Community Organizations

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The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.


Bloomington Rotary Foundation Inc.

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Website http://rotary.l-tecs.com/
Contact Joy Kahn Harter (President)
Email earondavis1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2026
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Rotary Club was chartered April 13, 1918. It was the seventh club established in what is now District 6580, and the 403rd in Rotary. A large delegation came from the sponsoring club in Indianapolis for the installation.

Since its origins in the spring of 1918, the Bloomington Rotary Club has worked steadily to serve the larger community both through its efforts as an organization and the leadership and stewardship of its members as individuals.

Members volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Rotary clubs, which meet weekly, are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. The organization’s motto is “Service Above Self.”

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EIN 311193127
Updated April 25, 2015

Bloomington Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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Website http://bloomingtonsdachurch.org/
Phone (812) 332-5025
Address 2230 N Martha St
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Sierra Club

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Website https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSierra
Description

Mission: Enable like-minded residents of Monroe and surrounding counties to connect with one another in order to explore, enjoy, and protect our natural environment.

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Updated May 13, 2015

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild

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Website http://www.bloomspinweave.org/
Address P.O. Box 351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The purpose of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild is to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those interested in the arts of spinning and weaving; to stimulate public appreciation for the value of spinning and weaving; to provide instruction for members in the methods and techniques of spinning, weaving and related fiber arts.

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Updated April 24, 2015

Bloomington Stamp Club

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Website http://indianastampclub.org/group.html
Contact Mark Goodson (President)
Phone 812-876-6300
Email bgdsn [at] comcast [dot] net
Description

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington.

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Updated June 30, 2015

Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

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Website http://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Contact Ginny Richey (Coordinator)
Phone 812-339-7224
Email btownstorytellers [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.

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Updated May 06, 2015

Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

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Website http://bloomingtonsunriserotary.com/
Contact Chris Cockerham (President)
Phone 812-331-1335
Email president [at] bloomingtonsunriserotary [dot] com
Address Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities and abroad. Clubs Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI).

Meets weekly at the Hilton Garden Inn at 7:00 am

Additional Contact Jessika Hane (President Elect)
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Updated June 30, 2015

Bloomington Swim Club

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Website http://www.swimbsc.com/
Contact Jeff LeBeau (Coach)
Phone 812-325-0443
Email coachjeff [at] swimbsc [dot] com
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Swim Club is to make available the opportunity for people in the Bloomington area to experience the great sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer.

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Updated April 27, 2015

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com
Contact Donna Lafferty (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-2320
Email bso [dot] donna [at] gmail [dot] com
Address PO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through performances and educational outreach throughout the community. This 75 member, all-volunteer community orchestra performs a classical concert series, holiday 'pops' programs, a children's concert, plus a summer concert in the park every season.

Email bso [at] bloomingtonsymphony [dot] com
Year Established 1969
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated April 30, 2015

Bloomington Tea Party

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Website http://www.bloomingtonteaparty.com/
Email hoosierpatriot [at] comcast [dot] net
Description Tea Party Organizations Nationwide are supporting protests at this time. If you can't go, write a letter or call the local office to express your opinion. We support government integrity, fiscal responsibility and free markets.
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Updated October 27, 2011

Bloomington Transit Access

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Website http://www.bloomingtontransit.com/bt-Access
Phone 812-336-7433
Email customer [at] bloomingtontransit [dot] com
Description

BT Access is a transportation service for persons with disabilities who, by means of a disability, cannot use the existing Bloomington Transit "fixed route" bus system. BT Access is operated by the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation. It is the same organization that operates the Bloomington Transit bus system. BT Access service is provided with vans equipped with wheelchair lifts. If you are eligible, these vans can pick you up and take you anywhere in Bloomington and, then take you back home. There are no restrictions on where in the city you can go or how often, depending upon your eligibility.

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Updated May 07, 2015

Bloomington Transit Board of Directors

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Website http://bloomingtontransit.com/bt-staff/
Contact Raymond McConn (Chairman)
Phone (812) 336-7433
Address Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation
130 W. Grimes Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Bloomington Transit provides bus service to patrons in the Bloomington area.

Additional Contact Kent McDaniel (Vice Chairman)
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EIN N/A
Updated May 07, 2015

Bloomington Ukulele Club

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Website https://sites.google.com/site/ukuleleclubloomington/
Email bloomingtonukulele [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The Bloomington Ukulele Club is a place where Bloomington residents can play the ukulele and continue to develop ukulele skills.

Year Established 2010
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Updated June 30, 2015

Bloomington United

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Contact Doug Bauder (Coordinator)
Phone 812-855-4252
Email dbauder [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

A coalition of community members whose mission is to promote educational opportunities that affirm the value of all human beings, bridge the differences among people, and respond to hate activity in our community.

Additional Contact Rabbi Sue Laikin Shifron
Phone 812-336-3824
Email hillel [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Updated May 06, 2015

Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Website http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm
Phone 332-7331
Description

Job placement assistance and follow-up for residents of Monroe,Morgan, Lawrence, and Owen counties who have a proven disability which interferes in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment. Free. A WorkOne partner.

