INFORMATION ON REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY – SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2020 IS POSTED HERE.
Notification of Cancellation of May 4-5 Mini-Conference
The NARFE/MD Executive Committee met by Conference Call on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to discuss the upcoming May Mini-Conference. The final
decision was to cancel the May 4-5 Mini-Conference because of the uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the fact that the virus is most serious and dangerous for people over 65+; and the CDC restrictions on meetings and its order to practice social distancing.
NARFE/MD will not reschedule the Mini-Conference.
Chapter Presidents: Please notify your members of this cancellation.
Also, those members who have already registered for the Mini-Conference will be reimbursed for their payment. If you have already reserved a hotel
room at the Bowie Comfort Inn, please remember to cancel it. There shouldn’t be any penalty this far out.
The next NARFE/MD Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, at the Bowie Comfort Inn, so mark your calendars.
The Executive Committee prays for your safety, health and well-being during this critical health crisis.
Watch and listen to testimony on HB 788 before the Maryland House Ways & Means Committee on February 21st.
Wait for the video to appear then click on the 6th gold dot from the left for the testimony. Press play (the triangle on the left). Lastly click on the upper video.
Call to Maryland Federation Board Meeting – Feb. 7, 2020
The official call letter to the February 7, 2020 Board Meeting is attached in both DOC and PDF formats.
Please read the call letter carefully and respond as requested to the Registration Committee by the due date of January 30, 2020. PLEASE NOTE in the call letter: Because of the distance involved, the Federation will reimburse Chapters 306 Hagerstown, 410 West-Mar, 1522 Susquehanna, and 2274 Ocean Area for one night at the hotel, so they can come the the day before, Feb. 6, 2020.
Registration Form for Federation Board Meeting – Feb. 7, 2020 DOC and PDF
2019 Bylaws Amendment Referendum Results
The 2019 NARFE Referendum results are in. All bylaws amendments have passed. See the details HERE
The Maryland NARFE election has been has been completed. The following were voted into office:
PRESIDENT – GARY ROUNDTREE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – SUDHA HALEY SECOND VICE PRESIDENT – EDWARD REED SECRETARY – PATRICIA FARMER TREASURER – RICHARD STROMBOTNE BOARD MEMBER AT-LARGE – JOHN D STACKPOLE
registration deadline, registration form, address for Chartwell
and other details.
FROM: Maryland Federation President Dr. Gary Roundtree Sr.
The following shutdown information was received from Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) Executive Director Joyce Warner by NARFE Executive Director Barbara Sido and passed down through the
NARFE National President Ken Thomas and Region II VP Kathy Adams.
FEEA gave out 412 NARFE/FEEA grants as of today: $100 x 412 = $41,200 + 25% recovery of admin costs = $10,300 – total: $51,500.
TO: Executive Committee Members, Federation Committee Chairs and Chapter Presidents
FROM: Maryland Federation of NARFE President Dr. Gary Roundtree, Sr.
President Dr. Gary Roundtree is pleased to announce his appointment of Edward Holland, President of Chapter 1972, Waldorf/La Plata, to the volunteer position of Program Chair at the Federation level. Program Chair is a new volunteer position created by the Executive Committee on October 1. The Program Chair is responsible for securing speakers/guest participants for all Federation meetings and events, to include the three Board meetings per year (February, May and October); the Mini-Conference; the Biennial Conference; Training Day; and any other ad hoc events, such as candidates’ forums.
Many thanks to Ed Holland for stepping up to take this important position.
A Message from our Federation President:
As President of the Maryland Federation, first I want to welcome you to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Maryland Federation. NARFE is the only organization that protects your earned benefits as an Active or Retired Federal Civilian Employee. The Maryland Federation is the statewide umbrella organization that directly provides resources, support and training to NARFE members who are residents of the state. The Maryland Federation website will keep you informed about the grassroots activities happening across the state that further the NARFE mission.
We will continue to maintain this website and trust that you will find the information to help you in your active career or in retirement. Keep in mind that all NARFE members are encouraged and welcome to participate in any National, Federation or Chapter activity that you may desire. Please review the Chapter tabs on this website to follow the activities of our Chapters. Other sections on this site will help members from Chapter Officers to active members to potential new members. We have a link to the NARFE National website to register new members.