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November 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes

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SAAVMA Meeting November 17, 2015

Lecture Hall 2, Leeward 4

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/ http://www.avma.org/savma


SAAVMA Officers:

Class Representatives: President: Alex Frolek P Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P

Vice President: Kelsey Matern P Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers A

Secretary: Semester 3: Sami Wetz P

Treasurer: Stella Levy P Semester 4: Hana Trekell P

Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain A

Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P Semester 6: Jamie Coulson P

Historian: Hana Trekell P Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja A

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P

SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. Please fill out this survey for Wellness! It’s for research and is important for our community! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAVMAWellness

2. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): a. https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) b. http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

3. “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! a. https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline

4. There is a scholarship for three, all-expenses paid trips to the 2016 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago from January 7-10, 2016.

5. Submissions for the Vet Gazette has been extended to November 30th! Contribute to the publication created by students, for students! a. See the attachment in the email for more information

6. There is a SAVMA symposium travel grant available consisting of 10 awards of $250. The application is attached and the deadline is January 22, 2016. Winners will be notified in early to mid-February 2016. a. See the attachment in the email for more information

7. SAVMA’s Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is having their annual Economic Issue Essay Contest! Two $250 prizes will be awarded. The deadline is Monday, January 4th. See the attachment for the essay prompt and more information. a. See the attachment in the email for more information

8. There are 5 $500 stipends offered by the Public Health and Community Outreach Committee to help SAVMA members reach out to populations that are underserved in terms of veterinary care. Here is the link for the application: a. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FVneA8-WHpJknvsnUaktMkdaDFOb0ImHppdl0F8uPyg/viewform

9. Want to be a part of the 2016 Student Legislative Fly-in? The dates are Monday February 29th- March 1st 2016. We can submit the names of 2 representatives and 1 alternative by Monday January 4, 2016. Attached (“Email to Students-2016-2”) is more information regarding the fly-in and the funding provided. Please contact me to fill out a registration form if you’re interested a. See attachment in the email for more information

10. The Public Health and Community Outreach Teaching Excellence Award nominations are happening now with a due date of December 1st. This award is meant for people who are going above and beyond to make a difference in the community. The winning nominee will get $300, funding to travel to the SAVMA Symposium in 2016, and will have the award publicly presented to them at the farewell dinner during the Symposium. The author of the winning application will receive $125. a. See the attachment in the email for more information

11. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: a. www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

12. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! a. http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

13. The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners are offering NAVLE Self-assessments for sale. These include 200 item, web-based practice exams with retired NAVLE items, score reports available right after completion, and a projected NAVLE score. Each self-assessment is available for purchase at $50 per form. A free sample is also offered with 10 items, tutorials and answer keys. For more information go to: www.nbvme.org or email: [email protected]


III) Fundraising Chair

1. Shirt sales

2. Yard sale? a. Alex, Taylor, Kerry, Kaitlyn, Lauren have committed to being there b. We will advertise to get more students and to get the word out for cayman residents


IV) Social Chair:

1. Ice cream social next Friday (27th) at noon

2. Puppy day stress reliever not possible. CIHS offered that students can come socialize dogs @ their location.

3. Massages – plan for $200 a. Have yet to hear back from Eclipz to verify time and cost


V) Treasurer Report:

1. Balance is $12,266.80 total (SAAVMA and Stipend). If you need a split let me know.

2. VBMA pins have been purchased


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:


VII) Historian Chair:

1. The award board will be updated


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics

1. Have separate rooms for each class for block exams. It is disrupting students when a different class comes/goes while one is still taking exams.

2. Can we get grades back in a timely manner?


IX) SGA Report


X) Faculty Advisor Report:

1. Student Assembly on Thursday. Make sure everyone attends! a. There may be changes to NAVLE

2. Complaints about the Residence Hall

a. Dean said that there is an advisory board; the school cannot do anything unless we go through the correct channels to get to the school.

3. Gaps in the schedule

a. Shouldn’t be a problem – students should study during these scheduled breaks

4. Extra room on first floor of Leeward 1 – this will stay locked and blocked off from students and pets.


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. Elections on Thursday November 19, 2015 at the student assembly.

2. Feelin Good Friday

a. Jess has this Friday

b. Possibly massages for next Friday

3. Josh (4th) and Samantha (2nd) emailed Alex for the Meeting Minutes gift card

a. Drawing for winner: Sam

4. Reimbursement for students attending symposium

a. Will be discussed again next meeting.

5. Dahlia giving talk in conjunction with VBMA after next SAAVMA meeting


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. Stella spoke to Dr. Schmidt regarding who updates the SMU assisted DOA shelter webpage photos. She says Katie is responsible for updating the pictures and can use help. I let her know probably best to start with it next semester but its something we would need to work with Katie on.


XIV) Next Meeting is December 1, 2015


XV) Meeting concluded at 5:44pm.

