Welcome to AOWCGWA.org

The Army Officers' Wives' Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOWCGWA) is a non-profit organization seeking to enhance the quality of life of its members and the Military District of Washington community at large. 

We offer friendship, support, volunteer opportunities, an online member group, and Zip Code Groups, to make it easier to connect to the military spouses who live near you.  We share fun activities and maintain a close community for support and advice about unique activities available in the Washington DC area. 

We raise funds through our Fort Myer Thrift Shop and provide scholarships and grants.  If you love working with people and want to help raise money to better our military community, this is the place for you.



Club Events

April 2014 Service Project
We are working with VVA chapter 227 to collect business attire for our female veterans re-entering the workforce. New or slightly used blazers, suits, blouses, jackets, skirts, dress pants, pumps, wedges, flats and accessories are welcome! Plan on bringing your donations to the April luncheon.
Reservations for JAFOWL 2014 must be received by March 10, 2014. The event flyer and registration form are available here on our website and also in the BackChannels. Register today as it will certainly be a wonderful event!
The Flick Chicks Movie Group
The Flick Chicks have the following dates scheduled for movies April 22, 2014; May 20, 2014. Stay tuned for more details here and on our Facebook page.
Upcoming AOWCGWA Luncheons
17 April, 2014
Workhouse Arts Center presenting a talk about
Women’s Suffrage and the Suffrage Museum
15 May, 2014
Chef Katie Moose will be talking about
regional cooking and doing a cooking demo
Reservations and cancellations are always due by noon on the Tuesday before luncheon week.
You can send in your reservations by mail or online at: www.aowcgwa.org
January Start Membership 2013-2014 Club Year
Are you new to the area? There is still time to join AOWCGWA for the 2013-14 Club Year (this includes our International Ladies). Membership forms are available for online submission or you can print and mail your membership application. The forms and more details can be found on the Join AOWCGWA page. Make sure to mark the $15 after 1 Jan 2014 block. If you are one of our alumni/returning members don't miss out on the rest of the year. Please send in your renewal application right away.
2013-14 Membership Directory
Our Membership Directory was published early Nov 2013. It was distributed at the 21 Nov Luncheon or mailed to our members. If you did NOT receive a Directory, please contact Shirley at AOWCGWAMembership@gmail.com to have a copy mailed to you or pick one up at the next luncheon. If you did not get listed in the Directory, please contact Shirley and she is preparing an update to send to members.
Did you get your Backchannels?
We love our members and want to keep you informed about all our activities and events. We also know you love your Backchannels (BCs). If you do not get your BCs, please let us know. Membership gives Karin both the email and addresses to send out the BCs, so please let Membership know, so we can make sure there is no mistake in our data base. We have over 450 members and although we sincerely do our best, we do make human typing errors. AOWCGWAMembership@gmail.com
Walk Around Washington
To indicate you will be joining a walk please email Jenny and Cynthia at walkaroundwashington@gmail.com.
Thrift Shop Hours
The Thrift Shop is open from 10:00 am -2:30 pm,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Also open the first Saturday of the month March 1, 2014 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Come Consign, Donate and Shop!
For more Thrift Shop information Please go to our web site at www.fortmyerthriftshop.org or click
on links (top of the page), or call 703-527-0664
Weather Related
SEVERE WEATHER CLOSINGS. Once we contract with the O’CLUB we are responsible for that cost. If the Club and/or Post is closed we will not have our event. An email to those on the reservation list will be sent and someone will call you if you don’t have email.
Wives Clubs Ways & Means
Buy from our online shop. Ask about a discount (if you buy in bulk) on our Army Wife Products for your unit or spouses' club ways and means.


  • English Conversation and Culture Classes
    For the 2013-14 year English Conversation and Culture classes will be held on Mondays from 12:30-2:00 pm in the Activity Room of the Main Post Chapel, 101 McNair Rd (across from PX). These classes are open to all International Members of AOWCGWA.
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