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Hoot N’ Holler 2019 Executive Board

Upcoming Social Events Social: Thursday June 20th—1800 Join us for a wine tasting membership drive at the Ramstein Officer’s Club! Potluck Raclette Book Club Discussion: Tuesday June 25th—1800 “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

President Nicole Logan Vice President Nicole Little Secretary Kelly Lumpkin General Treasurer Alana Lowry Welfare Treasurer Lori Schmidt Parliamentarian Kim Ceniceros

Volunteer Opportunities

In This Issue: 2 Message from the President 3 June Social Flyer 4 RESA Announcements 5 AWAG Photo Collage 6 May Social Collage 7June Opportunity Baskets 7 RESA Merchandise 8 Volunteer Corner 9 RESA Charm Bracelet 2019 10 May Welfare Spotlight Collage 10 May Welfare 11 RESA Thrift Shop 11 Belle’s Boutique 12 Thrift Shop Food Pantry 13 RESA Membership 14 Calendar 15 Young Living Advertisement 16 Polished to Perfection Advertisement

16 Contact RESA

2019 General Board Publicity Vacant Activities Vacant

Ramstein Intermediate School Field Day Wednesday, June 5th 0800-1500

Fundraising Morgan Fraser

Thrift Shop Night Crew Sunday, June 9th 1800-2100

Scholarship Kim Ceniceros

Quarterly Airmen Birthday Lunch Wednesday, June 19th 1100-1300 Cooking for the USO Tuesday, June 25th 1100-1300 Thrift Shop Night Crew Tuesday. June 25th 1800-2100

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Social Vacant

Membership Tawana Smiley Membership Co-Chair Roma Amiot Newsletter Cassandra Williams Historian Farnaz Yousefi Belle’s Boutique Ashley Arleth Thrift Shop Manager Rob Schuster Advisor Melissa Rendon Honorary Advisor Cris August

Message from the President Hello and Happy June, RESA Members! Summer is upon us! I really enjoyed the May BINGO Social, even if I didn’t have much of a voice to call numbers with. Congratulations to everyone who won! I loved seeing everyone get into it and the use of the lucky charms. Thank you to Morgan Fraser and Niki Bounds for all of your work in organizing the night for us. As always, thank you to everyone who brought a guest to join us. We got two new members that night, and we are so glad to have them! The June Social will be a Wine Tasting. This social also serves as our membership drive for the year, so I encourage everyone to invite anyone you know that might be interested in joining us. There will be a prize basket drawing for everyone who brings a guest to this social! We will also be welcoming a new wine vendor this year, Jörg Krick from Weingut Dreikönigshof. I can’t wait to taste the wines he will be bringing for us with you all! On May 5-9, RESA had 14 members attend the Americans Working Around the Globe (AWAG) Annual Training Seminar in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on a sponsorship. They participated in valuable classes and gained knowledge that will better them, RESA, and our community. If you weren’t able to make this seminar, be on the lookout for details to come about AWAG’s Rheinland-Pfalz Area Seminar in the fall. This is a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional growth. I highly recommend it, especially if you are considering serving on our board in 2020! May was a more relaxed month for volunteers, but we still were quite busy! Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our various events last month. We helped out at the annual deployment buddies picnic for the children who participated in the program this school year. They are children with a deployed parent, and it is always a pleasure to give back to them. A huge thank you to Nicole Little, Alana Lowry, Cassandra Williams, Farnaz Yousefi, and Amber Mignosa for all of the hard work they put into making the picnic a success! We hosted a Thrift Shop Saturday and opened the donation dock for participants of the Ramstein base wide yard sale. Thank you so much to everyone who lent a hand during that event. We got SO many donations, and I appreciate all who were able to lend a hand. RESA also participated in the Ramstein base wide “Clean Where You Work Day”, and cleaned up the outside of the Thrift Shop and parking area. It looks great! Speaking of the Thrift Shop… as we get into PCS season, the Thrift Shop is going to continue getting busy. They would appreciate any and all volunteers that they can get during open hours, so please consider giving a little of your time to them this summer. RESA relies on the Thrift Shop to generate the funds that we put right back into the community, and we June will be another great month for us! We will be sending volunteers to the Quarterly Airmen Birthday Lunch at the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility, and cooking for the USO. Sign-ups for these events will be posted in our Facebook group if you’re interested in helping out. We will also be presenting KMC Area Scholarship recipients with their scholarships alongside our sister organizations, ROSC and KLSA at one last event this month. This time, Ramstein High School students will be awarded. The Scholarship program has truly blown me away this year! Thank you to Kimberly Ceniceros for her work as the RESA representative on the committee this year. Congratulations to the two RESA members who received scholarships, Michelle Arredondo and Nicole Little. As always, thank you all for everything that you do. I hope you enjoy the sunshine and I look forward to catching up with you at our upcoming events! Sincerely, Nicole


