Volunteer Opportunities

The Maryville Citizens for Community Action compiles information each year about many of the area service clubs. The following is a gleaning of that list with the hope that those interested may learn of service opportunities.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Purpose: To support and educate each other.

Membership Process: Open to public.

Meetings: Fourth Thursdays, except November and December, 6 pm, Nodaway County Senior Center.

Contact: Autumn Fisher, 524 North Laura, Maryville; 660.582.7447.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Purpose: Promotes equity for women, education, self-development and positive societal change.

Membership Process: Open to women with a four-year or an associate’s degree.

Meetings: Once a month, August through May, on various week nights, Northwest Alumni House, private homes and other locations. Meetings feature programs of interest concerning issues affecting women and girls.

Projects: Gives annual scholarships to Northwest students. Opal E. Eckert Community Action Grant supports recipients to carry out efforts to make the world a better place for women and girls.

Contact: LeDonna McIntosh, president, 29615 State Hwy. N., Conception Jct.; 660.562.9629; ledonnamc@yahoo.com.

American Red Cross Midland Empire Chapter

Purpose: Health and safety classes, providing humanitarian disaster relief.

Contact: Angie Springs, executive director, 401 North 12th Street, St. Joseph; 816.232.8439; angie.springs@redcross.org; or Shoba Brown.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County

Purpose: To match adults with children, age seven to 14, living in single-parent home.

Membership Process: Volunteers to serve as “Bigs.”

Meetings: Monthly meetings at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital.

Contact: Lynette Harbin, 660.562.7901, lynette@bbbsnodaway.org.

City of Maryville

Meetings: Second and fourth Mondays, 7 pm, council chambers, 415 North Market.

Projects: Spring clean-up, DARE, student education/awareness programs.

Contact: Greg McDanel, city manager, 415 North Market, Maryville; 660.562.8001; gmcdanel@maryville.org.

Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri

Purpose: To provide safety and support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and provide information within five counties of Northwest Missouri.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: 866.382.7867 toll-free 24-hour crisis line.

Projects: Ongoing volunteer advocate training, case management, crisis intervention, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy and shelter. WINGS (Women in Need Gaining Support) support group meets weekly. Images – teen support group; men’s support group.

Contact: Linda Mattson, executive director, 1220 East Second Street, Maryville; 660.562.2320; director@childrenandfamilycenter.org.

Community Foundation of NW Mo

Purpose: Community service organization.

Contact: Mary Hinde, president, 1006 East St. Maartens Drive, St. Joseph; 816.232.2022; mary@cfnwmo.org.

Community Services, Inc.

Purpose: To empower the people of need in Northwest Missouri to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Projects: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Energy Assistance (EA), emergency assistance, food commodities, Back to School Fair, holiday programs, job fairs, Headstart, weatherization, home repair, Section 8 rental assistance.

Contact: Bonnie Patterson 1212 B South Main, Maryville; 660.582.3113; bpatterson.csi@gmail.com; www.communityservicesinc.org.

Eastern Star

Purpose: Fraternal organization.

Membership Process: Women age 18 plus who have a direct line to a Masonic relative.

Meetings: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, Masonic Temple, 1622 North Main.

Projects: Various monetary contributions both nationally and locally.

Contact: Kay Evans, secretary, 30257 Eastview Drive, Maryville; 660.582.3397.

Elks Lodge #760

Purpose: Benevolent organization dedicated to service to the community and country.

Membership Process: Over 21 years old, complete application, investigation and initiation fees, and $80 annual dues.

Meetings: First and third Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, Elks Lodge.

Projects: Fire victims, scholarships, deer hides, Santa Cops, Freedom Rock, Camp Quality, livestock show senior high school lockout projects and financial support of community projects.

Contact: 760elks@gmail.com, 660.582.3241.

Friends of the Maryville Public Library

Purpose: To promote a strong, positive image among the general public, to constantly encourage ongoing monetary and gift support and to work wholeheartedly as activists for literacy and outreach in the community.

