The SpouseLink Retreat: What’s it all about?
5TH ANNUAL SPOUSELINK RETREAT
Let’s get to know each other in
Palm Springs, California
May 16-18, 2017
We are looking to bring 5 MilSpouses with us to attend the Retreat as SpouseLink Ambassador Candidates, based on all inquiries received.
Please send us your bio BY NOON, MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017,
for your chance to join us!
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking:
2 MilSpouses who live in the Norfolk, VA, area.
3 Milspouses who live in the Colorado Springs, CO, area.
The purpose of the event is:
To meet, train and possibly employ candidates who would like to serve as SpouseLink Ambassadors in their home locations.
What does it take to be a
This opportunity is a good match for you if:
You enjoy interacting with others.
You like to plan, organize and attend events near you.
You are interested in representing SpouseLink and AAFMAA.
What happens at the Retreat?
The SpouseLink Retreat is an annual event in Palm Springs, CA, attended by the SpouseLink team, SpouseLink Ambassadors and Ambassador Candidates, and AAFMAA Members.
DAY 1: TUESDAY
You will arrive at the Miramonte Resort and Spa in Palms Springs, CA, with time to settle in before the events begin.
From 6-8pm, you will join us for the AAFMAA Reception. Why do we host this reception? Because AAFMAA is the organization that created SpouseLink. At the reception, AAFMAA’s President and Treasurer, MAJ Walter Lincoln USA Ret., CFP® will recognize various AAFMAA Members, as they enjoy a buffet-style dinner. The remainder of the evening is spent at your leisure.
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY
We begin the day with a light, catered breakfast in the meeting room at 9am.
Throughout the day, you will meet, mingle and learn alongside the SpouseLink team, Ambassadors, and other Ambassador Candidates during our training session. The session is designed to inform you about SpouseLink and AAFMAA so that you will be able to share that information with others when you attend events in your home community. We take multiple breaks throughout the session, including a catered lunch, and the vibe is business casual. We also spend a lot of time laughing as we get to know each other! Bonus: We can open the wall of doors in the room to let in the sunshine and fresh air.
Once the session ends, at 5pm, you will have time to relax at the resort. This may be a good time to go for a swim or just hang out by the pool… or head to the spa for a treatment. (We recommend you pre-schedule your appointment. Please note that any treatments you receive will be at your expense.)
Time for dinner! Join us under the stars, from 6:30-8pm, as we enjoy delicious California cuisine served by the resort restaurant al fresco style. Warning: Decadent desserts are on the menu!
DAY 3: THURSDAY
Enjoy one last breakfast at the resort restaurant.
So long, Palm Springs. Depending on your flight arrangements, you may use the morning at your leisure… perhaps taking a bike ride around the property and surrounds, or enjoying one last refreshing swim.
A few more details:
Please contact us as soon as possible with a brief personal bio that gives us a feel for who you are, what your MilSpouse life is like, and why you would like to be selected as a SpouseLink Ambassador.
Once we have reviewed all inquiries, we will select 2 (two) candidates from Norfolk, VA, and 3 (three) candidates from Colorado Springs, CO, to attend the Retreat.
If you are selected to attend the Retreat, we will arrange your travel and accommodations, and provide you with all the information you need to join us there. Travel and accommodations and most meal expenses are on us. Payment for incidentals are at your own expense.
Please note that attending the Retreat as a candidate does not guarantee that you will be selected as an Ambassador, but that is our goal.
We wish we could invite everyone to join us at the event, but space is limited. If you are not selected to attend the Retreat this year, there is a possibility you may be invited at another time, depending on our needs.
Please send your bio no later than Noon, Monday April 17, 2017, to: SpouseLinkEditor@aafmaa.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!