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September 18, 2005

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Nichole Kennedy, center, receives the third annual James Hill Memorial Scholarship in this August file photo. She is pictured with Bridgie Hill, widow of James Hill, and John Callewaert, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1372.

Nichole Kennedy, center, receives the third annual James Hill Memorial Scholarship in this August file photo. She is pictured with Bridgie Hill, widow of James Hill, and John Callewaert, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1372.

Faith-based organizations

First Christian Church

Phone: 843-0679

Address: 1000 Ky., Lawrence 66044

Meeting times: Services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings, and Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Youth groups meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday; college students (CORE) meet at 7 p.m. Sundays.

E-mail: firstchristian@sunflower.com

Senior Pastor: Randy Beeman, rbeeman@sunflower.com

Moderator: Shawn Henderson

The First Christian Church provides for spiritual and social needs. It is diverse in styles of worship, ethnic and racial diversity, economic diversity and more. There are many service opportunities available.

Lawrence Gideon Camp

Phone: 842-3720

Address: Box 3174 Lawrence 66047

Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Monday each month, Lawrence Holidome

President: Don Johnson, 24642 Cantrell Road, Lawrence 66044

Membership contact: Roger Koch, 843-0822

Cost: Membership and giving

The Lawrence Gideon Camp distributes Bibles and the New Testament to the public.

Lawrence Wesleyan Church

Phone: 841-5446

Address: 3705 Clinton Parkway

Meeting times: Services, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays; Sunday School and Bible studies, 10 a.m. Sundays; children and youth clubs, 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Celebrate Recovery, a biblical 12-step recovery program for addiction, 7 p.m. Fridays.

Web site: www.LWChurch.net

Lead pastor: Nate Rovenstine, nate@LWchurch.net

Youth Pastor: Jamie Prescott, Jamie@LWChurch.net

Lawrence Wesleyan Church offers a friendly, refreshing, no-pressure atmosphere. We offer upbeat music and a practical message from God's word that's easy to relate to. We provide many opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship and service.

Knights of Columbus

Address: 2206 E. 23rd St.

Phone: 842-2699

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month

E-mail: council1372@sunflower.com

Web site:www.council1372.org

Grand Knight: John Callewaert

Membership contact: Duane Boor

Cost: $25 annually

The Knight of Columbus is a family, fraternal, Catholic service organization comprising Catholic men who are at least 18 years old.

Lawrence Aglow

Meetings: 9 a.m. second Saturday of the month, Best Western Motel, 2309 Iowa

Web site: www.aglow.org

President: Sharon Faulkner, 3309 W. 22nd St., shalu2@sunflower.com

Trinity Lutheran Church

Phone: 843-4150

Meetings: Sunday services 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Educational hour: 9:45 a.m.; nursery provided throughout

Wednesdays: Meal, choir rehearsals and confirmation

Address: 1245 N.H.

E-mail: tlcoffice@tlclawrence.org

Web site: www.tlclawrence.org

Lead pastor: The Rev. Gary Teske, 843-4150 ext. 203, gteske@tlclawrence.org

Council president: James Cooper

Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, founded in 1867 as the English Lutheran Church. As members of the ELCA, we believe we are saved by the grace of God alone.

National Cathedral Assn.

E-mail: wiechert@ku.edu

Web site: www.nationalcathedral.org

President: Sandra and Allen Wiechert, 813 Highland Drive

Membership contact: Sandra Wiechert, 842-5467

The association maintains awareness of the nation's house of prayer for all people.

University Community of Christ


Gwen Dobson, president of the University Women's Club, and Janis Hutchison, president-elect, are shown in this July file photo.

Gwen Dobson, president of the University Women's Club, and Janis Hutchison, president-elect, are shown in this July file photo.

Phone: 843-8427

Address: 1900 University Drive, 66044

E-mail: avanellem@sbcglobal.net

Meetings: Sunday school, 9 a.m. Sundays; worship services, 10 a.m. Sundays; communion service, first Sunday of the month; potluck meal and fellowship, second Sunday of the month.

