Professional Associations - Community Organizations

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ACUI Association of College Unions International

Websitehttps://www.acui.org
Address120 West 7th Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

ACUI (Association of College Unions International) was founded in the Midwestern United States by a group of students. Today, it has grown into the knowledge-based association for those students and professionals working in college unions and student activities throughout the world. The ACUI Central Office moved to Bloomington in 1981 and has maintained close ties with the local community and Indiana University ever since.

ContactMichelle J. Smith
mjsmith1 [at] acui.org
Year Established1914
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Beta Alpha Psi

Websitehttps://www.iubap.com/
AddressKelley School of Business, Room 540
Accounting Department
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

 

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for accounting and finance students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Contactbap [at] indiana.edu
812-855-3513
Additional Contact812-855-8966
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Big Red Roadrunner Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association

Websitehttps://www.indianaena.org/big-red-roadrunners-chapter-131
Address619 W. 1st St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Local chapter of National Organization of Emergency Nurses. Purpose: to promote education on emergency medicine and emergency nursing. Four meetings a year, call for dates and location.

ContactLesley R Lopossa (President)
lesleyrn77 [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactBrandy Rae Summers (President Elect)
brandyrae17 [at] hotmail.com
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Bloomington Area Music (BAM)

Websitehttp://bloomingtonareamusic.com/
AddressPO Box 3387
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

ContactEmily Brown (Chairperson)
info [at] bloomingtonareamusic.com
317-430-7800
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Building Association of South Central Indiana

Websitehttps://buildwithbasci.org
Address3901 E. Hagan St, Suite H
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The BASCI is an association dedicated to the belief that all Americans should have the right to fulfill their dream of home ownership.

ContactJordyn McIntyre (Director)
(812) 332-7480
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Business & Professional Exchange (BPE) Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.b-p-e.org/
Address1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

Business & Professional Exchange is a non­profit association dedicated to supporting individuals in career transition to achieve their employment objectives through networking and educational resources.

BPE features person-to-person networking, guest speakers, and employment information. Job seekers, in addition to learning networking techniques, will also develop referral opportunities, strategies for effective job search and career transition, and community and business-to-business networking.

ContactLen Tieman
ltieman [at] dwd.in.gov
(812) 331-6000x265
Additional Contact Meets Tuesdays 8:00 am to 9:00 am American Legion
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Delta Sigma Pi

Websitehttp://www.iudsp.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

 

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

ContactMatt Wisniewski (President)
joindsp [at] gmail.com
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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Bloomington, IN, Inc.

Websitehttps://funerals.org/
AddressP.O. Box 7232
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Alliance provides public education and referral to resources about end-of-life and after death care including information about local options and regulations and communication with family and service providers.

 

National Website: https://funerals.org/

ContactLocal Information
fcab [at] bloomington.in.us
812-335-6633
Additional ContactNational Information
fca [at] funerals.org
(800) 765-0107
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Indiana Public Health Nursing Association

Websitehttps://iuhealth.org/in-the-community/south-central-region
Address333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

INPHA operates in conjunction with Bloomington Hospital's Community Health Services to offer a wide variety of programs and services to the community. From our work with the local school systems, to programs that help those living with HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, our goal is to help our community live healthier.

Contact812-353-9300
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Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers (ISAMETD)

Websitehttp://www.isametd.com/
AddressIN
Description

Non-profit association for persons interested in Middle Eastern dance or belly-dance instruction. From website: "The Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers (ISAMETD)...works to promote shows which will display the talents of the members, creates and supervises classes which educate and train those persons interested in Middle Eastern Dance as an art form, and organizes and promotes educational seminars devoted to gaining historical perspective of Middle Eastern Dance."

ContactBette Lucas (Bloomington Contact)
donna [at] allaboutbellydance.com
812-330-1831
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Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly INCOLSA)

Websitehttps://www.mcls.org
Description

MCLS is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. MCLS provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources. MCLS saves member libraries time and money.

 

Please Note: The merge between INCOLSA and MCL is now complete. They are now known as MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

ContactRandy Dykhuis (Executive Director)
dykhuisr [at] mcls.org
800-530-9019
Additional ContactBrian Austin ( System Administrator)
austinb [at] mcls.org
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Monroe County Bar Association

Websitehttps://monroecountybar.org
AddressP.O. Box 846
Bloomington, IN 47401-0846
Additional Address520 South Walnut #846
Bloomington, IN 47401-0846
Description

Founded in 1917, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) numbers among its members attorneys who provide representation and address a wide range of legal needs for individuals, families, businesses, and institutions in Monroe County, throughout the state of Indiana, and beyond the state’s borders.

The mission of the Association is to assist its member attorneys through networking events, educational presentations, and related activities aimed at improving the skill and integrity of the legal profession, throughout Monroe County and Indiana.

ContactErin Martoglio (President)
812-676-6030
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Monroe County Retired Teachers Association

Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/monroecountyretiredteachers/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

     The MCRTA: an affiliate of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, representing retired administrators and teachers in Monroe and Owen counties, including the Monroe County Community School Corporation, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation,and Spencer-Owen Community Schools.

 

 

ContactJoanne Weddle
Jweddle2 [at] comcast.net
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Monroe-Owen County Medical Society

Websitehttp://www.mocms.org
AddressP.O. Box 5092
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is the professional organization of physicians in the two county area. The Medical Society is a member organization of the Indiana State Medical Association. The MOCMS is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to our community. For more information, visit our website at: www.mocms.org

Contactdirector [at] mocms.org
812-332-4033
Year Established1940
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National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 0580, Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.narfe.org
Address1213 W. Estate Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Chapter 0580 meets at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third on the second Wednesday of the month (except in August) at 1:30 PM.

NARFE is the National Active and Retired Employees Association. It is the only organization soley dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of ALL federal workers and retirees.

NARFE has two primary objectives:
1. Your legislative voice. NARFE has in house influential lobbyists on Capitol Hill on behalf of the federal community
2. Your Information resource. NARFE provides clear information and trusted guidance on complex federal benefits issues.

ContactMary G. Hawkins (Chapter President)
ghawkins [at] bluemarble.net
(812) 824-6263
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National Society of Arts and Letters

Websitehttp://arts-nsal.org/chapters/bloomington/
Address1520 South. Woodruff Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressP. O. Box 7105
Description

ContactDennis Organ (President)
organ [at] indiana.edu
(812) 339-1793
Additional ContactRichard Carr (Vice President)
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Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus

Websitehttps://pfscaucus.wordpress.com
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Indiana University Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus represents more than a hundred faculty, staff, and postdoctoral members from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. As educators, the members of the PFSC recognize a responsibility to foster informed and critical dialogue in our classrooms, on our campus, in our community, and in national and international forums.

 

We seek to work in alliance with other groups and organizations committed to congruent ideas and educational aims.

ContactMike Gasser
gasser [at] cs.indiana.edu
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Writers Guild at Bloomington

Websitehttps://writersguildbloomington.com
AddressP.O.Box 3445
Bloomington, IN 47402-3445
Description

The Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.

The Writers Guild holds monthly meetings, maintains a website, engages in projects, and produces and supports events such as reading series, workshops, and conferences.

Writers of all levels are welcomed, and if you are not a writer but would like to support poets, fiction writers and playwrights, we welcome you to visit our website and enjoy our events. Artists from other genres, and organizations, are welcomed to contact us about possible projects. We are open to creative interaction.

The Writers Guild was founded in October, 2010 and is a member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington.

ContactPatsy Rahn (Chairperson)
contact [at] writersguildbloominton.com
Additional ContactMichelle Deschenes (Secretary/Treasurer)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects