Newsletter

BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Discount 

R&W has BJ’s membership discounts for new members or renewals!  When you join BJ’s, you’ll have the convenience of finding all you need in one place – over 6,500 items in stores!  And, BJ’s accepts all manufacturers coupons.  This special offer is not valid online or at any BJ’s Club locations – it’s only available through only through R&W!

Memberships Categories:
Inner Circle - one year for $40 (reg. $50) plus bonus three months free
Rewards - one year for $80 (reg. $100), bonus three months free, and earn 2% payback on BJ’s purchases.

To receive an application, contact David Browne at browned2@mail.nih.gov.

Cookies and Goodies Needed “Western Barbecue” – September 18th, 5:30 pm

Cookies and goodies are needed for the Clinical Center monthly party!  If you are interested in contributing some goodies for the party please deliver the items to the R&W office in Bldg. 31, Rm. B1W30 or the R&W in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C06 on September 18th by noon.  Fran at our Rockledge R&W store will also accept goodies if it’s more convenient to drop off there.  Please deliver to Rockledge I, Rm. 4202 by 3:30pm on Wed, Sept. 19th.

Fall Charity Happy Hour – September 18th  

Join us on Thursday, September 18th from 5pm – 7pm at Brickside Food and Drink (4866 Cordell Ave) in Bethesda for a charity fundraiser to support two of the NIH Charities: the Friends of the Clinical Center and Special Love.  Tickets will be sold at the event for $20 which includes one free “Happy Hour” beer or wine and one raffle ticket.  There will be live music and a raffle with great prizes.  Join us for a great time with fellow members of the NIH Community as well as many others.  This will be a great way to relax and unwind after participating in the NIH Relay.

Like the R&W on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter

Our new website isn’t the only thing the only new way to better serve the NIH, NOAA and HHS communities.  The R&W will be more active on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NIHRW and on our new Twitter account @NIH_RW.  These accounts will provide reminders of upcoming events, post pictures from our events and even offer exclusive offers to our followers.

24th Annual Come Back to Bethesda Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show and Family Day

Come see the area’s finest display of custom, classic, antique and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles.  While checking out all the cool vehicles be sure to visit the vendors, listen to live music, watch exciting performances, enter the 50/50 raffle and enjoy games, activities and other family entertainment!  Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 11am – 4pm at Chevy Chase Acura/Nissan, 7725 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD.  This year’s event will again feature the Kilometers for Kids Motorcycle Ride benefiting The Children’s Inn at NIH, a private, non-profit, family-centered residence for pediatric outpatients at NIH.  The Children’s Inn at the NIH is a place like home for sick children and their families.  Children come from around the world to stay together with their families in a healing environment while receiving groundbreaking treatments at the NIH.  To learn more about the event visit www.backtobethesda.org.   To learn more about Kilometers for Kids, visit www.k4kmotorcycleride.com/.

17th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival Shopping, Music, Food and More!

You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 18th from 11am – 6pm and Sunday, October 19th from 10am – 5pm for a wonderful fall weekend where the Bethesda Row is turned into a lively fine art gallery featuring the museum quality work of 190 juried artists from around the country.  This year many of the world’s finest arts and crafts will be presented. For sale will be the finest in: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. Widely recognized as the best fine arts festival in the area, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival has been recognized as one of the top 25 fine art shows in the United States, and the event will benefit the NIH Charities.  Festival activities will include an Art Sale benefitting the Charities, a Poster Sale, artist demonstration tent, children’s art activities, live acoustic stage performances, street performers, and high-quality outdoor food vendors.  This outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row, located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues and Elm Street, east of Arlington Road. Ample parking is available in the area’s County and private garages.  Metro will be undergoing construction the weekend of the event and shuttle service will be provided by Metro from the Medical Center and Friendship Heights stations.  For more info, visit www.bethesdarowarts.org.  We hope to see you there!

The R&W Merchant Vending Program Is Coming to Bldg. 35

Beginning Monday, October 7th the R&W Merchant Vending Program will relocate from the Bldg. 10, B1 Cafeteria to the Cafeteria in Bldg. 35.  This will allow employees that don’t normally make it to the Bldg. 31 or Bldg. 10 locations to purchase from a variety of craft vendors and learn about discounts and offers from corporate sponsors and the R&W stores and fitness program.  The R&W Merchant Vending Program will continue to take place in Bldg. 31.

2014 Mobile Mammography Screenings

The George Washington Breast Cancer Center will make two visits to NIH for our 2014 Mammography Screening. All NIH employees, their families, contractors, visiting scientists and others associated with NIH are eligible to participate.

The screening dates are as follows:

Thursday September 11th – Building 10
Wednesday, December 18th – Building 45

The van will be on-site from 9:30am - 3:30pm taking prescheduled appointments. Reservations can be made no more than 1 month prior of screening date. Each screening is conducted by a female technologist, and a board certified radiologist specializing in mammography will interpret the images. Appointments should take approximately 20 minutes. Most insurance companies will cover the cost (approx $350) of the screening. To see if your insurance is accepted or to make an appointment, call 202-741-3252. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The GW Mammovan staff will call you back and schedule your appointment. Please have your insurance card and doctor’s information available when calling to make an appointment.

Who is Eligible?

Any woman IS eligible if she meets the following:

  • She is age 40 or older
  • She is not pregnant or breast-feeding
  • She does not have breast implants
  • She does not have any prior history of breast problems (patients who need a 6 months follow up must get a Diagnostic mammogram not Screening)
  • She is not having symptoms such as a lump in either breast or unusual breast pain
  • She has a referring physician or doctor of record (Ex. Medical Doctor, OBGYN doctor)
  • She has not had a mammogram within the last 12 months

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this screening should contact the R&W at 301-496-6061 and/or the Federal Relay 1-800-877-8339 or email wassermankt@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least 10 days in advance of the appointment. For more information about mammography, breast cancer, or other types of cancer call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER or see www.nci.nih.gov.

NIH R&W Montgomery Aquatic Center (MAC) Corporate Membership

Eligibility for MAC Corporate Memberships apply to any NIH staff member who has both a valid NIH ID badge, current NIH email address, and a current R&W membership. This offer doesn’t extend to family members.  MAC memberships under this promotion are $140 (savings of over $200).  This group membership provides joiners with full access to the MAC, ONLY.  The MAC is located at 5900 Executive Blvd; North Bethesda, MD.  To join NIH employee can sign up for their membership directly at the MAC.  You must present your NIH ID badge, as well as a current R&W membership card with sticker (purchase a new card/sticker at any R&W store location). Registration will open on September 2nd.Call the MAC at 240-777-8070 if you have questions about swim schedules, swim hours, classes, etc.  This opportunity is not part of any official federal fitness program, so neither R&W, NIH, nor any other part of DHHS can take responsibility for injuries or related problems that may develop as a result of using this facility.  Use of the MAC must also be on employee’s personal time only. Neither R&W, NIH more broadly, nor DHHS is necessarily endorsing the MAC.  Before increasing your current level of physical activity, consult with your physician.  The need for medical guidance also applies to the use of saunas and whirlpools, since some medical conditions or effects of certain medications could be worsened by sudden changes in body temperature and/or fluid levels.