2022 Fall Happenings with PHSOSA
This club year started off with our annual welcome coffee event, this year held at Lockwood Hall on Pearl Harbor.
On our regular rotation of events each month are puppy play dates at Makalapa’s dog park, Lunch Bunch after every general membership meeting, and regular Dining Dolphins meals out (usually in the evenings and this year organized by whomever would like to schedule an event).
Among the kid friendly events that have been organized were a trip to the zoo and a visit to Sweetland Farms to enjoy goat-milk products and see goats.
A floral arranging class coordinated by Usanee Forrest was held Nov. 21 at the Wailuku Community Center on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. An evening Holiday floral arranging class is planned for Dec. 19. More details to come.
The “Make It, Bake It, Fake It, Grow It” auction after the November general membership meeting was a success again this year. Auction items brought in $1680 for the club year. Thank you to Emma Hartsog for organizing the event!
PHSOSA has revived its monthly evening book club, led by Brie Juskiewicz. “The It Girl” and “The Dictionary of Lost Words” have been some of the picks so far this year.
On Dec. 1, our Fisher House coordinator, Kristin McNab, and fellow PHSOSA member Tara Lilleberg joined members of the Hickam Officers Spouses Club to help decorate Fisher House for the holidays and brought brunch for residents staying at the Tripler Army Medical Center home. Kristin also organized a Nov. 2 brunch at Fisher House and helps lead an almost monthly volunteer event there.
The Holiday Social at Quarters K on Dec. 2 was a blast of wintery cheer. A huge mahalo to Usanee Forrest and Kimberly McCay for organizing the event and making such a gorgeous spread of food, and to Trish Jablon for the use of her home. We had some semi-fierce White Elephant gift stealing and lots of general merriment.
On the morning of Dec. 8, PHSOSA members and their keiki gathered for a cookie swap at the McGrew Community Center. Lots of tasty treats and recipes were swapped and brunch snacks served.
On Dec.19, a group of spouses and their guests learned how to make gold ring wreaths at the Mololani Community Center on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. Thanks to Usanee Forrest for arranging the event and for Heidi Van Lieshout for teaching the class.