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October 3, 2013

Local Briefs October 4, 2013

Officers’ Spouses’ Club to meet

Join the Officers’ Spouses’ in playing Bunko on October 17 at the “Bookno” Luncheon.  11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Mirage Club.  Reservations required by October 14.  Go to www.dmosc.org to make a reservation.

Society of Military Widows to meet

The Society of Military Widows will have their luncheon at noon, Oct. 19, at The Mirage Club at D-M. For your reservations, please, call Kay Spargur, 574-6628, ten days prior to the luncheon

Love & Logic Parenting Classes

Would you like to learn skills for raising responsible children?  Love & Logic makes parenting fun rather than frantic.  FREE Love & Logic classes are being offered at Borman Elementary School on D-M.  Classes will run from Nov. 6 – Dec. 19, from 3-5 p.m.  Free child care will be available for ages 3 and up (to 5th grade). Please call 520-584-4618 to sign up.

Uniforms offered at Thrift Store

If you are looking for uniforms, come shop the DM Thrift Shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon, and the first Saturday of the month.  Bldg 1226, 5085 Flora Street.  Call 228-2120 if you have any questions.

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its next luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Hacienda del Lago Restaurant, at Del Lago Golf Club, 14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago in Vail.  Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with an Italian buffet lunch served at noon.  The price of the luncheon is $20.  Reservations are due by noon Monday, Sept. 30 by calling Donita Sherman 203-7234, Onofre Schnack 647-3354 or Dibbie Barden 749-8890.  Please call hostesses for driving directions.

NARFE Chapter 55 to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their Annual Picnic meeting on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, at the NW corner of Reid Park, Ramada #22.  The picnic starts at 11 a.m. Call Jane or Vern Pall 760-1952 to let them know what you want to bring–salad, veggie or dessert.  If no answer, leave a message regarding how many will attend and what you are bringing.  The Chapter furnishes the Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Buns, condiments, beverages, plates, cups, utensils, and napkins. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome.

Money on the Road Program

Money on the Road is an Airman & Family Readiness program designed to bring financial readiness/counseling TO YOUR unit! Our counselors can teach classes and be available for one-on-one counseling or to answer general questions.  We tailor our visit to your unit specific needs. You provide a temporary location for us and we provide efficient financial counseling services. If your unit is interested in our Money on the Road program, please call us at 228-5690.

Attention all Airmen — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting https://dm.eim.acc.af.mil/volunteer. For more information, call 228-5690.

Stay and Play

Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500

 

PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts!

The PLAYpass program provides Air Force Families and Single Airmen a relief from the challenges of separation caused by deployments and dependent restricted assignments. The Family PLAYpass cards are issued to those that meet the eligibility requirements. The first card is issued when the member is deployed, or on a dependent restricted assignment, and is valid while the member is gone, plus an additional 90 days after they return. The second family card is issued upon return from the member’s deployment and is valid for 90 days after the return date. The Single Airmen PLAYpass card is issued upon return from deployment and expires 90 days after they return. Single Airmen can also bring a friend along to share in the amazing benefits!

Use Your PLAYpass Card at these Participating Facilities:

Arts & Crafts (228-4385) – Classes and lessons, Pick It and Paint It

Auto Hobby Shop (228-3614) – Stall usage

D-M Lanes (228-3461) – Hook Up to Bowling lessons, 20 game bowling card, birthday parties, specialty programs such as New Year’s Eve, and Bowling with Santa

Child Development Center & Family Child Care (228-6463/3336) – Hourly child care

Blanchard Golf Course (228-5879) – Daily green fees, annual green fees, golf lessons, and the U.S. Kids Golf Program

Outdoor Recreation (228-3736) – Annual pool passes, swim lessons, equipment rental, and trips

Youth Programs (228-8844) – Annual membership, instructional classes, sports registration, trips and outings

Call each facility for additional discount opportunities. The card cannot be used for food, beverages, or merchandise. All PLAYpass cards are issued at the Airmen & Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 2441 (6th & Granite St). To find out more on eligibility requirements, or for more information on the PLAYpass program, contact the A&FRC at (520)-228-5690 or visit www.afplaypass.com.




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