Archive for Sunday, September 19, 1999


September 19, 1999


Altrusa International of Lawrence

Meetings: First and third Wednesdays, Fifi's Banquet Connection. 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. meeting. Members pay for meal, $10

Leader: Diana Deutsch, president

For membership: Kathy Fode, 842-6674; 832-7909, KFode@ci.Lawrence.KS.US

Dues/Fees: $65 per year

Altrusa International of Lawrence was chartered on Jan. 14, 1953. This local club is one of 525 clubs in 19 countries with a total membership of 15,000. Club members work together throughout the year to raise funds to support a variety of local civic activities. The club is currently involved with Women's Transitional Care Services, First Step House and Hospice. Each spring several scholarships are awarded to area women.

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Leader: Janet Campbell, director

For membership: Diana Frederick, 864-4600,

Reading service for the visually impaired. Provides readings of newspapers, magazines, books and other printed material for individuals who are unable to read standard print.

Baldwin Jaycees

Meetings: third Monday of every month at the Wildcat Cafe

Leader: Donna Kneedler

For membership: Donna Kneedler, 594-6466

Dues/Fees: $45 yearly

Provides opportunities for Baldwin's youth.

Dorsey-Liberty American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth

Leader: Marianne Middleton

For membership: Eloise Kerr, 842-3028

Dues/Fees: $12

The American Legion Auxiliary supports Veteran programs, USO and Poppy Programs, as well as sponsors Girls' State.

Eudora Lions Club

Meetings: 7 p.m., first and third Monday, city hall, Seventh and Main streets

Leader: Tim McCall

For membership: Bob Slapor, 542-2315

Dues/Fees: none

Sight preservation and youth oriented, for fellowship and service.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Mount Oread Aerie No. 309

Meetings: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, 1803 W. Sixth

Leader: Rick Reeves

For membership: Rick Reeves, 865-4350,

Dues/Fees: $37.41 annual

The lodge donates to many charities, and has many functions during the year for members and their children.

Friends of KU Women's Studies

Meetings: 8:30 am., third Saturday

Leader: Sharon Laverentz

For membership: Sharon Laverentz, 863-2049

Provides support for women's studies program at KU.

General Federated Women's Club Classics of Lawrence

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. for supper on the second Monday of each month at Country Kitchen

Leader: Beverly Griffin

For membership: Norma Verdon, 843-6967

Dues/Fees: $20 for a nine-month year

Our meeting is an evening out with friends, helping others, learning about the community.

Hidden Valley Committee Inc.

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Presbyterian Manor

Leader: Mary Beth Petr

For membership: Mary Beth Petr

The Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee Inc. is a non-profit organization composed of the adult membership of the Girl Scouts of the USA living in the community.

Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary

Meetings: 7 a.m. Thursdays, Lawrence Holidome

Leader: Wayne Whitney

For membership: Scott Holeman, 832-6321

Dues/Fees: $40 initiation fee. $100 yearly dues plus weekly meal expense of $7.25

Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary is a worldwide service organization.



Meetings: Each April on Kansas University Alumni Weekend

Leader: Jackie Bogner, scholarship chairman

For membership: Gayle Matchett, membership chairman, 842-4888; 842-2280 (fax),

This group provides Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 or more to KU women; and sends newsletter each Kansas Day to 2,000 members worldwide.

Ladies Eagles Auxiliary No. 309

Meetings: 7 p.m., first and third monday of every month, basement of the Eagles Lodge

Leader: Ramona DeMint

For membership: Cynthia Meuffel, madam secretary, 542-2851

Dues/Fees: $13.90 per year

The auxiliary is a charitable organization.

Laureate Alpha Phi of Beta Sigma Phi

Meetings: First and third Mondays of the month.

Leader: Karen Acord

For membership: Karen Acord, (785) 379-0890

Dues/Fees: $20

This group is a social and service organization.

Laureate Beta of Beta Sigma Phi

Meetings: 12:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass.

Leader: Joanne Powell

Dues/Fees: $10 a year

Business women's sorority.

Lawrence Area Sigma Kappa Alumnae

Meetings: 6 p.m., fourth Wednesdays every other month. Location varies.

Leader: T.K. Shively-Porter

For membership: T.K. Shively-Porter, 842-7713,

Dues/Fees: $15 annual

Any alumnae of Sigma Kappa is welcome to join and attend meetings.

