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Scholarship Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available online.  Click on Scholarship information and scroll down to the applications to download. 

                 There are two different applications-High School student and Continuing Education.  Deadline to mail is March 16, 2015    

   

      The 2015 Community Support Application is now available.

      Click on Community Support and scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the application form.   

                                             Deadline to mail is April 1, 2015                                           



                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                          


WHO ARE WE?

The purpose of the RIAWC is to develop and foster a spirit of Quad Cities Area (QCA) community responsibility at Rock Island Arsenal, to provide opportunities for social, cultural and creative pursuits and to support worthwhile service and community projects.


A fundamental purpose of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC) is to generate funds to support Service Members and their Families, Government employees, and other charitable endeavors on Rock Island Arsenal and within the Quad-Cities metropolitan areas.

RIAWC is built on the six core values of Friendship, Service, Integrity, Generosity, Accountability, and Courtesy.  These values serve as the organization's foundation and establish the character and identity of RIAWC and its members.


Membership Guidelines:

Membership in the RIAWC will be voluntary.

Membership is open to the following:

 Active Membership

1.  Active Duty Military and spouses; Retired Military and spouses; Reserve Military and spouses; National Guard and spouses; POW/MIA and spouses;  spouses of deceased Military members of all branches.
2. DOD civilian and contract employees and tenant activities, active or retired and/or their spouses.
3. Former or current members of RIAWC who are no longer associated with the Rock Island Arsenal.
4. Anyone who volunteers in a Rock Island Arsenal philanthropic organization is eligible to become a member of the RIAWC.
5. All members in categories 1 and 2 above are eligible to hold board
     positions.
6. All active members are eligible to vote.

Honorary Membership 
Honorary members will not pay dues, vote or hold board positions and are appointed by the Honorary President.

Guests
Guests of members are welcome; however, anyone eligible for membership may attend only one regular meeting as a guest.

Termination of Membership
Membership in the RIAWC may be terminated under the following conditions or circumstances:
A. Written resignation.
B. Removal for cause, upon consideration and a 2/3 approval vote of the RIAWC Executive Board, after due notification and opportunity to be heard has been extended.

If you're interested in joining us or if you have questions about membership guidelines. Please feel free to contact us at the contact information at the bottom of the site.
 


If you prefer to use a PayPal option to purchase your membership, you can do that here. Membership fees are non-refundable, so please ensure you are eligible for membership BEFORE paying for your membership through PayPal. It is your responsibility to know if you are eligible or not before payment. If you are not sure, please ask for clarification. You will still need to complete and return the membership form through mail or to a board member.  

There will be a small handling fee added to the purchase of membership through PayPal.

Memberships for September 2014-August 2015 currently available for purchase.  













President's Welcome Letter
2014-2015

Dear RIAWC Friends,

The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC) greets you as a valued member.  We look forward to the 2014-2015 year-supporting our Rock Island Arsenal community and the Quad Cities Area.  We are so glad you have chosen to be a part of this historic club. 

RIAWC was first known as “Stitch” and started as a group of Officer’s Wives in the 1940’s.  Club members met at the Golf Course Clubhouse and used their time to sew rags together to send to the Iowa City Veterans Home.  These rags were sewn into rugs.  Since then we have expanded our club to include all services, all ranks and all community members.  Today we resemble more of who we are as a military community as a whole.  In many ways we are like the traditional Spouse Clubs operating across various installations, but now we are more of who YOU are!

Just as in days gone by, we continue to rely on the ability, vitality, and generosity of our members for the benefit of others.  Not one of us can affect our community as well as all of us working together toward a common goal!  Last year, through our combined efforts and sincere dedication, RIAWC was able to distribute a record $33,000 in college scholarships and community grants.  We hope that this year will bring another benevolent occasion to support our community through hard work and fundraising. 

The board has been planning and developing a design for the year before us.  WE have read your input through the surveys you submitted and trust that we are working toward programs and fundraisers that are esteemed by you.  If at any time you have questions or concerns, please let me know.  I look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve another year as President of RIAWC.  So proud to be in this community with you!

