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Ann Arbor Jaycees

(734) 531-9629

Leadership training, community service, and social opportunities for ages 21 to 40. Volunteer opportunities range from one day commitments to signature project committees. Monthly socials: laser tag, theater performances, tapas parties, and more. Raise funds, develop skills through hosting community events, and network at state and national conferences. Dues: $85. Meets 1st Thurs. 7 p.m., see website for location., V

Ann Arbor Moose Lodge #1253

10160 Jackson, Dexter [map]
(734) 433-1132

Provides home placements for youth; active in community volunteer projects and raising money for charities. Men meet Thurs. 7 p.m.; women meet 2nd & 4th Tues. 6 p.m. Dues $50; $20 to join., V

Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club

Don Thiel, (734) 562-2375

Supports programs for Ann Arbor youth. Breakfast Club meets 1st & 3rd Wed. 8 a.m. at the Graduate hotel, 615 E. Huron. Dues $95.

Ann Arbor Time Bank

(734) 369-4581

Encourages skills sharing and provides greater access to skills. Members work to earn time credits that they spend for other services.,

Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

P.O. Box 7350, AA 48107
(734) 302-7774

Supports the library through advocacy and fundraising. Staffs the Friends Book Shop at the Downtown library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.; open Mon.-Fri. noon-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. General membership $25. V

GBU Financial Life District #630 of Ann Arbor

Klaus Kummer, (734) 913-9371

Fraternal life insurance organization promotes German American culture and heritage; supports Peace Neighborhood Center, SafeHouse, Hope Medical Clinic, Salvation Army, Food Gatherers, and other charities; holds annual events such as Fasching, May Dinner/Dance, and Oktoberfest. Meets Sept.-June, usually Sun. 1 p.m., with free dinner for members and guests, Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium. Open to all; no annual dues. Call for membership information. (click on District Info, then District 630)


P.O. Box 1734, AA 48106

Open to Jewish women. Sponsors social, educational, advocacy, and fundraising programs to support projects worldwide. Dues $36; lifetime membership $250., V

James L. Crawford Elks Lodge #322 (IBPOE of W)

220 Sunset [map]
(734) 761-7172

Supports causes such as the Kidney Foundation; conducts Easter egg hunt, beauty pageants, and talent shows; sponsors oratorical contest for students in grades 11 & 12. Men meet 2nd & 4th Sun. 4 p.m.; women (members of Daisy Chain Temple #212) meet 1st & 3rd Sat. 4 p.m. Hosts live entertainment Thurs., Fri., & Sat. nights. V

Junior League of Ann Arbor

1100 N. Main, #109 (NEW Center) [map]
(734) 996-8818

Committed to volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and training of volunteers for community improvement. Meets Sept.-May, 2nd Tues. 7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Dues $160., V


(734) 665-0450

Service organization helps children and families with grants via nonprofits and direct service projects. Meets Mon. 11:45-1:15 p.m. Sponsors weekly thrift sales at Kiwanis Center West, 102 N. Staebler at Jackson. Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (See Community Services-Donations listing for more information.) Member dues $180 or volunteer without dues., V

Lions Club

Service group assists the sight- or hearing-impaired and works on community projects. Call for dues. Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club meets 2nd Tues. 6:30 p.m., Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson. Families welcome. Kathy Harper, (734) 484-3662., Ann Arbor Host Lions Club meets 1st Wed., (except June and Dec.), noon, Quarter Bistro, 300 South Maple. Richard Westbury, (734) 368-2261, Huron Valley Sunrise Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7:15 a.m., Denny's, 3310 Washtenaw. Mailing address: 806 Cambridge, Ypsilanti 48197. V

Masons: Ann Arbor York Rite

(734) 769-6982, Secretary/Recorder: Art Davidge, H PHP, H PTIM, H PC

Three groups; all meet 3rd Mon. 7 p.m. at the Belleville Masonic Temple, 515 Main St., Belleville. Washtenaw Chapter No. 6, Royal Arch Masons, founded in 1850 and open to Master Masons, expounds on the lessons taught in Masonic Lodges and completes the degrees received there. Ann Arbor Commandery No. 13, Knights Templar, founded in 1865, is open to Royal Arch Masons of any Christian faith; works to support ecumenical fellowship, giving pastors the opportunity to visit the holy land and supporting ocular research at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor Council No. 86, Royal & Select Masters adds further details and moral lessons to the allegory of the degrees found in both the Lodge and Chapter. Website for all:

Masons: Ann Arbor-Fraternity Lodge No. 262, Free & Accepted Masons

3337 Ann Arbor Saline [map]

Over 170 years in Ann Arbor. Motto: "Making Good Men Better." Builds community, provides relief to the needy, and encourages education.,

Masons: St. Mary's Lodge No. 4, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated

218 Chapin, (New Hope Baptist Church) [map]

Building bridges in the Ann Arbor community since 1867. Serve children, adults, and families. Meets 1st & 3rd Mon. 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook.

Notre Dame Club of Ann Arbor

P.O. Box 3738, AA 48106

For alumni and friends of the University of Notre Dame. Sponsors scholarships and service opportunities, hosts student groups, performs community service, engages in continuing education. Dues $35, $25 for senior citizens and alums within five years of graduation, free for first-year alums and alums who are full-time local grad students., S, V

Pittsfield Union Grange

3337 Ann Arbor-Saline. Mail: 208 Murray, Ann Arbor 48103 [map]
Joan Hellmann (734) 274-0773 or (734) 769-1052

Local chapter of state and national organization. Hosts Apple Day (last Sat. in Sept.), monthly family dances (3rd Sun.) Oct.-May, contra dance (3rd Sat.) Other groups also use the hall for dances. Meets Sept.-Nov. & Jan-June, 2nd Wed. 6:30 p.m. (potluck followed by program).,

Rotary Club

International service organization for community, business, professional, and educational leaders. Rotary Club of Ann Arbor meets Wed. noon, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. John White, (734) 926-9495,, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North meets Thurs. noon, Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth. Bryan Schindell, (734) 474-4626, Gail Scott: Foundation Chair,, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor West meets Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Bob Overhiser, (734) 995-4015, or Vineet Katial, (303) 324-3591. V

Zal Gaz Grotto, No. 34, M.O.V.P.E.R.

2070 W. Stadium [map]
Pat Tessmer, manager: (734) 663-1202

Est. 1911. Social and charitable club for members of the Masonic Fraternity. Live jazz and many other public events each week. Banquet hall, commercial kitchen, and bar available for rental.,

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