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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. The Murfreesboro club serves our local community as well as national and international charities.

Qualifications for Membership: 

Have a love of volunteering, be willing to give of your time to work on service projects, attend meetings regularly. All women are invited to join!

Meetings: 

2nd Monday of Each Month at 7pm

Linebaugh Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Dues: 

$36.00 per year, about half goes to pay national, state and regional dues. The rest are used by the local club for projects and expenses.

Past Projects Include: 

They have planted a Bird and Butterfly garden at Parking Lot #3 at the Alvin C. York VA Center. They have collected bras and panties for Murfreesboro Cold Patrol.

Cathy Watts
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Their mission is: 

“Bringing the community together one service project at a time.”

Idea members should possess the following attributes: 

Heart of Compassion: Willing to genuinely want to serve others

Teamwork: Ability to work well with others

Confidentiality: Able to keep the privacy requirements of all the participants we serve

Empathy: Approach service projects with a non-judgmental attitude

Key projects: 

Mentoring program

Health awareness walks

Senior Citizen Homes

Second Harvest Food Bank

Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville Food Project

Erika Riley
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What they do:

Their mission is to make our community a better place for tomorrow. They exist to help those in need and to aid those that can’t help themselves. They use their desire to be loved and longing to be a part of something bigger, to come up with one of the greatest communities ever. A family full of memories and shenanigans, that love to live life on the edge but at the same time give back to those in need…

They have participated in the following events;
-9/11 RAK-athon
-Rutherford County Alzheimer’s Walk 2015 at MTSU
-Feed America First Food Distribution
-Greenhouse Ministries Mobile Food Pantry
They hosted the following event:
-Bowling with a Purpose benefiting Greenhouse Ministries

Accepting new members? Yes 

Qualifications for membership? There are no qualifications! They love to have fun and help people. Please check out their website for more information, if you would like to become a member please visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chiveonmurfreesboro/

Dues charged to members: None

Meetings: Online community

Melissa Bruce
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What they do:

Helping ALL Veterans

Power Chairs

VA Claims

Town Hall Meetings

Agent Orange

PTSD

 

Key Projects: 

Anything needed by veterans

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Must have worn a uniform of the United States of America

 

Dues charged to members: No

 

Meetings: 3rd Saturday of each month in Room C at Patterson Park Community Center

Keith Rudlaff
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What they do:

SOCM is a member-run organization that encourages civic involvement and collective action so that the people of Tennessee have a greater voice in determining their future. The mission of SOCM is to empower Tennesseans to protect, defend, and improve the quality of life in their communities across the state. SOCM is working for social, economic and environmental justice for all. They are committed to the journey of becoming an anti-racist organization. Recognizing their interdependence, SOCM is committed to overcoming social and institutional racism and embracing our diverse cultures.

 

Key Projects: 

Workshops and educational events on a range of social, economic and environmental topics.

Popular education resources for adults, available in English and Spanish.

Anti-racism education and training.

Leadership skills development.

Civic participation opportunities.

Community organizing campaigns on local and statewide issues of importance.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Annual membership dues

 

Dues charged to members: 

Youth membership (under age 18): $5 per year

Young Adult (age 18-24): $15 per year

Individual membership: $20 per year

Couple Membership: $35 per year 

 

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Unity Church in Murfreesboro

Brad Wright
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What they do:

Their core mission is assisting people who have vision needs.They are active in Rutherford County with many needy causes such as the Boys and Girls Club, the Food Bank, The Smyrna/La Vergne Assistance Coalition, the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center and the JDRF.

 

Key Projects: 

JDRF Bowling Event in January

Sweetheart Dance/Silent Auction in February

Pancake Breakfast in April

4TH of July in the Park

Golf Tournament in September

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Shop with a Cop for Christmas

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? No previous experience is needed.  They just ask that you are passionate about helping others. 

 

Dues charged to members: $20 per month which includes two dinners per month and all dues. 

 

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays from 6:30-8 at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center

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Key Projects: 

“Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance” which reminds the community of the real reason for Memorial Day ( http://www.HealingField.org ).

“Give-A-Kid-A-Flag-To-Wave” at the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade in which over 5000 small flags are given to children along the parade route.

Polar Bear Golf Tournament – usually third Saturday in January, raising funds for the awareness of Child Abuse and other Exchange Club Projects.

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“One Nation Under God” Community Wide Prayer Breakfast the Tuesday before Thanksgiving – reminding us of our American Heritage, giving thanks to God for our freedoms.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Citizens of good standing in the community with a desire to serve others. 

