Community contacts

Adamsville Ancients Fife and Drum Corps, Inc.

P.O. Box 521, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jim Willey, director, 439-8727

Email: AdamsvilleAncients@yahoo.com

Website: fifedrum.org/Adamsville/

Purpose: performance of Colonial music, preservation of tradition, enhancement of public celebrations, camaraderie among members

Activities: civic parades, performances, musters in New York and New England

Affiliations: The Company of Fifers and Drummers, Inc.

Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm, October-May

Membership: rolling, age 16+; no musical experience necessary; no fees or dues

 

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc.

P.O. Box 603, Glenmont NY  12077

Contact: 763-8019

Email: afcrgroup@aol.com

Website: adoptivefamiliesny.org

Purpose: to provide educational workshops, social events and networking opportunities for adoptive families and individuals considering adoption

Affiliations: NYS Citizens Coalition for Children, North American Council of Adoptable Children

Meetings: monthly

Membership: workshops free; membership with newsletter is $20 per year

 

American Association of University Women

15 Bedell Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Estelle Wall, president, 439-5629

Email: edwdelmar@aol.com

Purpose: to work for equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change

Membership: annual dues $76

 

Arachne Handweavers

182 Van Wies Point, Glenmont NY  12077

Contact: Martha H. Hubbard, 463-6496

Email: martha@marthahubbard.com

Purpose: to educate members in the art of handweaving

Meetings: monthly, September-June

Membership: by invitation; no dues

 

Auxiliary of the Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc.

15 West Poplar Drive, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Isabelle Glastetter, president, 439-5541 (cell)

Purpose: to aid and support firefighters of the Elsmere Fire Company and perform services requested by the fire company and/or its commissioners

Activities: parades, dinners, socials, bus trips, fundraising

Affiliations: Auxiliary to the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY

Meetings: second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm, September-June

Membership: annual dues $5 active, $8 sustaining

 

Bethlehem Art Association

14 Marylea Lane, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Peter Keitel, president, 588-0005

Email: pjkeitel@gmail.com

Website: www.bethlehemartassociation.com

Purpose: The BAA is a focal point for all kinds of visual activities in Bethlehem; we promote art, art activities, and artists.

Activities: lectures, demonstrations, workshops, critiques, exhibits at local businesses, semiannual shows

Meetings: monthly, September-June

Membership: annual dues $25

 

Bethlehem Babe Ruth Baseball

Contact: Russ DeYoe, president, 496-0353

Email: bbr1info@gmail.com

Website: www.bethlehembaberuth.org

Purpose: to promote a love and respect for baseball, prepare, play hard and safely, and create a team environment where every player is important and has fun

Activities: competitive travel baseball and recreational baseball

 

Bethlehem Business Women’s Club

P.O. Box 454, Delmar NY 12054

Contact: Kirsten Blanchard, president, 701-9836

Email: kirsten.blanchard@coldwellbankerprime.com

Website: www.bethlehembusinesswomen.com

Purpose: to create networking among women who are or were involved in a business or profession and actively support community projects; members must either live or work in the Town of Bethlehem

Activities: fundraising for scholarships to high school graduates, community service projects

Meetings: first Wednesday of every month, September-June; informative and entertaining programs for today’s woman

Membership: annual dues $25; monthly dinner meetings $25 for members and guests (includes dinner and program)

 

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

318 Delaware Avenue Suite 11, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jennifer Kilcoyne, president 439-0512, fax 475-0910

Email: info@bethlehemchamber.com

Website: www.bethlehemchamber.com

Purpose: promotion of good business practices, favorable business environment, good government relations and community prosperity

Activities: Annual Business Directory, Bethlehem street map, Internet exposure, seminars, workshops, open houses and group discounts for members on medical and dental insurance

Affiliations: Chamber Alliance of NYS, Tech Valley Coalition, Business Council of NYS

Meetings: monthly

Membership: annual dues range from $225-$680

 

Bethlehem Central Community Foundation

c/o Bethlehem Central School District

700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY  12054

Contact: Michael Klugman, 478-0470

Email: mklugman@bcsd.neric.org

Website: www.bccommunityfoundation.org

Purpose: to enrich the overall educational process of the Bethlehem Central Schools by funding programs and capital projects not traditionally financed through local tax dollars or other public resources reflected in the annual school budget

Activities: connecting alumni to current students, staff, and the Bethlehem community to support the educational environment

Affiliations: member of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc.

