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WID Chesapeake Bay Chapter 

 Chesapeake Bay Chapter 

About the Chapter

News & Events
Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Winner!

2015 $1,000 STEM Scholarship Winner from the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Women In Defense
L-R: Chris Chase, Chapter President, and Katie Pappas, Scholarship Winner Chesapeake Bay Chapter WID participated in the St. Mary's County (MD) Common Scholarship Application Business, Education, and Community Alliance (BECA), Inc.
Presented at the Dr. James A.  Forrest Career and Technology  Center, Leonardtown, MD May 14, 2015
For more information about BECA, visit:

About the Chapter

The Chesapeake Bay Chapter, in the Southern Maryland area, was founded August 29, 2002. It was the third WID chapter in the current chapter form. The chapter centers around the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Lexington Park, Md. Leadership.

WID Chesapeake Bay

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News & Events

Chapter Newsletters:
March 2015
February 2014
December 2013

Please watch for announcements about upcoming events. If you are interested in volunteering, contact
Christine Chase, CBC WID President,




May 7, 2016 TBD 5k Run / Walk

Details and registration information forthcoming!

Dec 12, 2015

Cheltenham Veteran’s Cemetery
11301 Crain Hwy
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Wreaths Across America Wreath Laying Ceremony

Arrival Time: 11:30 am

Ceremony: 12:00 noon

Nov 9-30, 2015

OnLine Fundraiser

Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

All funds raised supports or 2016 STEM Scholarship Fund!

To sponsor a wreath visit:

Our chapter will receive $5 per wreath ordered through our link.
All wreaths must be purchased by November 30th.

Booster Campaign: For every shirt or sweatshirt purchased, a Wreath gets placed at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery AND our chapter receives $5 back. Campaign ends on November 23rd.

Nov 5, 2015

Dean Cabinetry
22630 Three Notch Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653


Vendor Night

Please stop by for a one-stop holiday shopping opportunity. A percentage of sales from each vendor will benefit our local STEM scholarship fund. To date, we have given out over $14K to over 20 deserving young women!

Vendors include: California Total Body Massage, LLC, Damsel in Defense, Free Thinkers Brewing Co., Jamberry Nails, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, and Tupperware

For Questions Contact:


Oct 22, 2015

Elements Eatery & Mixology
(formerly the Tides)
46580 Expedition Dr.
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Annual Meeting / Networking Event

Introduce new WID Chapter Board!

Aug 24, 2015

Wine & Design

41610 Fenwick Street

Leonardtown, MD 20650

Wine & Design Networking Event

Fundraiser for 2016 STEM Scholarships

  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cost:  $45.


June 4, 2015

Dean Cabinetry
22630 Three Notch Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653


Spring Vendor Night

Proceeds benefit 2016 Scholarship Fund!

Vendors include: Chloe & Isabel, Jamberry,  Jeunesse, Keep Collective, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Style Dots, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware

May 14, 2015

Leonardtown High School

Scholarship Presentation
along with St. Mary's County BECA awardees

Recipient: Katie Pappas (St. Mary’s Ryken) $1,000
St. Mary’s Ryken class of 2015



Women’s History Month Event -  March 27th, 2014





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Chris Chase 

Vice President

Rachel Potts



Jeannie Spinicchia



Tracy Medford



Events Coordinator

Rachel Potts

PR/Graphics/Social Media


Historian/Social Media Co-Chair



Melinda Brown   


Cam Donohue   




Kelly Weiner 


Fundraiser Chair


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If you have any questions, please email us at:

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