 

Dues charged to members: $60 Monthly (Includes four meals)

 

Meetings: First Four Thursdays of each month from 12:00-1:00 at Five Senses  

Exchange Club
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What they do:

The Murfreesboro Young Professionals is a membership driven, non-profit organization aimed at creating an unique community for professionals to develop personally, professionally and civically by maximizing their individual and collective potential.

 

Key Projects: 

They partner with various organizations throughout the year. Previous projects have included Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Candle Wishes and other charitable organizations. Projects change every year.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Professionally driven individuals between the ages of 22 and 40. 

 

Dues charged to members: There is an annual financial commitment of $99.

 

Meetings: Location and times vary 

 

Robert Warden
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What they do:

They provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through their fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. 

Key Projects: 

The “Dictionary Project” – They provide dictionaries to third grade students in Murfreesboro. They provide volunteers as traffic control for The Middle Half and the Fenton Payne & Fred 5K Run. They are in charge of ticket sales for the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival. They participate in Red Cross blood drives, provide bell ringers for the Salvation Army, provide trash pick-up on the Greenway and they support Greenhouse Ministries as a sponsor of the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. They also provide funds to a number of other local service organizations, several international projects and they support the Rotary mission to eradicate Polio in the world. Their primary fund raiser is a Pancake Breakfast in December.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? An adult person of good character and good business, professional and/or community reputation. A member of the club must serve as the sponsor and recommend the potential Rotarian for membership. 

 

Dues charged to members: $190 Quarterly (Includes weekly meals)

 

Meetings: Every Tuesday at noon at the Stones River Country Club

Ed Maupin
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What they do:

The Murfreesboro Parents of Multiples Club (POMC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to offer support, advice and an opportunity for the exchange of ideas to all parents and expectant parents of multiples. 

The Murfreesboro Club was organized in September 1984, with five members in attendance. The POMC is a member of the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (NOMOTC)

 

Key Projects:  

Each year they do fundraisers to help several needy families at the holidays. They also walk and collect money for the March of Dimes. They do social events throughout the year to help families connect. They provide online forums for members and prospective members to exchange ideas. They hold a consignment sale twice a year for members to pass along their outgrown baby gear and clothing to other members and the public.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Must have (or be expecting) multiples (twins, triplets or more)

 

Dues charged to members: $25 a year for parents of twins. $15 a year for parents of triplets. Free membership for parents of quads or more, or parents of more than one set of multiples. Dues are prorated depending on when a new member joins. Dues renewal is in July and August each year. Prospective members are invited to participate in their email list, Facebook group or attend a meeting or event before joining. Only members current on their dues may shop during the members-only session of their bi-annual consignment sale.

 

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church on Jones Blvd. in Murfreesboro

Callie Fowler
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What they do:

This group is for parents, especially of TODDLERS and preschoolers, to let their little ones interact and learn social skills, while burning energy and experiencing new surroundings for age-appropriate environment and activities. It also gives parents a chance to get out and socialize with other parents who understand what they are going through and those who just want to get out! 

Key Projects: 

They try to do projects that focus on mothers and families in need.

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? One must attend their first public outing in order to have full access to the web page.  Thereafter, they must remain active with the group by attending an event/activitiy once a month. 

 

Dues charged to members: No

 

Meetings: 1-3/week at various locations

Jaine Chung
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What they do:

Murfreesboro Noon Lions Club core mission is to take an active interest in civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. They want to encourage service minded men and women to serve in their community without personal financial reward and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Noon Lions assists people who have vision needs. In Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, they screen the eyes of children under age 6 in head start programs, Day Day, Mothers Day Out, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County schools.

Thru Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service in cooperation with Vanderbilt Lions Eye Center and a local ophthalmologist, surgeries are funded. The club supports several Lions Club programs to provide training and mobility for sight-impaired, provide leader service dogs, books in Braille, books on tapes, Hearing service dogs and The Tennessee School for the Blind.

Noon Lions also give to other community needs as they arise. In the past, they have provided support to the Good Shepherd children’s home, conducted activities at the Veteran’s home, conducted coat and shoe drives for local head start programs, and provided donations to Greenhouse ministries.

The club was chartered in 2002. 

Key Projects: 

Eye screen children in elementary schools.

Eye screen adults and children at health fairs, special Lions events, etc.

Sponsor a Drug Essay and Peace Poster Contest annually in schools or Boys and Girls Club.

Buy many pairs of glasses and hearing aids annually for indigent children and adults.

Give to various community projects -Greenhouse Ministries, Good Shepard Children’s home, Head Start programs, Veteran’s Nursing Home, etc.

