A couple of notes from Christine on the first meeting and application process for the 2012 mission:
Our first meeting for 2012 mission will be on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in the Scripps Encinitas Conference Room. We will also have a meeting on Thursday, November in the same location at 12:30 p.m. for those that can not attend the prior meeting.
We've set a date for the 2012 Med4Nicaragua Mission trip for April 7 through 14, 2012 and hope you can join the team! The team will be limited to a max of 22 people. The application process will be a little bit different this year so if you are interested in joining the 2012 team, it would be good to make it a meeting.
2011 team members will have first option to volunteer on the team. However, December 1 will be the deadline to commit, which will include having a completed application turned in along with a $100 deposit to hold your spot on the team. After December 1st, any remaining spots not taken by 2011 team members will then be offered to other applicants.
I know several of you had friends and family that were interested in going on the next medical mission trip. They should attend the meeting if still interested. Just so that there are no misunderstandings, I'm going to explain the application process briefly to you so that your friends and family understand how this will work:
Everyone interested in joining the team will be asked to submit an application with all the required documents and a $100 deposit by December 1, 2011. An application is NOT a guarantee of a place on the team given the maximum team size and need to make sure that the team has the necessary medical staff to complete the surgical care. Any applicant not invited to be on the team will be refunded their deposit. The team will be selected out of the applicants and notified by December 10, 2011. Only 2011 team members have a guaranteed acceptance if they wish to volunteer on the 2012 team. Anyone with financial hardship should speak to Valishia or myself directly.
We're excited to start planning another trip and hope you can make it to the meeting!