Lawrence Breakfast Cosmopolitan Club


Meetings: 7 a.m. Fridays (except fourth Friday) at the Mass. Street Deli, 741 Mass., and, fourth Wednesday for evening meeting (various locations)

Leader: Pat Lehman

For membership: Larry Flottman, 842-9380

The Breakfast Cosmos support numerous community projects through fund-raising projects and service activities that are conducted to help meet community needs and to provide support for worthwhile individual initiatives and community programs.

Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club


Meetings: 7 a.m. Tuesdays at American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth.

Leader: Connie Kindsvater, president

Dues/Fees: $80 a year

The club brings together a group of men and women who are interested in the youth of our community. It provides a time of fellowship and communion with other who are concerned about our youth.

Lawrence Civitan Action Club


Meetings: noon on first Tuesday of the month; 5:30 p.m. on third Tuesday.

Leader: Ed Zeller

For membership: Leta White, 843-2055

Dues/Fees: $90 annual

Motto is "Builders of good citizenship" The major focus is toward helping people with mental and physical disabilities. However, many clubs are involved with a variety of community service projects based on community needs.

Lawrence Jaycees


Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second and fourth tuesday each month, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Conference Room E.

Leader: Melissa Abbott

For membership: 865-1511,

Dues/Fees: $45 per year.

We're a organization for 21 to 39 year olds learning to better our community and our members through leadership training and service to community.

Lawrence Jayhawk Kiwanis


Meetings: 6:15 p.m. Thursdays

Leader: Joann Wiley

For membership: Anne Leaf, 843-6740,

Dues/Fees: Initiation fee of $25; annual dues of $60; plus meals.

The club's major emphasis in on the youth and children in our communities.

Lawrence Kiwanis Club


Meetings: Noon Thursdays, Lawrence Country Club.

Leader: Jim Roberts

For membership: Sean Williams, membership chair, 843-1649

Dues/Fees: $114 per quarter which includes lunch each Thursday at the Lawrence Country Club.

The Lawrence Kiwanis is dedicated to serving youth through service projects and sponsorships. It sponsors Key Clubs at Lawrence High School and Lawrence Free State High School and the Circle K Club at Kansas University.

Lawrence LaSertoma (Ladies Service to Mankind)

Meetings: Varies

Leader: Lyn Walther

Dues/Fees: International and local, various rates

Promotes friendship as well as service to others and scholarships.

Lawrence Lions Club

Meetings: Noon, first and third Tuesdays, Kaspar's Bar and Grill, 3115 W. Sixth.

Leader: Linda Watrak

For membership: Gary Beasley, 843-0702, or John Bradley, 843-9533.

Dues/Fees: $45 dues per quarter

The club's charities include purchasing eyeglasses for school children.

Lawrence Luncheon Cosmopolitan Club

Meetings: noon Wednesdays, Holiday Inn Holidome

Leader: David Moreau

For membership: David Moreau, (785) 594-7476

Dues/Fees: $85/quarter-includes dues, lunches

Started in 1956, Lawrence Luncheon Cosmopolitan Club supports local charities, including diabetes research.

Lawrence Public Library Foundation


Meetings: Quarterly meetings as determined by the board of directors.

Leader: Jean Milstead, chair, foundation board of directors

For membership: Bruce Flanders, director, 843-3833,

The Lawrence Public Library Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation established to support the continued growth and improvement of the Lawrence Public Library.

Lawrence River City Lions Club



Meetings: 6:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Meeting Room C, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine.

Leader: Lori R. Miller

For membership: Lori R. Miller, 841-1819,

Dues/Fees: $60 yearly dues; one-time initiation fee of $35

Affiliated with the International Association of Lions Clubs.

Lawrence Rotary Club

Meetings: noon Mondays at Holidome, Second and McDonald.

Leader: Judy Wright

For membership: Martin Moore, 832-7410

Community and international philanthropy and service.

Lawrence Sister Cities

Meetings: Various events throughout the year

Leader: Randy Weseman

For membership: Ngondi Kamatuka, 843-8835

Dues/Fees: Single, $15; family, $25

Having sister cities is a way to provide educational and cultural exchanges for our youth, to make friends in other countries and to develop international understanding.

Mason's, Acacia Lodge No. 9


Meetings: second Thursday of every month

Leader: Randy Wells, master

For membership: Derek W. Welsh, 841-2161,

Dues/Fees: $40 annually

Teaching the benefit of brotherly love, fellowship and integrity.