 

                                                       Serving the RIA Community with You,

                                                      Diane Campbell

                                                      RIAWC President, 2014-2015

                                                      riawc900@yahoo.com

                                                      785-341-3801

Luncheon Flyer
April 2015



Pay at the door: $16 for the luncheon or $20 for the Meal Deal (lunch with 5 Opportunity tickets.)
Or use our PayPal option available here with a small handling fee: $17 for the luncheon and $21 for the Meal Deal (receive tickets when you check in.)


Lunch or Meal Deal









RIAWC Reservation Policy

At RIAWC our policy is very simple:

 

“A Reservation Made is a Reservation Paid!”

 

In order to attend our monthly luncheons, we require you to RSVP (make a reservation) no later than 10:00 PM the Friday before the luncheon date.

If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the same reservation deadline. If you fail to cancel by this date, you will be liable for the cost of the meal. Please un- derstand that your RSVP guarantees your attendance and in doing so RIAWC purchases a mealfor you. 

The above policy also goes for any guest you may RSVP for. You will be held responsible for the cost of their meal if you fail to cancel by the reservation deadline.

 If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact RIAWCreservations@gmail.com

 

*HOW TO RSVP*

 

Option One: E-mail your reservation to the RIAWC Reservation Chair at RIAWCreservations@gmail.com . Please include your name, contact information, and menu selection.

 

Option two: Call the RIAWC Reservation Chair at 913-206-9905 and place your reservation. Please include your name, contact information, and menu selection

 

***The RIAWC Reservation Chair will respond to all RSVPs. Feel free to double check if your reservation has not been confirmed.
















Important Dates
(Luncheons/Special Events/Board Meetings)
2014-2015 Luncheon Dates
Luncheon times 1:00 to 1:00 PM
Rock Island Arsenal
Golf Clubhouse

September 17, 2014
October 15, 2014
November 19, 2014
December 10, 2014
January 21, 2015
February 18, 2015
March 11, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 20, 2015

*All Luncheon dates are subject to change.  
 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
(Times and Places to be announced)

Denim & Diamonds-April 10, 2015
Rock Island Arsenal
Golf Club House

Golf Tournament-June 2, 2015



Board Meeting Dates
Sep 3, 2014-Board Meeting
Oct 1, 2014-Board Meeting
Nov 5, 2014-Board Meeting
Dec 3, 2014-Board Meeting
Jan 7, 2015-Board Meeting
Feb 4, 2015-Board Meeting
Mar 4, 2015-Board Meeting
Apr 1, 2015-Board Meeting
May 6, 2015-Board Meeting





2014-2015 RIAWC Board

 

Executive Board

 

Honorary President

Teresa Tucker

Adviser

Etie O'connell

Arsenal Attic Adviser

Laura Spencer

President

Diane Campbell

Vice-President

Norricia Speights

Recording Secretary

Cindy Fauser

Treasurer

Ella Layer

Parliamentarian

Barb Cartwright

Corresponding Secretary

Ellen Kuehl

 

Committee Members

 

Arsenal Attic

Pixie Gilliam

Community Support

Beth Welker

Fundraising

Tiffany Horvath

Special Events

Vacant

Hospitality

Marcia Cook

Membership

Patty Kupresin

Newsletter

Cris Arduser

Publicity

Jennifer Matthews

Reservations

Rochelle Massengale

&

Kathy Mayer

Scholarship

Nicole Kirschmann

Historian

Melissa Werner

Ways and Means

Lesley Gagnon

Volunteer Recorder

Helen Wols

Webmaster

Rhonda Young


ARSENAL ATTIC 

THRIFT SHOP & BOUTIQUE

Located in the basement of Building 60

Northwest corner

Phone: (309)782-6977

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!!!

2014-2015

Sales and Consignment Hours:

Every Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Every 3rd Saturday of the month

 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

January through May

&

July through December

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Rhonda Young,
Oct 12, 2014, 3:56 PM
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Rhonda Young,
Oct 12, 2014, 5:52 PM
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