Professional Associations

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Contact Patsy Rahn (Chairperson)
Email contact [at] writersguildbloominton [dot] com
Address P.O.Box 3445
Bloomington, IN 47402-3445

The Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.

The Writers Guild holds monthly meetings, maintains a website, engages in projects, and produces and supports events such as reading series, workshops, and conferences.

Writers of all levels are welcomed, and if you are not a writer but would like to support poets, fiction writers and playwrights, we welcome you to visit our website and enjoy our events. Artists from other genres, and organizations, are welcomed to contact us about possible projects. We are open to creative interaction.

The Writers Guild was founded in October, 2010 and is a member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington.

Additional Contact Michelle Deschenes (Secretary/Treasurer)

Monroe County Bar Association

Contact D. Michael Allen (President)
Phone 812.650.4950
Address 120 W 7th St, Ste 306
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Assists its member attorneys through networking events, educational presentations, and related activities aimed at improving the skill and integrity of the legal profession, throughout Monroe County and Indiana. Website also has an online directory of attorneys. Web address:
Additional Contact Lyndsay Miller (Treasurer)
Phone 812.332.4431
Address 205 S Walnut St, Ste 3
PO Box 279
Bloomington, IN 47402

Hoosier Hills Dental Hygienists' Association

Contact Stephanie Cohen (Trustee)
Description Part of the Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association. Please visit website for more information.

Delta Sigma Pi

Contact Charles Liles (President)
Email joindsp [at] gmail [dot] com

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Additional Contact Chris Wade (Senior Vice President)

Big Red Roadrunner Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association

Contact David Carron (2010 Local Chapter President)
Email dcarron [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org
Description Local chapter of National Organization of Emergency Nurses. Purpose: to promote education on emergency medicine and emergency nursing. Four meetings a year, call for dates and location.
Additional Contact Sarah Abel (President Elect)
Email sabel [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org

Beta Alpha Psi

Phone 812-855-3513
Email bap [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Kelley School of Business, Room 540
Accounting Department
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description Honorary Accounting Fraternity.
Phone 812-855-8966

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly INCOLSA)

Contact Randy Dykhuis (Executive Director)
Phone 800-530-9019
Email dykhuisr [at] mcls [dot] org
Description MCLS is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. MCLS provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources. MCLS saves member libraries time and money.

Please Note: The merge between INCOLSA and MCL is now complete. They are now known as MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

Additional Contact Ruth Dukelow (Associate Director)
Email dukelow [at] mcls [dot] org

Association for Computing Machinery

Contact Stewart Howard (Chairperson)
Email iubacm [at] indiana [dot] edu

This chapter of the ACM serves students at Indiana University interested in Information

Technology and a variety of topics related to computerization.

ACM has numerous Special Interest Groups with topics ranging from artificial intelligence to software engineering. These interests are represented in teaching and research in various departments at Indiana University.

Additional Contact Dr. Hamid R. Ekbia (Faculty Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-3251
Email hekbia [at] indiana [dot] edu

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 0580, Bloomington

Contact Mary G. Hawkins (Chapter President)
Phone (812) 824-6263
Email ghawkins [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address 1213 W. Estate Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Chapter 0580 meets at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third on the second Wednesday of the month (except in August) at 1:30 PM.

NARFE is the National Active and Retired Employees Association. It is the only organization soley dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of ALL federal workers and retirees.

NARFE has two primary objectives:
1. Your legislative voice. NARFE has in house influential lobbyists on Capitol Hill on behalf of the federal community
2. Your Information resource. NARFE provides clear information and trusted guidance on complex federal benefits issues.


National Association of Social Workers, Indiana Chapter

Phone (317) 923-9878
Email naswin [at] naswin [dot] org
Description The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
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