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2009-2010 Membership Drive Instructions. Deadline = OCTOBER 15th. You MUST have your membership drive completed with all money and information submitted to National SOMA by October 15 th at the very latest !

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Membership Drive Instructions

deadline october 15th
Deadline = OCTOBER 15th
  • YouMUSThave your membership drive completed with all money and information submitted to National SOMA by October 15th at the very latest!
  • If you are having trouble getting things completed, please let us know, we’re here to help!
recruitment ideas
Recruitment Ideas
  • SOMA presentation during Orientation (PowerPoint presentation provided)
  • New member gifts (i.e. scrubs, T-shirts, OMT pocket manuals, personalized business cards, “Med School Survival Guide” created by current students for incoming students, etc…)
  • Welcome Party/Reception (i.e. OsteoBlast, Ice Cream Social, or other type of party)
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Recruitment Ideas
  • Raffles during membership drive (i.e. raffle off a Nintendo Wii, iPhone, weekend get-away or some other desirable prize)
  • Table @ Clubs Fair: have a slideshow playing of past SOMA events, and/or create a poster highlighting the benefits of SOMA. Also consider handing out candy or other small treats with a small card attached listing a few key benefits and the website to find out more about SOMA

Recruitment Ideas

  • Spokesperson: if your Dean or another faculty member at your school is a big SOMA supporter, see if you can get them to casually say a few words on SOMA’s behalf at orientation or some other time early on in the Fall semester
  • Promote the SOMA New Member Scholarship offered by National
    • If your chapter has the money, also consider offering an additional scholarship for 1 new member to attend Fall convention to get them more involved right away
new online system
New Online System!!!
  • If your school utilizes laptops, you can do the SOMA presentation in the lecture hall and have everyone register at the same time
  • If your school does not utilize laptops or if you are registering students during a clubs fair, you can have a few laptops available at your SOMA table to allow students to register online
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New Online System!!!
  • You may also send out emails or hand out flyers with instructions on how to register and allow students to register on their own time. This option simply requires more follow-up and is recommended as just that, a follow-up after the initial membership drive is complete, to pick up any members that did not get registered during the drive
as easy as 1 2 3
As Easy as 1, 2, 3…
  • 1: log on to
  • 2: Click the “New User” button in the lower left-hand corner
  • 3: Fill out ALL required fields and either pay online with a credit card or submit to your SOMA chapter representative cash or a check for $70 made payable to your SOMA chapter to cover your 4-year membership dues
for members who pay with check or cash
For Members who pay with Check or Cash…
  • ONE check needs to be sent from your chapter to National SOMA for the amount of $45 x # of new members that paid by check or cash
  • Send the check to the following address:
      • Student Osteopathic Medical Association

Attn: Elizabeth Hodor

142 East Ontario St.

Chicago, IL 60611

for members who pay online
For Members who pay Online…
  • For all membership dues paid online, National SOMA will send monthly checks to your local SOMA chapter for the amount of $25 x # new members paid online that month
    • Please ensure that National has the correct mailing address for your school to send the check to, you may send this information to
then what
Then What?
  • Using the Username & Password created during registration, members can log on to www.StudentDO.comanytime to access all of the benefits that SOMA membership has to offer
  • Members may also utilize the SOMA website to network with other members across the country!
managing membership data
Managing Membership Data
  • Presidents and NLO’s must ensure that they themselves are registered on in order to access their chapter’s membership database.
  • If there are problems with logging on to the website or accessing information, please contact Nick Perkins at
and don t forget we re here to help
And don’t forget, We’re here to help!!
  • For ANYthing you may need throughout the year, please feel free to contact me ANYtime at
  • And remember that your Region Trustee and the rest of the National leadership team is here to help as well!