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Kelly Goodwin
Honorary President
Jennifer Bohannon
Honorary Vice President
Nancy Wilson
Robyn Matthews
Joanna Vander Hamm
Honorary Advisors
Amy Waring
Annalies McDonald
1st Vice President
Jennifer Attaway
2nd Vice President
Jenn Foote
Carol Beene
Emily Ozgul
Kari Truskett
Social Coordinators
Kathy Grimes
Membership Coordinator
Julia Cates
Tonja Karren
Hail and Farewell
Kim Vasey
Allison Ball
Emily Meister
Ways and Means
Maria McKenna
Volunteer Coordinator
Becca Denton
Charitable Coordinator
Heather Yarrington
Shifra Stitzer
Stephanie Fink
Claire Alexander
Community Representative
Valerie Nicholas
Property Manager
Lisa Thomson
Scholarship Coordinator
Jo Crone
Associate Representative

Barksdale Bulletin

Letter from Our President


laughs. Our charity of

the month for January
will be the same for
February so if you forgot your non-parishable
food items bring them to
the February social.
There is also a collection box located at the
club where donations
can be dropped off at
any time.

2 0 1 5

quarter: Emily Meister.

Emily has donated
countless hours to
BOSC activities. Very
well deserved. Do you
volunteer in the community or on base? If
so, keep a log of your
volunteer hours and
they can be turned into
Maria McKenna, our
Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer.bosc@gm
ail.com. Volunteer
hours is how we determine our nominee so let
us know if you are volunteering within the
community or on base.

Happy New Year! I

hope that everyone had
a joyous holiday season.
It seems like a week ago
it was Christmas but
here we are looking at
February and Valentine's Day. Soon it will
be time for our annual
charity auction. We are
already well into the
planning stages. Mark
Our February social is
your calendars for April just a couple weeks
11th. It is sure to be a
away! The Associate
fun filled evening. If
Spouses are planning a
you are interested in get- Valentine themed social.
ting involved, let us
We hope to see you
know! You can email
there. Be sure to check
Becca Denton
out our community hap- Happy Valentine's Day!
at charitable.bosc@gmai penings section of the
l.com. There areI lots
Amy Waring
N S I D E T Hnewsletter.
I S I S S U E : You will
volunteer opportunities
find lots of useful inforwith the auction.
mation about what is
Presidents Corner
happening on and
Inside this 2issue:
What a blast
last Social
off base for the
February Social
month's social
and The
Means month of February. Membership/Ways and3 Means/ Scholarship
fabulous ladies of 2nd
Charity of the month/
MSG did an amazing
A special congratu- Small Clubs
job performing
the Spotlightlations to our VolMember
Calendar of Events/ Recipe
"Basic Black Dress"
unteer of the Quar- Membership information
skit. There were lots of
ter nominee for this Community Happenings
Local Area/Base Happenings

What I missed




Membership Dues
PRICE DROP!!!!!!!!!!!
BOSC Annual Membership dues:
$30 if paid January 1 May 31, 2015

Ways and Means

Thank you everyone that has been able to support our Ways and Means
this year! We are doing great thanks to our membership! For February, we will have some more new things, perhaps something to wear on a
Valentine Date. Love is in the air! We will have a membership only prize
to enter for and if you weren't able to check on the table in January,
we have lots of Mardi Gras decorations. If you are out shopping and
see something I may want on the table, just email me!
Happy shopping!

Scholarship applications are now available at
barksdaleosc.com. The deadline to submit applications is
Friday, March 23rd (midnight CST).
Questions can be sent to scholarships.bosc@gmail.com


Charity of the Month

Thank you everyone for your generosity in January. Our February charity will continue to be the Food Bank of Northwest LA and we are still
collecting canned food items. Please remember, no glass containers. The
bins are located at the club until the night of the social.

Thank you again.

