Clubs & Organizations Database

The Fairfield Public Library is providing information on non-profit clubs and community organizations as a public service. Every effort is made to record the information accurately. Because we must rely on the participating organizations to update their information, no guarantees can be made that all information is correct. The posting of information is not an endorsement by the Library. Please contact the club or organization directly with any questions about membership, meetings or events.

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For more information about this database please contact Merry Mao, Webmaster/Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT 06824, mmao@fplct.org or 203-256-3063.

Alphabetical Listing of Clubs and Organizations


A

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Of UNIVERSITY WOMEN BRIDGEPORT AREA BRANCH (or AAUW)

Email Address: Check website
Internet Address: http://www.aauwbridgeport.org
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Mission Statement
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUAAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Year Established: 1916
Updated: July, 2013

AMERICAN LEGION Lt. OWEN FISH MEMORIAL POST 143

Street Address: 1443 Stratfield Rd
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: Commander Tom Quinn, Adjutant David Bissonnette
Contact Phone Number: Adjutant David Bissonnette, 203-372-7251 or Post 203-374-8363
Email Address:davidhb43@optonline.net
Internet Address:http://www.Americanlegion143.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: First Monday of the month, 7:30 pm
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Still Serving America

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: War time veterans
Year Established:
Updated: June, 2013

AMERICAN RED CROSS CONNECTICUT CHAPTER

Street Address: 209 Farmington Ave
City/State/Zipcode: Farmington, CT 06032
Contact: See website
Contact Phone Number: (877) 287-3327
Email Address: CTINFO@CTRedcross.org
Internet Address: http://www.redcross.org/ct
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: NA
Meetings Open to Public: N/A
Description of Organization and Activities:

The American Red Cross helps Connecticut residents prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies with services provided by small paid staff and a corps of more than 10,000 volunteers.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1898
Updated: June, 2013

ASH CREEK CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION, INC.

Street Address: 247 Harborview Ave
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06605
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: ashcreekassoc@optonline.net
Internet Address: http://www.ashcreekassoc.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: TBD each month
Meetings Open to Public: Some
Description of Organization and Activities:

Protect and preserve the Ash Creek tidal estuary in Bridgeport and Fairfield

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: to join, email for an application ashcreekassoc@optonline.net
Year Established: 2003
Updated: May, 2013

B

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - POMPERAUG DISTRICT

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode:
Contact: Local district website: http://www.ctyankee.org/districts/pomperaug/home
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: See website
Internet Address: http://www.ctyankee.org/districts/pomperaug/home
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public: YES
Description of Organization and Activities::

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1910
Updated:  June, 2013

C

CENTER FOR FAMILY JUSTICE

(Formerly:  Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County)

Street Address:753 Fairfield Avenue
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: http://www.cwfefc.org/contactus.html
Contact Phone Number: (203) 334-6154
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://www.cwfefc.org/aboutus.html
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday – Closed
Meetings Open to Public?: NA
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Center for Family Justice, Inc. offers its community a variety of programs and services to address the ongoing issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.  All services are free  to residents of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull and Monroe.  For individuals outside these towns, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800) 774-SAFE for the agency in your area.

Fees/Dues: NA
Eligibility/ Membership Information: NA
Year Established: 1895 as YWCA of Bridgeport
Updated: January, 2014

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF GREATER BRIDGEPORT

Street Address:148 Beach Rd.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: (203) 255-2631
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://www.cgcgb.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?: No
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Child and Family Guidance Center was founded in 1925 to address the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and their families. To this end the Center offers a wide range of outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling services for children under the age of 18 as well as a variety of in-home supportive services to their families. The Center operates three outpatient clinics located in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Fairfield. Services are available in both English and Spanish..

Fees/Dues: NA
Eligibility/ Membership Information: NA
Year Established: 1978 in Fairfield
Updated: July, 2013


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: FAIRFIELD CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

Street Address: Fairfield Education Center – Attn: Trudi Durrell, Suite 210, 501 Kings Highway East
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: Trudi Durrell: 203-556-0809
Email Address: ffldconvo@gmail.com
Internet Address:http://www.fairfieldcelebratesdiversity.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Monthly Meetings on Town Calendar Meetings
Open to Public: Yes Description of Organization and Activities:

Nonprofit celebrating cultural diversity in Fairfield with community   conversation.

Fees/Dues: Donations and Grant Funds
Eligibility/Membership Information: Fairfield Residents and Community Businesses
Year Established: 2011
Updated: August, 2013

COMMUNITY SAILING OF FAIRFIELD

Street Address: P.O. Box 553
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact: Walter H. Siemon, President
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: comsail553@gmail.com
Internet Address:http://communitysailingfairfield.webs.com
Meetings/Days & Hours: Randomly scheduled
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Community Sailing of Fairfield, operated by its members, under the auspices of the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department, is based at the Town Dock in beautiful Southport Harbor. This sailing program makes available to its members, two fixed keel, family-size Ideal 18′ daysailers, four two man kayaks and two one man kayaks. Household memberships are available to anyone over the age of 18. The annual fees for a household are: $395 (full week), $250, (weekday only) and a 10% discount for seniors. This entitles any family member over the age of 18, who has passed our skills testing, to reserve unlimited two-hour sailing slots from May through October. Skippers must be in possession of a “Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate” and pass a test to demonstrate basic sailing and water safety skills. A certified sailing instructor is available to provide lessons to achieve the required skills. The program offers weekly racing opportunities hosted by the Pequot Yacht Club and the option for members to race our boats in area regattas.

Fees/Dues:The annual fees for a household are: $395 (full week), $250, (weekday only) and a 10% discount for seniors.
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to all persons 18 years of age or older, who pass a test to demonstrate basic sailing and water safety skills. A Safe Boating Certificate (CBC) is required.
Year Established: 1994
Updated: May, 2013

CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDCRAFT MUSEUM & SANCTUARY

Street Address: 314 Unquowa Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Nelson North
Contact Phone Number: 203-259-0416
Email Address: birdcraft@ctaudubon.org
Internet Address:http://www.ctaudubon.org/visit/birdcraft.htm
Meetings/Days & Hours: The Birdcraft Museum began interior renovation in the winter of 2012 and is expected to reopen in late 2013. While the Birdcraft Museum is currently closed, the Sanctuary, Visitor Center and the Nature Store will remain open during the renovation period. The Sanctuary is open from dawn to dusk and the Visitor Center will be open Monday- Friday 9:00 – 1:00pm.
Meetings Open to Public: N/A
Description of Organization and Activities::

Founded in 1914, Birdcraft is the first private bird sanctuary in the United States.  This six-acre site  was originally planted as a refuge to attract, harbor, and feed migratory and resident birds.  To date, more than 120 bird species have been recorded on its grounds.  Birdcraft’s focus today is offering premier natural history education programs andevents for children and adults.  It is also a federally-licensed Bird-Banding Station.

