Get ready for a night of revelry this Friday from 9pm until midnight to welcome back NECO students and to welcome the new first years! Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to our VOSH chapter! All are welcome, NECO and non! Tickets include No Line, VIP section 9 to midnight, no cover at the door, and a ton of fun!

Please contact your class reps for ticket sales, or go to the rotunda between noon and 1PM today through Friday to get your tickets! Tickets are also available at the door but at $10 dollars.

Cure Lounge
246 Tremont St
Boston, MA

See You All Out There! Come out, have fun, and do good!

 
 
On Monday, The Student VOSH chapter at the New England College of Optometry presented its recent trip to the Dominican Republic earlier this month. Please read the writeup here. Photos from the trip will be uploaded on this website soon. SVOSH NECO also introduced its new Executive Team for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:

President: Jen Williams (Brian Nguyen)
Vice President: Amy Burke (Katherine Harkins)
Secretary: Stacy Zubkousky (Allison McLaughlin)
Treasurer: Kevin Cornwell (Kathryn Kulowski)
Fundraising Executive: Anita Gulmiri (Jen Williams/Amy Burke)
Alcon Night Chair: Laura Chan (Stacy Zubkousky)
Screening Coordinators: Abby Tang, Emily Nangle (herself, Jess Beauregard)
Glasses Sorting Coordinators: Stephanie Britton, Nicole Theiss (Ashley Deemer, Christie Krolczyk)
Glasses Edging Coordinator: Luke Cyr (himself) 
Norfolk Prison Coordinator: Rebecca Moran (herself)
OD2 Rep: Pearl Thai (Steph Britton)
OD3 Rep: Kelsey Thomson (Jaclyn Robak)
PR/Web: Ting Zhang (herself)

Congratulations! This organization is nothing without the hard work of its members!


 
 
The 2013 Alcon Night was a phenomenal success with fun and games for all those who attended. A big shout-out to the organizers of the annual event and to our very own DJ The Profit! Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or attended, your generosity is going a long way. Be sure to check out our updated Photo Gallery.

Congratulations to this year's lucky raffle winners:

Firefly - Bridget Garrity 2015
25$ visa - Paulina Chow 2015
Facial- Jessica Anife
Nike sunglasses - Bridget Garrity & Anna sterczek
Celtics Autographed Basketball - Vinh Vu
Bobbles & lace - Ryan Kennedy Fuller
2 red sox tickets + Batting Practice - Diana Li
50$ legal seafood - Elliot Brafman 2015
Tavern 35$- Jess Leader 2015
Arianna - Ashley Deemer 2014, Anna Lam 2015, Lillian Nghe 2015, Jen Mao 2015, Stephanie Sargent 2016
Fendi Sunglasses- Konrad
Lunch with Dr. Lyons - Lisa Lach
Caffè Paradiso - Renee Thoreaux
Starbucks, french press, tumbler - Tracy Kelley
Ray Ban sunglasses-Kelly schoorew 2016
B good - Jennifer Mao - 2015
Saus-Kelsey Thompson2015
Safar salon - Zoe Arakelian 2014, Lisa Lach
AMC - Justin Kim 2016
Boston Oil Co - Justin Kim 2016
Sales Pizza - Ashley Deemer 2014
Dunkin Donuts - Jayme Williams
Little Steve's- Suzanne 2015, Ryan K Fuller
Toms Sunglasses - Rose Kombo 2015, Kristen Kerber, Bruce Vu 2016
Eastern Standard - Vinh Vu 2015
Red Sox Ball signed -
Paulo - Katie Schmidt, Lindsay Martin, Ryan K Fuller, Kyle Brewer, Justin Kim
Dinner with Dr. Contardo - Sammy Rawas 2016
Burberry glasses - Sandeep Suri 2015
Volk Digital Wide Field Lens- Zoe Arakelian 2014
Keeler Pocket O-Scope - Bridget Garrity 2015
500$ Aspen - Adrian Crichton 2015
Barnes and Noble - Lindsay Martin 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today, VOSH of New England (VOSH-ONE), the parent chapter of SVOSHNECO met at the college to discuss the recent activities within the regional non-profit organization. Eight doctors, one para-optometric professional, and four students participated in a lively discussion of recent trips, club activities, and future plans and goal of sustainability for the non-profit.
Each member of this organization volunteers his or her own time and resources to make a positive difference in communities where access to resources are limited due to their socio-political system. These doctors shed light on the current state of affair in various communities they've volunteered in. They know the challenges in these communities and are finding ways to create a more sustainable delivery system for the much needed eye care/healthcare services. It was an inspirational meeting in that the passions of these doctors clearly illuminated the humanitarian nature of our profession and our professionals. Please visit VOSH-ONE.org to learn more about and to donate to this worthy organization.
 
 
Important Notice! VOSH will be holding its annual beer pong tournament at Crossroads Irish Pub tomorrow night, Nov 1 from 7:30 to 11pm. Last November, the glorious OD 2015 team of Josh and Keith took the title of Ultimate VOSH Beer Pong Champions. Which duo will it be this year? Come find out tomorrow and cheer on your favorite team! Registration due by 5pm Nov 1 if you wish to participate! Email: Jennifer_williams@neco.

General VOSH meeting tomorrow at noon in LH2. Volunteer hours available for sign up on first come first serve basis.

If you have any photos from past VOSH events that you would like to share, please email ting_zhang@neco. In the meantime, enjoy our photos from Clubs Day and Zinga! Fundraiser:

 
 
Even though VOSH has been active since the start of the new school year, we are holding the first general meeting this Thursday, Noon to 1PM in LH2. We will be introducing the executive council, recapping the recent trip to Dominican Republic in April of this year, and offering volunteer sign-ups for upcoming events. 

VOSH social @ Gypsy Night Club, Friday, Sept 28, enter before 10!
Tickets are $5, on sale Wed, Thurs, and Fri, Noon to 1 at the Cafeteria, 
or you can purchase from your class reps:
OD2016 - Alexandra Sexton
OD2015 - Steph Britton 
OD2014 - Jackie Robak

$7 at the door before 10PM, after 10, pay door price: $15 or $20
Ticket in access to VOSH VIP private bar.
 
 
The NECOlympics tradition continues as the classes battle out to win the ultimate title of the champions. Tomorrow, Sunday, September 23rd from 11am until 4PM, SVOSH-NECO will be selling freezy pops in the Back Bay Fens to quench the thirst of all true NECOlympians! Come out early as the freezy pops are sure to sell out!
 
 
Hi Everyone, the Zinga! fundraiser is going on right now! Please stop by the Zinga! in Kenmore Square and mention VOSH at checkout to contribute 15% of your purchase to our organization!