Kingman area organizations

ABBID Grotto is a Masonic organization that supports the Humanitarian Foundation. They provide dental and medical aid for children with special needs. The Grotto is a place where Master Masons can meet for fun and refreshment with their ladies and friends. All Master Masons are invited to join. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at 2985 John L Ave. on the corner of Bank St. For more information call Charlie at 928-529-2327 or Ben at 928-753-8364.

American Legion Family of Post 14: Happy autumn to all. Officers – please remember to attend your executive meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22; Auxiliary at 5 p.m. – Legion at 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Out will feature ribs, beans, cornbread, and a dessert. We've been getting additional folks out, so be sure to get there early; serving begins at 5 p.m. for an asking price of $6 a plate. District 7 meeting will be in Williams beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 24. We'd love to have a good turnout of our Post 14 family; lunch will be served after the meetings.

Belles of St. Mary’s: 03-30-2017 Issue. All is quiet on the calendar front the next two weeks leading up to Holy week. With Palm Sunday (April 9) setting the agenda, we will find the Belles setting their own home schedules. This weekend will feature our First Friday and First Saturday devotions that includes the final “S&S” Friday (Stations and Soup) with the Belles serving the last of the Lenten soups on April 7. This Friday, March 31, will find the Knights of Columbus guys donning their chefs hats and ladling out a savory soup du jour guaranteed to please! So be sure to join us at 11 a.m. for the Stations of the Cross and after - soup! With Spring having sprung we are now also in to the softball season. We need players, cheerers and sponsors. Donna will direct you. Right now, mark your calendars: April 11 (2nd Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. is the eagerly anticipated Belles monthly meeting. We are voting on a new slate of officers AND we’ll end with a “Not So Silent Auction.” Such fun.

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association: Mohave County Branch 260 meets the second Saturday of every odd month at 1300 hours at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley. Every even month we meet in Bullhead City at the same time at VFW Post 10005. FRA is a community of the sea services; U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Your enlisted service in any of these branches – past or present, for a short time or for the long haul – is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family in your local community and in Washington, D.C. All Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard veterans are welcome to meetings. For more information, call Mike at 928-565-5811.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The Brunch Bunch has no dues, no officers, no paperwork, no egos – we just ride Sundays and Wednesdays and have fun with like-minded friends. Meet at I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. at 7:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 8 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at 928-530-2555 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.

Cactus Cuties Lady Bikers Chapter: Interested in joining other lady motorcyclists with common interests of motorcycles and riding? There is a Women in the Wind-Cactus Cuties Chapter in the Kingman, Golden Valley, Bullhead City and surrounding areas! We meet the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at Canyon 66 at 3100 E. Andy Devine Ave. Check out our website at www.womeninthewind.org or contact us at witwcactuscuties@yahoo.com or 702-624-1160. We are also on Facebook: Women in the Wind – Cactus Cuties Chapter.

The Cerbat Garden Club will be holding its next meeting on Jan. 11, 2017. Our January program will feature Charlotte Hillman who will be telling us how to make cactus jelly. The January Gardeners’ Day out will be an Art and Wine class on Feb. 1. Local artist Toni Bigelow will be teaching us the sumi-e style of painting. The cost for the class, lunch and wine is $30. Cerbat Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Avenue, Kingman. Guests are always welcome. For more information call Sandy at 692-2778 or visit us on Facebook.

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: The Community Gardens are having a contest drawing for a quilt made possible by Paula Acer, which was designed, quilted and embroidered by Pandora Patterson, longarm machine quilting by Jackie Bradley. The ticket prices are $1 each or 6 for $5. Winners need not be present to win. Call 928-565-0454 to purchase tickets. All proceeds from the contest drawing go toward making Spring improvements to the garden.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: 4536 Patsy Dr.; 757-8635. Bingo on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open. Friday night dinner – dance to follow – public welcome, 5 p.m. to close. The Aerie meetings are the first and third Thursday at 7 p.m. The auxiliary meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Love cooking? Volunteers are needed for the Eagles kitchen. The Junior Order of Eagles is open for children ages 7 to 18 and they meet on the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact David Farmer at 715-1973 for more information. Jam Session is on Sept. 17 from 2-4 p.m. Public is welcome. For more information contact Dick Penwarden at 928-247-7168 or 928-210-6141. Bring your musical talents and have some great fun. On Oct. 1, the Eagle Riders will hold an organizational meeting at noon.

Friends of the Library – Golden Valley will have a meeting on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Golden Valley Library located at 3417 North Verde Road. Come and support your Community Library. The Friends support the library by earning money to buy materials for it. Book donations are welcomed. If you want to be a Friend it's just $5 a year for individuals and families and $10 for businesses. A lifetime membership is $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m., except for the summer. Applications are available at the GV Library, but you don't have to be a member to come. The Library is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. The phone number is 565-2989.

