I just want to thank everyone who was such a huge help in making the SSC Wounded Warrior Run fundraiser go so smoothly. We are very lucky as a club to have dedicated members who want to be a part of the fundraiser in order to help raise our club funds and support the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed! I have loved being the president of the SSC and getting to work with some amazing helpers! I'm excited to see many of you at our nomination night on March 5th at Molly's house to get involved. I promise you will end the year with a thankful heart that you were able to help some incoming spouses feel welcome at USU. There is a position for everyone.
I hope that cabin fever isn't setting in too much for you as we wait out these final brutal days of winter! I for one can't wait for spring. If it's your first spring in DC make SURE to plan to go downtown to see the Cherry Blossoms. They are truly spectacular!
Anyways - thanks so much for all those who came to the meeting and stayed for the "Life After USUHS" info session at the February meeting. I hope that the information was helpful and that you got some good insight from our panelists about how things go during the post medical school days.
The March meeting will be at my house, and it will be a social meeting where we also nominate people to hold next year's officer positions. I have been involved in this club as an officer since my first year, and as my husband gets ready to graduate this spring I can honestly say that being involved in the SSC has been such a wonderful and important part of my life. Giving back to the group that does so much for our community it not only fun, but also something I can be proud of. If you're interested in a position but aren't too sure about what it entails, please feel free to contact me - I know this club inside and out and would be happy to provide you with more information!
Please stay tuned for an evite for the meeting - it will help me get an idea of how much food we'll need since the club is treating us all to dinner! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!!
The treasure position is great because you get to be in the head administration with no in front of the scenes roll. The budget is all set up in excel so it is just entering numbers, depositing checks, writing checks and keeping a record of it all. It is a low key way to be involved in the inner workings of the club!
Nomination night is coming up! If you can't attend but would still like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position you can email me or Allison with your nominations. You don't have to be present to be nominated and we will email you if you are nominated so you can accept or decline. We will be voting on the positions at the April meeting.
The secretary is responsible for club email, taking notes at the monthly meetings and the club roster. The secretary also helps determine the budget and works closely with the President, Vice President and Treasurer to make decisions about the bylaws and inner workings of the club. It's a fairly low key position! There's a lot of emailing and note taking but it's fairly simple and a great way to be involved and meet new people.
Hi everyone! I was in New York past two months, crazy weather delayed my schedule so couldn't do any adult social activities last month. :(
But I am finally back in town and free!
I am hosting a Tea Party on 3/6, Thursday at 7:00 PM. I will host it at my place:
Jefferson at Inigo's Crossings
5405 Turckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852
I know its short notice but try to come out! I will prepare some tea cookies, tea sandwiches, and varieties of European and Asian teas!
Everyone is welcome to bring light appetizers, cookies, teas, etc. Let's relax and enjoy when our future doctors are studying for finals. :P
The Adult Social Chair is such a wonderful opportunity in the SSC! The Adult Social Committee is for us to hang out in a relaxed environment, get to know each other better, and just generally enjoy each other’s company! Whether you’re looking for a day/night away from your studying spouse, or looking to get away from the kids for a few hours, this group has something for everyone! As the Adult Social Chair, you will be planning different get-togethers throughout the year. These can be low-key or action-packed! Just this past year, we’ve done everything from pottery painting, to bowling, potlucks, to mixers, to dinner and a movie! You may get to try some new restaurants, find some new hot spots, or just build stronger friendships with fellow SSCers. This is a very easy position to take on, as it just requires scheduling an activity, spreading the word, and maybe bringing a few snacks!
Fundraising organizes and oversees SSC's large fundraising event, the Wounded Warrior Run. It's a great way to be involved in the club and serve in the community. If you have any questions about the position you can email Christine at email@example.com or email Allison.
It's never too late to add members to our club! Don't forget to keep inviting people and letting them know the benefits of being a member of the SSC. I personally love staying in the know of Facebook and email and that only scratches the surface!
Membership Committee - Organizes the SSC info table during incoming MS1 Student Orientation and the MS1 Spouses Orientation. It's the focal point for making the new students and spouses feel welcome into USU and the military for many! The planning process is all written down, so there is no reinvention and it's a lot of fun!
Men's group is in charge of organizing events throughout the year for the men. It can be as low key as you wish to make it. This year Jeff organized a bowling event and an excursion to the shooting range.
Thanks everyone who could make it to the Valentines playgroup at Alissa's even with the change of date. It was great, Thanks Alissa! If anyone wants to host a playgroup just let me know otherwise it will be at my place this month. I am planning a St Patricks day party on March 17th. We even hope to catch a leprechaun! I hope you will be able to come. I will send out an Evite in a few days.
Parent tot is a fun position! You get to plan activities at least quarterly including a Halloween party and Easter get together. We have had fun this year and look forward to a fun time with the new officer in charge of Parent tot. It is so much fun to get together with the other spouses who have children to help support each other.
Parties Update: The Family Fun Night Party is coming up soon! We still need some help, especially with side dishes. So if you can bring anything that would be a HUGE help! Please sign up here: www.signupgenius.com Also, if anyone has a popcorn machine that we can borrow, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Parties Committee: Parties committee is a fun way to get involved and help out the club. It's also a good way to meet new spouses/significant others, and to get everyone together for fun. We plans two major parties during the year- normally in Fall and Spring. It's fun and there are always people willing to help with it. Another bonus- it's a great excuse to finally put your Pinterest ideas into action! ;) So if you think of anyone that would be good at this, nominate them (or even yourself!).
I hope you've all been enjoying the recent posts on the blog. We've been continuing Meet the Members Mondays as well as introducing some other topics like fun recipe ideas. Thanks to my co-chair Rachel for doing such a great job organizing all the posts!
The Publications editor is responsible for all publications of the club, including managing the SSC website, blog, and facebook page. The job can really be what you make of it, so if you're interested in asking members to blog more regularly, writing posts yourself, or even expanding to include some information from non-members, you can do any or all of that. Managing the website is done through USUHS administration so no technical experience is required. It's a great position for someone who has some time but needs to have flexibility around when they contribute. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about the job responsibilities or time commitment.
Sunshine would like to thank our wonderful committee members for signing up and providing meals when our emails are sent out. We could always use more members. Remember you don't have to provide a meal every time an email is sent out. When you join the committee, you'll receive an email when there is a need. If you are able at the time you can sign up to make a meal/purchase a gift card for a family/student.
Congratulations to Blake and Tara on the birth of their baby girl!
Emma Jean was born on February 8th. Please keep Emma in your prayers and thoughts as she is in the hospital.
I will send out information for meals needed when she is home.
The purpose of this wonderful committee is to support and bring sunshine to students and spouses. The Sunshine chair (and co-chair) responsibilities include:
Don't worry if you're new and/or don't know many members! Don't let that discourage you from signing up for this committee. If there's a birth, or a need, more often than not a SSC member will contact the Sunshine committee to give us a heads up.
This committee is a wonderful way to lift the spirits of students and members.