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Habitat For Humanity

The Double T Health Service Corps worked with Habitat for Humanity, by participating in two build dates during the Fall.

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Health Promotion/Health Education

Health Corps in Littlefield

The Double T Health Service Corps hosted a "Color Yourself Healthy" booth at two events (Littlefield Health Fair and Lockney Health Fair), where families learned about healthy eating habits and how to make healthy snacks (Peanut Butter Pinwheels and "Ants on a Log"). Kids also participated in an obstacle course, learning the importance of being physically active to stay healthy.

Littlefield, located in Lamb County 35 miles west of Lubbock, is a rural community that is both a Health Professional Shortage Area and a Medically Underserved Area.

Lockney, located in Floyd County 15 miles west of Plainview, is a Medically Underserved Area.

Mentoring Youth

The Double T Health Service Corps hosted a booth at the South Plains Career Expo, where high school students learned how to do sutures on pigs' feet. The Career Expo is held annually, and more than 2,500 high school juniors from across the region come to learn about different career opportunities and education programs available after high school.

                    W.I.S.E.

The ladies of the Double T Health Service Corps participated in the second Women In Science Endeavors (WISE) event. They served as mentors to middle school girls living in rural areas who wanted to learn more about science careers. The Corps ladies were able to share their own experiences of what it is like to be a woman pursuing a science degree and provide inspiration to the girls.

    

Other Service Projects

In October 2008 members of the Corps assisted with a pop tart collection site at a local grocery store for the Junior League of Lubbock's Food 2 Kids Program. While they assisted members learned 25% of the children in Lubbock do not have enough to eat during the weekends according to the South Plains Food Bank. There are over 900 children the program provides lunch sacks to every single weekend. Deborah Finlayson, the Chair of the Food 2 Kids Program, said, "They did an amazing job, spreading the word about the program as well as collecting over 3,000 sleeves of pop tarts donated for us to use in the next few weeks. It is so encouraging to see how these students, already overloaded with class work and studying, take on another project at the same time and be so successful. We are truly grateful for their help!"

                              

  

In December 2008, the Double T Health Service Corps hosted a Teddy Bear Drive for the South Plains Children's Advocacy Center; 828 plush stuffed animals were collected to provide comfort to children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse. Judy Powell, the program director at the Children's Advocacy Center, said, "The Double T Health Services Corps did so much more than just collect bears. It truly was one of the most meaningful affirmations the staff here has ever received. We will be telling this story to groups for years to come."