November 3, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on November 17, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

November 3, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 5

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/ http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers P Vice President: Kelsey Matern A

Semester 3: Sami Wetz P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Hana Trekell P Treasurer: Stella Levy A

Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Jamie Coulson P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P

SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

2. “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline

3. The Teaching Excellence Award is currently accepting nominations for outstanding teachers in our profession. The teacher that is chosen will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2016 SAVMA student symposium at Iowa State. The authors of the winning entry will win $125! Due date: November 30th.

4. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

5. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

6. There is a funding grant application with the Education and Professional Development Committee. - They are offering 4 $200 grants for funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Applications must be submitted by a student who is a member in good standing with SAVMA. Please limit proposals to no more than 250 words and provide all required information. Alcohol must not be provided at the events, and funding must not be used for gifts to speakers. Applications that fail to stay within these limits or fail to provide all required information will not be considered for funding at this time. Guidelines the committee will use when evaluating submissions: Uniqueness of proposed wet lab/lecture, Effective supplementation of the veterinary curriculum, Brief description of proposed event budget (ie. what the grant money will be used for), Impact the event will have on students who attend; 250 word limit - Submissions are due by Friday, November 6, 2015! Please email submissions as an attachment to [email protected] Also include your name and SAVMA ID# along with your submission. - Winners will be selected and notified in November (before Thanksgiving).

7. SAVMA’s Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) is having their annual Economic Issue Essay Contest! Two $250 prizes will be awarded. The deadline is Monday, January 4th. See the attachment for the essay prompt and more information.

8. There are 5 $500 stipends offered by the Public Health and Community Outreach Committee to help SAVMA members reach out to populations that are underserved in terms of veterinary care. Here is the link for the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FVneA8-WHpJknvsnUaktMkdaDFOb0ImHppdl0F8uPyg/viewform

9. Want to be a part of the 2016 Student Legislative Fly-in? The dates are Monday February 29th- March 1st 2016. We can submit the names of 2 representatives and 1 alternative by Monday January 4, 2016. Attached (“Email to Students-2016-2”) is more information regarding the fly-in and the funding provided. Please contact me to fill out a registration form if you’re interested

10. The Public Health and Community Outreach Teaching Excellence Award nominations are happening now with a due date of December 1st. This award is meant for people who are going above and beyond to make a difference in the community. The winning nominee will get $300, funding to travel to the SAVMA Symposium in 2016, and will have the award publicly presented to them at the farewell dinner during the Symposium. The author of the winning application will receive $125.

11. The next deadline for The Vet Gazette is November 15th! They’re starting a new publication called: VetFessions which is an anonymous and safe place to share what’s going on it your life. This is so we can help each other because we’re not alone in this community! VetFessions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-VDofpohlVqzrHLufnzNUs_1_lgSrAziuwEJ-B2q5so/viewform TVG submissions: http://www.thevetgazette.com/call-for-submissions/

12. Attached is the Policy Education Grant Application which is offered by SAVMA’s Governmental Affairs Committee (Side note: Anne will be deciding who gets these grants out of all of the applicants, just sayin’). The grants are up to $500 to provide funding for policy related lectures and/or events supplementing the college’s curriculum. See the attached Application for more details. Due date: November 1st EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15TH!

13. The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners are offering NAVLE Self-assessments for sale. These include 200 items, web-based practice exams with retired NAVLE items, score reports available right after completion, and a projected NAVLE score. Each self-assessment is available for purchase at $50 per form. A free sample is also offered with 10 items, tutorials and answer keys. For more information go to: www.nbvme.org or email: [email protected]


III) Fundraising Chair

1. T-shirt orders soon -> Lauren Lev and Stephanie Krco will be working together to design an official SMU T-shirt. Stay tuned for its début!


IV) Social Chair:

1. Lip Sync THIS SATURDAY - November 7th - STILL NEED @ FACUTY JUDGES - Margaritaville @7pm – 9pm - Drink prices or half price apps all night! - Default place is HRC. $5/ person unless SAAVMA thinks it should cost different. - Proceeds go into general fund/part of prizes? - Also, Cassie needs help to secure prizes. Similar to last semester, top 3 performances voted by judges, and fan favorite voted by crowd.

2. Christmas Toy Drive now until finals week – Donate 10CI toy for local kids in West Bay.

3. Ice Cream Social will be Nov. 27th.


V) Treasurer Report:

1. Current SAAVMA balance is 12, 746.73 USD.


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:

1. Flu Vaccine Drive - Wednesday, November 11th 2015 11:30-1:00 PM on 2nd floor conference room of the vet building

2. Rachel Grossman new volunteer chair nominee


VII) Historian Chair:


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics

1. Can we get the scheduling issues resolved with the long gaps in between classes?


IX) SGA Report

1. Formal this Friday, November 6th.


X) Faculty Advisor Report:


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. Drawing for the winner for minutes money – Congrats Lindsey Luzuriaga

2. Massages for Feelin’ Good Friday – Class reps, ask your classmates who is interested and email Alex with a number.

3. Bed bug issue @ Halls especially since 1st semester students are required to live there.

4. Email Alex ([email protected]) to be entered in drawing for $5 to peach wave!!


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. The Forensic Conference is scheduled for November 6-7. Mark your calendars!


