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American Legion Post 31

1700 Ridge [map]
(734) 475-1964

Sponsors the annual Joe Merkel golf outing at Pierce Lake every May, annual 4th of July Chicken Barbecue, September family night, and flag retirement ceremony that includes the "Digger Award," honoring a Legion member. The Winter Carnival is the 1st weekend of February with euchre night, dance band or DJ, fishing derby, and Sunday kids day (weather permitting). Breakfast and lunch available. Gives to local veterans and families in need, provides Chelsea High School scholarship. Meets 1st Thurs., dues $50. During Covid-19: Check website for event updates. chelseapost31.org

Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 43, Chelsea 48118
Michelle Dye (734) 717-5660

Promotes amateur radio as a hobby and public service. Practice broadcasts Tues. 8 p.m., 145.450 MHz. Operates severe weather reporting program. Meets 4th Tues. (currently on Zoom) 7 p.m., call for ID and password. wd8iel.net

Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce

222 S. Main, ste. B [map]
(734) 475-1145

Community website, brochures, maps, and other information on Chelsea-area businesses, events, walking tours, schools, and more. For visitors, residents, and for relocation. info@chelseamichamber.org, chelseamich.com

Chelsea Area Garden Club

Cathy Gillem, (734) 498-2135

Gardeners, from amateur to master, share information and sponsor programs. Club members plant and maintain flower beds in downtown Chelsea and at the Chelsea District Library, and support horticulture-related community projects, including the Chelsea Senior Center Intergenerational Garden. Dues $15. Meets Sept.-May, 2nd Mon. at 1 p.m. at Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park. During Covid-19: Check website to see if meetings will be held in-person (with masks) or Zoom. chelseagardenclub.com

Chelsea Area Historical Society

128 Jackson Rd., across from the historic depot, in the 1853 Boyd House [map]
(734) 476-2010

Maintains Chelsea history archives and museum, including the recently restored 1911 Flanders motorcycle. Dues $15/individual, $10 age 60 & over. staff@chelseahistory.org, chelseahistory.org

Chelsea Area Women's Service Club

17684 W. Old US-12 [map]
(734) 272-2453

Provides community enrichment, holds annual fundraiser for community projects, local charitable organizations and Chelsea High School student scholarships. Annual dues $30. Meets Sept.-May, usually 3rd Wed. of the month. During Covid-19: Meeting, fundraiser and service project schedules will vary. Some outdoor meetings. Email for info. chelseaareawomensserviceclub@gmail.com, chelseaareawomensserviceclub.org

Chelsea Athletic Boosters

P.O. Box 428, Chelsea 48118
Darlene Regis, (734) 604-2238

Volunteers raise funds to promote and support student athletics. Meets 3rd Wed. 7 p.m. at Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer. chelseaathleticboosters@gmail.com, chelseabulldogs.net/main/boosters/

Chelsea Community Fair

20501 Old US-12 Hwy. [map]
(734) 475-1270

Volunteer board organizes the fair and related activities at the Chelsea Fairgrounds held annually in Aug. chelseafair@gmail.com, chelseafair.org

Chelsea Depot Association

125 Jackson Rd. [map]
(734) 475-0862

Maintains and rents out the restored depot building. Events for up to 100 people. No dues. Meets 2nd Wed., 5 p.m. To rent the depot, call or email. marsi@chelseadepot.com, chelseadepot.com

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club

Dixie Rudnicki, (734) 475-2210

Members share gardening techniques, sponsor gardening and landscape design presentations, and maintain Chelsea Depot flower beds. Meets 2nd Wed. 7 p.m., usually at Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson (call or email for details). Guests welcome. epgardenclub98@gmail.com, facebook.com/groups/113029122057260/

Chelsea Music Boosters

(734) 433-2201, ext. 1402

Volunteers raise funds to promote Chelsea School District curricular music programs and support student musicians. Call or email for Zoom meeting times. chelseamusicboosters@gmail.com, chelseamusicboosters.org, facebook.com/ChelseaMusicBoosters

Chelsea Senior Center

512 Washington [map]
(734) 475-9242

Multiple activities, classes Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., senior services, referrals, and transportation options; weekday on-site lunch for ages 60 and up. Meals on Wheels for Chelsea and Manchester areas. connected@chelseaseniors.org, chelseaseniors.org

Friends of Chelsea District Library

221 S. Main [map]
(734) 475-8732

Supports the library through monthly used book sales, program support and membership fees. Membership is not required to attend book sales. Board meeting times vary. Check library calendar for Zoom meeting information. friends@chelseadistrictlibrary.org, friends.chelseadistrictlibrary.org

German Social Club

Edith Weber, (734) 475-1583

German natives and enthusiasts meet for socializing and language practice last Sat. of the month, noon-3 p.m. During Covid-19: Meetings on hold.

