Join the Team!
Both NOSC Hampton Road's and The Tidewater Collection are seeking board members for next year. Contact Mrs. Angela Granata for more information at email@example.com
Calling all volunteers! If you would like to volunteer a small amount of your time for a great cause, then please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook. All volunteers get a 15% discount when working! We appreciate your support!
A message from the President:
Greetings TOSA Members,
This year is flying by and Spring is just around the corner! To kick-off this transition of the seasons, we are partnering with the Surface Officers' Spouses group to bring you the 1st Annual Mermaid Hunt on March 20th. This event is open to all officers' spouses in the Hampton Roads area, so please spread the word amongst your respective communities. More information can be found on the 'Events' tab of the TOSA website. Membership in either group is not required.
The Tidewater Collection Boutiques blow out sale continues this month with discounts on Maple Leaf cutting boards and any item with an anchor on it. There will also be an appreciation discount for our volunteers and any TOSA member, so be sure to check it out. All proceeds go to local charities that support military families in the Hampton Roads area. We are so close to meeting our goal for this year, but we still need your help. If you, or someone you know, would like to donate to our mission you may do so by clicking the link below or visiting our website.
Finally, March is a time for fresh beginnings, so if you have been thinking of starting a new adventure why not volunteer for one of our boards. Both TOSA and Tidewater Collection are seeking nominations for board positions. Contact our Parliamentarian for more information.
Have a great week and I will see you all soon!
Vice President of Operations
Hello TOSA Members! I love the hints of Spring weather we have been getting lately. The month of March we have some exciting events happening! On March 19th join us for Irish Stories and Spirits, a podcast event with a mixology twist. TOSA is partnering with SOS of Norfolk for a Mermaid Hunt on March 20th. More details and registration on our website. Cheers friends! Stay Safe!
Vice President of Membership
Hello Members! We have a new wonderful Member Portal. Please join the Member Portal on TOSA website (tidewaterosa.org). There are exciting Member Events coming up. The events will be posted on the TOSA Member Only FB page. Please reach out to me (email@example.com) if there is anything TOSA can do for you. We are all in this together.
You are cordially invited to nominate yourself for a position on the Executive Board for next year. The following positions are currently seeking nominees:
Please contact our Parliamentarian and Chair of the Nominations Committee Mrs. Tawana Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" ~ Helen Keller
"Help from Hillarie"
Want to Make Sure Your Favorite Pages Show Up In Your Facebook Feed? Here's How!
If you want to keep seeing the content from a particular page on your News Feed, but it's not happening, here's how to do it.
1. Go directly to the page you want to follow.
2. Click the three dots next to the message button, and click "following."
3. Follow settings will pop-up, and the first option will be "News Feed" to customize your news feed.
4. To the right of the "News Feed" is a blue button that probably says "default" - click that button and select "Favorites" once it shows up.
Making the page one of your favorites will make sure you receive posts from that page first in your News Feed, so you won't miss updates from that particular page.
To practice, why not go do this with the Tidewater Collection and TOSA pages?
The Tidewater Collection Boutiques are now open!
Come check out our Blow Out Sale at both locations!
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am - 2:00pm
Extra hours this month (13th, 20th, 27th)
10:00am - 2:00pm
9075 5th Avenue, Norfolk
10:00am - 2:00pm
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Building 3, 2nd Deck, across from NEX
Calling all volunteers! If you would like to volunteer a small amount of your time for a great cause, then please come join our group of spouses. We support local military groups and organizations, that in turn support military service members, families, and veterans. We have unique merchandise for promotions, retirements, change of commands, and any other military ceremonies you will be attending. We have quality American made gifts that you won't find anywhere else, even on Etsy. Contact us for more information at email@example.com or Facebook.
A Letter from our President-
Greetings TOSA Members,
I hope everyone is staying healthy and warm. I'm a Georgia Girl, so as pretty as the snow might be I just can't wait for that sunshine and summertime!
February is going to be an exciting month for TOSA. We have two social gatherings and one red carpet event. In an effort to keep everyone healthy and safe, these events will be virtual. Be sure to check out the VP of Operations section for all the details and register through our Member Portal.
Both Tidewater Collection Boutiques are open for business and this month they will be featuring a huge Blow Out Sale. There will be deep discounts on a wide variety of items, so be sure to check it out. We are always looking for volunteers to help around the shops, no experience needed. If this is something you would be interested in, we would greatly appreciate your support.
The boutiques serve a great purpose for our organization as they are the backbone of our charitable mission. At the end of our year, we distribute all of the proceeds to local charities that support military families in the Hampton Roads area. Organizations that assist service members and spouses, their children, and even their pets have benefitted from our efforts. Like many nonprofits, we are struggling to meet our goal this year and are asking for your help. If you, or someone you know, would like to donate to our mission you may do so by clicking the link below or visiting our website.
I sincerely appreciate your support of our organization and look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Vice President of Operations- Chelsey Ashinhurst
Hello TOSA Members! I can't believe how fast January flew by and we are now in February. We have some exciting events happening this month. On February 12th join Naomi for "Cupid & Cocktails". Listen to two podcasts from either series and find out if love was bitter or sweet! Then join virtually in the morning with your coffee or in the evening with your cocktail to discuss your favorite. Get out your apron and join Stephaine virtually for "Swoon-Worthy Sweets" as she teaches us to bake a chocolate lava cake and a sweet pasty on February 21st. Finally, I hope you have a sweet tooth! Be sure to register for our "Delectable Desserts" chocolate tasting event on Friday, February 26th. These delicious sweets will be sure to leave you wanting more from 'The Royal Chocolate' in Virginia Beach. Be on the lookout for more information about our upcoming March events! Cheers friends! Stay Safe!
Vice President of Information- Meghan McDermott
Hello Members! We have a new wonderful Member Portal, please signup. There is liability waiver which every member needs to fill out. Please fill out the fill. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. There are exciting Member Events coming up. The events will be posted on the TOSA Members Only FB page. You will need to signup for the events on the Member Portal. Please reach out to me (email@example.com) if there is anything TOSA can do for you. We are all in this together. Membership is here for you.
Vice President of Information- Dani Adams
Greetings Members! The TOSA member portal has been up and running for a month now, and I am so happy to have many of you registered. If you haven't checked it out, please do! Registration for our First event of the month is live in the portal, and we will post registration for all of our other events there as well. Be sure to register today to access all of the information we have to offer!
TOSA Member Portal
Parliamentarian- Tawana Wynn
We will begin accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Board beginning next month! If you are interested in finding out more about any of the specific openings or just general inquiries please feel free to email Mrs. Tawana Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trips and Tours
Janet Peralta (TripsandTours@tidewaterosa.org)
The trips and tours group will be featuring a monthly virtual tour section. For this month, we invite you & your family to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens. The tour can be viewed at your convenience anytime via the link below.
This portal includes a self-guided virtual tour, videos, podcast episodes, art projects for all ages, and much more. We hope these provide learning opportunities, family fun, and a little bit of peace during this time!
Here is the link to the “Museum From Home” content: http://thehermitagemuseum.org/museum-from-home/
The Museum is also available for in-person self-guided tours for your family of no more than 10 people. Properly worn face masks are mandatory inside & outside. Admission is free.
Hermitage Museum & Gardens
7637 N Shore Rd
Norfolk, Va 23505
Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-5:00pm.