Community Organizations

American Association of University Women--Pontiac-Waterford Area Branch
CONTACT: Velette Svenkesen
TITLE: Co President
PHONE: (248) 674-3586
MEETINGS: Monthly at Grayson Elementary School; call for information
Supports AAUW Educational Foundation  and AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
UPDATED: 01/15

American Business Women's Association,  Greater Oakland Charter Chapter
CONTACT: Mary Mills
PHONE: (248) 288-1253 (day or evening)
NOTES: Women's scholarships awarded, apply in February,
applications at local schools and on website.
MEETINGS: 3rd Tuesday, for dates and programs, go to website.
UPDATED:  01/15

Big Chief Chorus (Pontiac /Waterford Chapter)
CONTACT: Jack Teuber
PHONE:  (248) 334-3686
Alternate contact: Erik Domke: (248) 674-2323
MEETINGS: Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, Waterford Oaks Activity Building
2800 Watkins Lake  Road, Waterford, MI 48328 
NOTES: Barbershop Harmony Society
UPDATED:  01/15

Cable Commission (Waterford)
CONTACT:  Gary Allison 
ADDRESS: 5200 Civic Center Dr., Waterford, MI 48329
PHONE: (248) 674-6242
UPDATED: 01/15

Democratic Club (Waterford)
CONTACT: John C. Stilley
TITLE:  Chairman
MEETINGS: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm, with a free buffet at 6:00pm, at the VFW Hall, 1690 Airport Rd. one block north of M59.  New guests are always welcome.
NOTES: We are here to serve our community as well as to provide quality Democratic candidates for public office.
UPDATED: 01/15


Drayton Plains Nature Center
CONTACT: Waterford Parks and Recreation
PHONE:  (248) 674-5441
ADDRESS: Drayton Plains Nature Center, 2125 Denby Drive, Waterford,
MI 48329
Friends of the Nature Center
PHONE: (248)  618-3070 
MEETINGS: 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Nature Center at 6:30p.m.
HOURS: Center is open in spring/summer (May - Oct.) on Thursday and Friday
3pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 5pm.  Grounds are open dawn to dusk every day,
year round, and closed on major holidays.  
UPDATED: 01/15


Friends of the Library,  (Waterford)
CONTACT: Lori Hosler
TITLE: President
ADDRESS: 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford Township
Library, Waterford,  MI 48329
PHONE: (248)  674-7098
MEETINGS: Call or check website for days and times, held at the
Waterford Township Library
UPDATED: 01/15


Genealogical Society [Waterford]
CONTACT: Dot Lalone
TITLE: President
ADDRESS: Waterford Public Library, 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford,
MI 48329-3773
PHONE: (248) 625-7731
MEETINGS: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Waterford Township Public Library.  Evening meetings are once a month, on the 2nd Thursday@ 7:00-8:30pm, except for July and August, and are held in the library's conference room. 

Goodfellows Association (Waterford)
TITLE: Treasurer
ADDRESS: P.O.  Box  3001196,  Waterford, MI 48330
PHONE: (248) 599-9402
MEETINGS: Meets Sept.- Jan., 7:30 p.m., Call for location
NOTES: November--Paper Drive; December--Help needed for
Christmas Basket Distribution.  Alternate Contact: Kenneth Paul: 
(248) 681-2141
Historical Society (Waterford Township)
CONTACT: Sally Strait
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 300491, Waterford, MI 48330-0491
PHONE:  (248) 683-2697
LOCATED: At 4490 Hatchery Road, in Fish Hatchery Park.
LIBRARY & MUSEUM HOURS: Open every Wednesday, 10:30 to 2:00, at the Hatchery House.

Lakeland Players Community Theatre
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 300921, Waterford, MI 48330
PHONE: (248) 988-0098
Notes: Produces 5 plays a year, audition dates are listed on website.
UPDATED: 01/15

League of Women Voters--Oakland Area
CONTACT:  Jerry Burden
TITLE: President
ADDRESS:725 S. Adams Rd., Ste. 292, Birmingham, MI 48009
PHONE:(248) 594-6602
FAX: (248) 594-6603 
EMAIL: Use the link at the bottom of the LWVOA home page.
UPDATED: 01/15

