Welcome to The Army Spouses’ Club
The Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area (ASCGWA), a non-profit organization, 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!
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 $35 per year. This membership fee includes access to: reservations to our monthly luncheons, 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 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.
Members of the Army Spouses’ Club of the Greater Washington Area live throughout the metro area in Maryland, Washington D.C., 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.
I am honored to serve as the President of the Army Spouses Club of the Greater Washington Area this year. Believe it or not, it’s gonna be an incredible year. With the changing and challenging new world we are facing, it has placed new demands on all of us to think outside the box….and I am up for the challenge!!! In keeping with the current state of our country, the Board has chosen a fitting theme for our year….. It’s a Jungle Out There. Stay tuned for how we will weave our theme into meetings and events throughout the months ahead.
Whether you are new to the DMV area (DC – Maryland – Virginia), have been here for a few years, made this the staging area for transitioning to your forever home (like me), or have chosen this as your permanent home; our club has a place for everyone. ASCGWA is special because of our members. Our membership is diverse in age, experience, and perspective. Our club has a long history and tradition of friendship, camaraderie, and giving back to our military and local community. Traditionally our monthly luncheons provide the perfect opportunity to meet new friends or reconnect with friends from a previous duty station. Our members may join one of our fun affinity groups (Happy Hour, Walking Group, etc), their local Zip Code Group outings a bit closer to home, or explore the DC and surrounding area on one of our many tours. This year, we may have to broaden our horizons as we live under the siege of COVID. So, please be proactive in working with us and keep in touch with each other as we don’t want anyone out there in this jungle alone. Please renew your membership at Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area. Our new 1st Vice President, Karen Jaedicke will be sending out a short survey via your email, so we can plan our upcoming events to fit your needs. Be on the lookout for it.
I invite you to explore our website and visit our club Facebook and Pinterest pages (look for Army Spouses’ Club of the Greater Washington Area). Our club is also on Instagram and Twitter. Tag your pictures on social media with #ourarmyjungle
If you are interested in serving as a board member or committee chair, a committee member, or as a volunteer at our meetings or other events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still looking to fill theseBoard vacancies: Secretary, Parliamentarian and Webmaster Chair. Our jungle crew would love to have you join us!
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you either virtually or at club events throughout the upcoming year.
"It's a jungle out there
Disorder and confusion everywhere
No one seems to care
Well I do"
“It’s a Jungle out There”, Randy Newman, Theme song from the sitcom Monk