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SOPC

Senior Officers Partners’ Club (SOPC)

 

SOPC provides a valuable self-help and networking opportunity for the international spouses/partners of NATO officers, SNCOs or civilian equivalent in the Hampton Roads area, organising and hosting a wide range of social and educational events, activities and clubs while also supporting worthwhile causes and charities across the USA and abroad.

SOPC holds monthly lunches between October and May at the Norfolk Yacht Club, each hosted by a different member nation.  These lunches are a great way to meet new people while enjoying some lovely food and getting first-hand insight into many different cultures.  Several designated charities are supported by these lunches and 4 children are sponsored through the money raised by the sale of raffle tickets.

Various informal clubs and groups are available; there are currently around 20 such clubs offering everything from horse riding to mums & tots to learning a language to chorus and lots in-between.  In addition, social events such as wine tasting, craft fairs and theatre and museum visits take place once a month.

SOPC membership is open to the spouses/partners of HQ SACT mess members – military (officers and SNCOs) or civilian equivalent.  Annual membership is $30 per year.  More information on SOPC and a membership application can be found on their website at http://sopc.wildapricot.org/.