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EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS

We greatly appreciate everyone who stepped forward to serve on the 2024-2025 Executive Board. Our club is run by dedicated and talented volunteers with a passion for serving their community. These are just a few of the many positions that need to be filled so that our organization runs smoothly. Applications for the Board of Governors are available now. Click here to be directed to the application. 

Per our bylaws, the Nominating Committee presented a slate of qualified candidates at the March general membership meeting. A vote on the following candidates will be held at our April general membership meeting.

Dana Key | President 

Dana Key is a 1997 graduate of North Georgia College, where she met and married her college sweetheart, David.  They moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia the day after their wedding to begin their Army life.  Dana and David both earned their Masters of Education degrees through the University of Oklahoma while stationed in Mannheim, Germany. 

 

Dana and David have 2 beautiful children, Jessa (20) is finishing her sophomore year at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Spencer (18) is a senior at Mascoutah High School and will join Jessa at UNT in the fall.  Dana has always been involved with their children serving in many roles on PTO Executive Boards, as a Classroom and Library Volunteer, Orchestra/Band Mom, Marching Band Road Crew, and chaperoning every school trip from the Art Museum to the Zoo.  She has also volunteered with the Soldier and Family Readiness Groups at all levels, Spouses’ Clubs, Santa’s Workshop, Survivor’s Outreach Services, and the Heart of Hood Gift Shop.

 

Dana and her family arrived for their second tour at Scott Air Force Base in July 2023, completing their 14th PCS.  Dana’s husband David is currently the Deputy Commander of Military Surface Deployment Distribution Command,

 

Dana has boundary issues and is basically unable to say no to anyone ever.  This drives her husband absolutely bonkers.  Dana loves her family, taking copious amounts of snapshots, reading, snuggling with her puppies, sunflowers, Lifetime movies, Friends (actual companions and the TV show), margaritas, and all things chocolate. 

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Nancy Busler | First Vice President  

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Nancy Busler is a proud military spouse and Air Force veteran.  She retired from the Wyoming Air National Guard (WYANG) after 32 years of service.  Highlights from her career include two trips to McMurdo Station, Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, numerous deployments with the 153 Airlift Wing (WYANG) supporting the US Forest Service in national firefighting response, and serving at the Air National Guard Bureau as the Chief of Occupational Safety. 

Nancy met her husband Ben in Cheyenne, Wyoming and happily agreed to join him in his Air Force journey.  Nancy has joyfully and wholeheartedly embraced her role and as a military spouse, and has found something to love about every place she and Ben have been transferred to.  Nancy is grateful for the opportunities to serve her base and local community organizations, and the environment to foster many new friendships that this nomadic life-style presents

Nancy and Ben are empty-nesters.  Daughter Lauren, her husband Chris, and granddaughter Denali make their home in Honolulu, HI.  Son Alex is true Wyoming native and lives in Green River, WY.  Nancy enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, attending parades (especially St. Patrick’s Day parades); and has recently discovered the art of papier-mâché.     

Mary Heathman | 2nd Vice President 

Mary Heathman has been a military spouse for 23 years. Her passion lies in bringing people together and giving back to her community.  Mary served as a key spouse for 12 years, a leadership spouse for 7 years, and has served on many spouses’ clubs board of governors and committees for the last 12 years.  Mary sees true value in the Scott Spouses’ Club for spouses to feel seen and connected at a base where it is easy to fall through the cracks.  Mary currently serves as the Membership Chair for the Scott Spouses’ Club.  In the past she served as a member of the SSC Charitable Giving Committee, SSC Advisor, SSC Reservations Chair, AFOWC Ways and Means Co-chair and Vendor Chair, and Pease Spouses’ Club President. She served as an advisor to two Thrift Shops, was a key planner and presenter of the 2019 Scott AFB Key Spouse Conference, and was a key planner for two Fairchild AFB Spouses’ Dining Ins and Treats To Troops events.

 

Mary has a Masters degree in Teaching Deaf Children.  She has been a self employed PartyLite consultant for the last 22 years.  In her free time, she enjoys walking, playing Dance Dance Revolution and Beat Saber, listening to music, and going line dancing.

 

As a parent of a special needs child, Mary has a passion for helping those children and their families. She especially saw a need for more opportunities for special needs teens. In 2021 she chose to take a leadership position in a growing non-profit in the area called SPARK Adolescent Resources, which creates social opportunities for special needs teens and gives back to the local community with many blessing boxes to help combat food insecurity. For the past three years she has served as the secretary on their board of governors.

 

Mary is the spouse of Scot Heathman, who retired from the Airforce in 2022 and is still very involved in helping the local community.  Her son, Josh, is a student in the Film, Television, and Video Production program at Webster University. 

Megan Schaefer | Social Treasurer 

For the last 22 years Megan has been a military spouse supporting her husband around the world.  Msgt. Shafer has recently retired, and they are now entering into a new chapter of their lives. 

As a military family the Shafer’s have moved around the world from Germany to Alaska, Texas and finally finding a home at Scott, AFB to end their military career.  As a military spouse Megan has often had to redefine her career and role in the community, she found herself in.  She has had the opportunity to explore passions and hobbies.  Megan received a degree from The University of Alaska, Anchorage in Culinary Arts and Event Management, and had the opportunity to study in Florence, Italy at Apicius International School of Hospitality. After an internship at the Denali Center in Anchorage, Megan was able to form her own catering business.  Catering for community events for the Alaska Zoo, Mayor Dan Sullivan and private events, Megan was able to learn to run a successful business.  

After returning to the lower 48, Megan was able to pursue a passion with her successful business The Crafty Home DIY.  At The Crafty Home, Megan taught small and large group classes on how to make home décor.  But as all military spouses must do, she had to pivot when they received orders to PCS.  Megan was able to maintain her business by changing the format and taking everything online. 

One of Megan’s passions has always been community service.  The Shafer Family has always been a family of service.  They are active members of their church and seek opportunities to serve in their church and community wherever they have lived.  At the Scott’s Spouses Club, Megan has been able to serve as the Fundraising Chair for two years and then as the Community Liaison.  These positions have given Megan a family at Scott, AFB and opportunities to serve the military community and the surrounding communities.  Megan also has served for the last three years as the President of The Relief Society for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the O’Fallon Ward. 

Megan is the mother of three children, Remington, who is currently serving in The United States Air Force in Misawa, Japan.  Bryce Ethan who is a senior at Norwich Military College and Helaina Shafer who is a senior at O’Fallon Township High School. 

Aimee Thompson | Charitable Treasurer

Aimee and her family moved to Scott in May of 2022. Aimee Stays home with her three children Charlotte, 5, Benjamin, 3, Samuel, 1, and is expecting their newest addition in June. She has served on the SSC board in the position of fundraising chair this year. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, and throw parties. She loves all things Disney and Taylor swift as well. She also currently serves as the VP on the Advocates to the American Osteopathic Association board. 

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VACANT | Secretary

We currently have no candidates for secretary.

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