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AUGUST | 2013

The Better Half

A PUBLICATION OF THE FORT HOOD OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB PMB #296 PO Box 8001 Fort Hood, Texas 76544

www.forthoodosc.org

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FORT HOOD OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB BOARD 2013-2014 Honorary President Advisor President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President

Hollyanne Milley Sylvia Phipps Tracy Curran Rebecca Hayes Adrian Evans Angie Taylor Operating Treasurer Amanda Cooper Community Outreach Treasurer Ashley Dixon Corresponding Secretary Mary Ann Jack Recording Secretary Alison Donnelly Volunteer Coordinator Christine Ramos Parliamentarian Carla Norris Membership Chair(s) Jessica Pullig Tiffany McIntyre Reservations Chair(s) Jessica Amacker Heidi Maracle Ways & Means Chair Laura Porter Newsletter Chair Sara Mitchell Vendor Chair(s) Vickie Engle Alexandra Miles Publicity Chair Misti Field Loan Closet Chair Amanda Riley Hospitality Chair Kasey Sanders Historian Chair Ester Campeau Community Outreach Chair Sharon Rice Community Liaison Chair(s) Janice Glossen Dalena McGrew Sponsorship Chair VACANT Holiday Bazaar Chair Christine Ramos Wild West Chair Wendy Sledd Golf Scramble Chair Cheri Cain Website Coordinator Kristen Smith 1st Army Div (West) Representative Danielle Thomas 1st CAV Representative OTC Rep 13th S C (E) Rep Stacy Clady III Corp HQ Rep III Corp Sep Rep (1) III Corp Sep Rep (2) III Corp Sep Rep (3)

A Note From The Editor... I am Sara Mitchell and I am the Editor for the FHOSC Newsletter, The Better Half. I am looking forward to this upcoming year and being able to provide you with all the happenings of our wonderful club. I always am open to any suggestions and help, so if you feel like you can contribute anything to the newsletter please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are looking to advertise in The Better Half, the advertising contract is available on our website or you can email me at fh.wifeline@gmail.com so that I can send you a copy. I look forward to meeting you all at the upcoming Super Sign Up on August 28th and at all of our luncheons! ~ Sara


President’s Corner

Hello, Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club Friends,

I’m Tracy Curran and, as the 2013-2014 FHOSC President, I am honored to be a part of an outgoing group of hardworking FHOSC Board members who wish to welcome you to our Super Sign-Up on August 28 from 1000 to 1400 at Club Hood. For some, the journey has not always been easy. When faced with these challenges, no matter where we called home, we often turned to our friends and military families to find community with each other. We are committed to giving back to the Fort Hood community and, this year, we are asking you to do the same by giving your time or sharing your talents. Through our many social events and volunteer events, held during afternoons and evenings, we are asking you to make Fort Hood “your” community. Let’s make a positive impact by making a difference together. It is, then, with pleasure that the 2013-2014 FHOSC Board members and I invite you to our Super Sign-Up event on August 28 from 10:00 to 2:00 at Club Hood. Become a member of this year’s FHOSC and help us to step up our commitment to our community. Mark your calendars for our first luncheon on September 18th at Club Hood. A complete listing of our luncheon and event dates can be found in this newsletter. FHOSC offers the opportunity to make new friendships, reconnect with old friends from our journey and renew our sense of community. Together, your talents, your volunteer efforts and your friendship will create the camaraderie that we have all known along our various paths. Simply put, through our community of FHOSC, we can all have a positive impact on our military journey. Join me in making a difference by becoming part of the Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club. Joyfully, Tracy


A Fantastic Voyage Awaits!!! Fort Hood Officers’ spouses’ club Presents

Super Sign Up August 28, 2013 Open House 10AM—1PM Club Hood, Fort Hood, TX Don’t Forget to Get Your FHOSC Passport Stamped!

Sign Up then Shop and Socialize Sub Club Sign Up Will Also Be Available.

This Year’s Theme: “Making A Positive Impact On Our Military Journey” Membership is open to spouses of Officers and Warrant Officers—Active Duty, Reserve or Retired, Spouses of GS-9 and above, Fort Hood Good Neighbors and the CASA.

Please visit us for further information on our website at www.forthoodosc.org or at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FHOSC.


Mark Your Calendars “Making a Positive Impact on Our Military Journey” August 28, 2013 Super Sign-Up “All Aboard for a Fantastic Voyage” September 18, 2013 Kick Off Luncheon “Attire for your Military Journeys” October 9, 2013 Boot Scootin’ Boogie Luncheon “Destination Central Texas” November 13, 2013 Make It, Bake It, or Fake It Luncheon “All Hands on Deck” December 11, 2013 Holiday Luncheon “Decking the Halls and Managing Holiday Stress” January 15, 2014 Membership Bingo Luncheon “Pack Your Bags with Prizes” February 12, 2014 Red Dress Luncheon “Come Aboard and Support Women’s Heart Health Awareness” March 19, 2014 Remembrance Luncheon “Military Journey Over the Years” April 9, 2014 Denim and Diamonds Luncheon “Passenger Appreciation” May 14, 2014 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Luncheon “New Crew Installation”


Membership Notes The 2013-2014 membership year for the Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club is focusing on “Making a Positive Impact on Our Military .” We are so excited for you to join us as passengers on this adventure. Every fantastic voyage requires a passport! New this year is a Membership Passport to fun. Passports will be provided to each member upon payment of Membership dues. The dues for the 20132014 year are $45. The passports are your ticket to some awesome prizes.

The FHOSC Board will stamp your passport each time you attend a luncheon, bring a donation for the “Make a Difference” organization at each luncheon, or volunteer at any of our main events: Yard Sale, Holiday Bazaar, Sweetheart Bingo, Wild West Night, and our Golf Scramble. There are 27 possible stamps this membership year. If you earn a minimum of 10 stamps during the year, you’re eligible to turn your passport in at our May 14th Luncheon for a prize drawing. There will be a special drawing for highly active members with 20 or more stamps!

Our year kicks off with the Super Sign Up event on August 28th from 10am to 1pm at Club Hood. The event is an open house, so you can come and go as needed. Come join the club, pay your dues, and get your first stamp!!!

Tervis Tumbler Is Available Come out to the Super Sign Up to be one of the first to purchase our new Fort Hood Tervis Tumblers! They are available for purchase by either check or cash and will be on hand at the Super Sign Up on August 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm at Club Hood. They cost $21 and have a lifetime warranty. Support our Ways & Means program by purchasing one and don’t wait too long— they might not be around for very long!!!


All Aboard for the Holiday Bazaar Fort Hood Officers’ spouses’ club Needs Your Help for Our

Holiday Bazaar November 16-17th

Be on the look out for our volunteer sign up sheets to help make this another great event or contact Christine Ramos our Volunteer Coordinator to get further information.

Vendors are still needed and if you are interested please sign up at our Super Sign Up Event.

Other Special Event Dates October 5

Post Wide Yard Sale Fundraiser

November 16-17

Holiday Bazaar

February 14

Sweetheart bingo

February 28

Wild West Night

May 1

Golf Scramble


Donations Needed The Fort Hood Officers’ spouses’ club Wants to Help our Community by Helping you Get rid of your Clutter by Participating in the

Post Wide Yard Sale October 5th from 8AM—2Pm At Rebecca Hays house—7106 Ardennes

The Profits from the Sales of your Donated Items will go directly to the FHOSC Outreach Programs. Anything not sold will go to the Fort Hood Thrift Shop

To drop off your items in Harker Heights, Contact Tiffany at (254) 554-1310 To Drop Off your items in Fort Hood, Contact Rebecca Hays at (404) 662-1185. To drop off your items in Copperas Cove, Contact Mary Ann at FH.Corresponding.Secretary@gmail.com

If you are interested in helping the day of the Yard Sale, please contact Christine at FH.Vol.Coord@gmail.com


Sub Club Information Not only can you participate in our Monthly Luncheons, socialize and enjoy our major events but you can also share your common interests with other members. Some of these still need coordinators to exist, so please look up for the sub-club sign up sheets at the Super Sign up. Our Sub Clubs include: Shopping/Touring Club, Book Club, Bunco Club, Wine Club, Lunch Bunch, Bowling Club, Creative Cooking Club, Daytime Movie Club, Evening Movie Club, “Show Me Texas” Club, Craft Club, Fitness Club, Patriotic Piecemakers, and the Ya Ya Sisterhood Golf Group.

Volunteer Registration We’ve all heard of VMIS right? Well don’t forget to register as a volunteer through the VMIS system and log your hours in. Remember by logging in your hours by the 15th of each month, you will help our community out. If you have any questions or problems registering do not hesitate to contact Christine Ramos at FH.Vol.Coord@gmail.com.


FHOSC The Better Half - August 2013  

Fort Hood Officers' Spouses' Club Monthly Publication

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