Projects: Used book sales, annual membership drive.

Contact: Stephanie Patterson, 509 North Main, Maryville; 660.582.5281; director@maryvillepubliclibrary.org; www.maryvillepubliclibrary.lib.mo.us.

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

Purpose: Promote leadership skills and help young women develop better self-esteem. Building girls of courage, character and confidence.

Membership Process: Girls in Kindergarten through grade 12. Adult volunteers.

Meetings: At discretion of leaders.

Projects: Providing quality programming for Nodaway County youth.

Contact: Charlotte Stiens, 27408 268th Street, Maryville; 660.582.2780, 805cookies2gmail.com.

Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce

Purpose: Advancing the agricultural, legislative, educational, industrial, professional services and retail interests of Maryville and its trade area.

Membership Process: Open to any business or individual.

Meetings: Fourth Thursdays, chamber conference room.

Projects: Community promotion, leadership development, legislative trip, car show, farm city banquet, business promotion, retail promotion, business seminars, relocation and general information center.

Contact: Lily E. White, executive director, 408 North Market Street, Maryville; 660.582.8643; chamber@maryvillechamber.com.

Greater Southern Nodaway Co. Community Foundation (GSNCCF)

Purpose: Improve quality of life in Greater Southern Nodaway County community; connecting donors to needs.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Five times a year at South Nodaway School.

Projects: Valentine’s Day Gala, obtaining grants for improving community.

Contact: Josh Moutray, chairman, 34370 US Hwy. 71, Barnard; 816.914.1459.

Grief Care

Purpose: Support group.

Meetings: Thursdays, 6:30 pm, SSM Health St. Francis Hospital Board Room.

Contact: Jeanette Collin, 2332 South Main, Maryville; 660.562.7904; jeanette.collin@ssmhealth.com.

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County

Purpose: To provide simple, decent, affordable housing for those in need.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Third Thursdays, 7 pm, SSM Health St. Francis Hospital Board Room.

Projects: Construction of decent housing in Nodaway County.

Contact: Jill Blackford, PO Box 274, Maryville; 660.562.7474; blackford@iamotelephone.com.

Health Emergency Lifeline Program

Purpose: Lifeline is a program designed to help the elderly and people with disabilities to remain in their home.

Membership Process: Volunteer membership; a 21-person board governs the program.

Meetings: Three times a year at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, office in SE annex of hospital.

Contact: Larry Rusco, 1225 Chick Avenue, Maryville; 660.582.7567; lgrusco@embarqmail.com.

Heartland Foundation

Purpose: Serving as a catalyst, convener, innovator and connector, Heartland Foundation is a public charity dedicated to championing education and empowering people – youth and adults – to build healthy and thriving communities.

Membership Process: We are a non-membership organization open to volunteers from all walks of life throughout a 30+ county region.

Meetings: The (e2) education empowers* initiative has several volunteer action teams that meet on a regular basis. Call to learn more about the meeting times and activities or to volunteer.

Projects: The emPower* Continuum and other emPower programs for youth and adults, (e2) education emPowers* Initiative and Action Teams, e2 Fellowship Intergenerational Leadership Program, Healthy Communities Regional Investorsl, STEAM Camps, character education, Regional Think Ahead Forums, Community Transformation Forums, THINK AHEAD WORKS* social enterprise, customized Facilitation Services and facility rental.

Contact: Laura Buhman 518 South Sixth Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501; 816.271.7200; laura.buhman@heartlandfoundation.org; www.heartlandfoundation.org.

James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100

Purpose: Veterans organization.

Membership Process: Must have served in active military service during time of conflict. Must show form DD214.

Meetings: Third Wednesdays, 7 pm, American Legion Hall. Officers change in July.

