Madison Clubs & Organizations
Clubs & Organizations Updated October 2008

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* Membership by invitation.

Alcoholics Anonymous

888-624-6063 or New Haven: 203-624-6023.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Shoreline Branch President, Alice Reitz: 245-9208
Elections held in June.

American Legion Griswold Post

43 Bradley Rd. Meets first Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

American Red Cross Services

203-787-6721; 703 Whitney Ave., New Haven.

Amnesty International Meets 2nd Wednesday at 7:00, Scranton Library.

Bauer Park

203-245-5623. Find us on Facebook.

Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council

Milford: 203-876-6868. Store in Hamden: 203-288-6211

Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director, Eileen Banisch: 245-7394; M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at The Visitor Information Center,
12 School Street., P.O. Box 706; Fax: 318-0403
Email: Craig Bernard, President.

Charlotte Evarts Memorial Archives

203-245-2966. Open Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. and Fridays 10-1, or by appointment. Archivist: Nancy Bastian. Email:

Chestnut Hill Concerts

Concerts held first four Fridays in August at 8 p.m. Box Office: 245-5736.

Coastal Camera Club

Meets first and third Wednesdays at the Depot, 9 Old Rt. 79. President: Mary Ann Flick: 860-395-0723. All are welcome.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Jordan Freeman Chapter of NSDAR. Regent: Tricia Chapman-Herel: 860-227-8214

Deacon John Grave Foundation

581 Boston Post Rd., 245-4798. Museum and educational center. Open July through Labor Day, 1:00-4:00 p.m. W-S, or by appointment. Pres. R. Sjogren, 245-7394; Vice-Pres., Judith Boyd, 245-5144; Jill Davidge, 245-9361.

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Elks, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Lodge No. 1784

Fran Davidson, Secretary. Westbrook Elks Lodge Office.


Empty Nesters

September to June; limited membership. Chairperson: Audrey DeLucia: 421-4155. Meets twice a year.

Exchange Club*

P.O. Box 644, Madison. President: Tom Tungl,

Friends of the Library

President: Marica Brunelle:

Garden Club of Madison*

President: Margaret Hopkins; Vice President: Dianne Roberts.

Girl Scouts

Connecticut Trails - 20 Washington Ave., North Haven, 203-239-2922.

Halleck Chapter 44, R.A.M.


Halleck Chapter 44, R.A.M. - meets 1st Wednesday except July & August, 8:00 pm, Madison Masonic Temple. Dennis C. Marden: 203-457-1194
Elections in March.

Hammonasset Fishing Association*


Happiness Club To promote positive living. Info: Tina Garrity: 245-2632

Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 2096 - President: Evelyn Argyros, 245-9674: Meets second Thursday, 7:30 p.m., VFW Hall, Lovers Lane, Madison.

League of Women Voters/East Shore

Eva Ewing: 203-315-5160. Meets at Scranton Library intermittently.

Literacy Volunteers

Valley Shore, Westbrook: 860-767-1202. President: Thomas Houpert. Director: Mary Ellen Jewett. Monday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Madison A Better Chance

“ABC” Program, Inc. - Bill Stableford,
Act II Shop for Madison ABC: 245-2815

Madison Art Society

President: Beverly Schirmeier: 860-399-6116;

Madison Arts Barn


Skate Park. See details at

Madison Beach Club*


Madison Center Project Committee


Pam McKinnon: 203-640-2629; Email:

Madison Civic Coordinators


Meet quarterly on the first Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Friends & Co. An opportunity for leaders of Madison organizations to share information and discuss common problems for the benefit of all. For information, call Eileen Banisch at the Chamber of Commerce: 245-7394.

Madison Community Services

Volunteers needed for meals-on-wheels, holiday food basket delivery and non-emergency medical transportation. To request transportation or to volunteer, call 245-3031.

Madison Community Television

Call 245-5677 for information. Meets on the second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Barn at Town Campus. Office hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Channels 18, 19 and 20, MCTV.

Madison Country Club*

Office hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon: 245-1407

Madison Cultural Arts

Does not meet regularly. Co-chairs are Liz Dickenson and Bill Brown.

Madison Democratic Town Committee


Meets at Town Campus the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Open to all registered Democrats. New members are elected at the February meeting of even numbered years. For more info:

Madison Duplicate Bridge Club

Director: Duane Steinhauer: 608-442-0644

Madison Foundation

A private, non-profit philanthropic organization that helps Madison citizens direct their charitable giving to local causes and projects they care about. P.O. Box 446, Madison. For more information, call the Library at 203-245-7365.

Madison Historical Society and Museum

Maintains three properties that are open to the public for special events, exhibitions, lectures, and educational tours. The Allis-Bushnell House Museum (853 Boston Post Rd) and the Lee Academy (14 Meeting House Lane) offer seasonal changing exhibitions and events. The Smallpox Cemetery can be visited by guided tour (call for special arrangements). The administrative office and research center is open Tuesday and Thursday year-round from 1-4 p.m. Donations welcome. To make arrangements for group tours and school tours, call 203-245-4567. Visit the MHS website at President: Lynn Friedman.

Madison Hose Company #1 Inc.*

Phone: 203-245-2772. Chief Robert Gerard.

Madison International Women's Group


A group of women with international ties, by birth or marriage, who meet monthly. Call Karin Thelin, 203-245-4678.

Madison Jaycees

Contact: Jennifer Daricek, Mailings: Jaycees, P.O. Box 128, Madison, CT 06443.

Madison Land Conservation Trust

For information, call Michael Maloney: 203-458-4000

Lions Club of Madison


President: Barry Miller: 203-421-3326.

