Hi Friends of the American Military Family!
Hope your Spring is off to nice start for you!
… Reflection on our special heritage. It all began as an idea: Why not try to help others just like us and develop an organization that focuses on involving and serving those with our special heritage? In the days before the internet and Social Media, this meant utilizing ‘traditional media’ (i.e. print or broadcast) to get the word out, and lots of phone calls and ‘regular snail mail’ to follow-up. Tuesday, April 8th marks the 28th anniversary of the founding of OVERSEAS BRATS. What began as a hobby has grown into a seven day a week job serving the needs of thousands of those connected with the American Military Family.
…How can we help you? Where can we get you involved?
Facebook groups where you can meet those who share your heritage living in the same State. Facebook groups for exist now in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC have been created thanks to the hard work of Barbara Walker Bartlett. Just type in: (State) Military and Overseas Brats in the search section of Facebook or ask Joe at: firstname.lastname@example.org for the specific link. (We plan to additional State groups in the future.)
Sponsorship for reunions. These are possible! Ask Joe at: email@example.com for ideas.
Upcoming events: Does your school/base/community have a reunion in your future? Let OVERSEAS BRATS (OSB) know at: firstname.lastname@example.org . OSB can provide FREE help. -Want to get a mini-reunion or reunion going? Ask: email@example.com .
“Brats Oktoberfest,” Oct. 2-5, 2014 in New Braunfels, TX.
-Homecoming 2016 happening Aug. 4-7, 2016 at the Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Weekly OSB updates. Get these by ‘liking’ on Facebook: Official OVERSEAS BRATS Fan Page.
Join us at: www.overseasbrats.com/membership.htm .
Have a terrific day!
It may be just a coincidence, but we think it’s serendipity that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History released the first press announcement about our summer-long exhibit on the very day we were setting up for our film presentation of “Brown Babies” at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. “Brown Babies: the Mischlingskinder” documentary is our Museum’s first big event done in partnership with other entities such as the City of Albuquerque, the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Don Chalmers Ford, and the Residence Inn of Marriott, and our exhibit at the Nuclear Museum, opening on May 26, will be our second big event and by far the biggest in our short history. That both events received press attention on the same day shows that our stars are aligning. Read the rest of this entry »