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Archive of Past Activities


Lubbock Campus

Fall 2009 / Spring 2010 Lubbock Meeting Dates
Event Date and Time Location Topic
Coming Soon
General Meeting November 23rd, 7:00pm TBA TBD
Leadership Meeting November 9th, 7:00pm Lubbock Room (SUB) Start thinking about service projects the Corps can do in the spring semester.
General Meeting October 26th, 7:00pm Senate Room (SUB) Had sign up for the remaining service events. (meeting minutes available)
Leadership Meeting October 19th, 7:00pm Lubbock Room (SUB) Discussed service events for the rest of the semester.
General Meeting September 28th, 7:00pm Senate Room (SUB) First general meeting of the semester. Guest speaker Jenny Young from the Bridge of Lubbock came to speak about their mentoring program.  For more information please e-mail j.young@bridgeoflubbock.org. (meeting minutes)
Leadership Meeting September 14th, 7:00pm Mesa Room (SUB) Semester service projects brainstorm.  (meeting minutes available)
Volunteer Events
Coming Soon
Willow Bend Elementary Mentoring: semester-long Willow Bend Elementary School Mentoring Program Opportunity for members to mentor high-risk 3rd-5th graders, encourage goals, and help with tutoring. Flexible during lunch hour and after school.  Email Chris Felton for more information.
Texas Mission of Mercy-TMOM November 12th, 13th, 14th, 6:30-5:30pm Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Lane, 79401) November 12th, 13th, 14th  (12th set up 2:00pm-5:00pm, 13th booth 6:30am-5:30pm, 14th 6:30am-5:30pm) *you can sign up for a few different shifts each shift will be 2 hours but the last shift will be 3*.
TMOM is a large multi-day dental mission that brings hundreds of dentists, dental professionals and other volunteers from across Texas together to donate their professional services.
Their goal is to relieve immediate pain and restore smiles.
The Corps will be hosting a Health Fair for the families that come through.  *Need at least 2-3 people for each shift that know how to take blood pressure and explain what it means to the folks coming through.
Check out this website to see the difference you can make: http://tda.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=814 then click on view a short video.
If you are involved in any other student organizations and they are looking for a service event to get involved with pass this information along we are looking for a lot of help with the health fair.
If you want to volunteer please e-mail lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc..edu.  As soon as you sign up with you will an e-mail to let you know where to go to sign up on the TMOM website with specific instructions.  In your e-mail please indicate what day (s) and shift (s) you would like to sign up for.  All volunteers must be registered with the Double T Health Service Corps and TMOM.
Ronald McDonald House October 19th, 4:30pm Ronald McDonald House Cleaned the Ronald McDonald House for the families that live there.
University Day October 19th, 9am-noon United Spirit Arena Shared information about Tech and joining the Double T Health Service Corps with high school students.
South Plains Career Expo October 13th, 8:00am-2:00pm Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Hosted a booth at career fair for almost 3,000 high school juniors from across the South Plains.  Double T booth promoted health careers and showed students how to do sutures on pig’s feet.
Race for the Cure October 3rd, 9:00am Tech Track The Corps had a team that walked for the cure.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day September 25th, 1:00-4:00pm 2203 Duke St. Participated in on-site housing construction. Appropriate attire required.
Homecoming Banner September  27th, 9:00am-2:00pm Loni’s House We created and painted the Double T Health Service Corps homecoming banner.  It made 3rd placed out of the student organization category.
Fall 2008 / Spring 2009 Lubbock Meeting Dates
Event Date and Time Location Topic
General Meeting April 20th, 8pm Lubbock Room (SUB) 2009-2010 Executive Board Officers Election.  meeting minutes
Leadership Meeting April 6th, 8pm meeting minutes
General Meeting March 23rd, 8pm Soapsuds Room (SUB) At this meeting we discussed the remaining service projects for the Spring semester. meeting minutes
Leadership Meeting March 9th, 8pm Lubbock Room (SUB) meeting minutes
General Meeting February 23rd, 8pm Lubbock Room (SUB) Guest speaker, Beth Walcott, from the Kaplan Test Prep Admissions will come to present.(meeting minutes)
Leadership Meeting February 9th, 8pm Lubbock Room (SUB) Guest speaker, Jay Killough, will present StrengthQuest; a tool that helps students to explore their strengths and allows students to learn about how they can incorporate their strengths into their careers.(meeting minutes)
General Meeting January 26th, 8pm Stangel/Murdough TV Lounge First general meeting of the spring semester. Guest Speaker, Kaylin Booker, from SPCAA will present on how to volunteer with the Head Start & Early Head Start Program. Attendees are invited to learn about the organization and how to get involved.  Free pizza provided! (meeting minutes)
General Meeting November 17th, 8pm Soapsuds Room (SUB) Dr. Kerry Gilbert, Assistant Professor and Program director of the PT program, will present. (meeting minutes)
Leadership Meeting November 3rd, 8:00pm Toreador Room (SUB) Start thinking about service projects we can do in the spring semester. (meeting minutes)
General Meeting October 20th, 8:00pm Stangel/Murdough TV Lounge Attendees learned about the organization and the different service projects.  Free pizza was provided! (meeting minutes)
