Written by Stu Kushner

2019 Calendar

Here is our Amity 2019 schedule – remember with your yearly dues, the club subsidizes each event so that we can offer top notch food, drinks, golf, engaging speakers and other fun entertainment at a reasonable cost to members.

Additionally, Couples Club events will be planned in 2019, as well as additional social and philanthropic events.

 

Date Event Location
January 9th (Wed)
Appetizers, Drinks & Comedy
Positano Ristorante
January 27th (Sun)
New & Prospective
Member Brunch
Manor Country Club
February 10th (Sun) New Member Breakfast — for Class of 2019 only To Be Announced
February 20th (Wed) Dinner and Speaker, Leon Harris La Ferme
February 24th (Sun) GolfTEC Open House for Amity Members GolfTEC
March 18th (Mon)
Dinner and Speaker Maggiano’s Chevy Chase
April 17th (Wed)
2019 New Member
Induction and Dinner
Manor Country Club
April 28th (Sun) Rebuilding Together Montgomery Co. (charity event) To Be Determined
May 7th (Tues)
Dinner and Poker Night Progress Club
May 22nd (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner PB Dye Golf 
June 4th (Tues)
National’s Baseball National’s Park
June 24th (Mon) Golf, Lunch and Dinner River Creek Golf Club
Early July Pop Up Event for All Members To Be Determined
July 22nd (Mon)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Queenstown Golf ClubHarris’ Crab House
Aug 18th – 19th
(Sun – Mon)
Overnight Golf Event Penn National Golf Club
Early September Pop Up Event for All Members To Be Determined
September 24th (Tues)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Musket Ridge Golf Club
October 14th (Mon)
Dinner and Speaker To Be Determined
November 12th (Tues)
Lobster/Ribeye Dinner and Guest speaker, Tim Kurkjian Lakewood Country Club
December 9th (Mon)
Year-end Dinner and Speaker To Be Determined
 
Please note that all dinner events start at 6:30 pm and all golf events at 11:30 am unless you are otherwise notified. 

Giving Back

Amity members feel a strong pride in using its collective muscle in contributing to community needs. From building a sukkah to repairing homes and making sandwiches, Amity members are there to help. In addition, a portion of dues is used for charitable contributions. Here is a partial list of organizations benefiting from Amity generosity:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Red Magen David
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • American ORT Federation
  • Birthright
  • Chai Lifeline
  • Children’s Inn at NIH
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Hebrew Home of Washington
  • Hillel Foundation
  • JESSA Holocaust Transport Prog.
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Jewish Council for Aging
  • Jewish Foundation Group Homes
  • Jewish Social Services
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Montgomery Child Care
  • Montgomery County Stroke Assoc.
  • National Holocaust Museum
  • Salute to Military Heroes Assoc.
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2018 Calendar of Events

Here is our Amity 2018 schedule – remember with your yearly dues, the club subsidizes each event so that we can offer top notch food, drinks, golf, engaging speakers and other fun entertainment at a reasonable cost to members.

Additionally, Couples Club events will be planned in 2018, as well as additional social and philanthropic events.

Date Event Location
January 10th (Wed)
Happy Hour Lakewood C.C. Guest Speaker
Lakewood Country Club
January 28th (Sun)
New Member Brunch Lakewood Country Club
February 11th (Sun) New Member Breakfast — for Class of 2018 only To Be Announced
February 21st (Wed) Dinner and Speaker Oakville Grille
March 20th (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker La Ferme
April 18th (Wed)
Amity Induction and Dinner Manor Country Club
April 29th (Sun) Rebuilding Together Montgomery Co. (charity event) To Be Determined
May 9th (Wed)
Dinner and Poker Night Progress Club
May 22nd (Tue)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner PB Dye Golf 
June 5th (Tues)
National’s Baseball National’s Park
June 20th (Wed) Golf, Lunch and Dinner Stonewall C.C. Golf
July 23rd (Mon)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Queenstown Golf Club/Harris’ Crab House
August 19th – 20th Overnight Golf Event Penn National Golf Club and Inn
September 26th (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Whiskey Creek
October 16th (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker Norbeck C.C.
November 14th (Wed)
Lobster/Ribeye Dinner and Guest speaker Lakewood Country Club
December 10th (Mon)
Year-end Dinner and Speaker Il Porto
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2016 Photos

