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The Offical Fort Riley Officer & Civilian Spouses' Club Newsletter

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  • The Official Fort Riley Officer & Civilian Spouses’ Club Newsletter February 2012 Vol. 1, Issue 7 Fort Riley, KS The President’s Pen have to answer the question the moment you read this By Bevin Landrum Will you newsletter, but please con- Inside This Issue One of the required com- sider the gift of your time consider mitments is being able and talents to serve your 2 joining to attend monthly board friends, neighbors and mil- Board Directory the OCSC meetings on post on the itary family on the OCSC About Us second Thursday of each Victory Voice Policies board? board. It has been a life month. The good news changing experience that I It’s that time of year when is that little babies are wel- 3 will never forget and I high- Reservations Policy our nominating commit- come, food is provided and ly recommend this group Calendar of Events tee begins the search for laughter is always in supply. to the next crew of leaders. next year’s OCSC executive Another requirement for 4-5 board and committee chairs. All the best, Membership Discounts many positions is that you Don’t make their job hard, commit to attending all Bevin Oma Grayshuz K-State Event raise your hand high and join the luncheon events. Well, January Luncehon Recap the leadership team for this now, that’s a REWARD!February Luncheon Preview amazing organization. You Our luncheons are so Luncheon Lineup won’t regret the time invest- fun---who wouldn’t want ment, because the work and to attend every month? Upcoming Events 6-7 Flocking friendships are so rewarding. February 12 Childcare Policy We’ve had many new fac- Are you a stay at home mom? K-State Women’s Member Birthdays es join our club in the last Penny Wars No problem. We have many Basketball Outing two months. Don’t wait to Casino Royale positions that can mostly be join in the fun. Being on February 13 performed at home at hours a committee or serving on Lunch Bunch 8-9 that are convenient to you. Board Openings the board is a great way to 11:30am at Olive Garden Volunteer of the Month Are you an empty nester? get plugged into the new Disbursements We definitely have jobs that February 16 community you now call Email Contact will fill your plate and keep GO RED Luncheon home. Fort Riley is full of you active and involved so 11am at Riley’s 10 active volunteers and the you don’t miss the chicks Conference Center Events OCSC mission is relevant that flew the nest. Have you and necessary to con- February 20 11-15 always worked at a 9-5 job tinue the improved qual- BUNKO Advertising Support and need some inspiration ity of life for our soldiers, 6:30pm at Hi-Tech in your new found free time? families and community. Thank you to all our Interior’s Learning Center Put your skills to use with advertisers and community partners opportunities for speaking, Our goal is to present an March 2 for your continued writing, design, crafts, event executive slate for approval Casino Royale support. planning, fund development in March and vote at the 6pm at Riley’s and community relation skills. April luncheon. You don’t Conference Center
  • All About Us Newsletter The Fort Riley OCSC is a private, non- Policies & Procedures profit organization approved for operation Deadlines for submissions to the Victory Voice are as follows: Advertising submission: 15th of the month for new ads on Fort Riley under Army Regulation 210- and changes; 22. The mission of the Fort Riley Officer Article and copy submission: 15th of each month; Monthly Luncheon write-up submission: Friday afterand Civilian Spouses’ Club is to serve the military community each luncheon;by raising money to support local military programs while Final proof to printer: 25th of each monthoffering quality educational and social opportunities for our All dates are subject to the way the days of the week fall in amembers. Our goal is to be the premier social, philanthropic particular calendar month and how to best accommodateand mentoring organization in the area. We partner with all timely coverage of special OCSC events.local military support organizations to maximize our efforts If you have an idea for a special article or recurring feature,and welcome feedback from any member of the Central please feel free to send the Victory Voice editor an email at newsletter@fortrileyocsc.comFlints Hills Region. Photo and recipe submissions are also welcome. OCSC Executive Board If you are a member and have a home-based business, you areHonorary President Shand Mayville 727-742-0490 eligible to submit a one line ad in our member business directory.Advisor