KMC club members win travel prizes

Information provided by 435th Services Squadron

***image1***Travel The World On Us, the 2003 Air Force Club Membership campaign, recently awarded several travel prizes to winners throughout the Air Force.

Three winners from the KMC are now planning a vacation getaway with their Travel The World On Us travel vouchers.

Sixteen prizes were awarded within U.S. Air Forces in Europe; eight prizes to current members and eight prizes to new club members. All three KMC winners joined at the Ramstein Enlisted Club.

Heather Smothers, the USAFE Grand Prize winner won $5,000.

“I do believe in Santa Claus,” exclaimed Ms. Smothers when she got the news in December. “My first thought was to take a cruise, but I have not decided yet,” she added.

Other KMC winners include Master Sgt. Beverly Zamiar, USAFE Intel, and Staff Sgt. Laura Henderson, 786th Communications Squadron.

These lucky Club Members received travel vouchers of $1,000 and $500 respectively.

Upon hearing the news, Sergeant Henderson announced, “I was very shocked that I actually won. I never thought it could happen to me.”

Sergeant Zamiar felt the same way when she heard the news. “I got excited when I first heard the news, but then I thought maybe the people in the office were playing a trick on me,” she said.

This membership drive was open to all eligible nonmembers (active duty, reserve, civilian and retirees).

New members were not the only ones to benefit from this membership drive, because current members were automatically entered into a prize drawing. “We want our loyal members, who are the backbone of clubs, to know that we appreciate them as well,” said Fred Fried, Air Force Club Operations Branch chief.

The travel prizes were an added bonus for new members, but being a club member in the Kaiserslautern area is beneficial in many ways. Not only do the Ramstein Enlisted, Officers’ and Sembach Combined clubs offer a variety of activities throughout the year, but as a club member they receive discounts at these and various other 435th Services Squadron facilities.

Club members also enjoy Club Members’ Day once a month, or members receive a free breakfast at their respective club and special offers throughout the day at facilities such as the Auto Skills Centers, Gear Up, MOMS, Woodlawn Golf Pro Shop and others. The next Club Members’ Day is Thursday.

“This is all a part of taking the best services squadron in the Air Force and making it even better,” said Col. Melissa Kallett, 435th SVS commander.

“The idea is to add some excitement to the club card and showcase a number of excellent Services’ activities.”

The 435th SVS Business Operations Flight chief John Beckett said, “This day is designed to call attention to the many benefits of being an Air Force Club member and to add value to the Air Force Club Card.”

The Air Force Club card offers a competitive interest rate, an outstanding airline miles program and a member rewards program where members can redeem points for merchandise; and these are just a few of the benefits.

For a membership application or for more information, stop by your respective club.