Who is eligible to join the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club?
Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club membership is currently open to any spouse of enlisted Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as spouses of retired military personnel, and spouses of current or retired civilian personnel (GS-8 and below), located within the Offutt community. OESC does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion or ethnic group.
Can male spouses join?
Yes, male spouses are welcome in the OESC. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion or ethnic group.
Can active duty join if also a military spouse?
Yes, we welcome all spouses of enlisted Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as spouses of retired enlisted military personnel and spouses of current and retired DoD civilian personnel GS-08 and below, located within the Offutt community.
When does the OESC meet?
The OESC holds a General Membership Meeting on the first Thursday of the month, except in January, when there is no meeting, and on federal holidays, which moves our meeting to the second Thursday. With limited exception, meetings are at 6:30 p.m. and are located at The Pointe Community Center at Rising View (Capehart Housing), 12125 S. 32nd Street, Bellevue, NE 68123. Please check our Facebook page for updates regarding dates, time and location.
Do I have to attend meetings to be a member?
No, all activities including General Membership Meetings are optional. Participation is encouraged but there are no formal requirements to maintain membership other than being eligible (a spouse of active duty or retired enlisted personnel) and paying dues.
Besides meetings, what does the Club do?
In addition to our General Membership Meetings, the OESC has monthly opportunities for volunteerism and socialization. Our current roster of monthly interest groups or “sub-clubs” includes book club, board game club, coffee club, play date club, quilting club and wine club. Members may participate in as many or as few activities as they wish. On average, we have 6-8 activities each month for members to chose from.
Can I try the Club out?
Guests are welcome to attend any monthly meeting. Guests who are eligible for membership may not attend more than two club functions, including monthly meetings and interest groups or “sub-clubs,” before joining the OESC.
How can I join OESC?
To become a member you will need to complete and submit a membership form and pay your dues. Our membership form is available at our monthly meeting. You can pay cash, check or receive a PayPal invoice (with a $1 transaction fee). You can also download the form and submit via email to [email protected], with a request for a PayPal invoice (with a $1 transaction fee), or send it to our P.O. Box, with a check made out to the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club.
When can I join?
We accept members year-round, at anytime, but it is easiest to join at a General Membership Meeting.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Dues are $18 quarterly ($6 per-month), which can be paid in cash, by check or by PayPal (with a $1 transaction fee).
Does the OESC take donations?
Yes, the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club is a 501(c)3. In addition to fundraising, our work is made possible by donations, which are tax-deductible where allowable under the law. Please email [email protected] to discuss donations.
How do I ask for a donation from OESC?
While our three signature projects (bingo, scholarships and Winter Wonderland) receive the majority of our resources, the OESC participates in community outreach and service year-round, with different activities and organizations selected as beneficiaries every year. In 2019, we supported events like the Offutt Air Force Ball, the USSTRATCOM Army Birthday Ball, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony and various efforts related to the recovery from the March flooding.
If you would like to be considered for a volunteer project or a financial contribution, please email [email protected], with the specifics of your request by no later than the last Thursday of the month. Please note that we cannot make financial contributions to individuals or for-profit entities. All requests are evaluated by and voted on by our Executive Board, Board of Governors or membership.
If you have additional questions, please contact [email protected].