AARP Chapter 1696
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)
Meeting times: 7 p.m. Thursday, once a month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital. See Web site for dates.
Web site: www.animaloutreach-ks.org
Membership contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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
Meetings: See Web site for details
Web site: www.delaware-street.com
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: www.wj0k.net cq
President: Jim Bird, (913) 782-0450, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Rex Lockwood, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.emporia.edu/saf/alumni/
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 email@example.com
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: www.girlscouts.net
Membership contact: Melissa Mackey, (800) 432-0286 Ext. 43, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.jayhawkaudubon.org
President: Chuck Herman, (913) 301-3921, email@example.com
The Jayhawk Audubon Society encourages enjoyment of the natural world and education on conservation.
Jayhawk Model Masters
Meetings: 8 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, Eagles Lodge
Web site: jayhawkmodelmasters.com
President: Gary Rauckman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: 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: www.sunflower.com/~pilott29
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
Meetings: 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month
Web site: www.lalecheleague.org
Membership contact: Julie Loats, 748-0740, email@example.com
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: www.laugks.org
President: Dave Greenbaum, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
President: James McKenzie, email@example.com, 830-9942
Membership contact: Chuck Fisher, treasurer, 843-9055, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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, email@example.com
Altrusa International of Lawrence
Meetings: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, Marceli's
Web site: www.altrusaoflawrenceks.com
President: Chris Durflinger, 842-7521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Trina Vincent, email@example.com
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
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: www.lcpj.org
Membership contact: Christine Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Web site: www. LawrenceCorvetteClub.com
President: Doug Flessing, 843-3083, email@example.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.
Mankind Project of Kansas City
Meetings: New Warrior Training Adventures in April and September 2007, with some weekly meeting groups
Web site: www.mkp.org
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.
Meetings: Quarterly, TBA in newsletter
President: James Dunn, 843-5272
Membership contact: Jodi Wente, coordinator, 842-5440, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.kusoma.org
President: Andrew Stangl, (316) 619-8099, email@example.com
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
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
Meetings: 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday, location to be announced
President: Lisa Todd, 749-1844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Anita White, (785) 883-2736, email@example.com
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.
Membership contact: Richard Morantz, 594-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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, Jhawklady@sunflower.com
Membership contact: Jennifer Gartner, 840-9960, email@example.com
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: www.ku.edu/~univwm/
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.
Web site: www.council1372.org
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: www.kansasnetworq.org
President: Kim Kreiker, 838-4206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Kurt Schueler, email@example.com
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.
Meetings: 6 p.m. Sundays, location varies
President: John Lowther, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Steve Mason, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-2695, for details.
President: Larry Hovey, 856-1424, email@example.com
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
Web site: www.ksmusichalloffame.org
President: Bill Lee, 843-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, (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: www.lawrencecivicchoir.org
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
Meetings: 1501 N.H.
Web site: www.theatre.lawrence.com
President: Mary Doveton, executive director
Lawrence Lyric Opera Guild
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Judy Chadwick
Organized in 1892, the Lawrence Music Club has 80 members, with performers and those who enjoy good music.
Lawrence Photo Alliance
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, email@example.com
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,firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues: None, but members must purchase own reading materials
This book club for single Christian women will read and discuss faith-building materials.
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: www.jewishKU.com
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
Meetings: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings, 1000 Ky.
Membership contact: Randy Beeman, email@example.com
First Christian Church has several active groups within its ministry, including:
â B.A.S.I.C. Training, for junior high and high school students, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 1000 Ky., 843-0679 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
LCII brings people together to put their individual faith in action to help people in need and crisis in Lawrence.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Meeting times: Worship services at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 1245 N.H.
Web site: www.tlclawrence.org
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: www.100goodwomen.org
President: Jennie Washburn, 841-0200, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Betty Washington DAR
Meetings: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, September through May, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Web site: www.Kansasdar.org
President: Gerry Livers, email@example.com, 841-8349
Membership contact: Shari Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Meetings: Times vary, location is the City of Lawrence Solid Waste Annex North
Web site: www.cansforthecommunity.org
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: www.acludouglascounty.org
President: Phil Minkin, email@example.com
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
Web site: www.douglascountyaidsproject.org
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: www.dpfks.org
Director: Laura Green, 841-8278, firstname.lastname@example.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. 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
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: www.hqcc.lawrence.ks.us
Contact: Marcia Epstein, director, 841-2345, or volunteer inquiries, Tami Clark, email@example.com
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
Meetings: 2 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.
President: Pat Chapman, 841-3758 TTY, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Gayle Sigurdson, 832-1692
The organization provides education and support for people with hearing loss.
Web site: www.lawrencehabitat.org/homeharmonies
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
Meetings: 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Membership contact: Janeine Cardin, 749-0775, email@example.com
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
Meetings: Noon, the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Conroy's Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.
President: Don Dunn, 843-1621, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Meetings: Jan. 9, 2007, through March 27, 2007
Web site: www.lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com
President: Gene Shaughnessy and Steve Cummings
Secretary and membership contact: Sara Jane Zimmerman, email@example.com
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: www.rivercitycosmo.org
President: Tim Dunham, 838-9813, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Kathy Hanna, (785) 542-2953, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Phil McKnight, 842-4872, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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: http://lawrencelions.org
President: Bob Heafey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.
Meetings: As needed, usually at the Haskell Indian Nations University library or other on-campus location
Web site: www.savethewetlands.org
President: Thomasine Ross, 218-1945
Membership contact: Mike Caron, 842-6293, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocates for the protection and preservation of the Wakarusa (aka Haskell-Baker) Wetlands).
Meetings: Noon at the Lawrence Country Club
Web site: www.lawrencesertoma.com
President: Thomas Howe (president of the board of directors)
Membership contact: Jeff Messick (president of the club), email@example.com
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.
Meetings: First Monday of the month, location varies
President: Jude McDaniel, 841-4664, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Linda Mullens, email@example.com
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
Address: 2518 Ridge Court, Room 241, Lawrence 66046
Meetings: TBA, Community Health Facility, 200 Maine
Web site: www.douglascountysuccessby6.org
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
Address: 2619 W. Sixth St., Suite B, Lawrence 66049
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: www.vfw852.com
President: Paul Benner (men), firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: www.freestateflyfishers.org
President: Jeff Frye, 840-9005, email@example.com
Membership contact: Rick Laughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.happytimesquares.com
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: email@example.com; 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.
Meetings: Usually the first Monday of the month
Web site: http://lawrencetennis.tripod.com
President: Fernando Zuna, (913) 486-7834, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Grace Vogel, 856-1150, email@example.com
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.
Meetings: 4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month, Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Contact the club for group run times.
Web site: www.runlawrence.org
President: Dee Boeck, 841-3587, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://nursingworld.org/snas/ks/
President: Jeri Safarik, 842-8424 or 766-5347, email@example.com
Membership contact: Lynn Skinner, 840-2569, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: www.landlordsoflawrence.com
President: James Dunn, 843-5272, email@example.com
Membership contact: 842-0452
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
Meetings: Time and place varies
Web site: www.lawrencechamber.com
President: Lavern Squier, 865-4422, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership contact: Cathy Lewis, 865-4406, email@example.com
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for a healthy business environment.