VX) Next Meeting is November 17, 2015 - Meeting ended at 5:58pm

October 20, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on November 17, 2015 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

October 20, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 5

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/ http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Sami Wetz P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Hana Trekell P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Jamie Coulson P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco A

Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P


**** WANT FREE MONEY?!? EMAIL ALEX @[email protected] to enter in a drawing to win $10 of choice to any establishment ****


SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment.

You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

2. “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline

3. Attached is the Policy Education Grant Application which is offered by SAVMA’s Governmental Affairs Committee (Side note: I’ll be deciding who gets these grants out of all of the applicants, just sayin’;). The grants are up to $500 to provide funding for policy related lectures and/or events supplementing the college’s curriculum. See the attached Application for more details. Due date: November 1st

4. The Teaching Excellence Award is currently accepting nominations for outstanding teachers in our profession. The teacher that is chosen will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2016 SAVMA student symposium at Iowa State. The authors of the winning entry will win $125! Due date: November 30th.

5. There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

6. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

7. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

8. There is a funding grant application with the Education and Professional Development Committee. - They are offering 4 $200 grants for funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Applications must be submitted by a student who is a member in good standing with SAVMA. Please limit proposals to no more than 250 words and provide all required information. Alcohol must not be provided at the events, and funding must not be used for gifts to speakers. Applications that fail to stay within these limits or fail to provide all required information will not be considered for funding at this time. Guidelines the committee will use when evaluating submissions: Uniqueness of proposed wet lab/lecture, Effective supplementation of the veterinary curriculum, Brief description of proposed event budget (ie. what the grant money will be used for), Impact the event will have on students who attend; 250 word limit - Submissions are due by Friday, November 6, 2015! Please email submissions as an attachment to [email protected] Also include your name and SAVMA ID# along with your submission. - Winners will be selected and notified in November (before Thanksgiving).


III) Fundraising Chair

1. T-shirt order -> Lauren Lev and Stephanie Krco will be working together to design an official SMU T-shirt. Stay tuned for its début! IV) Social Chair: 1. Lip Sync November 7th - confirmation from Margaritaville for location and drink/food specials. 7pm – 9pm time limit! - Drink prices or half price apps all night! - Default place is HRC. $5/ person unless SAAVMA thinks it should cost different. - Proceeds go into general fund/part of prizes? - Also, Cassie needs help to secure prizes. Similar to last semester, top 3 performances voted by judges, and fan favorite voted by crowd.

2. Waiting to hear back from owner of Minus 5 for an Ice bar night, previously have discussed 8-20 people can get free admission in exchange for promoting via social media (photos, etc). Only 20 people can fit at one time! 3. Possibility to coordinate with volunteer chair, wellness club, and Feel good Friday for a puppy/kitten hour closer to finals week as a stress reliever for both med and vet students as well as get the animals some human bonding? V) Treasurer Report: 1. Current SAAVMA balance is 12, 746.73 USD.


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:

1. We are working on a fundraising proposal for an Adoption Volleyball Tournament. Stay tuned for more information. - Humane Society is on board!

2. Training courses for the Humane Society - Students/Dr. Gaskins can help with this?

3. Humane Society Wine Night at Dolce Vida– Wine, Pasta, and Wine Glass Painting in Caymana Bay will be Thursday, October 22, at 6:30-8pm. See Omar for more details.


VII) Historian Chair:

1. Front board was updated. The board near the student lounge will be updated soon.


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics


IX) SGA Report

1. Formal on November 6th.


X) Faculty Advisor Report:

1. All faculty email addresses are updated on Moodle.

2. In regards to teacher’s letting students out on time, Dr. Dunayer sent an email to IT to see if we can set an alarm. IT is currently busy fixing the server issues. It will be discussed on the faculty meeting this week.


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. Subway was purchased by AVMA. Thank you!

2. No nominations received for Volunteer or Fundraising chairs.

3. Wellness Friday – Anne Piarulli is in charge of Week 8. Omar Elamir is in charge of Week 9.


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. The Forensic Conference is scheduled for November 6-7. Mark your calendars!

2. Please put your name on your locker because we will be breaking the locks to make room for other students this week!


VX) Next Meeting is November 3, 2015 - Meeting ended at 5:58pm

October 6, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on October 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

October 6, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 5

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/ http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers P Vice President: Kelsey Matern A

Semester 3: Sami Wetz P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Hana Trekell P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Jamie Coulson A Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P *** WANT FREE MONEY?!? EMAIL ALEX @[email protected]**** SAAVMA

Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Absent

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

2. “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline

3. There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

4. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

5. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

6. There is a funding grant application with the Education and Professional Development Committee. - They are offering 4 $200 grants for funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Applications must be submitted by a student who is a member in good standing with SAVMA. Please limit proposals to no more than 250 words and provide all required information. Alcohol must not be provided at the events, and funding must not be used for gifts to speakers. Applications that fail to stay within these limits or fail to provide all required information will not be considered for funding at this time. Guidelines the committee will use when evaluating submissions: Uniqueness of proposed wet lab/lecture, Effective supplementation of the veterinary curriculum, Brief description of proposed event budget (ie. what the grant money will be used for), Impact the event will have on students who attend; 250 word limit - Submissions are due by Friday, November 6, 2015! Please email submissions as an attachment to [email protected] Also include your name and SAVMA ID# along with your submission. - Winners will be selected and notified in November (before Thanksgiving).


