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Dues are annual unless otherwise noted.

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 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/year. chelseapost31.org, facebook.com/chelsea.legion

Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

PO 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. chelseamich.com, info@chelseamichamber.org

Chelsea Area Garden Club

Cathy Gillem (734) 498-2135

During Covid-19: Meetings canceled, tentatively will resume Sept. 2021. Call or check website for updates. Gardeners, from amateurs to masters, share information and sponsor programs. Club members plant and maintain flowerbeds in downtown Chelsea and at the Chelsea District Library, and support horticulture-related community projects including an Arts in the Garden walk to benefit the Chelsea Intergenerational Garden, tentatively scheduled for July 25, 2021. Dues $15. Meets Sept.-May, 2nd Mon. at noon, Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park. chelseagardenclub.com

Chelsea Area Historical Society

128 Jackson, 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. Museum closed during Covid-19. 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

During Covid-19: Meeting, fundraiser and service project schedules will vary. Some outdoor meetings. Email for info. 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 2nd Wednesday of the month. chelseaareawomensserviceclub@gmail.com, chelseaareawomensserviceclub.org

Chelsea Athletic Boosters

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

During Covid-19: Meetings on Zoom. 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 [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

During Covid-19: On hold. Call or email for updates. Members share gardening techniques, sponsor gardening and landscape design presentations, and maintain Chelsea Depot flowerbeds. 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 Mothers of Preschoolers

(734) 475-8119

During Covid-19: Call for info. Christian-centered group provides support and resources for all mothers with children newborn-kindergarten. Meetings include breakfast, speakers, discussion, a creative activity, and child care. Meets Sept.-May, every other Fri. 9-11 a.m., Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park. Dues $91.95; scholarships available. info@chelseamops.org, chelseamops.org

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.org, facebook.com/ChelseaMusicBoosters

Chelsea Senior Center

512 Washington [map]
(734) 475-9242

Activities, classes, services, referrals, and weekday on-site lunch for area seniors. connected@chelseaseniors.org, chelseaseniors.org, facebook.com/chelseaseniorcenter

Friends Mystery Book Club

During Covid-19: No meetings. Discussion group. Meets Jan.-Nov., second Mon. 7 p.m., at the Breakaway Restaurant at the Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum. Check the event calendar at chelseadistrictlibrary.org for meeting information. sgraff413@gmail.com

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

During Covid-19: Meetings on hold. German natives and enthusiasts meet for socializing and language practice last Sat. noon-3 p.m., Chelsea Big Boy, 1610, S. Main.

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative

14650 E. Old US-12 [map]

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

Kiwanis Club

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

During Covid-19: Check Facebook page for Zoom meeting, donations, and thrift sale information. Meets Mon. 6:00 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea main dining room, 775 S. Main. Sponsors weekly thrift sales at the Kiwanis Center West, 102 N. Staebler at Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 Wednesdays 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

During Covid-19: call for meeting information. Supports the Chelsea library's summer reading programs for kids and the child ID program. 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, the Merrimac BBC "Merries." Practices open to anyone. Home matches played at Timbertown Park on Sibley Rd. 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 groups and OWOF board meet regularly via Zoom. chelseaowof@gmail.com, facebook.com/oneworldonefamily, owof.org

Rotary Club

P.O. Box 426, Chelsea 48118
(734) 649-9909, (734) 274-1568

During Covid-19: All meetings on Zoom. Service group primarily interested in local and international projects. Quarterly dues $70( does not include meals, $13). Meets Tues. 12:15 p.m. Common Grill, 112 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

PO Box 23, Chelsea, MI 48118

During Covid-19: Meetings suspended.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 2nd Wed. 7 p.m.

Waterloo Natural History Association

17030 Bush Rd. [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 $10-$25. 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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