Archive for Sunday, September 17, 2006

Organization listings 2006

September 17, 2006


Special interest

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.

Animal Outreach of Kansas (AOK)

Phone: 842-1658

Meeting times: 7 p.m. Thursday, once a month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital. See Web site for dates.


Web site:

Membership contact:

AOK is an all-volunteer activist group committed to peaceful, compassionate actions which educate and encourage ourselves and others to protect, rescue and advocate respect and kindness for all animals.

Brook Creek Neighborhood Assn.

Phone: 841-4997

Meeting times: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, except for January, June, July and August, East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.


President: Aaron Brown, 865-7227,

Membership contact: Susan Miller, treasurer, 843-6151

Dues: $1 annually

The association allows neighborhood residents to collectively address concerns of their area. The neighborhood is bound by 11th and 19th streets, the eastern city limits and the Santa Fe railway tracks.

Delaware Street Commons

Phone: 550-0163

Meetings: See Web site for details


Web site:

Membership contact: Rich Minder, 550-0163

Dues: 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: cq

President: Jim Bird, (913) 782-0450,

Membership contact: Rex Lockwood,

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 Genealogical Society

Meetings: Times vary

Membership contact: Mary Burchill, 843-9199,

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.

Emporia State University Alumni Assn. Douglas County Chapter

Meetings: Times vary.

Web site:

Co-presidents: Teresa Clounch, 865-1609,; Kassie Edwards, 550-3852,

If you are a former student or graduate of E-State, you are already a member of the ESU Alumni Association. There are no annual fees, no membership dues. As a member, you're invited to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the association, including special events, travel opportunities and discounts on tickets for athletic events.

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction and Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meetings: 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 29th Terr.

President: Tammy Farmer, 842-1725

Membership contact: 842-1725 or

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

Girl Scouts of Kaw Valley Council, Douglas County Service Unit

Meetings: Adult service unit meetings are 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway

Web site:

Membership contact: Melissa Mackey, (800) 432-0286 Ext. 43,

Dues: $10/year

Girl Scouting consists of a broad range of activities that stimulate self-discovery. Girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

Institute for Noetic Sciences

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


Membership contact: Carla Young, 749-7687.

The Lawrence IONS study group meets monthly for discussions and presentations exploring the frontiers of consciousness to advance individual, social, and global transformation. IONS is dedicated to expanding science beyond conventional paradigms. (The Lawrence IONS study group is affiliated with The Institute of Noetic Sciences.)

Jayhawk Audubon Society

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month, September through May, Trinity Lutheran Church

Web site:

President: Chuck Herman, (913) 301-3921,

The Jayhawk Audubon Society encourages enjoyment of the natural world and education on conservation.

Jayhawk Model Masters

Phone: 843-3281

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

Web site:

President: Gary Rauckman,, 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

Phone: 842-1245

Meetings: Mushroom hunting forays the second Saturday of the month in the spring, summer and fall. Monthly meeting and programs at 7 p.m. the following, usually in the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Web site:

Dues: $8 per family annually; not required.

The KVMS was founded in 1986 as an association of those interested in mushrooms, especially in Kansas. Most of us are amateurs, and beginners are always welcome.

La Leche League of Lawrence

Phone: 691-0204

Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month

Web site:

Membership contact: Julie Loats, 748-0740,

Dues: Membership is optional, $40 per year

Founded in 1956, La Leche League is the only organization with the sole purpose of helping breastfeeding mothers.

Lawrence Apple Users Group 2.0

Meetings: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, Signs of Life, 722 Mass.


Web site:

President: Dave Greenbaum,, 218-9676

Anyone who is thinking of purchasing or own Apple products such as Macintosh computers or iPods can get free advice from user group members as well as exclusive member-only offers and expert reviews.

Lawrence All British Car Club

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

Web site:

President: James McKenzie,, 830-9942

Membership contact: Chuck Fisher, treasurer, 843-9055,,

Cost: $15 per year

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

Lawrence Brewers Guild

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Fellowship



Dues: $18 per year for individuals, $24 per year for families

The Lawrence Brewers Guild has been a Lawrence mainstay for more than 10 years. We help new brewers with brewing problems and support each other in our brewing.