III) Fundraising Chair

1. T-shirt order next week

2. We made $34.00 from the Movie Night Bake Sale.


IV) Social Chair:

1. We had a really good turn out for the movie night!

2. Lip Sync November 7th - confirmation from Margaritaville for location and drink/food specials - Default place is HRC. $5/ person unless SAAVMA thinks it should cost different. - Proceeds go into general fund/part of prizes? - Also, Cassie needs help to secure prizes. Similar to last semester, top 3 performances voted by judges, and fan favorite voted by crowd.

3. Next event is mid-semester BBQ and ZEW event (ZEW will have to update specifics on their event).

4. Reminder, Google calendar is available for events to be listed. Is there a way to share it with SMU via the new gmail system automatically?

5. Waiting to hear back from owner of Minus 5 for an Ice bar night, previously have discussed 8-20 people can get free admission in exchange for promoting via social media (photos, etc).

6. Possibility to coordinate with volunteer chair, wellness club, and Feel good Friday for a puppy/kitten hour closer to finals week as a stress reliever for both med and vet students as well as get the animals some human bonding?

7. One of the local salons now offers corporate rates for travel massage service. I was going to inquire if we could get a deal and offer 5-10 minute massages as a fundraiser/ wellness event before blocks or finals. I will pursue if this is feasible and there is interest.


V) Treasurer Report:

1. Current SAAVMA balance is 13, 252.73 USD.

2. There is a funding request from our VBMA colleagues (President Kerry Mead) for 250.00 CI in order to assist with purchasing VBMA pins for its graduating class and current VBMA members. At several of the US veterinary schools, students that participate in the VBMA receive pins on their white coats for being a member. The SMU VBMA would like to provide our chapter the benefit of being a club member with a lapel pin. These pins would be presented to club members on the day of the white coat ceremony, and all VBMA participants would receive a pin. The SMU VBMA chapter is requesting this assistance of SAAVMA under Professional Development (#1).


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:

1. We are working on a fundraising proposal for an Adoption Volleyball Tournament. Stay tuned for more information. - Humane Society is on board!

2. Training courses for the Humane Society - Students/Dr. Gaskins can help with this?

3. Humane Society Wine Night – Wine, Pasta, and Bottle Painting in Caymana Bay will be next week. See Omar for more details.


VII) Historian Chair:

1. We need photos of all the award winners from last week to update the board. VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics


IX) SGA Report

1. There are no lockers for the 1st semester students. Please put your name on your locker because we will be breaking the locks to make room for other students.


X) Faculty Advisor Report:

1. In regards to teacher’s letting students out on time, Dr. Dunayer sent an email to IT to see if we can set an alarm.

2. Everyone needs to sign up again for SAAVMA for next year. Dr. Dunayer will sign up the classes individually to come in and do this.


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. Toilet Talk – Any suggestions?

2. We can vote for new positions.

3. Dr. Hall will be here next SAAVMA meeting. Food will be provided.

4. Wellness Friday signup. - Budget for Wellness Friday will be 25CI/week.


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. The Forensic Conference is scheduled for November 6-7. Mark your calendars!


VX) Next Meeting is October 20, 2015 - Meeting ended at 5:58pm

September 22, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on September 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

September 22, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 5

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Sami Wetz P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Hana Trekell P Treasurer: Stella Levy A

Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow A

Semester 6: Jamie Coulson P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P SAAVMA

Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. Attached is a crossword puzzle about the benefits we get from being a SAVMA member. - The first person to complete it CORRECTLY and get it to Anne ([email protected], 411 at the suites, follow the 4th semester schedule, etc) will get a $10 gift card to Eats! All of the answers can be found on the SAVMA website under “Benefits of SAVMA Membership.” This is to encourage everyone to explore more of the resources that are available to us.

2. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

3. Information from the AVMA convention House of Delegates: - There’s a student loan worksheet that gives a solid breakdown and two examples. Some of us can’t use it, but just in case anyone doing a supplemental program(s) for funding is interested, it will be attached to the minutes. (Re-assess yearly!) www.nslds.edu & studentloans.gov - “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline - There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

4. If anyone is interested in learning more about the accreditation process, go here: https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/colleges/pages/coe-pp-overview-of-the-coe.aspx

5. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

6. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

7. There is a funding grant application with the Education and Professional Development Committee. - They are offering 4 $200 grants for funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Applications must be submitted by a student who is a member in good standing with SAVMA. Please limit proposals to no more than 250 words and provide all required information. Alcohol must not be provided at the events, and funding must not be used for gifts to speakers. Applications that fail to stay within these limits or fail to provide all required information will not be considered for funding at this time. Guidelines the committee will use when evaluating submissions: Uniqueness of proposed wet lab/lecture, Effective supplementation of the veterinary curriculum, Brief description of proposed event budget (ie. what the grant money will be used for), Impact the event will have on students who attend; 250 word limit - Submissions are due by Friday, November 6, 2015! Please email submissions as an attachment to [email protected] Also include your name and SAVMA ID# along with your submission. - Winners will be selected and notified in November (before Thanksgiving).


