Student Occupational Therapy Association University of Florida Ice Breaker! • Yellow: if you could be any ice cream flavor what kind would you be? Green: What special powers would you want the most and why? Purple: What OT setting would you like to work in? Blue: If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? Pink: How did you choose OT? Re-Meet the Officers! • • • • • • • • • President: Kara Poole Vice President: Alyx Aldrich Treasurer: Shannon Plunkett Secretary: Samantha Haynes Historian: Jackie Pine Public Relations: Alysha Stoner Fundraising: Heather Engel and Chelsea Townsend Service: Christen Fetchel and Kelsey Iglesias Social: Paige Avchen and Elonna Falk • *Remember: Elections for new officers are approaching! From the secretary… • In order to be an active member of SOTA, one must earn at least 5 points this semester. • There are four categories of points: service, meetings, social, and fundraising. • To be active, you need to participate in 3 at least 3 categories, one of them being service, since we are a service club! • Also, it is mandatory for active members to participate in our main service event. From the secretary… Please make sure you sign in today to earn your first point of the semester Fundraising- Fleece Orders University of Florida Occupational Therapy Logo in left corner Available in S, M, L, XL, 2XL Colors: Lime, Hot Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Black, Cream/Navy, Maroon/Cream $25.00 Cash or Checks. Please make checks out to Shannon Plunkett Email Chelsea Townsend or Heather Engel with questions [email protected] or [email protected] Service Events Get your calendars/planners ready!! Balance180:Special Olympics • 1st Special Olympics Young Athletes Program (YAP) in Alachua County: innovative & adaptive sports program for children with intellectual disabilities and their peers, ages 2-7. • Must commit to MINIMUM of 5 days. • Meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & occasional Saturday. ▫ 5:15-6:30pm; arrive 15 minutes early! • Jan 29th – April 7th (culminating event on the 7th) Balance180: Special Olympics (Training) • Tuesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 24 from 5:30-7:00 pm (Tonight and this Thursday!) ▫ previous volunteers drop in to one of the meetings from 6:30-7:00 pm and hand in your paperwork • Location: Santa Fe Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) ▫ 530 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 • Check Facebook for: ▫ Balance180 Gym (pictures, updates) ▫ Balance180 Gym Volunteers (specific info for volunteers) Hand Camp: Hands to Love www.handstolove.org • Camp for kids with upper limb differences and their families. As a volunteer you would be paired with a family and assist the child throughout the weekend doing various activities. • Save the date! March 15-17 • More info on volunteer applications to be released soon! IndepenDANCE! • Helping kids with following instructions and doing dance moves with OT, Heather Simpson. No previous dance knowledge required! • Saturdays at • Located at Other events to be on the lookout for… • Al’z Place • Wheelchair Basketball Get ExCiteD…. www.boggycreek.org BIG Service Event: Kickball Tournament • When: Saturday, April 6 • Where: Forest Park (located on SW 20th near Canopy/Cabana Beach/Woodlands apartments) • Specifics: $$/team or $$/person, 7-12 persons per team • Registration includes a colored team t-shirt • Your role: Your participation is necessary to remain an active member. If you have a valid reason for not being able to attend please talk to or email Kara. BIG Service Event: Your Role (please watch for sign-up sheets going around) • Sheet 1: Have you ever refereed a sport before? Would you be interested in helping referee games? • Sheet 2: Are you involved in another organization, club, etc. that would like to put together a team? We can send an email with forms for you to share with them. • Sheet 3: Would your work place or another organization be interested in donating raffle prizes, food, tournament prizes, or monetary donation? • If you own kickballs or bases please let an officer know! The BIG Day! (How you can help) • • • • • • • • Help with flyering (in advance) Signs made for tables/fields Games refereed Food/drink station run Registration table/Information table Keeping the bracket organized Assisting at the raffle tables Assigned to a team* (most of you will be assigned to a team and act as their liaison from check-in until they are eliminated) • Social/Service/Fundraising Day (see next slide) Fundraising Scavenger Hunt! • Meet at La Nopalera located by 34th/Archer (across from Kohl’s and next to Red Mango) at 10am, Friday 25th or 1st?? • We will be splitting up into teams assigned to different parts of Gainesville to reach out to businesses. • Meet back at La Nop for lunch afterwards. • Sign-up sheet going around and look for FB event. Off Topics • Stomp the Swamp ▫ Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium ▫ What: Event benefitting the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities ▫ When: February 9th , 10am until 12pm ▫ For more information and to Register go to: http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/STS2013 ▫ Pre- Registration is $15, 1st 200 to sign up get a T-shirt ▫ When you sign up, write SOTA as your team name! ▫ Questions???—email [email protected] “Moonlight & Martinis!” • Al’z Place’s benefit event • When: February 2nd • For more information: https://events.giving.ufandshands.org/moonlight -and-martinis Thanks For Coming! See you next time!