Our mission is to conserve Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and their habitats.

Fees/Dues: See website
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:1914 Museum; 1898 Parent Organization, CT Audubon Society
Updated: May, 2013

CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY CENTER AT FAIRFIELD

Street Address: 2325 Burr Street
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203 259 – 6305 ext. 101
Email Address: rmartinez@ctaudubon.org
Internet Address: www.ctaudubon.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public: N/A
Description of Organization and Activities::

Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. Founded in 1898, Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury and Pomfret, an EcoTravel office in Essex and an Environmental Advocacy program in Hartford. Connecticut Audubon Society manages 19 wildlife sanctuaries around the state, preserves over 2,600 acres of open space in Connecticut and educates over 200,000 children and adults annually. Working exclusively in the state of Connecticut for over 100 years, CAS is an independent organization, not affiliated with any national or governmental group. -

Connecticut Audubon Society’s scientists, educators, Citizen Scientists, and volunteers work to preserve birds and their environments in Connecticut. Our work includes sanctuary managementadvocacy, environmental education and activities at our Centers, scientific studies, and our Connecticut State of the Birds project.

Fees/Dues: See website
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:1898
Updated: July, 2013

CT METRO-NORTH RAIL COMMUTER COUNCIL

Street Address: PO Box 4256, Camp Avenue Station
City/State/Zipcode: Stamford, CT 06907
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 1-800-842-8299 (toll free within Connecticut)
Email Address: CTRailCommuterCouncil@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://www.trainweb.org/ct
Meetings/Days & Hours:  See Web site
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Whether you commute by Metro-North between Connecticut and New York, or between cities and towns within Connecticut, the Commuter Council represents you. We were formed by the CT State legislature and our members are commuters like you. We act as a consumer liaison between riders and the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation (CDOT), Metro-North, and Shore Line East railroads and advise the legislature regarding commuter issues.

We’re volunteers who meet monthly (except summer) in Stamford and in communities along the Connecticut Metro-North lines. Meetings are open to the public and representatives from Metro-North and CDOT attend. In addition, the Council responds to commuter letters, e-mails and telephone calls, and we accept invitations to meet with civic groups and organizations to discuss the Council’s work and how commuter rail service can affect your community.

Fees/Dues: None
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:1983
Updated: July, 2013

CONNECTICUT POETRY SOCIETY (Fairfield Chapter)

Street Address: PO Box 270554
City/State/Zipcode: West Hartford, CT 06127
Contact: See website for Fairfield Chapter
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: connpoetry@comcast.net
Internet Address: http://ct-poetry-society.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Chapters usually meet monthly to workshop original poetry and sponsor readings, lectures or programs in their communities.
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities

The Connecticut Poetry Society (CPS), an affiliate of the National Federation of Poetry Societies (NFSPS), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of poetry. Our group has a long tradition of excellence in publishing the work of poets from Connecticut and around the nation.

Our mission is to support the art form of poetry with chapter meetings, contests, and poetry events. Membership is not limited to Connecticut residents. One does not have to be a poet to join, just a person willing to dedicate time or money in support of the arts.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1990
Updated: July, 2013

CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Street Address: Gate Lodge At Mathews Park, 301 West Avenue
City/State/Zipcode: Norwalk, CT 06850
Contact: Ryan Odinak
Contact Phone Number: 203-256-2329
Email Address: info@culturalalliancefc.org
Website: www.culturalalliancefc.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Mission is to support cultural organizations, artists, and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 2008
Updated: March, 2013

D

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, EUNICE DENNIE BURR DAR CHAPTER

Street Address: 635 Old Post Rd, Old Academy
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Pamela Huth
Contact Phone Number: 203-371-6110
Email Address: Pamelahth40@gmail.com
Website: www.EuniceDennieBurrDAR.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: See website
Meetings Open to Public: Published in local newspapers – Christmas Tree Lighting Reception, Independence Day Reception
Description of Organization and Activities:

See Website

Fees/Dues: $62.00
Eligibility/Membership Information: Any woman over age 18 who has a proven ancestor who participated in the American Revolution
Year Established: 1894
Updated:  June, 2013

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS CENTER, INC.

Street Address: Norwalk Office, 16 River St.
City/State/Zipcode: 06850
Contact Phone Number: (203) 853-0418
24 hour hotline: Toll-free 888-774-2900
Internet Address: http://www.dvccct.org
Description of Organization and Activities:

DVCC is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships.

Year Established: Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) in Norwalk and Domestic Violence Services (DVS) in Stamford both formed in 1979 merged in 1998.
Updated: July, 2013

F

FAIR ACRES ASSOCIATION, INC.

Street Address: PO Box 1, 323 Fairfield Beach Rd.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824-0001
Contact: Ian Bass, President
Contact Phone Number: 203-981-4300
Email Address: ianbass123@gmail.com
Internet Address:
Meetings/Days & Hours: Annual meeting
Meetings Open to Public: Open to homeowners at beach area
Description of Organization and Activities::

Fair Acres works to preserve dune beach grass plantings, and  pentways as deeded rights to Long island Sound.

Fees/Dues: $10.00 per year
Eligibility/Membership Information:  Resident and/or beach homeowner
Year Established: 1921
Updated: August, 2013

FAIRFIELD BEACH ACCESS

Street Address: PO Box 321012
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: June Mastronardi or Peter Hood
Contact Phone Number: 203-726-0486
Email Address: info@FairfieldBeachAccess.org
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldbeachaccess.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: ad hoc
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Non-Proft Status: Not Applicable
Description of Organization and Activities::

Fairfield Beach Access is a networking and information sharing group formed to enhance the Fairfield community environment for people who enjoy outdoor recreation with their dogs. We are committed to enriching the quality of community life in Fairfield and the town’s reputation across the county and tri-state area, through: responsible dog guardianship, open and respectful communication, and by nurturing goodwill between dog guardians and others.