Beth Funk 254-702-5198 Also, if you know someone who would like to advertise with us, please let us know. Our rates are quite reasonable and we distrib-President Bevin Landrum 785-341-4540 ute a hard copy to over 200 officers’ homes each month and1st Vice President Amanda Bartholome 951-206-0483 several thousand email inboxes.2nd Vice President Jenna Bell 770-296-9442Secretary Christine Benne 785-341-0862 Limited advertising space remains for the year. Please email or call before submitting an ad contract.Treasurer Jessica Blackford 952-334-6309Parliamentarian Kristen Farrand 913-680-7902 Rates: 1/8 pg. $18/month 1/4 pg. $35/month OCSC Standing Committees 1/2 pg. $60/month 1/2 pg. cover $75/month Full pg. $100/month Printing sponsor $200/monthChildcare Coordinator Lori Rozhon 580-919-0542Community Assistance Sara Nauman 785-477-9460 Discounts:Community Liaison Leslie Alford 785-410-7598 Anyone prepaying an annual contract: 10% offDecorations Sarah Young 910-922-3286 Business offering a members only discount: 5% offHospitality Heather Drake 913-775-0827MembershipOp Santa Megan Byer Kerry Manneck 785-579-4393 513-543-3213 DisclaimerProperty Manager Whitney Lukenbill 913-226-9326 The Victory Voice is an authorized publication for members of the Fort Riley Officer and Civilian Spouses’ Club. ContentsPublicity Savina Ford 503-891-5269 of the Victory Voice are not necessarily official views of, orReservations Sabrina Waters 636-352-6823 endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense,Retiree Representative LaQuita Steggeman 785-762-4037 Department of the Army or Fort Riley.Special Activities Brenda Wise 785-922-7027 The Victory Voice is published monthly by the OCSC.Special Projects Kate Wasson 321-506-1100 Everything advertised in the publication shall be made availableWebmaster Theresa Giesey 717-634-7592 for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchase, Victory Voice Staff use or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equalEditor Julie Fiedler 785-209-5509 opportunity by an advertiser will result in the refusal to printAdvertising Manager Allison Lilley 910-603-4255 advertising from that resource.Printing/Distribution Sara Swanzy 409-313-4646 All contents of the Victory Voice are prepared, edited andProofreaders Bevin Landrum 785-341-4540 approved by Amanda Bartholome 951-206-0483 the OCSC newsletter committee. The Victory Voice is printed Kate Wasson 321-506-1100 by a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Army at no expense to the U.S. Government or the Department of the Army.
  • Calendar of Events Reservation PolicyThis year’s luncheons will all be held at Riley’s Conference Centerunless otherwise noted. The cost is $15 per person.1. DEADLINE: Reservations are accepted until noon onthe Friday prior to the luncheon. (Next Reservation Deadlineis February 10th at noon! ) If you miss the deadline, alwayscall the reservations chair to see if we have had any cancellations.2. CANCELLATIONS: If cancellations are made after thereservations deadline, the member will still be responsible forpaying for their meal or finding a member substitute to take theirplace. Invoices will be sent out by the Reservations chair eachmonth to late cancellations and no shows.3. GUEST RESERVATIONS: When a member makes areservation for a guest and the guest is a no-show or cancels afterthe deadline, that member is responsible for the payment of theguest’s meal. Guests who are qualified for membership can cometo a function one time with one member before being requiredto join Ft. Riley OCSC. Non-qualifying guests are welcome toattend an unlimited number of functions when in the companyof a current member in good standing4. INCLEMENT WEATHER: Notification of a luncheoncancellation will be posted on the website and on Facebook themorning of the luncheon. Emails will also be sent when possible.5. RESERVATION METHODS: Call Savina Ford, 503-891-5269 (*Please state your name clearly and give a meal choice, ifrequired, when leaving information on the answering machine.)Go on-line: www.fortrileyocsc.com and click the link. Email:Send an email to reservations@fortrileyocsc.com E-vite:Respond to the evite invitation and invite guests through thisforum. Facebook group event: show your attendance on theFacebook event page and invite others.6. CHILDCARE: Childcare reservations are handled separately.Please see the Victory Voice for the full OCSC childcare policy. Find Us Online On Facebook: Make sure that you are a fan of Fort Riley OCSC on Facebook to ensure you receive the most up-to- date announcements regarding our monthly luncheons as well as other OCSC events. Online: Visit us at www.fortrileyocsc.com for informa- tion, downloads and more!
