The program offers many discounts on services available in the Frederick, Bethesda, Baltimore, and DC areas as well as nationally. It also offers discount tickets to local attractions and discounted cruises, all-inclusive trips and much more. To see what the NIH R&W is about, please visit the website at

Club Frederick is dedicated to supporting staff here at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and NCI at Frederick, as well as the whole Fort Detrick community. Government employees, contractors, retirees, etc. for all organizations based here on Fort Detrick are all welcome to join for the annual membership fee of only $9.00. Student interns can join the R&W Club Frederick for free.

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What's New

Rita’s Italian Ice Fundraiser Cards

Rita's Logo

Dates: 2014 Season (now through Oct. 31)
Location: Rita’s Italian Ice, 538 W. South Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Cost: $3 per card

Want to score 10 percent off all purchases at Rita’s Italian Ice in 2014? Purchase a Rita’s Fundraiser Card for just $3, and save 10 percent on every Rita’s purchase this season, from now through Oct. 31, 2014! Proceeds from the sale of fundraiser cards will benefit the R&W Club Frederick, but you do not need to be member in order to purchase the card. This special discount card is accepted at all Rita’s locations too, so bring your card on vacations and trips this summer. Plus there’s no limit to the amount of times you use the card!


To purchase the card(s), send a check for $3 per card made payable to the R&W Club Frederick to: Carolynne Keenan, 1050 Boyles Street, Building 427, Room 11, Frederick, MD 21701. For more information about the cards and/or to purchase one (or more!), contact Carolynne at or call 301-846-5207. For more info about Rita’s, including a list of flavors and products plus nutritional information, visit their website at


NYC for the Day & Rockettes Show

Dates: Fri., Dec. 12
Time: 7 a.m. bus departs Mt. View Middle School, 12101 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD; 11 p.m. bus returns
Location: New York City
Cost: $60 for bus transportation to NYC; $130 for bus trip and Rockettes Show
Deadline to register: Tues., Sept. 30


Spend the day in NYC! Shop and sight-see on your own for $60, or take in the Rockettes Show for an additional $70 ($130 total).


Payment is due with registration. To sign up, send a check made payable to R&W Club Frederick, to Susie Culler, PO Box B, Sultan Street, Frederick, MD 21702. For more info, contact Susie at, or call 301-846-1093.


Cruise & Tour Alaska

Dates: Mon., June 1-Fri., June 12, 2015
Cost for cruise: $2,860 per person for R&W members; $2,960 per person for non-members
Additional Costs for round-trip air, cruise land excursions, some land meals and gratuities: estimated at $1,120 per person


Price is based on double-occupancy; single and triple rates are available upon request. An 18 percent deposit is due at the time of registration. For more info and to register, contact Amy Imming at 301-606-8110 or email


Pizza Hut Fundraisers

Pizza Hut

Date: Wednesdays, Aug. 20, Oct. 15, Dec. 17
Time: regular restaurant hours
Location: Pizza Hut, 1830 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick


To participate, bring a Fundraiser Ticket with you as you dine-in or carryout on the above dates. Or make sure to give a ticket to your delivery driver in order for your bill to be included. R&W Club Frederick will receive 20 percent of the proceeds over $500, or 10 percent of the proceeds under $500.


The club will donate the proceeds of our Pizza Hut Fundraisers to Friends of the Clinical Center (FOCC) which provides financial assistance and support to patients at the NIH Clinical Center.


For more information including requests for additional Fundraiser Tickets, contact Carolynne Keenan at or 301-846-5207. For more info about the FOCC, visit their website:


2nd Annual Golf Tournament for Children’s Inn

Date: Mon., Sept. 8
Time: shotgun start at 9 a.m.; golfers arrive by 8 a.m.
Location: Maryland National Golf Club, 8836 Hollow Rd, Middletown, MD 21769
Cost: $85


Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual R&W Club Frederick Golf Tournament, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Inn at NIH!


Stay tuned to the website and News & Notes for more details.