Web site: www.cofchrist.org

Current pastor: Avanelle Mercer, elder

University Community of Christ will engage in activities that will help increase faith in God, enhance family life, and extend the hand of fellowship and witness of Jesus Christ to all people in our community.

Arts

Fiddlers Jam

Phone: 841-0277

Meetings: 6 p.m. Sundays, location varies

President: John Lowther, jrlii@sprynet.com

Membership contact: Steve Mason, ask-a-luthier@sunflower.com

Fiddlers Jam gathers players of the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass. Musicians interact rather than perform.

Friends of the Lied

Meetings: Annual fall picnic, other events

Web site: www.lied.ku.edu

President: Jennifer Sanner

Membership contact: April Brack, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence 66045, abrack1@ku.edu; 864-3469

Friends promotes educational and social associations of people, and organizations interested in the performing arts.

Friends of the Theatre

Meetings: Dinner or gatherings before or after University Theatre performances. Contact Katherine Pryor, kpryor@ku.edu, 864-2695, for details.

President: Peggy Johnson

Membership contact: Keith Campbell, kdcmpbll@ku.edu, 864-3381, www.KUTheatre.com

Cost: Dues range from $20 for senior citizens, $40 for "Friends" category and up to $500 or more for "Angels."

Friends of the Theatre (FROTH) is a support organization for the University Theatre program. Members enjoy pre-performance dinners and attend University Theatre events.

Lawrence Civic Choir

Meetings: Rehearsals 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive

Web site: www.lawrencecivicchoir.org

E-mail: mveatch@sunflower.com

President: Marlene Merrill

Artistic director: Steve Eubank

The Lawrence Civic Choir, organized in 1975, welcomes singers from the area who love to perform serious, four-part choral music under a professional director. New members are welcome at the first couple of rehearsals each semester.

Lawrence Community Theatre

Phone: 843-7469

Meetings: 1501 New Hampshire, Lawrence 66044

E-mail: lctks@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.theatre.lawrence.com

President: Mary Doveton, managing/artistic director

Lawrence Lyric Opera Guild

Meetings: vary

E-mail: dmarquis@ku.edu

Presidents: James Seaver, 843-4081, and Don Marquis, 832-2160

Lawrence Photo Alliance

Phone: 841-7691

Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Lawrence Arts Center

Web site: www.lawrencephotoalliance.org

President: William Bowerman, 550-2163

Membership contact: Gary Taylor, 841-7691, grtaylor99@sunflower.com

The alliance provides people interested in photography with interaction and networking.

Special Interest Groups

Astronomy Associates of Lawrence

Phone: 864-5163

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Friday, 1001 Malott Hall, KU

E-mail: hkswift@ku.edu

Web site: www.ku.edu/~aal

President: Hannah Swift, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall, Room 1082 KU, 66045-7582

Cost: $12 annually, $6 for students

Organization members have a common interest in astronomy. Members learn about the use of telescopes, the nature of what they observe and the latest developments in astronomy. The club is dedicated to learning more about the universe through astronomy and to promoting the simple but enjoyable enterprise of observing the celestial sphere.

Betty Washington DAR

Meetings: 10 a.m., third Saturday, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Club president: Mary Burchill, 843-9199, burchill@ku.edu

Membership contact: Geraldine Livers, registrar, 841-8349, glivers@sunflower.com

Cost: $30 nationally.

Membership is open to women who are direct descendants of Daughters of the American Revolution patriots.

Delaware Street Commons

Phone: 550-0163

Meetings: See Web site for details

E-mail: info@delaware-street.com

Web site: www.delawarestreet.com

Membership contact: Rich Minder, 550-0163

Cost: Associate members, $100 annually

Delaware Street Commons is a cohousing community in historic east Lawrence. Cohousing offers a healthy blend of community and personal privacy.

This mainstream housing option allows the future residents to design and develop our neighborhood, and then manage it after moving in.

