Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2003

Special interest groups

September 25, 2003



Phone: 764-8011.

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Independence Inc.

Coordinator: Gordon Moore, 1023 Pa., Lawrence 66044.

Membership: Moore or Margaret Wedge, 842-0382.

Cost/fees/dues: None.

The organization supports those who are isolated or mentally ill.

Coalition on Homeless Concerns

Meetings: Usually 3 p.m. second Tuesday, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

President: Hilda Enoch, 842-6513.

Cost/fees/dues: The organization shares experiences and seeks solutions for people who are homeless.

Friendship Rebekah Lodge No. 754

Meetings: 2 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday.


Leader: Fern Hayes.

Membership: Mildred Harkness, 1501 Inverness Drive, No. 306, Lawrence 66047-1836, 843-4064.

Cost/fees/dues: $12 annually.

IONS Community Group

Meetings: 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave.

Web site:

Membership: Don Watson,

Cost/fees/dues: None.

The study and discussion group explores the question: "What is consciousness?" and all its various aspects.

Kansas Ki Society

Phone: 843-8419.

Meetings: 619 E. Eighth St., South Annex, introductory classes 6:30 p.m. Mondays in September, regular adult classes 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, children's classes 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.


Web site:

President: Stan Haehl, 1025 Wellington, 865-1620,

Head instructor: Dr. Andrew Tsubaki.

Membership: Stan Haehl, 1025 Wellington, 865-1620,, or call 843-8419.

Cost/fees/dues: Introductory classes $30/four weeks; regular tuition adults $45/monthly, children $30/monthly.

The club provides physical fitness and self-defense training leading to unification of mind and body. It provides increased self-discipline, self-confidence, conflict-resolution skills and peace of mind. It teaches and studies the Japanese Martial Art of Ki Aikido and the related study of Ki Development, including meditation and breathing. Ki Aikido is noncompetitive, entirely defense and highly effective. Kansas Ki Society has been in Lawrence for more than 20 years and is affiliated with regional and national groups and Ki Society International. It is a nonprofit, all-volunteer and educational organization.

La Leche League

Phone: 691-0204.

Meetings: 10 a.m. second Tuesday, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Building, 200 Maine St.; 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St.

Leader: Jane Tuttle, 865-5919,

Cost/fees/dues: optional $36 annual membership.

La Leche League has been providing information and support to breastfeeding mothers since 1956. Meetings are informal and last about 80 minutes.

Lawrence All British Car Club

Phone: (913) 897-9543.

Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Uno Pizzeria

President: Roger Elliott,

Membership: Chuck Fisher, 843-9055.

Cost/fees/dues: $15 annually.

The club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and appreciation of all automobiles built in the British Isles.

Lawrence Preservation Alliance

Meetings: Monthly at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Web site:

President: Carol von Tersch,, 842-5030.

Membership: Dennis Brown, P.O. Box 1073, Lawrence 66044, 841-2460.

Cost/fees/dues: $10 students, $20 individual, $30 household.

Lawrence Preservation Alliance promotes understanding of inherited environment and the preservation of the environment in accord with sound principles and methods.

Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission

Phone: 842-6313.

Meetings: 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Jan. 28, March 24, May 26, July 28, Sept. 22, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.


Web site:

President: Clenece Hills, 1302 N. 1082 Road, Lawrence 66046-9612.

Membership: Hills.

The Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission was created in 1999. Its purpose is to plan events and lasting tributes for 150 years of Lawrence history. Subcommittees are planning activities to celebrate 2004 culminating with a parade on Sept. 18, 2004. The subcommittees are festivals, education, heritage and horizons. The entire group is working on the development of a large plaza east of Clinton Lake Dam.

Norwegian Heritage Society

Meetings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. various addresses.


President: Marilyn Meyer, 843-7535.

Membership: Jeanne Evers, 843-2248,

Cost/fees/dues: $5 per person, $10 per family.

The club promotes knowledge of Norway and Norwegian culture and fellowship. The club is open to people interested in Norwegian culture.

Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave.


Cost/fees/dues: Meetings free; newsletter $10 annually.

Membership: Rita Lucas, 1932 E. 845 Road, Lecompton 66050, (785) 887-6070.

The club is a study and sharing group, exploring new frontiers in energy medicine and wellness. Speakers are practitioners of new approaches to health.

TOPS No. 932

Phone: 842-5063.

Meetings: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Centenary Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets.

President: C. Parsons, 842-5063.

Cost/fees/dues: $20 yearly, $5 monthly.

TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. It is a support group for those who want to lose weight.

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