Join Us At Shady Creek Sporting Clays Range
1252 N. Oliver, Belle Plaine KS
October 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come join us Saturday, October 10 at Shady Creek Sporting Clays Range as we see who the best of the best is. Cost for members is $20 per shooter if registered by Oct. 3, $25 per shooter thereafter and for nonmembers. (Includes 50 targets, lunch and a ticket for some great prizes to be given away).
You can bring your own gun & ammo or you may rent a firearm and purchase ammo at Shady Creek Sporting Clays Range. This course is zoned for shotgun shot size 7.5 or 8; any other size is prohibited. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Shooters will be given a ticket when they register for a drawing of prizes at the conclusion of the shoot. We will be raffling off a Mossberg Patriot 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle with a Vortex 3-9×40 Scope, 22-inch barrel with a matte blued finish, fluted bolt action with a 6 round capacity magazine and weighs 8 lbs. Raffle tickets on sale at any SBEA store, $5.00 a ticket or 5 for $20.00.
Please pre-register and pay at any SBEA store so we know how many shooters to expect! It also allows us to purchase the right amount of food. Come on out, eat, relax, shoot and chat with others who love the outdoors.
**The winner must pass all requirements to purchase a gun in the state of Kansas and must be 18 years old. All winners subject to background check, if unable to pass background check, gun will go to next winner. ** Check www.beatoday.com or an SBEA store for more details.
October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SBEA Recreation Area
4226 S. Gold
Come join us for a night of free, safe, fun at SBEA’s night of Trunk or Treat! SBEA Lake, is a place for families to dress up, eat candy and enjoy the season. Admission is FREE! Now with COVID-19, it’s anyone’s guess what Halloween will look like this year, we feel Trunk or Treating is the answer. This will allow the kiddo’s to still enjoy the holiday while maintaining social distancing and having a good time.
Join us October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at SBEA Recreation Area for a fun and safe Halloween night experience of crafts, carnival games (with lots of candy and prizes), trunk or treating. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated trunks (people’s choice & SBEA Staff choice).
Did you know it takes TONS of candy at Trunk or Treat and A LOT of people to make Trunk or Treat happen! Seriously it does! Would you consider helping make an impact by donating candy, helping with activities or signing up to host/volunteer your car, truck, minivan, big rig, or tractor (table will do as well). All you have to do is sign up, decorate your trunk etc., then sit back and get ready to greet all the princesses, pirates, and super heroes that stop by your trunk. Please get in touch with Steph at
October 16, 2020
Boss’s Day is the special day to thank your boss for his/her inspiration and support at work and wish him/her a great Boss’s Day. Gift cards make a great gift to show your appreciation. Stop by your SBEA store inside of Meritrust Credit Union on S. Oliver open Mon. – Fri., 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p.m. and the lake store, Wednesday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2020 Board of Directors
Elections Coming Up
The 2020 SBEA Board of Directors election is coming up in November and we have 3 (3 year) positions open. The voting for the SBEA Board of Directors will be done electronically for currently employed Spirit members and paper ballots for Boeing and retired Spirit/Boeing members. All candidates must have been a SBEA member in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the date of their nomination. Nomination forms are available at all SBEA stores and will be accepted September 28- October 9. No forms will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on October 9. If you have questions about what a Board member does and their obligations please call Trish at 522-2996 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Board of Directors nominees will be in the November newsletter and voting will be Nov. 2 – 6.
Attention Boeing & Retired SBEA Members!
Retired Spirit/Boeing SBEA Members, & Boeing members make your voice and vote count! If you are a Boeing member or a retiree, and would like to give us your email address we can email you a ballot form. Please email Steph at email@example.com and we can email you a ballot.
Christmas Extravaganza Sale
This year we will be holding our Christmas Extravaganza Sale for 2 days, Nov. 21 & 22, at the SBEA Lake Recreation Pavilion, 4226 S. Gold. The hours will be, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This is a 2-day sale where our members can buy new merchandise at our cost. Some items are limited quantities so be sure to hit the sale early so you don’t miss out. SBEA members will be able to use checks, debit and credit cards. At this time, we do not know if payroll deductions will be allowed. We will have to wait and see what is going on at Spirit in November to make that decision. Jewelry, toys, perfumes & house hold items are just a few of the great items we will have available at the sale. This sale will not be as large as it has in the past due to such a big drop in our membership numbers and they are still dropping but we want to bring this great event to you and help you save money, especially when times are rough. So, mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on this great chance to save some money to make Christmas easier.