  • Join OCSC and Save!OCSC is having a membership sale! For those joining As a member of OCSC, you can enjoy discounts at:us halfway through the membership year, we offer adiscounted price of $15 through May 2012. Membership 4 Olives Wine Bar www.herherostore.comincludes perks, discounts and fun! If you have a neighbor Big Poppi Bicycles The Mane Thingwho just arrived or a friend who hasn’t taken the plunge The Columbian Theatre Old Glory Shopyet, bring them on board in 2012 for this special price. And Shear Dynamics Screen Machineyou won’t just save on membership... Hackerott’s Leadership Ann-A-Lee’s Academy McAlister’s Ask Oma Grayshuz Welllllllll, HOWDY girls and HAPPY NEW YEAR to ya!!! I’ve just returned from a whirlwind of an unexpected, extended holiday!! But I’ve just been chomping at the bit to get back to ya’ and chat about THANK YOU NOTES!!! That’s right. Let’s all say it together-- THANK YOUNOTES. Now, I could just tell ya’, “Simplest thing about it is JUST DO IT.” But I’ve tried that and I got betterresponse saying I was gonna’ burn down our ole’ barn out back! So listen up, I’ve got to unpack still and I just gotto get this off my chest! WRITE THE NOTE! It’s never wrong to send a thank you note. NEVER. A hand writtennote with the words THANK YOU for ( heck, you can even just fill in the blank right here) and you are G TO G. (Good to Go for y’all not paying attention!) People, from your Great Aunt Corabeth to the your kid’s Sunday Schoolteacher folks ALWAYS appreciate getting a “THANKS” in return for whatever gift, token, act or you just name it!Now I can hear your belly achin’ right now... “ but Oma, I said thanks as I left” or “I’ll send her an email or leave a message onher phone”. Well, WHOOP PA DEE DOO! Nothing is nicer and kinder that sitting down for a minute and scribbling out aformal note of appreciation. Nothing says, “I appreciate your time and effort in doing this for me,” like a handwritten note.There aren’t many rules about when you should send a note of gratitude, like when you receive a gift, or flowers, oryou just had a really nice time at that fancy party you got all dolled up for way back before Christmas. So thatmeans if you haven’t done so just yet, ya’ might want to sit down and get busy,honey. Always send the note as soon as possible after the event or gift is received.My cousin Priscilla, that girl just beats all, I tell ya’. She gets out her fancy writing paper and $7 inkpen and sets down to write that little note BEFORE the event even happens (and she gets invitedto A LOT of stuff). Anyway, she writes out a few lines then fills in the rest, like a personal reference tosomething fabulous, and then signs, seals, stamps and sends it out the very next day! I KNOW she’s anoverachiever, but SOON is best and keeps you from forgettin’ and the hostess or giver from realizing youhave such bad manners not to say anything in return! (Just kiddin’ but you know what I mean...right?!!!)So if you’ve already slacked on your New Year’s Resolutions, get fixin’ to take this on! It’s EASY and a sure fireway to bring back the nearly extinct practice of handwriting a nice THANK YOU. You’ll be grateful you did!Until next time...whenever that might be!Yours forever OMA GRAYSHUZ! (say it OUT LOUD!) K-State Basketball & Willie’s BirthdayJoin OCSC at the K-State/KU Woman’s Basketball game on February 12th at 12:00pm (gates open at 11am). Tickets are$8 and include hot dog, drink and chips. Purchase tickets by going to: www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets and enteringpromo code W13OCSC. Pick up your ticket and food voucher at the Southwest doors of Bramlage. There will also befun activities for the kids! Contact Brenda Wise @ activities@fortrileyocsc.com or (785)922-7027.