Fees/Dues: none.
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to all, regardless of pet guardianship status or home address. Online form or sign-up at tabling membership drives. Privacy agreement.
Year Established: 2008
Updated: May, 2013

FAIRFIELD BEACH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Street Address: PO Box 513
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Paige Herman, President
Contact Phone Number: 203.259.0747
Email Address: paigeapalmer@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://www.fbra.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Board of Directors meet first Wednesday of the month
Meetings Open to Public: Board, no, members only. Annual meeting, yes.
Description of Organization and Activities::

FBRA is a civic organization seeking to improve all quality of life issues in the area of Fairfield Beach.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to all residents of the Fairfield Beach Area defined as all of Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield Beach Road to Old Post Road on the south and north and Beach Road to Reef Road on the east and west
Year Established: 1955
Updated: May, 2013

FAIRFIELD BRIDLE TRAILS ASSOCIATION

Street Address: PO Box 515
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: info@fairfieldbridletrails.org 
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldbridletrails.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Please email or refer to the calendar on our website
Meetings Open to Public: Kick-off and fundraisers
Description of Organization and Activities::

Since 1938, the Fairfield Bridle Trail Association has been the community organization working with private landowners and the Town of Fairfield to build, maintain and enhance the most extensive network of bridle trails surviving in Fairfield County, which extend from the borough of Southport by the sea, north through Fairfield and on into the hills of Easton.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1938
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Street Address: 1597 Post Rd.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-255-1011
Email Address: info@fairfieldctchamber.com 
Internet Address: www.fairfieldctchamber.com 
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public: No
Description of Organization and Activities::

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce — an association of business and professional people — promotes a climate for business that enhances the economic vitality and quality of life in Fairfield.

Fees/Dues: Varied, call for information
Eligibility/Membership Information: CALL 203-255-1011
Year Established: 1946
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD COUNSELING SERVICES, INC.

Street Address: 125 Penfield Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Dorothy Timmerman, Executive Director
Contact Phone Number: 203-255-5777
Email Address: See website
Internet Address: http://fcsinc.org/index.php
Meetings/Days & Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8-9; Fri 8-5
Meetings Open to Public: All services are confidential
Description of Organization and Activities::

We offer a range of services to meet your needs, including individual counseling, couples and family counseling, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, group therapy, and conflict mediation. We also offer psychiatric consultation and medication management for clients receiving mental health counseling with us.

Fees/Dues: Fees are based on gross income – sliding scale fee and most insurances.
Eligibility/Membership Information: Clients call for intake
Year Established: 1969
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD COUNTY ARTS ASSOCIATION

Street Address: P.O.Box 703
City/State/Zipcode: Monroe, CT 06468
Contact:
Email Address:ffldctyarts@aol.com
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldcountyarts.com
Meetings/Days & Hours: Meetings are held at a location determined by the Board and accessible to the majority of members on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M., unless otherwise announced. There is no August meeting.
Meetings Open to Public: General meetings are free of charge for members. Interested persons may attend one meeting for free, $5/visit thereafter (limit of 2), or join for free attendance and full benefits.
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Fairfield County Arts Association is a support group for both professional and amateur artists.  Its programs  give members the opportunity to grow by sharing their work, expertise and talent and to serve as a forum for comment, critique and advice.

This association is involved with community art-centered activities, such as the downtown Fairfield banner project, the Dogwood Festival  and displaying art work at libraries and Town Halls.

Fees/Dues: $25/individuals, $40/couples and $15 for board members or chairpersons. New Members attend your 1st meeting for free!
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to professional and amateur artists and people interested in the arts who wish to associate with artists.
Year Established: 1988
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHORALE

Street Address: 61 Unquowa Rd
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: John Parkinson, Executive Director
Contact Phone Number: 203-254-1333
Email Address: info@fairfieldcountychorale.org
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldcountychorale.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: rehearsals: Monday evenings 7:30, Norwalk City Hall
Meetings Open to Public: No
Description of Organization and Activities::

Our critically acclaimed group is celebrating its 51st year of performing great choral works in southwestern Connecticut. The winner of the 2011 Artist of the Year Award from the Fairfield Arts Center, the Chorale consists of over 100 auditioned singers, representing a broad range of ages and music backgrounds. The repertoire ranges from the great classics to commissioned works and world premieres. The Chorale has performed at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Its season consists of three concerts performed at the Norwalk Concert Hall, each with a professional orchestra and soloists.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: Audition
Year Established: 1963
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER

Street Address: 370 Beach Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Michael A. Jehle, Executive Director
Contact Phone Number: 203-259-1598
Email Address: See website
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldhs.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm
(Access to library by appointment)
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Fairfield Museum and History Center opened to the public on September 16, 2007. Seven years in the making, this educational and cultural facility unveils a vital new chapter in the history of our community.

The creation of the Fairfield Museum and History Center was a community-wide effort, and now it serves as a vital touchstone, a place to exchange ideas, and a center for learning for generations to come. Through its exhibitions, programs and activities, we can explore who we are, learn how our corner of the world came to be, and how our future might unfold.

Fees/Dues: See website:  http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/join/membership-2/
Eligibility/Membership Information: Open to all
Year Established: 1903
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT
Contact: Dante Gallucci, President
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: fairfieldnational@yahoo.com
Internet Address: http://www.fnll.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Little League Baseball

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1951
Updated:  July, 2013

FAIRFIELD POLICE EXPLORER POST 279

Street Address: 100 Reef Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Deputy Chief Chris Lyddy
Contact Phone Number:203-254-4826
Email Address: clyddy@town.fairfield.ct.us
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldpoliceexplorerespost279.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Mondays at 7:00 PM
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Explorer program is an official program of the Fairfield Police Department, designed by the Boy Scouts of America to expose young men and women (ages 13-22) to the vast career choices available in Law Enforcement today. Many of our alumni have continued to successfully achieve positions in local Law Enforcement, State Police Departments, as well as Federal appointments with Law Enforcement agencies throughout the country. Explorers learn in both the classroom and field environment, including actual “hands-on” field experience. Weekly meeting presentations including training on police duties, forensic science, self-defense, investigation, and even firearms and weaponry.

Fees/Dues: Post registration is only $10.00 yearly.
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:1976
Updated: May, 2013

FAIRFIELD POP WARNER FOOTBALL

Street Address: Fairfield Junior Football Program, P.O.Box 404
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: info@fairfieldgiants.com
Internet Address: www.fairfieldgiants.com
Meetings/Days & Hours: See website
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Fairfield Pop Warner and the Fairfield Giants are affiliated with Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS), a non-profit national organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 41 states and several countries around the world.

Fairfield Pop Warner is run by the Fairfield Junior Football Program, Inc., a non-profit, donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Fairfield Pop Warner is in its 40th year and has nearly 400 football players and cheerleaders ranging in age from 7 to 15 years old in its programs.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Fairfield Resident & all required registration material – Please see web site.
Year Established: 1966
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD RECREATION SOCCER, ADULT DROP-in

Street Address: 75 Mill Plain Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: See: http://www.fairfieldrecreation.com
Contact Phone Number: Parks and Recreation 203-256-3191
Email Address:
Internet Address:http://cal.fairfieldct.org/content/2765/2777/3427.aspx
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?: YES
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Men’s Over 30 Soccer meet at the Tomlinson Turf Soccer Field on Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM to noon starting in mid-March and running through November. This is a free drop-in program for Fairfield residents only.

