Hey guys! Hope everyone's weekend is going well.

A big thanks to everyone who made it out to bowling night last night! It was awesome to just be able to spend time with fellow members. For those of you who were unable to make it, no worries! There's bound to be plenty more off campus hangouts in the future!

I wanted to say a quick something about the ASFC Budget Request hearing. Overall, I feel it went quite well. There were other clubs there who were asking for around the same amount (if not more) than what Medical Brigades was asking for. I was asked plenty of questions and received some positive feedback. So, all do to now is wait for some news from ASFC.. And remember, brigaders, even if we're not granted the entire amount, it shouldn't be something to worry about. We mustn't forget that the budget request we submitted is only acting as a "push".. The rest is up to us!

In other news, our first fundraiser is coming up soon (2/14)! I have the names of members who signed up for taking shifts in a previous post, if anyone else is interested, please let me know via email or during the next meeting! We have all the supplies we need (table, chairs, and balloons), now all we need are some more volunteers!

For those of you who were wondering, the position of Co-VP of Medicine is still available. As I have stated before in previous emails, I have had a handful of people express interest in assuming this position. Those of you who are interested but have still not emailed me confirming so, please do this whenever is most convenient for you so I may compile a list of possible candidates. Gabe and I will plan a meeting for elections. Seeing how being able to meet at weekly meetings is difficult enough, we'll have to find some type of alternative.. We'll keep you updated on this.

Speaking of difficulty finding appropriate meeting times, Gabe and I were having some talk about changing the weekly meetings to Fridays. It seems like a lot of people have class or lab in the afternoons on Wednesdays and Mondays.

Also, the official date of the brigade will be determined sometime in the next few weeks. Gabe and I have tried to work around everyone's schedules what with summer classes and people transferring to semester schools.. However, this is next to impossible to do. If the date of the brigade happens to conflict with your summer plans, fret not! I have been asked multiple times if you must participate in the brigade to be part of the club. The answer? No, there is still plenty to do and become active in even if you do not plan on coming with us to Honduras.

All in all, I hope to see more of you at future meetings and fundraisers!

Bon Sunday.


  1. Hi, I'm Runrun. Just want to know if the meeting can be held sometime between 01:30 - 04:50pm on Friday.
    I know many students have classes from 08:00am to 01:30pm on Friday too. If we can hold the meeting after those classes, I'm sure more students will be available to join us.
    For students who ride the bus, the last bus 52 is leaving at 04:52pm on Friday (http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_52NO_WK.html)
    so we shouldn't hold a meeting later than 5pm.
    Therefore, I suggest to have our meeting sometime between 01:30 -04:50pm on Friday.
    Thank you.

    Run-cheng Lee

  2. Hi Runrun. Unfortunately we are limited to the earlier meeting time on Fridays as we must have one of our advisers present at the meeting, and they have other engagements after 12pm. Sorry about that. As we begin having meeting times on Fridays, I will continue to try and accommodate those who cannot make that time by having "office hours" in the PSME.


    1. Hi Gabe. I understand that the time is pretty hard to fit in everyone's schedule. And unfortunately PSME only open til 2pm on Friday. But is it possible to hold two meetings in a week (or twice a week)?
      I can come to the 10am meeting on Friday but I'm hoping those who can't can meet up more frequently. The second meeting is just for those who can't come to the 10am meeting so maybe we should let them vote when is the best time for them. The second meeting maybe just somekind of announcement about what we've discussed in the first meeting hence I guess an adviser may not be needed. Then you will only need to announce once to everyone rather than repeating everytime when someone come to PSME.


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