III) Fundraising Chair IV) Social Chair:

1. If there are no objections to the dates below, Cassie will be scheduling these dates: - Movie Night - Weekend of Week 5 (Oct. 3rd @ 8pm) - Movie will be: Hocus Pocus! - Should we have a Halloween Bake Sale during it? -

2. Lip Sync- Weekend of Week 10 (November 7)--> @ Margaritaville - Cassie will delegate people to collect some prizes - Mid-Semester BBQ/ ZEW Event - Oct. 17th

3. If there is interest, Cassie can schedule a SMU night at the Ice bar. - We would need at least 20-30 people to reserve the space. The owner said he would grant free cover as long as people take pictures and promote the bar on Facebook, etc.


IV) Treasurer Report:

1. Statement: 2,519.87 USD i. This excludes the $8,500US stipend from AVMA/PLIT/GHLIT, which will clear on September 25.


V) Volunteer Chair Report:

1. We are working on a fundraising proposal for an Adoption Basketball Tournament. Stay tuned for more information. - Humane Society is on board!


VI) Historian Chair:

1. The Award Ceremony is set for September 30. 2. Board will be updated soon.


VII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics 1. Can the professors please let us out on time?


VIII) SGA Report

1. Can we coordinate our blocks with the med school to make scheduling school events easier?

2. There are no lockers for the 1st semester students. Please put your name on your locker because we will be breaking the locks to make room for other students.


IX) Faculty Advisor Report:

1. We have the SAAVMA ID numbers for the 1st semester students, so we need to schedule a time for people to come to media room to register everyone.


X) Senior Delegate:


XI) New Business:

1. Officers need to update their positions so we can vote for new positions.

2. Wellness Friday signup. - Budget for Wellness Friday will be 25CI/week.

3. Can we purchase a used fridge and/or freezer for the SCAAVMA office to store the leftover food from the BBQs.

4. Toilet Talk – we are in the process of making it. Stay Tuned!

5. Masks to donate to rescue services – Lauren Lev to speak on behalf of Dr. Roberts. - email from Dr. Roberts: Greetings SCAAVMA, At the end of last semester, I and Dr. Dunayer gave lectures/demonstrations to the Canine Officers serving with the local police and customs departments. First aid, trauma, rescue, toxins, poisonous plants and drug exposure were discussed. As a way to improve the local rescue responders ability to save pets lives and canine officers injured in the line-of-duty, I would recommend that the SMU student body (through fundraisers or other means) purchase oxygen rescue masks for first-responders. We would work with the DoA and supply sets of masks to fire departments in each district. Below are images and costs of the masks. Shipping and duty would also need to be researched and paid for. Please see this link: www.yuckos.com/pet_oxygen_masks.htm#top55

6. Shirts/school colors? Do we want to promote this/take this on?


XII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. The Forensic Conference is scheduled for November 6-7. Mark your calendars!


XIII) Next Meeting is October 6, 2015 - Meeting ended at 5:58pm

September 8, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on September 19, 2015 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

August 8, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 5

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Tamara Dzikewicz P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Jessica Lubbers P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Sami Wetz P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Hana Trekell P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Ahmad Hussain P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Jamie Coulson P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P SAAVMA

Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent

Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. Attached is a crossword puzzle about the benefits we get from being a SAVMA member. - The first person to complete it CORRECTLY and get it to Anne ([email protected], 411 at the suites, follow the 4th semester schedule, etc) will get a $10 gift card to Eats! All of the answers can be found on the SAVMA website under “Benefits of SAVMA Membership.” This is to encourage everyone to explore more of the resources that are available to us.

2. FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS (if you haven’t already): - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

3. Information from the AVMA convention House of Delegates: - There’s a student loan worksheet that gives a solid breakdown and two examples. Some of us can’t use it, but just in case anyone doing a supplemental program(s) for funding is interested, it will be attached to the minutes. (Re-assess yearly!) www.nslds.edu & studentloans.gov - “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline - If anyone has friends in law school, the AVMA has some pretty sweet prizes for their Animal Law Writing contest which opens in October and papers are due in February. Be a good friend & pass on this link: https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/Animal-Law-School-Contest.aspx - There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

4. If anyone is interested in learning more about the accreditation process, go here: https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/colleges/pages/coe-pp-overview-of-the-coe.aspx

5. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

6. There is a travel scholarship for IVSA (International Veterinary Students’ Association) for the upcoming symposium in Taiwan and IVSA Congress in Austria. The requirements and application are attached to these minutes.

