NARFE - Chapter 1747
Welcome to NARFE Chapter 1747

The Greater Bowie-Crofton Area Chapter 1747 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights and benefits of both active and retired Federal employees.  We also present monthly programs designed to enhance the lives of our members.

We meet on the third Thursday of every month (except July and August) at 10:00am in Room 4 at the Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716.  In May and October, we meet at the Kenhill Center.  In June and December, we hold social events at designated locations.   We also have our Executive Board meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00am in Room 125 at the Bowie Senior Center. 

Our meetings are open to the public.  We hope that you will attend our meetings and become a member. 


How Chapter 1747 Greater Bowie-Crofton Area Began

Fifty people assembled on November 13, 1980 at Bowie City Hall to form the Bowie-Crofton Chapter of NARFE. That meeting was organized by Ben Zitomer, a member of the College Park-Greenbelt Chapter who, along with others who lived in Bowie and Crofton, wanted to form their own chapter. Those 50 people signed on, and the quest for a charter for the new chapter proceeded.