Private Organizations

To receive an Operating Permit as a private organization on Fort Meade, the organizations must submit required documents to-DFMWR NAF Support Services Division/Private Organization Coordinator, 2nd Floor, 4216 Roberts Ave., Fort Meade, MD, 20755-5070. For more information on how to become a registered private organization on Fort Meade, please visit the website: www.ftmeademwr.com

Association of the United States Army

Francis Scott Key Chapter

301-677-4864

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, nonprofit educational organization that has, since 1950, worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of the men and women who serve America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, civilians, retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of local and national events.

Battle of the Bulge Historical Foundation

John Bowen 301-384-6533

The Battle of the Bulge Historical Foundation helps to maintain and foster relationships between those associated with the battle, which took place Dec. 16 to 25, 1945. Group members meet twice a year and sponsor an annual commemoration dinner to honor the memory of the battle.

Cub Scouts, Four Rivers District (Fort Meade), Pack 377

Cub Scout Pack 377 meets weekly on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. For more information, email Committee Chair, Karen Techaira at pack377_cc@yahoo.com, or Cubmaster, Tim Michel at pack377_cm@yahoo.com.

Ducks Unlimited (Fort Meade Chapter)

Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization. Its members are conservationists and lovers of the outdoors who live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton.

Enlisted Spouses Club

The Enlisted Spouses’ Club of Fort Meade has a proud history of supporting worthwhile services and community welfare projects with an emphasis on our military community for more than 60 years. Spouses of active-duty, deceased and retired enlisted personnel E1-E9 from all branches of service including Reserve and National Guard are invited to join.

We support the Fort Meade community through a variety of activities, providing grants to post schools, the library and other organizations. We also host an annual post-wide clean up and The Children’s Holiday Party.

For members, we also provide socials, special interest groups, a weekend getaway and a club in-reach program designed to give spouses the extra help they need when the service member is away. We are also responsible for operating the Post Thrift Shop and the proceeds are given back to the military community through scholarships for enlisted spouses, children of active duty and retired service members who reside in the area as well as a scholarship for members in pursuit of education. Join us the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Heritage Park Community Center on Faith Drive, near the Burger King (4242 Doyle Ct. Fort Meade, MD 20755. Location and time subject to change, please visit our website for updated information or email: membership@ftmeadeesc.org for more details.

E-9 Association

The Fort Meade E-9 Association is a private organization established to promote camaraderie, high morale and esprit-decorps among active, retired, reserve and National Guard E-9s and E-8s promotable from all U.S. military services located within the surrounding Fort Meade area.

Association activities include social gatherings, regular meetings, presentations of appropriate mementos to departing members, introduction of new arrivals and the extension of condolence for the death of an active member or member’s immediate family.

The group meets the second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. at the Lanes.

Meade Area Garden Club

P.O. Box 156

Fort Meade, MD. 20755

Sharon Durney, President 410-761-5019

Membership in The Post Garden Club, also known as The Meade Area Garden Club, is open to active duty, retired, civilian personnel and families in the Fort Meade community, regardless of service affiliation. The club provides informative programs about gardening, plants, flower arranging, and landscaping, as well as opportunities to meet new people in the community. It also assists with post beautification projects, such as providing judges for the annual Yard-of-the-Year competition. The group also sponsors trips to events of interest to gardeners, such as the Philadelphia Flower Show. Members pay annual dues, which include a monthly newsletter, monthly meetings with refreshments and programs and discounts on trips.

The club meets the third Friday of each month, from September to November and January to April, at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Center, Jessup MD, at Maryland Route 175 and Wigley Avenue.

German Wives’ Club

Isolda Fletcher 410-305-4793

The German Wives’ Club is open to ladies interested in talking and socializing in the German language. The club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Midway Commons Neighborhood Community Center .

Girl Scouts

Fort Meade Girl Scout Community #41 has been in existence since the 1920s to develop girls of courage, confidence and character. The organization implements its mission through programs, activities and camp opportunities; many in partnerships with local organizations and businesses that allow girls to discover who they are; connect with individuals and organizations that have interests, talents and skills that encourage girls to achieve their goals and make their communities a better place.

If you are interested in joining the Girl Scouts contact: GSCM in Baltimore, 4806 Seton Dr, Baltimore, MD or call 410-358-9711

Military Officers Association of America

(Fort Meade Chapter)

Brig. Gen. (retired) Andrew Veronis 443-817-2557

The Military Officers Association of America is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. MOAA has more than 370,000 members nationally and has been in existence for more than 75 years. MOAA has been at the forefront of military benefits improvements such as pay increases, health care improvements and retirement enhancements. It is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan organization with chapters throughout the world. The association plays a role in military personnel matters and proposes legislation affecting the career force, retiree community and veterans of the uniformed services.

The Fort Meade MOAA Chapter has 140 active duty, former officers and retirees who are members, many of whom are working in either their second or third careers after military service. The chapter meets at least quarterly and hosts a variety of guest speakers and programs. Support from current and potential members is critical to retention and the improvement of current and future benefits and for enhancing quality of life programs.

