What is MOSCDC?
MOSCDC stands for Marine Officers' Spouses' Club of Washington, D.C. Primarily MOSCDC is a social group of Marine Corps Officers' spouses; however, spouses of other retired, reserve, or active-duty U.S. Armed Forces Officers can also join. We mainly focus on building friendships with one another and touring the local D.C. area attractions. Events are typically held the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.
MOSCDC is a 501c (7) Nonprofit and non-federal entity. We are “recognized as a non-profit organization and tax exempt under section 501c (7) of the Internal Revenue Code, but are not an organization described in section 170(c) of the Code, therefore donors may not deduct contributions made to us”. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.
What sort of events does MOSCDC host?
Some of our past events include exclusive tours of the White House, Mt. Vernon, the U.S. Capitol, FBI Headquarters, and various international embassies. We've also visited the National Zoo, Roosevelt Island, and several Virginia State Parks. Most of our events are held during the week and we are always hard at work adapting to our spouses' needs.
Beyond MOSCDC events, we also participate in the annual Joint Armed Forces' of Washington' Luncheon (JAFOWL). It is a very popular event and members of all local military spouses' groups are invited to attend. Some of the past speakers at JAFOWL have been Mrs. Michelle Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, General Peter Pace, Ms. Katie Couric, Ms. Jennifer Griffin, and Mr. Tom Brokaw.
Does MOSCDC need volunteers?
Of course! The MOSCDC Board consists of five elected board positions and approximately 13 appointed board positions. We welcome your presence, support, and involvement! Being on the MOSCDC Board offers spouses the ability to gain practical experience in everything from financial management to event planning. It also allows you to positively impact the lives of other spouses by being a part of the decision-making process.
Is there any way for me to "try" MOSCDC before I join?
It's the tradition of MOSCDC to provide a complimentary online issue of our "Corps Connections" newsletter between June 1 - September 1. We also leave our members-only Facebook group open so that you can see what we're up to without needing access to the members-only section of MOSCDC.org. On October 1, however, the group closes and only members have access to our newsletter, events, etc.
How do I join MOSCDC?
If you are ready to join please visit our Membership page. The sooner you join the sooner you can start having fun!
For more information on MOSCDC, visit our FAQ page.
Marine Officers' Spouses' Club of Washington, D.C. (MOSCDC)
MOSCDC is a 501(c)(7) organization.