Civic Organizations

Bloomington Rotary Club

Contact Kimberly Gray (Secretary)
Email secretary [at] bloomingtonrotary [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 2026
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Regular (Weekly) Meeting: Tuesdays, 12:00 Noon, Indiana Memorial Union (Indiana University Campus) Bloomington, Indiana.
Description The Bloomington Rotary Club was chartered April 13, 1918. It was the seventh club established in what is now District 6580, and the 403rd in Rotary. A large delegation came from the sponsoring club in Indianapolis for the installation.

Since its origins in the spring of 1918, the Bloomington Rotary Club has worked steadily to serve the larger community both through its efforts as an organization and the leadership and stewardship of its members as individuals.


Bloomington Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

Contact Mary Virginia Hudson (President)
Email info [at] good-evening [dot] org
Address Smith-Neubecker Building
453 Clarizz Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47308
Hours Thursdays, 6:30pm
Description Group is dedicated to improving communication skills through public speaking. Toastmaster clubs help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills which promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of the world.

Ellettsville Main Street, Inc.

Contact Jeana Kapczynski (President)
Phone 812-876-7350
Hours Monthly evening meetings. Call for details and schedule.
Description Organized to revitalize downtown Ellettsville, Indiana.

United Way of Monroe County

Contact Barry Lessow (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-8370
Email info [at] monroeunitedway [dot] org

The mission of the United Way of Monroe County is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The organization addresses critical needs today and works to reduce those needs tomorrow.

Additional Contact Jennifer Hottell (Community Engagement Director)
Additional Contact Sarah Hayes (Resource Development Director)

Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce

Contact Gary Brinley (President)
Phone (812) 876-6611
Email gbrinley [at] peoples-bank [dot] com
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Description The Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and provides the glue in a mosaic of community partners working together to make Ellettsville a more vibrant, productive, and cohesive community. The Chamber, established in 1960, continues to preserve the twon's image and help make the community a better place to work and live.
Additional Contact Kenny Williams (Vice President)
Email kenny [dot] williams [at] edwardjones [dot] com

Bloomington Northside Exchange Club

Contact Bill Ruher
Phone 812-876-2165
Additional Contact Merv Meister
Phone 812-332-5924

Monroe County Civil Air Patrol

Contact Nicholas Engel (Major)
Phone 812-824-7165
Email lshipps [at] inwg [dot] cap [dot] gov
Address National Guard Armory
3380 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Meetings are held at the Bloomington Armory (3380 S. Walnut). Meetings are open to the public.

Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Program provides young men and women, ages 12-20, with a safe and motivating environment in which to grow and explore opportunities in aviation and aerospace careers. The Cadet program stresses leadership skills, provides training in emergency services, and offers orientation flights with trained pilots. Monroe County Civil Air Patrol is a composite squadron which affords training for adults in leadership, emergency services and aerospace education.


Bloomington Good Morning Club

Phone (812) 340-0937
Email scarlettnd [at] gmail [dot] com
Address St. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Fridays @ 7am
Description Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Good communicators tend to be good leaders.

Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

Contact Mary Catherine Carmichael (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6329
Email mccarmic [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies
101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Leadership Bloomington is a seven-month program designed to help you develop the skills to lead in your community and workplace. Call or visit the web site for more information.

Ellettsville Exchange Club

Contact Darlyne Sowder (Secretary)
Phone 876 - 7373
Email dsowder [at] smithville [dot] net
Address P.O. Box 312
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description Meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Arby's Restaurant (3601 W SR 46 Bloomington, IN 47404).
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