The Arts & Crafts Center is home to the Frame Shop, Engraving Shop, Auto Hobby Shop, and multi-crafts art studio. We can meet your squadron needs for trophies, plaques, retirement gifts, embroidery guidons, and more.
Located within McBride Commons, our studio is a place where all are welcome to release their creativity. If you're more of a car enthusiast, our Auto Hobby Shop gives you the freedom to improve your vehicle with the help of an experienced staff member. Whether it's participating in one of our instructional classes or giving our pottery wheel a spin, our creatives leave feeling just a little bit more inspired than when they came in!
A contact person from the executive board of your organization must contact the Resource Management Office to set up a training session, about five to 10 minutes long. The office collects your constitution and bylaws and forwards them to the 81st Mission Support Group Commander for approval. After the approval process is complete, the remaining documents are collected.
These are coffee funds, flower funds, sunshine funds and other small operations that are generally not considered Private Organizations (PO’s).
Unofficial Activities are authorized to conduct fundraisers just like regular private organizations (three per quarter, per calendar year) and are entitled to a bank account. Groups of this nature may not exceed a monthly average of $1,000 over a three-month period. If this is the case, the activity/organization must become a PO, discontinue on-base operations, or reduce its current assets below the $1,000 threshold.
Private organizations and unofficial activities are authorized three fundraisers per quarter, per calendar year. For example: three are allowed from Jan-Mar, three from Apr-Jun, three from Jul-Sep and two from Oct-Dec.
Please be aware that all fundraisers whether they are within your organization or public count against your two per quarter quota and must be approved by the Private Organization Office.
Download and complete the applicable forms and add all necessary information. Obtain facility or building manager approval before submitting your request. Ensure you allow at least two weeks lead time and that you are aware that you will not be authorized to begin advertising until your request has been approved.
All requests, advertising, and any private organization correspondence requires the following disclaimer as a footer: “This is a private organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.” It is not authorized to use government e-mail to advertise private organization events or information.
Private Organizations and unofficial activities/organizations will not operate amusement machines, slot machines, lotteries, raffles, games of chance, or other gambling-type activities, (except as authorized in AFI 34-223 Paragraph 10.20, fundraising raffles may be conducted on an Air Force installation by those Private Organizations that are composed primarily of Department of Defense personnel or their family members.