Douglas County Amateur Radio Club

Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building No. 1

Web site: www.wjuk.net

Membership contact: Mark Randel, 749-4450, kc0nfs@arrl.net

Cost: Regular, $25; student and senior, $20; family, $30

The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club meets with a program of interest to ham radio operators. Other activities are planned throughout the year.

Douglas County Chapter, Emporia State University Alumni Assn.

Meeting: Time and place vary, call for details

Web site: www.emporia.edu/saf/alumni

Co-presidents: Teresa Clounch, 865-1609, clouncht@hotmail. com; Kassie Edwards, 838-3431, kassie@LawrenceMassage.com

The 121-year-old ESU Alumni Assn. is the official organization of graduates and former students of Emporia State University. The association strives to keep all KSN, KSTC, EKSC, and ESU alumni in touch with their alma mater and with each other.

Douglas County Genealogical Society

Meetings: Times vary

Membership contact: Mary Burchill, 843-9199, burchill@ku.edu

Cost: $15 annually

The Douglas County Genealogical Society is interested in genealogy and our family roots. Our programs give insight into finding out about your family history.

The Drug Policy Forum of Kansas

Meetings: See Web site for times and dates; 941 Ky.

Web site: www.dpfks.org

President: Laura A. Green, 841-8278, laura@dpfks.org

The Drug Policy Forum of Kansas was created to provide a forum for debate among people concerned about the cost and effectiveness of the war on drugs and to research and promote alternative strategies to combat the harmful effects of drug prohibition and drug abuse.

IONS Discovery Group

Meetings: Fourth Thursday, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave.

E-mail: berneyw@ku.edu

Web site: www.enformy.com/IONS.htm

President: Berney Williams

Membership contact: Don Watson, 2809 Atchison, Lawrence 66047, 830-9616

Jayhawk Model Masters

Phone: 843-3281

Meetings: 8 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, Eagles Lodge

Web site: jayhawkmodelmasters.com

President: Gary Rauckman, rocketman200@juno.com, 1144 North 1100 Road, Lawrence 66047.

Cost: $35 annually

The Jayhawk Model Masters exists to promote the building and flying of radio-control model airplanes. We also assist in the Clinton Lake Cleanup.

Kaw Valley Mycological Society

Meetings: Forays are the second Saturday of the month, April through October; meetings are the following Wednesday

Web site: http://sunflower.com/~pilott29

E-mail: pilott29@sunflower.com

President: Skip Kay, skipkay@ku.edu

Newsletter editor/contact: Ron Meyers, 842-9331

The KVMS was founded in 1986 as an association of those interested in mushrooms, especially in Kansas. Our membership includes a few professionals although most of us are amateurs, and beginners are always welcome.

La Leche League

Meetings: 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Lawrence Public Library auditorium

Web site: www.lalecheleague.org

President: Julie Loats, 1111 Wild Horse Road, jmloats@magicalbox.com

Membership contact: Jane Tuttle, 807 W. 28th Terrace, janetuttle@hotmail.com, 865-5919

The group offers mother-to-mother breastfeeding support

Lawrence All British Car Club

Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesday, call for meeting location

Web site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/lawrenceallbritish

President: James McKenzie, jmek@sunflower.com, 830-9942

Membership contact: Chuck Fisher, treasurer, 1555 Alvamar Court, c-e-fisher@global.net, 843-9055

Cost: $15 per year

Organized in 1992, LABCC is dedicated to the preservation, restoration & appreciation of all automobiles built in the British Isles.

Lawrence Brewers Guild

Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Web site: www.lawrencebrewers.org

President: Rob Dewhirst, president@lawrencebrewers.org

Membership contact: E-mail treasurer@lawrencebrewers.org

Cost: $16 annually for individuals, $24 for families

The Lawrence Brewers Guild is dedicated to the enjoyment of homebrewing and promoting responsible use of alcoholic beverages.

Lawrence Chess Club

Meetings: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Mondays at Borders, 700 N.H.

