FORT EUSTIS SPOUSE'S CLUB

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The Fort Eustis Spouses's Club


Fort Eustis, Virginia


Having to adapt to military life is no easy task for a military spouse. Frequent transitions make it very difficult for military spouses to establish friendships and feel connected in a new community. The Spouse’s Club of Fort Eustis helps to overcome those challenges as it brings together military spouses for strength, support and friendship. It is a social group for military spouses to bond, be involved and share and gain knowledge from other military spouses. Whether it’s the monthly-themed luncheons or annual fundraiser galas, the SCFE provides the opportunity to socialize, congregate, have fun and be part of the community in an impactful way.

The Fort Eustis Spouse’s Club has been in existence for many decades, making it a tradition for military spouses. From what is known, the Spouse’s club has been around since the early 1940s. However, last year marked a new initiative, as both the Officer and Enlisted Spouse’s Club combined bringing together a broad group of talented individuals. The union has proven to be successful and is anticipated to continue being a success through out the years to come.



The Spouse’s Club is committed to serving the community and hosts a number of activities and events each year in order to raise funds. Funds are also raised through the Fort Eustis Consignment Shop, which is run by volunteers associated with the Spouse’s Club. All funds raised are used as donations to support organizations on and off the installation. Funds raised are also used to provide college scholarships to graduating high school students who are affiliated with the Army and spouses who are continuing their education.

Membership is open to all spouses of active duty and retired military members in all branches of the Armed Services who are assigned, attached or living at Fort Eustis as well as active military members and Department of Defense civilians and their spouses. Membership is welcome at anytime. Membership fees are $25, for the entire year, which includes the monthly newsletter. Spouses of E-4 and below pay only $15 per year. Presently the club is seeking members to fill vacant board positions, which include ways and means, newsletter and members at large for organizations on the installation.

More information is also available through the SCFE Web site at www.myspace.com/spousesclubofforteustis.

 

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Courtesy of Yvette Smith SRES® REALTOR®
WILLIAMSBURG REAL ESTATE
757-753-7472
YvetteSmith@AtHomeInWilliamsburg.com

 

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Marchel Peterson
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Yvette, that is a wonderful club.  Our son just got home for his three week R & R yesterday.  He has no spouse involved though.  It is great that there's something like this for those with spouses involved.

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Yvette, I can only imagine how hard it would be to be a military spouse.  It has got to be hard to have a spouse to go off to duty for months at a time.  This really looks like a great group to be part of.  Great job sharing it.  I am sure there will be someone out there who needs this great information.

Nov 04, 2008 09:02 PM #2
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Kathy Knight
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Yvette: Thanks for the info on this supportive club which I am sure helps a lot of women get through such a tough time. It is hard to be mommy and daddy to your family when your spouse is away. I have experienced it and would not want to be in the shoes of some of these military families. They really have it tough. The support I am sure is appreciated by all.

Nov 04, 2008 09:23 PM #3
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Petra Norris
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Ivette - This is some good information for military family. I remember when Desert Storm and Desert Shield took place, there were no clubs that I was aware for military spouses. I must say, the Military as a whole has come a long way to support military dependents.

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Cindy Jones
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I helped create a little group when we lived in Japan called the "Independent Dependent Wives" Club.  We were the working wives who couldn't make the meetings during the day that the regular wives club had.  The base commander gave us kudos for helping the working spouses stay involved in the base activities. 

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Kevin O'Shea
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Hi Yvette, sounds like a great group.  It has to be a difficult life.

All the best!

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MARCHEL - There's B.O.S.S.  That's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.  So there's something for everyone.  I pray for a safe return for him.

MARLENE - A support is a must, no matter what group it comes from.  You learn that real quick once your spouse deploys.

KATHY - It is a huge benefit!  They do have fun & do great things for the community as well!

PETRA - Gotta keep the dependents happy & well in order for the soldiers to focus on the missions.

CINDY - Love that name!!  That's pretty cool because a lot of spouse are working during the day.

KEVIN - It doesn't have to be so difficult when you've got a good support no matter where it comes from.

HEY, THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!

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