United Seniors of Maryland 2020 Legislative Forum ANNOUNCED

USM 2020 Legislative Forum
January 14, 2020
Tuesday 8am-1:00pm

Miller Senate East & West Wings
Host Sponsor Senator Kathy Klausmeier
Registration starts 11/18/19

United Seniors of Maryland 2020 Legislative Forum ANNOUNCED

2020 State Legislative Program pamphlet

The 2020 State Legislative Program pamphlet has been on the State Legislative Page.

Procedures for Candidates in 2020 Voting

Forwarded by Dr. Gary Roundtree to all members of the MD Federation from Barb Sido, NARFE HQ.

Following are key dates regarding the upcoming 2020 voting.

December 13, 2019 (5 pm eastern time): Deadline for candidate statements to be submitted to headquarters

January 1, 2020 (5 pm eastern time): Deadline for proposed bylaws resolutions to be submitted to headquarters

March 2020: Candidate statements published in NARFE magazine

July 2020: Bylaws information published in NARFE magazine

August 2020: Ballot appears in NARFE magazine (There will also be a voting website, which will go live as the August magazine begins being received by members)

August 31, 2020 (11:59 pm eastern time): Voting closes

Further information regarding the process for submitting candidate statements and proposed bylaws resolutions will be communicated shortly.


Barb Sido

New NARFE Brand

The new NARFE Brand can be found on the national website at the following link: 


Newsletters, correspondence, websites should reflect the new Brand where possible.  The Brands are listed in various formats.  Please notify your newsletter editors, website managers and officers that these files are presented on the above link.

Maryland Federation of NARFE 2019 Conference

We had a very successful Maryland Federation of NARFE 44th Biennial Conference, May 5-7, 2019 at the Dunes Manor Hotel, in Ocean City, Md. The 95 people who attended this informational and educational conference enjoyed great speakers, workshops, exhibitors, raffles, door prizes, accommodations, food and entertainment.

Among the many speakers were Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland; John Wobensmith, Maryland Secretary of State; Jeffrey David Cox Sr., AFGE National President; Barbara Sido, NARFE Executive Director; James Marshall on NARFE’s Federal Benefits Institute; and Senior Special Agent Cara Rose, of Homeland Security Investigations, on Human Trafficking.

NARFE/MD officers installed for 2019 to 2021 are: President Dr. Gary Roundtree Sr.; 1 st Vice President Dr. Sudha Haley; 2nd Vice President Edward Reed; Secretary Patricia Farmer; and Treasurer Dick Strombotne. They were elected by the One Member One Vote process.

The next NARFE/MD Biennial Conference will be in 2021. I hope you can join us then.

Maryland Federation of NARFE – Patricia Farmer, Secretary, NARFE/MD