Projects: Sponsors boys baseball, Cadet Patrol, Boys State, Girls State, girls softball, oratory contest, flags and flag information to schools. Missouri Funeral Honor Guard Services.

Contact: Bill Young, PO Box 371, Maryville; 660.562.2454.

James Edward Gray American Legion Unit #100 Auxiliary

Meetings: First Tuesdays at the Legion Home. Officers change every August.

Projects: Girls State, children and youth, county government, community service and helping veterans.

Contact: Kathleen Hurayt, president, 23540 Lakeview Drive, Maryville; 660.582.8235.

Knights of Columbus

Purpose: Help the mentally challenged, disadvantaged, scholarships, church, senior citizens and unborn.

Membership Process: Open to males over the age of 18, who are active members of the Catholic Church.

Meetings: Second Wednesdays, 7 pm, St. Gregory’s Church. Officers change every two years in July.

Projects: Erect monument of unborn, Tootsie Roll drive, raise money for various projects.

Contact: Bob Rice, robert.rice@robertricelawfirm.com; 660.582.8285.

Leadership Experience Opportunity Club (LEO Club)

Purpose: Community service with student leadership.

Membership Process: Open to ninth through 12th grade students in high school.

Meetings: Various times and places in Maryville.

Projects: Assist the Lions Club in its projects and do one major project such as donate to a particular cause, etc.

Contact: WR O’Riley, 8 Faustiana Place, Maryville; 660.582.3083.

Leadership Maryville

Purpose: To familiarize our community’s future leaders with the people and issues that impact us all. Leadership Maryville provides education and leadership development for active, civic-minded individuals.

Membership Process: Facilitated by past graduates, the program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Application process begins in August.

Meetings: Based on class.

Projects: Based on class.

Contact: Lily E. White, executive director, 408 North Market Street, Maryville; 660.582.8643; leadershipmaryville@gmail.com.

Maryville Athletic Booster Club (BAC)

Purpose: To support Maryville athletic programs through recognition and fundraising to purchase equipment and other needs.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Second Wednesday every other month, 6 pm, Maryville High School library.

Projects: Concessions and selling T-shirts.

Contact: Tim Catlett, 521 West Cooper, Maryville; 660.582.2190; Tim.Catlett@lacledegroup.com.

Maryville Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild

Purpose: To encourage people to do freelance writing or to publish.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Five times a year, January, March, May, September and November, at the Alumni House at Northwest.

Projects: Sponsor a county-wide writing contest.

Contact: Amy Houts, program chairperson, 26162 Ridge Drive, Maryville; 660.562.3122; sase@cebridge.net.

Maryville Citizens for Community Action (MCCA)

Purpose: Seeks to achieve improved citizen involvement, upgrade the utilization of resources, help link resources and facilitate collaborative action in programs and projects designed to benefit the community.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Fourth Mondays, noon, Chamber of Commerce Conference Room.

Projects: Prepares, collects and submits material for the annual Missouri Community Betterment Awards Competition; conduct town hall meetings. Special ad hoc committees are formed as needed.

Contact: Lily E. White, executive director, 408 North Market Street, Maryville; 660.582.8643; chamber@maryvillechamber.com.

Maryville Fibromyalgia Support Group

Purpose: Support group for fibromyalgia.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Third Mondays, 6 to 8 pm, SSM Health St. Francis Hospital Conference Clinic Room.

Contact: Maria Spinnato, leader, 319 West 12th Street, Maryville; 660.582.3147; msmagdis@gmail.com.

Maryville Garden Club

Purpose: To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; to encourage civic planting.

Membership Process: Open to anyone with an interest in gardening.

Meetings: First Tuesdays, First Christian Church or other announced location.

Projects: Civic projects – Mabel Perkins Memorial Gardens/Blue Star Memorial, Judah Park-Cooper and Thompson garden, Youth Summertime Garden Club; spring and fall plant sales; monthly newspaper article, Across the Garden Gate; flower show.

