Join an Organization in Emmetsburg

Are you looking for ways to get involved in the activities and events that continue to make Emmetsburg a great place to work and live? Consider joining a civic or social group! We have many organizations that are made up of people who take pride in Emmetsburg and take joy in planning events to enrich businesses, schools, and groups in the community.

If the details listed below are incorrect or out-of-date, please contact City Hall.

4-H

Julie Naig or Palo Alto County Extension Office

712-852-2865

The 4-H organization is sponsored by the Extension Service. There are clubs for both boys and girls, service approximately 230 Palo Alto County Youth. Their purpose is to teach student life skills.

AAUW

Jane Hoyman
712-363-1680

The purpose of the American Association of University Women is to promote education and equity for women of all ages. Membership is for women with two-year degrees as well as Baccalaureate degrees or above. They meet monthly with a program and help support programs for women.

American Cancer Society & Relay for Life

Tiny Colman
515-641-3564

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-baed, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The Society works to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

The local group sponsors the Relay For Life event annually to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle. Funds raised from this event support their research program to eliminate cancer.

Arthur & Audrey Smith Foundation

Greg Hoyman
712-298-0348

This Foundation was established by Art and Audrey Smith so their generosity could continue after their deaths. Its purpose is to establish, enlarge, or enhance worthwhile projects in the community, such as the Wellness Center complex and many other projects. Applications for funds can be requested from board member and are due by January 10 each year.

Beta Sigma Pho Sorority – Iowa MuMu

Lisa Oberg
712-852-4248

This sorority is an international women’s friendship network. It provides educational programs and opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, educational, and economic backgrounds.

Boy Scouts of America

Mike Frederick
712-660-8999

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting is learning new skills, being a team member, having fun outdoors, and fostering the initiative to grow and learn.

Catholic Daughters of America

Bertha Mathis, Regent
712-298-1762

The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religions, charitable and educational teachings of the Church, to engage in creative and spiritual programs, and to help members develop their talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.

Cub Scouts

Heather Forsythe
515-890-7570

epack146@gmail.com

Cub Scouting includes a variety of fun and exciting activities for boys in 1st through 5th grades. Cub Scouts can provide the opportunity for boys to adopt and live by standards that will serve as a cornerstone for success in life, such as developing responsibility, maturity, and leadership.

Ducks Unlimited (Palo Alto Sportsmen)

Brian Garrels
712-852-3186

Blake LeClair, Regional Director
641-530-9836

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl. The local organization sponsors a youth-oriented Wings & Wetland weekend in May, a golf tournament in the summer, sporting clays and fundraising shoot in the fall, and has a fundraiser banquet in the fall as well as a major donor appreciation banquet in the spring.

Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce

Deb Hite, Director
712-852-2283

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization which promotes business issues and concerns on behalf of its members for the betterment of the community. Members work together using various committees to sponsor a variety of community activities, such as fireworks on the 4th of July, Friday Chamber Coffees, and ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Emmetsburg Educational Foundation

Dan Cooper
712-852-2252

This is a non-profit, independent foundation dedicated to enhancing quality education for students in the Emmetsburg School District. The foundation participates in the Dollars for Scholars program and provides numerous scholarships to students. It aims to obtain funds through foundations, memorials, solicitations, etc. They give thousands of dollars to students each year.

Emmetsburg Little League

Ben Gustafson
712-852-8603

The purpose of Little League is to provide a safe and fun recreation and competition to baseball and softball players between preschool and 8th grade. The season runs May, June, and part of July. All games are played at the Field of Dreams complex on 25th Street. This is a non-profit organization ran by the parents and other volunteers.

Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre

Mainstreet Community Theatre is a non-profit volunteer organization, whose purpose is to contribute to the cultural and recreational life of our community by presenting outstanding plays and providing an opportunity for on-stage and off-stage participation. The Theatre holds a membership drive in the winter months to help support the Theatre.

Emmetsburg Sorority

Patty Kelly
712-852-3422

This sorority is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, and educational and economic backgrounds.

Girl Scouts

800-342-8389

info@gsiowa.org

This sorority is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, and educational and economic backgrounds.

Kiwanis

Roger Daum
712-852-4849

Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues. Some of their projects including Serving the Children of the World, assisting children, young adults, the aging, and the needy. They seek to improve communities and encourage international understanding. The local group sponsors many pancake breakfasts.

Knights of Columbus

Fr. Bill Schreiber, Chaplain

The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. It raises funds to support local charities and local parishes.

