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Tom Ridge speaks at Amity

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.

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…

Lifelong Sports Fan, Bert Abramson, in The Washington Post

Bert Abramson

By J. Freedom du Lac, in The Washington Post Now 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…

B’nai Israel Congregation’s Mitzvah day

Dear Amity Club President Wollins, Steve, I have been meaning to write and thank you again for all the wonderful help (and donations) the Amity Club of Washington provided to B’nai Israel Congregation’s Mitzvah day!  There are countless places where your members could donate your time so we especially appreciate that you picked B’nai. We…

Ralph B. Rothstein, 1924 – 2010

Ralph Rothstein, a Washington D.C. native, passionate philanthropist, champion for dental health in the United States and Israel, and a pillar of the Washington, D.C. Jewish community, lost his battle to cancer on December 19. He died at his home in Chevy Chase, MD. Along with a legacy that will be felt for generations to…

Giving Back

Amity members feel a strong pride in using their collective muscle in contributing to community needs. From building sukkot to repairing homes and making sandwiches, Amity members are there to help. In addition, a portion of annual dues goes to charitable contributions. Here is a partial list of organizations benefiting from Amity generosity: Alzheimer’s Association…

Amity Works with Rebuilding Together

Amity members worked with the Montgomery County, Md group, Building Together, to help renovate a home in Kensington, Md. The effort is called Sukkot in April. The group got off to an early start and assisted with the initial phases of the project by removing junk, some landscaping and cleaning the walls in preparation of…

Dana Milbank speaks at Woodmont Country Club Outing

Photo Collage A collage of photos taken by Sid Burns at the Amity Club outing at Woodmont Country Club. The speaker was Dana Milbank. Dana Milbank writes the Washington Sketch column about political theater in the capital. He joined The Post as a political reporter in 2000, after two years as a senior editor of…

85 Years and Going Strong

Washington, DC — The Amity Club of Washington, a philanthropic and social club for active and retired businessmen serving the Washington DC area, celebrated its 85th birthday this year. The group started in 1924 as a small, card playing club and has evolved into one of the premier men’s clubs in the Washington DC area.…

Board Meeting on September 21st

Adam is calling on all Executive Officers and Board Members to attend a meeting on Monday, September 21st. Items to be discussed include: The New Website Paypal Do you have any other issues or ideas for the Board to discuss? Email Adam and we will add it to the agenda. Or, let us know as…