The Minot AFB Spouses Club is an organization focused on community. Whether it be planning events for the spouses community to connect and enjoy a fun night out or running the thrift store on base to then donate the proceeds back to the base for things such as the reading program at the library or helping fund the Air Force Ball. Starting in August, they will start their annual programs which includes a social every month with various themes.
On August 19th from 4-6 pm at the Bud Ebert Park, the Spouses Club will be holding their first ever End of Summer Bash. A family friendly event for the whole community to enjoy. “We want to give the community a chance to connect and have a fun night as a family,” says Sarah Weidman, the president of MSC. The event will include the K-9 Dogs doing a demonstration, grounds transportation, the fire department, carnival games and more!
During this event, the club will be hosting a membership drive where any spouse that comes and wants to join will have the opportunity to sign up and pay the dues, $35 for the year, and then be entered into a giveaway for all new members who have signed up for this year.
When I first arrived in Minot, I had no idea where to turn to meet people or how to get out during the huge snow storms. In an attempt to get some supplies to last us while we waited for our household goods shipment, we went to the thrift store to raid their kitchen supplies. It was then that I met Sarah Weidman, the current president for the Minot Spouses Club. She told me a bit about the club and immediately wanted to join in. Jump eight months later and I am now the new VP of the club and dedicating more time to this every week. It’s been a blessing to join and now is the perfect time to come along!
Throughout the year the club hosts various events from ceramic painting at Margie’s downtown in September to a Bunco night in May, all of which is included in the membership for your enjoyment! My personal favorite event that I am looking forward to is our Murder Mystery Party Date night in January. This event will be free for spouses and have a small fee for their dates to attend and get into character to ring in the new year! Whether you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer or just looking for a group to connect with, come along on the 19th and see what the club can offer you!