Rebecca Denton
Below is a list of the top requested items they are requesting:
Flour and Sugar (4 or 5lb bag)
Rice (1 or 2lb bag or boxed)
Dry Beans (1 or 2 lb bag, any variety)
Dry Cereal / Oatmeal / Grits /
Peanut Butter
Whole wheat spaghetti or Pasta; Pasta Sauce
(in plastic/can containers)
Canned meat (tuna or chicken in water, beef stew)
Canned fruit (peaches, cocktail, mixed, any);
46 or 64 oz. juice (any)
Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, carrots,
sweet peas, black eye peas, Ranch Style beans, any)
Mac & Cheese
Hearty-Style Soups
NO Glass Containers, Please!
Attention Members
The BOSC has a new charitable requests form. It is located on the website
barksdaleosc.com under the philanthropy tab. Please refer all charitable requests to this form.
Charity Disclaimer
*The BOSC supports a variety of charities that fall within the guidelines of our
mission statement. We do no discriminate based on religion, race, or creed. All
donations made by members are voluntary and not required.


Spring Auction
Hello BOSC Members: With Spring right around the corner, its time
to start working on our annual Spring Charity Auction. If you would
like to be on this committee please email Rebecca Denton
at charitable.bosc@gmail.com. This is our biggest event of the year
and many hands and talents are needed to make it a success!

Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers are needed as LEAP tutors for 4th and 8th graders in Shreveport, LA. Tutoring begins
Tues, Feb. 17 and will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday, April 30. We will not have tutoring during the first LEAP testing week (March 16th- 20th) and Spring Break week (April 6th- 10th).
Volunteers can choose to tutor at one of the following places:
. Lakeshore Middle School (1807 San Jacinto Avenue)- 3:00 - 4:00 PM; tutors needed for 8th grade
. Forest Hill Elementary (2005 Francais Drive)- 3:30 - 4:30 PM; tutors needed for 4th grade students
. Travis Street Downtown LightHouse (802 Travis Street)- any hour between 4:00 - 5:30 PM; tutors
needed for 4th and 8th graders.
Because the testing format is new this year, we are requiring all interested tutors to attend a one hour
LEAP training on Thursday, Feb. 12, at either noon OR 5:15 PM - 6:15 p.m. at the Highland CenterLarge Conference Room, 520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA 71104 (parking is available in the back parking lot of Stephens Street). Please RSVP to Tricia Jowell at Tricia.Jowell@voanorthla.org or call 318221-2669 to attend.


The American Red Cross in Shreveport has a need for volunteers in a variety of areas. One of our biggest needs is in disaster response and preparedness for our area. These volunteers are on call occationally and respond to disasters, such as house fires or severe storm damage, in order to help assist the
families involved. Another volunteer need is in answering phones at the front desk.
To sign apply as a volunteer and the local American Red Cross Chapter: http://www.redcross.org/findyour-local-chapter
1. Enter your zip code
2. Click "Northwest Louisiana Chapter" under "Your Local Red Corss" at the top of the screen
3. Click "Volunteer Application" and click either:
a: Adult Application (if 18 or older) or
b: Youth Application (if under 18)
5. Complete your application and click "Submit."


Small Clubs
Book club will be meeting on February 26th at 7pm at the home
of Emily Ozgul to discuss The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Contact Sabina Squires at bean241@yahoo.com if you
have questions, and to join the evite list.

Officer Wives league bowls each Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the

Barksdale Lanes. There is no bowling when school has holiday.
Contact Jo Crone at 949-2635 if you have any questions


Bunco is a great way to relax and make new friends.... and it requires absolutely no skills whatsoever. Just bring a $5-$15 prize and a snack or appetizer and get ready to have fun! Our February Bunco game will be held
Thursday, February 19th at Barksdale AFB Landings Housing Hospitality
room! For questions, and to join the evite list, please contact DaLonna Rimsky at 318-349-8146

Amy Clark and Angela Franklin hosted a sizzling Latino inspired

Gourmet Club luncheon in January. We enjoyed chorizo empanadas and Tres Leches cake along with a wonderful demonstration on making fresh guacamole. Gourmet club will meet again
in the home of Valerie Nicholas on February 25th. If you
are interested in joining Gourmet Club email Jennifer
at jennattawayf16@gmail.com to be added to the list.
Do you like going on trips? Do you want to learn more about
the Shreveport-Bossier area? Join our newest club! Contact
Kari Truskett at karitruskett@yahoo.com to join!
Please note that you must be a member of the BOSC in order to join the Small Clubs. You may attend as a
guest one time only. Also, please note that you are not allowed to sell or market any type of business that
may benefit or profit another member (i.e. Creative Memories, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, etc.) at any
BOSC sanctioned event.