Military Order of the World Wars

(General George G. Meade Chapter)

Robert Hartman III 410-245-1127

MOWW is a patriotic nonpartisan organization established in 1919 to promote the welfare of the nation. It provides books and materials for students to learn about the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. flag. Future leaders get an education that helps to keep our national heritage and free enterprise system alive.

Chapters are the backbone of the Order and hold regular meetings to engage in a dialogue about issues of national importance and plan for the Order’s outreach programs to include the Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, ROTC/JROTC programs, Massing of the Colors, support of memorial services and patriotic education programs for youth.

National Sojourners

Mike Hadley 410-340-9033

The National Sojourners is a Masonic organization composed of past and present commissioned officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers, who are master Masons.

Officers’ Spouses’ Club

301-576-8680

The Fort Meade Officers’ Spouses’ Club has a rich history at Fort Meade. It was started in 1925 as the Officers’ Wives’ Club. With the changing of the times, the name changed to Officers’ Spouses’ Club in 2011.

The mission of the Fort Meade Officers’ Spouses’ Club is to provide a feeling of friendship among its members and preserve the ideals and traditions of the community through social and charitable activities. We work to unify the interests and activities of our members for the betterment of Fort Meade and the surrounding community. Active membership in the OSC is open to spouses of active duty, retired and reserve officers, and warrant officers of all branches of the armed services. Associate membership is open to spouses of Department of Defense civilians, GS-9 and above. The club meets the third Thursday of each month for membership luncheons. Special activity groups, such as Bunco, the breakfast club, the book club, and mom and tots meet throughout the month.

Each year we hold at least three fundraisers with the money going toward local community welfare projects, such as local food panties, grants to schools, and shelters, to name a few. We also offer scholarships annually for high school seniors, current college students, and spouses who want to go to college or continue their secondary education.

The Retired Enlisted Association (Chapter 24)

Charles Green 443-610-4252

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) was formed in 1963 at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by two retired Air Force Master Sergeants (E7s). TREA was chartered by Congress I 1992 as a Veterans Service Organization. There are presently 55 chapters in 29 states. TREA Chesapeake Chapter 24 was established at Fort Meade in 1983.

The mission of TREA is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors – including active duty, veterans, Reserves, National Guard, and all retirees; to stop the erosion of earned benefits through our legislative efforts, to maintain our spirit de corps, dedication and patriotism, and to continue our devotion and allegiance to God and Country. Information about our chapter can be obtained by calling (703) 868-3721 or (443) 610-4252. Our mailing address is TREA Chapter 24, P.O. Box 121, and Fort George G. Meade 20755. Email address is Cgreen151@verizon.net.

Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club

Lianne Roberts 301-464-5498

The ROWC is an independent, nonprofit, private club. Its purpose is to support the military and civilian community of Fort Meade, to promote an exchange of ideas and to provide social and cultural activities for members.

Membership is extended to spouses, widows and widowers, and to retired officers of all branches of the military services. Associate membership may be extended to adult caregivers and relatives of the household. Associate membership is also extended to DoD employees who retired at the grade of GS-9 and above (and their spouses) and to veterans (and their spouses) who served as officers in the military but separated from the service before retirement.

Activities include monthly luncheons, which are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September through May at Club Meade; a group, called “The Summer Lunch Bunch,” that meets monthly from June through August; day trips to the theater, museums and other local places of interest; and participation in special observances on post and in the local community. Other activities are scheduled throughout the year, such as the Veterans Appreciation Day luncheon in November. Members of the ROWC also support Fort Meade in its morale and welfare projects and provide volunteer services to Kimbrough Army Community Hospital, the chapels on Fort Meade and other organizations and projects as needed.

Retiree Council

Anna Taylor 301-677-9603

Fort Meade Retiree Council is made up of military retirees, widows and widowers. The council’s objective is to voice the concerns of retirees to the installation commander, help institute programs that will create a strong communication link between the active Army and the retired community and provide input about decisions, policies and laws that affect the retired community.

Fort Meade Rod & Gun Club

Membership in the Meade Rod and Gun Club (MRGC) is open to active duty military, military retirees, veterans, civilians, and dependents. The club conducts a variety of hunting, fishing, and shooting activities regularly throughout the year. Annual fishing rodeos, bay fishing trips, M1 Garand qualification shoots, hunter safety classes, a crab feast and a game feast are some of the club’s highlight events. We have a proud history of teaching competitive marksmanship and shooting. Our club is affiliated with both the National Rifle Association and the Civilian Marksmanship Program and is a member club of the Associated Gun Clubs (AGC) of Baltimore. We are one of only four gun clubs allowed to use the shooting ranges on the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Club members are also eligible to purchase a range badge from the AGC and use the Marriottsville Firearms Range Complex in Baltimore County. We currently meet at 1900 the first Thursday of every month at Perry’s Restaurant on Route 175 in Odenton.

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association (MD/DC Chapter)

John Bowen 301-384-6533

This group is made up of veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place Dec. 16 to 25, 1945. The group meets on the second Sunday of the even months at Club Meade.