Meetings: quarterly and as needed

Membership: no membership fees; individuals interested in attending meetings or serving on the board should contact Michael Klugman

 

Bethlehem Community Fund

P.O. Box 341, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Greg Jackson, president, 462-6731, fax 462-3991

Email: bethlehemcommunityfund@gmail.com

Website: www.bethlehemcommunityfund.org

Purpose: to provide quiet help to children, families and the elderly living within the community; to act quickly and without red tape to address needs that would otherwise fall through the cracks

Activities: year-round support to children and the elderly; annual holiday food and gift baskets

Affiliations: school nurses

Meetings: semiannual

Membership: open; no dues

 

Bethlehem Food Pantry

445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: 439-4955 X1173 or 1174, fax 439-1699

Purpose: to provide non-perishable food to those in need who live in the Town of Bethlehem. Visits by appointment only. Bethlehem Food Pantry is coordinated through Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. and Bethlehem Senior Services, and stocked with community donations.

 

Bethlehem Garden Club

P.O. Box 485, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Martha Kissinger, president, 439-6833

Purpose: to serve the community, conserve natural resources, support education and increase our knowledge

Activities: create beautification projects including enhancing entrances to town, planting trees and flowers; serve on community boards that promote beautification and conservation; provide annual grant to schools.

Meetings: monthly

Membership: annual dues $25

 

Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee

Contact: Bethlehemhealthykids@gmail.com; or members of the executive committee:

  • Cindy Ferrari – ferraric@aol.com
  • Colleen Carroll-Barbuto – carrollc@alumni.albany.edu

Website: bethlehemschools.org/community/healthy-kids-committee

Purpose: parent satellite group of the BCSD Coordinated School Health Team, whose mission is to work in cooperation with all levels of district administration and personnel, Bethlehem students and families, and the larger community to improve nutrition, physical activity, environmental health, and overall wellness of all students in the Bethlehem Central School District

Activities: host two annual district-wide, week-long events that occur in fall and spring – Farm to You Fest and Healthy Kids Week

Meetings: monthly at Bethlehem Public Library; sometimes includes school district personnel, such as the food service director and the superintendent, and community organizations with related interests

 

Bethlehem Historical Association

P.O. Box 263, Selkirk NY  12158

Contact: Karen Beck, president, 439-9260

Email: bethhist1965@gmail.com

Website: www.bethlehemhistorical.org

Purpose: to promote general interest in the history of Bethlehem, ascertain outstanding facts pertinent to this history, and memorialize these facts by writings, programs and educational exhibits

Meetings: third Thursday of the month September-May, 7pm (January-February 2pm)

Membership: annual dues $20 single, $30 family, $50 business, $5 student

 

Bethlehem Lions Club

P.O. Box 141, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Steve King, secretary, 441-8575

Email: steveking1@mac.com

Website: www.bethlehemlions.org

Purpose: improving the quality of life in the community through services to the sight- and hearing-impaired, senior citizens, and youth

Activities: annual Christmas tree sale, pancake breakfast, senior picnic at Town Park, scholarship program for graduating high school students, eyeglass collection, hearing aid assistance, and Hoffman Carwash ticket fundraiser

Meetings: dinner meetings first and third Wednesdays, 7pm, September-June at the Normanside Country Club

Membership: annual dues $80

 

Bethlehem Lodge #85, F & AM

421 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jerry Dievendorf, 439-6684, cell 312-6277

Email: jdievendorf@gmail.com

Purpose: fraternal, charitable and personal development

Activities: community and family activities

Affiliations: Grand Lodge of the State of New York

Meetings: first and third Tuesdays, September-May at 7:30pm

Membership: annual dues $200

 

Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc.

Contact: Steve Peterson, president

Email: bethlehembraves@hotmail.com

Website: www.bethlehembraves.com

Purpose: highly organized, year-round travel baseball program for players age 12-22; the Braves Travel Baseball Club is powered by Frozen Ropes – Albany Baseball Training Center

Activities: year-round program for teenagers with the strong desire to play competitive travel baseball with integrity and sportsmanship; partners with Frozen Ropes – Albany, professional baseball training instructors; summer and fall seasons, winter workouts and spring training.

Affiliations: franchise of Eastern New York Travel Baseball League, ENYTB, Upstate New York’s premier Travel Baseball League

Meetings: monthly at Bethlehem Public Library

 

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (B.O.U.)

