More than 170 delegates from all areas of Maryland attended the 38th Biennial Convention of the Maryland Federation of Chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) in Ocean City, Md., May 21-23. The Maryland Federation has more than 23,000 members in 35 chapters.
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, (D-Md., addressed the delegates to open the convention. He spoke of the important role that federal employees play in providing good government.
Richard L. "Dick" Strombotne of Gaithersburg, Md. was reelected president of the Maryland Federation of Chapters at the convention on May 21.
Other officers elected were Ron Bowers, Towson, Md., first vice president; Charles Thomas, Columbia, Md., second vice president; Jeanette Green, Waldorf, Md., secretary; and Tom Tiehl, Gaithersburg, treasurer.