Community Outreach

The Women in Defense Greater Frederick Chapter wants to provide its Chapter members with current information about volunteering in our community, particularly as it relates to supporting active duty military and their families. We try to highlight upcoming or ongoing events. To suggest a new activity, learn more, or to join the Community Outreach committee of WID, please contact Luanne Houck at

STEM Partnership with Frederick Visitation Academy

The Women in Defense Greater Frederick Chapter is actively involved in the local Frederick Visitation Academy’s new STEM program.  The Visitation Academy is an all-girls school that was founded in 1846 and provides an educational experience for girls from Pre-K through 8th grade.  We are helping to expand their STEM program by participating in fund raising activities, judging science fairs, exhibiting at Career Day, and assisting with educating the young girls about opportunities in STEM-related fields.  If you are interested in helping with this program, please contact

Support of the National Civil War Medicine Museum

The Women in Defense Greater Frederick Chapter has held several programs at the National Civil War Medicine Museum in Frederick, MD.  Additionally, there are two other museums managed by this organization – the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Antietam, MD and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in Washington, DC.  The museum is known for the annual Letterman Award dinner during which an individual and group are recognized for outstanding contributions to improving medical processes and patient outcomes.  Keep an eye out for future partnership events.