Last Page Book Club

Nathan Clark, Library Director
712-852-4009

The Last Page Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Emmetsburg Public Library at the Smith Wellness Center in the Conference Room, Room 14 at 5:00 p.m. Everyone reads the same book each month, then the person who recommended the book leads a lively discussion. Everyone is encouraged to attend if they see a book being discussed they have read and would like to participate. Not everyone will read all of the recommended books, and books other than those chosen will also be discussed. All are urged to come and enjoy!

Masonic Lodge

Roger Hankey
712-852-2110

The Masons are a fraternity whose purpose is to make good men better. The fraternity promotes bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love.

Palo Alto Arts Council

LouAnn Huberty
712-852-2334

The Palo Alto Arts Council was founded in 1978 by a group of interested citizens to foster public appreciation of the arts. This non-profit group promotes the arts and culture throughout the year by sponsoring art events in the schools, libraries, county fair, and in the community in general. They hold a membership drive each fall to help defray the cost of their activities. Their annual Tour of Homes in the fall is their fund-raising activity.

Palo Alto County Beef Producers

Eugene Ruppert
712-298-1560

Jerome Kuyper
515-341-3112

The purpose of the Beef Producers is to promote beef. They frequently grill beef for special events, such as the Palo Alto County Fair, 4th of July Celebrations, and other special occasions.

Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation

Brian Bormann, President

Office: 712-852-4777

pacgdc@ncn.net

The purpose of the Beef Producers is to promote beef. They frequently grill beef for special events, such as the Palo Alto County Fair, 4th of July Celebrations, and other special occasions.

Palo Alto County Conservation Board

Mary Barrick, Executive Director

712-837-4866
paccb@ruthventel.com

The purpose of the Conservation Board is to conserve the natural resources of the county, to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available public parks, preserves, recreating centers, wildlife and other conservation areas, to provide adequate programs of public recreation, and to help educate local residents about the natural world. The Palo Alto County Conservation Board manages over 2,200 acres of public forests, parks, marshes, and prairies. Habitat management includes tree planting, prairie and wetland restoration and management, wildlife food plots, fish stocking, and the maintenance of nesting structures for ducks, geese, and songbirds.

Palo Alto County Corn & Soybean Association

Jim Stillman
712-852-4598

The purpose of this association is to promote use of corn and soybeans through educational programs, offering foods made from these products, lobbying for bio diesel and ethanol. They offer education programs, have a test plot at ILCC farm, and offer scholarships to students.

Palo Alto County Democratic Party

The purpose of the Palo Alto County Democratic Party is to promote the Democratic party to all citizens and to promote Democratic candidates.

Palo Alto County Fair Association

Phillip Schmitt
712-380-2974

The mission of the Palo Alto County Fair Association is to challenge, reward, and inspire the 4-H and FFA youth of Palo Alto County by providing the facilities and the opportunities to exhibit project and to demonstrate skills that they have developed through their involvement in 4-H and FFA while providing an agricultural, educational, and social based festival to bring generations together and to celebrate our past, present, and future.

Palo Alto County Garden Club

Cindy Berkland
712-480-3169

This organization is designed to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, encourage the conservation of natural resources, partake in civic planting, land development, and the art of flower arranging. The club meets monthly and sponsors a Garden of the Month.

Palo Alto County Genealogical Society

Sandy Iwen
712-852-3107

This organization is a chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society. It is a non-profit, educational organization which seeks to encourage genealogical and historical research. It maintains the Genealogy Room at the Public Library.

Palo Alto County Gun Club

Brian Garrels
712-852-3186

This organization provides an opportunity for trap shooting at Sportsman’s Park, 3 miles north of Cylinder. It holds shoots on Wednesday nights and open shooting on Thursday nights during the summer season. Other activities and leagues vary with the season.

Palo Alto County Health Care Foundation

John Hand, Foundation Director
712-852-5418

This foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds to support health care in Palo Alto County, including purchasing equipment for the hospital and other needs, such as ambulances and clinics.

Palo Alto County Historical Society

Lee Beem
712-852-3869

This organization is devoted to preserving things of value to Palo Alto County. It has an extensive collection of historical newspapers, books, family histories, and items.

Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary

Angie Beem
712-852-3869

The Auxiliary’s main purpose is to help support the Palo Alto County Hospital, through raising funds, sponsoring a blood drive, volunteering at flu clinics and gift shop.