Membership contact: James Fouche-Schack, 749-6056, jamesfoucheschack@sbcglobal.net

Lawrence Corvette Club

Meetings: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Crown Chevrolet/Toyota

E-mail: Vettes_Rule@LawrenceCorvetteClub.com

Web site: www.LawrenceCorvetteClub.com

President: Doug Flessing, 843-3083, bigredfive8@aol.com

Cost: $40 per family annually

Lawrence Corvette Club members get together to exchange tidbits on Corvettes and enjoy new friendships. All Corvette owners are welcome. We also give a bimonthly donation to local charities with Crown Chevrolet matching our donation. We are in the St. Patrick's Day Parade each year and take trips to car shows.

Lawrence/KU NOW

Meetings: 6 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at Yello Sub, 624 W. 12th St.

E-mail: now_lawrence@yahoo.com

Web site: groups.yahoo.com/group/lawrencenow

President: Cristi Hansen, 749-2356, now_lawrence@yahoo.com

Membership contact: Sylvie Rueff, sylvie4now@netscape.net, 832-2992

NOW is committed to bringing women into full participation with mainstream society.

Cost: $35 annually, reduced fees available

Lawrence Model Railroad Club

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday every month, locations vary

President: Steve Meseraull, 843-2171

We share a common interest in model railroading. We work on two large club layouts (N and HO gauges) for our annual show in September.

Lawrence Stamp Club

Contact: 842-2423

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Watkins Community Museum of History

We share a common interest in collecting and enjoying stamps. New members are welcome. Mini-auctions, slide shows and member presentations take place at meetings.

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Phone: 749-6677

Address: P.O. Box 1702, Lawrence 66044

Meetings: Every Tuesday starting Jan. 10, 2005, through March 28, 2005

Web site: www.lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com

President: Roger Browning

Secretary and membership contact: Sara Jane Zimmerman, sarajane@sunflower.com

The Lawrence St. Patrick Day's Committee is a nonprofit organization that raises money for local children's charities.

Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday in the International Room of the Kansas Union on KU's campus.

E-mail: soma@ku.edu

Phone number: (316) 619-8099

Web site: www.kusoma.org

President: Andrew Stangl, (316) 619-8099, stangla@ku.edu

SOMA is the only student group at KU that is devoted to advancing a nonreligious worldview and to challenging religious dogma in mainstream society.

Solidarity! Revolutionary Center & Radical Library

Phone number: 865-1374

Meetings: 6 p.m. every other Wednesday, see Web site calendar

E-mail: info@lawrencesolidarity.net

Web site: www.LawrenceSolidarity.net

Membership contact: Patrick Tyrrell, 840-6444, 1119 Mass., Lawrence 66046

Solidarity! Revolutionary Center & Radical Library is an all-volunteer-operated lending library, information shop and community space in Lawrence.

Subtle Energy/Energy Medicine

Meetings: First Tuesday, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave.

E-mail: carlay@ku.edu

President and membership contact: Carla Young, 749-7687.

The organization is a study group and demonstrates integrative medicine techniques. Subtle energy medicine is "cutting edge," including massage, touch therapies and spiritual healing.

Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County

Phone: 842-7815

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday, location to be announced

E-mail: arwhite1@wellsville.com

President: Joann Wiley, 213 Summertree Lane, Lawrence 66049-1831

Membership contact: Anita White, P.O. Box 628, Baldwin 66006, (785) 883-2736

Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County is federated at the state and national levels and won a "Caring for America" Diamond Award.

Cost: $15 annual membership, $5 associate

Service Groups

AARP Chapter 1696

Phone: 832-9261

Meetings: 11:30 a.m., fourth Friday in January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, 11:30 a.m. third Friday in November

President: Jane Pracht, 832-9261

Membership contact: Noreen Hein, 842-6765

Cost: $12.50 a year, national; $4 a year for local chapter

The organization provides social services for seniors (50 and over). The chapter offers members fellowship and a chance to use their time, talents and experience to make a difference.

