About Us

Who We Are

Established in 1980, the OWLS organization was created as welcoming and nurturing community for older lesbians. Today we maintain the vision of our founding members and strive to build an inclusive community of women who value the gifts only community can bring.


Our members live in the Maryland, Virginia, DC,  Pennsylvania areas. We are more than a meetup or social group, we are a community! 

Mission Statement

The OWLS is a community of women over 35 who engage in social, educational, outdoor and service activities for the purpose of enjoyment, personal development and mutual support. 

We celebrate our diverse member base by offering a plethora of activities. Many of our members enjoy lively discussions, gbook club, bi-monthly educational series, hikes, kayaking, biking, movie nights, games nights, glassblowing, concerts, road trips, trips to Broadway, pool parties, cookouts, and so much more!  We serve the Maryland, Virginia, DC, DE, Pennsylvania areas


We offer our members various ways of receiving communication so they can pick what works for them. We are connected through various social media such as private Facebook and Yahoo groups to share information and/or post impromptu events.