  • Luncheon February in Review Luncheon: By Amanda Bartholome Go RED for “BINGO” was the wordof the day at the January luncheon. Our six rounds of Heart HealthBINGO yielded 15 lucky winners; 12 of them went home By Amanda Bartholomewith a new Vera Bradley bag,and three of the “coverall” We invite you to dress in RED to show your support ofwinners each won a pair heart health awareness. Use your imagination to showof tickets to Casino Royale your support for healthy hearts and unique style ofin March. Each game was RED. The person wearing the best GO RED outfit willespecially special because Big receive a special prize: a certificate for a one hour massageTex (aka OCSC member Jim from Shear Dynamics Salon & Day Spa in Manhattan.Hood) was our fearless caller.The ladies didn’t cut him any More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancerslack as they demanded “Go combined. But this killer isn’t easy to see. Heart disease isslower. Go faster. No, not often hidden, silent and misunderstood. Our program thisTHAT number. Wait, what was that number again?” It month will include Dr Nadig, an American Board of Internalwas a rowdy good time as players waited with baited breath Medicine certified Cardiologist at Mercy Regional Hospital.for their lucky number and the chance to yell BINGO. He will discuss the importance of cardiovascular health and how to live a heart healthy lifestyle. A special section of theOur generous attendees donated $200 to the Fort Riley ballroom will be reserved for vendors who offer relatedUSO through the passing of the Community Assistance services: MAXFitness, King Field House, Team in Training,cups. In addition to money, OCSC members and guests Fort Riley Nutrition Care Division and Fort Riley DENTAC .volunteered to donate their time as they serve lunchat the USO on Valentine’s Day. If you are interested in Plan to arrive at 1100 to take advantage of the one-timevolunteering contact donations@fortrileyocsc.com. BOGO Casino Royale Basket Auction offer and browse the vendor tables. From 1100-1130, Casino Royale tickets will Claiming that the Vera Bradley be BOGO half off - two for $22.50! Vendors will include BINGO luncheon was “fun” “At Home America”, Premiere Jewelry and Pampered Chef. is an understatement! When Don’t forget to wear your membership pin for a chance to the line is out the door to win two tickets to Macbeth courtesy of the McCain theater. join the party you know it is going to be great. And, By popular demand, we will once again be dining the laughter and smiles that on a delicious Mexican Buffet! Lunch will include filled the room proved it was a salad, tacos, chips, beans, rice and brownies. another luncheon success.Luncheon Lineups April: ALOHA Travel Expo Lunch Join us as we learn money saving travel tips and staycation ideas. It’s a perfect way to plan your leave or March: Sunflower Trivia next 4 day weekend! The Hawaiian theme will set the Does your family refuse to tone for warmer weather, so dig out your flip flops! watch Jeopardy with you because you know all the answers? Are you the first May: Home is Where the Army Sends Us to fill your pie when playing We never realize how much we accumulate until the Trivial Pursuit? Grab a friend packers arrive, which is magnified when our next and join us for an exciting home is even smaller! Come be inspired to decorate game of trivia! without adding to the boxes in the attic or basement.
  • Flocking Flamingoes Childcare PolicyThe OCSC flamingoes will be flocking to Fort Riley ATTENTION ALL KID ON-SITE MOMMIES! We have a NEW EMAIL address for all future reservation requests:in March and April! Flocking is one of our more ocscchildcare@gmail.comcolorful fundraisers. For a small donation OCSC will Infants 6 weeks of age or younger may attend luncheons. Inflock members’ yards on Fort Riley with stunning addition, we extend a courtesy to mothers of nursing infantspink flamingoes. Beware the darkness of night... six months or younger to the luncheon. In all circumstance,YOU could awake to a bountiful pink surprise! we simply ask you to step out of the event if your child is crying. Please do not bring children older than this as they may be a distraction to other members. Infants 6 weeks to 12Here’s how it works: years are welcome to have reservations in the STACC on-site- Flock a friend: $10 daycare. STACC care is provided at our monthly luncheons(Flamingoes will be on their yard 24 hours, no at a reasonable cost with advance reservations. The price is $5.00 per hour per child. Care is available from 11am to 1pm.removal fee necessary) It is the parent’s responsibility to feed their children before the- Flock insurance: $10 luncheon (if there is a lunch served, parents will be notified in (This ensures you will not be flocked) advance). The deadline for reservations is 2 weeks prior to the luncheon. Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours before the luncheon. Please remember to bring shot records for each child and appropriate items your child will need during the two hour time frame (pull-ups, extra outfit, bottles, wipes, etc).If you have any Bottles must be pre-made and kept cold. Baby food must bequestions or want to brought in un-opened jars. Please remember closed toe shoes for the safety of your child.flock someone, pleasecontact Christine Hughes at Please make reservations or email questions to:fortrileyflaming oes@aol.com. ocscchildcare@gmail.com. Reservation requests should be answered within 3 days of request. However, we are all volun-Reservation forms will be teers and occasionally it may stretch beyond that. If you haveavailable at the February not heard back in three days, feel free to contact Lori again. Aand March luncheons. reminder email will be send to all confirmed parents two days prior to each luncheon. DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! Again, the NEW EMAIL address for all future childcare com- munication and requests is: ocscchildcare@gmail.com. And the winner is... Cheers to our members There is only one month left to decide which unit will win the OCSC celebrating birthdays! Penny Wars competition. Bring your change to the February luncheon Jamie Dahlen - Feb 1st to toss in the jars for one last chance to affect the final outcome. Remember, Shand Mayville - Feb 1st pennies are positive points and silver coins earn negative points. All is fair in the Doreen Morgan - Feb 3rd Penny Wars, so donate generously to support your unit or ding the competition! Heather Drake - Feb 8th We will announce the winning unit on Mar 2 at the CASINO ROYALE BASKET Traci Calvert - Feb 9th AUCTION. The Brigade level unit with the MOST points AND a Commander who Sara Swanzy - Feb 12th ATTENDS the event will WIN a donation equal to ALL the donated Penny WarsMegan Ainsworth - Feb 17th change for the year. OCSC will earmark the money towards a project that benefits Maria Keel - Feb 18th the soldiers and families of the winning brigade after consulting the command Denise Turner - Feb 20th leadership for the winning unit to coordinate the desired project. This could Karen Lanceta - Feb 21st range from helping to defray costs for a unit ball, play equipment for a designatedJocelyn Williams - Feb 27th family area or any project deemed mutually beneficial by OCSC and the Brigade. Alisha Lofgren - Feb 28th So far there have been several lead changes. The competition is stiff! 1st BDE, And a belated Happy 2nd BDE, 4th BDE, CAB, Sustainment, MEDDAC/DENTAC and DHHB are all Birthday to: participating, so pick your favorite unit and save your coins for a final showdown Allison Madyda - Jan 25th in the Penny Wars! Contact fundraising@fortrileyocsc.com with any questions.
  • A Tradition of For Your Eyes Only: Giving Casino Royale By Sara Nauman The Fort Riley OCSC is hosting its annual gala: Ca- Army life is full of traditions and the Fort sino Royale! Whether your favorite 007 is Daniel Craig, Riley OCSC motto says it all: “Good Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton or deeds. Good times. Good friends.” Pierce Brosnan, this annual event is the place for you!As the Community Assistance chair, I saw how Spend the evening trying your hand at poker, crapsgood deeds are a tradition as I reviewed records and BINGO. To make sure you have a seat at thefrom the past six years. During that time, OCSC table, get your tickets now at an OCSC luncheonhas given nearly $90,000 through our annual funds or by e-mailing reservations@fortrileyocsc.com.disbursement. This money comes from fundraisers likeCasino Royale and other events throughout the year. Why not up the ante? Donate a basket to our auction to help raise money for the OCSC Community AssistanceThanks to the generosity of our members and the surrounding Fund. The basket auction is our biggest fundraiser ofcommunities, OCSC has helped 39 organizations since the year and proceeds will make a positive impact in our2006, including the USO, Mother’s Outreach, the Armed community. For guidelines and ideas, visit our website:Services YMCA, and several Fort Riley school programs. w w w. f o r t r i l e y o c s c. c o m / e ve n t s / b a s k e t - a u c t i o nThe application for 2012 can be found at Want more info? Email fundraising@fortrileyocsc.comw w w. f o r t r i l e yo c s c. c o m / c o m mu n i t y - a s s i s t a n c e. to for more details about the event and basket donation.The deadline to apply is February 24th.