Catch Tagged Fish For Money Ends November 1, 2020
As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, it can often feel as though things have come to a screeching halt. We feel it too… We are working on things we can do for our members during these hard times. For the rest of the catfish season we will be tagging catfish every stocking that will be worth cash. If you catch a tagged fish please take it to the lake store or a ranger so they can verify the tag. We plan to double the amount we are tagging during the July 4th weekend as well as Labor Day weekend to allow more members a chance at catching a tagged fish. Tagged fish will only be paid out to our members or immediate family members. We will honor the tagged fish through November 1, 2020.
Santa’s Coming To Town
Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SBEA Recreation Area
Santa is inviting you to enjoy pizza and a story with him and Mrs. Claus on December 5. A craft project will be available for each child to do and take home. Due to COVID, were not sure what the program will entail and will do our best to ensure Santa and each child have a fun and safe get together. Tickets will be $3.00 (age 1-12) and $4.00 (13& up). We will have 2 sessions of 50 each. Session A will be from 11:00 am – 12:30 p.m., session B will be from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Once session A is full, we will begin to sell tickets to session B. Santa’s mail box will be available for all the wish lists children would like to leave for him. Tickets may be purchased at the SBEA store inside of Meritrust Credit Union on S. Oliver open Mon. – Fri., 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p.m. and the lake store, Wednesday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Roller City Skating Rink
Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
SBEA members please show your SBEA membership card at the door and enjoy roller-skating free of charge. Skate rental is included. Members and immediate family & 2 guest allowed.
Mike Seltzer jewelers
Nov. 1 – Dec. 24
Show your current SBEA card and get 55% off your Christmas gifts. Lay-a-way, no money down, 12 equal payments, no interest with approved credit. This applies to everything in the store except estate pieces, or diamonds that are one carat or over. A smaller discount will be given for these items. Visit Mike Seltzer Jewelers at 2929 N. Rock Road, Tues. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and see how to receive a $50.00 gift card towards any purchase. Watch for their extended Christmas hours in December.
Nov. 26 & 27 Closed
Nov. 28 & 29 Lake Open
December 11 Closes at 4:00 p.m. – All Stores
December 23 Open
December 24 & 25 Closed
December 26 & 27 Lake Opened
December 30 Opened
December 31 & January 1 Lake Closed
January 2 & 3 Lake Open
Due to the main plant stores still closed we have a lot of candy bars, gum etc. we are putting in the lake store at discounted prices. We would rather pass on a savings to our members then let it expire. Come check out the big supply and save some money. Check with store clerks to verify if candy is discounted.
May 3, marks 40 days of a stay-at-home order we have all had to endure. In these 40 days we have had to find ways to keep going, like bike rides, fishing, organizing the home, home schooling, etc. Where will we be in six months, a year, 10 years from now? We have no clear answer to this question. A couple of things we can do to help could be taking it one day at a time, find a new project to focus on and give yourself grace.
Take it one day at a time—When the path doesn’t seem clear, and the future feels hazy and uncertain, it’s best to focus on only what’s right in front of you. What will you do to make this day okay? What can you focus on that’s within your control right now?
Find a project to focus on—A distraction can help keep you grounded when it feels like nothing makes sense. Why not tackle a new project you’ve been too scared to try or challenge yourself to finally finish something you’ve been putting off? Take an online class. Organize your closet. Clear out the garage. Get caught up on all those photo books you’ve been meaning to make.
Give yourself grace—Remember that it’s okay to be scared or sad or unmotivated every once in a while. Beating yourself up will only compound those feelings. Instead, remind yourself that we’re all in the same boat right now, your feelings are completely normal, and this won’t last forever.
In other words? Just make it through today. And also? You’re doing great. We will survive this. And so, a challenge for you in the next couple of months is to take it one day at a time, find a project to focus on, and give yourself a whole lot of grace. Remind yourself that no season lasts forever and that without a little bitter sometimes, the good things in life don’t taste nearly as sweet.