Palo Alto County Republican Party

Cecilia Moen
712-298-1376

The purpose of the Palo Alto County Republican Party is to promote the Republican party to all citizens and to promote Republican candidates.

Pheasants Forever

Brian Long
712-480-3632

Jeremy Wickman
712-298-1422

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations. The group holds an annual banquet to honor members.

Progress Club

Deb Kibbie
712-852-2678

This service organization sponsors Santa’s Secret Shop at Christmas time for children to shop. The funds earned are used for community needs, such as the library, fireworks, and hats for babies born at the hospital. The club meets once a month and has a program.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Kort Freeman
712-480-5678

This organization is similar to Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever in that it is devoted to the conservation of habitats, forest land, and wilderness as well as the restocking of elk populations in various states.

Rotary Club

712-852-2410

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary meetings are held each Tuesday at noon.

RSVP Volunteer Program

Sue Ahlers, RSVP Director
712-852-2410

RSVP is a national program, sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College in Northwest Iowa . The mission of RSVP is to recruit and place volunteers 55 and older to meet community needs through service opportunities. RSVP volunteers serve at public and government agencies, with non-profit organizations, and with individuals in need of assistance.

Senior Citizens Multi-Purpose Center

Bonnie Whitney
712-852-3350

emmetsburgmultipurposecenter@gmail.com

RSVP is a national program, sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College in Northwest Iowa . The mission of RSVP is to recruit and place volunteers 55 and older to meet community needs through service opportunities. RSVP volunteers serve at public and government agencies, with non-profit organizations, and with individuals in need of assistance.

St. Pat’s Association

Stephanie Mehan, President

712-852-4326
stpats@iowatelecom.net

This non-profit volunteer organization helps to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with a three-day celebration in March. Each year, they relive the customs of their Irish ancestors with a large parade, the O’Round the Loch Run, several “Miss” competitions, and other activities. St. Pat’s Headquarters and Irish Gift Shop is located t 10th and Broadway.

TOPS® Club

Debby Williams
515-421-7929

TOPS® offers a healthy, caring, and supportive approach to weight control at an affordable price. TOPS is a non-profit, international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life. It is dedicated to helping each other Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. It offers fellowship while you change to a healthier, new lifestyle and learn to maintain it.

VanderVelde Primitive Culture Foundation

Maureen Horsley
712-260-2089

This foundation was established under the ILCC Foundation to preserve the artifacts and collections of Margie VanderVelde in her many travels throughout the world and her works with primitive cultures. Her collection is permanently displayed in the display area between the Smith Wellness Center and Iowa Lakes Community College classrooms.

VFW

Terry Chamberlain
712-298-0883

Larry Huberty
712-298-2598

Veterans of Foreign Wars is committed to improving the lives of veterans and service personnel, their families, and their communities. It is devoted to promoting citizenship, volunteerism, and facilitating aid for veterans and their families.  The VFW hall is available to rent for weddings, anniversaries, meetings or other events and has a 123″ screen and projector for presentations, parties or sporting events.  The bar is also available.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

LouAnn Huberty
712-852-2334

This organization is devoted to helping veterans and their families who need help. This group contributes to other organizations, provides refreshments for Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities, sells poppies to help disabled vets, and sponsors a Fish Fry.

Weight Watchers

Donna Kliegl
712-852-2223

Weight Watchers helps you make wise food choices, eat healthy, and enjoy food and exercise. It provides support and guidance to help you reach your weight goal and stay there. It meets Wednesdays at the Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center.

Young Democrats

The purpose of this group is to encourage good citizenship and understanding of the political process as well as support the Democratic Party. The group has speakers, sponsors a dance, and makes trips to the capital in Des Moines.

Young Republicans

Tom Magee
712-852-4320

The purpose of this group is to encourage good citizenship and understanding of the political process as well as to support the Republican Party.

 

Organization Contact Description
4-H

Palo Alto County Extension Office
712-852-2865

The 4-H organization is sponsored by the Extension Service. There are clubs for both boys and girls, service approximately 230 Palo Alto County Youth. Their purpose is to teach student life skills.
AAUW Jane Hoyman
712-363-1680 | Send Email 
The purpose of the American Association of University Women is to promote education and equity for women of all ages. Membership is for women with two-year degrees as well as Baccalaureate degrees or above. They meet monthly with a program and help support programs for women.
American Cancer Society & Relay for Life
Tina Coleman
515-341-3564 | Send Email

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-baed, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The Society works to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

The local group sponsors the Relay For Life event annually to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle. Funds raised from this event support their research program to eliminate cancer.

