David Key, President of AARCH

Preserving and Sharing African American History of Frederick County Maryland

The club members were honored to have David Key share information concerning the goals and activities of the African American Resources - Cultural and Heritage Society. David also shared parts of the documentary film, The Tale of the Lion. This documentary contained interviews with the oldest African American citizens of Frederick County, Maryland addressing the harsh realities of Jim Crow, segregation and prejudice. Despite the many great adversities these men and women faced, they went about living with remarkable strength, dignity, and joy. 

AARCH is doing amazing work remembering the past and addres the challenges of today.  You can learn more.


HOBY Scholarship Recipient


Rio Baran

  • Rio Baran, an IB student at Urbana High School was FWCC, Inc.'s 2019 HOBY scholarship recipient. Rio shared ideas and concepts that she gained from this experience. 
  • She experienced activities focusing on leadership training for the individual, as a group, and as member of society.
  • Rio stated that she learned to listen more fully.
  • Her future plans include an opportunity to do research next summer in the Galapagos through a program with UNC. She hopes to pursue some sort of STEM study.
  • Rio enthusiastically advised that any student who has the opportunity to participate in HOBY, “should go for it.”


Women of Service

  • Each year, the members of FWCC, Inc. gather for a celebratory dinner to enjoy the company of one another. This year the dinner was held at Gladchuks on October 21 with Rio Baran invited as our guest. Rio was this year's HOBY scholarship recipient.


Clubwoman of the Year

  • Nancy Wynn was recognized for her four decades of outstanding service to the Frederick Woman's Civic Club, Inc. Nancy is presently our Finance Committee Chairwoman but, over the years, she served in  numerous leadership positions for our local, district, and state organizations. Nancy served as  president of the club during the years that our members were breaking ground in the establishment of Heartly House.