DynCorp International was a sponsor at the “Evening of Southern Elegance,” a benefit dinner hosted by The Redstone Arsenal Community Women’s Club (RSACWC) of Huntsville, Ala. The annual event was held March 9, 2012 at the Redstone Arsenal Officers’ and Civilians’ Club.
Supporting a Great Cause
Proceeds from this event provide community assistance and merit scholarship awards to children living in the Tennessee Valley area, and DI was proud to be the primary supporter.
Along with great food and dancing to the music of the AMC Jazz Band, the night included both a live and silent auction to raise additional scholarship funds. Among the more than 200 attendees were leaders from both the Tennessee Valley and Redstone Arsenal including current commander of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), General Ann Dunwoody, incoming AMC Commander, Lieutenant General Dennis Via, Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle and the President of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, Dr. Robert A. Altenkirch.
Retired Major General James Myles, vice president of DynCorp International’s Aviation Group, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
Women with a Mission
One of RSACWC’s primary functions is to raise funds for distribution as grants to non-profit organizations in the greater Huntsville and Madison area as well as military service organizations in Washington, D.C., such as the Army Distaff Foundation and the United Service Organizations (USO). Organizations that have benefited from RSACWC support include the Veterans Memorial Museum, United Cerebral Palsy, Still Serving Veterans and North Alabama Young Marines.
In 2011, more than $14,000 was raised to benefit local non-profits and RSACWC merit award recipients.
“Our goal is to promote social welfare by giving back to our community in the form of volunteering and providing donations through community assistance grants and merit awards,” said club president, Tonya Daniels.
Along with the annual benefit dinner, RSACWS also holds various fund-raising events throughout the year such as fashion shows and gatherings of “Crafters with a Purpose,” and are constantly looking for new opportunities to help the community. General club gatherings include monthly luncheons, book club meetings, bowling outings, and Bunco games.
All women with independent access to Redstone Arsenal are eligible to become club members. The heart of this organization is “helping others while having fun.”
DI Values the Local Community
DynCorp International is proud to support the Redstone Arsenal Community Women’s Club and put core values into action in the places where team members live and work.