Social Programs

Oakleaf DC does not dedicate charitable donations to social events, which are funded directly by participating Oakleaf members.

Welcome Reception (formerly the Garden Party) 
Oakleaf’s annual meeting is held each year in September at the home of the Surgeon General of the Navy. This Welcome Reception is our hallmark event that launches the Oakleaf year and is open to all Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps, Nurse and Dental Corps Officers and their spouses.

Tour DC Events
Examples of tours and outings offered to Oakleaf members have included a holiday tour of the White House, a tour of the Pentagon, community night at the Spy Museum, and brunch at the National Gallery of Art. These outings are a fantastic way to see all the best sites in DC!

Meals out together

This popular program, once called “Spouses’ Night Out” includes brunches, lunches, and dinners scheduled twice monthly, at a variety popular restaurants in the DC metro area.

New Spouse Orientation

Held annually in June, this one-day event welcomes new spouses to Walter Reed-Bethesda, allows them to connect with other medical spouses, and features multiple speakers from the hospital and The Oakleaf Club to give an extensive introduction into the many resources available. Topics include, but are not limited to:  Fleet and Family Support Center; Military Resources and Discounts; Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; and an introduction to Tricare. Then, everyone is welcome to attend and get to know each other further at the Ice Cream Social afterward. (Child care is provided for the duration of the event.)

Other Oakleaf programs include our Craft Club and Book Club.