We are currently looking to fill several board positions that will be vacated by the summer PCS season. There are many benefits to joining the board, which are detailed below, but most importantly there is room in our family for you! If you are interested in any of the open positions listed below, or would like help figuring out where you can help, click on the button above "join the board" and fill out the google form!
The current open board positions and their average time spent on duties each month
Auction Chair* - This position is responsible for organizing donations, setting up and staffing committees to help plan the scholarship auction held by OSC. It is very busy for about three months’ preceding the auction and steady to slow the rest of the year. This position can also have a Co-Chair. Average hours/month: During busy months 25-30hrs (Dec-Mar), the rest of the year: 2
Special Activities Chair: This positions is the lead for planning monthly social events and helps to coordinate the larger fundraising functions such a Bunco for Breast Cancer, and Membership Appreciation Bingo. Average hours/month: 5-10
Second Vice President This person helps the administrative side of the board positions and keep each chairman organized. If there is a position that needs help or is left vacant, they fill in. Average hours/month: 5-10
*Committees/Other Positions: Each Chairman may appoint an assistant (or more than one with President's approval) to help them in their duties so the tasks are not as much of a burden on any one person.
There are many benefits of serving on the OSC board which go above and beyond the joys of general OSC membership. We encourage you to reach out to our board members and see for yourself!
You get a say in where the money goes You are directly involved in the selection/distribution of welfare payments to our military community each month at our board meetings. If voted to give a large sums of money to fill a request, the vote will be brought to general membership as well. For those who want to be apart of real, positive change and see first hand the blessings we give away, this is a huge bonus!
Free childcare At all monthly board meetings, childcare is provided in the same building as the meeting. This relives the burden for mothers who have young children at home but still want to be apart of the OSC Board.
Monthly meetings are short and sweet We meet the first Tuesday of the month in the AM for 1 hour. These are not formal meetings like many assume, they have a family feel. We laugh, we hug, we enjoy each others company; all the while going through the proceedings of caring for our club and giving away money to create positive change to our community.
Making lasting friendships The board is made up of officer spouses from all over the base and in many different squadrons. Our passion for our community bonds us together and allows us to create lasting relationships with each other. For those looking for a tight knit community, this is a hug bonus!
Resume Builder Holding a board position is a great way to help build and maintain your professional resume. All our volunteer hours are added together, converted to a monetary amount, and then presented to Mountain Home Air Force Base at the end of each year. Personal hours put in by each member can be accumulate into strong bullet points on professional resumes and show time well spent between jobs. Several of our board positions can add desirable skill sets to a resumes such as; team leadership, philanthropic ventures, accounting, web-design, marketing, research, event planning, etc. For those who are looking to keep up a resume during a season without an occupation, this is a big bonus of being on the board!