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2017 Calendar of Events

Here is our Amity 2017 schedule – remember with your yearly dues, the club subsidizes each event so that we can offer top notch food, drinks, golf, engaging speakers and other fun entertainment at a reasonable cost to members.

Additionally, Couples Club events will be planned in 2017, as well as additional social and philanthropic events.

Date Event Location
January 29th (Sun)
New Member Brunch and Speaker Lakewood Country Club
February 21st (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker Parthenon Restaurant
March 21st (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker La Ferme
April 19th (Wed)
Amity Induction and Dinner Manor Country Club
May 10th (Wed)
Dinner and Poker Night Progress Club
May 24th (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner PB Dye Golf 
June 13th (Tues)
National’s Baseball National’s Park
June 20th (Tues) Golf, Lunch and Dinner Westfields Golf
July 17th (Mon)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Queenstown Golf Club/Harris’ Crab House
August 20th – 21st Overnight Golf, Lunch and Dinner Penn National Golf Club and Inn
September 13th (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Whiskey Creek
October 17th (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker 4935 Bar & Kitchen
November 15th (Wed)
Lobster/Ribeye Dinner w/Tim Kurkjian Lakewood Country Club
December 11th (Mon)
Year-end Dinner and Speaker Il Porto
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2016 Calendar of Events

Here is our Amity 2016 schedule – remember with your yearly dues, the club subsidizes each event so that we can offer top notch food, drinks, golf, engaging speakers and other fun entertainment at a reasonable cost to members.

Date Event Location
January 31st (Sun)
New Member Brunch and Speaker Lakewood Country Club
February 23rd (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker Parthenon Restaurant
March 22nd (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker Manor Country Club
April 19th (Tues)
Amity Induction and Dinner La Ferme
May 11th (Wed)
Dinner and Poker Night That’s Amore
May 25th (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Stonewall Golf Club
June 14th (Tues)
Nationals Baseball National’s Park
June 27th (Mon) Golf, Lunch and Dinner Lakewood Country Club
July 18th (Mon)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Queenstown Golf Club/Harris’ Crab House
August 21st – 22nd Overnight Golf, Lunch and Dinner Penn National Golf Club and Inn
September 28th (Wed)
Golf, Lunch and Dinner Whiskey Creek
October 18th (Tues)
Dinner and Speaker Normandie Farm
November 16th (Wed)
Lobster/Ribeye Dinner w/Speaker Lakewood Country Club
December 12th (Mon)
Year-end Dinner and Speaker Il Porto
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Dennis Baer

Dennis BaerOn Saturday, October 17th, 2015, fellow Amity member Dennis Baer of N. Potomac, MD, beloved husband of the late Joan Baer, devoted father of Samantha and Brian. He is also survived by Allen Jackson (son-in-law), Allison Baer (daughter-in-law) and Eve and Presley Jackson (grand daughters).

We will all remember Dennis as the gregarious, fun-loving and affectionate friend. He will be missed.

Please feel free to leave a comment below.

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2015 Calendar of Events

Here is our Amity 2015 schedule – remember with your yearly dues, the club subsidizes each event so that we can offer top notch food, drinks, golf, engaging speakers and other fun entertainment at a reasonable cost to members.

