Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter CME

AOOA Jewelry Party
The AOOA hosted a wonderful get together to start the day off.  Here's a a shot I caught of the group before getting started.

After some chit-chat and enjoying some delicious hors d'oeuvres it was time to get busy making jewelry.

Janelle Norman (MSIII), Allison Johnston (MSII), Brittany Fisher (MSI), Charity Broam (MSIV)

Showing off our hard work!  

Walli Daniel opening up for our "Tech-y" Information Presentation.

Wine & Cigar Pull Fundraiser
We had numerous donations coming in across the board with wine and cigar to help this fundraiser go off without a hitch.  We are so grateful for each and EVERY one of those donations.  This event would not have been possible without them and we fully recognize that and thank you all beyond words!!

There was seriously so much success from this event.  Here are some of the pictures we caught from the evening.

The set-up crew!!
Bavette Miller, Janelle Norman, Ryan Miller, Brittany Fisher, Allison Johnston

The ladies and our fabulous AOOA President, Walli Daniel.
Walli Daniel (AOOA President), Bavette Miller, Janelle Norman, Brittany Fisher, Allison Johnston

Hard working SAA members.  =)
Janelle Norman (MSIII), Brittany Fisher (MSI), Allison Johnston (MSII), Joy Vedros (MSII)
Our first purchase of the evening: wine, cigar and a wine bag!!!  Thank you Dr. Calabrese.

We ended the night just under $1000!!!  Thank you so much for all the support and again the donations, you all never cease to amaze us!

-Janelle, SAA President

Monday, January 14, 2013

SAA Playgroup Schedule: Spring 2013

SAA Playgroup Schedule
Spring 2013


  • Thursday, January 17th - Home Playgroup @ Airika's Home @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, January 25th - Sprouts Play Cafe @ 10:30 am
  • Thursday, January 31st - Home Playgroup @ Bekah's Home @ 10:30am


  • Friday, February 8th - Bounce U @ 10:00am 
  • Thursday, February 14th - Home Playgroup @ Jami's Home @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, February 22nd - Home Playgroup @ Heather's Home @ 10:30 am
  • Thursday, February 28th - Home Playgroup @ Joy's Home @ 10:30 am


  • Saturday, March 9th - Philbrook Museum @ 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 15th - TBA
  • March 18th - 22nd - Spring Break
  • Friday, March 29th - Zoo @ 10:30 am


  • Friday, April 5th - Park @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, April 12th - Home Playgroup @ Janelle's Home @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, April 19th - Starbucks & Play area at Woodland Hills Mall @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, April 26th - Park @ 10:30am 


  • Friday, May 3rd - Zoo @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, May 10th - Home Playgroup at Kimberly's Home @ 10:30

A formal "E-vite" will be posted on the SAA page on Facebook to remind you of playgroup dates and times.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  

Jessica Owens
(Ross Owens MSIII)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birth Announcements

Besides making the grades our medical students are great at making babies.  We had several born last spring and into the summer but we've had a few that have just recently made their arrival.

*October Baby*
Mr. Huck Lee
Proud Parents:
Amanda and Brian Lee (MSIV)

*November Babies*
Miss Syri Ramkaran
Proud Parents:
Britney and Damian Ramkaran (MSIII)

 Miss Fiona Freeman
Proud Parents:
Kelly and Randy Freeman (MSII)

*January Baby*
Mr. Bennett Evilsizer
Proud Parents:
Susan and Tyler Evilsizer (MSII)

We usually don't go long before a new wave of babies comes, so I'm sure I'll have more announcements to make soon.  =)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

SAA's December

*Christmas Tea*
December 1, 2012

The AOOA hosts a Christmas Tea every year for the SAA members.  This year was specifically an English High Tea, with a fascinator (English hat) contest.

The beautiful spread.
Janelle Norman (MSIII) & Jessica Owens (MSIII)

The top three for the fascinator competition.
Joy (1st Vice president) won first place. 
Apryl Pritchett (MSII), Allison Johnston (MSII), Joy Vedros (MSII) 

The wonderful ladies who hosted our etiquette course following tea. 

The SAA executive board received these wonderful glitzy lanyards.  
No more cloth/shoe string lanyards for us, thank you President, Walli Daniel!  =)

A few of us with the our AOOA president, Walli Daniel.  Thank you so much for opening your home for this event, it was beautiful.

*Meal for Finals*
December 3-6, 2012

At the end of every fall semester we give the students a chance to get a week of home cooked meals.  We sell tickets a few weeks prior and then they can spend as much time studying at the school without having to worry about what they're going to eat.

 *SAA Christmas Party*
December 4, 2012

We had our annual Christmas party and had a white elephant gift exchange, plus a cookie exchange. 


Love these ladies!!

Looking forward to our spring semester!