Student Osteopathic Medical Association, SOMA- First General Meeting Minutes

On September 25, 2012, in Organization News, by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine SGA

Student Osteopathic Medical Association, SOMA

First General Meeting Minutes

September 20,2012

Call to order

Katherine Enos called to order the meeting of the Students of Osteopathic Medicine
Association (SOMA) at 12:00 pm on September 20, 2012 in Mollie Auditorium.

Roll call

Jenna Gillen conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Katherine Enos
(President), Nicole Ferguson (Vice President), Lauren Cooke (Treasurer), and Theresa
Apoznanski (National Liaison), and Jenna Gillen (Secretary). Sixty-Nine members of
SOMA were present at the meeting.

Open issues

a) What is SOMA? / Introducing the E-board

1. A PowerPoint show was given by Katie Enos on what SOMA stands
for and the many opportunities available to members from a free Netter’s,
scholarships, discounts on board materials, etc. The current SOMA E-board
was introduced. Pizza was served for individuals attending the meeting. In
addition, the SOMA advisor, Dr. Broder addressed the group.

b) First Year Rep:

Elections were help for first year rep and a special congratulation goes out to
Nadhi Parikh. A picture of Nadhi and the E-board was taken.

c) Breast Cancer Walk/Bake Sale

Katie discussed the upcoming breast cancer walk-taking place on October
21st, 2012. If you would like to participate please join team NYCOM, the link
to signing up can be attained from a prior email sent our to the organization.
In addition, a bake sale is being help on October 1st, 2012 from 11AM-2PM to
raise money for the walk. If you would like to participate in the bake sale you
can sign up on the Google document, touch hours will be received.

d) Raffles:

1. OMT Book: won by Carly Semaro

2.. Pharm Flashcards: Masad Rutermi

3. T-shirts: Chiraq and Brittany Damarko

e) Upcoming Events

10/23/12 – What are TOUCH Hours? & Pre-SOMA Intro

12/4/12 – Dr. Broder & NYCOMEC

12/2012 – Winter Formal

2/27/13 – What to do over the summer

4/25/13 – E-board Elections

**Many other fundraisers/workshops in the works!

f) Final Netter’s Handout was conducted

Adjournment

Katherine Enos adjourned the meeting at 12:50 pm.

Minutes submitted by: Jenna Gillen

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