Arthur & Audrey Smith Foundation Greg Hoyman
712-298-0348
This Foundation was established by Art and Audrey Smith so their generosity could continue after their deaths. Its purpose is to establish, enlarge, or enhance worthwhile projects in the community, such as the Wellness Center complex and many other projects. Applications for funds can be requested from board member and are due by January 10 each year.
Beta Sigma Pho Sorority-Iowa MuMu Lisa Oberg
712-852-4248
This sorority is an international women’s friendship network. It provides educational programs and opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, educational, and economic backgrounds.
Boy Scouts of America Mike Frederick
712-260-8999
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting is learning new skills, being a team member, having fun outdoors, and fostering the initiative to grow and learn.
Catholic Daughters of America

Coleen Ruddy

712-852-4594

The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religions, charitable and educational teachings of the Church, to engage in creative and spiritual programs, and to help members develop their talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.
Cub Scouts
Heather Forsythe
515-890-7570
epack146@gmail.com
Cub Scouting includes a variety of fun and exciting activities for boys in 1st through 5th grades. Cub Scouts can provide the opportunity for boys to adopt and live by standards that will serve as a cornerstone for success in life, such as developing responsibility, maturity, and leadership.
Ducks Unlimited

Brian Garrels

712-852-3186

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl. The local organization sponsors a youth-oriented Wings & Wetland weekend in May, a golf tournament in the summer, sporting clays and fundraising shoot in the fall, and has a fundraiser banquet in the fall as well as a major donor appreciation banquet in the spring.
Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce

Deb Hite, Director

712-852-2283

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization which promotes business issues and concerns on behalf of its members for the betterment of the community. Members work together using various committees to sponsor a variety of community activities, such as fireworks on the 4th of July, Friday Chamber Coffees, and ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Emmetsburg Educational Foundation

Dan Cooper

712-852-2252

This is a non-profit, independent foundation dedicated to enhancing quality education for students in the Emmetsburg School District. The foundation participates in the Dollars for Scholars program and provides numerous scholarships to students. It aims to obtain funds through foundations, memorials, solicitations, etc. They give thousands of dollars to students each year.
Emmetsburg Area Little League

Ben Gustafson

712-852-8603

The purpose of Little League is to provide a safe and fun recreation and competition to baseball and softball players between preschool and 8th grade. The season runs May, June, and part of July. All games are played at the Field of Dreams complex on 25th Street. This is a non-profit organization ran by the parents and other volunteers.
Emmetsburg Mainstreet Community Theatre

Jackie VanOosbree

712-852-3755

Website

Mainstreet Community Theatre is a non-profit volunteer organization, whose purpose is to contribute to the cultural and recreational life of our community by presenting outstanding plays and providing an opportunity for on-stage and off-stage participation. The Theatre holds a membership drive in the winter months to help support the Theatre.
Emmetsburg Sorority

Patty Kelly

712-852-3238

This sorority is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, and educational and economic backgrounds.
Golf Program for Juniors

Five Island Golf Club

712-852-3422

This summer program is offered to youth 14 years and under from the Emmetsburg School District who want to learn to play golf. Youth meet four Mondays in June with adult instructors to learn the basics of golf, such as swinging, putting, etiquette, etc. This free program is sponsored by the Smith Foundation.
Girl Scouts
800-342-8389 | Send Email
The Girl Scout program can help girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, the thrill of accomplishment, and contribute to the improvement of society. Serves Kindergarten and above.
Hospice of Palo Alto County

Liz Reedy

712-852-5419

Hospice responds to the unique needs of the terminally ill by providing physical and emotional care to dying persons and their families. Te hospice philosophy seeks to allow the terminally ill person to be at home, close to family and friends, while still under professional medical supervision.
Kiwanis

Roger Daum

712-852-4849

Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service-minded men and women who respond to the unique needs of their communities and address worldwide issues. Some of their projects including Serving the Children of the World, assisting children, young adults, the aging, and the needy. They seek to improve communities and encourage international understanding. The local group sponsors many pancake breakfasts.
Knights of Columbus

Dave Weldschmidt

712-424-3402

The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. It raises funds to support local charities and local parishes.
Last Page Book Club

LouAnn Huberty

712-852-2334

This is a group for anyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. The group reads a book a month and meets the second Tuesday at 5 pm at the Public Library.
Little
E-Hawk Wrestling Club