Altrusa International

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Hereford House

Web site: altrusaoflawrenceks.com

President: Debi Taylor, 842-3392, debiddt@aol.com

Membership contact: Trina Vincent, tmvincent@yahoo.com

The Altrusa Club helps with literacy for all ages in the community

Cost: $90 the first year, $75 thereafter

The club has many service projects that serve the Lawrence community. It is a great place to develop friendships, extend business contacts and extend personal outreach to the community.

Animal Outreach of Kansas

Phone: 842-1658

Address: P.O. Box 442454, Lawrence 66044

Meetings: Alternate Thursdays at the community meeting rooms in the lower level of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, see the Web site for details.

Web site: www.animaloutreach-ks.org

E-mail: aok@animaloutreach-ks.org

Animal Outreach of Kansas (AOK) is an all-volunteer activist and advocate group committed to peaceful, compassionate actions that educate and encourage ourselves and others to protect, rescue, and advocate respect and kindness for animals.

Boy Scouts of America

Phone: (785) 766-6639

Membership contact: Frank V. McClelland, (816) 569-4961

Cost: $10 annually

The Scouts provide youths with opportunities for camping and many other outdoor activities. Additionally the Scouts provide many volunteer service hours to the communities in Douglas County. There are programs for boys in first grade or age 7 through high school or age 18. There is also a coed program called Venturing which caters to 14- to 20-year-old boys and girls.

Cans for the Community

Phone: 832-9671

Meetings: Times vary, location is the City of Lawrence Solid Waste Annex North

E-mail: thecanlady@msn.com

Web site: www.cansforthecommunity.org

Membership contact: Linda Klinker, 832-9671 or 331-6599

Cans for the Community is a local group of volunteers who recycle aluminum cans and donate the proceeds to charity.

Douglas County AIDS Project

Address: 2518 Ridge Court , 101

E-mail: dcap@sunflower.com

Web site: www.douglascountyaidsproject.org

Executive director: Geri Summers, 843-0040

DCAP supports a community of caring for those infected/ affected by HIV/AIDS in our community. There are many opportunities for volunteering.

Girl Scouts of Kaw Valley Council

Phone: (800) 432-0286, (785) 273-3100

Meetings: Time, date and location vary by troop

E-mail: kvgsc@girlscouts.net

Web site: www.girlscouts.net

CEO: Diane Oakes, 7015 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66615; (800) 432-0286 ext. 31; (785) 273-3100 ext. 31

Membership contact: Terry Dykstra, tdykstra@girlscouts.net, 7015 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66615, (800) 432-0286 ext. 29, (785) 273-3100 ext. 29

Girl Scouts of Kaw Valley Council serves 13 counties in northeast Kansas: Brown, Clay, Douglas, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Washington

Dues: $10 annual with scholarships available. Troops dues and event fees will vary.

Lawrence Coalition on Homeless Concerns

Meeting: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, usually at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Chairman: Steve Ozark

Membership contact: Janeine Cardin, janeinec@prodigy.net, 749-0775

Lawrence Noon Lions Club

Phone: 843-1621

Meetings: Noon, first and third Tuesdays of the month, Conroy's Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

President: Don Dunn, 843-1621, ddunn@sunflower.com, 2502 Ark., Lawrence 66046

Membership contact: Gary Beasley, 841-0003

Cost: $55 quarterly, which includes meals

The Lawrence Noon Lions Club is a place to meet other business leaders in the community and work on service projects, with an emphasis on sight restoration.

Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. monthly at various locations

Web site: www.cosmopolitan.org

President: Deanna Hoss, 760 N 1851 Diagonal Rd, Lecompton 66050, 887-6906, hossdeanna@msn.com

Membership contact: Barb Riley, 695 North 1610 Road, Lawrence 66049, 843-7668, b2briley@aol.com

Cost: One time initiation fee of $25 per member, quarterly dues of $20 per member.

The mission of Cosmopolitan International is to contribute to community well-being through charitable donations and volunteer service with special emphasis on supporting efforts to prevent and find a cure for diabetes.

One Hundred Good Women

Meetings: None scheduled regularly

Web site: www.100goodwomen.org

President: Jennie Washburn, 841-0200, info@100goodwomen.org

Cost: $10 voluntary donation

100 Good Women is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit community of women and men embodying the spirit of altruism. Through phone and e-mail, we answer simple personal and community needs.

