So, I have some things that I would like to get rid of, as I am sure most of us do. I was thinking that maybe we could have a large group garage sale. We can either use the money as a fundraiser or just give the money to whoever brought the item. If we have one large sale then we can take out an ad in the newspaper during someone's neighborhood garage sale day. What are your thoughts on this? Do you have some stuff hanging around that you don't want or could you use some extra cash for that summer vacation?
Well another year has come and gone! We are all one step closer to our goals. Yea!
I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped with SAA and attended the meetings this year. If we keep up the good work and involvement we can make our organization one of the best in the nation. This year has been a fun learning experience for me and I want to thank Holly, Desiree and Amy for being great officers! SAA has helped make me more aware of the problems/stigma that DO physicians face and how to correct/improve them. Also, I have made many new connections throughout the nation and I truly feel that I have gained a family within the osteopathic profession. I look forward to another year at OSUCHS and being involved in SAA with my friends!
A big thanks and yahoooo to the new officers and standing committee chairmen! Holly Campbell, President Amanda Lee, 1st VP Jammi Bailey, 2nd VP Lynsie Harmon, Secretary Amy Clore, Treasurer
Desiree Jang, Newsletter Becca Peterson, Hospitality Spring Mason, Playgroup Jennifer Gavitt (no longer Gavitt! Congrats by the way!), Social Fundraising, PR/Service, 1st Year Rep and Student Liaison still available! Or if you would like to be on any standing committee please let us know!
I know the new officers will do a superb job this year and changes are underway so I encourage you to get involved and share your ideas and opinions. You can make a difference in the world of medicine. Behind every good doctor there is a significant other or wonderful SAA member that pushed and shoved them through medical school!
Here is a photo from OSU-COM's Health Fair at Eugene Field's Elementary on April 23. We had a great time interacting with the (elementary) students and their families. Also, it was great to spend time with our own students and learn more about what they do at community events.
Thanks to all the volunteers for all their hard work!
Whew! What an amazing weekend. Four SAA members attended the annual Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Convention in OKC. It was a busy and fun time. All the Oklahoma advocates and the physicians were so nice and helpful.
There were so many activities for us to participate in. From running the auction booth with the AOOA, playing carnival games at the family Big Top night, Bunko with great prizes and a Saturday evening Gala where Dr. Cyrus, Janell's husband, was installed as the new president of the OOA.
Heidi Couch, the National President of the Advocates to the American Osteopathic Association was in attendance and gave us some great advice. I know I can't wait to go back next year. Who knows, maybe we can double our attendance!
The Student Advocate Association (SAA) is an organization whose main objective is to support the friends and family of OSUCOM students. In addition to social events and service projects, SAA works hard to support the entire student body and further promote Osteopathic medicine.
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