Fundraising includes our annual Golf Tournament in May, Pecan sales in November and December, and Charity Events scheduled through local merchants.

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership? To be a member you must be invited and encouraged to provide service to your community. Members will gain close working relationships with others who share the same vision. They will develop or sharpen leadership skills that will be useful in Lionism and in other areas of life.

Dues charged to members: There is an initiation fee of $30 which gets members their Lions pin and a monthly Lions magazine. Dues are $10 a month.

Meetings: Club meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 12 noon at Logan’s Roadhouse at 740 NW Broad Street. 

Shirley Staats
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What they do:

Their core mission is assisting people who have vision needs. In Rutherford County and Murfreesboro they screen the eyes of children under age 6 for seven problems of the eyes with a special instrument and then screen with a different machine the children in selected elementary grades for eye problems.

 Thru Middle Tennessee Lions Sight Service in cooperation with Vanderbilt Lions Eye Center and a local ophthalmologist, surgeries are funded. Their club supports several Lions Club programs to provide training and mobility for sight-impaired, provide leader service dogs, books in Braille, books on tapes, Hearing service dogs and also The Tennessee School for the Blind. 

They give to other community needs as they arise. In the past they have funded street signs, milk for children in schools, purchased weather radios for all schools in the city and county, built a Habitat for Humanity House, provided items for Discovery Center, worked on Kids Castle, and the list continues. Club was charted in 1933.

 

Key Projects: 

Eye screen children in elementary schools. Eye screen adults and children at health fairs, Neighborhood Night Out programs, special Lions events, etc. Sponsor a Drug Essay Contest annually in schools or Boys and Girls Club.

Buy many pairs of glasses and hearing aids annually for indigent children and adults. Give to various community projects – Special Kids, Discovery Center, Greenhouse Ministries, Journey Home, Food Bank, Room at the End, etc.

Annual Pancake Breakfast in Feb., Fish & Chicken Dinners in Clubhouse at Uncle Dave Macon Days, Pecan sales in November and December 

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Have a strong sense of service to the Murfreesboro community. There are many opportunities, from the local to the international level, to enjoy a close working relationship with others who share the same vision and to develop or sharpen leadership skills that will be useful in Lionism and in other areas of life.

 

Dues charged to members: There is an initiation fee of $30 which gets members a cap, a pin and a monthly magazine. Dues are based on whether a member eats or not eat at the two meetings a month. If you eat, dues are $70 a quarter.

 

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:15 at the Lions Clubhouse in Cannonsburg Village

Jonelle Prince
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What they do:

Their mission is to improve the quality of life of their members. Since 1883, Modern Woodmen has brought people together, supported families and strengthened communities nationwide. 

Key Projects: 

Modern Woodmen was able to put over $318,000 into our Middle Tennessee Communities in 2012 through various volunteer projects.  These projects include Planting Trees, organizing and conducting “Good Neighbor Projects” or helping a local group in their fundraising efforts through their Matching Fund Program.  Members are also active on “Join Hands Day” and “Make a Difference Day.”

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership?  None

Dues charged to members: N/A

Meetings: Varies

Dusty Stearns
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What they do:

Kiwanis is a world-wide service organization located in 80 nations that focuses on serving the children of the world.  Their creation and sponsorships of youth service organizations such as the Key Clubs in our high schools extends their service reach through younger members of our community. 

 

Key Projects: 

Sponsored Youth: This club sposors are K-Kids, Builders Clubs and Key Clubs

Girls Softball: They run the girls softball league at McKnight Park

VA Bingo: They sponsor Bingo at the VA on a monthly basis

Candle Wishes:  They sponsor a monthly child through the Candle Wishes Foundation and host the December/January party annually

Holloway Harbor:  They are long-time supporters of the childcare program at Holloway Highschool 

 

Accepting new members? Yes

 

Qualifications for membership? Minimum 18 years old

 

Dues charged to members: Ranges from $100 annually to $115 Quarterly (Includes weekly meals), $100 application fee.  (Fee depends on weekly meeting attendee or monthly 3-2-1 attendee)

 

Meetings: Every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at Gondolier on Broad Street for traditional membership.  3-2-1 satellite meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4pm at the Green Dragon. 

 

Rebecca Westergard
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What they do:

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

Their focus areas are Women and Children at Risk, Educational Disadvantage, Health, Voluntarism and Quality of Life.

They explore the needs of the community, concentrating on their focus areas. They establish or affiliate with projects and programs to meet those needs. They provide trained volunteers and financial assistance.