Pilot Club of Lawrence

Meetings: Second Monday of the month

Web site: www.pilotinternational.org

President: Norma Leary, 1059 East 1479 Road, 843-9117

Membership contact: Merna Dean, 1016 East 1256 Road, 749-0437.

Cost: $63 annually

Pilot Club is a service organization focusing on brain disorders and disabilities.

Rotary Club of Central Lawrence

Meetings: Noon Wednesdays, the Eldridge Hotel

President: Lynn W. O'Neal, 840-9718, lwosnow@gmail.com

Cost: $160 per quarter

This is a new Rotary Club that is actively seeking members for service projects in Lawrence and on an international basis. Helping eradicate polio is a Rotary goal.

Soroptimist International

Meetings: First Monday of the month, location varies

President: Dottie Nordlund, dot@nordlund.org

Membership contact: Bev Hill, 841-7114, bev.hill@juno.com

Cost: $85

Soroptimist International of Lawrence provides an opportunity for women to contribute time and community support to service projects benefiting women and children.

SHHH of Lawrence

Phone: 832-1692

Meetings: 1 p.m. fourth Monday, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.

E-mail: gsigurdson@ldcha.org

President: Pat Chapman, 841-3758, patlovescats@yahoo.com

Membership contact: Gayle Sigurdson, 832-1692

The organization provides education and support for people with hearing loss.

Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County

Meetings: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 12, March 13, 2006; June 12, 2006; Sept. 11, 2006, at Community Health Facility, 200 Maine

E-mail: successby6@sunflower.com

Web site: www.douglascountysuccessby6.org

Co-chairs: Penny Schau, Chris Petr

Membership contact: Rich Minder, collaborative projects coordinator

Address: 2518 Ridge Court, Room 239, Lawrence 66046

Phone: 842-8719

The organization's mission is to ensure all families with children under 6 have what they need to parent their children and to prepare them for success in school and in life.

Social Grups

Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Epsilon Alpha

Meetings: 7 p.m. second Wednesday

President and membership contact: Ingrid Hartman, 2141 N.H., 841-9845

Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Epsilon Alpha is an international sorority that gathers for social and service projects throughout the year.

Daring Darling Damsels Red Hats

Meetings: Decided monthly

E-mail: jhawklady@earthlink.net

President/Queen: Helen Edwards, 841-4078

Cost: $5-$10 annually

Red Hat members get together for a good time and occasional service projects.

Epsilon Master of Beta Sigma Phi

Meetings: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at member homes

President: Helen Edwards, 841-4078

Membership contact: Mary Beth Johnston, 843-6846

Cost: $20 annually

Epsilon Master of Beta Sigma Phi is a social group committed to life, learning, friendship and helping others.

Kanwaka Literary Club

Meetings: First and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at member homes

President: Charlene Winter, xwib1@netscape.com, (785) 887-6285

Cost: $2 annually

The Kanwaka Literary Club was organized in 1899. We meet for fellowship and self-improvement. Each year we enjoy a founders Day when we look back at our history. We do some community service.

MOMS Club of Lawrence-North

Meetings: 10 a.m., first Tuesday of the month, Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass.

E-mail: www.momsclub.org

President: Kristine Wheat

Membership contact: Jane Graves, (800) 545-3315

Cost: $20 annually; people are not turned away regardless of ability to pay.

MOMS Club is an international, nondenominational and not-for-profit organization for mothers and their children that offers support and fun activities throughout the year.

Round Table

Meetings: The second Tuesday each month at members' homes

E-mail: fairplay@sunflower.com

President: Clenece Hills, 842-6313

Founded in 1880 as the Literary Club for Women, this is a club in which members present book reviews during meetings.

Tons of Fun Squares

Phone: 550-6796

Meetings: Lessons are 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. for beginners, 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. for advanced levels, Mondays at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.; dances, fourth Saturday of the month at Dance City.

