Bridgeport Area Service & Community Organizations
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SPONSORED BY SIMPSON CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, BRIDGEPORT, WV
ALLOHAK COUNCIL- STONEWALL JACKSON DISTRICT
Den meetings are held at various times during the week.
Contact Amy Smith at 842-7950
Bridgeport Rotary Club
Purpose: Service Above Self
Meetings: Every Tuesday at Raymon's Restaurant at 6:30pm
336 East Pike Street, Clarksburg
Contact: Hank Murray at 842-6533
Membership: By Invitation
Organization of Business and Professional members for the community
GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport
WHO WE ARE: GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport is affiliated with General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world's largest and oldest women's volunteer service organizations. United by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service, they include a diversity of ages, interests and experiences.
Organized on January 20, 1950, GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport has devoted almost half a century to service to the community of Bridgeport and to Federation projects worldwide.
CLUB MOTTO: Look Upward, not Downward
Look Outward, not Inward
Look Forward, not Backward
WHAT WE DO: Members address needs of our community and the country. This includes preserving natural resources, stressing good citizenship, encouraging healthy lifestyles, contributing to world peace and international understanding, supporting participation in the arts, promoting education, and providing leadership opportunities for our members and youth.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership in the GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport is open to any interested woman in the area. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from September through May at the Benedum Civic Center at 7:00pm. For more information, women interested in joining may call Mrs. Shirley Hadorn at 842-8310.
Juniors Womans Club
Lori Spatafore - President
Meetings usually at Bridgeport’s Benedum Civic Center, 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Visit us online @ www.gfwcbjwc.shutterfly.com or send an email to: GFWCBridgeportJuniors@gmail.com.
Newcomers and Friends of Bridgeport, WV
The Newcomers and Friends Club extends to you a warm welcome as you
settle into your new home. First organized as the Bridgeport Newcomers
Club in January 1960, the group has evolved into the Newcomers and
Friends of today and remains a service organization dedicated to
welcoming those new to the area and lending support and friendship as
you become a part of your new community.
The Newcomers and Friends Club is an ever-changing organization, open to
the needs and interests of the members, not only in the city of
Bridgeport but to all women throughout the region. The members enjoy
varied activities in a social setting. It is a diverse group combining
whose who have recently moved to the area and others who remain part of
the Newcomers and Friends club over several years to lend their support
to new neighbors.
Prospective members are welcome to attend two events as guests before
applying for membership. For further information, look for us on
Facebook at our page Newcomers and Friends of Bridgeport, WV. To
request more information or a copy of the Newcomers Newsletter via
e-mail send a message to: LSKwvhomes@aol.com and mention Newcomers in the subject line.
Bridgeport Garden Club
The Bridgeport Garden Club was organized in 1974. We are a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs Inc., South Atlantic Region, West Virginia State Garden Clubs Inc., Monongahela-Cheat District, and the Garden Council of Harrison County.
The purpose of this club shall be to stimulate interest in Gardening, Landscape Design, Civic and Home Planting and to Preserve and Conserve our Natural Resources.
Our club meets the third Tuesday of the month, 12 months of the year, at 9:30am, at various places, depending on the program planned for the month. We have workshops, speakers on local ongoing projects and assist where needed on these projects. Our continuing projects are: Circle Drive at Philadelphia and Johnson Ave.; Flower garden at Main and Second Streets; Garden Therapy at the United Hospital Transitional Care Center; Plant Wildflowers and Trees, and maintain Bird Feeders; and provide fresh flowers for the Veterans Hospital.
Any interested person may contact any of our officers:
Lenore Hinkle 842-5186
Lillian Crites 842-4795
BRIDGEPORT KIWANIS CLUB
Our principle involvement is with youth programs such as Key Club, Builder's Club, Boy's and Girl's State, Camp Horseshoe, Little League, etc. We also perform community services such as Adopt-A-Highway and Children's Miracle Network. Internationally, Kiwanis is trying to wipe out Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD).
Meetings: Every Monday 4:30 PM at Panera
Richard Yurko 842-3783; 624-8103
Gary Nickerson 624-8163
Mission: To inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct patriotism and service, that they may become happy and resourceful citizens
Bridgeport is a Service Unit within the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council. As an organization, the BDGSC is committed to achieve pluralism and racial/ethnic diversity; to practice affirmative action; and to inspire the personal commitment of each member to these goals.
Girls are served in three ways: by troops, by activities set up through the Service Unit, and through programs provided directly by the council. They are organized according to their age:
Daisy Girl Scouts age 5
Brownie Girl Scouts ages 6-8 (grades 1-3)
Junior Girl Scouts ages 9-11 (grades 4-6)
Cadette Girl Scouts ages 12-14(grades 7-9)
Senior Girl Scouts ages 15-17 (grades 10-12)
Registration: an event is held in the summer of the fall to organize troops. However, girls may join at any time. Most troops meet bi-weekly on the day, time, and place determined by the Troop Leader. (All Leaders are volunteers (parents) that take training and are screened according to the Girl Scout procedure.)
Contact Bridgeport Parks and Recreation @ 842-8240 for more information.
Bridgeport Lions Club
Mission: To encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
MEETINGS: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:30 PM at Bridgeport Civic Center.
CONTACT: Craig Liebig 304-203-7335
Bob Allen 304-842-3638
Nancy Aucremanne 304-842-4659
Meet at 6:00pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Benedum Civic Center.
Governor Johnson Garden Club
Joyce Johnson, President
Meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Benedum Civic Center.
Bridgeport Original CEOS
(formerly Bridgeport Original Homemakers)
Our members, clubs, county and state is the Community Educational Outreach (CEO) of Volunteer Service. Our Mission is to broaden our horizons in our Community, continue our lifelong Educational learning to strengthen individuals and families, provide an Outreach for leadership development and volunteer Service in partnership with West Virginia University Extension Service.
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Benedum Civic Center at Noon. A light lunch is served.
Contact Joanne James - 842-3929.
AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Services
AmeriCorps Financial Support Services program is a national AmeriCorps program that has 30 members serving in 8 cities, Denver, CO; Pensacola, FL; Wichita, KS; Lansing, MI; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Milwaukee, WI; and Bridgeport, WV. The program provides counselor assistance to primarily low income workers with disabilities. The goal is to encourage economic empowerment by assisting individuals and families to move toward financial self sufficiency with tax prep assistance, financial education and disability benefits support.
Julia Meikle at 304-848-0850 extension 113 or by email.
Lauren Martin at 304-848-0850 extension 114 or by email.
MOPS is a community of women who meet together and embrace the journey of motherhood while learning and growing themselves as a whole person. We believe that better moms make a better world.
Meet with us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 9-11am at the Centerbranch Assembly of God on Rt. 20, south of Nutter Fort. Babysitting is available.
Amber Dunn at 304-290-4058