Civic Organizations - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

Websitehttp://www.good-evening.org/
AddressSmith-Neubecker Building
453 Clarizz Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47308
Description

 

The Toastmasters club is dedicated to improving communication skills through public speaking. Toastmaster clubs help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills which promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of the world.

ContactBlake Champlin (President)
info [at] good-evening.org
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Bloomington Good Morning Club

Websitehttp://bloomington.toastmastersclubs.org/
AddressSt. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Good communicators tend to be good leaders.

ContactJohn T Pedersen
jotpeder [at] indiana.edu
(812) 340-0937
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Bloomington Newcomers Club

Websitehttp://www.btown-newcomers.us
AddressP.O. Box 8231
Bloomingon, IN 47407-8231
Description

Bloomington Newcomers Club is a social organization founded to give people new to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who are also new. Through general meetings, interest groups, excursions, special social events, and other activities, the club encourages members to learn more about Bloomington and develop long-lasting relationships with others with mutual interests.

 

 

ContactAl Crosser
bloomingtonnewcomersclub [at] gmail.com
773-430-5228
Year Established1948
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Northside Exchange Club

Websitehttp://necblo.wix.com/1
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth activities, and it national service project, the Prevention of Child Abuse

ContactJanet Burks
bloomingtonnorthsideexchangeclub [at] hotmail.com
812-876-2165
Additional ContactMerv Meister
812-332-5924
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Bloomington Rotary Foundation Inc.

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtonrotary.org/
AddressP.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.”

ContactJoy Kahn Harter (President)
earondavis1 [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

Websitehttp://bloomingtonsunriserotary.com/
AddressHilton 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

ContactChris Cockerham (President)
president [at] bloomingtonsunriserotary.com
812-331-1335
Additional ContactJessika Hane (President Elect)
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Bloomington United

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.

ContactDoug Bauder (Coordinator)
dbauder [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4252
Additional ContactRabbi Sue Laikin Shifron
hillel [at] indiana.edu
812-336-3824
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Bloomington West Lions Club

Websitehttp://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php?f=3&cs=INDIANA&club_no=9651
AddressAmerican Legion Post 18
1800 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

Bloomington West chapter of Lions Club, a charitable organization.

ContactKenneth Brashaber (President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Chain for Hope Congressional Legislative Action Group

Address827 West 17th Street 47404
Description
 
Voluntary community group that organizes to speak to our state and national representatives in support of progressive legislation. We meet once a month and welcome new participants and volunteers.
ContactJohn Arthos
jarthos [at] indiana.edu
812-679-8175
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc. (COTA)

Websitehttp://cota.org/
Address2501 Cota Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

ContactRichard Lofgren (Executive Director)
cota [at] cota.org
800-336-2682
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

Websitehttps://bloomington.in.gov/volunteer
Address401 N Morton St, Suite 260
PO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your one-stop source for volunteer information in Bloomington and Monroe County. We invite you to connect to your community through volunteering to "be the change!"

Mission: The City of Bloomington Volunteer network exists to mobilize volunteers to address community issues and build on community assets.

ContactBet Savich
volunteer [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3433
Year Established1980
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Crimson Cupboard Student Food Pantry

Websitehttps://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/CrimsonCupboard
Address800 North Union Street (Campus View Apartments)
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Parent Organization: Indiana University - Bloomington

Based on the research that has been completed on food scarcity within college campuses, the Crimson Cupboard was created to fulfill those needs of students here at Indiana University Bloomington. We provide non-persihable food items to all IU undergraduate and graduate students who may be in need of food assistance. Students will have the opportunity to shop in the pantry twice each month and they will be required to simply show their student I.D. card (Campus Access Card) to access the pantry. The amount of food that each student recieves depends on their demographic information such as: place of residence, family size, etc. Regardless, we serve to ensure that every student recieves what they need.

All students are eligible to volunteer with the pantry, and we ask that each individual maintain a high level of discretion when volunteering with Crimson Cupbaord.

Contactjonesmem [at] umail.iu.edu
317-809-9938
Year Established2015
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Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce

Websitehttp://www.ellettsvillechamber.com/
Address200 East Association Street, Room 201A
P.O.Box 524
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

 

 

The Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and provides the glue in a mosaic of community partners working together to make Ellettsville a more vibrant, productive, and cohesive community. The Chamber, established in 1960, continues to preserve the twon's image and help make the community a better place to work and live.

ContactDiane Critchlow (President)
gbrinley [at] peoples-bank.com
(812) 876-6611
Additional ContactKenny Williams (Vice President)
kenny.williams [at] edwardjones.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Ellettsville Main Street, Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 143
Elletsville, In 47429
Description

Working to revitalize historic downtown Ellettsville and preserve our limestone industry heritage. We work on developing the Heritage Trail, Santa on Sale Street event, and preserving historic photos and other downtown Ellettsville efforts.

ContactLeasa Siscoe (President)
EllMainstreet [at] gmail.com
812-876-7350
Year Established2000
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

Websitehttp://www.chamberbloomington.org/
Address400 W. Seventh St., ste. 102
P.O. Box 1302
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping build better business and better community.

