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Gala a Huge Success

Hello ladies,

The Galaxy Gala “A Night Under the Stars” was truly out of this world! I am so proud of our Fundraiser chair Kerrie Sheppard and her fantastic committee! They worked very hard to make the evening special. The US Space & Rocket Center was beautifully decorated and the Twickenham Jazz & Swing band was outstanding (we received many compliments on the music).  It was a spectacular evening! Thank you to all who donated items and baskets, attended and made financial contributions.

I’m thrilled to announce we raised over $21,000. The proceeds were above and beyond our expectations. Now, we get to award money to some amazing scholars and community organizations. Well done members!

Our next luncheon is fast approaching on March 13th we are celebrating “Erin Go Bragh” which translates to Ireland forever! Everyone is Irish in March.    We will have music, an Irish menu and great fun. Please make your reservations by noon on March 9th  to our reservation gals.

Please see the Community Outreach page of the newsletter for a list of items we are collecting for the New Hope Children’s Clinic. They are a non-profit, school-based health clinic created to provide medical care for children in Madison County and surrounding communities. Their motto is to break barriers, change lives and bring hope to children through local, low cost healthcare.  They are in desperate need of  some over the counter medications along with basic office supplies. Everyone who brings a donation will receive an extra door prize opportunity.

See you soon,

Kristen

Kendra Gives Back

You’re invited!

March 15 from 4-7 p.m.

Knock out all your spring accessory shopping, birthday gift list or special items for the bride or graduate–all in one lovely location.  The Kendra Scott shop at Bridgestreet is opening their doors to MCC members and supporters for a special shopping session.  All sales during our evening hours will be added up and RSAMCC will receive 20% of the proceeds as a generous charity donation from Kendra Scott. Grab a little something for you and something for them, too.  It’s all for a great cause near and dear to our hearts.  There will be champagne, lemonade and some sweet treats while we shop.

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Galaxy Gala

Edited to add post event update:

What a STELLAR night we had at the Space and Rocket Center for the Galaxy Gala! Thanks to all of you who showed up and showed your support for our annual major fundraiser.

We had an impressive turn out of people, donations, prizes and sponsors. The food was delicious, the music was amazing and the Saturn V never looked better under the stunning lighting donated by Rocket Event Design.

The club will continue to thank are generous sponsors throughout the year. Their sponsorship donations alone allowed us to raise $10,500. Thanks to our Milky Way sponsor: S3, our Jupiter sponsors: PZI, Lockheed Martin, and BOH FPU Systems, our Neptune sponsors: The Cottages, Boeing, L3 Technologies, and Crestwood Medical Center, and our Mercury Sponsors: Rocket City Counselors, and the Intersect Group. In addition to our incredible sponsors, we had more than 70 donors who contributed baskets, gift cards, items, and services to be used in our Live & Silent Auctions.

Thank you to the incredible fundraising team who spent countless hours working hard to put the Galaxy Gala together. Thank you Judy Bicknell, Gina Botters, Kristina DeBusk, Melinda Hamilton, Gari-Ann Kia, Tiffany Kraus,  Melody Mansker, Michelle Nash, Suzanne O’Donell, Kelly Pardew, Brandie Ragin, Melinda Riling, Julie Sawyer & Stephanie Walburn. You all are amazing and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make the Galaxy Gala such as special event!!

Kerrie Sheppard

Fundraising Chair

Galaxy Gala Event Info

February 16, 2018

Against the sweeping backdrop of the US Space & Rocket Center, we will launch into a magical night of stars as we fundraise our way through the galaxy to benefit the Redstone Arsenal greater community. This exciting event will include live music (featuring the talented Twickenham Jazz and Swing), dancing, games, carving station + heavy hors d’oeuvres, live auction, silent auction, friendship & fellowship…all under our own amazing Saturn V Rocket!!

Don’t forget to buy your ticket. You can buy tickets online thru Eventbrite to make sure you won’t miss a thing, or you can get them from a board member. Or even better, gather nine friends or five couples together and take advantage of our February special: a table of 10 for $700 and save $5 per ticket.

We have also booked a discounted block of rooms for $113 per night at the nearby Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center. The reservation deadline is fast approaching!

Start date: 2/23/18
End date: 2/24/18
Last day to book: 2/2/18

Book your group rate for Redstone Arsenal Military and Civilian Club

There are two other GREAT ways that you can help with the Gala! We are looking for silent auction basket donations. Help us further enhance our fundraising opportunities by donating a basket/gift certificate that Gala guests can bid on to help us raise money for our scholarships/community grants. Here are some great basket ideas: Man’s Best Friend (pet basket), Pasta-bilities Basket, Whiskey Basket, Family Fun Basket, A Night at Bridge Street (dinner, movie, etc.), Scotch and Stogies Basket, Tee Time Basket, Wine Basket, Chocolate Basket, Craft Basket, Shaken Not Stirred (Martini basket), Car Wash Basket, Sports Basket, Wok and Roll (Asian themed basket), Sweet Home Alabama Basket (items made in our state), Craft Beer Basket, All Lit Up (candle basket). As you can see…the options are endless!!  Contact Melinda Riling at coinsrus2@nullyahoo.com to sign up for a basket theme. Baskets will be due on February 16th. Stay tuned for basket drop-off details.

OR volunteer to help with our event. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities: decorating, clean-up, silent auction, live auction, money processors, photo booth assistant, etc. If you have a gift, we can put it to good use. Contact Ivonne at rsamccvolunteercoordinator@nullgmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at the Galaxy Gala: A Night Under the Stars!!

Wreaths Across America

December 16, 2017

Join us in honoring and remember our veterans.

Each December on National Wreaths across America Day, wreaths are placed across the country on wreath laying ceremonies. Details to follow or visit their website.

You can also select “Donate” and sponsor a wreath with a local fundraising group. We are AL0033P – Redstone Arsenal Community Women’s Club (now Redstone Arsenal Military & Civilians’ Club).

We also are accepting donations when you visit the Ways & Means table at our luncheons and events. We will be accepting donations at the Ways & Means table until November 14th.  When you donate a wreath,  $5 will be given back to our club.

Make your donation soon.