Masons, Lawrence Lodge No. 6

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Mondays of each month, 1001 Mass.

Leader: Mark Kolosick

For membership: John Golden, secretary, 843-5253

Dues/Fees: $100 initiation fee, $40 annual dues

Teaching the benefit of brotherly love, fellowship and integrity.

New Century Grange


Meetings: 7:30 p.m., third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., Kanwaka Community Building just west of Lawrence on Highway 40. (An old schoolhouse.)

Leader: Debra Douglass, president

For membership: Debra Douglass, 841-3325,

Dues/Fees: $25 annual

A family organization (all ages are welcome) based on community service. The local chapter is part of the Kansas State Grange and the National Grange - the oldest fraternal organization in the nation with a special interest in agriculture.

Perry Masonic Lodge No. 415

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month

Leader: Pat Schafer

For membership: Gerald L Collie, 841-0528

Dues/Fees: $30 annual dues

A civic club that provide community and statewide projects.

Pilot Club of Lawrence

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month for program meeting, followed at 7:30 p.m. by business meeting, Country Kitchen

Leader: Marie Slagle

For membership: Marie Slagle, 841-3982

Dues/Fees: $50 annual

This group of women work together to make the community they live in better for all who live there. Fund raising for a scholarship for a Lawrence High School senior and many other donations to organizations in Lawrence. Two fund-raising antique shows a year provide the means for our projects. All money remains in Lawrence.

Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)


Meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, Prairie Commons clubhouse, 5121 Congressional Cir.

Leader: Carol Wallace

For membership: Carol Wallace, 843-5077

Promote public awareness and fund-raising for American Cancer Society.

River City Cosmopolitan Club


Meetings: 6:30 p.m., first Thursday of month, various restaurants.

Leader: Diana Klopfenstein, president

For membership: Ed Phlegar, 842-7140

Dues/Fees: one-time fee of $50 per couple, quarterly dues of $40 per couple.

A service organization dedicated to the fight diabetes and other worthwhile community projects.

Sertoma Club of Lawrence

Meetings: noon on the first three Tuesdays of the month, September through the second Tuesday in June, Lawrence Holidome.

Leader: Walter J. Hicks,

For membership: Walter J. Hicks, 843-7271

Dues/Fees: $250 annually (includes meals)

Sertoma is an international service organization with the main thrust toward speech and hearing. The club has been in existence since 1929 in Lawrence. Sertoma is an acronym for Service to Mankind. All funds raised by the club's various activities are returned to the community.

Small World



Meetings: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays during fall and spring semesters.

Leader: Kathy Mulinazzi, director

For membership: Kathy Mulinazzi, director, 841-3645,

Dues/Fees: $18 per year, $10 per semester. $5 per child per semester, $10 per semester for two or more children

Small World is a volunteer program that helps international women learn or improve their English and adjust to Lawrence. Small World also offers a children's program for international and American children of students and staff.

Soroptimist International of Lawrence

Meetings: 6 p.m., first Monday of the month in Meeting Room D of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine.

Leader: Marceil Lauppe

For membership: Marceil Lauppe

Dues/Fees: $75 annually

This group is a service organization for executive and professional women. Soroptimist International of the Americas clubs provide service to communities in 18 countries and territories. The clubs focus on six areas: economic and social development; education; environment; health; human rights/status of women; and international goodwill and understanding.

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary

Leader: Diane Zinn

For membership: Johanna Price, 843-1069

Dues/Fees: $15 annual

The auxiliary plans, organizes and staffs the Share-the-Warmth Coat Distribution, sponsored by Scotch Fabric Care Services, The Toy Shop, made possible by the Sunflower Cablevision Toys-for-Tots Telethon, and a Spring Clothing Event that provides new outfits for children up to the age 12. The auxiliary assists the Salvation Army with its programs as requested.

Urban Indian Youth Team



Meetings: schedule posted at the Pelathe Center, 1423 Haskell Ave.

Leader: Teresa Chief Eagle, project coordinator

For membership: Diane Plunkett, VISTA, 841-7204,

A service learning and volunteerism program for Native American youth

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 852

Meetings: first and third Mondays at Post Home, 138 Ala.

Leader: Tom Meek, commander

For membership: Tom Meek, 832-8803

Dues/Fees: $20 a year (life memberships available)

Service to veterans and community

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