News For Members
Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The SBEA CU store inside of the Meritrust Credit Union on S. Oliver is open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Stop in and see Durelle.
We will keep these hours as long as the Spirit plant stores remain closed. Once we are able to reopen the plant stores, the SBEA CU store will go back to its regular hours. Now that we are open, we are committed to doing so as responsibly and safely as possible. Meritrust has certain policies as they open their branches back up that we will abide by for everyone’s safety. Their procedures have been modified, and new requirements introduced, to ensure we are adhering to health and safety guidelines. Please stop by and see us and we will do our best to serve our members.
Lake Store is open as well Wed. – Sun., 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake and Lake store closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
A big hello to all our members & friends. We sure miss seeing you in our stores. As part of Spirit’s COVID-19 response plan, only essential critical provider services are allowed on site at this time. Spirit says that SBEA does not meet the requirements 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. We are just as eager to be back in our stores as you are for us to be open. We will continue to have 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. – 9:30 p.m. for your
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.
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.
Candy Sale: At the Lake Store Only
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.
Save The Date: November 21 & 22, 2020
This year only 2 days of great savings
SBEA Lake enclosed pavilion, 4226 S Gold
This year we will be holding our Christmas Extravaganza Sale for 2 days, Nov. 21 & 22, at the SBEA Lake enclosed pavilion, 4226 S. Gold. The hours will be, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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. Start your shopping here and save money.
We will be implementing a strategy for managing and maintain crowd control amid COVID -19 and ask members to please wear your mask when coming to the sale. We are still working out the details and will have more in the November newsletter.
Theme Park Tickets
We are sorry to say we will not be able to sell theme park tickets to our members this year. Each park has their own rules and regulations on a daily capacity limit they can allow into the park to ensure that all guests and staff remain safe during their visit. All guests must schedule their visit in advance through their website as a limited number of tickets are available each day and have been selling out. Please visit the theme parks website for ticket pricing and to schedule an arrival time and reserve your tickets online before you visit them.
Concerts/Shows @ Local Arenas and Venues
Concerts/shows at Intrust Bank Arena, Hartman Arena, Kansas Star Arena, Cotillion, The Orpheum, The Wave, Century II and other venues have been cancelled or rescheduled for later this year or in 2021. Please keep ahold of your tickets for the concerts that have been rescheduled for a later date as they will be honored for the new date, cancelled shows, please call the office at 522-2996. Please check the calendar of events online for up to date information on concerts/shows. This information can change at any given time. Please check here beatoday.com/events for updated information on the concert/shows new dates. We will try to keep the information as up to date as possible.
Take Advantage of Services Offered to Members
SBEA offers many convenient services to make your day easier. Enjoy a variety of amenities such as:
Paying your Kansas Gas Bill, Westar Energy Bill
Cashing a personal check up to $20.00
Free Notary services – at the following locations: main store in plant II , strut and administration office located at 4226 S Gold.
SBEA provides a listing of merchants willing to provide discounts as a service to our members.
Members, please call SBEA at 526-2111 for the code on the following 3 perks which can be used anywhere in the US.
Perk Program– more than 300,000 products from more than 50,000 leading merchants
Tickets at Work – cost-free benefit which provides you access to thousands of exclusive travel and entertainment discounts
Trip Beat – up to 40% savings at more than 2,400 resort condo properties in 90 countries starting at only $399. per week.
We have 100’s of discounts to local retailers.
Please visit https://beatoday.com/merchant-discounts/ to see local merchants willing to provide wonderful discounts as a service to our members.
SBEA Payroll Deductions
Just a friendly reminder to our members on our payroll policy
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.
- Members can only do 2 payroll deductions per month.
- Each payroll deduction is limited to $300.00.
- Member must spend $25.00 to be able to do a payroll deduction. Any deduction from $25.00 – $100.00 will come out in 1 paycheck.
- Any amount over $100.00 you may divide into 2 pay checks.
- If your account balance goes over $600.00 for any reason your account will be frozen until you have it paid down to $300.00.
- If for any reason your account is not paid off in 60 days you will not be allowed to do any more payroll deductions until the full amount is paid in full.
- We will ask for email addresses so we may contact the member should we need to notify them of any payroll issues.