Madison Lions Foundation

Box 99, Madison, CT. President: Richard Borner: 860-663-3456. Meets third Wednesday, every month, Sept.-June, 7 p.m., at The Maritime Grille, Guilford.

Madison Little League, Inc.

For information, call the Voicemail system: 781-5488. Tom Banisch: 203-245--8705.

Madison Lodge #87, AF&AM


Madison Lodge #87, AF&AM - Meets second Tuesday of month except July and August, 7:45 p.m. Secretary:Roger R. Cole: 860-526-2265. Elections in December.

Madison Newcomers Club

President, Kim Terribile: 779-5238. Meets second Tuesday, September – May; 7:00 p.m.

Madison Property Owners Association

Your eyes, ears and voice in matters of town-wide concern. For information, call Roberta Willenkin: 245-4191.

Madison Republican Town Committee


Meets second Monday 7:30 p.m., Town Campus; open to all registered Republicans. Committee members elected in January of each even year by party caucus. Tom Banisch, Chairman.

Madison Rotary Club*

P.O. Box 355, Madison. President: David Steele, Jr.
Meets Thursdays at 12:15 pm at Friends & Co., Madison.

Madison Social Services


Phone: 245-5655. Coordinator: Wendy Larson.

Madison Softball League

Men’s softball. Contact Tom Clancy: 203-415-3888.

Madison Tree Warden

Bob Kuchta: 245-5632

Madison Winter Club *

Phone: 245-9377.

Madison Youth Lacrosse
For information call the hotline, 421-8529.

Madison Youth Soccer or P.O. Box 4099, Madison, CT 06443.

Madison Visitors Center


Eileen Banisch: 245-7788.

Men Over 60

Moderator: Bob Roxbrough: 421-3004. Open to all shoreline men age 60 and over. Meets first Friday of the month, October - May, 12 noon, at the First Congregational Church of Madison. Features lunch and speaker.

Menunketuck Council
36, R.& S.M.

Meets first Wednesday of the month (except during July and August) at 8:00 p.m., Madison Masonic Temple Dennice 00. Elections in March. Contact Dennis Marden, 203-457-1194

Middlesex-Shoreline Multiple Listing Service, Inc.

222 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook: 800-711-9994; toll free fax: 888-612-8894

North Madison Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Membership by application when an opening occurs;
Don MacMillan, Chief. Address: 864 Opening Hill Road;

North Madison Congregational Church


Phone: (203) 421-3241;
1271 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443.

Nutmeg Players, Inc.

Active since 1963 in shoreline communities, this community theater group serves the Connecticut shoreline by producing quality plays and musicals, providing educational programs in the performing arts, and offering opportunities in theatre to all shoreline residents.
Phone: 203-458-6612, x123

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Operation Music Aid a non-profit organization, based in Madison, CT whose mission is to secure musical instruments of all types in order to help aid in the rehabilitation of our valiant men and women who have been wounded while serving their country.

Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Branch Chapter 87

Meets Madison Masonic Temple, 1st and 3rd Tuesday. In September, meets the 3rd Tuesday only; in June, meets 1st Tuesday only. No meetings July and August.
Secretary: Bonnie Pudem: 860-669-2140. Elections in March.


International philanthropic, educational organization for women. Contact Vera Smith: 245-9670 or Alice Gordon: 245-0052.

Safe Rides

Friday & Saturday, year round, 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.: 245-8347.

SARAH Family of Agencies, Inc.

Helping children and adults with disabilities since 1957. Phone: 453-6531.

Scranton Library Quilters

Meets Tuesdays at the Scranton Library: 245-7365. Come join in making the 2008 fundraising quilt to benefit the library.

Senior Citizen Activities at Depot Meeting Center

Phone: 245-5627. Open to any Madison resident age 60 and up. Offers bus transportation, information, referrals, hot lunches, programs, activities and socialization. Open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. –4 p.m.

Shoreline Alliance for the Arts

Director: Janis Astor del Valle: 203-453-3890. Website: Email:

Shoreline Antique Auto Connection


News source for antique automobile hobby-related activities:

Shoreline Chess Club of Madison


President: Ted O'Neill: 245-1896. Meets every Friday in Memorial Town Hall, mid-September to mid-June, 7:00-11:00 p.m. New members welcome.

Shoreline Cluster of Poets


Poetry and short story group meets twice a month. For more information email Rudy,
Phone: 203-738-9009

Shoreline Community Chorale

President:Tom Speer: 245-6947. Open to the public; Wednesday evening rehearsals at 7:15 p.m.,or as scheduled. Concert dates to be announced.

Shoreline Genealogy Workshop

Meets 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the library the third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Society of Children's Bookwriters   Society of Children’s Bookwriters & Illustrators. Carolyn Engle: 860-669-2713. Meets at Scranton Library. Beginners welcome.

Tiger Athletic Council


President: Tom Banisch: 245-8705. Email:

Valley Shore Toastmasters

For information contact Holly Winslow,
Meets second and fourth Monday at the Depot.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Madison Post 2096

Open to any man who served overseas and has a campaign ribbon. Meets third Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Post Home, 85 Lovers Lane, Madison. Anyone who desires to become a member should call Post 2096 Commander Raymond Hanley, Jr. : 245-4372.

Women Writers on Wednesday (WWOW)

Contact Charlotte Smith: 245-7213. Meets every Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Women and Family Life Center on Fair St., Guilford.

Women’s Club of Madison

Co-Presidents: Dee Mulqueen: Maggie Fortuin: P.O. Box 691 Open to any woman resident. Meets second Tuesday except July and August, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Town Hall.

Writers Critique Group

Society of Children’s Bookwriters & Illustrators. Carolyn Engle: 860-669-2713. Meets at Scranton Library. Beginners welcome.

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* Membership by invitation.