The purpose of the Coast Guard Spouses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (CGSA SECT) shall be to provide a friendly atmosphere, which will promote the morale and well-being of our service personnel and their families. Additionally, this Association shall engage in any charitable and social activities decided upon by the members and provide educational information in areas of concern to Coast Guard families.
Who is eligible to join the Coast Guard Spouses' Association (CGSA)?
Membership is open to partners and spouses of the
- Active duty, Reserve, Retired and Deceased Coast Guard members.
- Members of other services on active duty with the Coast Guard.
- Any other person interested in the purposes of the Club is eligible to become an Associate member
How do I Join?
To join the CGSA, you must complete and submit a membership form. Click on the link below to complete and submit your membership form. Dues are $25 for the year for returning members, and $10 for new members (or $12.50 and $5, respectively, after January). Complete & return your membership form and survey by October 15th for a chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice!
What are the benefits of membership?
The CGSA exists to provide a source of camaraderie and support for the spouses and families in the area! The camaraderie is supplied through various social activities organized by the CGSA and the support is given through the offerings such as the Family Relief Fund and the Sunshine Committee. Members also have the opportunity (if eligible) to apply for the Chip Boswell Scholarship.
What is the Chip Boswell Scholarship?
Each year, two $500 Chip Boswell scholarships are awarded: one to a deserving, active member of the CGSA; and another to a member of the local Coast Guard family.
Those eligible include Coast Guard members (active, retired, or reserve), Coast Guard-affiliated Public Health Service members, civilian employees of the Coast Guard, and spouses or children of the above. “Local” is defined as all personnel at Coast Guard units in the New London-New Haven area and Coast Guard retirees and reservists in southeastern Connecticut.
Meetings and Events:
We host a variety of events for all types of Coastie families—from family fun days at local attractions, to wine and cheese nights for spouses only, to book clubs, lunch groups, and volunteer projects, there is something for everyone to get involved with.
Members and prospective members of the CGSA-SECT are invited to attend the club's monthly dinner meetings and our various events. Members are highly encouraged to participate at fundraising events, as these events help keep our Association alive!
Check out the Calendar tab of this website, and please follow our Facebook events page for dates and locations.