Lawrence Chess Club

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

Membership contact: James Fouche-Schack, 749-6056,

Altrusa International of Lawrence

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Marceli's

Web site:

President: Chris Durflinger, 842-7521,

Membership contact: Trina Vincent,

Dues: $90 the first year, $75 thereafter

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

Lawrence All British Car Club

Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Johnny's Tavern

Web site:

President: James McKenzie, 830-9942

Membership contact: Chuck Fisher, 843-9055

Cost: $15 per year

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

Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice

Meetings: 3:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, Trinity Episcopal Church, 10th and Vermont streets

Web site:

Membership contact: Christine Smith,

The LCPJ is a group of diverse individuals actively committed to the promotion of peace and justice in our community and the world since 1976.

Lawrence Corvette Club

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

E-mail: Vettes_Rule@

Web site: www.

President: Doug Flessing, 843-3083,

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.

Mankind Project of Kansas City

Meetings: New Warrior Training Adventures in April and September 2007, with some weekly meeting groups

Web site:

Membership contact: Mark Zwahl, 832.2513

The Mankind Project is an international nonprofit organization with a growing Kansas City community of nearly 200 members, many here in Lawrence. We are committed to supporting each other as men to learn, grow, and connect to our feelings as we strive toward leading lives of integrity and in service to others in our many roles as men.

The No Name Club

Meetings: First and third Tuesdays of the month, October to April

President: Shirley Anderson, 749-2176

The No Name Club is the oldest study club in the state of Kansas, founded in 1876. The program theme this year is "The Thirteen Colonies and Beyond."

Norwegian Heritage Society

Meetings: TBA; with fifth annual Nordic Heritage Festival planned from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds

President: Marilyn Myers, 843-7535

Dues: $5 for individuals, $10 for families

The heritage society celebrates Norwegian heritage, customs and traditions while having fun.

Oread Neighborhood Assn.

Phone: 842-5440

Meetings: Quarterly, TBA in newsletter

President: James Dunn, 843-5272

Membership contact: Jodi Wente, coordinator, 842-5440,

Dues: $1 general, $5 associate

The neighborhood association serves interests within its geographic boundaries: Michigan to Massachusetts streets and Ninth to 17th streets, excluding Kansas University.

Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics

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


Phone number: (316) 619-8099

Web site:

President: Andrew Stangl, (316) 619-8099,

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

Subtle Energy/Energy Medicine

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


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, aurvedic medicine, aromatherapy and flower essence medicines, acupuncture and electromedicine, touch therapies and spiritual healing, including shamanic and indigenous practices from many cultures. (SEEM is affiliated with the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine.


Meetings: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Fridays, United Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets

Phone: 542-2110

Contacts: Ruth and Brenda Coons

Dues: $24 annually and $5 month

TOPS stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. It's a support group for weight loss management.

Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County

Phone: 749-1844

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


President: Lisa Todd, 749-1844,

Membership contact: Anita White, (785) 883-2736,

Cost: $15 annual membership, $5 associate

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

Tree Conservancy

Meetings: TBA

Membership contact: Richard Morantz, 594-7411,

Tree Conservancy has three goals: Provide greater protection of mature trees in existing neighborhoods; increase incentives in new construction projects for preserving existing trees; and promote native trees and diversity in tree plantings.

West Side Study Club

Meetings: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Perkins restaurant

President: Margaret Freeman, 843-3025

Membership contact: Dorothy Fritzel, 842-6365

Dues: $5

Formed Jan. 7, 1901, this study group is for learning, entertainment and service.


Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Epsilon Alpha

Meetings: Last week each month

President and membership contact: Ingrid Hartman, 841-9845

Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Epsilon Alpha is an international sorority that gathers for social and service projects throughout the year. Activities are geared toward the 40- to 60-year-old age group.

Laureate Alpha Phi of Beta Sigma Phi

Meetings: Varies

President: Carol Ohmart, 842-3035

Membership contact: Eva Cramer, 843-6099

Laureate Alpha Phi of Beta Sigma Phi is a social and service group.

Laureate Beta of Beta Sigma Phi

Meetings: Noon the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Stone Creek restaurant

President: Phyllis Cross, 840-9477

Membership contact: Melba Still, 842-8848

Laureate beta is a social group interested in service, learning and friendship.

