The Military Spouses of Newport Club (MSoN) officially was formed June 1, 1999 as a result of combining two Newport-area spouse organizations: The Naval War College Spouse Organization, NWCSO, and the Newport Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club, NNOSC. The two clubs shared a history of combined efforts in fundraising, awarding of scholarships, and liaison with the Festival of Trees event. A committee composed of members from both the NWCSO and NNOSC recommended the combining of both clubs into an organization to be named the Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club, NOSC, effective the summer of 1999. The name changed to Military Spouses of Newport, effective September 2013, to better reflect the inclusive nature of our organization. A vote was taken by the membership of both clubs and the recommendation was ratified. In addition, a new constitution and new by-laws were written and approved by the membership.