OLE MISS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
First of all, as a council, we just want to thank everyone who took the time to come to our members meeting last night at 6:30 PM in Anderson Hall Room 21. It's always so great to see so many smart, talented, and well-rounded individuals gather together in one room!
We had a special guest speaker! Dr. Preston Lee of Lee Family & Cosmetic Dentistry came to speak with our members last night and provided helpful insight to our members that will be applying to dental school in the future and to those of our members that are currently partaking in the dental school application process.
We have also had several dentists reach out to us about local shadowing opportunities, so if you're in need of a shadowing opportunity please email us and let us know so that we can give you the contact information you need to get started.
We also want to send out a big CONGRATS to our newest 'Member of the Month', Carley Cole! We are all so honored to know you and to work alongside you on the Ole Miss campus. You're going to make a phenomenal dentist!
Yesterday, we took attendance online for the first time! It was very successful and so convenient for our members who were able to sign in on their computers. Unfortunately, it is not currently a feature of our mobile website and we are working to resolve this issue before the next meeting. If this issue is unresolvable our PR coordinator, Emily, will set up a station at the front of the room where members can sign in with the appropriate attendance code as they arrive. Emily will also be giving everyone a 'olemisspredentals.com' crash course at the next meeting so that everyone can learn how to use the website efficiently.
If you have participated in either of the Group Community Service Projects, please sign into your account online and fill out the community service log. Make sure to check the box and specify which Group Community Service project you participated in and email us a screenshot or picture of yourself at the event for further verification.
Do you want a t-shirt? YES YOU DO! So, pay your dues on Sunday by NOON!
ONLINE DUES EXTENSION: Pay your dues online with an existing PayPal account or by paying through the guest checkout option! Dues are $25 and cover the cost of membership as well as a super cool comfort colors t-shirt, and the faster you pay your dues the faster you'll get those t-shirts! Dues are due SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 AT NOON!!!!!!! AFTER SUNDAY, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING NEW MEMBERS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR. If you have an issue with the due date, do not hesitate to come talk to us and we'll do everything we can do to help you financially! The faster everyone creates an account on our website, fills out the membership intake forms (located on the Membership Dashboard), AND pays their dues, the faster everyone will be able to get their super cute t-shirt and we can start planning more fun activities for our members! In order to pay your dues online:
1) Create an account and become an online member of the Ole Miss Pre-Dental Society.
2) Put your mouse over the Membership tab on the main menu, and scroll your mouse down until you see the 'My Account' tab. After you've created an account, your Membership Dashboard will become visible on the 'My Account' page.
3) Click the pay my dues button on your Membership Dashboard. This will take you to the payment page and there will be a PayPal 'Buy Now' button.
4) Click the 'Buy Now' button and pay your dues with an existing PayPal account, make a PayPal account, OR scroll down a bit further and choose the guest checkout option and pay with a debit/credit card of your choice.
5) Submit your payment and you're all done and a paid member of the Ole Miss Pre-Dental Society!
The new membership classifications are so easy and completely doable, and if you have any questions or if you don't understand what these classifications entail, then please feel free to email us and set up an appointment with one of our council members. We'd be happy to discuss your membership classification with you any time! We realize some people have academic exams during our meeting time or have had exams in the past during our meeting time, so we are currently in the process of figuring out a way for members to "make up" your absence from the meetings. If you have missed a meeting due to an academic reason, please email us your excuse by 5:00 PM on Friday (October 27th), so that we can make note of your absence in our records. If you're missing the meetings for a non-academic reason, your membership classification will be determined based on the number of meetings you have attended and the effort you have put forth this semester. If you have not attended any meetings, do not be surprised when you're classified as an inactive member. Inactive members will not receive the same reward and recognition that the active or distinctive members will receive at the end of the year. As a council, we're trying really hard to provide everyone with opportunities that will lead to success in the world of dentistry, and we are doing everything we can to provide our members with a meaningful membership experience. With that being said, your membership is only as meaningful as you choose to make it.
If you have an questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting tomorrow! We can't wait to see all of your smiling faces at our next meeting on November 8th in Anderson Hall Room 21 at 6:30 PM!
If you know someone that is a member of Ole Miss Pre-Dental Society and is not currently getting our ListServ announcements, please have them email us so that we can add them to our member's list!
2017-2018 Ole Miss Pre-Dental Society Council