- If a member does 2 payroll deductions in one week the deductions will be added together and processed as 1 deduction.
- If for any reason we cannot collect what is owed to SBEA when a payroll deduction is submitted you will be suspended from doing further payroll deductions until debt is paid in full. If this problem continues your privileges will be reviewed for suspension or payroll deduction privileges will be revoked.
- If your payroll deduction is sent to collections you will lose the privilege of doing payroll deductions permanently and your membership is suspended until the debt is paid.
- Violations of this policy could cause a member to be suspended from doing payroll deductions or lose the ability to do payroll deductions at all.
Due to the amount of returned checks we have received recently, we thought we would give a little reminder of our check policy.
- All returned checks will be charged a $35.00 service fee. (Subject to change)
- Stopped payments are the same as any returned check, with a $35.00 service charge.
- 2 returned checks will result in a 1 year suspension of your check-writing privileges.
- After the 4th returned check you will be placed on a no more ever list and will not be allowed to write any more checks to SBEA.
- Upon appeal, check-writing privileges may be restored at the discretion of the Board.
- If you do not pick up your returned check within 15 days your check writing privileges will be suspended for 6 months.
- If returned checks are not picked up within 60 days they will be sent to collections.
- If a check is sent to collections you will loose all check privileges forever.
- If you have an unpaid returned check you will not be allowed to do a payroll deduction. (Unless you want to pick up the returned check on a payroll deduction.)
- SBEA will not take any check that does not have your name and address printed on it or any check that does not have a printed number on it higher than 300.
- Members may only write one check a day for cash not to exceed $20.00.
- If your checks were lost/stolen, or returned in error, check with manager for details.
We recognize the value of our existing customers and we want to reward you for your continuous business. Each time you spend $10.00 or more a trip on clothing, tackle, merchandise the clerk will take the customer loyalty card and date and initial 1 spot. After 5 separate visits where the member spends more than $10.00 in any SBEA store the clerk will sign and date the members SBEA Loyalty Card and have the members sign and add their BMIS number on the back of the card. Once the Loyalty Card is full, the member will receive 20% off one (1) item of merchandise, clothing or tackle (one item only not the entire purchase). No Loyalty card may be redeemed for any other department. 20% off offer does not apply to tickets, candy, flowers, gift cards, tools, dues or bait.
Spirit Boeing Employees Association is proud to provide you with a PerksCard Savings program. The PerkCard Network has more than 300,000,000 products from more than 50,000 leading merchants. The “CashBack Rewards” program allows you to earn cash back on purchases from Home Depot, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon plus many more. It will also allow you to earn cash back from local businesses such as Trimmel & Anders Orthodontics, Via Christi Villages, Wichita Vision Institute, Santana Concrete among others. Here are some of the new offers with your PerksCard; Nordhus Dentistry, Riddle’s Jewelry, Healing Waters, Furniture Factory Outlet(FFO) Home, Monkey Bites Computer Repair, The Turning Pointe School of Gymnastics, Yoder Meats, The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Seneca Bowl, In The Bag Cleaners, Frog Holler Paintball, LLC, Cosmic Mini Golf. To get started call SBEA at 316-522-2996 to obtain your group code, then go to our website at https://beatoday.com/stores/perks-program/ and register. The program is free to our SBEA members.
Going to retire or have already retired, have we got something for you! Did you know you can remain a SBEA member after retirement from Boeing or Spirit for just $40.00 a year? With the retiree membership you can enjoy all the activities throughout the year; fish at the lake, shop in the lake store and at the SBEA store in the Meritrust Credit Union on S. Oliver and enjoy all of the same great discounts you had during your active years. 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 SBEA Administration Office at 4226 S. Gold. to join. For more information, please contact Susan at 522-2996 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SBEA store is open at Meritrust Credit Union in the afternoon for our Boeing members as well as the lake store. Hours at the Credit Union store are; Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hours at the Lake are Wednesday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. We will continue to serve our faithful Boeing members as long as we are allowed.
