Feed My Starving Children Packing Event in January

We will be packing food for those in need on January 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The location is the Coon Rapids facility at 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. We currently have 7 open spots in our reservation. Please go to www.fmsc.org to join our USS Nokomis group or click here to go directly to the signups. After we do good for others, we'll do good for us by going to dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Feed My Starving Children is only weeks away…Sign Up Now!

Our next packing event is on January 24, a Tuesday, at the Coon Rapids location at 401 93rd Ave NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433. It starts at 6 pm and goes until 7:30 pm, and then we'll find a nice place for dinner. Join us - it's fun! Sign up online at www.fmsc.org under our group: USS Nokomis. As of this writing there are only 6 people signed up, so please join the list now!

Mary

Important Announcement – January Dance!

After taking a break for the Trek 50 year, we'll be back on January 28th for our 15th January Dance event!

The cost remains $35, even after all these years! Your evening will include social hour, a lovely buffet dinner, dancing to our favorite DJ Rob, and a cash bar. We'll be at a new venue - the Dan Patch American Legion in Savage - and we'll begin our social hour at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will follow at about 7:00 with dancing from 8:00 to midnight.

This has been one of our most well-attended events for years. We hope this new location will be just as fun! For this event, family and friends are welcome. The more, the merrier!

Most importantly, you must turn in your payment by the January meeting and WE NEED TO KNOW YOU'RE COMING. You can bring the payment to the Holiday Party, mail it to me, or bring it to the meeting in January. Plus, please let me know ASAP that you intend to come so we can get an accurate count.

Mary

Dinner and Lyric Arts Theater This Saturday

On This Saturday, January 16th we are going out for a nice evening of dinner and a play. The play is The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award winning play that is supposed to be a hoot. Guests under the age of 14 are not allowed, so no little kids (isn't that intriguing?)! You may go online at www.lyricarts.org for more information. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 763-422-1838, and you'll want to reserve early in case they sell out the evening performance. Specify that you're with the USS Nokomis so they'll seat you by the group.

Dinner will be at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Our reservation is for 3:30 pm. Check it out at www.biaggis.com.

If we're done dinner and still have time to kill, Phill and Lynne have invited us to their home for a warm place to stay.  Contact Phill for directions if you don't already know where they are.  Expect that the after dinner crowd won't arrive there until 5:30 or so.

The show starts at 7:30 PM in the Anoka Downtown area.

Let Mary know if you're coming, we want to make the reservations right!

Feed My Starving Children Packing Date is Approaching!

As of this entry, we have only four people signed up to help feed needy children through food packing on January 20th, and we need fifteen! Please come along and help. The event is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Coon Rapids location. We will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant when we've finished helping others. Go to www.fmsc.org to register with the USS Nokomis group and for more details.

Mary

Feed My Starving Children in January

Duefmsclogo to popular demand, we are returning to Feed My Starving Children to pack meals for children in need. During the summer, we packed over 15,000 meals in an hour and a half, and we can do so again! Join us on January 27th from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Coon Rapids location. Following the packing, we will have dinner at a nearby restaurant. Sign up today at www.fmsc.org

January General Membership – Starts PROMPTLY At Noon

The January 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held on January 10, 2015, at the Wescott Library in Eagan, MN.  We've met there before, many times over the years.

Please: Arrive Early.  Start On Time. Stay On Topic.

As you've read, the Visitation and Funeral for Juana happens later this same afternoon.  We'll meet at our normal time, but we'll need to start on time and stay on task so we may all attend.

We will start promptly at 12N whether we have quorum or not.

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January Dance 2015 – Eeek! I See a Mouse!

Please remember to bring your deposit ($20) or payment in full ($35) to the November
meeting for this year’s dance on January 17th. This year’s event will be tons of fun as
always with dinner and dancing and fun with your friends. This evening is for adults
only, and you are welcome to invite as many friends and family as you like.

By popular demand, we will have a theme this year. Wait for it….. This year’s theme will
be Disney! Just think of the opportunities this opens up for your attire. You can wear
something as simple as Mickey ears or as fancy as Cinderella’s ball gown. Since Disney
has produced (or helped to produce) 492 movies (and now they own Star Wars), this
gives you a whole big bunch of creative license. Let your imagination run wild or just do
something basic. If you don’t have an idea, let me know and I’ll show you our
brainstorming list. We should end up with quite a group picture, I’ll bet!

If you can’t be at the meeting, please let me know that you plan to attend. Deposits are
due by the 13th of December at the holiday party.
Mary