7. There is a funding grant application with the Education and Professional Development Committee. - They are offering 4 $200 grants for funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Applications must be submitted by a student who is a member in good standing with SAVMA. Please limit proposals to no more than 250 words and provide all required information. Alcohol must not be provided at the events, and funding must not be used for gifts to speakers. Applications that fail to stay within these limits or fail to provide all required information will not be considered for funding at this time. Guidelines the committee will use when evaluating submissions: Uniqueness of proposed wet lab/lecture, Effective supplementation of the veterinary curriculum, Brief description of proposed event budget (ie. what the grant money will be used for), Impact the event will have on students who attend; 250 word limit - Submissions are due by Friday, November 6, 2015! Please email submissions as an attachment to [email protected] Also include your name and SAVMA ID# along with your submission. - Winners will be selected and notified in November (before Thanksgiving). III) Fundraising Chair


IV) Social Chair:

1. Welcome Back BBQ and Med School v. Vet Volleyball Tournament is this Saturday at 12:30. - Food will be cut off at 1:15. - Please bring small side dish to share. - Teams can be made of 4-5 team members.

2. Movie night will be early in this semester. - please send 1-2 suggestions per semester to Cassie Martinez McDow at [email protected] 3. Please send dates for events to Cassie so she can update the school calendar.


V) Treasurer Report:

1. Statement: 2,791.81 USD i. This excludes the $8,500US stipend from AVMA/PLIT/GHLIT.

2. We will be incorporating an accounting spreadsheet to track SAAVMA expenses in a more detailed manner. This will allow us to have greater reporting capabilities and see what categories we have funded.


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:

1. We are working on a fundraising proposal for an Adoption Basketball Tournament. Stay tuned for more information.

2. Anyone who wants their animal displayed on the board for Foster Animal of the Week, please let Omar Elamir know.


VII) Historian Chair:

1. The Award Ceremony is set for September, 23.


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics:

1. The SMU website should finally be getting updated.

2. The faculty emails on Moodle should already be updated.


IX) SGA Report


X) Faculty Advisor Report:

1. We need to nominate for faculty awards.


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. Officers need to update their positions so we can vote for new positions.

2. Class reps need to update their class rosters.

3. Amount of money for meeting minutes surprises

4. Wellness Fridays . . . wanting to start this up. Amount to set aside for each week? - Can people sign up to help us? There will be a sign up sheet. - What should we call it? Feel good Friday?


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. The Forensic Conference is scheduled for November 6-7. Mark your calendars!


VX) Next Meeting is August 22, 2015 - Meeting ended at 5:37pm

August 4, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on August 14, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

August 4, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 2

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Breanne Fredette P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Sami Wetz A Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Hana Trekell P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Ahmad Hussain P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Brian Fertitta P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow A

Semester 6: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Julian D’Cruz P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P

SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report: 1. BEFORE YOU GET BORED AND STOP READING THIS, FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS: - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

2. August 16th is the next deadline for The Vet Gazette. - Win an easy $25 in the Trivia category! - www.thevetgazette.com/upcoming-topics/

3. Information from the AVMA convention House of Delegates: - There’s a student loan worksheet that gives a solid breakdown and two examples. Some of us can’t use it, but just in case anyone doing a supplemental program(s) for funding is interested, it will be attached to the minutes. (Re-assess yearly!) www.nslds.edu & studentloans.gov - “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline - If anyone has friends in law school, the AVMA has some pretty sweet prizes for their Animal Law Writing contest which opens in October and papers are due in February. Be a good friend & pass on this link: https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/Animal-Law-School-Contest.aspx - There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

4. There are grants (cough*free money*cough) coming your way! I’ll keep you updated on every opportunity!

5. If anyone is interested in learning more about the accreditation process, go here: https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/colleges/pages/coe-pp-overview-of-the-coe.aspx

6. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

7. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

8. ALL for students/AVMA PLIT was renewed for another year! Yay, money!


III) Fundraising Chair 1. Garage sell was last weekend. We need to have more participants to do this again next semester.


IV) Social Chair: 1. Welcome Back BBQ second Saturday of the semester.


V) Treasurer Report:

1. Statement: 5,710.00 USD

2. New Business: A request has been passed along asking if SAAVMA would be willing to contribute to this year's white coat ceremony. i. The organizers feel that will some financial support, there may be greater attendance and help offset some of the costs. I'd like to bring it to a vote at tonight's meeting.


VI) Volunteer Chair Report:


VII) Historian Chair:


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics:

1. Can we have the professors’ email list updated on moodle?


IX) SGA Report X) Faculty Advisor Report: 1. We need to nominate for faculty awards.


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business:

1. The SMU website really needs to be updated.

2. We also need to update the SMU Facebook page.

3. PLIT representative Dr. Wernett is coming down September 7th and is paying for everyone’s memberships for GHLIT.

4. Do we want to have thank you cards made for speakers?

5. We will have Dr. Derrick from AVMA will be visiting in October.

6. Ideas for getting faculty more involved in SAAVMA.

7. Next semester we are going to start allowing clubs and individuals to request funds from the ALL for Student stipend. There is now a form to fill out.


