Last weekend I went to the monthly Fun Bunch event. We met up at a super fabulous house in Chula Vista, had drinks and snacks and chatted the afternoon away. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoy hanging out with these ladies. It had been a while since I had been to an event (weddings, family, & work got in the way) so it was good to do a little catching up! And while I was there I learned about a few other navy spouse organizations in San Diego.
My friend Brandy is involved in NOSC (Navy Officer's Spouses Club), in fact she is on the board (way more involved than I want to be) and has recommended I go to the Welcome Social and see what it's all about. The only drawback is the annual fee: $27. Now I know that is not a lot of money, and if it goes towards the monthly events I really shouldn't complain, but dang I hate paying to be a part of an organization. Ahh...I will probably go and check it out. I love Brandy and she says there are a lot of cool ladies that go to these events. And my motto is: you can never have enough friends....especially Navy friends. We move a lot and it is always good to know someone in your new location!
Another friend of mine, Dennis, is a part of the SOS (Surface Officers' Spouses Club) here in San Diego. He is also on the board and does a lot with them in his free time. At first I thought this was for Surface Warfare Officers only, but apparently it's for anyone. They do fun monthly events and I was told there is a lot of wine involved. Pretty easy to convince me to join when wine is involved! They also have an annual fee (boo), but again, $20 isn't too bad.
So the question is....how involved should I get? I know that I definitely want to stay away from anything with too much responsibility. I also don't want to be spending all my free time planning events or even attending them. I need a good balance. Attending one or two a month is fine with me, I get to meet some new people and it should leave me with plenty of other free time. Although since Matt is almost back I really have less of a desire to get involved. I know, kinda sad, but when you haven't seen your hubby in 7 months, spending time with a bunch of girls isn't #1 on your list! LOL! Overall though, I think they are both really good organizations. I will probably venture out, check out an event or two and see how I like it. Like I said before: doesn't hurt to make more friends! :)