Scott Wirtz

712-852-2523

The Little E-Hawk Wrestling Club was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization that seeks to introduce and foster wrestling with the youth of Palo Alto County.
Little E-Hawk Basketball

Dave Sanbolte

712-260-4872

The clinic is for boys and girls, grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. It is held Saturday mornings in the Fall.
Masonic Lodge

Roger Hankey

712-852-2110

The Masons are a fraternity whose purpose is to make good men better. The fraternity promotes bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love.
Palo Alto Arts Council

LouAnn Huberty

712-852-2334

The Palo Alto Arts Council was founded in 1978 by a group of interested citizens to foster public appreciation of the arts. This non-profit group promotes the arts and culture throughout the year by sponsoring art events in the schools, libraries, county fair, and in the community in general. They hold a membership drive each fall to help defray the cost of their activities. Their annual Tour of Homes in the fall is their fund-raising activity.
Palo Alto County Beef Producers
Eugene Ruppert
712-298-1560
Jerome Kuyper
515-341-3112
The purpose of the Beef Producers is to promote beef. They frequently grill beef for special events, such as the Palo Alto County Fair, 4th of July Celebrations, and other special occasions.
Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation

Jane Hoyman

712-852-4777

Website

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC) is an Iowa not-for-profit organization. It is the sponsoring organization that holds the license for the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Palo Alto County. In accordance with Iowa law and its operating agreement, PACGDC receives funding from Wild Rose operations. Funds received are distributed to deserving non-profit organizations in Palo Alto County. The mission of the Corporation is to strengthen the community for future generations by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, and being a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs.
Palo Alto County Conservation Board
712-837-4866 The purpose of the Conservation Board is to conserve the natural resources of the county, to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available public parks, preserves, recreating centers, wildlife and other conservation areas, to provide adequate programs of public recreation, and to help educate local residents about the natural world. The Palo Alto County Conservation Board manages over 2,200 acres of public forests, parks, marshes, and prairies. Habitat management includes tree planting, prairie and wetland restoration and management, wildlife food plots, fish stocking, and the maintenance of nesting structures for ducks, geese, and songbirds.
Palo Alto County Corn & Soybean Assocation
Jim Stillman
712-852-4598
The purpose of this association is to promote use of corn and soybeans through educational programs, offering foods made from these products, lobbying for bio diesel and ethanol. They offer education programs, have a test plot at ILCC farm, and offer scholarships to students.
Palo Alto County Democratic Party The purpose of the Palo Alto County Democratic Party is to promote the Democratic party to all citizens and to promote Democratic candidates.
Palo Alto County Fair Association
Phillip Schmitt
712-380-2974
The mission of the Palo Alto County Fair Association is to challenge, reward, and inspire the 4-H and FFA youth of Palo Alto County by providing the facilities and the opportunities to exhibit project and to demonstrate skills that they have developed through their involvement in 4-H and FFA while providing an agricultural, educational, and social based festival to bring generations together and to celebrate our past, present, and future.
Palo Alto County Garden Club
Cindy Berkland
712-480-3169
This organization is designed to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, encourage the conservation of natural resources, partake in civic planting, land development, and the art of flower arranging. The club meets monthly and sponsors a Garden of the Month.
Palo Alto County Genealogical Society
Sandy Iwen
712-852-3107
This organization is a chapter of the Iowa Genealogical Society. It is a non-profit, educational organization which seeks to encourage genealogical and historical research. It maintains the Genealogy Room at the Public Library.
Palo Alto County Gun Club
Brian Garrels
712-852-3186
This organization provides an opportunity for trap shooting at Sportsman’s Park, 3 miles north of Cylinder. It holds shoots on Wednesday nights and open shooting on Thursday nights during the summer season. Other activities and leagues vary with the season.
Palo Alto County Historical Society
Lee Beem
712-852-3869
This organization is devoted to preserving things of value to Palo Alto County. It has an extensive collection of historical newspapers, books, family histories, and items.
Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary
Angie Beem
712-852-3869
The Auxiliary’s main purpose is to help support the Palo Alto County Hospital, through raising funds, sponsoring a blood drive, volunteering at flu clinics and gift shop.
Palo Alto County Hospital Foundation
John Hand
712-852-4808
This foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds to support health care in Palo Alto County, including purchasing equipment for the hospital and other needs, such as ambulances and clinics.
Palo Alto County Republican Party
Cecilia Moen
712-298-1376 | Send Email
The purpose of the Palo Alto County Republican Party is to promote the Republican party to all citizens and to promote Republican candidates.
Palo Alto County Youth Soccer
Kari Anderson
712-298-2303
Recreational soccer for ages 4 years old to 8th grade. Towns served are Ayrshire, Cylinder, Curlew, Emmetsburg, Graettinger, Mallard, Rodman, Ruthven, and West Bend.
Pheasants Forever
Brian Long
712-480-3632
Jeremy Wickman
712-298-1422
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations. The group holds an annual banquet to honor members.
Progress Club
Deb Kibbie
712-852-2678
This service organization sponsors Santa’s Secret Shop at Christmas time for children to shop. The funds earned are used for community needs, such as the library, fireworks, and hats for babies born at the hospital. The club meets once a month and has a program.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Kort Freeman
712-480-5678
This organization is similar to Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever in that it is devoted to the conservation of habitats, forest land, and wilderness as well as the restocking of elk populations in various states.
Rotary Club
Greg Hoyman
712-852-2247
Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Meetins are held each Tuesday at noon.
RSVP Volunteer Program
Sue Ahlers
712-262-8858
RSVP is part of a nationwide network called Senior Corps that recruits adults 55 and older to use their skills, talents, and life experience to meet community needs through volunteer service. The program is sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College.
S.C.O.R.E
Mark Gaul
The Service Corps of Retired Executives Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling as well as low-cost workshops.
Senior Citizens Multi-Purpose Center Bonnie Whitney
712-852-3350
The Senior Citizens Center is located at 2008 11th Street. It provides the Dinner Date meals Monday through Friday and provides a social environment for senior citizens. Call 712-852-3350 for reservations. They occasionally serve a pancake breakfast or soup and pie meal for the public. The facility is available for special events.
St. Pat’s Association 712-852-4326 This non-profit volunteer organization helps to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with a three-day celebration in March. Each year, they relive the customs of their Irish ancestors with a large parade, the O’Round the Loch Run, several “Miss” competitions, and other activities. St. Pat’s Headquarters and Irish Gift Shop is located t 10th and Broadway.
Swim Team

