Community Organizations

American Association of University Women, Pontiac-Waterford Area Branch
Contact: Velette Svenkesen, Co-President
Phone: 248-674-3586
Meetings: Monthly at Grayson Elementary School; call for information
Notes: Supports AAUW Educational Foundation  and AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

American Business Women's Association, Greater Oakland Charter Chapter
Contact: Mary Mills
Phone: 248- 288-1253 (day or evening)
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday; dates and program information available on website.
Notes: Women's scholarships awarded; apply in February; applications available at local schools and on website

Big Chief Chorus, Pontiac/Waterford Chapter
Contact: Jack Teube
Phone: 248-334-3686
Alternate contact: Erik Domke
Phone: (248) 674-2323
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Waterford Oaks Activity Building, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328  
Notes: Barbershop Harmony Society

Drayton Plains Nature Center 
Contact: Waterford Parks and Recreation
Phone: 248-674-5441
Address: Drayton Plains Nature Center, 2125 Denby Drive, Waterford, MI 48329 
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. 
Hours: Center is open in spring/summer (May to October) on Thursday and Friday 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; grounds  are open dawn to dusk every day year round except major holidays.
Notes: Friends of the Nature Center, 248-618-3070

Friends of the Waterford Township Public Library 
Contact: Jamie Schutt, President
Address: 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford,  MI 48329 
Phone: 248-408-3188
Meetings: Held at the library; call or check website for days and times

Lakeland Players Community Theatre
Address: P.O. Box 300921, Waterford, MI 48330
Phone: 248-988-0098
Notes: Produces 5 plays a year; see website for audition dates

League of Women Voters - Oakland Area
Contact: Jerry Burden, President
Address:725 S. Adams Rd., Ste. 292, Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-594-6602
Fax: 248-594-6603
Email: email the League (link also found at bottom of LOWV home page)

Media Network of Waterford
Contact: Joshua Bowren
Address: 1150 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248-682-0401

North Oakland County Board of Realtors
Contact: Patricia Jacobs, Executive Vice President
Address: 4400 W. Walton Blvd., Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: 248-674-4080
Meetings: See website for times and locations

North Oakland Republican Club
Phone: 248-787-5554
Notes: The North Oakland Republican Club was founded in the mid-sixties to unite area Republicans. The NORC remains the local resource for Republican ideas, thoughts and actions. The Club serves the cities and townships of Waterford, White Lake, Commerce, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake, Independence, Springfield, West Bloomfield and Holly. We also welcome other communities to attend Club functions and get involved.

Oakland County Earth Science Club
Contact: Eleanor Snyder
Phone: 248-698-4386
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month Sept.-June, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church,
5987 Williams Lake Rd., Waterford, MI. 48329
Notes: Our purpose is to develop interest in and increase knowledge of Earth sciences and lapidary arts through family participation.

Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society
Address: 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342-1048
Phone: 248-338-6732
Notes: Research library with information from the original pioneers, small collection of historical material with an Oakland County focus; maintains Pine Grove Museum consisting of Moses Wisner home and Drayton Plains one-room schoolhouse; Pioneer Pop-up museum, 7 North Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342
Hours: Tours open to public, by appointment only
Research Library Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11-4
Notes: Please call ahead to ensure that a volunteer librarian will be available to assist you.

Oakland Literacy Council
Contact: Julie Hoensheid
Phone: 248-253-1617
Fax: 248-253-1637
Address: 2550 S. Telegraph, Suite 103, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Oakland Town Hall Lecture Series
Contact: Barbara Richards
Phone: 248-625-3117
Notes: Lectures on the 2nd Wednesday of April, May, October, and November

6 Stools & a Folding Chair Youth and Young Adult Theater
Contact: Laura Sias-Lee
Phone: 248-310-0792
Notes: Nonprofit youth educational group specializing in musical theater; offers workshops and classes; Broadway musical performed every spring, plus 2 other performance opportunities; please see Facebook page or call for more information

Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac
Contact: Jill Crane, President
Phone: 248-360-1713
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month September-May (no meeting in January); September, October, November, February, and May at 1:00 p.m., December, March, and April at 7:30 p.m.
Notes: Alternate contact: Mary Ann LaMonte, 248-673-8187; two groups - handbell and choral; scholarship applications September and November; auditions in December for college-age music students; affiliated with the Michigan and National Federation of Music Clubs

V.F.W. Heart of the Lakes Post #1008
Contact: Donna Kelley, Building Manager
Phone: 248-674-2826
Address: V.F.W. Post 1008, 1690 Airport Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Post
Notes: Hall is available for rent; secretary or bartender will answer phone; George Navarrette is 2014-2015 Commander; scholarships offered for middle school and high school students; National Citizenship Teacher Award available

Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Ms. Marie Hauswirth, Executive Director
Address: 2309 Airport Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: 248-666-8600
Fax: 248-666-3325

Waterford Breakfast Optimist Club
Contact: Dennis K. Griffin
Address: 2559 Oakdale Dr., Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: 248-673-3493
Meetings: Members meet every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Great Lakes Family Dining Restaurant, 5834 Highland Road, Waterford, MI  48327Notes: Scholarships - essay & oratorical contests; provides money for needy children in Parks & Recreation program; Friends of Youth

Waterford Coalition for Youth 
Contact: Heather Halls
Address: 5150 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329 
Phone: 248-618-7424

Waterford Democratic Club
Contact: John C. Stilley, Chairman
Meetings: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1690 Airport Rd. one block north of M59; free buffet at 6:00 p.m.; new guests are always welcome
Notes: We are here to serve our community as well as to provide quality Democratic candidates for public office.

Waterford Garden Club
Meetings: Held at the Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248-682-9450
Notes: We are a local group of women of all ages united by the common bond of love for gardening, a wholesome environment, and the desire for a closer relationship between our urban and rural surroundings. The Waterford Garden Club, a local branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, was organized on May 6, 1954.

Waterford Genealogical Society
Contact: Dot Lalone, President
Address: Waterford Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329-3773 
Phone: 248-625-7731
Meetings: Monthly, 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waterford Township Public Library; evening meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., except July and August in the library's conference room

Waterford Parks & Recreation  -  Seniors
Address: Main Office - 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford MI 48329
Phone: 248-674-5441
Address: Recreation Center - Golden Age Club/50+ Recreation Program Office: 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: 248-674-4881
Notes: Activities for seniors, ages 50+

Waterford Rotary Club
Contact: Jeff Rabanus
Meetings: Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Shark's Club, 6665 Highland Road, Northeast Room, Waterford, MI 48329
Notes: Local projects - Scholarships, Pitch, Hit, & Run, Literacy, Clean Water, Pine Seedlings; international projects - Polio, Shelter Boxes

Waterford Township Cable Commission
Contact: Gary Allison, Cable Coordinator
Address: 5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford, MI 48329 
Phone: 248-674-6242

Waterford Township Goodfellows Association
Contact: Joe Carr, Treasurer
Address: P.O. Box 3001196, Waterford, MI 48330 
Phone: 248-599-9402
Alternate Contact: Kenneth Paul, 248-681-2141
Meetings: Sept.- Jan., 7:30 p.m.; call for dates and locations 
Notes: November - Paper Drive; December - help needed for Christmas basket distribution.

Waterford Township Historical Society
Contact: Sally Strait
Address: P.O. Box 300491, Waterford, MI 48330-0491
Phone: 248-683-2697
Location: At 4490 Hatchery Road, in Fish Hatchery Park
Library and Museum Hours: Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hatchery House

Waterford Township Lions Club
Contact: Kevin Petrusha, President
Address: 2329 Airport Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: (248) 666-4144
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. at the Sharks Club, 6665 Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Notes: Election of officers in March

Waterford Senior Center
Contact: Thomas Wiseman
Address: 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: 248-682-9450
Fax: 248-738-4710
Meetings: Activities listed in quarterly in Leisure Services Bulletin and in bimonthly newsletter