The Junior League of Murfreesboro is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). There are 294 Junior Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain with a collective membership of almost 200,000 women.

Key Projects: 

Done-in-a-Days: These are projects that are short, intensive community projects that are completed in a single day. They support a variety of organizations (that align with their mission) through their Done-in-a-Days.

Kids in the Kitchen: This is a program designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.

Women’s Day Fair: The purpose of the Women’s Day Fair is to empower women in our community by providing information on available resources.

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership? The Junior League of Murfreesboro reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.

Dues charged to members: For more information about dues and financials, please contact their Vice-President of Finance, Hope Tenpenny at hopetenpenny@gmail.com

Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pinnacle Bank on College Street in Murfreesboro. 

Lena Warnock
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What they do:

They help people learn communication skills and leadership through public speaking. 

Key Projects: 

“Speech Craft” and their youth program. They help others advance in the work place through critical thinking and communication skills. 

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership? Willingness to learn to speak publicly and help others do the same.

Dues charged to members: $42 each 6 months, $20 initial charge for curriculum. 

Meetings: 1st, 3rd, 5th Mondays at 7pm 

Toastmaster
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What they do:

For more than a century, the members of the Captain William Lytle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor.

Most of the volunteer work is accomplished by the grassroots efforts of local members which focus on the mission areas of DAR by encouraging members to become involved in these initiatives and civic activities in their local communities.

Key Projects: 

Screaming Eagle Honor Flight Program

Support for The Fisher House

Support for Veterans

Conservation

Native American Cultural Events

Reading and Literacy

Genealogy

Support of Bacone College and Kate Duncan Smith School

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership? Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.

Dues charged to members: 21% of dues collected goes to support State Dues and required contributions; 65% of dues goes to support National Dues and required projects. Remainder is chapter income, plus whatever fundraisers they conduct.

Meetings: 3rd Saturday of each month Sept.-June at 2pm at the Heritage Center, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro. 

Teresa Kant
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What they do:

Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.

CAP handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions, with approximately 75 lives saved each year. Their members are generally the first on the scene transmitting satellite digital images of the damage within seconds around the world and providing disaster relief and emergency services following natural and manmade disasters, including such phenomena as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Texas and Oklahoma wildfires, tornadoes in the south and central U.S., North Dakota flash flooding and the October 2006 earthquake in Hawaii, as well as humanitarian missions along the U.S. and Mexican border.

In addition, CAP members are dedicated to counterdrug reconnaissance and to teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. And their cadet programs ensure our youth receive some of the finest leadership training the nation has to offer.

Key Projects: 

Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.

Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Mechanics, cooks, teachers, police officers, clergy, parents, really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life that you may not know about.

In emergency services and operations they not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support. Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.

CAP also needs adults to support the cadet program. CAP has over 26,000 cadets across the country that need mentors willing to help guide and support them. The cadet program provides young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 a well rounded program of leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making. In today’s world they need good people who are willing to step up and help provide a healthy, drug-free environment to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Many former cadets have gone into the military, government jobs, or private sector employment where they can and do make a difference, and really excel. There are many military general officers that were once CAP cadets. Senators and congressman, CEOs and corporate executives, and others credit their success to CAP and the adult members who mentored them.

CAP needs adults for its aerospace education program. In addition to educating their own members, CAP’s adult leaders provide training and resources to teachers who reach out to students of all ages across the country. Aviation and aerospace impacts the lives of Americans every day, and CAP works to ensure that citizens know the how valuable aviation and aerospace is in our world.

Accepting new members? Yes

Qualifications for membership? 12 years old and older. US Citizen. 18 years + must also be fingerprinted

Dues charged to members: 

Cadet Members (Ages 12-21): $26/year

Senior Members (Ages 18+): $64/year

National Patron Membership: $35

Cadet Sponsor Membership: $30

Aerospace Education Membership: $35 

Meetings: Tuesdays from 6:15pm-8:30pm at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

1st Lt Torp-Pedersen
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What they do:

They assist the city’s emergency departments with such duties as crowd and traffic control.  They also provide rehab to personnel on lengthy and/or exhausting emergency calls, as well as securing areas as required.  

They respond to all structure fires and other long-term incidents to support their emergency personnel with rehab services (such as hydration, food, cooling and heating), crowd control and advanced weather warnings.  They also promote disaster preparedness within the community. You can find them on Facebook at Box 100 LaVergne. 

 

Accepting new members? Yes 

Qualifications for membership? None noted

Dues charged to members: None

Meetings: 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #3, 301 Bill Stewart Ave.  

 

Laura Davidson
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