NEWS AND EVENTS…

2021 State Legislative Program Pamphlet is on the Maryland State Legislative Committee page.


AGENDA NARFE/MD VIRTUAL Board Meeting is here.


2020 Federation Bylaws Results

The MD Federation members who voted in June overwhelmingly supported the proposed changes to the Bylaws.

A big thank you to Louise Cole and Lillie Watson of the Ballot and Teller Committee who counted all those votes!

See more of this story on page 8 of the 2020 Fall MD Federation Newsletter


Maryland Federation Executive Committee and Bylaws & Resolutions Committee met and developed the following recommendations on the 2020 NARFE Bylaws Change Proposals.


Congressional District 4 Virtual Town Hall via Zoom Event


REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 15 and 16, 2021

For more information check out Federation and Region II Training page.


MD Federation Directory has been updated.

Go to link under “The MD Federation” tab, Directory.


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 gold dotfrom 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


ELECTION RESULTS

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

The vote totals can be found on the Election Web Page

 

FEDERATION TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA

the agenda for the may conference is listed on the “conference news” tab or click on the previous link.


Election 2019

The voting has started for the 2019 Maryland NARFE elections which
will use the “One member – One Vote”
format. Please click this link to see the ballot options  – Election 2019
Updated: 2019-03-23

Official Conference Call – 44th Maryland Federation Biennial Conference

The 44th Biennial Conference of the Maryland Federation of NARFE will take place May 5-7, 2019 at the Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. For more information

TO:  Executive Committee Members, Region II VP, Federation Chairs
and Chapter Presidents
 
Maryland Federation President Dr. Gary Roundtree Sr. has approved
the release of the attached information from our Parliamentarian
John Stackpole.
 
Here is a brief summary of the attached information:
The Maryland Association of Parliamentarians will present an
Institute titled “Amending A Motion – Stacking Motions –
Mock Meeting.”  The event will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019
from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Chartwell Golf & Country Club.
Seating is limited. See Attached Flyer for cost, luncheon menu,
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: Maryland Federation Executive Committee; Region II VP; Committee Chairs; Chapter Presidents; and Secretaries
 
FROM: Newsletter Editor Pat Farmer
 
Attached is the final version of the Winter 2018-2019 Federation Newsletter.   Enjoy!
 
Please pay close attention to the following items in this Newsletter:
1.  Article on the Maryland Federation’s new 2019 One Member – One Vote (OMOV) Voting Process;
2. Timeline for the OMOV Voting Process;
3. Formal Call for Nominations for NARFE/MD Officers; and
4. Formal Call for Proposals for Amendments and Resolutions.
 
Chapter Presidents:  Please pass on the information in the above-mentioned four documents to your Chapter members.
 
Thanks,
Pat Farmer
Updated: 2018-12-22

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NARFE PROGRAM CHAIR POSITION

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.
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WELCOME

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. 

Gary Roundtree, Ph.D. President      

Maryland Federation                                                                                        Email: groundtreesr@hotmail.com 

Updated on 9/22/2020