From our Brat Liaison, Joe Condrill…
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!