It’s that time of year where many people make New Years Resolutions. If they don’t make those they at least take time to think about how they may do things differently in the new year. For me, not only is it the start of the new year, but it is the halfway point for me as President. We started out the year with the theme of the cactus. We all have different sharp points, but if we work together we can use each other’s strengths to be better. A cactus learns to be patient during the dry spells. Be patient and wait for your time to bloom. Those are all lessons to learn from a cactus. The one that stands out most to me though is that when all the cacti stick together they can form a magnificent tree. I encouraged us at the beginning of the year to stick together. To work together. For mentorships to be formed. I want to encourage everyone to focus on building each other up, meeting a spouse you haven’t met before, remember we are all traveling the same road- we are just on different parts of the journey. Take the time to stop and encourage one another. Remember that the new spouses are the ones who will carry these clubs one day. New spouses have fresh ideas and are energetic to learn from the more seasoned spouses. The more experienced spouses should teach the new about the traditions and customs of the OSC. We all need to be one combined spouses club.
I have been so touched the past few months by encouragement from many of you. Thank you for that! We all need that. Let’s make the OSC a safe, fun, and uplifting place to be. This New Year is an opportunity to make changes that you may see are necessary. My goal for the OSC in the 2019-2020 year was to create fun events, raise money to benefit our scholarship and charitable distributions fund, and to build bridges between spouses of all ages. Please join me in focusing on encouraging each other and making friendships with one another. I look forward to the second half of the OSC year!
Give yourself a night off from cooking and come support a new local business in town AND support your Camp Lejeune OSC. Blaze Pizza will donate a portion of all sales make Monday Feb. 17 from 4-7 to our Philanthropic Fund!
Come join Camp Lejeune OSC in the 2nd annual Dogwood 5K and Silent Auction as we raise money for our Scholarship and Charitable Distributions Funds!
Families, units, and friends are encouraged to dress up in costumes and have fun during this Fun'D Run around scenic Paradise Point on Camp Lejeune.
We will meet at the Paradise Point Officers' Club for an after party that includes a silent auction, live music, bouncy houses, and more!
OSC Volunteers - Help us out by tracking your volunteer hours!
This year we will be tracking our hours using the Track It Forward application. To track hours:
Go to www.trackitforward.com
Click on "Find your organization"
Type "Camp Lejeune OSC" into the search box
When Camp Lejeune OSC appears, click on it.
Click "Sign Up" at the bottom of screen. (OSC volunteer coordinator will approve member requests to join our group)
Once the account is set up, members can log all hours.
Members can choose the type of volunteer hours from the "organization" drop menu. If members do not see their volunteer opportunity, they can select the last option which encompasses everything that is not listed in the drop down menu.