The New Deal Cafe is a non-stock, cooperative membership corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland. The cafe is presently supported by over 200 members. If you’re interested in the inner workings of the cooperative, you should read our by-laws (PDF).

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Board of Directors

The board of directors is elected from the membership to oversee operation of the cafe. The current board members are

  • Michael Hartman (president)
  • Mark Cheater (secretary)
  • Dorian Winterfeld (treasurer)
  • Diana McFadden
  • Aileen Kroll

Regular board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30pm at the cafe. Members are welcome at regular board meetings.

The board and the audit committee

Audit Committee

  • Mike Stark
  • Carla Monardes
  • Jay Bellamy

Management Team

  • Bar ManagerĀ & Music Coordinator: Amethyst Dwyer

How Can I Help?

  • Become a member! The New Deal Cafe is a member-supported cooperative.
  • Donate to the cafe to enhance your dining experience. Help fund major improvements like a new floor and nice furniture. You do not have to be a member to donate, but becoming a member gives you a voice and a vote in the operation of the cafe.
  • Volunteer — join a committee!
  • Bring your friends to the Cafe!

A Short History of the New Deal Cafe

For years, Greenbelt residents caught up on old news and greeted their neighbors in such places as the produce aisle of the Co-op grocery store and the gasoline station. These are not the ideal locations for extended philosophical debates and lively games of chess. Greenbelt was in need of a coffee house. Perhaps the idea for a cafe was spurred on by a vacant space (later filled) at Greenbelt’s Roosevelt Center, which seemed perfect for such a meeting place. Read more!

Become a Member

YOU can be one of the proud owners of the New Deal Cafe! You can help to steer the cafe’s future! Vote at our membership meetings, join the board of directors or a committee!
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Confirm Your Membership

Contact registrar Bill Jones at 301-474-8872 with questions about your membership status or dues.