One organization, five committees, sixty members, and many ideas.
How would you define GlobeMed? Our organization is composed of five different committees that vigorously work for social justice and health equity through various projects! We are all students, united through our common passion for activism. Given the diversity found in GlobeMed, we decided to ask our committee members to define our organization in their own words. In the next few weeks, you can see the results of this project in our Facebook Page!
On that note, meet our five committees:
Community Building (CB)
This committee aims to promote internal and external relations in three key communities - the University, our chapter community, and the Rochester city community. CB emphasizes consistency within these communities, whether by means of spreading global health awareness throughout our campus, keeping our members connected through internal bonding events, or creating volunteer opportunities for our members to get involved off campus. How would CB members describe their committee?
This committee advertises GlobeMed’s events in order to raise awareness regarding GlobeMed’s efforts and our various fundraising events. This involves both the development and implementation of advertisement strategies. Additionally, this committee manages all channels relating to public relations, such as GlobeMed’s webpage, social media, and alumni newsletter. Have you checked out all of these media platforms? If you haven’t, you should! How would Comms members describe their committee?
The ghU committee strives to understand the frameworks that issues are situated in, while simultaneously attempting to brainstorm effective, direct actions to actively cause change. Every Saturday, ghU organizes a chapter-wide discussion about relevant political, economic, cultural, and social issues. Did you know these meetings are open? You should definitely come and check it out next Saturday! How would ghU members describe their committee?
This committee is responsible for most of our chapter’s fundraising and awareness events. They use creativity and experience to secure donations through engaging the university and Greater Rochester communities and planning successful programs on and near campus. Ultimately, their role is to lead the effort to meet our chapter's fundraising goal to fulfill our partner’s expectations. Did you come to our 7th Annual Benefit Dinner in February? If you didn’t, don’t worry! We have another one next year! How would Projects members describe their committee?
This committee maintains the working relationship between the chapter and our partner through regular contact. They work to coordinate the summer internship experience, called GROW (Grassroots On-site Work), regularly update the chapter on the work SOVA (Social Organization for Voluntary Action) is completing, develop the funding agreements, and present our work at academic and fundraising events both on campus and in the community.