The Women’s Drop-in Soccer is for women 18 years and older and will meet at the Fairfield Woods Soccer Field at 9:30 AM from April through November, weather permitting. This is a free drop-in program for Fairfield residents only. For info, contact Carol: dannhauser@aol.com.

Fees/Dues: Free
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD SENIOR CENTER

Street Address: 100 Mona Terrace
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Teresa Giegengack, Director of Senior and Social Services
Contact Phone Number: 203-256-3166
Email Address: tgiegengack@town.fairfield.ct.us
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldct.org/senior.htm
Meetings/Days & Hours: 9 – 3:30 Monday thru Friday
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities::

The Senior Center offers a wide variety of programs and services including speakers and workshops on issues of interest

Fees/Dues: 0
Eligibility/Membership Information: 55 YRS. AND OVER
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY

Street Address: 70 Sanford St
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: 203.259.1036 Box Office
Email Address:info@fairfieldtheatre.org
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: n/a
Meetings Open to Public: n/a
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Fairfield Theatre Company is a nonprofit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. We bring together a community of musicians, actors, artists, writers, fans, and supporters who are dedicated to the simple premise that the broadest spectrum of live entertainment and cultural exchange is essential to the vitality of our society.

Fees/Dues: n/a
Eligibility/Membership Information: n/a
Year Established: 2000
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD WOMAN’S CLUB

Street Address: P.O. Box 284
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824-0284
Contact: Lois Smith
Contact Phone Number: 203-254-7100, ext 112
Email Address: lois.smith@cbmoves.com
Internet Address:
Meetings/Days & Hours: 1st Monday each month September thru May @7:30 p.m. Birdcraft Museum, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities::

Serves the needs of the community and state in addition to providing educational and recreational opportunities for its members.

Fees/Dues: $30.00/YR.
Eligibility/Membership Information: All women over 18
Year Established: 1934, federated 1944
Updated: November, 2011

FAIRFIELD WOMEN’S EXCHANGE

Street Address: 332 Pequot Ave
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-259 -5138
Email Address:
Internet Address: None
Meetings/Days & Hours: Mon, 1pm – 4:30pm; Tue – Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm; Sat, 9:30am – 4pm
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Fairfield Women’s Exchange, founded in 1962 is a non-profit organization managed and staffed by volunteers. All profits are donated to local services that benefit the mental and physical health of women and children. The exchange also serves consignors by providing a marketplace for art, antiques, and handiwork. Our customers and the dedication of our volunteer staff make this contribution to our community possible.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1962
Updated: July, 2013

FAIRFIELD YMCA

Street Address: 841 Old Post Rd
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-255-2834
Email Address:fairfieldinfo@cccymca.org
Internet Address: http://www.cccymca.org/locations/fairfield/
Meetings/Days & Hours: OPEN:
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Fairfield YMCA is a cornerstone in the Fairfield community. Our facility brings personal fitness programs, child care, aquatics and swim lessons, youth programs and camps and adult sports into the reach of all Fairfield community residents.

Fees/Dues: Varies with membership
Eligibility/Membership Information: Please see website
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

FAIR TV – PUBLIC ACCESS

Street Address: 725 Old Post Road, Sullivan Independence Hall, Lower Level (Information Technology Department)
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: For channel 78: fairtveducation@gmail.com, For Channel 79: fairtvgovernment@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://fairtv.pegcentral.com
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Volunteer Committee  overseeing the development and operation of educational and  government access television programming for Fairfield on Ch 78  (FairTV:Education) and Channel 79, (FairTV: Government).

Fees/Dues: n/a
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Volunteers to work on a host of FairTV projects are warmly welcomed!
Year Established: Officially by Board of Selectmen 2008
Updated: July, 2013

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GAELIC AMERICAN CLUB

Street Address: 74 Beach Rd.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address:  See website
Internet Address: http://www.gaconline.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?: No
Description of Organization and Activities:

Members only Irish Club offering a wide range of activities: music, literature and language, genealogy, dance and theatre

Fees/Dues: Yes
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

GIRL SCOUTS OF CONNECTICUT

Street Address: 87 Washington Avenue
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06604-3800
Contact: Bridgeport Service Center
Contact Phone Number: (203) 334-3145
Email Address:general@gsofct.org
Internet Address: http://www.gsofct.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities::

The world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: All girls ages 5 through 17 (Kindergarten through grade 12) throughout CT are welcome
Year Established: 1912
Updated: May, 2013

GOODWILL OF WESTERN and NORTHERN CONNECTICUT

Street Address: 165 Ocean Terrace
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06605
Contact: http://www.goodwillwct.org
Contact Phone Number: (203) 368-6511
Email Address: See website
Internet Address: www.goodwillwct.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?: NA
Description of Organization and Activities:

Goodwill believes that from self-sufficiency comes dignity. Our mission is to help people overcome barriers to independence, so they can lead full, rich, dignified lives.

Goodwill human services programs change lives. Some provide job training and coaching. Others help with daily living. And, some directly provide paying jobs along with the support it takes to succeed in them.

Founded in 1951, we are one of 165 regional Goodwill organizations throughout the US and Canada. With the support of our donors, customers and partners, we make a little good will go a long way! 

Fees/Dues: NA
Eligibility/ Membership Information: NA
Year Established: 1951
Updated: July, 2013

GRASMERE BY THE SEA ADULT DAY SERVICES

Street Address: One Post Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Suzie Southard
Contact Phone Number: 203-365-6470
Email Address: adultday@jhe.org
Internet Address:http://www.jhe.org/adultdayservices.htm
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Monday-Friday, 8-4pm. Options to extend the day can be arranged with the director.
Meetings Open to Public?: Grasmere by the Sea is open to all, with completed registration. Our Caregiver Support Group is free and held on the first Thursday of each month, from 4-5pm. Please call for more information or to reserve a spot.
Description of Organization and Activities:

Grasmere By The Sea is committed to caring for the older adults in our community. In a warm, homelike setting, it provides comprehensive nursing, social, nutritional, and recreational and personal care services for those who want to remain in their homes and still enjoy the day with friends in a supportive environment.

