The Grapevine

May 2019
Thrift Shop Reopens with an Amazing Turnout
Wow! Thank you Vicenza Military Community. After reorganizing the VCC and getting all of the legal ducks in a row, the VCC happily reopened the Vicenza Thrift Store on May 7. Sales for the day reached more than $2,500...that means more dollars for community engagement, philanthropy, education and programs. We earmark 80% of store profit after salaries and overhead for philanthropy efforts and use 20% for programs and community events. We rely on high quality donations from the Vicenza Military Community to drive the life-cycle of our operations. We truly appreciate everyone's ongoing support through donations and volunteering. We are successful because of you.

The Thrift Store welcomes any VCC active-duty member or family member from age 12 on up. Volunteers must meet all ACS requirements for volunteering and register in VMIS via MyArmyOnceSource. Additionally, we encourage community groups, FRGs, teens and other job-seekers looking to get experience for college applications and resumes to consider applying on a selection basis.

Mon 1300-1600 hrs
Tues-Wed-Thur 1000-1600 hrs
First Sat of Month 0900-1400 hrs (if holiday falls on 1st Sat, we move to 2nd Sat)
Closed Fridays, Sundays & Federal Holidays

Our donation center is open Monday 1300-1600 hrs, Wednesdays 0900-1200 hrs, and every first Saturday of the month from 0900-1200 hrs.

For more information about the VCC Thrift Store, please visit the Thrift Shop website or the Facebook page
The outpouring of support from the Vicenza Military Community for the new and improved Thrift Store was fabulous!
VCC Thrift Store workers had a great time serving our community shoppers.
Even the little ones came out to support us!

Reservations Open for May 15 Luncheon
Join us at the Golden Lion Conference Center and help celebrate our club reorganization, along with welcoming the new 2019-2020 board members and saying thank you to outgoing board members. We'll also recognize our scholarship recipients and thank our valuable and talented volunteers.
Social time is from 10:30-11:00 a.m., followed immediately by the ceremony and a buffet lunch of baked chicken, spring vegetables, salad and dessert. There will be an honor bar available.
RSVP by Sunday May 12 , to secure your seat/spot. All payments will be made at the door.

Still Seeking a Few Fun and Talented Board Members for 2019-2020
Our successes are something we don't take for granted. In order to be successful and serve the community in the best manner, the Vicenza Community Club needs talented and dedicated folks who want to have fun and be part of a great organization that works hard to give back to the VMC community.

Volunteer work also is a great way to build your experience on your resume.

Currently we have a few appointed board positions still unfilled. They are:

  • Decorations Chair
  • Ways & Means Chair
  • Property Manager
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Webmaster Chair

If you are interested, please view the job descriptions on the link below. We would love to have you!

You can find all of the job descriptions at >>Board Position Descriptions
VCC Supports PTSA!
There is still time to get your Spring Carnival Wristbands!

Anyone purchasing a combination Spring Carnival Wristband and a 2019-2020 PTSA Membership will be entered to win a VCC Membership!

We will be giving away 4 Memberships!

Spring Carnival
May 10th - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join or Renew Your VCC Membership!
We are so lucky to be in beautiful Italy! It would be a shame to not take advantage of all Vicenza has to offer! We’d love to have you as part of our active community. When you join, you get to:

  • Meet others who have similar interests.

  • Join in on fun events while giving back to the Vicenza Military Community.

  • Get involved and stay active with a great group of people.

  • Enjoy member benefits, shopping perks and discounts at local stores.

  • Ensure eligibility for college scholarships.

  • Qualify for special "member only" events and prizes.

Join or renew your membership today! Download Membership Application
Vicenza Community Club  |  Unit 31401, Box 61, APO, AE 09630