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


Please note: while we are accepting orders, these cards will not be available for 2-3 weeks. Please submit payment now; we’ll send the cards out as soon as they are available.


Glory Days Grill Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

Glory Days

Date: March 1 to May 31
Time: regular restaurant hours (see below)
Location: Glory Days Grill, 1305 W. 7th Street in Frederick


Dine at Glory Days Grill in Frederick and 10 percent of your total bill (minus alcoholic beverages and taxes) will be donated to your R&W Club Frederick!


To participate, save your GUEST CHECK - the slip listing your order but without credit card or payment info - and send to Carolynne Keenan, Building 427, Room 11.


Glory Days Grill is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call Glory Days Grill at 301-696-1112 to place a carryout order or for more information on the restaurant.


For more information about the fundraiser, please contact Carolynne at or call 301-846-5207.


Children’s Easter Party

Easter Eggs

Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: ATRF Pavilion, 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick, Md
Cost: $5 per child (ages 12 and under), $2.50 per adult (ages 13 and up)
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 2


Bring your kids and celebrate Easter on Sat., April 12. All attendees can enjoy a light breakfast, and kids (ages 12 and under) can participate in games and events such as an egg hunt, a visit and photo with the Easter Bunny, balloon art, raffles, prizes and more. All sales are final.


To register, send a check made payable to the R&W Club Frederick along with the following information: your name, email address, phone number, names and ages of each child attending, and number of adults to: Roxanne Angell, P.O. Box B, Bldg. 430, Frederick, MD 21702

Questions? Email Roxanne at


Fudgie Wudgie


Date: Monday, April 14
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: ATRF, 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick


A portion of the proceeds from the popular confectioner benefits the R&W Club Frederick.




Pizza Hut Fundraisers

Pizza Hut

Date: Wednesdays, April 16, June 18, 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.


For more information including requests for additional Fundraiser Tickets, contact Carolynne Keenan at or 301-846-5207.


Free High Intensity Workouts

Date: Tues., April 15 (in Building 549 Lobby, NCI at Frederick); Tues., April 22 (at ATRF Gym, 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick)
Time: 5:30-6 p.m.
Cost: FREE


Join coworkers and friends on Tuesdays in April for free High Intensity Workouts, with Healthy4Lyfe Health and Fitness Consulting, a company of Beachbody. R&W Club Frederick will provide free water during the workout. Participants, remember to bring a towel. No registration is required, and the classes are open to everyone – no R&W Club Frederick membership required.


For more info about the classes, contact Roxanne Angell at, or call 301-846-5770. For more info about Healthy4Lyfe, visit their website at


Books are Fun


Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: ATRF, 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick


A portion of the proceeds from this popular book fair benefits the R&W Club Frederick. Stock up on spring reading, participate in a raffle, and more.



Take a Hike at the ATRF

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: ATRF, 8560 Progress Drive, Frederick
Cost: Free


The 1.43 mile walk will start in front of the ATRF building, and will loop around the ATRF campus. Take a Hike will be held rain or shine, and is co-sponsored by R&W Club Frederick and Occupational Health Services (OHS).


Questions? Contact Janine Bahsali, OHS Werner H. Kirsten Student Intern, at 301-846-1096 or email



“Music of the Night” at American Music Theatre

Music of the Night Poster

Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
Cost: $27 each
Deadline to Register: Friday, April 11


Join coworkers, family and friends for “Music of the Night – the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” at American Music Theatre (AMT). This popular AMT show includes songs from a variety of musicals such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Evita,” and more.


You must be an R&W member. To register, send a check made payable to the R&W Club Frederick, and the following information: name, building/room number or address if off base, phone number, number of reservations and total enclosed to: Rebecca Soto/1050 Boyles Street, Building 363, Frederick MD 21701

For more information, email Rebecca at For more information on AMT, visit their website at


Archaeological Dig

Date: Friday, May 23, through Monday, June 2
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
Location: Walkersville, Md site
Cost: $20 per member, per day, up to $60; children (under 18), $5 per child, per day, up to $15
Deadline: Friday, May 9


Last year over 20 Club Frederick members and their guests participated in a unique experience – an archaeological dig in Walkersville, Md, with Dr. Charlie Hall, Maryland State Terrestrial Archaeologist. The dig returns this May picking up where last year’s group left off.


Sign up for a half day, a full day, a handful of days or the full 11-day dig. Stay tuned, as a lunchtime information session – open to all - will be held in early May, before the dig takes place. Hall will speak about the site and the volunteer experience.


Learn more about the dig and what to expect at a Lunch ‘N’ Learn discussion on Fri., May 2, at 12:30 p.m., in Building 549 Café Room. Hall will discuss what to expect as a volunteer and answer questions about the experience. While this talk is open to all, registration is required.


For more information, and register for either the free Lunch ‘N’ Learn discussion and/or the dig, please contact Susie Culler at 301-846-1093 or email,


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


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.


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


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.


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