  • Join the OCSC Board andWhat a fantastic year it has been for OCSC! Although we still have a few months left, now is the time to look ahead. 2012elections are right around the corner! That’s right, it’s almost election time and we don’t mean POTUS. We are talkingabout your chance to serve on the OCSC board for the 2012-2013 board year. OCSC is searching for a few leaders to carryon the work that makes our organization great. If you are interested in helping us have an amazing 2012-2013 year, pleasecontact Kristen Farrand at kristen.farrand@us.army.mil. The executive board slate will be presented at the March luncheonand voted on in April. The elected board positions are:President: Recording Secretary: • Presides over general membership and board meetings, • Responsible for maintaining all club records, including establishes policies and procedures, and ensures the minutes from all board meetings as well as business Constitution and Bylaws are upheld conducted at other meetings within the organization • Responsible for appointing all committee chairs on the • Presents monthly minutes and financial statements to General Board DMWR, submits volunteer hours to the Installation • Delegates and Supervises all OCSC events and ensures all Volunteer Coordinator and collects OCSC mail committee chairs are fulfilling their obligations • Responsible for preparing and dispatching all club • Provides immediate oversight for the subcommittee correspondence consisting of the Parliamentarian, Membership, Special • Oversees the subcommittee including the Newsletter Activities and Retiree Representative Editor, Newsletter Manager, Publicity, and Webmaster • Serves as a representative of OCSC within the community Treasurer:First Vice President: • Responsible for all of the OCSC financial accounts, • Responsible for coordinating monthly luncheon programs including receipts, disbursements and all supporting by booking event locations, planning menus, and records procuring guest speakers • Presents monthly financial reports to the General • Provides oversight within its subcommittee, which Board and reconciles all bank transactions includes a close working relationship with Decorations, • Prepares federal tax documents and presents all Hospitality, Reservations and Historian committee chairs financial records to a certified accountant for review • Provides oversight for a committee that includesSecond Vice President: Childcare Coordinator and Property Manager • Proposes and organizes all fundraising programs Certain Committee Chairpersons also serve as part of the • Serves as a liaison between the club and DMWR OCSC Board. These roles are appointed. We’ll share more • Submits all fundraising requests for installation approval • Leads a subcommittee which includes the Community details on them next month! Assistance and Ways and Means committee chairs Treasurer’s Report Help Us Stay in Touch For the period: 12/5/11 - 1/8/12 Add these important OCSC official emails to your contact list! Don’t run the risk of any important information going to junk mail.Statement Beginning Balance: $12,746.76 Bevin, President president@fortrileyocsc.comStatement Ending Balance: $12,078.05 Amanda, 1st Vice President programs@fortrileyocsc.com Jenna, 2nd Vice President fundraising@fortrileyocsc.comCheckbook Beginning Balance: $11,777.02 Julie, Victory Voice newsletter@fortrileyocsc.com Theresa, Webmaster webmaster1@fortrileyocsc.comCheckbook Ending Balance: $12,078.05 Megan, Membership membership@fortrileyocsc.com Sara, Community Assistance donations@fortrileyocsc.comTotal Income: $2,927.49 Brenda, Special Activities activities@fortrileyocsc.comTotal Expenses: $2,626.46 Jessica, Treasurer treasurer@fortrileyocsc.com Sabrina, Reservations reservations@fortrileyocsc.com Lori, Childcare Coordinator ocscchildcare@gmail.comNote: Checkbook balance reflects oustanding checks Cat, Historian ocschistory@gmail.comand may differ slightly from monthly statement due to Tiffany, Bunko coordinator ocscbunko@gmail.comoperationg expenses and income. Christine, Flocking fortrileyflamingoes@aolcom
  • Make a Difference Meet the Volunteers of the Board Month Christine Benne, OCSC Secretary, is Board members and OCSC members alike have a huge a Kansas girl through and through! impact on our membership and the community beyond. Although born in MO, she moved Thanks to the following volunteers for making a difference!to Olathe when she was 3 months old. She graduatedfrom Olathe North High in 1984. While working at the Board Member Volunteer of theOlathe Public Library, she met her sweetheart Paul. She Month (Jan 2012): Sara Swanzycontinued to work while attending JCCC in Overland Park Sara is the Victory Voice distributionand graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program in 1987. chair which means she is the little fairy who magically puts the labels on eachPaul and Christine married in 1987 while Paul was finishing month and makes sure the newsletterhis pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. After reaches our mailbox. She does a greatgraduating he direct commissioned into the Army. While on job, but it’s not magic. She has to printtheir first assignment in Frankfurt, Christine worked as a dental and sort 200 newsletter and preparehygienist and volunteered with the Red Cross and hospital. them for bulk mailing and we all know the USPS can haveIn 1991 they returned stateside and Paul attended the some picky rules. The good news is that she is able to juggleUniversity of Missouri Medical School in Columbia. 