Help Animal Lives Today (HALT): Puppies are needed. If you have a litter of puppies six to nine weeks old (but no chows, pit bulls or Rottweilers) we will gladly take them off your hands to find them the most perfect homes. Most will be transported to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. They have already accepted over 5,500 pets from us over the last 15 years. We will have them vaccinated, dewormed and supplied with a health certificate before the transfer. Please call HALT at 928-692-8940 and try to plan in advance. Thank you.

Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA): Regular membership meetings are held every third Monday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Kingman Airport Authority Building, 7000 Flightline Drive. The meetings are open to the public. Visit www.mohavemfgassociation.com/events for more information.

The Kingman Area Toastmasters Group will be holding meetings from 5:45-6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the Hualapai Conference Room at the Kingman Regional Medical Center. Visit the website at kingman.toastmastersclubs.org, email contact-3906294@toastmastersclubs.org or call 928-224-8329 for more information. The club’s mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Joining Toastmasters will help you: become a better public speaker, overcome public speaking fears, “practice” presentations for other audiences, and gain the confidence and courage to lead. Have fun while learning, networking and practicing new skills!

Kingman AZ Computer Users Group: invites you to join us this Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are set up with a wireless network for those who wish to bring their laptops. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. There will be a presentation about photo organizing followed by a question and answer session about any problems you might be experiencing with your computer.

The Kingman Community Foundation supports medical and dental aid for children with special needs. The humanitarian foundation is our primary beneficiary. They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at 2985 John L Ave. Starting Aug. 6, they will be holding an auction of consigned items from 6 p.m. to closing. Items to sell may be dropped off Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon. No buyer’s fee or sales tax charged. Currently bingo is held every Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of John L and Bank St. For more information call 928-757-1704.

The Kingman High Desert Astronomy Club meets every second Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The meeting place is the Kingman Regional Medical Center in the Neal Conference Room.

Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis: We meet every Wednesday at noon at Calico’s Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

Kingman Quilter’s Guild: Our group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at College Park Baptist Church, located at 1990 Jagerson Ave. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $1 and our gatherings are open to all as we stitch and quilt together. For more information, please contact Dorelle Carpenter. Her number is 928-718-1888. We look forward to seeing you.

Kingman Railroad Museum: Whether you have seen the Museum’s three model railroads or not, you will want to come by and see the remodeling that is going on. While members are in the process of expanding the HO scale and N scale layouts, both remain in operation. Bring your kids, grandkids and rail fans because we have something for them all. The BNSF freight trains speed by the museum’s floor-to-ceiling viewing windows and our displays and photo gallery provide a glimpse into railroading history. For the kids, there is the hands-on Thomas the Train layout. Children under 12 are free with adult admission of $2. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Railroad Depot on Route 66 and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call us at 928-718-1440, visit our website www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org or see us on Facebook.

Kingman Republican Women: The group Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy and the Kingman Republican Women will be presenting a program addressing opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Journey Church, 3782 N. Bank Street. There is no cost to attend the presentation.

Kingman Rotary Club No. 1204: Rotary is an organization comprised of neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our club is looking for individuals wanting to help make our community a better place to live. We meet every Wednesday at noon at the Dambar Steakhouse. Questions regarding our club should be directed to Bill Wales at 619-203-7462.

Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Centennial Park. Morning walk-in tennis begins at 9 a.m. November through April at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. For more information, contact Brooke Fix at 928-753-5684.

Korean War Veterans of Mohave County: For all Korean War and Korean service veterans. Please note, the regular monthly meeting for April has been cancelled. Meetings are normally the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. in Kingman. We are always looking for new applicants. Just bring your DD214 and we will do the rest. We look forward to seeing you. For further information, please call 928-757-0492.

Living the Loss of Your Child Christ Care Grief Group: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Golden Valley Baptist Church, 100 S. Higley Road, Golden Valley. The meetings are open to those who have lost children or loved ones. The meetings are to share, show compassion and support, and encourage personal Christian growth during this most difficult time in our lives. Our main purpose is to care for others as Christ cares for us. For more information, contact Cynde Anthony at 928-856-0847 or Angie Berg at 928-716-9590.