For more info on The Children’s Inn at NIH visit the website at


“Once: The Musical” Tickets

Date: Sun., Sept. 14
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hippodrome, 12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Cost:$56 each for R&W members; $66 each for non-members
Deadline: Thurs., July 3


Send a check made payable to the R&W Club Frederick to:
Kathleen Igo, Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research, Bldg 363, Room 2, Frederick MD 21702


Include your name, building/room number, phone number, email address, the number of tickets and the total amount enclosed. Payments are non-refundable.


Questions? Contact Kathleen at 301-228-4570, or


For more info on the theater, visit Want to know more about the show? Visit the website


Wisp Resort Trip

Date: Fri., Oct. 17-Sun., Oct. 19 (FCPS is closed Fri., Oct. 17)
Location: Wisp Resort, 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, Md
Cost: $250 per room for R&W members; $260 per room for non-members
Deadlines: Deposit of $50 per room (members), $60 per room (non-members) due Tues., July 15. Full balance is due Fri., Aug. 29.


Spend a weekend at Wisp Resort – home of more than just skiing. Enjoy golf, Segway tours, geocaching, mountain biking, climbing, rappelling, laser games, a spa, shopping and much more. To register, send a check for $50 per room (for members), or $60 per room (non-members) to:
Roxanne Angell, P.O. Box B, 430 Miller Drive, Frederick, MD 21702


Please include your name; work email address and phone number; cell phone number, to be used during the trip; 2014 R&W membership status; and number of rooms.


For more info about the weekend, contact Roxanne Angell at or call 301-846-5770. For more info about the Wisp Resort, visit their website at


Disney on Ice Presents “Frozen”

Date: Sat., Nov. 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore Street, in Baltimore, MD
Cost:$28 each (save $5 off the ticket price)
Deadline: Fri., Aug. 1


R&W membership is required in order to purchase the tickets. Send a check made payable to R&W Club Frederick to: Rebecca Soto, Building 363.


Include your name, building/room number, phone number, number of reservations and the total enclosed.


For more info, contact Becky at or call 301-846-5268.


Turks & Caicos Dream Vacation

Date: Thurs., Nov. 13-Mon., Nov. 17
Time: regular restaurant hours
Location: Club Med Turquoise, in the Turks & Caicos
Cost & Deadlines: Book by Thurs., June 12 for $1,225 per person (double occupancy), or $1,475 per person (single) – if R&W Club Frederick member. (Savings is for Early Bird Booking and 2014 R&W Membership discount.)


Cost after June 12 is $1,525 per person (double), or $1,775 per person (single) Payment deadlines: $500 is due by Sat., July 12; full balance by Mon., Sept. 1


As cool weather approaches in November, enjoy five days and four nights at the beach instead. This trip is all-inclusive: 5 hour round-trip air, five days and four nights in the Turks & Caicos, all meals, beverages, adults-only accommodations, ground transportation, spa, golf, gym, water and land activities, as well as all taxes.


Teresa Covell, PO Box B, Bldg 560, Frederick, MD 21702 or
Amy Imming, 8203 Palmer Rd., Middletown, MD 21769


Include your name, phone number, email, number of rooms, number of people per room (up to two), and the number of travelers with your check.


For more info, contact Amy at 301-606-8110 or


California Getaway for New Year’s Eve

Enjoy New Year’s Eve in California with family, friends, the R&W Club Frederick and Collette Vacations! Spend five days/four nights at the Westin, with breakfast and dinner daily, plus a Gala Dinner Dancer to ring in the New Year and the Tournament of Roses on New Year’s Day.


Sign up now to save $100 per person. The double occupancy rate is $2,079. This price includes transportation to the airport and round-trip air from BWI. In addition to the California Getaway, travelers may be able to add a four-day/three-night extension to Las Vegas, for $499 per person per double occupancy. (This offer is based on availability.)


Check out the trip’s website at


For more information and/or to register, contact Amy Imming at 301-606-8110 or email


Great Wolf Lodge

Date:Fri., Jan. 16-Mon., Jan. 19, 2015
Location: 549 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Cost:$$600 for R&W members; $625 for non-members
Deadline: Tues., Sept. 30; no refunds after Fri., Nov. 14


Enjoy three nights of lodging in a Family Suite, and four days of water park admission for up to six people. Group discounts with minimums will be available for some of the add-on activities such as the spa and the MagiQuest®, and will be sent to registered participants after the $100 per room deposit is made.


