Leader: Elaine Taylor, 1827 E 1150 Rd., 66049, 843-3727
Membership: Mildred Hoffman, 1421 Kasold, Lawrence
Dues: $4 a year
Purpose: Begun in 1972, Autumn Cub is a organization for senior citizens, promoting sharing and caring.
Big Blue Sportsmen
Meetings: Noon Fridays at Johnny's
Leader: Daryl Dwyer
Membership: Don Forsyth, 901 W. 28th Ter., Lawrence, 66047, 843-1755, DDForsyth@MSN.com
Dues: $60 per quarter
Purpose: The Big Blue Sportsmen support KU sports and join in fellowship.
Cork & Barrel Wine Tasters Club
Meetings: 7 p.m. fourth Mondays, Pachamama's restaurant
Leader: Dan Blomgren
Membership: Dan Blomgren, Cork & Barrel Superstore, 23rd and Iowa, 331-4242, DBlom123@aol.com
Dues: Cost varies each month but generally around $20 a person.
Purpose: The Cork & Barrel Wine Tasters Club provides a casual atmosphere to taste and gain more information about wine.
Epsilon Master of Beta Sigma Phi
Meetings: 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, at members' homes.
Leader: Betty Lane, 4704 Moundridge Ct., 843-9017
Membership: Evelyn Dockery, 508 Arrowhead Dr., Lawrence, 843-4777
Dues: $20 a year
Purpose: Epsilon Master of Beta Sigma Phi was founded in 1931 for friendship and cultural knowledge. It presently has about 25,000 chapters.
General Federated Women's Club -- Classics of Lawrence
Meetings: 6:30 p.m. for supper, second Mondays of each month, at Country Kitchen
Leader: Beverly Griffin, 1225 N. 482 Rd., Baldwin 66006, 594-2895, email@example.com
Membership: Norma Verdon, 3026 Longhorn, Lawrence, 843-6967
Dues: $20 for a nine-month year
Purpose: Our meeting is an evening out with friends, helping others, learning about the community.
H2Oz Scuba Club
Meetings: 7 p.m. on the first Mondays of each month, usually held at Mask-Snorkel-Fin.
Leader: Mike Atterbery
Membership: Greg Windholz, 205 Sharon Dr., Lawrence, 66044, 832-1329, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues: $20. $10 for second family member.
Purpose: The scuba club is an opportunity to meet local divers to share experiences and plan dive trips, both locally and globally. The group also provides its membership an opportunity to learn more about scuba diving.
Independence's Support for Peers and You (ISPY)
Meetings: Once a month, as announced
Leader: Tim Brown, facilitator
Membership: Tim Brown, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell, Lawrence, 66046, 841-0333, email@example.com
Purpose: Independence's Support for Peers and You is a peer support group for people with all kinds of disabilities. The activities we participate in are the choice of those who want to plan for them; therefore it is a group run by its members. This club benefits its members by providing friendship, support and an opportunity to see new places and learn new things in a casual setting.
Meetings: Presently, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., first Saturdays of each month. The location will be announced later.
Leader: Monica Stark
Membership: Monica Stark, 842-0872, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: Mommy's BREAK is a support group for mothers that was derived from the notion that mothers rarely get the opportunity to be social with one another without their children who we love dearly and the husbands who support us strongly. BREAK stands for Brag, Rag, Eat and KickBack.
Over 40 Singles
Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Duffy's in the Ramada Inn
Membership: Marge Etzig, 865-5409
Purpose: Provides activities and friendships to singles in the Lawrence and surrounding areas.
Meetings: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jewish Community Center 917 Highland Dr.
Leader: Bobby Gish
Membership: Deanne Arensberg, 2505 Oxford Rd., Lawrence, 66049-2872, 843-1136, email@example.com
Dues: $6 a month
Purpose: Playmates Playgroup was begun in 1986 and is a cooperative playgroup that is set up and run entirely by the parents involved. The Tuesday and Wednesday groups each have their own enrollments of up to 15 families and maintain separate waiting lists. Playmates Playgroup is an opportunity to meet other parents of small children and have your children interact with others.
Preceptor Gamma - Beta Sigma Phi
Meetings: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays
Leader: Carol Babinski, 749-2012
Membership: Kathey Bechtel, 865-3782
Purpose: Our organization encourages women to learn about themselves and others through friendship.
Meetings: 2:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. (drop-in), 407 Maine
Leader: Dennis Budd, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-0216
Membership: Sharilyn Wells, 407 Maine, Lawrence, 843-4428
Dues: drop-in is free; for residential program: 30 percent of income after first month's stay
Purpose: Residential/respite care and drop-in center for individuals in the community with serious mental illness.
River City Women's Club
Meetings: Second and fourth Thursdays at various restaurants.
Leader: Andrea Welborn
Membership: Diana Dunkley, club herstorian, 1019 Del., Lawrence, 66044
Purpose: Contacts, interaction and mentoring.
The Kuwaiti Student Assn.
Leader: Fahed Al-Bannai
Membership: 1301 W. 24th, Apartment E-6, Lawrence, 66046, 841-1237, email@example.com
Purpose: Kuwaiti Student Assn. (KSA) is an run by the Kuwaiti students. We aim to best serve the interest of Kuwaiti students and to represent our country.
Thursday Morning Playgroup
Meetings: 10 a.m. Thursdays
Leader: Susan Cary
Membership: 1108 Centennial Dr., Lawrence, 66049, 843-5558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: Thursday Morning Playgroup meets every week to allow the kids to play and we talk about raising children in Lawrence. Membership is for stay-at-home moms and their 2- to 3-year-old toddlers.
Twentieth Century Club
Meetings: 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, beginning with the first Tuesday in October, and concluding with the first Tuesday in May.
Leader: Mary Kate Ambler, 1600 Inverness Dr.
University Bridge Club
Meetings: RLDS Church, 1900 University Dr., 66049
Leader: Hazel Stellmacher, 810 Wellington Rd., Lawrence, 66049
Membership: Merle Ward, 922 N 1800 Rd., 843-1348
Dues: $50 a couple; $30 singles
Purpose: Begun in 1912, the University Bridge Club is a social organization, where you can find great food and fellowship.
University Women's Club
Meetings: First Thursdays
Leader: Karen Hagen, 26581 W.109th St., Olathe, 66061, D.K.Hagen@SWBell.Net, (913) 782-2718
Membership: Karen Hagen
Purpose: Our organization provides scholarships to women students.
Welcome Wagon Club of Lawrence
Meetings: Noon luncheon on third Thursdays; location varies.
Leader: Kelley Norman
Membership: Marge Plumberg, 1589 El Dorado Dr., Lawrence, 66047, 749-1295
Dues: $15 a year; $12 for senior citizens
Purpose: Our purpose is to welcome and bring together new neighbors giving them an opportunity to form lasting friendships while making adjustments to their surroundings.
West Side Study Club
Meetings: Second Tuesdays, Castle Tea Room.
Leader: Dorothy Fritzel
Membership: Dorothy Fritzel, 2411 La., Apt. K-128, Lawrence, 66046
Purpose: Provides social gatherings for programs of special interest.