NEWS & EVENTS
April 2021 - The TCMA Foundation had a very successful year fundraising, despite the effects of the pandemic on our sponsors. A total of $50,500 in grants were awarded to Saint Louise House, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, and the TCMS Physician Wellness Program. Congratulations to our grant recipients and thank you to all of our generous SPONSORS!
L-R; Christina Fenrich, TCMA President; Belinda Clare, TCMS Physician Wellness Program; Marci Roe, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic; Maria Kiehn, Saint Louise House
Members of the Travis County Medical Alliance and Travis County Medical Society met with Senator Dawn Buckingham for First Tuesday’s at the Capitol 2019. Julie Cowan, Tony Aventa, MD and David Fleeger, MD presented the Champion of Medicine Award to Dr. Buckingham for her advocacy for our patients and our profession.
ALL MED State Conference -2019
Wendy Propst, Olguita Santiago, Ronsey Chawla, Christina Fenrich, Kathy Trizna, Sarah Butler, and Patty Loose attended ALLMED this year. It was a great time full of leadership, laughter, and fun! The TCMA won the Mary Ann Homer Legislative and Political Action Award! We were awarded $250 from the TMAA and received a certificate of honor signed by the TMAA president. Sarah and Ernest Butler were there to present their awards for excellence in science teaching.
Saint Louise House
TCMA volunteers set up and furnished a new apartment for a mom and her 3 small children in June, 2021. Saint Louise House provides transitional housing to empower women and children to overcome homelessness. SLH is entering its 20th year and has two apartment complexes currently housing 42 families. Many thanks to all who donated bedding, bath, kitchen, pantry, household items, furniture, and rugs. We had a great morning setting up the apartment for the new family. It is amazing how quickly this space was transformed into a cheery, cozy new home. TCMA volunteers will be providing meals for SLH families during the coming year as well.
On April 4th, a group of 9 ladies ditched their typical Tuesday and joined a Travis County Park Ranger for a private tour of Hamilton Pool Reserve. They enjoyed learning about the history of the area and about the flora and fauna that inhabit this unique piece of the Texas Hill Country that has become the hot spot for people from all over the world to visit.