2020 Membership Cards
We are holding off on handing out the 2020 membership cards until we receive an updated member list from Spirit payroll department. Please continue using your 2019 membership card until further notice. We are sorry for this delay and appreciate your understanding. Watch our Facebook page for updated information on when we will send the membership cards out. If you have any questions, please contact Missy at 316-522-2996.
We understand that many of you are back at work at Spirit and wondering why the SBEA stores are closed. As part of Spirit’s COVID-19 response plan, only mission critical provider services are allowed on site at this time. SBEA does not fit into this at the time, so we ask that members please be patient with us as we continue to work with Spirit on when we can get back into the stores. The lake store is open for your convenience, Wednesday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake and lake store are closed Monday’s & Tuesdays.
This is such a strange and surreal time. We hope you are doing okay through it. In this new, strange time of self-isolation, quarantine, or whatever you call it in your home, we are sure that that the word BORED has already been used many times. Most of us have. There are always creative things that we can do at home. You just need to put some thought and imagination into your day.
We thought we would come up with some creative & enjoyable things to do around the house that would help pass our stay at home time. Visit https://beatoday.com/sbea-events/ for a full list of ideas. Who knows, you just might find one the whole family really enjoys and want to repeat.
1. Have a Costume Night
Host an evening where everyone has to dress up in a costume. Eat your dinner that evening all dressed up. Play games and just have a party.
2. Throw an Indoor Picnic
Set out a blanket and basket of food and eat your dinner as though you were having a picnic.
3. Have a Christmas Party (Christmas In April 😊)
Set up some Christmas decorations and have a Christmas celebration. Draw names of who you will exchange gifts with. Once you have your name, make a homemade gift for that person. Watch your favorite Christmas movie and of course, don’t forget popcorn and snacks. Sing your favorite Christmas carols.
4. Host an International Dinner Night
As a family, pick out a country you would like to learn more about and are interested in. Find cuisine that is unique to that country. Prepare a dinner that would be served in that country. Plan for an evening of creative learning time! Each family member would be responsible to bring one fact about the country to share at dinner time. For example, you could choose Mexico. You could serve tacos, enchiladas, and arroz con pollo.
5. Film a “Newscast”
The technology that exists today is awesome. Smartphones come equipped to make videos. Set up and make a newscast of events that are going on locally or events that are taking place in your family circle. This will also help everyone learn to speak in public. Doing this at home is an unusual way to interact as a family.
6. Have an Indoor/Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Everyone loves hunting for hidden things. Type up a list of things that need to be found and give everyone a list. The things can be inside your home or even outdoors around the yard. Put a time limit on how long they have to locate the articles.
Be creative. You can even put some things in the form of clues, so everyone has to figure out what the object is. Have a small prize for the winner.
7. Have a Mani/Pedi Night
A mani-pedi is a great way to relax and be pampered. With everyday activities taking their toll on our nails, our hands and feet could use a routine TLC.
8. Plant Seedlings
Planting seedlings and watching their growth is rewarding, as well as educational. It brings great joy to watch them develop and bloom once they are transplanted into a garden.
9. Host a Themed Movie Night
There are many movies that have sequels. Pick a genre that your family would enjoy. Plan for a whole evening of back-to-back viewing of the movies. Make sure you have plenty of popcorn and snacks on hand! If you want to be really creative, find props that go with the movie and set them out. You can even make a dessert that matches the movie theme. May the force be with you!
10. Make Homemade Cards
Homemade cards are unique and special. Use your creative skills and have an evening where you all come together and make cards to send to your family and friends.
11. Play Games
Board games are an excellent way to have fun at home. There are so many options to choose from. The great thing about board games is that you are able to interact with everyone while playing. Let the games begin!
12. Film a Cooking Show
Have you ever watched the cooking shows on TV? Cooking is a hot topic. In fact, cooking shows are so popular these days that there are networks that only broadcast shows about cooking. Pick out a recipe you would like to try. Pretend you are hosting your own cooking show and video it. Make sure the whole family participates, in one way or another. You are certain to have a lot of laughs while watching your family episode.
13. Make a Scarecrow
A scarecrow can make a great addition to your garden or yard. It can help scare away creatures and stand guard over your vegetables. It can also make a great outdoor decoration on its own or be a part of your yard decorating setup. Keep neighbors spirits up by keeping your scarecrow moving and changing. Give him a garden project with some tools, or sit him on the fence, or move him from one end of the garden/yard to the other, every couple of days.