Loyal Order of the Moose: Franz R "Fritz" Griswold, Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, will speak at the Kingman Moose Lodge No. 1704, 1455 Northern Ave. at noon on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 as part of his travels across the State of Arizona. For more information about the event contact the Moose Lodge office at 753-3690. Griswold rose from the post of Supreme Jr. Governor to become the Moose Fraternity's Chief Presiding Officer on July 5, 2016, elected by vote of the Supreme Lodge delegates to a one-year term as Supreme Governor at the organization's 128th international convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The Moose organization, headquartered at Mooseheart, Illinois, consists of nearly one million men and women in approximately 1,600 lodges and 1,400 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda. The organization owns and operates Mooseheart, a 1,000-acre community and school for youngsters in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago, and Moosehaven, a 75-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, Moose lodges and chapters conduct more than $90 million worth of community service annually (counting money, miles driven and volunteer hours worked). Such community service can be tailored to local needs, but also takes the form of organization-wide programs. One of these includes Tommy Moose, where lodges and chapters have provided nearly 200,000 plush moose figures since 2003, free of charge, to emergency workers and hospitals to give to children in stressful situations. Also, the Moose Youth Awareness Program annually brings together hundreds of bright teenagers for Youth Congress to discuss the most effective ways to conduct "Kids Talks" communicating positive life choice messages to very young children, ages 4-9. Moose trained teens have given Kids Talks to more than 700,000 youngsters across North America since 1990.

Meadview Library Book Discussion Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, etc.) at the Meadview Library. The purpose of the discussion group is to promote reading and have a mature, interactive discussion with other readers about the chosen book. Meetings are one hour long. Stop by the Meadview Library and check out our next book selection to read and discuss, read the book at your leisure, then come to discussion.

Military Officers Association of America satellite group meets in Bullhead City on the second Saturday of every odd-numbered month. On the second Saturday of even-numbered months, the meetings are held in Lake Havasu City. Those who have served or are serving as a commissioned or warrant officer in a uniformed service of the United States are eligible for membership. There are nearly 400,000 members nationwide. Spouses of members are encouraged to participate. Surviving spouses of officers are entitled and welcomed to join with full membership. For more information on the organization and its meetings, contact Bob Roberts in Bullhead City at 928-219-4292, Jerry Hietpas in Lake Havasu City at 928-453-4785 or Dean Leverenz at 028-530-9556.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for buying, selling and swapping (first liar doesn’t stand a chance). MACA is a group of firearms enthusiasts who normally meet in the clubhouse of the Mohave Sportsman Association rifle range, located at 3155 N. Oatman Highway. For further information, call 928-681-4476.

Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: There will be a meeting this coming Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Kingman Regional Medical Center in the Neal Room at 5:30 p.m. We will have a guest speaker from our local alpaca ranch. They will be sharing with us about how they raise their alpaca, about their store and special events. Come and learn more about these marvelous animals. Contact Carol for further information at 753-4132.

Mohave Community Choir meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3180 Rutherford St. Contact Dori Caruso at 928-565-4651. Open to all who love to sing!

Mohave County Democrats: MCDCC monthly meeting Jan. 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Red Robin Restaurant, 70 Swanson Ave., Lake Havasu City, 86403.

Mohave County Prospectors Association: Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Kingman Community Foundation Center (the NW corner of Bank St. and John L). Doors open at 6 p.m. to give you a chance to view the contest drawing prizes, purchase tickets and mingle with other members.

Mohave Genealogical Society: held its election of officers for 2017 last month. President is Averil Endicott, Secretary is Nancy Henderson, Treasurer is Melinda Rhodes, and Andi Multer volunteered to be Librarian with Florine Hamilton as our Historian. Remember annual dues of $10 are due this month. Instead of a formal presentation, we discussed our research and findings during the year and some of the problems we encountered. January's presentation will be about a recently found research website. We invite anyone interested in learning more about their family background to visit us no matter what level of experience you have. We meet at 1 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Mohave Museum of History and Art, 400 W. Beale St, Kingman. There is no museum fee for coming to the meetings.

Mohave Republican Forum: Mayor Monica Gates and Councilmen Travis Lingenfelter and David Wayt discuss what they desire for the future of Kingman and other matters. The public is invited to the Mohave Republican Forum meeting on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2017. Mayor Monica Gates and Councilmen Travis Lingenfelter and David Wayt will have an opportunity to discuss their plans which they desire to see implemented for the City of Kingman during their terms. Hear what they say, take notes, and then see what they do regarding a myriad of topics including without limitation correcting the disrepair of Kingman streets, paving those which for too long have remained dirt, weeds and litter, sewer extensions, sales taxes, property taxes or other revenue streams, protecting and using wisely the funds of the city, new businesses and preserving existing businesses, tourism, manufacturing and distribution along with other economic development, the Airport including the Airport Authority, parks, trails, developing a mountain preserve, Kingman Crossing and Rattlesnake Wash exchanges, and other topics which they choose or about which you inquire. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Kingman, 3580 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86409. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left after which you can help yourself to a wonderful buffet selection. The meeting room should be available by 4:00 PM or before and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. or before. There is an admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. An early bird special price is available for those arriving and paying for their meals prior to 4 p.m. For reservations, which are requested and helpful or for further information, please contact Rita Basinger at 928- 692-4771, basingerreb@gmail.com or Jayne Seieroe at 714-914-7143, gs2007info@yahoo.com or Kathie Sturtevant at 928-718-0891, kathie2547@gmail.com.

