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
Parliamentarian - The Parliamentarian advises the OSC on proper parliamentary procedures in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws, and Robert’s Rules of Order and acts as the liaison between the OSC and the base private organization office. Every other year they help with the rewriting and editing of the by-laws and bringing them before legal. The Parliamentarian is a non-voting member appointed by the President. Average hours/month: 4
Thrift Shop Liaison - Attends all executive board meetings and votes on behalf of the thrift shop volunteers. Assist Thrift Shop Manager and Assistant Manager with any customer problems (if asked). Volunteer weekly and provide board with updates on store management, customer relations, and cleanliness. Average hours/month: 20
Thrift Shop Treasurer - Keeps an accurate account of all Thrift Shop income, receives receipts and expenditures, balances the Thrift Shop fund account on a monthly basis, and prepares a monthly financial statement. Acts as a chair of the Thrift Shop committee and is on generally on the Auction Welfare committee. Average hours/month: 4
Ways and means - This position is responsible for fundraising for the administrative budget. Usually this is done with a monthly raffle at events and ornament sales in December. Average hours/month: 5
Social Media/Website - Publicity keeps the OSC website up to date along with managing the Facebook and Instagram pages. They advertise for upcoming events/sales and all about OSC on the public platforms. Creates flyers for special activities and/or OSC special clubs, if requested. Take (or arrange for photos to be taken) and collect photos from OSC social events and special clubs and post to page. Create a board year photobook for the OSC president and honorary members. Average hours/month: 10
OSC Events/Special Activities - Coordinates the membership events, with the exception of the Auction and Scholarship events. Set up the special activities’ flyers and sign ups at kickoff event, and keep in contact with POC’s for each group. Average hours/month: 8
Membership Chair - Responsible for the maintaining and updating the OSC membership roster and tracking membership dues. They are in charge of coordinating welcome packets and gifts for new and returning members at the beginning of the board year. Then in January they do a half-year membership drive at reduced dues.Average hours/month: July and August are busy months: 10, rest of the year 5
Fundraising Event Coordinator- This person will be in charge of Bunco for Breast Cancer event in October, and facilitating the spring fundraiser (formally the auction) for our community. Average hours/month: varied. Sept/Oct 50 hours, Jan/Feb 50-100 hrs. Other months: 2hrs
Scholarship Chair- is on hold, but if the spring fundraiser produces funds to host this, we will need a volunteer to facilitate the scholarship. Average hours/month- Jan-April: 25hrs
*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!