I hope your summer has been treating you well and you are enjoying the last few weeks before fall quarter kicks in yet again. Before things start getting crazy with classes, I wanted to check in and give everyone some updates regarding club membership and our new mentorship program.
First, as you all probably know, you are only considered an official member of the club if you turn in a membership application and your membership fee of $15. Being an official member of the club comes with many perks such as a free club T-shirt (new this year), access to our new mentorship program, the ability to attend various graduate school campus tours with the club, and more! Even if you were an official member last year, everybody must go through this process to be considered an official member for the 2015-2016 school year. I have attached the updated membership application for this year and hope you all will take advantage of this opportunity!
Next, I am excited to announce our mentorship program! Although it was briefly discussed last year, the mentorship program is going to be in its beginning stages this September as the board works with the student representative of the UC Davis PA Program. This program will match official members of the PA Club to current graduate students in the UC Davis PA Program that share similar interests in specialties. The club member can then use the graduate student as a source of information, support, advice, etc. and contact them using any agreed upon mode of communication from emailing to meeting in person. To be a part of this amazing opportunity, you must be an official member for the year (application and dues) as well as turning in a mentorship application. Since we have updated the mentorship application this year, we ask that anybody who has previously submitted an application please resubmit the new application that is attached to this email (only official members).
We are looking forward to kicking this year off with guest speakers, inter-club socials, and fundraisers. Our first meeting will be October 7th at 7:10 pm and will include officer introductions, club information and mission, an overview of our website, PA jeopardy, and a look at where we are headed for the rest of the year. We are looking forward to meeting new members and seeing familiar faces once again, and we are excited about the future of the club!
Kellie, Jacinda, Micah, Lisa, An, and Sabrina (your officers)