To register, send a check made payable to R&W Club Frederick to Roxanne Angell, P.O. Box B, 430 Miller Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.


For more info, contact Roxanne at or call 301-846-5770.


Handmade Pillowcases for a Cause

If you like to sew and/or are looking for a simple sewing project to learn, try making a pillowcase for a good cause: ConKerr Cancer. R&W Club Frederick is now a collection point for handmade pillowcases donated to ConKerr Cancer, an organization that helps children fighting cancer. The pillowcases are given to the children to help them feel comfortable and special during their hospital stays.


For more information, contact Melissa Porter or call 301-846-6878.


Movie tickets for sale

Get a great deal on fun for the whole family or special date night! The R&W Club Frederick is selling discounted tickets to Regal Theatres exclusive to members. Tickets are on sale now for only $8 each.


You must be an R&W Club Frederick member in order to take advantage of these great deals. It's a great time to join as the membership is only $9 for the rest of the year! The membership application is attached to this issue of News & Notes, and more information on joining is below.


Send a check made payable to R&W Club Frederick for the total amount of your items to Susie Culler, Building 549, Room 46, P.O. Box B, Frederick, MD 21702. For ATRF orders, please send check to Barbara Kending, ATRF/BDP, 8560 Progress Drive, E2832 Frederick, MD 21701. Remember to include your name, address, email address, and phone number, as well as how many of each item you’d like to buy.


R&W Club Frederick T-shirts & caps for sale

T-shirt and Hat

Show your support for your R&W Club Frederick by purchasing a T-shirt or baseball cap (or both!) with the winning design chosen by members! Buy one item for $13 each or two items for $25. You can mix and match items, so if you purchase one baseball cap and one T-shirt you can still take advantage of the savings and help support your R&W Club Frederick.


Send a check made payable to R&W Club Frederick for the total amount of your items to Susie Culler, Building 549, Room 46, P.O. Box B, Frederick, MD 21702. For ATRF orders, please send check to Barbara Kending, ATRF/BDP, 8560 Progress Drive, E2832 Frederick, MD 21701. Remember to include your name, address, email address, and phone number, as well as how many of each item you’d like to buy.


Reclaimed Living Solutions

R&W Club Frederick members receive a 15% discount on services from Reclaimed Living Solutions - reclaim your living space! Karen Gyrsting is not an interior designer; she uses artistic techniques and her background in therapeutic training and clinical psychology to redesign living spaces for function and form. Her initial consultation is always free; members will be charged $50 an hour for the written design concept and $75 an hour to bring her design concept into your home. For more info, call 301-524-0352 or email


Amy’s Adventures, LLC

Amy’s Adventures, LLC, offers R&W Club Frederick members a $100 discount on any group trip that her newly formed travel business arranges. Enjoy small, well-organized, fun and active-guided group trips without thinking about any of the details.


For more information or to request a special trip, call Amy at 301-606-8110 or email:


YMCA of Frederick County

R&W Club Frederick members can receive 75 percent off the joining fee at the YMCA of Frederick County. Pay $25 (plus monthly rates) to join at the downtown Frederick location, 1000 N. Market Street in Frederick. Or join the Green Valley location, 11791 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia, MD 21770, for $12.25 (plus monthly rates). Members must present their R&W membership car to receive the discount.


For more info including a monthly rate schedule, visit the YMCA of Frederick County website:


The Wellness Loft Discount

R&W Club Frederick members can now receive discounted services at The Wellness Loft: $65 for a 75-minute massage or Reiki session, which is $20 off the regular price. Members can take advantage of this offer more than once. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit the website at


Collette Vacations – Travel Discounts

R&W Club Frederick Members can receive $50 off any trip offered by Collette Vacations Enjoy fully escorted trips to hundreds of locations around the world at already discounted prices. Call Collette Vacations at 1-800-437-0235 and mention R&W Club Frederick’s group ID #65607-561 and promotion code U001-AX1-918 to redeem the $50 credit and to book your travel.