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:

1. Students need to have their rabies vaccinations before going to clinics or any externship.

2. Can we get the photos in the school updated?


VX) Next Meeting is next semester - Meeting ended at 5:55pm

July 28, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on July 28, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

July 28, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 2

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Breanne Fredette P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Sami Wetz P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Hana Trekell P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Ahmad Hussain P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Brian Fertitta A Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Julian D’Cruz P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P

SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent

Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:

1. BEFORE YOU GET BORED AND STOP READING THIS, FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS: - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0aLtinn8X1pb-fOX_fb5k0fpuuKl9qc1- imyoobIY0/viewform https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/personal/peerandwellness/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=prettyurl&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=mktg&utm_term=wellness (take the self assessment. You need your SAVMA login information) - http://www.stress.org.uk/stresstest.aspx

2. August 16th is the next deadline for The Vet Gazette. - Win an easy $25 in the Trivia category! - www.thevetgazette.com/upcoming-topics/

3. Information from the AVMA convention House of Delegates: - There’s a student loan worksheet that gives a solid breakdown and two examples. Some of us can’t use it, but just in case anyone doing a supplemental program(s) for funding is interested, it will be attached to the minutes. (Re-assess yearly!) www.nslds.edu & studentloans.gov - “Like” SAVMA on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest SAVMA news! https://www.facebook.com/StudentAVMA/timeline - If anyone has friends in law school, the AVMA has some pretty sweet prizes for their Animal Law Writing contest which opens in October and papers are due in February. Be a good friend & pass on this link: https://www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/Animal-Law-School-Contest.aspx - There’s an AVMA Governmental Relations Student Externship Program. The blocks don’t exactly correspond with our breaks, but keep this link for a reference if you’re interested. AVMA provides a $1200 stipend. (aka: Free money). The deadline is October 16, 2015. https://www.avma.org/advocacy/getinvolved/pages/avma-governmental-relations-student-externship-program.aspx

4. There are grants (cough*free money*cough) coming your way! I’ll keep you updated on every opportunity!

5. If anyone is interested in learning more about the accreditation process, go here: https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/colleges/pages/coe-pp-overview-of-the-coe.aspx

6. FOR RECENT/SOON-TO-BE GRADS: The Future Leaders Program is a one year program that enhances leadership growth. Information for the 2016-2017 program will be available this winter. This year’s project focused on wellness: www.avma.org/wellness —> PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE OR SPREAD IT TO A CLASSMATE OR VETERINARIAN WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS.

7. Want to travel and get some veterinary experience while you’re at it? Join Mission Rabies as they go to India and Northern Africa to vaccinate and sterilize stray dogs! http://www.missionrabies.com/projects/india/

8. ALL for students/AVMA PLIT was renewed for another year! Yay, money!


III) Fundraising Chair 1. Garage sell is this weekend. - Should we reduce the price to encourage more participants? - We will advertise on ecay. 2. There are extra red polo shirts and T-shirts if anyone would like to purchase one.


IV) Social Chair: 1. SVECCS Trivia night this Friday, July 31, at Hard Rock Café. 2. Welcome Back BBQ first Saturday of the semester. 3. Movie night will not be happening this semester.


V) Treasurer Report: 1. Statement: 8,560.00 USD i. No changes to report


VI) Volunteer Chair Report: 1. Brian, the aquarist from the Turtle Farm, would like some student volunteers for some projects he would like to do. Stay tuned for more info. 2. Need a date for the Adopt-O-lympics.


VII) Historian Chair: 1. Hana updated the board.


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics: 1. No issues with any of the semester chairs.


IX) SGA Report


X) Faculty Advisor Report: 1. We need to nominate for faculty awards.


XII) Senior Delegate: XII) New Business:

1. SMU used to maintain an adoption page for the DOA, but it hasn't been updated since 2010. Since students are required to advertise the dogs as part of clinical skills class, this needs to be addressed.

2. We have a good design for the planners for next semester. We hope to sell them next semester.

3. Our SAAVMA chapter will be receiving about $8,000 US from AVMA. - 1. We will be implementing a way for clubs/individuals to request funding, and all request must meet the requirements.

4. Should we give the exec teams access to the SMU SAAVMA email to make things easier to send out to the school?

5. The SMU SAAMA Facebook account needs to be updated and utilized more.

6. GHLIT is giving away $300.00 to help cover the cost of rabies vaccinations for those who have not gotten their shots.

7. Can we get the photos in the school updated?

8. PLIT representative Dr. Wernett is coming down September 7th and is paying for everyone’s memberships for GHLIT.

9. Next week is the last SAAVMA meeting. What food would we like?


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:


VX) Next Meeting is August 4th - Meeting ended at 5:55pm

July 7, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on July 28, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

July 7, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 2

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Breanne Fredette A President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Sami Wetz P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Hana Trekell P Secretary: Lauren Lev A

Semester 4: Ahmad Hussain P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Brian Fertitta A Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow A

Semester 6: Enrique Lopez-Calleja P Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco A

Semester 7: Julian D’Cruz A Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent

Junior Delegate: Anne Piarulli – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern --Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report: 1. Alex Frolek and Anne Piarulli will be attending the convention next week.


