CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
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ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL, INC. OF SPARTANBURG
Linda Robinson, President
PO Box 6221
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)576-6362
EMAIL: llrobison@windstream.net
INTERNET: www.altrusaspartanburg.org
Club meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Marriott Renaissance DuPre Restaurant at noon.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Invitations are extended to individuals of all ethnic and cultural groups who are of good character and endorse the purposes and principles of Altrusa.
DUES/FEES: $75 per year to International and District plus local dues
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Prospective members must attend at least one meeting and must have a current member to sponsor them.
Founded in 1961, the Club is composed of individuals who desire to provide community service with an emphasis on family, education, literacy and the environment. The Club founded AWARE in 1977, and in 2001, AWARE merged with the Adult Learning Center which became the Basic Literacy Program. This  past year's service projects included READ ON (a program designed to assist people to read to their babies and young children, and to encourage the parents to complete their high school education); partnered with Park Hills Elementary School (helping the children at the school to improve their attendance and academic performance); provided college scholarships for traditional (to ASTRA club members at Dorman and Spartanburg Day School) and  nontraditional recipients; provided books for children on Make a Difference Day; supported Bethlehem Center; and helped the environment by planting trees through the Nature Conservancy.
FUNDING: Grants and fundraising with our Super Bowl Chile lunch and contributions.
PARENT AGENCY: Altrusa International, Inc., Chicago, IL
OFFICERS: Linda Robison, Pat Smith, Susan Newlin, Nancy Bernard, Linda Walker, Gail Hackett, Lucy Quinn, Mary Tygett, Cathy Conner, and Lisa Thornton.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110613

CIVITAN CLUB OF SPARTANBURG, SUNRISE
Ken Norton, President
PO Box 632
Spartanburg, SC 29304-0632
(864)978-8361
EMAIL: kenjnorton@att.net
INTERNET: www.civitan.net/sunrise | www.civitan.org (International);
Meets Thursday, 7 am at Mary Black Hospital Cafeteria
DUES/FEES: $65.00 per quarter (meals included)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out application
This organization supports the Kidney Foundation, Children Shelter, New Day Clubhouse, Civitan Research Hospital for those with Developmental Disorders, South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, The Haven, Spartanburg Kidney Dialysis, Adopt-A-Highway, and numerous other agencies.
FUNDING: Various fund raisers
PARENT AGENCY: Civitan International
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20120417

CIVITANS, SPARTANBURG
Leebo Keels, President
PO Box 1461
Spartanburg, SC  29304
Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1 pm at the Four Season's Restaurant, 1071 Fernwood-Glendale Road
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Approved by Board
DUES/FEES: $120 per quarter (includes meals)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Complete printed application form.
Founded 1947. Aids the developmentally disabled children and adults in Spartanburg County.  Donates to South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, Special Olympics, McCarthy-Teszler School, and Carolina Miracle League.
PARENT AGENCY: Civitan International
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110822

JAYCEES OF SPARTANBURG
Jennifer Payne, President
PO Box 1547
Spartanburg, SC  29304
EMAIL: membership@spartanburgjaycees.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgjaycees.org
MEETS: Visit website for times and location
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Ages 21-40
DUES/FEES: $55.00/year 1st year; $50/year thereafter
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: See website
The Spartanburg Junior Chamber is a group of young men and women that join together to improve their lives and their communities. Our goal is to provide leadership training through community service. The Individual Development area sets the Spartanburg Junior Chamber apart from other organizations. While many other groups offer community service and social activities, only the Spartanburg Junior Chamber chapter offers members the opportunity for self-improvement. By chairing a local project, a young person can practice organization, delegation, time and resource management, public relations and motivational skills. The Jaycees (Spartanburg Junior Chamber) also offer training programs, usually at no cost to the member, that teach these skills. Even if a project does not meet its goals, if the chairperson learned from the experience, then it's not a failure.
FUNDING: Fundraisers and community support
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and other projects that are statewide
Date of Last Update: 20101007

