday, 2/22, at 8pm in the Dolores Huerta Room, near the old student center. The meeting should be great! Princeton Review will be coming and raffling off some books and providing information for personal statements for grad school! If you plan on applying this year, you should start writing your personal statement NOW-and this will be very informative for you!

We are excited to have Crystal Rubin, a registered nurse come and talk about her path to becoming a nurse and volunteer experiences. She will also be giving a vitals “how-to” so that all member can effectively run the vitals station at clinic! We will have tutorials on heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, temperature, etc. So come learn how to take a blood pressure and blood glucose levels! (dont worry, we will have oranges to prick instead of skin)

Hope to see you there! As always, the GBM counts as an event for clinic eligibility-make sure to sign in when you get there.

Clinic Trip – Saturday 2/18

Hey all!

We will be having a clinic trip in two weeks to our clinic in Ensenada. If you are interested, please fill out the form at the following link. You will be notified by Sunday 2/12 if you have been selected.

As always, please email if you have any questions.

LiYin Lan
FS Coordinator

SDSU Clinic Trip

Hi everyone!

SDSU will be holding their next clinic trip on Saturday, Feb 11th. As part of our collaboration with them, we are pleased to send a car-full of UCSD students to visit their clinic.Their clinic has a great connection with the community, their trips are very fun, and members who are selected to go on this trip will benefit from gaining more diverse experience with different low-resource interventions. There’s more than one way to run a clinic in Mexico!

Besides event participation (including committee participation and all events up to the taco fundraiser Feb 3rd), Spanish speakers and drivers will also be given priority.

You will receive notification by Sunday night, Feb 5th whether or not you have been selected. If you have not been selected for this trip, you will be eligible for selection for the UCSD Feb 18th trip (sign ups to come next week). So go ahead, apply away!

Sign up link for SDSU Feb 11th trip:

Thank you!
Clinic Coordinator

Fundraising Committee

Hi Everybody,

Interested in helping with or creating fundraising events with your fellow Flying Sams? If so, come join our Fundraising Committee!

We will be meeting in Conference Room 554a (5th floor of the New Student Center, right above Financial Aid/Croutons, use the elevators) WEDNESDAY, February 1st at 9PM!! If you would like to attend please email me at, and if you get lost the day of call me at (818)730-2272.

We will be discussing our next few fundraising event such as the Taco Fundraiser, Letter Writing Campaign and the Dunk Tank Fundraiser. Fundraising is an important aspect of our organization because it provides us with the support to keep our clinic up to date!

Thank you and hope to see you all soon!

Taco Fundraiser (Yummm!)

We will be having our TACO FUNDRAISER next Friday, February 3rd from 10-3PM on Library Walk (during the Vendor Fair).

We hope that most of you will be able to help us complete our fundraising goals for this event. We need a lot of help and any form of support is appreciated. If you are available to do a shift, please complete this doodle: Also, if you are not able to do a shift, come over during your break and buy a carne asada taco or nachos!

Also, the Facebook Page for this Fundraiser is : Please invite all of your friends and help us make this event a success!!

See you there Flying Sams!

GBM – January 25, 2012 (1st of Winter Quarter)

The first GBM of winter quarter is coming up! Join all your fellow Flying Sams 8-9:30 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Dolores Huerta Room (located within Mandeville Center). Dr. David Rose, a former UCSD admissions committee member, old Flying Samaritan, and the current president of the amazing organization Healing Hearts Across Borders will be coming to speak about his organization.

We will also be having a Tapioca Express (TapEx) boba run after the GBM! Come with us to socialize, grab some great drinks and help raise funds for the Flying Sams!

Jan. 21 Clinic Trip Sign-up/Announcement!

Hi everyone,

The UCSD Flying Samaritans will be holding its next clinic trip on Saturday, January 21st. Here’s the link to sign up (copy and paste into your browser if it doesn’t work):

We meet at UCSD at the corner of Myers and Gilman at 7AM and we will return to UCSD around 8PM. You will need a valid US Passport (non-US citizens need additional documents).

If you have any questions check the FAQ at our website ( or email us at

UCSD Flying Samaritans

Thank you to our donors!

We are happy to announce that the Helmstetter Family Foundation responded to our letter-writing campaign with a $1000 check for the Flying Samaritans at UCSD.

We are also grateful to Torrey Pines Rotary Club and their president Donald Yeckel for their donation of $250.

We mailed 100 family foundations in San Diego asking for donations to support our various projects towards the development of our little clinic in Chapultapec, and it looks like it was just a matter of finding the people who were kind enough to open their hearts to our cause. The funds will be used to purchase needed supplies for the provision of basic medical services for our patients in Ensenada, Mexico.

Toy Drive!

Hi Everybody!

This TUESDAY will be our Toy Drive! And we need as many volunteers as possible to make this happen! It will be from 10-3PM.

Please fill out the doodle, http?://www?.?doodle?.?com/7bd28tzfuugfwnqk . And remember it helps you become eligable for our next clinic trip! This clinic trip will be a very exciting one because we will be hosting a fiesta along with the usual visit.

Please invite your friends on Facebook, http?://www?.?facebook?.?com/events/279488478757372/ . Also, don’t forget to drop of your toys for the children during that day.

If you look for toys over the thanksgiving break, don’t worry you can still donate it! Please drop it off in-front of Anelah’s dorm in Geneva 205 in ERC.

See you guys soon :D!

GBM #2 – November 9th

Hey Flying Sams!

Just a reminder to you all that we will be having our 2nd GBM this WEDNESDAY at 8:30 PM in the DOLORES HUERTA room in the old student center (near porters pub and mandeville coffee cart area). Note that the time has been changed to 8:30 PM due to room availability.

The Guest speaker will be the President of the Palomar Chapter (ie Southern California) of the Flying Samaritans. He will provide lots of insight on the Flying Samaritans and should have some wonderful stories!

We will also be having a TapEX Fundraiser after the meeting and we can all walk over to PC together and do some great fundraising for our club!

Furthermore, committees will be meeting for the first time so make sure to come if you are interested in joining!

PS. We are having a Kripy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser on Tuesday of next week, so if you’d like to purchase a box of doughnuts please bring 10 dollars to the GBM.

Don’t forget to also bring your membership form and membership fee to the GBM.

Hope to see you all there!

The Flying Sams at UCSD