P.O. Box 492, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jayne Deane-White, president

Email: boubethlehem@gmail.com

Purpose: not-for-profit organization that promotes education and safe, healthy activities to prevent drug/alcohol use and other risky behaviors by youth residing or attending school in the town of Bethlehem

Activities: supports youth activities by providing grants for programs in the school and community; collaborates with organizations such as the Student Senate and Bethlehem Parks and Recreation to promote healthy youth development; look for link to B.O.U. on the Bethlehem Central School District website, bcsd.k12.ny.us

Meetings: board meets monthly

 

Bethlehem Pop Warner

Contact: Jenny Des Champs

Email: info@bethlehempopwarner.com

Website: www.bethlehempopwarner.com

Purpose: to provide youth in the community an opportunity to participate in organized, competitive football and cheerleading with emphasis on the importance of self-discipline, initiative, team spirit and sportsmanship

Activities: football and cheerleading program runs August-November; open to Bethlehem youth ages 5-15; all skills welcome

Affiliations: Capital District Pop Warner; Eastern Region Pop Warner

Meetings: board of directors meets monthly

 

Bethlehem Second Milers Club

Normanside Country Club

165 Salisbury Road, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Mark Baumbach, president, 765-4419

Email: markb.hbrgmus@verizon.net

Activities: lunch meetings with speakers

Meetings: monthly except July-August, second Wednesday at noon

Membership: no dues; $19 monthly for lunch

 

Bethlehem Senior Citizens, Inc.

Bethlehem Town Hall

445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Yvonne Mendleson, president, 472-0202

Purpose: to provide social interaction and support for Seniors

Activities: cards, mah jongg, Scrabble, bingo, support of Bethlehem Food Pantry

Affiliations: Bethlehem Senior Services

Meetings: weekly on Thursdays

Membership: annual dues $5

 

Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Wilma De Lucco, president, 439-6164

email: bsp@bethlehemseniorproject.org

Website: www.bethlehemseniorproject.org

Purpose: to raise funds for projects that support independence and community involvement for older residents of the Town

Membership: volunteer board of directors, community volunteers

 

Bethlehem Soccer Club

Contact: volunteer@bscny.org

Website: www.bscny.org

Purpose: recreational, developmental and competitive youth soccer, facilitating skill development and enjoyment of the game

Activities: sponsorship of intra-club (recreational) soccer; travel and competitive soccer teams; skills development through camps and clinics; coach and referee training

Affiliations: Capital District Youth Soccer League, Eastern NY Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association

Meetings: monthly

Membership: varies with activity

 

Bethlehem Toastmasters

197 Adams Street, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jim Parsons

Email: japper52@gmail.com

Website: 542.toastmastersclubs.org

Purpose: A President’s Distinguished Club since 2003, Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive, positive learning environment for development of communication and leadership skills, self-confidence and personal growth.

Activities: learning the art and skill of speaking, listening, thinking and leadership through Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership manuals

Affiliations: Toastmasters International

Meetings: second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm

Membership: $39 for six months, one-time payment of $20 for the instruction manual

 

Bethlehem Tomboys Girls’ Softball League, Inc.

P.O. Box 221, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Emilie Moss, 312-0470 (cell)

Email: moss8595@verizon.net

Website: www.bethlehemtomboys.com

Purpose: opportunity for recreational softball for girls in the town and surrounding community

Activities: recreational, travel and tournament teams

Meetings: board meets monthly

Membership: organization serves girls K-12

 

Bethlehem Writers’ Group

8 Wedge Road, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: R. Berger, 439-0297

Email: rberger4@verizon.net

Activities: readings, workshops

Meetings: bimonthly

Membership: open; no dues

 

Bethlehem Youth Hockey Association

Contact: Ann Marie Kurdziolek, 330-9294

email: amkregistrar@yahoo.com

Website: www.bethlehemyouthhockey.org

Purpose: volunteer organization dedicated to promoting teamwork, skill development and  sportsmanship in hockey

Activities: programs for boys and girls ages 5-16 that range from basic skills development to competitive, state-tournament-bound travel teams; special skills-development programs for skaters, goalies and coaches

Affiliations:  USA Hockey and NY State Amateur Hockey Association

Membership:  varies with activity and program

 