Date Event Location
January 25th New Member Brunch and Speaker w/Tom Boswell Lakewood Country Club
February 18th Dinner and Speaker Bethesda Barbecue Company
March 19th March Madness Dinner Miller’s Ale House
April 21st Amity Induction and Dinner La Ferme
May 6th Dinner and Poker Night Far East
May 18th Golf, Lunch and Dinner Evergreen Country Club
June 22nd Golf, Lunch and Dinner River Creek Golf Club
June 2nd Nationals vs. Blue Jays w/Party Bus National’s Park
July 13th Golf, Lunch and Dinner Queenstown Golf Club/Harris’ Crab House
August 16th – 17th Overnight Golf, Lunch and Dinner Penn National Golf Club and Inn
September 2nd Golf, Lunch and Dinner Whiskey Creek
October 5th Golf, Lunch and Dinner Links at Gettysburg
November 11th Lobster/Steak Night w/Speaker Lakewood Country Club
December 14th Dinner and Speaker Il Porto

 

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Tom Ridge speaks at Amity

Gov. Tom Ridge

Former Pennsylvania Governor and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge held court on the Lakewood stage on a variety of topics from how to improve the United States’ position in the world to how we can better protect this country.

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January 2013 News

As we begin our 89th year of Amity (yes it has been that long), let’s reflect a little on how far we have come as a club. Many of you have heard the stories from Ben and our dear departed friend Ralph about the origins of the club and its start as a social club for Jewish men. The card games, the shows, the entertainers, the food, but most importantly the fun and friendships that were established by being a member of Amity.

Amity President Michael Sadagursky speaks at our Outing

Amity President Michael Sadagursky speaks at our Outing

As the world evolved so did Amity and golf became the driving force behind the club’s activities. Don’t get me wrong, the golf is still an important part of Amity, and hopefully you can tell by the courses we will be playing this year and the painstaking detail we have taken to make these golf events competitive yet fun. At the same time, we have started to take a step backwards in a way, and re-emphasize the social aspects that our Amity founders foresaw in creating this club. We now have a social (non-golf) membership, have added a Nationals game, poker nights, new restaurants and a variety of speakers to our schedule, starting with Tom Ridge at our January 27th New Member Brunch.

And we are not done…..look for a couple more events to be added. But we can’t do it alone. As the Marines say “We Are Looking for a Few Good Men.” This means we need you to help us grow by bringing those that could benefit from Amity to the January 27th event. Again, the bigger we are, the more options we have in courses and entertainment choices. It also means, even more importantly, that we need you to participate – become an active Amity member. A lot of work goes into planning the full slate of events each year – make that your New Year’s resolution to attend more events and help solidify the friendships and camaraderie of Amity membership. Finally it means help us make the club even better – join committees or start a new one, and give us ideas on courses, restaurants, speakers and events that will solidify our position as one of the top men’s social organizations in the Washington D.C. area.

We are looking for a great turnout for our Annual New Member Brunch on Sunday, January 27 that 10:00 A.M. at Lakewood Country Club. As mentioned, our special guest speaker is Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Secretary, and former Governor of Pennsylvania. This is the perfect event to introduce new members to the Amity way, so make it your business to bring in a new member or two.

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Bert Abramson
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Lifelong Sports Fan, Bert Abramson, in The Washington Post

By , in The Washington Post

Bert AbramsonNow here sits Bertram R. Abramson, 99 years old, lifelong lover of baseball — especially Washington baseball — wearing his new Nationals hat and talking about the time he saw his hometown team play in the World Series.“Game One, 1924,” he says. “Walter Johnson pitched for the Senators. It was a good game, very well-played.”

The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga, Chico Harlan, Adam Kilgore, James Wagner and columnist Thomas Boswell recall the journey of the Washington Nationals since the team moved from Montreal to winning its first division title in 79 years, and all the good and bad moments in between.

The front page, Page 2 and Page 3 of the Washington Post on Oct. 5, 1924, during the start of the World Series.

He remembers much of the detail like it was yesterday, even though it was more than 32,000 yesterdays ago, on Oct. 4, 1924, when Abramson sat in the aisle at old Griffith Stadium and watched the very first World Series game ever played in Washington.

Click here to read the full article.

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