I. WELCOME TO SACT OFFICERS PARTNERS CLUB

Dear ladies,

The SACT Officers' Partners' Club (SOPC) is nonprofit international organization which provides a valuable self-help and networking environment for you-the spouses/partners of NATO Officers or civilian equivalent and NATO Enlisted personnel working in the Hampton Roads area.

This is a unique opportunity to extend friendship among all NATO community and Partner countries through a wide range of social and educational events

while also supporting several worthwhile causes and charities both in the USA and abroad.

 

II. Joining the SOPC

To join our Club, you need to be a registered member of the SOPC.  Please read our Bylaws.

The easiest way to register as a member is to use the on-line form on our website. When you register to this program, be sure to have your spouse’s contact number available. Registration will not work without this number.

Please read our Bylaws (Article III) to check if you fulfill the requirements to become an Associate member or in case you want to propose an Affiliate member. 

If you need any help signing up, please ask your sponsor or NR to help you. You can also send an email for help to our Membership Coordinator.

Annual membership is currently $ 30 per year.

 

III. Activities

1. Monthly Luncheons

The SOPC luncheons are usually held monthly. It is a great way to meet new friends and learn about all the different cultures. Also, raffle tickets are sold to support our selected charities.

To attend luncheons, you have to make a reservation more than one week before the luncheon is to be held.

 

2. Clubs

The SOPC offers about 20 social clubs where you can spend your days, make a lot of new friends and also upgrade your knowledge. The clubs include different points of interests:

-Languages,

-General interests,

-Sports,

-Games...

Please let your NR know if you have an idea to run a new Club.

 

3. Social events
Events organized by our Social team once a month: Craft Fairs, Wine tasting, Seasonal Celebrations, Parties, Theatre Visits, Museums, Art Factory Visits etc. just bring you closer to the environment and come as a cream on top of the cake for our organization.

 

IV. Charities

Our Benefits Team sells raffle tickets during the monthly SOPC luncheons and the money obtained goes directly to the selected charities voted by the SOPC Board and to the SOPC sponsored children.
Selected Charities for 2017 are:

  • In the international category : Operation Smile,
  • and In the local category : Equi Kids-Equi Vets

Foster kids the SOPC supports are: Brix from Philippines, Prakash from India, Ragini from India and Valeria from Bolivia.

 

V. Volunteer opportunities

Being in the USA, for most of us, means not being able to work or volunteer. With more time on our hands we can use this unique multi cultural experience to support many worthwhile causes, use our brain constructively and increase our knowledge if we choose working in the Operations Committee.

This Committee consists of 9 post holders (for one year) and their assistants. The committee meets once a month with the SOPC President, Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to monitor the different SOPC activities.

Please note that Ladies that have been able to work for SOPC-Operations Committee at the end of the term are presented with a Reference Letter from Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General.

 

We would very much appreciate your support

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