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative

14650 E. Old US-12 [map]

An organization of community volunteers working to develop and expand nonmotorized pathways that connect into Michigan's growing trail network. During Covid-19: Group trail work on hold. Other opportunities available. See website. volunteer@huron-waterloo-pathways.org, huron-waterloo-pathways.org

Kiwanis Club

P.O. Box 61, Chelsea 48118
Joseph Scheuring, (734) 426-3586

Meets Mon. 6:00 p.m. Location varies. Sponsors weekly thrift sales at the Kiwanis Center West, 100 N. Staebler at Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, Fr. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. During Covid-19: Check Facebook page for in-person and Zoom meeting locations, donations, and thrift sale updates. facebook.com/kiwanisclubofchelsea/

Knights of Columbus #3092

St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12 [map]
(734) 475-7561

A men's Catholic fraternal and service organization that supports the community and church via fundraisers, and other volunteer activities. Yearly dues are $35. Meets at the church on the 1st & last Wed. of each month at 7:30 p.m. veliemd@sbcglobal.net, stmarychelsea.org

Masonic Lodge, Olive #156 F. & A.M.

113 W. Middle [map]
(734) 972-2693

Supports the Chelsea Library's summer reading programs for kids and the child ID program. Also supports Washtenaw Community College students in 2nd & 3rd year technical education (welding, automotive, construction, HVAC) programs. During Covid-19: Call for meeting information. 156-mi.ourlodgepage.com

Michigan Nude Beach Advocates

1801 S. Fletcher [map]
(734) 649-8081

Members work on naturist activities, especially the development of clothing-optional parks. mgkerwin@juno.com, facebook.com/Michigan-Nude-Beach-Advocates-200421216472

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea

Jon Van Hoek, (248) 930-6130

Amateur community "base ball" club playing by the rules of 1860. Also, sister club, Merries Ladies Vintage Base Ball Club. Practices open to anyone. Home matches played at Timbertown Park on Sibley and around Michigan in the summer; free & family friendly. chelseamonitorbbc@gmail.com, merriesbbc@gmail.com, chelseamonitors.com or search Facebook.

One World One Family Task Force

P.O. Box 31, Chelsea 48118
Joanne Ladio, (734) 748-3564

Implements actions around anti-racism and ending discrimination of all kinds. Specialized action goups and OWOF Board meet regularly via Zoom. chelseaowof@gmail.com, facebook.com/oneworldonefamily, owof.org

Rotary Club

P.O. Box 426, Chelsea 48118
(810) 543-2220

Service group primarily interested in local and international projects. Quarterly dues $70 (does not include meals, $13). Meets Tues. 12:15 p.m. Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main. rotarychelsea.org, facebook.com/pg/chelsearotary

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Volunteers

775 S. Main (St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea) [map]
(734) 593-5799

Provides service to hospital departments and programs. Performs clerical, patient assist, shuttle driver, or receptionist duties, and more. Application online. russ.billau@stjoeshealth.org, stjoeshealth.org/volunteer/saint-joseph-mercy-chelsea/

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4076

P.O. Box 23, Chelsea 48118

Takes part in community service, public observation of national holidays, and other ceremonies in Chelsea, Dexter, and Manchester. Donates to local organizations and charities. Sponsors Voice of Democracy speech contest (grades 9-12) and Patriot's Pen essay writing contest (grades 7 & 8). Meets random Wed. mornings at the American Legion Hall.

Waterloo Natural History Association

17030 Bush [map]
(734) 475-3170

Supports the Eddy Discovery Center in its mission to help visitors learn more about our natural world and maximize their experience in the Waterloo Recreation area. Sponsors nature programs and festivals, operates gift shop, and raises funds for improvements. Dues: individuals $15, families: $25, seniors $10.wnha.org

Western Washtenaw Democrats

P.O. Box 84, Chelsea 48118

Identifies and supports western Washtenaw County Democratic candidates, advances a progressive agenda, and serves the community. Panel discussions, community education programs, community service, candidate forums. Check Facebook page for scheduled meetings and events. No dues. chair@wwdems.org, facebook.com/wwdems

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