ContactJeb Conrad (President and CEO)
info [at] ChamberBloomington.org
(812) 336-6381
Additional ContactHeather Robinson (Vice President of Operations)
hrobinson [at] ChamberBloomington.org
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International Humanitarian Committee

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~intlserv/ic/student_groups/
Address900 East 7th St., Room 775
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

 

Provides humanitarian aid locally and globally.

ContactFrancisco Gomes-Scifres
hic [at] indiana.edu
812-219-4363
Additional ContactAdamm Evertts
aevertts [at] indiana.edu
812-679-9292
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IU Health Bloomington Hospital Foundation

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonhospitalfoundation.org/
Address405 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The "fundraising arm" of the hospital. Raises additional funds to pay for needs which patient fees would not cover. Fundraisers include Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, a December gala evening, and other events as needs arise. Established in 1967 by the Local Council of Women, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to Bloomington Hospital for projects, programs, services and equipment, which enhance the quality of health in our community.

ContactChris Molloy (President)
mfarmer [at] iuhealth.org
812.353.9528
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Knights of Columbus - Council 1096

Websitehttp://kofcbloomingtonin.org/
Address123 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1812
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

ContactGary Broxton (Grand Knight)
bandh [at] bluemarble.net
812-340-7571
Additional Contact(812) 824-4889
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Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

Websitehttps://lbmc.indiana.edu/
AddressIndiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies
101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County (LBMC) builds a stronger community by identifying a diverse cross-section of emerging leaders and preparing them for roles in shaping our future. Each year, people who are broadly representative of Bloomington and Monroe County participate in this leadership program to prepare for greater involvement in community life. To date, more than 800 local leaders have participated in this program.

LBMC is a program offered in partnership by Indiana University and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

ContactMary Catherine Carmichael (Director)
mccarmic [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-6329
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Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

Websitehttp://lodge1081.moosepages.org/
AddressMoose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1318
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

The Moose Community Service program of today and for the next century challenges people to become volunteers through membership in the Moose.

ContactKevin Russ (Governor)
LODGE1081 [at] MOOSEUNITS.ORG
(812) 336-5281
Additional Contact(812) 333-1213
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Monroe County Civil Air Patrol

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/monroecountycivilairpatrol
AddressNational Guard Armory
3380 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations.

ContactPhilip Wilkinson (Captain)
lshipps [at] inwg.cap.gov
812-320-8342
Additional Contact mwebb999 [at] hotmail.com
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Monroe County Community Justice and Mediation Center

Websitehttp://www.cjamcenter.org/
Address205 South Walnut Street, Suite 16
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

CJAM is a nonprofit community agency serving Monroe County, Indiana and the surrounding counties of southern Indiana. The mission of CJAM is to promote a civil and just community through mediation, education, and restorative justice. We envision a fair community that learns from conflict, prevents harm, and grows in understanding.

ContactSusan Burton (Executive Director)
cjam [at] cjamcenter.org
812-336-8677
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Monroe County Extension Homemakers Association

Websitehttps://www.extension.purdue.edu/monroe/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=4454
Address3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

 

The mission of the Monroe County Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. Call or leave a message for more information.

ContactEmily Roth (Extension Educator, Health and Human Sciences)
(812) 349-2575
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New Leaf New Life

Websitehttp://newleafnewlife.org/who-we-are.htm
Address1010 S. Walnut, Suite H
P.O. Box 7071
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

New Leaf – New Life is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that offers services to inmates in the Monroe County Jail during incarceration and after release. Applying the philosophy of therapeutic justice, we encourage personal growth and self-advocacy, helping inmates make a successful transition back into the community and family life.

Contact812-219-1349
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Bloomington Lodge 446

Websitehttp://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodgenumber=446
Address400 N. Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

 

The mission is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

ContactSteven Wallace (Exalted Ruler)
wallace0801 [at] gmail.com
(812) 336-6387
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United Way of Monroe County

Websitehttp://www.monroeunitedway.org/
Address441 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

The mission of the United Way of Monroe County is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The organization addresses critical needs today and works to reduce those needs tomorrow.

ContactBarry Lessow (Executive Director)
info [at] monroeunitedway.org
(812) 334-8370
Additional ContactJennifer Hottell (Community Engagement Director)
Year Established1956
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We Are You

Websitehttps://mcpl.info/www.weareyou.social
AddressBloomington, IN 47408
Description

The goals of our organization are to counteract stereotypes and prejudices against groups of people and to give marginalized people a voice and an opportunity to share their stories. We are going to be taking photos of individuals or couples and posting their photos on social media sites and on posters around town. On the image we are going to have a very concise message that we hope will cause an emotional response and feeling of connectedness from the viewer to the subject(s). We will have a full interview available if the viewer wants to learn more about the individual(s) but on the main image we want the message to be very short so a person will accidentally be exposed to someone from a possibly different background.

We want to give a voice to people feeling under attack right now. We are aiming to include all people from religious/ethnic/racial backgrounds, people who are LGBTQ, people with disabilities or mental illness and people with different socio-economic statuses.

ContactJenn Harmless
weareyoubloomington [at] gmail.com
765-714-3447
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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