Contact: Martha Heflin Moldaver, president, 524 South Merrill, Maryville; 660.582.8838; moldavermm@aol.com.

Maryville Host Lions Club

Purpose: Service to community. Internationally known for work to eliminate unnecessary blindness and providing glasses to the needy.

Membership Process: Sponsorship through an active member, then approved by nominating committee, then the board of directors.

Meetings: Thursdays, noon, Maryville Community Center.

Projects: Scholarships to Northwest; Mozingo Lake recreation funding; Maryville Parks and Recreation funding; audio reader; Lake Viking Kamp for visually impaired; and Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation.

Contact: Tony Wood, PO Box 211, Maryville.

Maryville Partners in Prevention

Purpose: To promote responsible decision making on campus and in the community to create a better environment and culture.

Membership Process: Concerned citizens committed to change.

Meetings: Second Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 1 pm, Northwest Missouri State University campus.

Projects: The Bearcat Watch; Step-Up Bystander Intervention Training; Know Your Limit messaging on shirts, stats, presentations, community engagement.

Contact: BK Taylor, 800 University Drive, Maryville; 660.562.1222; bktay@nwmissouri.edu.

Maryville Pride Lions Club

Purpose: Community service.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Second and fourth Mondays, 6:30 pm, basement of Associations of Group Homes, 122 East Lieber.

Projects: Two Northwest scholarships. Built shelter at Mozingo. Provide funds for planting at Beal Park. Glasses for needy, diabetes, etc.

Contact: David Primm, secretary, 205 East Bentley, Ravenwood; 660.582.9394; ldprimm@grm.net.

Maryville Public Library

Purpose: To provide patrons with quality informational services and educational opportunities.

Meetings: The MPL Board of Trustees meets on second Tuesdays at noon at the library.

Projects: Hosts an annual Summer Reading Program for children, a monthly Preschool Story Hour and numerous educational and enriching events for the public. Preliteracy skills development among infants, activities for toddlers and preschoolers, second through fourth grade book clubs, computer skills tutoring for adults.

Contact: Stephanie Patterson Director 509 North Main, Maryville; 660.582.5281; director@maryvillepubliclibrary.org; www.maryvillepubliclibrary.lib.mo.us.

Maryville Rotary Club

Purpose: Business and professional leaders united to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards and help build good will and peace in the world.

Membership Process: Invitations. Seek to have occupational representativeness in membership.

Meetings: Wednesdays, noon, Maryville Community Center, 1407 North Country Club Road.

Projects: Polio Plus, Mozingo Lake bathhouse, sports park shelter, Maryville High School students of the month, Shoes for Orphan Souls, elementary school dictionary project, middle school environmental projects, Nodaway County Senior Center scholarships, outstanding farm youth award, Frank Felton Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship.

Contact: Pat Immel, pimmel@nwmissouri.edu.

Men’s Forum

Purpose: Gather and keep up on current community topics.

Membership Process: Sponsorship.

Meetings: Tuesdays, noon, Maryville Community Center.

Projects: Camp Quality.

Contact: Wayne Pierson, mwpierson@cebridge.net

MERIL – Maryville
Purpose: Our vision: A barrier-free Northwest Missouri. Our mission: Empowering people to live life fully.

Membership Process: Office hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Meetings: Support groups: People First – advocacy group for persons with a developmental disability, Cross Roads Deaf Club, Northwest Missouri Brain Injury Association.

Projects: Community health, which includes home health and in-home services; Community Access (accessibility services) and Low Vision Resource Center; Telecommunication Access Program (TAP); Bridge Interpreting; Consumer Directed Services; Independent Living Services; Communication and Youth Transition Services; Money Follows the Person; Community Education; and MERIL Leadership Institute.

Contact: Lauren Lynch, 2416 B South Main, Maryville; 1.800.MERIL4U, 800.637.4548; laurenz@meril.org.

Ministerial Alliance

Purpose: Collaboration of area churches.