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

Meetings: noon luncheon the third Wednesday of the month, Alvamar Country Club

President: Helen Edwards, 841-4078,

Membership contact: Jennifer Gartner, 840-9960,

Dues: $20 per member ($15 for women age 65 and older), and $10 lunch

The Welcome Club of Lawrence is a social organization for new or established women of our community. We organize interest groups and social activities for the continuing enjoyment of our members, and we support charitable and civic projects with our time and fundraising.

University Women's Club

Meetings: First Thursday of the month, Kansas Union's Malott Room, September through April

Web site:

President: Janis Hutchison, 842-6131

Membership contact: Ann Blackhurst, 841-4099

Membership dues: $20

From 1900, the University Women's Club has met for friendship and service to the university. Since 1915 we have awarded scholarships to meritorious KU women. We enjoy guest speakers at luncheon programs and foster shared interests among two dozen small groups each month. UWC welcomes faculty and staff, current or retired, their spouses and former spouses, widows and widowers.

Daring Darling Damsels Red Hats

Meetings: Decided monthly


President/Queen: Helen Edwards, 841-4078

Cost: $5-$10 annually

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

Knights of Columbus

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, 2206 E. 23rd St.

Phone: 842-2699


Web site:

Grand Knight: Brian Walter

Membership contact: Duane Boor

Dues: $25 annually

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


Meetings: 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Maceli's, 1031 N.H.

Web site:

President: Kim Kreiker, 838-4206,

Membership contact: Kurt Schueler,

Dues: Voluntary membership, $10 a year for individuals, $15 for households

NetworQ's mission is to support, educate and serve the gay and lesbian community, their friends, families and allies. NetworQ also is a service organization that supports local charities.


Fiddlers Jam

Phone: 841-0277

Meetings: 6 p.m. Sundays, location varies

President: John Lowther,

Membership contact: Steve Mason,

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

Friends of the Theatre

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

President: Larry Hovey, 856-1424,

Membership contact: Christine Bial,, 864-3381,

Cost: Dues range from $15 for students, $20 for senior citizens and $40 for "Friends," up to $500 or more for "Angels."

Friends of the Theatre (FROTH) is a support organization for the University Theatre program at KU. Members enjoy special benefits, including pre-performance dinners and special seating for University Theatre events.

Kansas Music Hall of Fame

Meetings: Annual

Web site:

President: Bill Lee, 843-0000,

Dues: Vary, starting at $25 annually

The Kansas Music Hall of Fame honors local and regional musicians with a yearly induction ceremony. Future plans include a museum.

Kanwaka Literary Club

Meetings: 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at member homes

President: Charlene Winter,, (785) 887-6285

Dues: $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.

Lawrence Civic Choir

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

Web site:


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 N.H.


Web site:

President: Mary Doveton, executive director

Lawrence Lyric Opera Guild

Meetings: vary


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

Lawrence Music Club

Meetings: 1:15 p.m. the second Thursday of the month

Presidents: Pat Blair,, and Judy Chadwick

Dues: $35

Organized in 1892, the Lawrence Music Club has 80 members, with performers and those who enjoy good music.

Lawrence Photo Alliance

Phone: 841-7691

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

Web site:

President: William Bowerman, 550-2163

Membership contact: Gary Taylor, 841-7691,

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

New Horizons Band

Meetings: 4 p.m. most Fridays at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.

Membership contact: John Towner, director, 865-3519

This is a concert band for players 55 and over, including those who may not have played an instrument in numerous years but are taking it up again. The level of difficulty is that of a small high school band.

R.I.B Book Club

Meeting times: TBA, biweekly

President: Rita Rials, 766-6536

Membership contact: Rita Rials,

Dues: None, but members must purchase own reading materials

This book club for single Christian women will read and discuss faith-building materials.

Round Table

Meetings: The second Tuesday each month at members' homes


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.


Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Phone: 832-TORA (8672)

Address: 1203 W. 19th St.

Meeting times: Varies, see Web site.


Web site:

Director: Rabbi Zalman and Nechama Tiechtel, 832-8672

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life is one of 2,700 centers in 70 different countries. Chabad recognizes all Jews, regardless of affiliation, background or levels of observances.