Lions Club (Waterford)
CONTACT: Kevin Petrusha
TITLE: President
ADDRESS: 2329 Airport Road, Waterford, MI 48327
PHONE:  (248) 666-4144  
MEETINGS: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 pm., at the Sharks Club,
6665  Highland Road, Waterford, MI 48327
NOTES: Election of officers in March
UPDATED: 01/15


Media Network of Waterford
CONTACT: Joshua Bowren
ADDRESS: 1150 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
PHONE(248) 682-0401
UPDATED: 01/15

North Oakland County Board of Realtors
CONTACT: Patricia Jacobs
TITLE: Executive Vice President
ADDRESS: 4400 W. Walton Blvd., Waterford,   MI 48329  
PHONE:  (248) 674-4080
MEETINGS: Go to website for meeting times and locations
UPDATED: 01/15

Oakland County Earth Science Club
CONTACT: Eleanor Snyder
PHONE: (248) 698-4386
MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of the month (Sept.-June), 7:30pm.,
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.
UPDATED:  01/15


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, Oakland County focus. Maintains Pine Grove  Museum  which 
consists of  Moses Wisner home and Drayton Plains one-room schoolhouse.  Pioneer
popup musuem, 7 North Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342
HOURS: Tours: Open to public, by appointment only.
Library Hours: Tuesday through Thursday,  11-4.  


Oakland Literacy Council
CONTACT: Julie Hoensheid
PHONE: (248) 253-1617
FAX: (248) 253-1637
ADDRESS:  2550 S. Telegraph, Suite 103, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
UPDATED: 01/15

Oakland Town Hall Lecture Series
CONTACT: Barbara Richards
PHONE: (248)  625-3117
NOTES: Lectures are the 2nd Wednesdays of April, May, October,
and November.
UPDATED: 01/15

Rotary Club, Waterford
CONTACT: Jeff Rabanus
MEETINGS: Tuesdays, 12:10 p.m., Sharks Club,  
6665 Highland Road, Northeast room, Waterford, Mi 48329
NOTES: Local Projects - Scholarships, Pitch, Hit, & Run, Literacy,
Clean Water, Pine Seedlings.  International - Polio, Shelter boxes.
UPDATED: 01/15

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. 
Workshops and classes,  broadway musical performed every spring, plus 2 other
performance opportunities.  Membership dues   Please call or see website for more information.
UPDATED: 01/15


Tuesday Musicales of Greater Pontiac
CONTACT: Jill Crane
TITLE: President 
PHONE:  (248) 360-1713
MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of the month, September-May, 1:00 pm. 
Occasional 2nd events in evenings. 
Alternate contact: Mary Ann LaMonte (248) 673-8187
NOTES: Two groups: hand bell and choral.  Scholarship applications
September and November, auditions in December for college-age
music students.   Member Michigan, and National Federation of Clubs. 
UPDATED: 01/15


V.F.W. Heart of the Lakes Post #1008
CONTACT: Donna Kelley
TITLE: Building Manager
PHONE:  (248)  674-2826
ADDRESS: V.F.W. Post 1008, 1690 Airport Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
MEETINGS: Third Wednesday, 7:00 pm. 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 is available.
WEBSITE: www.vfwpost1008
UPDATED: 01/15

Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce
CONTACT: Ms. Marie Hauswirth
TITLE: Executive Director
ADDRESS: 2309 Airport Road, Waterford, MI 48327
PHONE: (248) 666-8600
FAX: (248) 666-3325
UPDATED: 01/15

Waterford Breakfast Optimist Club
CONTACT: Dennis K. Griffin
ADDRESS: 2559 Oakdale Dr., Waterford, MI 48329
PHONE: (248)  673-3493
MEETINGS: Members meet weekly every Thursday morning at 7:15am 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. 
UPDATED: 01/15


Waterford Coalition for Youth
CONTACT: Heather Halls
ADDRESS: 5150 Civic Center Drive,  Waterford, MI 48329
PHONE: (248)  618-7424
UPDATED:  01/15


Waterford Garden Club
ADDRESS: 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.
UPDATED: 04/2015


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+
UPDATED: 01/15


Waterford Senior Center
CONTACT: Thomas Wiseman
ADDRESS: 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
PHONE: (248) 682-9450 for complete information
FAX: (248) 738-4710
MEETINGS: Activities listed quarterly in Leisure Services Bulletin
and bimonthly newsletter.
UPDATED:  01/15