Club’s Super Sign-Up helps spouses connect
August 11, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouses interested in making new friends, having fun and giving back to the community are invited to the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club’s annual Super Sign-Up Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing.
Providing opportunities for social, cultural, and creative pursuits is one of the FRCSC’s primary goals, so this year’s event will be different from the “drop-in” events held in the past, said Kim Roedl, FRCSC first vice president.
“We want spouses to plan to come and stay awhile so they can meet the club board members, find out more about the services and resources offered on Fort Rucker,” she added.
Among the over 20 vendors and programs featured at the Super Sign Up are local companies; Fort Rucker’s Thrift Shop; Fort Rucker Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Protestant Women of the Chapel.
Along with these vendors, many different prizes will be available, including a spa makeover at Hair In Motion of Enterprise. Roedl was also excited about one event in particular, a vintage fashion show at 11 a.m. that will be presented by Enterprise retailer D Couture.
The 98th Army “Silver Wings” Band will also provide a musical backdrop of big band and swing music throughout the event.
The theme of this year’s FRCSC Super Sign-Up is “We Can Do It…Together!” Roedl said the FRSC will use the iconic World War II-era image of Rosie the Riveter to represent “the strength and versatility of the everyday military spouse, who can not only have a career, but also raise a Family,” she said.
Darcy Lynch, FRCSC publicity chair, hopes that this year’s theme will highlight her favorite aspect of membership.
“One of the things I don’t think people realize about the club is what we do for the community. We get together each month and have our luncheons and network with other spouses on post, but while we do that, every month we take collections for organizations around the Wiregrass area,” she said. Last year, over $25,000 raised by the club went to scholarships and grants for high school seniors, and continuing education in Fort Rucker and in the surrounding area.
FRCSC’s bylaws state that one of the group’s purposes is to “foster a spirit of community responsibility,” which Roedl said begins at events like Super Sign-Up. “We hope this event reminds [spouses] of just how strong they are on a day-to-day basis. We also want to stress how important unity is in this lifestyle. We need each other.”
For more information on FRCSC and Super Sign-Up, visit http://ftruckercsc.com.