E-mail: tons_of_fun_ square@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.geocities.com/tons_of_fun_square@sbcglobal.net

Membership contact: Kevin Oneslager, 550-6796, koneslager@ndx.org

Cost: Lessons are free; members who pay $15 annually get into dances free

Square dancing is a fun way to exercise your body and your mind. It keeps them both sharp while having fun, meeting new people, and traveling to other club's dances.

University Women's Club

Meetings: See Web site

Web site: www.ku.edu/~univwm/

President: Gwen Dobson, 841-9658, dobson@sbcglobal.net

Membership contact: Barbara Downing, 749-2130

Membership dues: $20

The University Women's Club is open to female spouses and women who are current, former or retired Kansas University employees or its affiliates, including the Endowment and Alumni associations and the Athletic Corporation, and adult female household members of the above and house directors of student living organizations.

Over 40 Singles

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Conroy's Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

Membership contact: Gwen Whitebread, 843-5396

The group meets for social time at Conroy's and then visits a local restaurant for dinner. Area singles are welcome to come to either or both.

Welcome Club of Lawrence

Meeting: 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month, location varies

President: Sally Cloar, 312-8117, sally0710@sunflower.com

Membership contact: Terri Koch, 843-0822

A women's organization for people who are new in the community, people with life changes such as retirement or death of spouse, also have book club, golf and other activities

Cost: $15 women over 65, $20 other; luncheons are $10

Recreation

G-Force Athletics

Address: 801 E. 23rd St.

Phone: 843-5387

Web site: www.gforcejets.com

E-mail: hallie@gforcejets.com

Cost: Registration and tuition. Call for more information.

G-Force offers tumbling and cheerleading for children ages 18 months to 18 years.

The Hoopster Basketball Program

Web site: usahoopsters.com

E-mail: info@usahoopsters.com

Director: Rick McNabb

A year-round basketball program for ages 5-18, through Leagues, Clinics ,Camps , & Individual Instruction.

Cost: Varies

The Hoopster Basketball Program is a year-round program for children ages 5-18.

Orienteer Kansas

Phone: 841-3587

Meetings: Contact club for training and event times.

E-mail: Orienteer-Kansas@googlegroups.com, Orienteer-Kansas-owner@googlegroups.com

President: Mary Jones, (816) 684-9367

Membership contact: Gene Wee, 841-3587, genewee@sunflower.com,

Cost: annual dues with USOF: $30.

Orienteer Kansas is devoted to promotion of the sport and train members for national championships. Affiliated with U.S. Orienteering Federation.

runLawrence

Phone: 841-3587

Meetings: 4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Contact the club for group run times.

E-mail: deeboeck@sunflower.com

Web site: www.runlawrence.org

President: Dee Boeck, 841-3587, deeboeck@sunflower.com

Membership contact: Molly Wood, 841-8339, mmwood@ku.edu

Cost: annual dues $20 (family $25).

RunLawrence is a community running club for all ages and abilities. Affiliated with Road Runners Club of America.

Lawrence Mountain Bike Club

Meetings: Third Tuesday of every other month; the next is Sept. 20. Times, locations vary

Web site: www.lawrencemountainbikeclub.org

President: Gerard Arantowicz

Dues: $5 annually

Lawrence Mountain Bike Club promotes mountain biking opportunities for all. Our mission is to promote cycling by organizing races, social rides and events, and by supporting local trail advocacy efforts.

Lawrence Tennis Assn.

Phone: 856-1150

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., last Monday of the month, Free State Credit Union, 1001 E. 23rd St.

President: Fernando Zuna, 542-1988, tennis@sunflower.com

Membership contact: Grace Vogel, tennis@sunflower.com

The LTA has been around for over 25 years. We have players of all ages and abilities.

Cost: Individuals, $15 annually (includes a T-shirt), family is $20 (includes two T-shirts)

Support Group

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue: The Focus on Improvements Group

Meetings: 6:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th Terrace

President: Tamara Farmer, 842-1725

The group will focus on learning, sharing ideas and creating a positive outlook.

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