Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring 2009!!!

Hey Insighters,

Here is a list of our upcoming Events this quarter:

April 2009 Events:
~ 4/15 Pacific University, 7pm, Earl Warren Room, 3rd Floor of Price Center East

~ 4/23 Tour of San Diego Eyebank, 7-9pm, limited carpools provided, please email if you want to attend & include your cell phone #

~ 4/28 - Student Panel, NSB 1205 7:00pm: come and ask our panelists questions, and get info about the OATs, pre-reqs, applications, LoRs, etc.

May 2009 Events:
~ 5/4 - Princeton Review, Cabinet Apps, and Scholarship Apps Info Session; Green Table Room in Sungod Lounge, 7pm: Princeton Rep will go over OAT courses and info about 09-10 Cabinet and Scholarships Apps

Other Upcoming Events:
~ Optometrist Panel
~ 2009-2010 Cabinet Elections
~ End of the year Potluck!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

End of Winter Quarter

Hey Insighters,

It is once again finals and the end of yet another quarter. Even though we didn't have as many events as we wanted this quarter, we have a full schedule next quarter, which includes: optometrist panel, applicant panel, fundraisers, Kaplan/Princeton meetings, more visits from optometry schools and elections of the 09-10 cabinet.

Here is a schedule of our upcoming events for Week 1 and 2:
- 4/04 ~ Visit Insight's Table at the UCSD Admit Day
- 4/09 ~ Rubio's Fundraiser (4-7pm) and GBM @ Thich Nhat Hanh Room in the Old Student Center
- 4/11 ~ SCCO Open House (limited based on availability of rides - stay tuned for more info)

Look out for our emails for other upcoming events!!!

Good Luck with Finals and have a great Spring Break!!! See you next quarter.

* If you are new to our club and would like to receive our emails, please email us at along with your first and last name.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Interested in Volunteering????

Some volunteer opportunities that Insight members can individually help out at are:

Braille Institute
Contact: Joy Durbin (858) 452-1688
Address: 4555 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
What is it: Braille Institute is a private, nonprofit organization that through educational training, programs, and services, helps tens of thousands of people each year regain and maintain their independence. Thanks to generous donations, Braille Institute services are available free of charge.
What you are going to be doing: If you are can commit once every week, you can sign up to help teach a class to the blind. However, if you just want to drop by once in a while, they have other duties that they can give you.

SD for the Blind Vision Clinic
Contact: Marsha, (619) 708-7165
Address: 805 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103 (It’s a cream building, 3rd floor, they have very limited parking spaces so please carpool)
What is it: It is a non-profit organization that provides free vision screenings to individuals that cannot afford it. The patients are often referred to the clinic and are taken care of by several optometrists who volunteer their time there.
What you are going to be doing: From M-Th 10-1p an optometrist will be there so the clinic only has space for 2 volunteers. Marsha, will there to let you know what type of duties she would like you to do while you are there. Please call in advance to let her know that you are coming.

Other upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Vision Clinic in TJ
What is it: SD for the Blind just started this volunteer trip, where they provide vision screenings and glasses to under privileged in TJ. All types of glasses are accepted at their clinic in Balboa Park.

Eye Clinic in Tecate, Mexico with Flying Sams
What is it: The Flying Samaritans is a group of professionals from many different walks of life interested in helping bring healthcare to people in all parts of the world. All Flying Samaritan Clinics are operated free of charge to the patients.

Special Olympics
What is it: In April they are going to be hosting their Track & Field event. But before any athlete steps onto the track, they will need to undergo some health check ups. We can help with the vision screening portion of the check up.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Open Positions on Publicity & Social Committees

Our social chair, Nicole Fox, and Publicity Chair, Risa Sugimoto,
are looking for members who would like to be part of either
committee. Not only would you be helping out with the club
and reaching out the other students on campus, but it's a
great way to get more involved with Insight.

A member of the social chair committee would help design
social events for Insight to entertain the members of the club.
These events include GBM's and other possible socials that are
planned for the year. There are currently 2-3 spots open in the

As for the publicity chair committee you would be asked to post
flyers up, table, and etc. around campus informing students about
future meetings or events that are coming up. Risa is looking for at
least 3 members that are interested.

If you are interested please e-mail back Nicole (
and Risa ( by this Friday, October 3 by 6pm
WITH the completed Application. Email to get
an application. Interviews will be held (for both positions) this Saturday,
Oct. 4th from 4pm to 7pm. If this date or time does not work for you,
please let Nicole or Risa know and hopefully you can arrange a better time.

Hope we hear from you.


Monday, October 6th is our first GBM/Icecream Social of the
year!! It is at
7:00PM in Pacific Hall 3500.
Come join us for some icebreakers and meet up with old and
new members.
Meet the new cabinet and check out the new
social and publicity committees.
You should also come if
you are interested in the Berkeley Fall

The Berkeley Fall Conference is going to be on Saturday,
October 18th. This
event is free and will be held at the
Berkeley Optometry School. Insight is
planning to carpool to
Berkeley but SPACE IS LIMITED so it is going to be
based on
a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE bases. We are planning to rent
($$Money for gas and rentals TBA$$) and leave
from UCSD on Friday, October
17th at 3:00pm in order to
not keep our hosts waiting for us to arrive late
at night.

We will be staying overnight with Berkeley optometry
students in their
homes. If you have friends who attend Berkeley,
you are more than welcome
to stay with them for the night as
long as they reside close to campus. If
you want to drive or fly
up yourself, you may also do so.

Please RSVP by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!Respond
with the earliest
time you can leave on Friday, October 17th AND
whether you would like to
carpool with Insight or will take your
own transportation.

Hope to see you soon!