The Daughters of Isabella - St. Jude's Circle

Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month, Corpus Christi Church social hall

Membership contact: Regent Lori Wickliffe, 841-4519

Dues: $12 annually

The Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of Catholic women (at least 16 years of age) founded on the principle of out motto: unity, friendship and charity.

First Christian Church

Phone: 843-0679

Meetings: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings, 1000 Ky.


Membership contact: Randy Beeman,

First Christian Church has several active groups within its ministry, including:

â The Core, for college students and singles. Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 2633 Rawhide Lane,, 843-0679 and

â B.A.S.I.C. Training, for junior high and high school students, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1000 Ky., 843-0679 and

Lawrence Gideons

Phone: 842-3720

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month, Lawrence Holidome

President: Don Johnson, 865-2887

Membership contact: Roger Koch, 843-0822

Cost: Membership and giving

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

Lawrence Community InterFaith Initiative

Meetings: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month

Membership contact: Steve Ozark, facilitator, 760-3143,

LCII brings people together to put their individual faith in action to help people in need and crisis in Lawrence.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Phone: 843-4150

Meeting times: Worship services at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 1245 N.H.


Web site:

The Trinity Lutheran Church mission statement is "a place of grace with a call for all to follow Jesus." The denomination is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


One Hundred Good Women

Meetings: None scheduled regularly

Web site:

President: Jennie Washburn, 841-0200,

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.

Betty Washington DAR

Phone: 841-8349

Meetings: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, September through May, Lawrence Memorial Hospital


Web site:

President: Gerry Livers,, 841-8349

Membership contact: Shari Johnson,, 843-6199

The Betty Washington DAR Chapter was formed Oct. 17,1896, in Lawrence. Our mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. To become a member, women must prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

Dues: Chapter, state, and national dues

Cans for the Community

Address: P.O. BOX 442349, Lawrence 66044

Phone: 331-6599

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

E-mail: or

Web site:

Membership contact: Linda Klinker, 331-6599

The Compassionate Friends

Meetings: Second Monday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont streets


President: Loma Gregg, 331-6106

Membership contact: Loma Gregg, 331-6106, Kim Kirk, 748-0078

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child.

Douglas County ACLU

Meetings: Forums TBA

Web site:

President: Phil Minkin,

Dues: $20 annual

The Douglas County ACLU is a chapter of the state and national organization with a focus on protecting the Bill of Rights.

Douglas County AIDS Project

Address: 2518 Ridge Court No. 101, Lawrence 66046

Phone: 843-0040


Web site:

Membership contact: Kristin Brumm

DCAP is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides case managment services for people infected by HIV/AIDS, free HIV testing, and educational and outreach services in Franklin, Jefferson and Douglas counties.

The Drug Policy Forum of Kansas

Meetings: 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, 941 Ky.

Web site:

Director: Laura Green, 841-8278,

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. The Drug Policy Forum of Kansas is a 501c3 not for profit organization.

Family and Community Education

Meeting times: Stull, 1:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month; 59'ers, 7:30 p.m., second Monday; Kanwaka, 1 p.m., second Tuesday; India, 1 p.m., second Thursday; Belleview, 7:30 p.m., second Thursday; Vinland, 1:30 p.m., third Tuesday; Kaw Valley, 1:30 p.m., third Thursday, and Willmyra, 2 p.m., third Thursday.

Membership contact: Charlene Winter, Northeast area director for Family and Community Education, 887-6285, or the Douglas County Extension Office, 843-7058

The mission of the Kansas Association for Family and Community Education is to enrich Kansas families through educational programs, leadership development and community action.

GFWC Lawrence Classics

Phone: 331-4575

Meetings: 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month, September through May, McDaniel & McDaniel Office, 2500 W. 31st St. Suite B

President: Rita Breckheisen, 594-6968

Membership contact: Jan Schwartz, 331-4575

Dues: $25 per year

GFWC Lawrence Classics is a civic group currently involved with several community projects with an emphasis on youths.

Headquarters Counseling Center

Phone: 841-2345 (24-hour counseling and information), or (888) 899-2345 from Baldwin

Web site:

Contact: Marcia Epstein, director, 841-2345, or volunteer inquiries, Tami Clark,

All ages can call the center for free, immediate help with any concern, either through counseling or through referral to other services. The center also provides a Phone-A-Friend line for younger children to call.

