Category Archives: MD Federation Calendar-Events

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.


NARFE/MD: Join Us in Ocean City for the 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:      Chapter Presidents, Membership Chairs, Legislative Chairs, Social Media Coordinators, FLC and SLC Members

CC:      Federation Executive Committee, Federation Committee Chairs, Region II RVP, Configuration Advisory Board Representative and Region II Federation Presidents

FROM: Dan McGrath, President – 410-641-5570 –


DEADLINE: Pre-register with Marty Strombotne, Registrar, by Friday, Oct. 24

 Registration Form – Registration form for October 30, 2014 Training


8:30 a.m.

  • Registration                 Marty Strombotne, Registrar
  • Coffee, Danish

9:30 a.m.

  • Call to Order               Dan McGrath. President
  • Invocation                   Larry Lange, Chaplain
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Announcements         Dan McGrath
  • Update on NARFE Legislative Program – National Office Staff Invited, Legislative Director Gary Roundtree has lead
  • Update on NARFE Membership Program – National Office Staff Invited, Membership Director Jo Anne Groves has lead

11:45 a.m.       Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Start Afternoon Sessions-To be run in 3 Tracks

  • Track-1: Legislative Workshop and FLC Meeting – Gary Roundtree and Sudha Haley, FLC Chair, have lead. All attendees are invited to attend this session, not just the MD Federation’s FLC members.
  • Track-2: Membership Workshop Recruitment and Retention – Jo Anne Groves and Dick Strombotne, Member Retention Chair, have lead.
  • Track-3: OAM Q & A Session and Update on National Office’s Web Hosting Software for Chapter Websites – Pat Dempsey, Region II Representative on the National Configuration Advisory Board and Member of the MD Federation’s ECC Committee has the lead. Attendance at this session will be by appointment scheduled in the morning at the ECC table on the side of the meeting room. Attendees scheduled for this track should also plan to attend Track 1 or 2 leaving that session for the appointment time of their Track 3 attendance and then returning to the Track 1 or 2 meeting for the rest of the afternoon.

3:25 p.m.         Closing


For this event, the cost of registration, including lunch, will be borne by the Federation for all attendees from the Maryland Federation. Attendees from outside Maryland will have to pay the $20 registration/lunch fee. One driver from each Maryland chapter will be reimbursed for mileage at 45 cents per mile. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Pre-registration is required. Please inform Marty Strombotne promptly of your plans to attend this training. The Registration form is attached. Be sure to tell Marty whom you are riding with. In addition please give Marty your best guess as to how many will be attending each breakout track in the afternoon. If an individual is planning to schedule a Track 3 appointment that individual should be listed for both Track 3 and Track 1 or 2. This will help us size the groups to the available meeting rooms. Deadline for registering is Friday, October 24.

Chapters will be billed for payment of No Shows

Because of the distance involved, 125 miles or more, the Federation will reimburse Chapters 410 West-Mar and 2274 Ocean Area for one or more rooms (up to 4) for October 29 at the hotel as necessary. These chapters should make their own reservations with the Comfort Inn. All attendee names are needed on the registration form so that accurate lunch arrangements can be made and a proper number of training materials prepared. The Federation will pay mileage at 45 cents per mile. Again, carpooling is strongly recommended.

Maryland Federation of NARFE Chapters Federation Board Meeting – October 7, 2014

TO: Federation Officers and Chairmen

Federation Board Members [Chapter Presidents]

FROM: Dan McGrath, President, 410-641-5570,

SUBJECT: Federation Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Federation Board has been scheduled as follows:

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, 7 October 2014 / 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Place: Comfort Inn, Bowie

Please click on this link to see a PDF version of the announcement, registration form and travel information: Call to Maryland Federation Board Meeting – October 7, 2014

The form/reservation included at the end of the link above must be received by postal mail no later than 26 September 2014.

Send your completed forms to:

Marty Strombotne, 310 High Gables Drive, #205, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone 240-632-9881 or email at

Maryland Federation of NARFE Chapters Mini Convention

When: May 5-6

Where: Bowie Comfort Inn

Registration:  8:30 am

Meeting:    9:30 am to 3:30 pm