Leadership Meeting October 6th, 8:00pm Toreador Room (SUB) Guest Speaker: Mr. Randy Harman spoke about getting involved with the Willow Bend Elementary School Mentoring Program. Other discussion: setting up the Teddy Bear and Pop Tart drive as well as other service projects. (meeting minutes)
General Meeting September 22nd Toreador Room (SUB) First general meeting of the semester (meeting minutes)
Leadership Meeting September 15th Double T Room (SUB) Semester service projects brainstorm (meeting minutes available)
Volunteer Events
University Therapeutic Riding Center Sign Up Now University Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteers needed to help with hippotherapy for those with needs or disabilities on the UMC bulletin board.  For more information, contact Heather Hernandez, Center Coordinator, Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center @ 806-792-4683 or visit http://apps.depts.ttu.edu/afs/TTRC/aboutus.php
SPCAA Head Start Sign Up Now SPCAA Head Start & Early Head Start (1946 Avenue Q; Lubbock, TX 79411) Volunteers who would be willing to do a bit of traveling for us to train some centers on kitchen and toy sanitation.  There are 11 centers that need only one training each.  The locations are 3 in Lubbock-1 in Levelland-1 in Morton-1 in Littlefield-1 in Plainview-1 in Slaton-1 in Post-1 in Brownfield-1 in Denver City. If you are interested please contact Kaylin Booker, Outreach and Volunteer Services Manager, kbooker@spcaa.org or 806-762-8815 ext. 40.
Willow Bend Elementary Mentoring: semester-long Willow Bend Elementary School Mentoring Program Opportunity for members to mentor high-risk 3rd-5th graders, encourage goals, and help with tutoring. Flexible during lunch hour and after school.  Email Loni Flores for more information.
2009 Lubbock Arthritis Walk May 16th; 9:00am TTU Recreation Center We will have a team this summer.  Participants raise money by asking for pledges for their efforts. Please contact Loni Flores at lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu if you want to join our team.
2009 MS Walk April 25th; 8am (Registration) 9am walk begins Tech Campus Each walker is encouraged to raise $25, but $100 or more you will receive a free t-shirt at registration on the day of the walk. You can choose to either walk one mile or four miles. Please contact Brandi Ventura at brandi.ventura@ttu.edu if you want to join our team.
Arbor Day April 24th; 1:20-3:00pm Memorial Circle; TTU Main Campus Campus beautification program designed to build a sense of community; plant flowers. Contact Ryan @ ryan.fleischmann@ttu.edu.
Stand for Kids April 4th, 11:00-12:30pm Miller Park An event that is put on by the Children's Advocacy Center in order to raise awareness as well as fundraise.  They are looking for volunteers to buy $10 shirts and stand from 11:30-12:30pm at Miller Park on April 4th.  The shirts represent each child the center saw for the year. For more details email lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu
Ronald McDonald House April 2nd; 6:00pm-8:00pm Ronald McDonald House We will be cleaning the Ronald McDonald House for the families that live there.  Please contact Loni Flores at lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu if you want to participate.
Relay for Life March 28th TTU Campus Join our team! Walk for a cure for the American Cancer Society. For more details email ryan.fleischmann@ttu.edu or lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu
Science Fair Judge March 6th, 9:00am-Noon Abernathy A School in Abernathy needs judges for the science fair. Contact Maxie Davie if interested at maxie.davie@ttu.edu
Habitat for Humanity Build Day March 6th, 1pm-4pm 2203 Duke St. Participate in on-site housing construction. Appropriate attire required. For more details email lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu
University Day March 2nd, 9am-noon United Spirit Arena Share information about Tech and joining the Double T Health Service Corps with high school students.  Email Loni Flores (lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu) to sign up
KTXT-TV Channel 5-Drive February 28th 6:30pm-10pm March 1st 5:30pm-10pm KTXT News Station Volunteers needed to answer phones for the fundraiser and also promote the Teddy Bear Drive for the Children's Advocacy Center. If you are interested, please contact Loni Flores: lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu .
Special Olympics Texas Area 17 Basketball Tournament February 28th 7:30am-7pm Frenship High School 82nd and FM 179 Wolfforth, TX Volunteers needed to help with the Special Olympics Texas Area 17 Texas Basketball Tournament. There are a lot of different ways to help. If you are interested please contact Melissa Ames at melissa.ames@ttu.edu.  For more information please visit their website.
Lion's Club Pancake Festival February 21st, 7am-8pm Civic Center Volunteers are needed! All of the money we raise goes to such charities as the Lubbock Food Bank, L.I.S.D., Eyeglasses, Texas Boys Ranch, Goodwill Industries, Boy Scouts, Crippled Children's Camp in Kerrville, and many others. They hope to have a net profit of $85,000.  This year they hope to set a Guinness World Record for the most pancakes served in eight hours.  Please contact Mike Massengale at mjmassengale@yahoo.com or 806-392-0249.
Buckner Children and Family Services Christmas for the Kids Extravaganza December 19th, 3-5:30pm Oakwood Baptist Church - 6002 Avenue U Volunteers needed to help with a craft project, Santa photos, food servers, etc.