Phone 332-9372
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EIN N/A
Updated April 16, 2015

Bloomington Walking Club

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=7684
Address See Description for details
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Walking Club is a new, informal walking program being implemented through the combined efforts of the Indiana Running Company, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and IU Community Health.This is an informal gathering of walkers to develop healthy habits and meet new friends. The club meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00pm.  You will be able to choose a two- or four-mile route and go at your own pace.

Mondays
Indiana Running Company
121 N. College Ave.


Thursdays
Areté Athletic
1567 Piazza Dr. in Renwick Village

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Updated April 30, 2015

Bloomington Watercolor Society

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwatercolor.org/
Contact Cassidy Young (President)
Email members [at] bloomingtonwatercolor [dot] org
Address c/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The mission of BWS is to promote a growing relationship with artists, encourage one another , and provide opportunities for promoting and exhibiting our watercolor paintings in the community. Promotes watercolor painting or any water based and applied method. Provides paint-ins and education through demonstrations and guest artists.

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Updated April 24, 2015

Bloomington West Lions Club

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Website http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php?f=3&cs=INDIANA&club_no=9651
Contact Kenneth Brashaber (President)
Address American Legion Post 18
1800 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Bloomington West chapter of Lions Club, a charitable organization.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.com/
Email blooomingtonwinterfarmersmarket [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 909 E. 2nd Street
Harmony Gymnasium
Bloomington, In 47401
Description The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market exists to extend the farmers’ market season and increase the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year.
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Updated January 16, 2015

Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, Inc.

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Website http://bwfbloomington.org/
Contact Charlottee Griffin
Phone 812-339-8471
Email bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

BWF promotes understanding and friendship between international students and residents of Monroe County. This all volunteer, non-profit organization matches international students studying at Indiana University with individuals and families in the community. Students do not live with assigned hosts, but hosts commit to meeting their students a minimum of three times during each semester of the academic school year. They help international students learn about their new community through shared activities like holiday meals, hikes in state parks, visits to Bloomington's farmers' market and IU sports and musical events. The cross-cultural experience creates many long term friendships.

Year Established 1963
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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EIN N/A
Updated April 30, 2015

Bloomington Wrestling Club

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Website https://sites.google.com/site/bhsswrestling/home
Phone 812-334-1666
Address Bloomington High School South
1965 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

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EIN N/A
Updated May 06, 2015

Bloomington Writing Project

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwritingproject.org/
Email bloomingtonwritingproject [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Our goal is to offer a service that's not readily on-hand in the community as a whole: Free writing help. We'll work with people on all kinds of writing, from everyday life stuff (forms, application, etc.), to more special occasional writing, (letters to the editor or work on a memoir), to stuff for personal businesses (web content or a flyer).

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Updated May 07, 2015

Bloomington Yacht Club, Inc.

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Website http://www.bloomingtonyachtclub.org
Contact Jeff Becker
Phone 812-331-9115
Email jeffmbecker [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Contact: 812-339-9415 This sailboat-only club is located on the South shore of Lake Lemon (entry by Port Hole Inn Restaurant). Club memberships include use of wet and dry storage, electric hoist, club house, Sunday races, monthly club meetings and other social activities.

Additional Contact Amy Metzger
Email ajmetzger [at] gmail [dot] com
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EIN 351093582
Updated April 24, 2015

Bloomington-Great Harvest Ministry Center

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Website http://www.ghmcfamily.org/
Contact Anthony Taylor
Phone (812) 339-4462
Address 1107 S Fairview St
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomingveg

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Website bloomingveg.org
Contact Jessika Griffin
Phone 317-765-1230
Email bloomingveg [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

BloomingVEG is an all-ages social and advocacy group for vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers alike in Bloomington, Indiana. Some of our activities include potlucks, advocacy events, and dine-outs.

Year Established 2013
Incorporation Status Unincorporated
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Updated June 30, 2015

Blue Ridge

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Updated October 16, 2014

Body of Christ Gospel Assembly Church

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Website http://bodyofchristbloomingtonindiana.com
Contact Cary E Cohenour
Phone (812) 339-5287
Address 1310 E Thornton Dr
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Updated October 16, 2014

Book Circulating Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookcirculating.html
Contact Penny Gaither (Co-Chair)
Phone 812-332-8010
Email booklady88 [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 900 E. 7th Street
Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half non-fiction.
Additional Contact Lou Moir (Co-Chair)
Phone 822-1515
Email moirl [at] indiana [dot] edu
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EIN N/A
Updated February 27, 2015

Books Plus Book Discussion Group

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Website http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/books-plus
Phone 812-349-3050
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and non-fiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Boxcar Books

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Website http://www.boxcarbooks.org/
Contact Steven (General Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-8710
Email boxcar [at] boxcarbooks [dot] org
Description

Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer run, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community. Boxcar Books sends literature of all types, free of charge, to prisoners in the Midwest. It also provides a meeting space for community and literary groups. Boxcar Books is affiliated with the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, which can be found at http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated June 30, 2015
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