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American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by the U.S. Congress as a patriotic, mutual-help, wartime veterans organization of the United States armed forces who served during a wartime period as defined by Congress. In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer activities, the American Legion is active in U.S. politics. Posts located in Newport, Brighton, Orleans, East Hardwick, Canaan and St. Johnsbury.

American Society of Dowsers

You do not need to be able to dowse to be a member and beginners are welcomed. Dowsers are friendly people who are delighted to share their knowledge. The American Society of Dowsers has over 3,000 members internationally. P.O. Box 24, 184 Brainerd St., Danville, VT, 05828. Phone, 684-3417 or 684-2565.

Burklyn Arts Council

A private, not-for-profit organization bringing the arts to the schools and communities of Lyndon, Sutton, East Haven, Sheffield, Wheelock, Burke and Newark. P.O. Box 1056, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone, 328-2683.

Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks

To inculcate the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity, The Elks of the United States of America serve people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share. Locations in St. Johnsbury and Derby.

Green Mountain United Way

The Green Mountain United Way assists programs that provide services for children and their families, the elderly, the physically disabled, the mentally handicapped, the homeless and victims of violence and abuse. 1325 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 745-0101.

Kingdom Animal Shelter, Inc.

A volunteer organization that established a cat adoption program at Morrisons Feed Bag and sponsors reduced-fee spay/neuter clinics several times a year. PO Box 462, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 741-7387.

Kiwanis Club

A global organization of volunteers who are changing the world one child and one community at a time. The St. Johnsbury Kiwanis Club is the only club in the region that operates a free swimming pool with lessons, afternoon swim and evening family swim. P.O. Box 204, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 684-2125.

Lions Club

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.4 million members in 201 countries around the world. At the local, zone, region, district, and international level, Lions members exemplify their motto “We Serve.” Locations in St. Johnsbury, Derby and Orleans.

Lyndon Area Sports Association

The governing organization of the Fenton Chester Ice Arena, the home rink of local hockey associations, high schools and colleges, and a facility for large events. 145 College Road, P.O. Box 367, Lyndon Center, VT, 05850. Phone, 626-9361.

Lyndon Rotary Club

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of a community’s business and professional men and women. The club is a philanthropic organization supporting many local activities and organizations and schedules luncheon once a week. This Rotary Club encompasses the towns of Lyndon (including Lyndonville), Burke, East Haven, Glover, Granby, Kirby, Newark, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Victory, Westmore, Wheelock, and Brighton (including Island Pond). PO Box 416, Lyndonville, VT, 05851.

Northeast Kingdom Community Action

Believing in each individual’s potential for growth and change, NEKCA is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives by providing direct program activities, referrals, advocacy, and education in a non-judgmental manner to people and communities in the Northeast Kingdom. 13 Cherry St., St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8997.

St. Johnsbury Community of Concern

A partnership of adults, parents, adolescents, and community organizations dedicated to the prevention and delay of the use of drugs and alcohol by teenagers. Contact:

St. Johnsbury Development Fund

This Corporation was organized in 1956 to promote and increase the general welfare of the St. Johnsbury area by assisting and promoting the general business interests of the businesses in the region. P.O. Box 1126, Lyndonville, VT, 05851-1126.

St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society

Railroad-related organization, featuring historic displays and events. Contact: Nat Tripp, 839 Tripp Lane, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8406. E-mail:

St. Johnsbury Rotary Club

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. Clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The St. Johnsbury Rotary Club was charted on Jan. 17, 1924 as Rotary Club #1579. It now encompasses the towns of St. Johnsbury, Barnet, Concord, Danville, Greensboro, Hardwick, Peacham, Ryegate, Walden and Waterford. P.O. Box 171, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819.


A private, not-for-profit organization serving Caledonia and southern Essex Counties. Its mission is fostering communities of strong women, supported families and safe homes by offering supportive programming in two areas: the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program and Child Care Support Services. Both provide direct services to individuals and work with the community on long-term solutions. 1222 Main St., Ste. 301, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8645 or 800-916-8645.

Vermont Association of Business Industry & Rehabilitation

Established in 1979, the VABIR is dedicated to matching job seekers and employers. With offices in St. Johnsbury and Newport, VABIR provides free employment and consultation services to workers with disabilities and interested businesses. 67 Eastern Ave., Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-2771.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

A congressionally-chartered war veterans organization. The VFW has 1.6 million members and is the largest American organization of combat veterans. Locations in Newport, St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville.

Frontier Animal Shelter

Founded by a handful of Northeast Kingdom residents in 1993 to serve Orleans and Essex Counties with sheltering and caring for lost and unwanted animals, spaying and neutering and adoption. 4473 Barton-Orleans Road, Orleans, VT 05860. Phone, 754-2228.