A variety of gift cards are available at all SBEA store, however not all stores carry the same gift cards. Some of the gift cards sell out fast, please call 316-526-2111 to see if we have it. If you want a certain type of gift card or domination call 316-526-2111 to make sure the gift card you would like to purchase is at the SBEA store you shop. Selling gift cards has gone over very well as we sell them quickly when we get them in stock. You can also purchase them by payroll deduction.
- Logans $25
- Texas Roadhouse $25
- Starbucks $25 & $20
- Outback $25 & $50
- Buffalo Wild Wings $15
- Cracker Barrel $25
- Bath & Body Works $25
- Cabela’s $25
- Longhorn $25
- IHOP $25
- Darden $50 & $25
- Game Stop $25 & $50
- Lowe’s $25
- P F Chang’s $25 & $50
- Kohls $25
- Applebee’s $25 & $50
- Chili’s $25
- Best Buy $25
- Old Navy $25
- On The Border $25
- Subway $10
- Carlos O’Kelly’s $25 & $50
- JC Penny $25 & $50
- Google Play
- SBEA Gift Certificates all dominations
Plant II ( Bldg. 2-297F) Main SBEA Store: Mon. – Fri. 526-2111, Across from the main cafeteria -post Location C-33 6:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
KK Material (Bldg. 2-280J): Mon. – Fri. 523-5355, Post Location KK-49 Materials Building 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Strut Nacelle (Bldg. 1-198D): Mon. – Fri. 523-7821, Post location A011 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
IPB3 (Bldg. 3-193K): Mon. – Fri. 526-5842, Main aisle outside cafeteria 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Credit Union SBEA Store: Mon. – Fri. 651-5168, 651-5168 2900 S. Oliver In Basement Mon. – Fri 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CMF (Bldg. 3-238L): Mon. – Fri. 526-3674, North end of building outside cafeteria 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lake Store Hours:
Lake: Wed. – Sun. 522-5966, 4226 S. Gold, Summer Hours: Store Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Lake & Store are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
Fall Hours begin October 7
Fall Hours: Store Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 7:30p.m., Lake Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lake & Store are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
Winter Hours begin November 4
Winter Hours: Store Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 .m., Lake Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lake & Store are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
re are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
Save on your 2019 hunting, fishing or combo license. Combo license pricing will be going up starting Feb. 1, 2017 so get yours now at the early buy pricing. You can purchase them at the main store or lake store. Prices are: hunting license $24.75 (reg. $27.50), fishing license $24.75 (reg. $27.50) and a combo license Early buy before Feb. 1, 2017 are $38.25 (reg. 42.50). After Feb. 1, 2017 combo licenses will go up to $42.75 (reg. 47.50).
Spring turkey hunters can save by purchasing a Spring Turkey Permit Combo, which includes a Spring Turkey Permit and Spring Turkey Game tag, available only through March 31. A resident Spring Turkey Combo sells for $37.50. After March 31, you’ll spend $45 purchasing a Spring Turkey Permit and Turkey Game Tag separately.
Benefits For Members
Take Advantage of Services Offered to Members
SBEA offers many convenient services to make your day easier. Enjoy a variety of amenities such as paying your Kansas Gas Bill, Westar Energy Bill, buying stamps, or cashing a personal check up to $20.00. We also offer free Notary services for our members at the following locations: main store plant II and administration office located at 4226 S Gold.
Discount on Greeting Cards
SBEA Main Store as live plants and succulents for sale. Plants range from $4.85 – $40.00.
Flowers For All Occasions, We Have You Covered
We now offer beautiful, fresh flower arrangements from Perfect Petals to purchase in our main store in Plant II. Don’t see what you want, no problem, we can special order it for you. Nothing says friendship, sympathy, or love quite like fresh flowers. From birthday’s to Mother’s Day, get well flowers, anniversaries, the birth of a new baby, graduations, and congratulations on a new job or a wedding engagement. Stop in to any SBEA store and place your flower arrangement order & brighten someone’s day today.
You may order SnapOn tools from any SBEA store and they will be delivered to that store or the lake. SBEA members save 5% on most tools. You must order all tools thru the SBEA store and pay for them when you order. They may be ordered on a payroll deduction.
The Main SBEA Store sell single or bouquets from Mylar balloons. You may add a toy, candy or gift with them too. Check with them at 526-2111 for prices.