Fees/Dues: Please call. Fees are kept at an affordable level to facilitate participation for everyone who could benefit.
Year Established: 1977
Updated: December, 2012

GREENFIELD HILL VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY

Street Address: P.O. Box 252
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: John W. Jones, President
Contact Phone Number: 203-254-3503
Email Address: ghvis@ghvis.org
Internet Address: http://www.ghvis.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Check website
Meetings Open to Public: Upon request; Annual Meeting: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities::

Goals

  • To maintain the beautiful rural charter of Greenfield Hill and improve and beautify the locality as far as consistent with such purpose.
  • To organize and make effective the interest and effort of residents and property owners of Greenfield Hill for the general benefit and improvement of said area of the Town of Fairfield generally.
  • To study, recommend, support, undertake and participate in public or private plans, projects or activities for the benefit and improvement of said area, and of the Town of Fairfield generally and to oppose those deemed prejudicial thereto.
  • To organize and conduct classes, seminars and lectures concerning environmental protection, zoning and planning regulations, and architectural and historic questions

Fees/Dues: Yes
Eligibility/Membership Information: Membership
Year Established: 1896
Updated: July, 2013

GREENLAWN – OAKWOOD PROPERTY ASSOCIATION

Street Address: 61 Vermont Avenue
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Steve Berecz, President
Contact Phone Number: (203) 334-4873
Email Address: thewordhound@optonline.net
Internet Address: n/a
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Varies
Meetings Open to Public?: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Greenlawn-Oakwood Property Association originally represented much of the eastern section of town. The Association now primarily represents the “New England Streets” area.

The organization originated in response to a nearby junkyard that openly burned garbage and its mission since has been to preserve the neighborhood and its adjacent areas.

Fees/Dues: Varies
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Any homeowner in the area
Year Established: 1952
Updated: November, 2011

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H. SMITH RICHARDSON WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (HSRWGA)

Street Address: H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, 2425 Morehouse Hwy.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT, 06824
Contact: Eileen Wenzel
Email Address: eileenweinzel@optonline.net
Internet Address: http://www.hsrwga.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: One evening in December or January. One evening in March, one evening in October. Playdays every Thursday, 08:00-09:30 or at other foursome arranged times between Thursdays-Saturday, last week in April to first week in October. All play at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course.
Meetings Open to Public: Membership is open to any women who would like to join.
Description of Organization and Activities:

HSRWGA is a golf association founded in 1972 for Women who love golf and want a fun and competitive forum for playing 18 holes of golf.  We are located at the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, 2425 Morehouse Hwy., Fairfield, CT, 06824, near exit 44 of the Merrit Parkway.  We have approximately 100 members.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: All women, not just Fairfield residents are welcome to join.
Year Established: 1972
Updated: May, 2013

 

HADASSAH – WOMEN’S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

Street Address: 158 Casmir Dr
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: Janice Levy, President
Contact Phone Number: 203-374-1960
Email Address: profl@sbcglobal.net
Internet Address: http://www.connecticut.hadassah.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

As the largest volunteer organization and the largest women’s organization in America, Hadassah is committed to strengthening the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, we accomplish this through progressive healthcare, education, youth institutions, volunteerism, and land reclamation. In the U.S. we reach our goals through Jewish and Zionist education programs, Zionist Youth programs, and health awareness programs, as well as by advocating for issues of importance to women and to the American Jewish community.

Fees/Dues: See website
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1912
Updated: July, 2013

HAPPINESS CLUB

Street Address: 96 Toll House Lane.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: Lionel Ketchian, Founder
Contact Phone Number: (203) 258-7777
Email Address: PrintLRK@aol.com
Internet Address: http://www.happinessclub.com
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Once each month at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

An organization with the mission to promote the benefits of being
happy through meetings, newsletters, and an informative web site -
to the people in your community, and around the world.

Fees/Dues:  None
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Anyone
Year Established: 1999
Updated: May, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF FAIRFIELD, INC.

Street Address:P.O. Box 682
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Joe Varon, President
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: thehssff@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldscholarshipfoundation.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public?
Description of Organization and Activities:

The HSSFF is a not for profit, tax exempt foundation incorporated in 1989 to provide financial assistance for post-secondary education to graduating seniors at Fairfield’s public high schools. It is governed by a community based all volunteer board of directors.

Fees/Dues: None
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1989
Updated: July, 2013

HOUSATONIC RAILWAY CLUB, INC.

Street Address: The Grosso Mini Mall, 161 King’s Highway
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 234
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Jeff Dean, President
Email Address: info@housatonicmr.org
Internet Address: http://www.housatonicmr.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Every Friday 7:30PM – 10:00PM
Meetings Open to Public: Open to the public only on meeting nights. Total number of people may be restricted due to municipal fire laws governing number of people in area.

Description of Organization and Activities:

Founded in 1972, the Housatonic Model Railway Club is a not-for-profit corporation to further the enjoyment of the model railroad hobby, primarily through the building and operation of an H0 scale model railroad.

Fees/Dues: Yes
Eligibility/ Membership Information:  Email  info@housatonicmr.org
Year Established: 1972
Updated: May, 2013
I

INVENTORS ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT

Street Address: C/O Douglas Lyon, 521 Popes Island
City/State/Zipcode: Milford, CT 06461
Contact: Dr. Doug Lyon, President
Contact Phone Number: (203) 641-6293
Email Address: on website
Internet Address: http://www.inventus.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public: Yes

Description of Organization and Activities:

The Inventors Association of Connecticut is a non-profit organization open to individuals interested in inventing and the process of invention.

Fees/Dues: Annual dues are $45
Eligibility/Membership Information: Membership is open to any individual interested in invention or the process of inventing.
Year Established: 1982
Updated: July, 2013

 

J

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT, INC.

Street Address: 835 Main Street
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: Beverly A. Balaz, Director of Education 
Contact Phone Number: (203) 382-0180
Email Address: ja@jawct.org
Internet Address: http://jawct.org
Description of Organization and Activities:

At Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their future economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: Nationally 1919. Locally 1946
Updated: May, 2013

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF EASTERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, INC.