Capital District Civil War Round Table

P.O. Box 14871, Albany NY  12212

Contact: Matt Farina, newsletter editor, 439-8583

Email: mafarina@aol.com

Website: www.capitaldistrictcivilwar.org

Purpose: to promote, educate and further stimulate interest in and discussion of all aspects of the Civil War period

Activities: guest speakers, yearly trips to battlefields

Meetings: second Friday of the month at 7pm, Watervliet Senior Center

Membership: annual dues $30 (individual or families)

 

Capital District Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Contact: Lois Huey

Email: lmfh@aol.com

Website: www.scbwi-easternny.org

Purpose: to learn more and develop skills for writing children’s books

Activities: speakers, writing exercises, critique groups, monthly discussion of a children’s book or author

Affiliations: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Meetings: October-December: first Monday of the month at 6:30pm, Guilderland Public Library;

January-June: last Monday of the month at 6:30pm, Guilderland Public Library

Membership: open

 

Capital-Hudson Iris Society

15 Wiltshire Way, Schenectady NY  12309

Contact: Linda Montanaro, chair, 377-4987

Email: lindamontanaro@gmail.com

Purpose: to promote the growing and enjoyment of iris

Activities: educational meetings, sales, shows, trip tours

Affiliations: American Iris Society

Meetings: monthly

Membership: free to the public; electronic newsletter available

 

Compassionate Friends

12 Quinay Road, Glenmont NY 12077

Contact: Jan Messina, 439-0346 or Kathleen Kelleher, 439-1114

Email: janmessina@verizon.net or kkelleher@arrowbank.com

Website: www.compassionatefriends.org (national website; contains excellent information), www.tcfalbany.org (Albany NY chapter website)

Purpose: self-help group for bereaved parents, adult siblings and grandparents

Activities: meetings, newsletter

Meetings: monthly, third Tuesday, 7:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut Street, Albany

Membership: no fees or dues

 

Daughters of the American Revolution

Purpose: to promote patriotism, education and historic preservation

Activities: American history awards, citizenship awards, scholarships, support of disadvantaged youth, various commemorations

Affiliations: Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution

Meetings: vary with chapter

Membership: by invitation to direct descendents (at least 18 years old) of persons who fought in or gave service to the American Revolution; documentation required; see chapter information below

Gen. Peter Gansevoort Chapter

  • Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes NY 12047

Contact:  Johanna Shogan, regent, 439-0814

Email:  johannashogan@earthlink.net

Meetings:  eight times per year

Membership:  annual dues $45

  • Tawasentha Chapter

42 Park Ave., Van Schaick Island, Cohoes NY  12047

Contact:  Vicki Folger, regent, 439-1824

Email:  claudiae@nycap.rr.com

Meetings:  monthly

Membership:  annual dues $40

 

Delmar Community Orchestra

44 Ashgrove Lane, Selkirk NY  12158

Contact: Ann Gabriels, president, 439-6558

Email: delmarcommunityorchestra@gmail.com

Purpose: to provide a vehicle for talented individuals of all ages to express themselves within the formal atmosphere of an orchestra

Activities: free concerts at Town Hall, churches, adult homes and nursing homes

Rehearsals: weekly September-May, 7:30pm at Bethlehem Town Hall

Membership: no dues or fees

 

Delmar Craft and Service Club

Contact: Edrie Pregent, president, 439-3797

Email: edriep@gmail.com

Activities: craft project taught by members each month; occasional service projects; club exhibits at  Altamont Fair

Meetings: second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in September; first  Tuesday of the month at 7pm, October-December and February-April at Bethlehem Public Library

Membership: annual dues $7

 

Delmar Dolfins

Contact: Doug Gross

Email: headcoach@delmardolfins.com

Website: www.delmardolfins.com

Purpose: to provide a competitive age-group swimming program designed to help develop swimmers

Activities: skill development through weekly practice sessions; weekend swim meets

 

Delmar Progress Club

Contact: Carolyn Bennett, 439-9534

Email: carolynbennett@spectra-associates.com

Website: www.delmarprogressclub.org

Purpose: to promote intelligent interest in literature, art, science, philanthropy and the vital questions of the day

Activities: community service; study groups for antiques, creative arts, gardening, literature and travel

Affiliations: state and national General Federations of Women’s Clubs

Meetings: monthly

Membership: annual dues $35

 