The Northern Arizona Stitchers chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America invites all those interested in the needle arts to join us the second Monday of each month in the Si Birch Community Room at the Sedona Public Library. The February meeting will be held on Feb. 13, with socializing starting at 10 a.m. and the program following at 10:20 a.m. The planned program for February is the second half of Margaret Bendig’s Summer Kimono. Those not working on this project are encouraged to bring any other project on which they are currently working. The object is to enjoy being with other stitchers. Those unable to attend regular meetings might want to consider the free informal Sit 'n Stitch sessions held the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. These are held in the Quiet Room located in the middle of the library or in the Arizona Room at the far side of the library near the fireplace. Whether you stitch, knit, crochet or are just interested in any of these, we invite you to join our group. For further information, contact zingara@esedona.net.

Route 66 Riders, LTD, is a motorcycle club of local friends from all walks of life who enjoy riding together. We welcome all makes of motorcycles, including trikes. Our monthly business meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral restaurant at 7 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to enjoy dinner with the membership. In addition to longer rides, we schedule a ride on the first Saturday of each month, as well as impromptu rides every Sunday afternoon. Our website, www.rt66riders.com, contains information regarding recent events, meetings, calendars, newsletters and a form to contact the board members. You can access our Facebook page from the website.

Snugs and Hugs: We are a charity group. We knit, crochet and quilt. We make afghans, quilts, scarves and hats. We donate them to all the needy groups in the area. We meet once a month on the first Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Spinster, located at 116 N. Fourth St. We are accepting donations of yarn and fabric or batting. New members are welcome. Come and see what we are about. For more information contact Bobbie at 928-753-5999.

Teamster Retirees and Associates: The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 302 Monroe St. (Moose Lodge) in Kingman. Friendly people, good conversation and food. For more information, call 928-692-1071.

Thursday Party Bridge: Winners for March 23: 1st Paul Greening; 2nd Barry Pope 3rd Julia Caughlin.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) held their monthly awards meeting for February on March 10. The following awards were presented: TOPS Ballerina - April Senediak, TOPS Prince - Arno Gates, KOPS Ballerina - Venita Barnes, 13 pins - Venita Barnes, Grace Fass, Dee Hudson,and Eleanor Velderrain, 10 non-consecutive losses - Anne Hopping and April Senediak, 6 weeks consecutive losses - Nancy Gifford, 6 months perfect attendance - Cari Clark and Darlene Sweet, - KOPS 6 months at or below goal - Danny Velderrain, Eleanor Velderrain, Patsy Brocnik and Sylvia Schneider, 6 months continuous exercise - Ruth Cisney, 6 months continuous walking - Ruth Cisney and Cari Clark, Division 3- 1st place - Sheilia Fritzinger, 2nd place - Nancy Gifford, Division 4 -1st place - April Senediak, 2nd place - Mary Handley, 3rd place - Camille Patlua, Division 4, Men's 1st place - Arno Gates, Shelia Fritzinger received 1st place TOPS exercise and Walking, 2nd place exercise - Nancy Gifford, 2nd place walking - April Senediak, PatsyBrocnik received 1st place -KOPS exercise and walking, 2nd place exercise - Venita Barnes and 2nd place walking - Cari Clark.

Our chapter meets each Friday in the social hall at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Weigh-ins are from 8-9 a.m. Meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information please call Cari Clark at 928-897-8199 or 800-923-8677, or visit our web site at www.tops.org.

VFW Post 2190: On Friday, Sept. 16, a POW/MIA ceremony was held at the Chloride VFW Post 2190 at noon. This ceremony followed the availability of hundreds of pounds of free food and kitchenware for the local veterans. The ceremony was conducted by VFW Auxiliary Chaplain Phyllis Anderson. Several people attended the ceremony including VFW Post 2190 Commander Bill Peterson, Past Commander Jack Kimpton, Quartermaster David Brohard and Auxiliary President Cynde Anthony.

The Watchmakers-Clockmakers: If you are interested in antique watches or clocks as a collector, repair person, or just have an interest, we meet the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Richard at 928-753-6489.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners of the March 22 game: 1st Leo Martensen; 2nd 2nd Paul Greening; 3rd Millie LeJuene.