SACT Officers Partners' Club

The SACT Officers' Partners' Club (SOPC) is an international organization which, as well as supporting charitable ventures, provides a valuable self-help and networking environment for the spouses/partners of NATO Officers or civilian equivalent working in the Hampton Roads area (For membership requirements, please see our Bylaws.

Our aim is to extend friendship to each other through social and educational events and to use this unique multi cultural relationship to aid many worthwhile causes and charities both in the USA and abroad.

The SOPC Operation Committee normally meet each month between September and May. Meetings of the SOPC Board , the Steering group,which consists the President, Vice-President, the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, the primary post holders of the Operation Committee and the National Representatives, take place three times a year. A summary of the topics discussed at each meeting will be published in the following month's newsletter. Any member wishing to see a full copy of the minutes of any meeting may do so by sending a request by e-mail to the SOPC Secretary at

We hold an annual Welcome Lunch every September to greet all the new arrivals and introduce them to the many and varied activities available. These include: Monthly luncheons are held between October and May, each lunch being hosted by different member nation, who choose a menu, decorate tables and provide raffle prizes. The luncheons are a great way to make new friends whilst enjoying delicious food and learning about other cultures. Several designated charities are supported and four children are sponsored through the money raised by the sale of raffle tickets.

For detailed information on the dates and times of future lunches plus information on how to make a reservation you can find from the page Luncheons. The cost of each lunch is currently $26 per person.

Various informal clubs and groups are available, such as: Book Club, Bowling, Bridge, Cooking, Turkish Cooking, Mahjong, Moms & Toddlers, Marbling Club, ScrapBook, Needle Lace and Volunteer Gardening. Plus English, French  and German conversation groups.

We also organize a variety of social events, for example: Craft Fairs, Wine Tasting, Seasonal Celebrations, Theater Visits.

Annual membership is currently $30 per year, information on how to join is available on the Join Us page.

If you have questions please e-mail the Webmaster or you can ask your sponsor or National Representative.

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