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.
Building hours: 5:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30 am-1 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 Sundays; broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Leader: Janet Campbell, director
For membership: Diana Frederick, 864-4600, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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, email@example.com
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), Raintree@falcon.cc.ukans.edu
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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, Anneleaf@aol.com
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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