III) Fundraising Chair 1. T-shirts are in. The time and place to pick them up will be posted on the SMU Facebook page. 2. Can the 6th and 7th semester class reps ask if their classes want an end of the semester yard sale? - They will need to decide what weekend they would like it to be (otherwise we will just choose). (I'm sure Alex can give some input here are what it was like last semester because even though it was kind of crazy (and now I know to expect this) people sold a ton of their stuff really quickly).


IV) Social Chair: 1. Great success with the Lip Sync Battle last weekend! - Those who haven't paid, please do so :-).[Everyone $5ci, (except Becky & Melissa). 2. Do we want a Movie night this semester? Should it coordinate with Marvet? (i.e. next weekend?) - Date TBD 3. Med school will confirm if volleyball is still on for Sunday--> invite MarVet? - Date TBD 4. Ice Cream social will have a date by next week. 4. Would it be possible to 'Roast' the 7th semester? *suggested by Elliot & Phemy*


V) Treasurer Report: 1. Statement: 8,560.00 USD i. No changes to report – The machines were down at the bank this morning so this is approximate. ii. The balance is a little higher since I just deposited a reimbursement to SAAVMA.


VI) Volunteer Chair Report: 1. SMU Student Dog Wash with Nutrition Club 2. Sign up sheet for emergency dog-fostering network for future floods will be on the board outside LH3. VII) Historian Chair: 1. Hana in process of updating the board.


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics: 1. No issues with any of the semester chairs.


IX) SGA Report: 1. SGA Meeting is tomorrow. 2. We will be ordering 60 agenda/planners. 3. Emily Hake has asked if SAAVMA will sponsor this upcoming MUD RUN? - It would cost $120.00 per team sponsored. - SAAVMA willing to reimburse up to $60.00 per team. - Request that Emily send Dr. Dunayer a formal request to include Moodle post and tentative number of participants. - The money goes to Charity.


X) Faculty Advisor Report: 1. Clock was put in the student lounge. 2. Response to a previous request for not mopping during day is pending.


XI) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business: 1. Can we extend authorized personnel at CTF review sessions to include Class Reps? - Currently, only TAs and Animal Care assignees are permitted at CTF off hours. Enrique to talk to Dr. Darby.


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:


VX) Next Meeting is July 21st. - Meeting ended at 5:50pm

June 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by SAAVMA Historian on July 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

SAAVMA Meeting

June 23, 2015 5:15 pm Lecture Hall 2

http://www.smusaavma.webs.com/

http://www.avma.org/savma


Class Representatives: SAAVMA Officers:

Semester 1: Breanne Fredette P President: Alex Frolek P

Semester 2: Sami Wetz P Vice President: Kelsey Matern P

Semester 3: Hana Trekell P Secretary: Lauren Lev P

Semester 4: Ahmad Hussain P Treasurer: Stella Levy P

Semester 5: Brian Fertitta P Social Chair: Cassie Martinez-McDow P

Semester 6: Enrique Lopez-Calleja A Fundraising Chair: Stephanie Krco P

Semester 7: Julian D’Cruz P Historian: Hana Trekell P

Volunteer Chair: Omar Elamir P

SAAVMA Senior Delegate: Justin Simone – Absent

Junior Delegate: Anne Puillari – Present

SGA Representative: Kelsey Matern -- Present

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Dunayer – Present


I) Call to Order 5:15pm


II) Delegate Report:


III) Fundraising Chair 1. T-shirts have been ordered. They will be here July 3rd.


IV) Social Chair: 1. Cassie is working with the Med School to finalize Volleyball tournament. - They are seeking assistance with the food portion because the assumed this would automatically coincide with the mid-semester BBQ. 2. Cassie is working to nail down the location for the lip synch battle – looks likes Lonestar will be the best option – they will have drink specials for us!!! Need help deciding fee to participate (fundraiser?) 3. Remember to refer to calendar for school events. Clubs, please send me meeting/event dates so I can add to the calendar. It is too hectic for me to try to remember to add them every time one gets posted to Moodle/FB.


V) Treasurer Report: 1. Statement: 8,277.40 USD i. No changes to report


VI) Volunteer Chair Report: 1. SMU Student Dog Wash with Nutrition Club 2. Sign up sheet for emergency dog-fostering network for future floods will be on the board outside LH3.


VII) Historian Chair: 1. Could we put a clock in the student lounge? 2. Please clean up after your dogs if you bring them to campus to study.


VIII) Semester Chair Issues/Topics: 1. Since we are in hurricane season, can the school send out an emergency text alert? - The suggestion was made that class reps be in charge of notifying their classes. 2. Could we have the cleaning crew only mop in the evening or when there are not a lot of students here? 3. Could the cleaning crew start vacuuming the carpets? 4. People need to try to clean out the fridge more. We are going to institute a policy where all items need to be dated and have a name on it. SAAVMA is going to provide a marker and tape.


IX) SGA Report: 1. SGA is tentatively planning their formal for July 10th at Lilly’s.


X) Faculty Advisor Report:


XII) Senior Delegate:


XII) New Business: 1. We are trying to decide which type of agendas to get. They will be undated so they can be used from semester to semester.


XIII) Old/Ongoing Business:


VX) Next Meeting is July 7rd - Meeting ended at 6:00pm


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