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CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Operation Smile Club

Members of the Operation Smile Club include (front row, from left) Director of Public Relations Roslynn Rivera, Treasurer Sarah Carvajal, Vice President of Programming Marissa Uriegas and President Namu Patel. Back row: Director of Event Logistics Lilly Villarreal, Director of Community Service Rodrigo Martinez, Secretary Raul “Cali” Argueta, Director of Social Media Aaron Lumbreras and Vice President Lesley Robles. Joahana Segundo/The Rider

Name: Operation Smile Club

Purpose: Operation Smile is a nonprofit medical service dedicated to raising awareness and money to treat facial deformities, such as cleft lips and palates.

President: Namu Patel

Vice President: Lesley Robles

Secretary: Raul “Cali” Argueta

Treasurer: Sarah Carvajal

Vice President of Programming: Marissa Uriegas

Director of Event Logistics: Lilly Villarreal

Director of Community Service: Rodrigo Martinez

Director of Social Media: Aaron Lumbreras

Director of Public Relations: Roslynn Rivera

Director of Progress: Roberto Treviño

Adviser: Biology Lecturer Mirayda Torres-Avila

Activities: Fundraising for Operation Smile’s annual medical missions, community service in the Rio Grande Valley, socials and awareness events such as Smile Dolls and Smile Puppets.

The club is open to all.

Meetings: Biweekly meetings from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Science Building 2.102 on the Edinburg campus.

Membership requirements: All majors welcome.

For more information, email: operationsmileclubutrgv@gmail.com

Website: www.operationsmile.org

Facebook: Operation Smile Club at UTRGV

Instagram: @oscutrgv

–Compiled by Joahana Segundo

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