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Welcome to the new MOSC Newsletter!

Note from the President

We are back!   Hopefully everyone has been able to enjoy the sun and the festivals!  Summer is almost over and the kids will be back in school before we know it!!
The MOSC is gearing up for another wonderful year and have a lot of fabulous events in the works!!

If you have any questions or new ideas for the MOSC, please let myself or any board member know!!  Here is to another fantastic year with lots of great activities and helping our Misawa community!!    --Penny

Next Social News

Check out the new MOSC at the Aloha Party! You can learn all about what your MOSC does during the year to help better our base, and give back to our community.

Come to meet friends, don a lei and hula skirt. Participate in a silent auction, earn prizes, enter your name in a drawing for giveaways and play entertaining games. Bring guests for more chances to enter and win! Share the evite!

There will be chances to volunteer for events such as the upcoming Far East Bazaar, and join special interest groups. Food and Beverages will be available.

A free event for potential members! Bidding number for silent auction $3 Current MOSC members: $12 entrance fee or $15 entrance with bidding number

August 11: O'Misawa Wives Bon Dance Practice, 10:30 - 12
August 14: Back to School Drive, AAFES, 11 AM - 1 PM
August 17: Pack up School Supplies
August 18: O'Misawa Wives Bon Dance Practice
August 20:
MOSC Aloha Social, O Club Towada Ballroom 6-8 PM
August 22: Misawa Summer Festival - O'Misawa Wives Bon Dance, 1:30 (practice) & 4:30 (parade)
August 27: Out and About Group - Making Geta Boxes 3 PM
October 24-25: Far East Bazaar

Committee Notes


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! In June we said "Matane" to Amy Boling, Megan Sebren, Melissa Souther, and Atsuko Sweet. We are looking forward to signing up new members in the coming months! Bring your non-member friends to our first meeting, "Aloha", on August 20 so they can see what we're all about and what great events are in store for this year! Get extra chances to win prizes for each non-member you bring with you!
You can renew your membership with me at any time by contacting me and paying the $60 yearly dues. Please renew with Alyce Steil by August 31st in order to stay on the roster and keep getting info about all the happenings this year!

O'Misawa Wives

It's time to dance!  The O'Misawa Wives and the MOSC will be dancing in the annual Misawa Summer Festival Nagashi Odori (Bon Dance) parade on Saturday, Aug. 22nd!  MOSC Members and their families are invited to join the group for this unique opportunity!  The first practice will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 11th from 10:30am-12pm off base (met at the BX parking lot at 10:25), and the second practice will be Tuesday, Aug. 18th.  Please attend at least one and if possible both practices, so you will know how the dance goes.  It is really fun and easy to learn (even for the kids).                  

Yukatas will be provided to the first 16 ladies to sign up and we will also help you find yukatas for any of the kids or guys who want to participate.  There is an 800-yen cleaning fee for the yukatas after the parade and festival.

The day of the parade, you will be expected to be available in the afternoon for preparation about 1:30pm to dress in the yukata MOSC will provide.  Once everyone is dressed, the group will go to the start location on white pole road.  The parade begins at 4:30pm and starts at Max Value and ends at City Hall.

Let's make some great Misawa family memories and participate together in an annual cultural event and tradition!  Please RSVP to the EVite as soon as possible, so we can let the O'Misawa Wives know how many are participating.  Contact Yukari with any questions.

Out & About

This month the Out and About Group will be celebrating the summer with families by learning to make a geta box from Japanese washi paper. Manami-san will be teaching us how to make the small box on Thursday, Aug. 27th at 3pm. The cost is 1000-yen per box, which you will take home with you. If you would like to attend this great event with your kids, please rsvp to the Evite by August 19th to be sure we have enough supplies. If you still need to sign up for the Out and About Group, please email Monica. As always guests are always welcome!
Many hands make light work! The Thrift Shop is always looking for volunteers.
Email Jill for more info! 
Mark your calendars for October 24 - 25, 2015!

Board Positions Needed: 
Signs & 
Reach out to the Bazaar Chair with suggestions and to volunteer!
We are looking for contacts to help organize our fun social events. Contact Sonia for more information.
President: Penny Tolk
1st Vice President: Tracy Coyne
2nd Vice President: Ninoosh Hergenroeder
Secretary: Jennifer McBrayer
Admin Treasurer: Jess Faltersack
Welfare Treasurer: Matt Jobe
Parliamentarian: Jeff Fowler
Honorary President: Laura Sundvall

{Click on name to reach via email.}
Bazaar Chair: Open
Fundraising: Jamie Long
Membership: Alyce Steil
Scholarships: Kate Lord
Thrift Shop: Martine Leveillee & Monica Butler
Welfare: Chrissy Serrill
Special Activities: Sonia Driscoll
Publicity: Kate Marsh Lord

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