Welcome to the Army Spouses' Club
The Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area (ASCGWA), a non-profit organization comprised of non paid volunteers, strives to provide and promote socio-economic and educational outreach to the soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) civilians assigned to, attached to, or with duty in the National Capital Region (NCR) and to organizations which benefit soldiers, as well as to encourage, support, and maintain interaction of our membership.
As the Army Spouses’ Club, we are proud of our heritage, inspired by our diversity, and excited about our future! We make it easy to connect with old friends and make new ones through a wide array of activities, including monthly luncheons, tours, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, and other social functions. The DC area has so much to experience; why not come join us and experience it with us? We can’t wait to meet you!
Members of the Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area live throughout the metro area in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, including Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort McNair, and Fort Belvoir. We hope you become a member. To join please visit our membership page.
Membership is voluntary and open to spouses of: military members of the U.S. Army and the other Military Services who are active duty, in the Reserve Components, National Guard, retired from active duty, retired from reserve component duty, and those separated from service who maintain eligibility for rights and privileges that accompany the family member ID and DA civilians. Members can also be: spouses of accredited Military Attaches and Assistant Attaches assigned to embassies in Washington DC; spouses of foreign military members (sponsored by their respective embassies) assigned to duties in the National Capital Region; spouses of the Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery during their sponsor's tenure; designated Honorary members; and other persons deemed appropriate upon approval of the President.
ASCGWA dues are $45 per year. This membership fee includes access to: reservations to our monthly luncheons, digital Backchannels monthly newsletter, a variety of club-sponsored activities and special programs, invitation to the annual Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL) and our digital membership directory. Those who are eligible for membership in ASCGWA may attend only one function as a guest, then must be a member to continue attending.
What an incredible year it has been for our Army Spouses! I am honored to have been your club President for these last two years. I have been blessed to serve with the hardest working, caring, and most creative ladies, who have tirelessly dedicated their time and energy into making each event, tour, or gathering special for all of our members. I will forever cherish this time and am thankful for your support and friendship throughout the years.
We are blessed with the support of our Honorary Officers and Advisor, Maria McConville, Alexandra Grinston, Patricia George, and Cindy Risch. Thank you for all you do to support ASCGWA.
With the Spring Luncheon and Auction behind us, I want to thank each of our members for their generous contributions and efforts towards making this event a huge success. Mandy Sammons did a phenomenal job with displaying the variety of baskets and our 2nd VP, Jennifer Uhlman showed her incredible creativity with all the beautiful centerpieces. Thank you to Becki Chambers for once again serving as our auctioneer - a good time was had by all our members in attendance.
As we move towards the close of the club year, there are so many wonderful activities still ahead. Beginning with our annual JAFOWL event scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th, at the Army Navy Country Club. Please join us in celebrating our guest of honor, the Honorable Christine Wormuth, the Secretary of the Army!
Then get ready to join us on May 18th luncheon: Red, White, and Blue Salute to Military Spouses as we welcome our guest speaker Mrs. Kathleen Palmer, from MISSION: Milspouse. Our charitable cause will go to supporting MISSION: Milspouse as they strive to empower military spouses with resources, supporting them to conquer adversity, foster confidence, and thrive in this military life.
Lastly, I am very excited to announce the election of our new club President, Connie Semonite, and other members of our Executive Board, which can be found within this newsletter. I am confident that this club and our members are in great hands, and I am excited for the many wonderful opportunities and adventures to come! If you are interested in becoming a part of this gifted team, please contact our Parliamentarian, Desiree Moore, for more information. Our mission to inspire friendship, fellowship, and service to our community depends on the talents and support from those who lead it.
I wish you and your Families a safe and wonderful month, honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of our Service Members. And Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful moms!
Coming together is the beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success!!