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.
To Our Members:
At this time the playgrounds and pavilion areas at the SBEA Lake are closed due to the essential business only and for safety reasons. They will stay closed until further notice. However, our lake is still open for fishing to help you catch food to eat as well as our lake store for all your food & beverage needs. It’s also a great and safe place to take a walk to get some exercise. We do ask that you keep the 10 people gathering in check as well as the 6 ft distance for your safety as well as the SBEA staff. Our staff are working hard to keep everything cleaned and sanitized. So, we ask our members to stay home if they have any fever, are coughing or feel sick. This is the plan for our lake facility at this time, but it can change at any time depending on new restrictions.
All plant SBEA stores will be closed until Spirit allows us back into the plant. We hope this will only be a little while and we can be back in the store to serve our members.
Just to inform our members as soon as we can this is some of the decisions the Board of Directors have had to decide about future events. We are so sorry about this but with the pandemic going on this will just have to be a crazy year this year. Next year will be much better.
Kids Fishing Day – Still being planned if restrictions allow.
Lunker Tournament – Still planning on this event if restrictions allow.
July 4th Celebration – Cancelled due to planning and contracts that have to be signed.
Because things are changing on a daily basis our plans can change at any time. So be sure and check us out on Facebook as we will put any changes on there as soon as we know them.
We appreciate all our members hanging in there with us and we look forward to when we can get back to normal.
Fun For Kids
And A Chance To Win Prizes
June 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SBEA invites all kids to come out and enjoy the lake and the thrill of catching a fish. We will stock the kids pond with fish especially for this day. Prizes will be given away that day for the kids. Free hotdog, chips and pop will be provided for participating kids. Concessions will also be available. This is a chance to see what a great facility you have at SBEA. The SBEA lake is located at 4226 S. Gold. Members can save 10% off all kids fishing items after the fishing event. Meet in front of the lake store at 9:00 a.m. or come out anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com. 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.