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RESA Announcements Welcome our new Parliamentarian! Welcome our new Parliamentarian, Kimberly Branch Ceniceros!

Kim has served as our Scholarship Chair for 2019, and will now be moving into the Parliamentarian role. She is an Air Force spouse who works as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a local German clinic, providing speech therapy to English and Spanish-speaking children in the community. She has been a member of RESA since July 2018 and has served as the RESA representative to the KMC Scholarship committee since January 2019. She is the mother of 3 children, who is taking advantage of her time in Europe to travel with her family and experience the European lifestyle as much as possible.

Congratulations! Congratulations to RESA Members who were awarded KMC Scholarships:

Nicole Little


Michelle Arredondo

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June Social Opportunity Baskets Buy your tickets for a chance to win these items at the next social!


All proceeds benefit the Ramstein Enlisted Spouses’ Association

RESA Merchandise RESA is clearing out its inventory to make way for new merchandise! Be on the lookout for some new styles available for purchase soon! For questions, contact our Fundraising Chair, Morgan Fraser, at








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Volunteer Corner We here at RESA have always valued our volunteers. Aside from the weekly, monthly, and quarterly events noted in the calendar, we would love to hear from our membership of any local organizations or events in which RESA can participate. Contact any member of the board at the next social or send an email to for further discussion.

May Volunteer Recognition Clean Where You Work (May 14th) Nicole Logan, Rob Schuster Base Wide Yard Sale (May 18th) Ashley Arleth, Kim Ceniceros, Elizabeth Ferguson, Nicole Little, Kaycee Livesay, Nicole Logan, Alana Lowry, Lori Schmidt, Rob Schuster, Cassandra Williams

May Volunteer of the Month is:

Lisa McNamee

Deployment Buddies Picnic ( May 29th) Nicole Little, Alana Lowry, Amber Mignosa. Cassandra Williams, Farnaz Yousefi Thrift Shop Ashley Arleth, Candra Burns, Kimberly Ceniceros, Elizabeth Ferguson, Morgan Fraser, Michelle Gerber, Nicole Little, Nicole Logan, Alana Lowry, Kelly Lumpkin, Lisa McNamee, Lori Schmidt, Rob Schuster, Tawana Smiley, Cassandra Williams, Farnaz Yousefi

Thank you for all the extra volunteer hours you've put into this overactive month at the thrift shop. Your volunteerism is appreciated!

Volunteers receive quarterly recognition in the form of AAFES gift cards based on the amount of hours donated? Up to 10 hours = $5

Min 60 hours = $50

Min 15 hours = $10

Min 75 hours = $62.50

Min 30 hours = $25

Min 90 hours = $75

Min 45 hours = $37.50

*Max $150

• Childcare reimbursement is available to members while attending volunteer functions as outlined in the RESA Bylaws. For events such as Thrift Shop, designated Club Fundraisers, special committees and special projects. Reimbursements are based off the current childcare rates at the Ramstein CDC. • In lieu of being paid, another RESA member may elect to earn volunteer hours watching the children of a RESA member who is volunteering for an event that childcare would otherwise be reimbursable at the rate of one hour per child, per hour watched. • Committee chairs (lemonade stand, gift wrapping, etc.) receive gift cards in amounts specified in the By-Laws. 8

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2019 RESA Charm Bracelet

Bring a guest to a social, and you will receive this “Share RESA with a Friend” pretzel charm!