14. Have a Karaoke Night
Plan an evening of karaoke. This is a great way to spend family time together. PlayStation and Wii have several options to pick from. Everyone loves to sing…even those who might not have a singing voice like to bust out at karaoke.
15. Do a Puzzle
Puzzle-making is a calming way to spend time together at home. Hours can be spent finding just the right pieces to add to the puzzle. The best part is when you see the finished product. This isn’t a one-night activity, so set aside a place that the puzzle can be undisturbed. If you have a spare table that isn’t used daily, you could have it there on display and readily available to continue on.
16. Play with Legos
I am sure you have seen some amazing pieces of art made with Lego. Who can come up with the best creation? Regardless of what you build, simply be creative and let the kid in you come out.
17. Host an English Tea Party
Some of us can remember being a little girl and having tea parties, chatting with our imaginary friends and sipping tea. Now that you are older, why not have a real tea party? Have the family dress up in their best outfits and host an English Tea Party. There are guidelines, recipes, and even games to play on the internet. Do a bit of exploring and planning, then host the perfect tea party at home for your family.
18. Plant Bulbs
There are two times of year that bulbs can be planted. In the fall, you can plant spring bulbs such as tulips and daffodils. Alliums, agapanthus, cannas and some other summer bulbs can be planted in early spring. Set aside an appropriate time and plant bulbs in your yard. You will reap rewards when you see the sprouts starting to come up. Your yard will look lovely with the flowers blooming.
19. Read a Book
The art of reading aloud has lost its popularity. Pick out a book that would interest your family and have an evening each week that you read the story aloud. Take turns reading out loud. Interact about what is going on in the story line. This can be your own family book club.
20. Have a Water Balloon Fight
This activity is best done outdoors in warm weather. This is an “action” activity that brings out the youthfulness in all of us. Depending on the size of your family, you can have teams for this. Fill up as many balloons as you like with water. Go outside and aim for your target. Run, laugh and have fun!
21. Learn Yoga
Yoga is so beneficial for every age group. As a family unit, learn yoga. Once again, there are many learning tools for this. You can find videos on youtube. This is a refreshing way to enjoy healthy interaction as a family.
22. Invent a Writing Code
Invent your own code and write messages to each other. Take the alphabet and transform it into symbols and signs to represent each letter. It’s exciting to come up with your code. Once it is created, give everyone a copy of the code, and begin writing messages to one another. It will be interesting to translate words into the special code you made.
23. Have a Photo Shoot
Gather together some props and outfits and take family pictures. Make sure each member has individual shots as well. Acting as a professional photographer, be creative in the photos you take. Take funny pictures. Take serious pictures. Take candid shots. The joy of digital photography is that you can take as many photos as you like and delete what doesn’t work. Make sure you add props to make it interesting!
24. Have a BBQ
It’s always enjoyable to have a barbecue. You can cook up your food and eat outside. After you are finished with dinner, sit back and relax. Make this happen in your yard. Enjoy the night sky. Most of all, enjoy each other!
25. Invent Your Own Board Game
Discuss what type of game you want to make. Design the board together. Make the rules that will need to be followed. Make the game pieces that you will need. Play the game that you invented. Coming up with the game and the rules you want to make is an awesome time of interaction with one another. The results of your collaboration will be so exciting to view and play.
26. Have a Spa Night
Plan an evening where you can do an at-home spa night. Light candles, put on relaxing music, and make your atmosphere resemble a spa. You can do facials, manicures, and pedicures. You also can have bubble baths. Schedule it so that each person is doing a different thing and rotate the process. Your family will enjoy this time of pampering and relaxing.
27. Play Charades
This game has existed for such a long time and yet it never grows old. You can buy charade games already packaged. However, feel free to make up your own. Each family member can contribute by writing down charades on index cards. Watching your family members act out the charade while the others are guessing is guaranteed to be a night full of fun and laughter.
28. Make a Family Scrapbook
Choose an assortment of family pictures taken during different events. Compile these photos into groups and begin to make a scrapbook. Perhaps you want to focus on a special trip your family took or another meaningful event you wish to document. The ideas for creating your family scrapbook are endless. Personalize this and make it your own; after all, this is your story!