Membership Process: Pastor or other representation of Maryville churches.

Meetings: First Thursdays.

Projects: The Ministry Center, Walk of the Cross, Community Thanksgiving Service.

Contact: Jonathan Mitchell, 211 South Main, Maryville; 660.582.4257; rev.jonathan.mitchell@gmail.com.

The Ministry Center, Inc.-Clothes Closet

Purpose: To provide free clothing to families with low incomes.

Membership Process: Volunteers from area churches and communities.

Meetings: The Ministry Center board meets second Mondays.

Contact: Debra Crumb, 660.254.4420.

The Ministry Center, Inc.-Food Pantry

Purpose: Provide food and commodities to needy people and families in Nodaway County.

Membership Process: Must be Nodaway County resident and must meet federal poverty guidelines.

Meetings: The Ministry Center board meets second Mondays.

Projects: Providing food for Christmas baskets, contributing to the Christmas meal at the senior center, contributing to Energy Assistance at Community Services.

Contact: Jonathan Mitchell, 211 South Main, Maryville; 660.582.4257; rev.jonathan.mitchell@gmail.com.

Missouri Business Women

Purpose: Community service and scholarships.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Fourth Thursdays, First Christian Church, Maryville.

Projects: Hobby show for scholarship funds, adopt families and children at Christmas, sponsor “It’s a Real Christmas,” MS-Walk, blood drives, award scholarship to county students and the Marion George Scholarship for nursing.

Contact: PO Box 453, Maryville.

New Nodaway Humane Society Animal Shelter

Purpose: Give care and shelter to lost, abused or unwanted animals.

Meetings: Elected board meets first Wednesdays, general membership meets annually in October.

Projects: Spaying, neutering, licensing.

Contact: Wendy Combs, 829 South Depot, Maryville; 660.582.3216; nnhsmanager@embarqmail.com.

Nodaway Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Purpose: Historic, educational and patriotic.

Membership Process: Must be a descendent of one who fought or assisted in the Revolutionary War.

Meetings: September through May, except December and January, second Saturdays, First United Methodist Church.

Projects: Various contests through the schools in the county, presentations of a flag each year, practice conservation, displays of a patriotic nature.

Contact: Jesse Smith, regent, Maryville, 660.582.3461.

Nodaway Community Theater Company (NCTC)

Purpose: To provide cultural outlets and experiences for Nodaway County residents, adults and children.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Once a month at the Rose Theater, 118 West Third Street, Maryville. Officers change in January.

Projects: Adult dinner theatre productions, summer musical, children’s theatre productions and community variety show. Family Open Mic Night the third Monday of the month at The Rose Theater, 6:30 pm; Adult Open Mic each Friday at the Rose, 8 pm.

Contact: Nina Dewhirst, 419 Lisa Lane, Maryville; 660.582.8916; ndewhirst@nnr6.org.

Nodaway County Historical Society

Purpose: Collection, preservation and display of Nodaway County historical artifacts.

Membership Process: Annual memberships: $25 individual; $40 family; $50 patron; $250 per person lifetime. Annual business/corporate memberships: $100 contributing; $250 sponsor; $500 benefactor; $1,000 patron.

Meetings: Annual meeting of the society is held at the end of June.

Projects: All of the museum buildings including Caleb Burns house, Hickory Grove school and the museum are open to the public Tuesday through Friday from March through November. Members serve as greeters and tour guides when the museum is open. Programs are presented each year on a wide variety of subjects.

Contact: Linda Girard, PO Box 324, Maryville; 660.582.8176; nodawaycountyhistoricalsociety@embarqmail.com.

Nodaway County Salvation Army Service Extension Unit

Purpose: Assist Nodaway County residents and transients with emergency needs.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Quarterly.

Projects: Red Kettle bell ringing campaign during November and December.

Contact: Norma Eckerson, 1212-B South Main, Maryville; 660.582.3113; neckerson.csi@gmail.com.