Contact Loni Flores at lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu or Debbie Iseral at 806.797.6785 or at connect@mcdougal.com.

Lockney Health Fair December 6th, 8am-2pm Lockney Elementary School (310 S.W. 8th Street, Lockney, TX 79241) We will have a booth to promote healthy eating choices for children and families. Please note we will carpool to Lockney.
Holiday Potluck December 3rd, 7:30pm Loni's House -- Directions will be emailed We will be having a potluck dinner at Loni's house. If interested, please RSVP to lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu and let us know what you plan to bring. For fun, we will be doing an ornament exchange. All are welcome to attend!!
Stocking Stuffing Service Project November 22nd, 9am-2pm Westminster Presbyterian Church (3321 33rd St., Lubbock, TX 79410) Help stuff 2500 stockings for soldiers at the Kunsan Air Base in Korea. Email Loni Flores to sign up.
Mentor Tech Costume Party October 31st, 6:30-9pm BA Rotunda Help with Halloween Bingo, Over and Under, Pumpkin, Painting, and a Pumpkin Toss for the kids. Please contact Ebonee McCorvey at ebonee.mccorvey@ttu.edu to help with this event.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day October 25th, 1pm-4pm 2203 Duke St. Participate in on-site housing construction. Appropriate attire required. For more details email Stephen Herrmann at stephen.a.herrmann@ttu.edu .
WISE Event October 25th, 9am-4pm Science Spectrum Ladies serve as a mentor to middle school girls living in rural areas wanting to learn more about science careers. Free breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, and admission to the Science Spectrum/OMNI Theater given. Contact Maxie Davie at maxie.davie@ttu.edu for more information.
University Day October 14th, 9am-noon United Spirit Arena Share information about Tech and joining the Double T Health Service Corps with high school students.  Email Loni Flores (lonimarie.flores @ttuhsc.edu) to sign up
South Plains Career Expo:

email Loni Flores to sign up

October 13th, 8:00am-2:00pm Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Career fair for almost 3,000 high school juniors from across the South Plains.  Double T booth promotes health careers.
Pop Tart Drive October 4th, 9am-4pm United on 4th and Slide We collected over 250 boxes of pop tarts, 150 boxes of crackers, lots of juice, pudding, and fruit cups for Food 2 Kids Program.
2007-2008 (past) Executive Officers - Lubbock
Ryan Fleischmann, TTU President
Melissa Ames, TTU Vice President
Kelsey Keslo, SOM Treasurer
Maxie Davie, TTU Secretary
Hilda Benavides, TTU Recruitment
JD Escobedo, TTU Public Relations
Kelsi Shough, TTU Public Relations
Sarah Kidd, SON SOAC Rep

