Victory Spouses Club hosts membership drive
August 29, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The new Victory Spouses Club of Fort Jackson hosted its membership drive Tuesday at the Balfour Beatty Community Center.
The club's inaugural year President, April Penney, said she was delighted to see the turnout of spouses joining the club,
"The new VSC is an organization bringing all members of the Fort Jackson community together in a social setting to get to know each other better, support each other and hopefully learn from each other, as well as participate in community service projects."
The club's membership is open to spouses of all active duty, retired and deceased service members of all ranks and all branches of service as well as spouses of DoD civilian employees in the Fort Jackson area. Spouses of foreign service members assigned to Fort Jackson are invited to join, and associate membership is extended to service members and DoD Civilians.
"The only common denominator to our membership is being a member of the Fort Jackson community and a desire to come together for regularly scheduled activities, have fun and hopefully do some good works along the way," Penney said.
Ginger Jones, the wife of an active-duty service member, summed up many of the spouses' sentiments about the organization.
"I'm excited about Fort Jackson finally having a spouses' club," Jones said.
Annual membership costs $20, and special membership rates are extended to spouses of service members who are assigned to Fort Jackson in a student capacity for six months or less.
The club's next event is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday at the NCO Club. For more information, email email@example.com.