Street Address: 739 Old Post Road, Burr Homestead, 3rd Floor
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: President:
Contact Phone Number: League office (203) 259-9995
Email Address: jlefc@snet.net
Internet Address: http://www.jlefc.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: See website
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:  See website
Year Established: 1920
Updated: July, 2013

JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB OF FAIRFIELD

Street Address: P.O. Box 1092
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: http://www.jwcfairfield.com
Email Address: jwcfairfield@yahoo.com
Internet Address:http://www.jwcfairfield.com
Meetings/Days & Hours: Generally held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Locations TBD – inquire via website
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities::

The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield was formed in 1965 to promote educational, philanthropic, community service work and provide members with the opportunity for personal enrichment, leadership experience, and social interaction.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information: Visit website for more information on membership http://www.jwcfairfield.com
Year Established: 1965
Updated: May, 2013

K

KIWANIS CLUB OF FAIRFIELD

Street Address:P.O.BOX 432
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Renee M Ruggiero, President
Contact Phone Number: 203-319-7841
Email Address: On website
Internet Address: http://www.fairfieldkiwanis.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Wednesdays, 12:15pm, Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT
Meetings Open to Public?: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield was chartered in 1961 and has been committed to the youth of Fairfield ever since. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Our service projects most often focus on the needs of children including pediatric trauma, safety, child care, early development, infant health, nutrition, and parenting skills. Service projects also address other needs within our community, such as working to stop substance abuse, helping the elderly, promoting literacy, supporting youth sports and recreation.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Membership is open to local civic minded professionals, business people, and residents that want to make a positive impact on the children of our community.
Year Established: 1961
Updated: July, 2013

L

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FAIRFIELD

Street Address: None
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT
Contact: Tom Flynn and Charlotte Garrell, Co-Presidents
Contact Phone Number:
Email Addresslwvfairfield@lwvct.org
Internet Address: http://fairfield.lwvconnecticut.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Public meetings to be announced.
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men. We encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Fees/Dues: See website
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1943
Updated: July, 2013

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS

Street AddressBridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad St
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: Basic Literacy Coordinator, Lisa Wolfeiler; ESOL Coordinator, Kathy O’Shea
Contact Phone Number: 203-576-7012 or 203-576-7400 x403
Email Address: lwolfeiler@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org ; koshea@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org
Internet Address: http://bportlibrary.org/become-a-literacy-volunteer
Meetings/Days & Hours: Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Literacy Volunteers provides free tutoring for adults who want to learn to read, write and/or speak English. Please contact us if you know someone who could benefit from our services or if you’d like to learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor.

Fees/Dues: None
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1974
Updated: July, 2013

M

MILL RIVER WETLAND COMMITTEE, INC.

Street Address: 476 Old Mill Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-259-1847
Email Address: river-lab@juno.com
Internet Address: www.River-Lab.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

An award winning nonprofit organization founded in 1967 to strengthen environmental education through the study of river basin systems.

Fees/Dues: Membership:
Eligibility/Membership Information: See website
Year Established: 1967
Updated: July, 2013

MOMS CLUB OF FAIRFIELD-CENTRAL, CT

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: mcfairfieldcentral@yahoo.com
Internet Address:
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Stay at home support group for moms and kids, daytime activities (parks, crafts, outings, playgroups, bookclub)

Fees/Dues: $25 per year
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Contact our membership VP: mcfairfieldcentral@yahoo.com 
Year Established: 2004
Updated: November, 2011

MOMS CLUB OF FAIRFIELD NORTH/EASTON, CT

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address:  See website
Internet Address: http://www.meetup.com/MOMS-CLUB-Fairfield-Easton-CT
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Please contact
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

We are a support group designed just for you, the at-home mother of today! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families! We know, because we’re at-home mothers, too! This chapter of MOMS Club serves Fairfield, CT (Stratfield area) and Easton, CT

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Covers Easton, Stratfield and North Stratfield School districts.
Year Established: 2004
Updated: July, 2013

MOMS CLUB OF FAIRFIELD-SOUTH, CT

City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Email Address: cweber82@optonline.net 
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Please contact Carmen Weber
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Support and service group for at-home moms and their children, daytime activities (parks, crafts, outings, playgroups, etc)

Fees/Dues: $25
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Covers the following school districts: Mill Hill, Sherman, McKinley and Dwight
Updated: May, 2013

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

Street Address: 317 Foxon Rd
City/State/Zipcode: East Haven, CT 06513
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-764-2566
Email Address: CT.STATE@MADD.ORG
Internet Address: http://www.madd.org/ct 
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities::

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

N

NAMI-FAIRFIELD

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: (203) 650-3463
Email Address: naminewsffd@earthlink.net
Internet Address: www.namifairfield.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Held third Wednesday of every month in the Eliot Room (Library), First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Avenue, Fairfield, CT
Meetings Open to Public: yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. A national organization made up of NAMI affiliates in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country, volunteers join together to meet the NAMI mission through support, education, advocacy, and research.
NAMI promotes SUPPORT for individuals living with mental illness and their families

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: The Fairfield affiliate group was established in 2000
Updated: July, 2013

NEAR AND FAR AID

Street Address: PO Box 717
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: (203) 259-1710
Email Address: info@nearandfaraid.org
Internet Address: http://nearandfaraid.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Near & Far Aid, an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization, is dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County.We accomplish our mission by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1946
Updated: July, 2013

O

OLD POST ROAD AREA ASSOCIATION

Street Address:C/O Don Miller, 1275 Post Rd, Suite 201
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06424
Contact: Donald W. Miller, President
Contact Phone Number: 203-255-6878
Email Address: drmiller2001@yahoo.com
Meetings/Days & Hours: Scheduled periodically, no fixed dates
Meetings Open to Public:YES
Description of Organization and Activities:

Neighborhood improvement association, aiming to maintain present character of historic neighborhood (designated historic district)

Fees/Dues: $50.00/year
Eligibility/Membership Information: Area resident
Year Established: 1950
Updated: May, 2013

OPERATION HOPE, INC.

Street Address: 636 Old Post Rd.
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: Carla Miklos, Executive Director
Contact Phone Number: 203) 292-5588
Email Address: cmiklos@operationhopect.org
Internet Address: http://www.OperationHopeCT.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Please call
Meetings Open to Public: No
Description of Organization and Activities::

Operation Hope provides the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope.

Fees/Dues: None
Eligibility/Membership Information: None
Year Established: 1986
Updated: July, 2013

P
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS, FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode:
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PWP-FairfieldCountyCT/
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.

Fairfield County PWP consists of a group of single parents that share common objectives, goals and issues. There are at least a couple of events weekly for both family (adults plus kids) and adult-only. Some examples of events are: beach bonfires, hiking, bowling, ice skating, restaurants, concerts, arts & crafts, biking, dancing, camping, and guest speakers.

We invite non-member single parents to attend one of our monthly Open House events to find out more!

