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.

Become a member today!

What's New

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

Starting on Wednesday, January 21, the Pizza Hut at 1830 Rosemont Avenue in Frederick will host monthly fundraisers for the R&W Club Frederick. Every third Wednesday, dine at this location and a portion of the total sales can be donated to your R&W Club Frederick.


In order to participate, orders must include a Fundraiser Ticket. Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of sales over $500, or 10 percent of sales less than $500. Fundraiser Tickets will be emailed closer to each fundraiser date, or you can obtain them in advance by emailing Carolynne Keenan at


Dine-in and carryout orders are both included, as well as lunch and dinner. While only one ticket can be used per order, there is no limit to the number of tickets that can be used each day. Orders including coupons or other promotional items may not be included in the fundraiser.


Mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of each month in 2015.


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 tickets to Roberta Harner, Building 426, Room 104, P.O. Box B, Frederick, MD 21702. Remember to include your name, address, email address, and phone number. For more info and to purchase, contact Roberta Harner at 301-846-6372, or stop by her office in Building 426, Room 104, anytime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.


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

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.


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