By Emily Brainard, Army Flier StaffAugust 20, 2010
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military husbands and wives are invited to "Saddle Up and Sign Up" during the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club's membership drive Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing.
The social and community service organization currently has about 250 members, and is looking to increase its numbers by 100 at the annual Super Sign Up, said Crissy Baker, FRCSC president.
Positions are also available for the 2010-2011 board.
"(Spouses) should come to the sign up because it's a great way to meet other military people and spouses," she said. "It's a great way to socialize (and) it's a good way to get your foot in the door."
This year's western theme incorporates topical activities, trivia, door prizes and food, said Candice Coatney, FRCSC second vice president.
"We wanted to do something that hadn't been done before. It'll be something new," Baker said.
Club members also seek vendors to promote their organizations and sell their wares during the event, Coatney said. Tables regularly cost $25, but are $20 for club members and free for non-profit organizations.
Vendors may be on-post or non-profit organizations, or can include local or personal businesses selling items such as jewelry, toys, crafts, make-up, food, adult and children's clothing, cooking ware and more, said Kimberly Vega, FRCSC first vice president.
"I think (spouses) should check it out not only to see what the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club is all about, but also because they have a chance to see all the vendors (and) to see what the community has to offer. There's going to be a lot of information there," Coatney said.
FRCSC eligible members include spouses of active duty and retired Soldiers of any rank, spouses of Fort Rucker's civilian employees, local National Guard and Reserve spouses, un-remarried widows of military personnel and international servicemembers' spouses, Baker said. Membership costs $15.
For more information or to become a vendor, e-mail Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coatney at email@example.com.