Fraternal Organizations - Community Organizations

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American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18

Websitehttp://www.legion18.org
Address1800 West Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Contactamleg18 [at] comcast.net
812-334-0500
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Bloomington Chapter of the Eastern Star

Websitehttp://oes.monroe22.org/
Address4160 South Walnut Street Pike.
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm.

The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic-related fraternal organization of women and men dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. This order is comprised of people with deep religious convictions and spiritual values, open to all faiths except no faith. Although not a part of the Masonic fraternity, membership is based on a Masonic affiliation or relationship, a belief in God and a desire to acquire additional knowledge and for self improvement. The degrees of the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith and love. These degrees are presented in a beautiful ritualistic ceremony designed to not only teach the lessons, but also to provide insight for future study and understanding. The organization was founded in the mid to late 1800s by our founder, Dr. Rob Morris, for the expressed purpose of offering support and affiliation to the wives, mothers, daughters, grandchildren, etc. of Free Masons. The organization is open to both male and female.

ContactBette Calkins
812-339-5713
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Donald E. Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Fraternal Order of Police

Websitehttp://www.fop88.org
AddressPO Box 1561
2450 N. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN
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The Donald E Owens Memorial Lodge 88 membership consists of members representing 12 local law enforcement agencies in Monroe, Brown, Greene and Martin counties. Our primary position is to represent law enforcement in matters of wages and salaries, rights, benefits, work hours, and safety. The lodge is also active with improving the community by making charitable donations to fellow officers in need, youth sport and education programs, disaster/tragedy assistance, and the Special Olympics.

ContactJason Shaevitz (Webmaster)
webmaster [at] fop88.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Knights of Columbus - Council 1096

Websitehttp://kofcbloomingtonin.org/
Address123 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1812
Bloomington, IN
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Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

ContactGary Broxton (Grand Knight)
bandh [at] bluemarble.net
812-340-7571
Additional Contact(812) 824-4889
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Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

Websitehttp://lodge1081.moosepages.org/
AddressMoose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1318
Bloomington, IN
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The Moose Community Service program of today and for the next century challenges people to become volunteers through membership in the Moose.

ContactKevin Russ (Governor)
LODGE1081 [at] MOOSEUNITS.ORG
(812) 336-5281
Additional Contact(812) 333-1213
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Order of the Eastern Star, Ellettsville Chapter 454

Websitehttp://www.ellettsvillemasons.org/page11.html
AddressElletsville Masonic Lodge #245
201 North Sales Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429
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Eastern Star is a social order comprised of both men and women with spiritual values, promoting charity, education, science and fraternal ties.

ContactBarbara Dutton (Secretary)
bjdutton [at] bluemarble.net
Additional ContactBetty Davis (Worthy Matron)
betdavis [at] indiana.edu
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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Bloomington Lodge 446

Websitehttp://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodgenumber=446
Address400 N. Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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The mission is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

ContactSteven Wallace (Exalted Ruler)
wallace0801 [at] gmail.com
(812) 336-6387
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Women of the Moose

Websitehttp://lodge1081.moosepages.org/
Address840 S. Cory Lane
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O. Box 1318
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Along with other units of Moose International, the Women of the Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for members, located near Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, Women of the Moose Chapters conduct more than $20 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.

ContactRichard Gadlage (Area Contact)
LODGE1081 [at] MOOSEUNITS.ORG
(812) 336-5281
Additional ContactCHAPTER839 [at] MOOSEUNITS.ORG
(812) 336-5281
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