Nodaway County Senior Center

Purpose: To provide balanced meals to homebound seniors and seniors in a congregate setting. Recreation, health and socialization opportunities for senior citizens.

Membership Process: Walk in.

Contact: Amie Firavich, 1210 East First, Maryville; 660.562.3999; nodawayseniors@yahoo.com.

Nodaway Masonic Lodge #470 AF:AM

Purpose: Fraternal/charitable.

Membership Process: Open to males ages 18 and older.

Meetings: First and third Mondays, 7:30 pm, Masonic Lodge, 1622 North Main.

Projects: Masonic Home, various community contributions.

Contact: Marlin Slagle, 1260 West Crestview Drive, Maryville; 660.582.2914.

Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging NWAAA

Purpose: To empower and provide older adults of Northwest Missouri the opportunity to live safe, healthy, independent lives in the home environment of their choice.

Membership Process: Serving clients who are at least 60 years of age.

Meetings: Advisory boards and the board of directors, who are elected by their peers, meet on a regularly-scheduled basis.

Contact: Rebecca Flaherty, aging resource consultant, 504 East Hwy. 136, PO Box 265, Albany; 888.844.5626; rflaherty@nwmoaaa.org; www.nwmoaaa.org.

Northwest Missouri Bee Busters

Purpose: To promote information and hands-on help for those wanting to be and are beekeepers.

Membership Process: Open to anyone interested in bee keeping.

Meetings: Meeting times vary. Meet at NW Technical School.

Projects: Two-year bee keeping classes, beginning and intermediate, offered at NW Technical School.

Contact: Keith Dougan, 33975 US Hwy. 136, Ravenwood; 660.582.1672; kldougan@grm.net.

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (NWMEF)

Purpose: Helping to grow our communities one entrepreneur at a time. Promote economic and community revitalization by encouraging the passion and dreams of local entrepreneurs.

Meetings: By appointment with facilitator.

Contact: Keli Morris, enterprise facilitator, 816.262.9400; facilitator@nwmef.org.

Northwest MO Multiple Sclerosis Self Support Group

Purpose: Self support group for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Second Saturdays, 10:30 am, Leitner room at St. Gregory Church. Anyone can attend; we would enjoy feedback and your company.

Projects: Various speakers, group sharing, potluck picnic the second Saturday in June, holiday potluck the second Saturday in November, MS Walk in April.

Contact: Cindy Bliley, 515 East Seventh Street, Maryville; 660.562.2754.

Northwest Missouri State University Volunteer Office

Membership Process: None.

Projects: Volunteer office find/recruits student volunteers to assist in the Maryville community with various projects.

Contact: Amy Nally, coordinator, 800 University Drive; Maryville; 660.562.1954; anally@nwmissouri.edu.

Optimist Club of Maryville

Purpose: To develop optimism as a philosophy of life, promote active interest in good government and civic affairs, inspire respect for law, promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people, aid and encourage the development of youth.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Thursdays, 7 am, Holiday Inn Express meeting room. Officers change in October.

Projects: Youth oriented. Fishing and essay contests, reading literacy, youth cabins at Mozingo, drug-free poster contest.

Contact: Dale Stewart 660.582.4212.

Parents As Teachers

Purpose: To assist parents in giving their baby the best possible start in life.

Membership Process: Appropriate for anyone living in the Maryville R-II school district who is pregnant or has children from birth to kindergarten entry. This is a free, voluntary program involving home visits, group meetings, play groups and free developmental screenings.

Meetings: Home visits and optional monthly group activities/meetings.

Projects: Promoting literacy and developmental successes.

Contact: 418 East Second, Maryville; 660.562.3233; www.parentsasteachers.org.

Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Purpose: To serve others by helping to instill values in young people and to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

Membership Process: By application: 1st-5th grade boys; 6th-12th grade men; 14-20-year-old girls; and 18+ year-old volunteer adults.