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SPARTANBURG
Donna Cowan, President ; Stephanie Monroe, President Elect
615 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)583-5842 (Junior League Office)
EMAIL: junleagu@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.jlspartanburg.org | facebook.com/jlspartanburg
Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must meet entrance requirements according to bylaws
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or Email for forms
DUES/FEES: Yes
The Junior League of Spartanburg, as a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI), is an organization for women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League donates volunteer hours as well as funds to many charitable organizations in Spartanburg County.
PARENT AGENCY: Association of Junior League International, Inc
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110525

KIWANIS CLUB OF SPARTANBURG
Todd Whitehead
(800) 922-0446-ext. 3116
todd.whitehead@fairwayoutdoor.com
MEETS: The first three (3) Thursdays of each month from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Club, 361 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC.
Kiwanis is a service organization that dedicates most of its work toward the support children in our community.  So of our programs include:  Key Club in Spartanburg High School and Dorman High School; the Terrific Kids program in more than 50 elementary schools in Spartanburg County; Math Revolution (a program dedicated to the improvement of math scores in schools); a pancake supper to raise money in support of the Charles Lea Center; scholarships to Spartanburg County High School graduates attending college in Spartanburg County; and a K-Kids Club at Duncan Elementary School.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Open to adults interested in improving Spartanburg County...one child at a time.
FEES: Initiation fee and quarterly dues.  The quarterly dues cover the cost of all meals at the Piedmont Club.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS:  Terri Hendrix--e-mail:  thendrix@sctelcofcu.org or phone: (800) 922-0446-ext. 3116
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20120106

LEGION AUXILIARY, AMERICAN; SPARTANBURG CHAPTER; UNIT 28
PO Box 391
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864)253-0376
INTERNET: www.spartanburgscpost28.org
MEETING TIMES: Call
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Call
DUES/FEES: $40 year (senior), junior up to age 18 available.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call
A women's auxiliary unit. Works with the Girls' State Program and other youth programs in the community.  This club is active as of June 1999. Supports Legion Post 28, veterans' hospitals, veterans' programs, families of deployed military and Heroes to Hometown programs.
FUNDING: Membership dues and fundraising projects.
PARENT AGENCY: American Legion Post 28
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20100922

LIONS CLUB, EVENING
Janie Trnavsky, Secretary
119 Coleridge Road
Roebuck, SC  29376
(864)576-3425
EMAIL: jtrnavsk@charter.net
Meets 2nd and 4th Monday, 6 pm at The Marriott, Spartanburg, SC
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Invitation from a Lions member
DUES/FEES: $25.00 initial membership fee; $30.00 quarterly
The LIONS Club's main focus is sight conservation (collection of eyeglasses), fighting diabetes, and aiding those financially in need of hearing aids. For assistance with eyeglasses, call Gayle Williams, Sight Conservation Chairperson, at (864)579-0076
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110525

LIONS CLUB, PACOLET
Billy Spencer
311 Briarwood Drive
Pacolet, SC 29372
(864)474-3185
EMAIL: bfspencer@bellsouth.net 
INTERNET: www.lionsdistrict32a.org/clubs/pacolet.htm
Meets 1st & 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm at Pacolet Lions Clubhouse, Hwy 150
Helps needy with hearing aid purchases.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: By invitation
DUES/FEES: $15/month
Sight conservation. Helps needy with glasses and hearing aid purchases.
FUNDING: Projects and Donations
PARENT AGENCY: Lions Club International
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: William Gossett (Billy), President
AREA SERVED: Pacolet
Date of Last Update: 20110630

LIONS CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Steve Cannon
PO Box 647
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)582-2334
EMAIL: scannon4@juno.com
Meets Monday, 1 pm, Marriott Hotel-Dupre's Restaurant
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Invitation only
DUES/FEES: $150/quarter
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact a Lions member
The International Association of Lions Clubs is a volunteer service organization. It is comprised of over 44,000 individual clubs grouped under a worldwide organization. Club members participate in local and international humanitarian service projects emphasizing health, community welfare, and the promotion of international understanding. Worldwide priority is the elimination of the causes of preventable blindness.
FUNDING: Golf Tournament; Fair Booth; Dues; Broom Sales; Candy Day; Annual Auction
PARENT AGENCY: Lions Clubs International
OFFICERS: Monica Cothran, President; Stephen B. Cannon, Secretary
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110524

