How Country Clubs can Support Military Recruiting
Attention Country Clubs:
Even if your members and their families and circles of influence have zero intention of volunteering for military service, you can still support our nation's military recruiting effort to help WIN the Global War on Terrorism.
Since our military is 85% male, so are most military recruiters. They're usually in their 20s or early 30s, working hard and putting in very long hours, but away from the camaraderie of the traditional military environment. For legitimate reasons, military regulations ban any contact between recruiters and prospective recruits that is not required by the recruiting mission. Especially in the Global War on Terrorism, all of these factors combine to deprive these fine young men of appropriate opportunities for social contact.
That's where country clubs come in. Since virtually nobody there would even consider military service, social contacts in this context have absolutely nothing to do with the recruiting mission. So, when you hold events for young adults also in their 20s and early 30s, please consider inviting military recruiters to attend as social guests.
Let them know up front that they won't find any prospects there (so they won't waste their work time) and be prepared for the mission to make them cancel at the last minute. Even if they can't attend, however, they'll certainly appreciate the invitation.
Thank you very much.