New Discount for dental treatments

Members can earn 10% off any comprehensive treatment at Stanley J. Robinson, DDS, MS, PA. This dentist is located at 2090 Old Farm Drive, Suite F, near the campus. For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website at

Washington Sports Center

Washington Sports Center Logo

R&W Club Frederick members are eligible to receive a 20% discount at Washington Sports Center in Bethesda, plus several other goodies – just for being a member of the R&W Club Frederick! Membership fees are $63.95 per month with the discount. Members also get $120 or more discount on initiation fee, access to all 18 Washington Sports Center Clubs, a free Personal Fitness Workout with a trainer, and a free Small Group Training Class – including Pilates Reformer.


Memberships are 12-month commitments and a onetime $49 processing fee still applies to all memberships. Memberships can be put on hold (frozen) or cancellable with a five-mile proof of move or a doctor’s note.


For more information, contact Cobbie Prather at Washington Sports Center – 301-654-1990 or email


Find Your Bliss at Ananda Shala Yoga and Pilates

At Anada Shala, the philosophy is to “Come as You Are, Start Where You Are.” Let the expert staff of this full spectrum mind-body center guide you to the most appropriate class suited for you as an individual. As an R&W member receive special pricing of $10 a session, a $6 regular class savings. Just show the R&W membership card to receive this special pricing. Ananda Shala is conveniently located in Downtown Frederick at 34 South Market Street and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants


"Ananda," is a Sanskrit term meaning a state of bliss, supreme joy, complete happiness, blissful. "Shala" means a special place of learning, gathering. Together, Ananda Shala is a place of bliss.


Spirited Painting

Looking for a new way to get together with family and friends; or even a new way to throw a party? Well, check out Spirited Painting! They bring the party to you. All you have to do is provide the people. There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 50 participants per party.


All R&W Frederick members will receive a 10% discount. Please go check out their website, to view their gallery of original artwork available for you to choose from. Can’t draw/paint, no problem. With the help of Spirited Painting artists, you too can create a Masterpiece!


Catoctin Zoo


The Catoctic Zoo is offering $2.00 off admission price to all R&W members.


Price before discount:

  • Adults (13 and up) $16.95
  • Senior(60+) / Military $15.50
  • Children (3-12) $11.50
  • Children under 3 - free


For location and hours of operation visit the Catoctin Zoo website.


Ordering Tickets from Bethesda

The following are steps for ordering and receiving tickets from Bethesda:

  • Member calls R&W Bethesda to order tickets – 301-496-4600
    • The Frederick Courier will pick up tickets daily from the Bethesda R&W Office and deliver to Roberta Harner in Building 426/Security Office. You will be contacted when tickets are available for pickup in Bldg. 426 Room 104. Please pick up tickets at your convenience.

Please plan ahead. The courier arrives in Bethesda at about 12:30pm and returns to Frederick around 4pm, however, there is not a guaranteed same day delivery to member before close of business.


Members Meeting Presentation

2nd Annual Members Meeting was held on January 23, 2014.
View presentation.




Club Frederick is here for you and will be placing representatives in other NIH R&W Clubs to bring you information and the best discounts available in such areas as the Sailing Club, the Ski Club, the Biking Club etc.


Membership Form [PDF]


Club Frederick membership gives you access to the NIH R&W in addition to discounts for local events and businesses. We hope to generate additional local discounts as Club Frederick matures. So, if you live or work in Frederick, NIH R&W Club Frederick is for you.


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Club Frederick officers for the next two years are:

  • Chair – Roxanne Angell
  • Vice-Chair – Melissa Porter
  • Secretary – Tanya Ransom
  • Treasurer – Carrie Belasco
  • FNLCR and Fort Detrick Liaison – Howard Young

Advisory Board Members are:

  • Carolyn Cable |
  • Susie Culler |
  • Roberta Harner |
  • Julie Hartman |
  • Mel Lambert |
  • Melissa Porter |
  • Christine Pacula-Cox |
  • Ricki Putman |
  • Kandy Rahochik |
  • Margaret Slaughter |
  • Rebecca Soto |
  • Gaye Lynn Wilson |
  • Jason Yovandich



Contact Us

Club Frederick office location: Building 426 Room 138

Phone: 301-846-7066