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Member Benefits
Becoming a Member
Donate to WWO
Scholarships
Join the Novice Program
Board Meetings/Membership Events
Call for Officers
Board of Directors

Member Benefits
Washington Women Outdoors is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that offers a complete outdoor skill training program for women. You can help support it by becoming a member. Membership benefits include discounts from non-member fees, free local events, and use of WWO equipment. And, most importantly, you'll ensure the continuation of one of the oldest all-volunteer women's outdoor organization in the U.S.

Benefits for members include reduced trip fees and access to a PDF copy of our quarterly calendar and our online forum. New members receive a coupon good for one free WWO hike or bike ride.

As a member, you can participate in our multiple trip reward program. After every four hiking or biking trips, you receive a fifth hiking or biking trip for free.

Adventures in Good Company logoWashington Women Outdoors members can receive a 10% discount on their first domestic trip with Adventures in Good Company. Adventures in Good Company has offered trips for adventurous women who want an active vacation and love being outdoors for over 10 years. Please visit their website for more information about their trips. To receive the discount, indicate that you are a WWO member and provide your WWO member number while registering.


Life Energy Fitness logoWashington Women Outdoors members can receive $5 off any service from Life Energy Fitness in Rockville, MD. Life Energy Fitness offers personal training and fitness classes with a goal of taking you from where you are and making you better no matter what the goal. Please visit their website for more information about their services. To receive the discount, indicate that you are a WWO member when registering.

WomanTours logoWashington Women Outdoors members can receive a 10% discount on their first domestic week-long trip with WomanTours. WomanTours conducts fully-supported, inn-to-inn road bike tours for women only. Please visit their website for more information about their trips. To receive the discount, indicate that you are a WWO member and provide your WWO member number while registering.

All American Bicycle Center logoWWO members can receive discounts on bikes and accessories from All American Bicycle Center in Damascus, MD. Show proof of membership to receive 5% off bikes and 10% off accessories. For more information about All American Bicycle Center, please visit their website.

Becoming a Member
Your membership fees help cover the costs of running the office, advertising, and supporting our members, as well as scholarships. Contributions made above the Basic Annual Membership level or Premium Annual Membership level are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. To become a Member, join via PayPal below, complete the membership form, or complete the membership section on the registration form. If joining via PayPal, please also complete our membership form so that we have your contact information.

Basic Annual Membership: $30  
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includes all half- and full-day hike and bike rides free for one year
$50  
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2-Year Membership:
$10 savings
$50  
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$50  
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Benefactor: $250  
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Donate to WWO
Your donation helps support WWO by covering the costs of running the office, advertising, and supporting our members, as well as scholarships.

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Scholarships
WWO offers Scholarships for all activities including membership so all women can have the opportunity to participate in our programs. Call the WWO office today for a scholarship application.

Join the Novice Program
Are you just beginning to get into (or back into) the outdoors? Join the Washington Women Outdoors Novice Program.

The Novice Program identifies the easier outdoor events that are aimed at newcomers to outdoor adventure. Programs primarily include hiking and biking events, and entry level sessions for other events including rock climbing, kayaking, and canoeing. Anyone with little or no experience in the outdoors or considered entry level are invited to join.

Join Today by calling WWO or by sending an e-mail to request to be included as a Novice Member (provide your name and membership identification number). Members that indicate Novice Level experiences on the Registration form will automatically be included. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive special email and mailing highlights offering beginner tips and information.

Look for the Novice Icon Novice Program to identify the programs that are rated as an entry level program.

Board Meeting: Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Silver Spring, MD
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Did you know that WWO is run by a group of volunteers collectively known as the Board of Directors? WWO's Board of Directors meets quarterly to plan upcoming activities, discuss existing policies of the organization, and to follow through on improving our efforts to better serve our members and trip participants. WWO's Board meets annually to elect its successors. Anyone wishing to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors shall provide written notification of her interest. The Annual Meeting is open to WWO members. These regularly-scheduled meetings are open to WWO members. We invite you to come observe our meetings, particularly if you've always wanted to get more involved with WWO but didn't quite know where to start.

Please register to receive directions.

Call for Officers and Future Board Members
We are extending our annual invitation to you, yes you, to apply for a position on WWO's Board of Directors. Have you been looking for a place to express yourself and use your talents? Perhaps that place is with an organization geared toward women and the outdoors. Membership on the Board of Directors involves regular participation at our monthly meetings. Board Members also co-chair at least one of our outdoor activities (e.g., hiking, biking), or oversee a committee that enables us to fulfill our mission and stay solvent (e.g., risk management, finance, website, first aid). There are many ways for you to find a place with WWO. If you are interested, click here for an application for the Board. We collect applications at the end of each summer and announce via our listserv application deadlines and interview times. All Board Members receive a complimentary WWO membership during their tenure on the board.

Board of Directors
All board members are volunteers who generously donate their time and energies to WWO.

Board of Directors
President Rene Filipowski
Vice President [vacant]
Secretary Karen Arcamonte
Treasurer Marilyn Myers
Past President Kristi Keller
Communications Chair [vacant]
Membership & Development Chair Monica Parikh
Committee Chairs
Backpacking Marilyn Myers
Bicycling Barbara Hoover
Caving [vacant]
Hiking

Lisa Bohnet

Kayaking/Watersports Kristi Keller
Leadership Training Paula Cotter
Rock Climbing Kristi Keller
Skiing [vacant]
Special Events Ann Muller
Support Staff
Office Administration Jenny Utz
Web Administration Amy Liss