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

PENFIELD REEF LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Street Address: c/o First Selectman’s Office Inderpendence Hall,
725 Old Post Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT, 06824
Contact: Jennifer Carpenter, Deputy Chief of Staff
Contact Phone Number: 203-256-3095
Email Address: jcarpenter@town.fairfield.ct.us
Internet Address: http://fairfieldct.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: TBD – Call 203-256-3095, Independence Hall Conference Room.
Meetings Open to Public?: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Via the National Lighthouse Preservation Act, our Mission is to acquire, protect, and preserve the lighthouse structure for present and future generations, honoring its unique coastal position in our town, state, and country on the waters of Long Island Sound. We endeavor to restore the lighhouse’s structural integrity, returning it to its historical character

Donations: Pay to the Order of PENFIELD REEF LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION and mail to above address 
Lighthouse Keeper: $25
Petty Officer: $50
Ensign: $100
Lieutenant: $250
Commander: $500
Captain: $750
Admiral: $1000
Fleet Benefactor: Above $1000

Eligibility/ Membership Information: Help us by becoming a MATE of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse Preservation to support the Mission, acquisition, preservation, and protection of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse.
Year Established: The Committee was appointed in 2006. The Lighthouse was completed in 1874 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Organization Type: Community | Education | Historical
Updated: June, 2013

PENFIELD POWER SQUADRON

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://www.usps.org/cgi-bin/fclass.cgi?QPenfield
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: See website
Meetings Open to Public?:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has nearly 40,000 members organized into over 400 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is America’s largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.

Fees/Dues: On Application
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Updated: July, 2013

PEQUOT RUNNING CLUB, INC.

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode:
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-557-0672
Email Address: pequotrunners@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://www.pequotrunners.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Sundays, 8 am
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Pequot Running Club is a group of fitness-conscious runners of all ages and abilities. There are some who run strictly for fun and recreation, and there are some who are pretty serious competitors. The common thread is the enjoyment of running with a group of mellow, easygoing, interesting and interested friends.
We meet every Sunday at 8:10am at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club at 385 Center Street in Southport.

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Year Established: 1977
Date Updated: July, 2013

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RYASAP: CATALYST FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE

Street Address:2470 Fairfield Avenue
City/State/Zipcode: Bridgeport, CT 06605
Phone Number: (203) 579-2727
Email Address: rfrancis@ryasap.org
Internet Address: www.ryasap.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public? Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

RYASAP’s mission is to be a catalyst in communities to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults and families. It is RYASAP’s intent to be the community table where issues of importance to young people and families are discussed, analyzed and solutions are developed. RYASAP facilitates decision making as to who will address the needs; building collaborative solutions; assuring youth, family and community engagement; and systems reform.

Fees/Dues: None
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1985
Updated: July, 2013

ROTARY CLUB OF FAIRFIELD

Street Address: See website
City/State/Zipcode:
Contact: Deborah Clancy
Contact Phone Number: 203-259-1177
Email Address: president@fairfieldrotary.com
Internet Address: www.fairfieldrotary.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Location: Mondays 12:15pm (lunch), Gaelic-American Club, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield,CT 06824
Meetings Open to Public?: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Rotary is an international organization of caring professionals and bushiness people who are dedicated to providing service and assistance to their communities and to people across the world. Rotarians are asked to subscribe to the motto “Service Above Self” and to Rotary’s “4-Way Test” of ethical business and personal relationships. Fairfield Rotarians conduct various fund raising activities in support of the Fairfield Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, which promotes peace, health, learning and civic improvement in the local community, region and throughout the world. Fairfield Rotary also produces and supports Follies — an annual Broadway-type review comprised of talented students from urban and suburban high schools in order to build bridges between diverse communities and to nurture their appreciation of the performing arts.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: http://www.fairfieldrotary.org
Year Established: 3/9/1939
Updated: June, 2013

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SASQUA GARDEN CLUB, INC

Street Address: P.O. Box 137
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: info@sasqua.org
Internet Address: http://sasqua.org
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations
Meetings Open to Public?
Description of Organization and Activities:

The aim of this Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and creative design;
To protect, restore and improve the quality of the environment through education, programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1939
Updated: July, 2013

SCANDINAVIAN CLUB OF FAIRFIELD, CT

Street Address:1351 South Pine Creek Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Phone Number: Main Office: 203-259-1571
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://www.thescandinavianclub.com
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Scandinavian Club, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, is an organization founded for the preservation of Scandinavian traditions and culture. Our current membership, whose backgrounds include Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish heritage, enjoy many diverse and interesting club activities, including: dinners, dances, picnics, concerts, and parties.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1915
Updated: July, 2013

Smith Richardson Women’s Golf Ass.,  See H. SMITH RICHARDSON WOMEN’S GOLF ASS.

SMOCKING ARTS GUILD, THIMBLEBERRY CHAPTER

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT
Contact:
Phone Number:
Email Address: sagathimbles@yahoo.com
Internet Address: National: http://www.smocking.org/index.php ; Thimbleberry Chapter: http://www.thimbleberries.webs.com
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Daytime meetings are the first Tuesday of most months at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Fairfield,CT at 9:30 AM. Evening meetings are the third Tuesday of most months at 7:30pm.  Please email for location.
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, communication and quailty workmanship.
Thimbleberry chapter daytime meetings are a combination of a brief business meeting followed by a stitching program. We cover all forms of the needle arts from smocking to embroidery as well as garment construction techniques.
Don’t know how to smock but want to learn, come to a meeting and we will help you.
Want to meet other needle artists and be inspired – come to a meeting!
Can’t make a daytime meeting? Come to our evening ‘Stitch and Chats’.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established:
Updated: July, 2013

SOUTHPORT CONSERVANCY

Street Address: PO Box 744
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: southportconservancy@gmail.com
Internet Address: http://www.southportconservancy.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities::

Dedicated to preserving and restoring unique and historical buildings and property of the Southport community that might be otherwise lost forever.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1982
Updated: July, 2013

STEWART B. MCKINNEY FOUNDATION

Street Address: P.O.Box 338
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 203-255-7965
Email Address:
Internet Address:
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities::

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership
Year Established: 1988
Updated: July, 2013

STRATFIELD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Street Address: 200 Autumn Ridge Road
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact: Samuel G. Boyarsky
Contact Phone Number: 203-374-5143
Email Address:
Internet Address:
Meetings/Days & Hours: Various locations as required.
Meetings Open to Public: yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:
Year Established: 1981
Updated: November, 2011

STRATFIELD VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

Street Address: P.O. Box 320232
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825-9888
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: stratfieldvillage@yahoo.com
Internet Address: www.stratfieldvillageassociation.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Biannually
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Stratfield Village Association works to protect, preserve, and enhance the existing character and neighborhood fabric of the Stratfield Village community by building connects between neighbors.

Fees/Dues: Contributions accepted
Eligibility/Membership Information: Residents of the Stratfield area whose boundaries are from Jefferson Street to Villa Avenue, and Park Avenue to Morehouse Highway
Year Established: 2006
Updated: July, 2013

STRATFIELD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Street Address: 400 Jackman Avenue, Fire Station #3
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: (203) 254-4748
Email Address: On website
Internet Address: http://www.rescue15.com 
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations:
Meetings Open to Public? No
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1920. Currently, we have a total of 80 social and active members.