Hearing Loss Association of Lawrence

Phone: 832-1692

Meetings: 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.


President: Pat Chapman, 841-3758 TTY,

Membership contact: Gayle Sigurdson, 832-1692

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

Home Harmonies

Web site:

Membership contact: Debbie McCarthy, 218-3448

Home Harmonies members perform for downtown Lawrence shoppers and private engagments as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. This is the group's 14th year.

Lawrence Coalition on Homeless Concerns

Phone: 760-3143

Meetings: 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Membership contact: Janeine Cardin, 749-0775,

LCHC encourages the participation of those experiencing homelessness/ marginal incomes in the process of building awareness to improve the lives for all people in poverty. Please come to learn and help.

Lawrence Noon Lions Club

Phone: 843-1621

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

President: Don Dunn, 843-1621,

Membership contact: Gary Beasley, 841-0003

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.

Cost: $55 quarterly, which includes meals

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Phone: 749-6677

Meetings: Jan. 9, 2007, through March 27, 2007

Web site:

President: Gene Shaughnessy and Steve Cummings

Secretary and membership contact: Sara Jane Zimmerman,

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

Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, location varies


Web site:

President: Tim Dunham, 838-9813,

Membership contact: Kathy Hanna, (785) 542-2953,

The Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club is composed of male and female members, singles and couples, who socialize and work on projects to support diabetes research.

Dues: $30 one-time initiation fee and $80 annually per member

Lawrence Rotary Club

Meetings: Mondays at the Lawrence Holidome

President: Peter Curran, 843-0811,

Membership contact: Phil McKnight, 842-4872,

Dues: $55 induction, $45 quarterly plus meals

Established in 1917, the club gives members opportunities to serve humanity.

Pilot Club of Lawrence

Meetings: 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

President: Marsha Fowler, 842-9253,

Cost: $64 annually

Pilot Club sponsors two antique shows a year, with proceeds benefiting a variety of community programs.

Prairie Park Partners

Meetings: Twice a year, TBA

President: Chuck Herman, (913) 301-3921,

Dues: $10 a year for individuals, $15 a year for families

Prairie Park Partners assists the Prairie Park Nature Center staff and programs.

River City Lions Club 864 4625

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Perkins restaurant


Web site:

President: Bob Heafey,

Membership contact: Lori Kesinger, 864 4625

Dues: $72 per year.

Lions is the largest service club in the world.

Rotary Club of Central Lawrence

Meetings: Noon Wednesdays, Eldridge Hotel,

President: Craig Brown, 843-5487,

Dues: $160 per quarter

This a young Rotary International Club actively seeking members for service projects in Lawrence and other areas. Helping eradicate polio is one of many projects Rotary International sponsors.

Save the Wakarusa Wetlands Inc.

Phone: 842-6293

Meetings: As needed, usually at the Haskell Indian Nations University library or other on-campus location

Web site:

President: Thomasine Ross, 218-1945

Membership contact: Mike Caron, 842-6293,

Advocates for the protection and preservation of the Wakarusa (aka Haskell-Baker) Wetlands).


Meetings: Noon at the Lawrence Country Club

Web site:

President: Thomas Howe (president of the board of directors)

Membership contact: Jeff Messick (president of the club),

Dues: $100

Sertoma helps fund a communication camp. It holds a competition cook-off in May as a fundraiser. It's been in existence more than 75 years.

Soroptimist International

Meetings: First Monday of the month, location varies

President: Jude McDaniel, 841-4664,

Membership contact: Linda Mullens,

Dues: $85

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

Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County

Phone: 842-8719

Address: 2518 Ridge Court, Room 241, Lawrence 66046

Meetings: TBA, Community Health Facility, 200 Maine


Web site:

Co-chairs: Rusty Schnur, Chris Petr

Membership contact: Rich Minder, collaborative projects coordinator

The Success by 6 Coalition of Douglas County's mission statement is "to ensure that all Douglas County families of children under 6 have what they need to successfully parent their young children, thereby fostering positive parent-child relationships and preparing children for success in school and in life."

tiny-k Early Intervention

Phone: 843-3059

Address: 2619 W. Sixth St., Suite B, Lawrence 66049

Meetings: TBA


Membership contact: Dena Bracciano,, or Elaine McCullough,

tiny-k Early Intervention provides supports and resources for infants and toddlers between the ages of birth to 3 who are experiencing challenges from disabilities or developmental delays. Professional providers work with parents and other caregivers to help facilitate the child's development through typical activities, routines, and play. Services are free. Developmental screenings are provided monthly free of charge to all children from birth to 3 years in Douglas County.

