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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

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Letter from Our President


of fabulous designer
date and time did change
Is it really the end
items up for
for this social. The social
of February already? It is
for a sneak peek of the
will be March 11th
hard to believe it almost
@10:30 at The Barksdale prizes on our Facebook
time for our annual aucpage! Menu and other
Club. We will celebrate
tion. It is fast approaching St. Patrick's Day with
details to come. We
and we are in full swing
hope to see you all at
some Irish inspired food
with planning. This year
both the March and April
and "Me (My) Favorite
the committee chose a
Things" themed program.
1940's WWII theme. The
Have a friend who
This is sure to be a fun
auction will feature a live
is not a BOSC member?
time for all....bring your
band as well as a plated
It is not too late to join
favorite thing to share
dinner this year. We are
BOSC. Dues are only
with someone else. It
so excited to see it all
$30.00 for the remainder
could be a baked item, a
come together. We still
of the year and are good
lipstick, a lotion...anything
need volunteers! If you
until August. Please invite
that is your "Favorite
are interested in helping
them to come with you
Thing." If you missed last
with the auction there are years "Favorite Thing"
to our next social. BOSC
many opportunities to get social and you are not
is a great way to get ininvolved. Please
volved within the base
sure how this works, you
email auction.bosc@gmail. bring your favorite thing,
and in the community.
com. Also, be sure to
and tell everyone why it is
check out the Ways
I N Sand
I D E T Hyour
I S I Sfavorite
S U E :
See you soon!
Means table when signing
Amy Waring
won't leave with your
in at the March
"Favorite Thing" but
Presidents Corner
your chance to win a pair
you will get someone Inside this 2issue:
of tickets to
the auction!
else's favorite thing. March Social
In April, we
Membership/Ways and Means/ Scholarship
March social, it is right
3 Spring auction
Charity of the month/
Volunteer Cornerwill have Designer
around the corner and
Small Clubs
Bingo!!! Everyone
the ladies from 2nd Oper- loves BINGO! We
Calendar of Events/ Recipe
Membership information
ations Group have
have a wide variety
planned a great social. The
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! This month
will feature beautiful, fresh, new spring jewelry and a big sale on older
items! We will have a membership only prize to enter as well. 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 The deadline to submit applications is
Friday, March 23rd (midnight CST).
Questions can be sent to


Charity of the Month

A big thank you to everyone as we were able to provide tons of food to the
Food Bank the past two months thanks to your generosity. For the months
of March and April we will be helping out the Airman Family Readiness Center (AFRC) with supplying baby items for their Bundles for Babies
class. The Bundles for Babies class is a class offered to expecting parents
at the AFRC. The class provides information on financial preparation, car
seat safety, and nurturing. They also give out baby items during the class,
which is where we will help. Below is a list of items they need:
Diapers - newborn
Blankets - All kinds
Onesies - newborn & 0 -3 months
Baby - Lotion, Powder, Shampoo, Wash
Diaper Bag
Baby Thermometer
Hooded Towels
Baby travel kits
I look forward to seeing each of you at the March social.
Attention Members
The BOSC has a new charitable requests form. It is located on the website 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 This is our biggest event of the year
and many hands and talents are needed to make it a success!

Babysitting list
The BOSC is compiling a list of babysitter's. If your child or if you
know of a child that is interested in being on the babysitter's list,
please email Valerie at


Small Clubs
Book club will be meeting on March 26th at 7pm to discuss
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle
Moran. Contact Sabina Squires at 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 March Bunco game will be held
Thursday, March 19th at Barksdale AFB Landings Housing Hospitality room!
For questions, and to join the evite list, please contact DaLonna Rimsky at

Gourmet Clubs February meeting was held in the home of Valerie Nicholas. We were treated to a Korean style lunch which
included dishes of kim bop, beef bulgogi, and kimchee. The food
was delightfully delicious and a great time was had by
all. Marchs Gourmet Club will be held on Wednesday the
GOURMET CLUB 25th. Please contact Jennifer at to
be added to the club.
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 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

Apr. 14th, 6:30 PM

May 13th, 10:30 AM

March 11th, 10:30 AM

Recipe of the Month

The Mansions Tortilla Soup
(The Mansion at Turtle Creek)