Our active members work directly with the career members of the Fairfield Fire Department, manning our rescue truck, Rescue #15, seven days a week beginning at 6pm. We also provide first aid and other services for various townwide functions such as the Fairfield Firefighter’s Half Marathon, and various local carnivals and fairs.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: 18 years old and up
Year Established: 1920
Updated: July, 2013

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2-1-1 UNITED WAY

Street Address: 1344 Silas Deane Highway
City/State/Zipcode: Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067-1350
Contact:
Contact Phone Number: 211 or 860-571-7500
Email Address: unitedwayservices@ctunitedway.org
Internet Address: http://www.211ct.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: n/a
Meetings Open to Public: n/a
Description of Organization and Activities::

United Way 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online.

Fees/Dues: n/a
Eligibility/Membership Information: n/a
Year Established: 1976
Updated: July, 2013

TRAP FALLS KENNEL CLUB

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode:
Contact:
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: info@trapfalls.org
Internet Address: http://www.trapfalls.org 
Meetings/Days & Hours: Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of most months. General meetings start at 7:30pm and Board meetings at 6:30pm The meetings are held at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes located at 5 Lake Rd, Shelton
Meetings Open to Public: Yes
Description of Organization and Activities::

Trap Falls Kennel Club is dedicated to supporting families in becoming responsible dog owners.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/Membership Information:Sableskrabl@comcast.net
Year Established: 1965
Updated: July, 2013

TROUT UNLIMITED – NUTMEG CHAPTER (No. 217)

Street Address: P.O. Box 1594
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Email Address: admin@nutmegtrout.org
Internet Address: www.nutmegtrout.org (local chapter) www.tu.org (national website)
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: Third Tuesday of each month from September through May at 7:30 p.m. Please visit the website for location.
Meetings Open to Public: Yes! Chapter meetings are open to the general public, and there is no charge to participants.
Description of Organization and Activities:

“The mission of the Nutmeg chapter of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, particularly in local rivers such as the Saugatuck, Mill, Aspetuck, Pequonnock and Farmill. Trout Unlimited (TU) accomplishes this mission on local, state and national levels with an extensive and dedicated volunteer network. TU’s national office, based just outside of Washington, D.C., and its regional offices employ professionals who testify before Congress, publish a quarterly magazine, intervene in federal legal proceedings, and work with the organization’s 127,000 volunteers in almost 500 chapters nationwide to keep them active and involved in conservation issues.

Chapter membership meetings are designed to be fun and informative events which are presented as a service to Chapter members and friends. They include ample opportunity to meet and chat with other Chapter members and friends. Chapter meetings are open to the general public, and there is no charge to participants.

After a brief update on significant Chapter issues, events and concerns, the meetings feature a guest speaker who presents a show (most often, an audio/visual presentation) on conservation, fishing, travel, or other topics of interest. Following the guest speaker, a raffle, including a number of interesting prizes, is held to partially defray the costs of the meeting, the speakers, and the mailing of our monthly newsletter, Nutmeg Notes.

Ongoing conservation projects by Nutmeg TU include clearing trash and invasive plants, restoring native species along banks of the Mill River; drafting a plan for the general health of the Mill River; maintaining fishing areas along local rivers and constantly looking for new sites that need a helping hand.

Ongoing education and youth outreach projects include a fishing club for children, stream cleanups with local scouts and the celebrated Trout In the Classroom (www.troutintheclassroom.org) environmental education project in which students raise trout from eggs, learn about the ecology of fisheries and waterways, and finish the year by releasing the fish they have nurtured into the wild.”

Fees/Dues: Join Trout Unlimited today at the special introductory rate of just $17.50 and get involved in the fight to protect our country’s trout and salmon fisheries: https://www.tumembership.org/member/intro. Or make a kid in your life a stream explorer ($12): https://www.tumembership.org/youth.
Eligibility/ Membership Information: www.tu.org (Please specify Chapter No. 217)
Year Established: 1973
Updated: January, 2013


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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY, FLOTILLA 77

Street Address:
City/State/Zipcode: 471 Turney Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Contact: See website
Contact Phone Number: 203-259-0770
Email Address:
Internet Address: http://a0140707.uscgaux.info
Meetings/Days & Hours/Locations: The Flotilla meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Call for location
Meetings Open to Public?:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Flotilla 77 is located at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, Connecticut. We can see this historic lighthouse from our Flotilla base. It is also a boaters landmark that should be thoroughly charted due to low tides and rock formations called “The Cows”.

We provide the public opportunities to educate themselve in Boating Courses by offering them during the Spring and Fall months.

Flotilla is involved in many USCG events and provide them with back-up. We are trained and certified by the USCG.

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: See website
Year Established:
Updated: June, 2013

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WAKEMAN BOYS/GIRLS CLUB

Street Address: : 385 Center St.: Mailing address: PO Box 118
City/State/Zipcode: Southport, CT 06890
Contact: : David W. Blagys, Executive Director
Contact Phone Number: (203) 259 – 4805
Email Address: dave@wakemanclub.org
Internet Address: www.wakemanclub.org
Meetings/Days & Hours:
Meetings Open to Public:
Description of Organization and Activities:

Mission :
“To enhance the physical, social, and emotional development of area youth through programs that perpetuate sound citizenship.”Provides programming for children grades 1 -12 in five core areas: Sports, Fitness and Recreation; the Arts; Education and Career Development; Character & Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills

Facility includes: 2 gymnasiums, game room, weight room, community meeting room, technology center, arts studio, multi-purpose room, athletic field, play gym, outdoor basketball/tennis courts

Fees/Dues: See website
Eligibility/ Membership Information:
Year Established: 1911
Updated: June, 2013

WELCOME CLUB OF FAIRFIELD/EASTON

Street Address:  P.O. Box 1404
City/State/Zipcode: Fairfield, CT 06825
Contact Phone Number:
Email Address: See website
Internet Address: http://www.welcomeclub.org
Meetings/Days & Hours: Board members meet 2nd Tuesday evening each month, August-June. Monthly newsletter sent to all club members.
Meetings Open to Public: No
Description of Organization and Activities:

The Welcome Club of Fairfield/Easton was organized in 1950 by a Welcome Wagon Hostess. It has evolved over the years into a club that provides opportunities for all resident women, men and families to meet. The objective of the club is to develop friendships among new and existing residents and to introduce them to the civic and social activities of their community. Membership is open to all residents of Fairfield and Easton, CT.

 

Fees/Dues:
Eligibility/ Membership Information: Membership is open to all new residents of Fairfield/Easton and any current resident who simply wants to become more involved in the community and meet new people.
Year Established: 1950
Updated: July, 2013


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