VFW Post 852 and Auxiliary

Meetings: Daily at VFW site, 138 Ala., dances from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays

Web site:

President: Paul Benner (men),, Judy Grace (women)

Dues: $20-$26 a year

The VFW is a gathering place for 800-plus members and guests, and supports veterans and community organizations.


Free State Fly Fishers

Meetings: Monthly Wednesday meeting, activities most Wednesday nights

Web site:

President: Jeff Frye, 840-9005,

Membership contact: Rick Laughlin,

Dues: None locally, but membership in the Federation of Fly Fishers is required. Dues are $35 annually for an individual and $45 a year for a family.

We offer an opportunity to spend time with folks that share a passion for fly fishing.

Happy Time Squares

Meetings: Second Saturday of the month, Douglas County 4-H Fairground

Membership contact: Lloyd and Connie Northrop, 841-3826, or Bob and Rosalee Rainbolt, 842-9799

Web site:

The organization is to provide fun and fellowship through square dancing and related activities.

Lawrence International Folk Dance Club

Meetings: 7:30-10 p.m. Friday; Camelot Ballroom II

Membership contact:; 843-6034

The Lawrence International Folk Dance Club members sing and dance for fun. Anyone is welcome. No partners necessary.

Dues: $5 a session

Lawrence Tennis Assn.

Phone: 856-1150

Meetings: Usually the first Monday of the month

Web site:

President: Fernando Zuna, (913) 486-7834,

Membership contact: Grace Vogel, 856-1150,

Dues: $20 a year individual and $25 a year for family

The Lawrence Tennis Assn. provides a network for tennis players and fans. Members can contact the LTA for information on local tennis groups, events, USTA and World Team Tennis (WTT) leagues, local and regional tournaments and local tennis instructors.


Phone: 841-3587

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


Web site:

President: Dee Boeck, 841-3587,

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

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

University Bridge Club

Meeting dates: Most Saturday evenings

Membership chairwoman: Isabel Schaake, 843-8130

Description: We play party-style bridge with rotating partners. Small prizes are given, but we play mostly for the fun of it. We are no longer affiliated with a university.


Douglas County Family Day Care Assn.

Meetings: First Thursday of the month

President: Carol Ohmart, 842-3035

Membership contact: Debbie Filkins, 841-0752

Dues: $15 a year

The association has been in existence for 28 years, and it offers support and Kansas Department of Health and Environment-approved in-service, fire exit inspections and CPR certification renewal.

Kansas State Nurses Assn. District 17

Meetings: Five to six meetings annually

Web site:

President: Jeri Safarik, 842-8424 or 766-5347,

Membership contact: Lynn Skinner, 840-2569,

District 17 was established in 1969 and is the Douglas County district of the Kansas State Nurses Assn. Both District 17 and KSNA are affiliated with the American Nurses Assn.

Heartland Doula Assn.

Phone: 760-4067

Meetings: Second Sunday of the month


Membership contact: Julie Hudson, treasurer, 979-4099

Heartland Doula Assn. gives those who are work as labor support professionals an opportunity to discuss issues and topics relevant to the childbirth field. It also offers a resource list to families seeking a doula to work with them during labor and delivery.

Landlords of Lawrence Inc.

Meetings: Monthly, call for location


Web site:

President: James Dunn, 843-5272,

Membership contact: 842-0452

Dues: $45

Landlords of Lawrence Inc. is an organization for housing providers in Douglas County and property managers. It is a member of The Associated Landlords of Kansas.

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 865-4411

Meetings: Time and place varies


Web site:

President: Lavern Squier, 865-4422,

Membership contact: Cathy Lewis, 865-4406,

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for a healthy business environment.


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