1992 this volunteer position, graduate school and substituteand 1995 saw the arrival of baby boys one and two. Christine teaching. Sara always helps out at our luncheons whethercontinued to work as a dental hygienist and volunteered with she is checking in baskets at Make It, Bake It, Fake It ortheir church. Paul graduated in 1996 and the family moved to helping process new member registrations. Thank you, Sara!Hawaii for a year. They returned to Kansas - Ft. Leavenworth.Baby boy #3 arrived in 1997 and Christine worked part Board Member Volunteer of thetime, volunteered and enjoyed being close to family. Month (Jan 2012): Lori Rozhon Lori is the Childcare CoordinatorIn 2000, their 4th child, a girl, was born and Paul was and is the liaison with the CDC foraccepted into the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, all childcare services provided at ourbringing a move to the Baltimore area. Then they were luncheons. She has been responsibleoff to Ft. Lewis. In 2002, they moved to Ft. Knox and in for reviving this option for our2004 to Ft. Carson. While raising their children, Christine membership and we regularly haveworked part time teaching and tutoring, volunteered for 15-20 kids in the on-site care so their moms can attend allschool and church and was active in the hospital OSC. the OCSC fun. Lori makes it easy to secure a reservationFinally in 2008, the Benne family came ‘home’ to Kansas and is always available for questions. Her friendly attitudeand Ft. Riley. They are very happy to call the Flint Hills makes her a great asset to the community and our board.region home. Christine works for Hayden Orthodontics General Member Volunteer of theas a Public Relations Coordinator and provides school Month (Jan 2012): Haley Cowandental screenings through a grant from the Kansas Dept Haley has helped OCSC by manningof Health and Environment. She is active in the Manhattan the Penny Wars table, helping withChamber of Commerce, Military Relations Committee, special projects and even luggingSt. Thomas More church, her children’s schools and the heavy penny jars. She attendsyouth groups and also serves as the OCSC Secretary. our luncheons. She is a co-leaderWith her children older (Brayson, a college freshman, for her FRG and likes to sew andCale, a junior in HS, Gage, a freshman in HS and Hagan make stuffed animals for infants. She has two littlein 6th grade), Christine has more time for reading, ones (3 and 1), plus a 3rd child: an 85 lb Goldendoodle.scrapbooking and watching movies. Paul and Christine Soon Haley will be teaching soccer to toddlers. Weenjoy traveling, working on their newly built home, appreciate her time and effort to volunteer for OCSC.spending time with family and walking the family dog Molly.
  • It’s (Almost)Tulip Time!Who’s ready for spring in the FlintHills? Come spend a spring weekendenjoying arts, crafts, food, and....tulips!The annual Wamego Tulip Festival will be heldApril 14-15 in Wamego’s City Park. Thousandsof tulips should be at the height of bloom,turning the park and its beautiful Dutch windmillinto a picturesque vision of SPRING in Kansas.The Tulip Festival boasts over 150 vendors,including arts and crafts, food and drinks,entertainment and activities, and evena petting zoo for the kids. OCSC willbe there, too, with a fund-raising boothoffering fun stuff like face painting!OCSC members are welcome to participatein Wamego Chamber of Commerceevents, including the monthlyBusiness After Hours andspecial events like Oztoberfest.So bring your family and friendsto Wamego’s Tulip Festival andjoin in the fun. While you’re there,explore Wamego’s restaurants, shops,wineries, the historic ColumbianTheater and the Oz Museum! Oh,and...don’t forget to enjoy the tulips!! Father Daughter DanceMark your calendars for a wonderful bondingopportunity for daddies and their daughters onFeb 19 from 2-4 pm at the Manhattan CountryClub. The dance includes a complimentary photoby J&C Imaging plus drinks and refreshmentsfor all who attend. The cost is only $10 forfathers and $8 for daughters ages 4-13. Dressyour daughter in her finest and send her offfor an afternoon of fun with daddy. To RSVPor for more information call 785-776-7787.
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