Delmar Track and Field Club

P.O. Box 53, Glenmont NY 12077

Contact: Jennifer Bliss, president, 439-6931

Email: delmartrackandfieldclub@gmail.com

Website: www.delmartrackandfield.com

Purpose: to provide area youth age 6-18 with an opportunity to try out various track and field events; to foster a love of track and field in the younger generation

Activities: weekly practice and track meets spring through fall; participation in local track and field competitions during the summer

Meetings: yearly

Membership: annual dues:  call 439-6931 for amount

 

Delmar Writers’ Group

Contact: Sharon Stenson, 475-1608

Email: sstenson@nycap.rr.com

Purpose: to provide local writers in all genres and levels of experience the opportunity to meet and share their work; offer and receive positive critique; provide information about publication, workshops and readings in the greater Albany area

Affiliations: Hudson Valley Writers Guild (membership optional)

Meetings: first Friday of every month at 1pm at Bethlehem Public Library; annual reading at the library

Membership: open to the public; no dues or fees

 

Families United Network

60 Academy Road, Albany NY  12208

Contact: Joan Valery, director, 426-2619, fax 447-5234

Email: valeryj@parsonscenter.org

Purpose: to provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with a serious emotional disorder

Activities: support groups, information and referral services, social events, training, parenting classes

Affiliations: Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Parsons Child and Family Center

Membership: no fees or dues

 

Friendship Singers

14 East Fernbank Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Ann Treadway, 439-5224

Email: aot@nycap.rr.com

Purpose: to entertain area audiences through familiar and upbeat song and dance

Activities: spring programs for churches, civic organizations, senior groups, etc.

Rehearsals: weekly on Tuesday mornings at Delmar Reformed Church

Membership: women’s 3- and 4-part harmony; singing experience helpful

 

Friends of Bethlehem Public Library

451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Geoffrey Kirkpatrick, 439-9314 ext. 3022

Email: director@bethlehempubliclibrary.org

Purpose: library advocacy

Activities: bus trips to New York City and Glimmerglass Opera; author visits; winter and summer concert series; souvenir bookbag sales; community events

Affiliations: Friends of the Library USA; New York Library Association

Meetings: bimonthly at the library

Membership: $20 basic, $25 household, $30 supporter, $50 donor, $100 business, $10 first-time member

 

Friends of Five Rivers (Five Rivers Ltd.)

56 Game Farm Road, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Joanne Macklin, exec. director, 475-0295, fax 475-0293 or Robert J. Gordon, president

Email: friendsoffiverivers@outlook.com

Website: www.friendsoffiverivers.org

Purpose: provide people-power and funds to augment environmental programs

Activities: school-guided lessons, weekend greeters, wildlife garden maintenance, public programs, annual fall birdseed sale

Meetings: annual on the third Wednesday of November

Membership: annual dues $15 individual, $20 family

 

Grassroot Givers

274 Washington Avenue, Albany NY12203

Mailing: P.O. Box 84, Delmar NY 12054

Contact: Mary Partridge-Brown, 542-1276, or Roberta Sandler, 817-5921

Email: info@grassrootgivers.org

Website: www.grassrootgivers.org

Purpose: to make a connection between needs in the community and those with the resources to share by collecting and sharing donations of household items, clothing and accessories, and books through our community store and book project; to share with dignity and empower lives

Activities: ongoing collection drives for necessities, clothing housewares, books; donations accepted at Washington Avenue location, Monday through Thursday, 10am to 2pm or by appointment; annual Community Service Day; distribute handmade items to those in need; accept monetary donations.

 

Halfmoon Button Club of the Capital District

Contact: Ellen Khachadourian, 373-0738

Email: khach6@earthlink.net

Purpose: to promote knowledge of historical periods through button collecting

Activities: information sharing, assisting collectors, participating in state, regional and national conventions, informational presentations

Meetings: monthly, year-round

Membership: annual dues $10

 

Happy Hikers

3 Maewin Drive, Glenmont NY  12077

Contact: Rita Gavin, 439-2229 or Daile Morrell, 439-5556

Email: rigav5@aol.com or amorell2@nycap.rr.com

Purpose: to keep in good health by walking

Activities: walks in area nature preserves and parks

Meetings: weekly, Thursday mornings at 9am, May-September at the Park and Ride at the end of Route 32

Membership: women; no dues

 

Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club, Inc.

