some of our lovely chapter members
This spring semester has been off to a great start for this chapter of GlobeMed at Rhodes College! With the help of our ambitious new members, we are proud to say we’ve reached our annual goal of $10,000! We aren’t stopping there however; the upcoming semester is full of campaigns and other events that we are looking forward to.
On Saturday January 16th we got to see the Grizzlies beat the New York Knicks in a satisfying end to our ticket-selling campaign that we began last semester. The proceeds from this event were the ones that helped us complete our annual fundraising goal!
During the first weekend of February we were excited to host our new member retreat where we played a host of team-building relays, GlobeMed trivia games, and discussed what health equity meant to each of us individually. Each member, new and old, left with a more-focused conception of GlobeMed’s mission.
Just this last week on February 9th we welcomed Kristy Taylor, a representative from Kaplan, to teach our members the in’s and out’s of standardized test prep. We came away with a better understanding of the GRE, MCAT, LSAT and many other free resources! Also in our weekly meetings we have been working on becoming informed voters, a process that is harder than it may sound! We have been considering each candidate’s political policies and promises on a range of issues from healthcare to tax reform. To encourage millennials to vote, we are spreading the knowledge about the campus by creating info cards for each candidate!
We’ve just wrapped up our most recent (and sweetest) campaign- The Muddy’s Cupcake Sale! The $200 profit from this campaign was another thing to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. As for the upcoming months, GHU has arranged for Bob Hansman to speak at Rhodes about his role in connecting Washing University students with the larger St. Louis community. We are looking forward to hosting this campus-wide event as well as learning about what activism really is from a speaker that leads by example. This weekend on February 20th, we are populating the campus with balloons inscribed with messages about health equity to honor World Day of Social Justice.
Finally, we are in the early stages of organizing one of our biggest campaigns- the 5k! This year we’ve decided to connect our partnership with AMOS directly to the design of the campaign with our Water Day theme! It will be a day filled with slip-n-slides, water balloon fights, and of course running!
We hope to perpetuate last semester’s success into the spring and thus far it seems we are off to a great start! As always, we appreciate your support and interest in GlobeMed’s mission in improving health equity on a global scale. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or comments!