Fall 2007 / Spring 2008 Lubbock Meeting Dates
Event Date and Time Location Topic
General Meeting April 16th; 8pm SUB (Toreador Room) Officer elections for the 2008-2009 school year;  This meeting focused on a community service opportunity.  "Clean out your closets and give to those in need.  Bring your gently used items (clothes, shoes, etc) to the General Double T Health Service Corps meeting so that we can collect and donate these items." minutes from the meeting
Leadership Meeting April 7th; 8pm SUB (Toreador Room) guest speaker, Ms. Elsa Sullivan, presented information about the Admissions process into the TTUHSC.minutes from the meeting
General Meeting March 12th; 8pm SUB (Canyon Room) Meeting focused on a community service opportunity.  "Clean out your closets and give to those in need.  Bring your gently used items (clothes, shoes, etc) to the General Double T Health Service Corps meeting so that we can collect and donate these items." minutes from the meeting
Leadership Meeting March 10th; 8pm SUB (Toreador Room) Guest speaker Mr. Jay Killough, presented StrengthQuest; a tool that explores student strengths and allows students to learn about their top 5. minutes from the meeting
General Meeting February 20th, 8 pm SUB (Double T Room) dates set for the next meetings and chairs designated for each project/event; minutes from the meeting
Leadership Meeting February 11th, 8:00pm SUB (Lubbock Room-First Floor) Discussed program and project ideas for the upcoming semester; minutes from the meeting
General Meeting January 23rd, 8 pm SUB (Toreador Room) minutes from the meeting
CHRISTMAS PARTY December 8th, 7 pm Sheldon's House (directions emailed, RSVP by December 6th) Collected teddy bears for the Children's Advocacy Center.  Loni Flores via phone, 743-1338, or email,  lonimarie.flores@ttuhsc.edu.
General Meeting November 9th, noon Room ACB 250 minutes from the meeting
Leadership Meeting October 30th, 7 pm Synergistic Center minutes from event-planning meeting
General Meeting October 9th, 4 pm Room 2B152
Leadership Meeting September 19th, 7:30 pm Synergistic Center minutes from the meeting
Party on the Patio September 13th, 11:30 am - 1 pm TTUHSC Courtyard Hosted an HSC student organization fair focused on community service.
Leadership Meeting September 6th, 4 pm Room 2B485 minutes from the meeting
Student Organization Fair, TTU Raider Welcome Week August 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm TTU Courtyard between SUB & Library Promoted the Double T Health Service Corps to new undergraduate students
Leadership Meeting August 16th, 4 pm Room 2B485 minutes from the meeting
Volunteer Events
Habitat for Humanity Build Day April 26th; 1pm-4pm email for more information Participate in on-site housing construction.  Appropriate attire required. For more details, email Stephen Herrmann (stephen.a.herrmann@ttu.edu).
Arbor Day April 25th; 1:20-3pm Memorial Circle; TTU Main Campus campus beatification program designed to build a sense of community; plant flowers.  contact Ryan @ ryan.fleischmann@ttu.edu  
South Plains Food Bank Farm April 19th; 9am-noon Food Bank Farm The Food Bank volunteers to helped at their farm, getting the fields ready for planting. (digging, laying mulch, planting, etc). contact: jenna.r.hensley@ttuhsc.edu.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Giant Side of Texas Walk to Find a Cure April 12th email for more information Participants raised money by asking for pledges. 
Habitat for Humanity Build Day April 11th; 1pm-4pm email for more information on-site housing construction.  email Stephen Herrmann (stephen.a.herrmann@ttu.edu).
WISE Event April 5th; 9am-4pm Science Spectrum Ladies served as a mentors to middle school girls living in rural areas wanting to learn more about science careers.  Free breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, and admission to the Science Spectrum/OMNI Theater was given.  contact Maxie Davie (maxie.davie@ttu.edu) or call Mamie Tice, 806.281.5804.
Ronald McDonald House March 30th; 2pm-5pm Ronald McDonald House We will be cleaning the Ronal McDonald House for the families that live there.  Please contact Maxie Davie @  maxie.davie@ttu.edu if you want to participate.
South Plains Food Bank Farm March 29th; 9am-noon Food Bank Farm The Food Bank really needs volunteers to help at their farm. Right now, they are in the process of getting the fields ready for planting. (digging, laying mulch, planting, etc). Please sign up below if you want to help. I will email out directions later.  If you have questions, email me at jenna.r.hensley@ttuhsc.edu.
Spring Cleaning March 12th; 8pm-9pm SUB (Canyon Room) "Clean out your closets and give to those in need.  Bring your gently used items (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the General Double T Health Service Corps meeting so that we can collect and donate those items."
University Day March 3rd; 9am-noon United Spirit Arena Helped high school students to check out opportunities at Texas Tech.
Willow Bend Elementary Mentoring
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semester -long Willow Bend Elementary Opportunity for Double T students to mentor 3rd - 5th grade students, encouraged goals as well as helped with tutoring needs. Flexible during lunch hour and after school. contact Loni Flores or Vanessa Costilla.
Lockney Health Fair December 1st Lockney Double T had a booth to promote healthy choices for kids and families.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day October 26th; 1pm-4pm email for more information Participated in on-site housing construction. painted 3 children's bedrooms. contact Loni Flores.
Littlefield Health Fair sign up October 20th Littlefield Double T had a booth to promote healthy choices for kids and families.
South Plains Career Expo sign up October 17th Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Career fair for almost 3,000 high school juniors from across the South Plains. Double T had a booth promoting health careers.
University Day sign up October 8th;
9am - noon
United Spirit Arena High school students checked out opportunities at Texas Tech.
Habitat for Humanity Build Day October 6th; 1pm - 4pm email for more information on-site housing construction. contact Loni Flores.

For other community service activities that you can get involved in, check out the website for the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, where you can search for organizations or service activities that interest you. The Double T Health Service Corps is working with the Volunteer Center and the Lubbock Area United Way to develop a variety of options for members to become involved in the community.

2007-2008 (past) Executive Officers - Lubbock
Ryan Fleischmann, TTU President
Melissa Ames, TTU Vice President
Kelsey Keslo, SOM Treasurer
Maxie Davie, TTU Secretary
Hilda Benavides, TTU Recruitment
JD Escobedo, TTU Public Relations
Kelsi Shough, TTU Public Relations
Sarah Kidd, SON SOAC Rep

More information is available about Double T Health Service Corps volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a leader on the Odessa campus, or you just want more information about the Double T Health Service Corps in Odessa, contact Elisa Williford with the Permian Basin AHEC by email or by phone at 432.685.8306.

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