Contact: Gregg Recer, president, (518) 899-2678

Email: gregg.recer@alum.rpi.edu

Website: www.hmbc.net

Purpose: to promote field birding and appreciation of wild birds; to actively support conservation organizations and birding groups; 300+ beginning and expert members cover the greater Capital Region (NYSOA Region 8)

Activities: numerous field trips: local (open to the public), out of the area (members only) and special (members only); monthly programs (open to the public) at William K. Sanford Library in Colonie; bimonthly newsletter; birding hotline; local annual bird counts

Meetings: monthly except July-August

Membership: $20 household, $6 student; hardcopy newsletter $12

 

Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club

P.O. Box 12304, Albany NY  12212

Contact: www.hmrrc.com; includes contact phone numbers, Email addresses, race schedules and events

Purpose: to promote distance running as part of a healthy lifestyle through education and training; to share a love of running; to encourage individuals at all levels of running ability

Activities: organize and manage nearly 30 running events a year held in many Capital District locations, including the 5-mile Delmar Dash; sponsor the Just Run Albany youth program for participating elementary schools in the Capital District; 6 scholarships annually to high school seniors looking to pursue a collegiate future in running

Meetings: monthly

Membership: check website

 

Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning

c/o Bethlehem Central School District

700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Bruce Bushart, chair, 439-6719

Email: bbushart@nycap.rr.com

Purpose: to provide college-level adult learning in the humanities for Bethlehem and Capital District residents

Activities: 5 college-level classes that meet weekly in spring and fall for 2 hours each over two 6-week semesters, taught by local university professors. H.I.L.L. may offer supplemental lectures during the year; refer to the Bethlehem Central School District Website: www.bethlehemschools.org/community/adult-education. Semester brochures included in September and January issues of Highlights, the BCSD newsletter under Continuing Ed.

Affiliations: sponsored by the Bethlehem Central School District as Continuing Education

Membership: open to Bethlehem and Capital District residents for a modest registration fee

 

Kiwanis Club of Delmar

P.O. Box 121, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Jay Rutski, president, 378-7715

Email: jayrutski@yahoo.com

Website: www.kiwanisclubofdelmar.org

Purpose: to make Bethlehem a better place to live through youth development

Activities: provide time, energy and financial support for a variety of community projects and children’s programs

Meetings: semimonthly (first and third Wednesdays) at Normanside Country Club

Membership: annual dues $125

 

Ladies’ Auxiliary, Delmar Fire Department

145 Adams Street, Delmar NY 12054

Contact: Linda Roberts, 439-1711

Purpose: to work together with the Delmar Fire Department to advance the civil welfare of the community

Activities: parade with Delmar Fire Department, annual open house during Fire Prevention Week

Affiliations: Delmar Fire Department

Meetings: monthly

Membership: active members’ annual dues $5

 

Ladies’ Auxiliary, Selkirk Fire Company No. 2

301 Glenmont Road, Glenmont NY  12077

Contact: Jessica Seaburg, president, 396-0587 (cell)

Email: jseaburg3@verizon.net

Purpose: to cooperate with Selkirk Fire Co. No. 2; promote harmony and fellowship among members of both organizations and the surrounding community

Activities: refreshments for firemen, fire police, etc. at fire scenes when requested or at the fire station; monetary donations to food pantries, Firemen’s Home in Hudson, NY and other causes deemed appropriate

Affiliations: Ladies Auxiliary of the Albany County Volunteer Firemen’s Association

Meetings: monthly except August

 

Ladies’ Auxiliary, Slingerlands Fire Department

P.O. Box 99 – 1520 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Contact: Emilie Moss, president, 312-0470 (cell)

Email: moss8595@verizon.net

Purpose: to support the men and women of the Slingerlands Fire Department and their mission to protect lives and property in the community

Activities: provide food for firefighters during fire and rescue calls

Affiliations: several area Ladies Auxiliary organizations

Meetings: monthly

Membership: active members – annual dues $5

 

Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club

P.O. Box 12575, Albany NY  12212-0575

Contact: Joanne Petrozzi-Jones, membership chair, 831-1707

Email: joannepetrozzi@gmail.com

Website: www.mohawkhudsoncyclingclub.org

Purpose: recreational bicycling, on- and off-road

Activities: weekend rides daily April-October, evening rides in summer

Affiliations: League of American Bicyclists; International Mountain Bicycling Association

Meetings: monthly (first Thursday) at 7:30pm, October-May at various locations per Bikeabout newsletter