Katie Schmitt

712-298-1211

Facebook Page

Swim Team is an independent swimming program with two seasons. Summer AHEELA Conference season runs in June-July and they participate in swim meets on Wednesday evenings. This is for ages 3 years old through senior in High School. The Winter Greater Iowa Swim League season runs October through March with Saturday swim meets for ages 4 through college. Swimmers use the Wellness Center for their swim meets and practices.
TOPS® Club Myrna Heddinger
712-852-2836
TOPS® offers a healthy, caring, and supportive approach to weight control at an affordable price. TOPS is a non-profit, international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life. It is dedicated to helping each other Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. It offers fellowship while you change to a healthier, new lifestyle and learn to maintain it.
VanderVelde Primitive Culture Foundation Maureen Horsley
712-260-2089
This foundation was established under the ILCC Foundation to preserve the artifacts and collections of Margie VanderVelde in her many travels throughout the world and her works with primitive cultures. Her collection is permanently displayed in the display area between the Smith Wellness Center and Iowa Lakes Community College classrooms.
VFW Terry Chamberlain
712-298-0883Larry Huberty
712-298-2598
Veterans of Foreign Wars is committed to improving the lives of veterans and service personnel, their families, and their communities. It is devoted to promoting citizenship, volunteerism, and facilitating aid for veterans and their families.  The VFW hall is available to rent for weddings, anniversaries, meetings or any event.  We have a 123″ screen and projector for presentations, parties or sporting events.  Our bar is also available. Contact Larry or LouAnn for reservations.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary

LouAnn Huberty

712-852-2334

This organization is devoted to helping veterans and their families who need help. This group contributes to other organizations, provides refreshments for Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities, sells poppies to help disabled vets, and sponsors a Fish Fry.
Weight Watchers Donna Kliegl
712-852-2223
Weight Watchers helps you make wise food choices, eat healthy, and enjoy food and exercise. It provides support and guidance to help you reach your weight goal and stay there. It meets Wednesdays at the Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center.
Young Democrats The purpose of this group is to encourage good citizenship and understanding of the political process as well as support the Democratic Party. The group has speakers, sponsors a dance, and makes trips to the capital in Des Moines.
Young Republicans Tom Magee
712-852-4320
The purpose of this group is to encourage good citizenship and understanding of the political process as well as to support the Republican Party.