Are you interested in RESA's new member charm bracelet? All RESA members will receive a 2019 bracelet and owl charm. Members have the opportunity to earn additional charms (in the picture above) from certain volunteer events. Male members are given the option of receiving a key chain for collecting their charms. The bracelets and charms are given out at our monthly social. This is how you can earn them: NOTE: You can only receive one of each charm. 1. USO

8. Baking/ Sweet Treats

2. Thrift Shop

9. Mom 2 Mom/ Childcare

3. Lemonade Stand

10. Share RESA with a Friend

4. Fisher House

11. Deployed Families Events

5. Meet and Greet

12. Viking Challenge

6. Belle’s Boutique

13. Quarterly Airmen Birthday

7. Club 7 9

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May Welfare Requests Granted     

Installation Dorm Council Mom2Mom KMC Ramstein Area Chief’s Group Ramstein Intermediate School PTA SAC Booster Club

Total Granted: $3,475.00 10

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Thrift Shop Hours:


Location: Ramstein AFB Building 2494 (Across from the Shopette)

Thrift Shop Manager Rob Schuster

RESA Thrift Shop Volunteer


The RESA Thrift Shop is always in need of volunteers! You can volunteer anytime during open business hours, or RESA holds Thrift Shop Night Crew events twice a month. Contact to find out how you can help. 11

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For every hour you volunteer in the RESA Thrift Shop, you earn one Thrift Shop Buck that can be used toward your next RESA Thrift Shop purchase?

*Closed Federal Holidays*


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To Our New Members

To Our Departing Members Kaycee Livesay

Nicole James Kailey Pearce

RESA Membership

RESA Membership is open to members assigned to an installation located in the KMC who are: 

Spouse of active duty enlisted military member

Active duty enlisted member serving in the U.S./NATO Forces

Civilian employee GS-7 and below

Spouses of retired enlisted U.S./NATO Forces and civilian personnel

Adult relatives or legal dependents residing with active duty or retired enlisted U.S./NATO Forces families

Spouses of geographically separated active duty enlisted military member

RESA membership dues are $42 for 6 months or $84 for 12 months. To request more information about RESA, please email our Membership Chair at If you’re ready to become a member today, download the application at, fill it out, and return it at the next RESA event or at the RESA Thrift Shop any time during their open hours. 13

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June 2019 Sunday






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Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400



Thrift Shop OPEN 1400-1900





Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400

Belle’s 1600-1800 Ramstein Intermediate Field Day 0800-1500 9 Thrift Shop Night Crew 1800-2100




Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400



Thrift Shop OPEN 1400-1900

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Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400


Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400 Belle’s 1000-1200


Thrift Shop OPEN 1400-1900



Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400

Belle’s 1600-1800 Quarterly Airmen Birthday Lunch 1100-1300 23/30

24 Thrift Shop OPEN 0900-1400

25 Cooking for the USO 1100-1300




Thrift Shop OPEN 1400-1900 Belle’s 1600-1800

Thrift Shop Night Crew 1800-2100 Happy Anniversary

Happy Birthday

Melissa Rendon — June 13th Jason Logan — June 30th Nicole Logan — June 30th Happy Owliversary

Farnaz Yousefi — June 16th Matthew Amiot — June 25th Nerice Orvis — June 25th

Candra Burns Sophia Vega-Siurano Cassandra Williams 14

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Contact Information Ramstein Enlisted Spouses’ Association 86th SVS/SVYR Unit 3240 Box 535 RESA Box 63 APO, AE 09004 President: Social Chair: Membership Chair: 16

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