Meetings: Call for more information.

Projects: Scouting 4 Food Council Level. Many service projects on the local unit level. Scholarships based upon need, financial assistance is available.

Contact: Otoe District executive, 1704 Buckingham, PO Box 8157, St. Joseph, MO 64508; 816.233.1351.


Relay For Life

Purpose: To raise money for cancer research.

Membership Process: Volunteer.

Meetings: Monthly, more frequent closer to the event.

Projects: Annual Relay For Life Walk.

Contact: Maggie Hubbard, High Plains Division, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105; 660.218.7292; maggie.hubbard@cancer.org.

Second Century Library Fund Foundation

Friends of the Library now associated with the foundation.

Purpose: To support library activities such as adult and children’s programming, purchase of books and materials.

Membership Process: Volunteers may apply at the library to serve on the Foundation Board.

Meetings: Two to three times per year.

Projects: Support children’s and adult programming, funding for books and materials, replacement of furniture and equipment maintenance and improvement of existing buildings.

Contact: Stephanie Patterson, director, 509 North Main, Maryville; 660.582.5281; director@maryvillepubliclibrary.org; www.maryvillepubliclibrary.lib.mo.us.

SSM St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary

Purpose: Aid in promotion of the health and welfare of the community by assisting in fundraising to help with new equipment and scholarships.

Membership Process: Open to men and women. Active, $15. Associate, $20.

Meetings: The elected board meets monthly. The organization meets three times a year, plus monthly meetings as needed for activities of the group. Change of officers in January.

Projects: Operate gift shop, crafts for holiday bazaar, book fairs twice a year, bake sale, bridge luncheon, marathon Bridge group. Funds go toward nursing scholarships and equipment for the hospital.

Contact: Cathy New 660.562.2600.

Today’s Civic Women

Purpose: To promote community and individual development and fellowship among its members.

Membership Process: Open. Membership drive in October.

Meetings: First Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, Maryville Public Library basement. Installation of officers in May.

Projects: Toys for Tots, Koats for Kids, holiday food baskets, candle sale to benefit projects such as the library, DARE, Project Prom/Graduation, Camp Quality, Relay for Life, Kid’s Corner books for SSM Health St. Francis Hospital.

Contact: Tammi Grow, president, PO Box 104, Maryville, MO 64468; tammi@nwmissouri.edu.

United Way of Nodaway County

Purpose: Fundraising for non-profit organizations.

Membership Process: Open.

Meetings: Four times a year, in Maryville. Officers change in January.

Projects: Annual fundraising and community advocacy.

Contact: Tiffany Whipple, secretary/treasurer, PO Box 164, Maryville, MO 64468; 660.562.3910; unitedwaynodawaycounty@gmail.com.

4-H of Nodaway County

Purpose: Creating environments where young people are valued, contributing members of the community.

Membership Process: Youth membership is open to boys and girls ages five to 18, according to age as of December 31 of the program year.

Meetings: Meeting times and locations vary according to the schedule of local clubs.

Projects: Fun and innovative hands-on activities.

Contact: Annette Deering, 4-H youth development specialist, 403 North Market, Room 308, Maryville, MO 64468; 660.582.8101; DeeringA@missouri.edu.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Purpose: Veterans organization.

Meetings: Second Wednesdays at the American Legion Building, Maryville. Officers change in May.

Projects: Buddy Poppy, set flags, deliver Christmas fruit baskets to all veterans in the hospital and nursing homes.

Contact: Ron Jones, 660.562.2400.

Widowed Person’s Service of Nodaway County

Purpose: Support for all widowed persons of Nodaway County.

Membership Process: Any widowed person who wishes to attend.

Meetings: Wednesdays, 8:15 am, Hy-Vee; Fridays, 11 am, various locations.

Contact: Richard Dowden, president, 120 East First, Maryville; 660.582.3176.