29. Make Forts
Blanket forts are easy to build and they provide countless hours of fun for children and adults. You can make your fort with everyday household items like blankets, sheets, chairs, and curtain rods. Start by building a fort frame. Then, close off your fort to the outside world by draping blankets over it. Throw in a few pillows and blankets for added coziness, for a fun afternoon.
30. Make a Book
Staple paper together, and help your kids write and illustrate a book. Once done making your book, read the book aloud and see the wonderful imagination you as a family have.
31. Dance party
Having dance parties can really save your life when the kids have tons of pent up energy. Put on some of your favorite music and dance away.
One of the most popular “perks” SBEA members have is access to discounts across the city. SBEA provides a listing of merchants willing to provide wonderful discounts as a service to our members that can be accessed on line by visiting this page at https://beatoday.com/merchant-discounts/. The following are just a start to the discounts that are offered, you can find a complete list of all of the merchants online. Simply present your current SBEA membership card at the listed businesses. We continually look for additional discounts to offer our members.
With the announcement from Spirit a couple of weeks ago, we decided to hold off on sending out the 2020 membership cards and will send them through Spirit mail room sometime in February. Once we get a list from Spirit of our members that got laid off and pull those membership cards, then we will send out the rest. You may continue to use your 2019 membership card until further notice. If you are one of those that are getting laid off you may keep your SBEA membership for up to 4 years from your layoff date. Questions, please call Missy at 522-2996.
You Have 3 Options To View The Newsletter
Did you know that you can view the Spirit/Boeing Today newsletter on line? Better yet, how about from the comforts of your own home. The answer is yes, our newsletter is available to view at www.beatoday.com or you can have it emailed to you simply by filling out the form on the back of the newsletter with your email address and send it to Stephanie at K30-35 or email it to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We even have sign up forms in all SBEA stores to fill out if you would like to be added to the e-news letter list. For those that want a copy mailed to your home we will be glad to print it off and mail it to your home, but the cost is $10.00 a year.
Did you know SBEA has a store located in the basement of the Meritrust Credit Union on South Oliver? Store hours are Mon. – Fri. 2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Check us out on your way home from work. Our friendly clerk is always ready to serve you. Spouses, retirees, extended members and family members can also utilize the credit union and lake store to purchase movie tickets, gift cards, SBEA gift certificates, cards for all occasions, gifts and much more. Stop in today and see what all the Meritrust Credit Union SBEA store and SBEA lake store has to offer.
Plant II (Bldg. 2-297F): Mon. – Fri. – 6:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
KK Material (Bldg. 2-280J): Mon. – Fri. – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Strut Nacelle (Bldg. 1-198D): Mon. – Fri. -11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
IPB3 (Bldg. 3-193K): Mon. – Fri. – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Credit Union (SBEA Store): Mon. – Fri. – Mon. – Fri 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CMF (Bldg. 3-238L): Mon. – Fri. – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
News For Members
Getting Laid Off?
A SBEA member who has been laid off work may continue their SBEA membership for 4 years following their layoff. You will not be allowed to do payroll deductions, but you’ll have all other benefits of membership including the recreational use of the lake. The cost for the membership is $182.00 a year and can be paid at the SBEA Administrative Office at 4226 S. Gold. Questions, please call Missy at 522-2996.
The payroll deduction policy is: 1 payroll deduction per member, per month, limit of up to $150.00 and all money will be taken out of 1 check. Also, you will not be able to purchase gift cards on payroll deductions. You can purchase them with cash, credit card or debit cards only. It is the responsibility of SBEA to protect your association and with everything happening at Spirit right now feel that we must take this precautionary action. This could change at any moment depending on circumstances at Spirit Aero Systems. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our members and hope this does not last too long.
Extended Membership: Current members can purchase an extended membership for any family member in their family.
Open Membership: SBEA is now extending the opportunity to join the SBEA to all armed services and emergency relief personnel (Military, Firemen, Policemen, and EMS) Current active duty identification or retirement identification cards must be shown.
Going To Retire? When you retire from Boeing or Spirit, and do not go to work for the other company, you are eligible to keep your membership current. Bring something to show your retirement status down to the lake office to join.
Affiliate Membership: If you are laid off, you may purchase an affiliate membership (up to 4 years). If you are laid off and then retire you are eligible for a retiree membership. Bring something to show your retirement status down to the lake office to join.