BOSC 2014-15 Proposed Social Calendar

Feb. 11th, 10:30 AM

Apr. 14th, 6:30 PM

March 10th, 6:30 PM

May 13th, 10:30 AM

Recipe of the Month

Crock-Pot Santa Fe Chicken

24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken

14.4 oz can diced tomatoes
with mild green chilies
15 oz can black beans
8 oz frozen corn
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
14.4 oz can fat free chicken
3 scallions, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper (to
salt to taste


Combine chicken broth, beans (drained),

corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic
powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper
and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken
breast with salt and lay on top.
Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6
hours. Half hour before serving, remove
chicken and shred.
Return chicken to slow cooker and stir
in. Adjust salt and seasoning to taste.
Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite

If you would like to submit a recipe to the Recipe of the Month section please email it
to newsletter.bosc@gmail.com.


Member Events & Important Dates



Dorothy Hatcher- 2/2

Julie & Hugh Butterfield 2/1

Elizabeth & Christopher Strong 2/4
Emily & Ender Ozgul 2/5
Amy & Brett Waring 2/5



Linne Gherdovich

Lucrecia Berridge


Community Happenings
February 1: Outdoor Viewing Party for the Arizona Super Bowl 2015. Watch
down at the Red River District near Fatty Arbuckle's from 6:00pm-11:00pm
February 3: Harlem Globetrotters. CenturyLink. Price varies. Starts at
February 5: Guys and Dolls at The Strand Theatre. Price varies Starts at
8:00pm. www.thestrandtheatre.com
February 7: Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake St @Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport.. Begins a 4:30pm. www.kreweofcentaur.org
February 7: The 2nd Annual Shreveport Comedy Fest. CenturyLink. Prices
Varies. Starts at 8:00pm
February 8: Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Paw Festivities and Pet
Parade. 2000 Reeves Marine Drive Shreveport. Begins at 1 : 00pm.
February 13: Norton at Night: The Art of Love. R. W. Norton Art Gallery.
4747 Creswell Ave Shreveport. Starts at 5:30pm.
February 13: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Riverdome. Starts at 8:00pm.
February 14: Romance Under the Stars. Sci-Port Science Center. From 7:3011:00pm. www.sciport.org/romance
February 14: Krewe of the Gemini XXVI Grand Parade. Clyde Fant Pwky along
the river front. Begins at 4:00pm. www.kreweofgemini.com/
February 14: The Very Best of Celtic Thunder. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Riverdome. Starts at 8:00pm. www.horseshoebossiercity.com/
February 15: Krewe of the Highland Mardi Gras Parade. Highland
Neighborhood Shreveport. Begins at 2pm.
February 17: Krewe of Asclepius Childrens Parade. Pierre Bossier Mall. 2950
E. Texas St Bossier City. Begins at 10:00am
February 17: Sesame Street Live: Just Dance! CenturyLink Center. P
February 19: Jason Aldean Concert. CenturyLink Center. Prices Varies.
Concerts starts at 7:30pm
February 21: Louisiana Comic Con. Bossier Civic Center 620 Benton Road in
Bossier City. Starts at 10:00am until 7:00pm. louisianacomiccon.com/
February 21: Trace Adkins Concert. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Riverdome.
Begins at 8:00pm.
February 27: WinterJam 2015 Fest. CenturyLink. Prices varies. Starts at
February 28: 9th Annual Blues Festival. CenturyLink Center. Starts at
February 28: Shreveport Symphony Spring is in the Air. Shreveport
Riverview Theater. Prices varies. 7:00pm-10:30pm. www.shreveportsymphony.com


What did I miss at the December Social???