Membership: annual dues $20, additional members from the same household $5 each

 

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

425 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Mark King, executive director, 436-6346 or Lea Montalto-Rook, development/outreach coordinator, 436-6346

Email: mark@ mohawkhudson.org or lea@mohawkhudson.org

Website: www.mohawkhudson.org

Purpose: protect natural areas and farmland on lands owned by MHLC; develop trails for public access where possible; work with Albany County and local communities to provide access to Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail

Activities: occasional hikes, lectures and other events; thirteen properties have trails open to the public for walking; dogs are allowed; opportunities for help with trail work

Membership: new members welcome; contact us or see our website

 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Kathleen Brown, (518) 241-6677

Email: bethlehemmops@gmail.com

Websites: www.drchurch.org and www.mops.org

Purpose: opportunity for mothers of infants and young children to build connections and find support from other moms

Activities: connecting through conversation, special activities, speakers and craft projects

Affiliations: MOPs International, Delmar Reformed Church

Meetings: second and fourth Wednesdays during the school year, from 9:30-11:30am

Membership: $40 annual dues plus incidental expenses

 

New Scotland Historical Association

P.O. Box 541, Voorheesville NY 12186

Contact: Deborah Mahan, president, (518) 779-0993 or 765-4212

Email: newscotlandhistoricalassoc@gmail.com

Website: www.newscotlandhistoricalassociation.org

Purpose: to preserve and protect the history of the town of New Scotland through good stewardship of material culture directly related to the town; to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage and culture through research publications and educational programs

Meetings: October-December, March-May (see website for dates and program content); held at Wyman Osterhout Community Center, 7 Old Salem Road, New Salem (off Rte. 85; follow signs)

Membership: individual, $10; family, $15; sustaining, $25; life member, $100

 

Quilters United in Learning Together (Q.U.I.L.T., Inc.)

P.O. Box 523, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Ardyce Elmore, president

Email: ardyelmo@nycap.rr.com

Website: www.quiltinc.org

Purpose: to learn, promote and share the art of making quilts

Activities: guest speakers and workshop teachers, gatherings to work on service project quilts, biennial quilt show

Affiliations: National Quilting Association, American Quilters Society

Meetings: second Friday of the month, September-June

Membership: annual dues $25; $5 guest donation at meetings

 

Rotary Club of Delmar

P.O. Box 244, Delmar NY  12054

Contact: Margaret Vella, president

Email: rotaryclubofdelmarny@gmail.com

Purpose: to achieve our goal of international understanding, good will and cooperation for the welfare of all

Activities: organizing and funding community service projects; fostering international youth exchanges; fundraising to benefit the greater Bethlehem community (schools, Bethlehem Senior Projects, Ravena Senior Projects, Meals on Wheels, Bethlehem Youth Court, Rotary Gift of Life, Food Pantries of the Capital District, Bethlehem Festival Fund, Rotary Foundation, more)

Meetings: weekly Wednesdays at 7:30am, Normanside Country Club, 165 Salisbury Road, Delmar

 

Sunshine Seniors

Church Road, Selkirk NY  12158

Contact: Carolyn Karp, president, 463-1080

Purpose: to bring together people age 55 and older for social activities, community service and sharing of mutual problems and interests

Activities: day trips, covered-dish lunches, programs, food pantry donations, holiday food baskets

Meetings: monthly

Membership: seniors age 55+; annual dues $6

 

Trout Unlimited, Clearwater Chapter

P.O. Box 9686, Schenectady NY 12309

Contact: Scott Parker, president, 894-4661

Website: www.clearwatertu.org

Purpose: to conserve, protect and restore the Capital Region’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds

Activities: conservation work, monthly meeting with guest speaker, fly fishing and fly tying classes

Meetings: monthly

Membership: annual dues $35

 

Village Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps

Box 281, Delmar NY 12054

Contact: Dennis Bub, business manager, 417-1956

Email: businessmanager@vvfdc.org

Website: www.vvfdc.org

Purpose: to perpetuate traditions of early American martial music; provide educational opportunities in music; promote camaraderie within the musical community; help advance members’ musical proficiency

Activities: provide music for parades, performances and musters

Affiliations: founding members, The Company of Fifers & Drummers (international organization)

Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons, October-May

Meetings: please see website

Membership: age 10-adult; musical background not necessary (lessons provided); no dues

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