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Contacts: Velette Svenkesen, Co-chair at 248-674-3586 or Evangeline (Vangie) Chase, Secretary at 248-674-3586
Meetings: First Wednesday of the month, location varies; call for more information
Notes: Their main objective is to support gender equity and women's education. New members welcome.
American Business Women's Association, Greater Oakland Charter Chapter
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1500 Opdyke Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48236; further information available on website
Big Chief Chorus, Pontiac/Waterford Chapter
Contact: Erik Domke, President
Phone: (248) 674-2323
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Canterbury on the Lake, 5601 Hatchery Road, Waterford, MI 48329
Drayton Plains Nature Center
Contact: Waterford Parks and Recreation
Address: Drayton Plains Nature Center, 2125 Denby Drive, Waterford, MI 48329
Friends of the Waterford Township Public Library
Contact: Joyce Wefel, President
Address: 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329
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
League of Women Voters - Oakland Area
Contact: Jim Treharne & Maria Woloson, Co-Presidents
Address:725 S. Adams Rd., Suite L-144, Birmingham, MI 48009
Contact: Joshua Bowren, Executive Director
Address: 1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
North Oakland County Board of Realtors
Address: 4400 W. Walton Blvd., Waterford, MI 48329
Meetings: See website for times and locations
North Oakland Republican Club
Matt Marko, President
Meetings: Every fourth Thursday of the month with networking and refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. Check website and Facebook for meeting locations
Oakland County Earth Science Club
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 E Chavez Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342
Notes: The Society is located at Pine Grove, the former estate of Governor Moses Wisner. Today, Pine Grove consists of 4 1/2 acres of land, the Wisner mansion and several out-buildings, including a summer kitchen, outhouse, smokehouse and root cellar. In addition to the outbuildings, there is the Drayton Plains One Room School House and the Carriage House, which is home to the Research Library, office and the Pioneer Museum. Information about tours is available on the website.
Research Library Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 am-4 pm, Wednesday 11 am-8 pm - Please call ahead to ensure that a volunteer librarian will be available to assist you.
Oakland Literacy Council
Address: 43700 Woodward Ave., Ste. 20 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Notes: Oakland Literacy Council offers free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English language skills to adults who work, live, or go to school in Oakland County. Call the number above or visit the website for information about becoming a tutor or a student.
Oakland Town Hall Lecture Series
Contact: Nancy with questions about lectures at 248-673-5984 or Peggy with questions about lunch at 248-673-6556 or Karen with questions about seating at 810-513-6068
Notes: Lectures on the 2nd Wednesday of April, May, October, and November at St. George Cultural Center, 43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48341. Check website for times and speakers.
Open Door Outreach Center
Address: 7170 Cooley Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mission: Recognizing the human dignity of all persons, Open Door Outreach Center's primary mission, in the spirit of interfaith charity, is to provide emergency services of food, clothing, and referral information to families in need.
6 Stools & a Folding Chair Youth and Young Adult Theater
Phone: Sashabaw Presbyterian Church - 248-310-0792
Notes: An ecumenical group of young adults, youth, and children; offers workshops and vocal music lessons; Broadway musical performed every spring
Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac
Contact: Sandy Ballew, Membership Chairperson
Phone: 248-673-8187 (Mary Ann LaMonte, President)
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month September-May (no meeting in January) Check website for times
Notes: Two handbell groups and a women's chorus; scholarships available; affiliated with the Michigan and National Federation of Music Clubs
V.F.W. Heart of the Lakes Post #1008
Address: V.F.W. Post 1008, 1690 Airport Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce
Address: 2309 Airport Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Waterford Breakfast Optimist Club
Meetings: Every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Great Lakes Family Dining Restaurant, 5834 Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Notes: Scholarships - essay & oratorical contests; provides money for needy children in Parks & Recreation program; Friends of Youth
Contact: Barb Spiece, Chairperson
Meetings: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 1008, 1690 Airport Rd., Waterford, MI 48327; free and open to the public
Waterford Garden Club
Meetings: Held at the Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
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
Meetings: Monthly, 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Waterford Township Public Library; evening meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Waterford New Horizons Concert Band
Address: P.O. Box 300151, Waterford, MI, 48330-0151
Notes: Provides an entry point to music making for adults
Waterford Parks & Recreation - Seniors
Address: 50+ Recreation Program/Golden Age Club Office: 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48329
Notes: Activities for people 50 years of age and older
Waterford Rotary Club
Meetings: Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. at the Shark's Club, 6665 Highland Road, Northeast Room, Waterford, MI 48329
Notes: "The mission of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Waterford, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders."
Waterford Township Cable Commission
Contact: Gary Allison, Cable Coordinator
Address: 5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford, MI 48329
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor conference room at Township Hall, 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford, MI 48329
Waterford Township Goodfellows Association
Contact: Joe Carr, Treasurer
Meetings: September- January; call for dates, times, and locations
Notes: November - Paper Drive; December - help needed for Christmas basket distribution.
Waterford Township Historical Society
Contact: Sally Strait, President
Address: P.O. Box 300491, Waterford, MI 48330-0491
Location: At 4490 Hatchery Road, in Fish Hatchery Park
Hours: Hatchery House, research library, offices, Log Cabin Store open April-mid-December on Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Waterford Historic Village open May-end of September 10:30 a.m.-2:00 P.M.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the Sharks Club, 6665 Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48327 at 6:30 pm
Waterford Senior Center
Address: 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
Meetings: Activities listed in quarterly in Leisure Services Bulletin and in bimonthly newsletter
Waterford Youth Assistance
Address: 5640 Williams Lake Rd, Suite 201, Waterford, MI 48329
Notes: The mission of WYA is to strengthen youth and families and to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquency, child abuse, and child neglect through community involvement.
Updated June 2022