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Hollis Taylor, Secretary
140 Ravines Lane
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)574-3856 (H)
Meets 2nd Thursday, 6 pm at the Piedmont Club (except in July and August)
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Active, retired or former military officers
DUES/FEES: $25/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Secretary
FUNDING: Annual Dues
PARENT AGENCY: Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100819

ROTARY CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Kit Jennings, Secretary/Treasurer
PO Box 906
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)582-8899
EMAIL: cjenn519@aol.com
Meets Tuesday, 12:30 pm at Piedmont Club
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Proposal system
Civic club that meets weekly. Visiting Rotarians are welcome.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110525

RURITAN CLUB, DUNCAN
Andy Young, President
121 West Pine Street
Duncan, SC 29334
(864)433-0662
Meets last Tuesday of the month, 7 pm, at Byrnes Freshmen Academy
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: By invitation only
DUES/FEES: 100/year
Ruritan is a national organization. Mission is to promote fellowship among members and citizens in a community by unifying efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions. The Ruritans work with agencies that serve the community such as PTA and Boy Scouts, and encourage all people to be involved in a service organization.
AREA SERVED: Duncan
Date of Last Update: 20100303

RURITAN CLUB, WEST VIEW
Mike Riffenburg
5111 Borman Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864)587-2730
EMAIL: mriffenburg@charter.net
Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church
Mission is to promote fellowship among members and citizens in a community by unifying efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions. The Ruritans support other organizations such as Boy Scouts, Children Shelter, and Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. We assist local schools, fire departments, Law Enforcement, and other social services agencies. We provide scholarships for deserving College-Bound Students in District 6 area.
AREA SERVED: West View Community in Spartanburg and surrounding areas
Date of Last Update: 20110217

SERTOMA CLUB OF SPARTANBURG, EXECUTIVE
Larry Alverson, President
291 Hoylanda Road
Woodruff, SC 29388
(864)576-6560
INTERNET: www.sertoma.org
Meets 2nd Friday of each month, 12:30 pm at the Piedmont Club
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must have a member sponsor
DUES/FEES: $76 per quarter
Sertoma is an international service organization whose focus is children with communications (speech and hearing) disorders. Local clubs also support multi-handicapped and underprivileged children, Camp Sertoma located in Clemson, SC, and The Sertoma Foundation.
OFFICERS: Beth Ellis, (864)583-0830
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20111103

SERTOMA CLUB, PIEDMONT
Charles Stavely, President
PO Box 5041
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)706-0107 or (864)582-1998
INTERNET: www.piedmontsertoma.org
MEETING TIMES: Meets first three Thursdays of each month, 7:30-8:30 am at The Four Seasons Restaurant, 1071 Fernwood-Glendale Road. Call Charles Stavely at 579-4879 or 503-5360 to make reservations to attend.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Member Sponsor. Contact VP for Membership, Larry Heavrin at 579-4879 or 503-5360 to make reservations to attend.
DUES/FEES: Call for more information
Visitors Welcome- Please call in advance. Number(s) provided above.
Sertoma is an international service organization whose focus is communications (speech and hearing) disorders.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20100809

SERTOMA CLUB, UPTOWN
Carol Moore, President
PO Box 5108
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864)582-7962
EMAIL: cmoore1515@aol.com
Meets 3rd Friday of each month at the Piedmont Club at noon
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Contact Licita Rogers, Vice President of Membership, at (864)574-8777 or licitarogers@hotmail.com, for an application.
DUES/FEES: $70.00/quarter
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Come visit
Sertoma is a service organization whose primary focus is on assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues and educating the public on the issues surrounding hearing health. This club organizes Auction for a Cause supporting eight local non-profit organizations.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111103


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