Recreational Clubs - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Indiana Grotto

Websitehttps://bloomingtonindianagrotto.home.blog/
AddressP.O. Box 5283
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Loosely knit group of cavers in Bloomington area. Bloomington Indiana Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society which supports exploration, research and conservation related to caves.

ContactSam Frushour (Treasurer)
bloomingtonindianagrotto [at] gmail.com
812-339-2130
Additional ContactPatti Cummings (Chair)
big [at] caves.org
855-7361
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Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC)

Websitehttp://biscc.org/
AddressBloomington, IN 47402
Description
The Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization for young chess enthusiasts who are interested in competitive chess and skill building. In addition to chess skills, we also emphasize good citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership. BISCC is a USCF Affiliate.

BISCC operates two chapters. The Library chapter meets at the Monroe County Public Library on alternate Sundays and is open to all children in grades K-12. The University chapter meets at University Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year and is open to University Elementary students only.

Library Chapter

When: 1:30 – 3:30 pm, two Sundays of each month during the school year and once a month during the summer months.

Where: Rooms 1B and 1C of the Monroe County Public Library, Main Branch, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. Activities for meetings:

1. Lessons taught by experienced local and out-of-town chess coaches
2. Competitive chess ladder games and games with skilled guest players from the Bloomington chess community
3. Information and preparation for upcoming tournaments

Parents must leave a contact phone number for any participating child; Library chapter participants 3rd grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To ensure that we provide an enjoyable and learning environment for everyone, we may request players that do not exhibit appropriate behavior to leave a meeting.

To ensure coherence among players, membership with a reasonable fee amount is required for participation beginning in October.

The results of this submission may be viewed at:

ContactCristian Medina
btownscholasticchess [at] gmail.com
812-320-7839
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County Radio Control Club

Websitehttp://www.monroecountyrcclub.org/
AddressP.O. Box 484
Bloomington, In 47402
Description

The MCRCC is an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) chartered club, flying out of Bloomington, Indiana. The main purpose of the club is to propagate the wonderful sport of model aviation, and to provide our members with the opportunity to learn and enjoy radio controlled flight.

ContactMark Sexton (President)
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Monroe County Saddle Club

Websitehttp://www.mcsaddleclub.org
AddressPO Box 2481
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Monroe County Saddle Club consists of 65 acres, 44 of which are in the Classified Forest. There are approximately 6 miles of trails on the property. The barn has 30 stalls for boarding with 6 acres of pasture, an indoor arena and an outdoor arena. Membership in the club gives you access to all facilities and trails.

 

Club Meetings are held every 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 P.M., unless it falls on a Holiday.

ContactRocky Rice (President)
mk [at] monroesaddleclub.org
855-2218
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Pokemon Go Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BtownPokemonGO
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Pokemon Go Bloomington facilitates meetings, tournaments, and community events for the local Pokemon go player base.

ContactAlicia Keebaugh
btowndiscord [at] gmail.com
719-203-0510
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Sycamore Valley Gun Club

Websitehttp://www.svgc.org
AddressP.O. Box 1514
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Sycamore Valley Gun Club (SVGC) is responsible for daily operation and management of the Freedom Ranges. Permanent shooting facilities for air gun, pistol, rim fire and high-power rifle are available now to registered members and guests. Access to the range is via locked gate, members are provided with the combination. These existing facilities include a 25 yard pistol range, 100 and (1) 200 yard rifle range(s) and a trap range.  Future plans include use-specific ranges dedicated to all major shooting disciplines. Membership in the SVGC is available (optionally) to Sycamore Valley Foundation members (with NRA registration) only.

Contactzhome [at] ccrtc.com
332-8677
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