3 Tablespoons corn oil

4 corn tortillas, coarsely chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh epazote
or cilantro
1 cup fresh onion, pureed
2 cups pureed fresh tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 whole bay leaves
4 tablespoons canned tomato puree
2 quarts chicken stock
Cayenne pepper
1 cooked chicken breast cut into
1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 corn tortillas, cut into strips and
fried until crisp


Heat oil in large saucepan over medium

heat. Saut tortillas with garlic and epazote over
medium heat until tortillas are soft.
Add onion and fresh tomato puree and bring to a
boil. Add cumin, chili powder, bay leaves,
canned tomato puree and chicken stock. Bring to
a boil again, then reduce heat to simmer. Add
salt and cayenne pepper to taste, and cook stirring frequently for 30 minutes. Skim fat from
surface, if necessary.
Strain and pour into warm soup bowls. Garnish
with an equal portion of chicken breast, avocado,
shredded cheese, and crisp tortilla strips. Serve

If you would like to submit a recipe to the Recipe of the Month section please email it


Member Events & Important Dates



3/5 Kimberly Browning

3/2 Jo Crone

3/11 Robyn Matthews

3/17 Heather Page

3/23 Karen Fortney
3/25 Nancy Wilson
3/29 Lindsey Salinas
3/30 Michelle Willison

Karen Zhea



Community Happenings
March 6-7: Bizarre Art-Loose in the Market. Free event for the public. Event website:
March 7: Mad Scientist Ball. Monsters, Myths and Legends. Sci-Port Center. Admission price
$125. From 7pm until midnight. Event website:
March 12-21: Bonnie and Clyde Musical. Located at the Emmett Hook Center.
March 13: Luck of the Irish 5K. Put those running shoes on and head to the Bell Fitness Center @
8am. This monthly event is followed by a prize raffle! Located on Barksdale AFB.
March 14: St Pattys Day 10K. Located at Sportspectrum. Event website:
March 14: St Patricks Day Party. Festival Plaza at 101 Crockett in Shreveport. From 4pm-10pm.
March 14: A Soldier's Life. Located at Mansfield Historic Site. Located off of State Highway 175,
three miles south of Mansfield. Price varies Event website:
March 15: Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band. At the University Center Theater at 3 p.m.
This spring concert will feature Folks Songs from around the world. Everyone will recognize many
of these songs. For more information contact Allen Swilley at 318-560-3901.
March 15-19: Rhea Lane Consignment Sale. Will be located at the Chandler Event Center. Located off of Swan Lake. Times varies. Event website:
March 16: St Pattys All Day Special. Roll into the Bowling Center to celebrate St. Patricks Day! If
you STRIKE on a green pin, you get a game FREE-!! Barksdale AFB
March 18: Heart Link (AF 101 for Spouses). 6 p.m. - This spouse orientation program is a great
opportunity to increase knowledge of the AF mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available
programs. Please RSVP by 11 March at 318-456-8400. Barksdale AFB.
March 19: : Charlie Wilson-Forever Concert Tour. Located at CenturyLink Center. Starts at
March 20: Beach Boys in Concert. Located at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. Begins at 7pm.
March 20: Miranda Lambert Concert. Located at CenturyLink Center. Prices vary. Starts at
March 21: Northwest Louisiana Concert and Comedy Show. Located at Margaretville in Shreveport.
March 21: Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators. Festival Plaza located at 101 Crockett Street in
Shreveport. From 11:30-6:30pm. Event website:
March 21: Gifted & Talented Children's Show Case. 10 a.m. - To introduce our military families
to local resources that foster/enhance the gifted and talented programs. Contact A&FRC at 318-456
-8400 to reserve a spot. Barksdale AFB.
March 21: Louisiana RedBud Festival. Located in Vivian, LA. From 9a,-5pm. Event website:
March 28: Cork |Red River Wine Festival. Located at Festival Plaza at 101 Crockett Street in
Shreveport. Ticket price $85. From 2-5pm. Event website:
March 28: 5K Bunny Run and Easter on the River. Located at Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza. Event
website for further details:


What did I miss at the February Social???