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Are you looking for ways to get involved and make a difference in your community? Here are some of the many civic organizations that can provide you with that opportunity.

ROTARY CLUB OF WESTBROOK AND GORHAM

 
Rotary clubs throughout the US all have a similar focus. Their efforts include:

 

• Club Service - Developing relationships within the club to assist in achieving goals
• Vocational Service - Using one’s vocation as a means of public service
• Community Service - Improving the quality of life in the Westbrook-Gorham communities
• International Service - Includes a focus on underprivileged children in developing countries


WESTBROOK-GORHAM COMMUNITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chamber of Commerce

The WGCCC is a regional member of the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, an association with 1400+ participating companies. The Chamber offers valuable opportunities for networking, advocacy, business building, leadership, community involvement and learning.

To learn more about the Chamber and its members or to join this growing community, please visit: http://www.portlandregion.com/westbrook--gorham.html

http://www.portlandregion.com/content/westbrookgorham


WESTBROOK AMERICAN LEGION

Westbrook Veterans

The American Legion is a veteran’s service organization that participates in advocacy and assistance for veterans throughout the US. Their focus is broad ranging and includes:

• Veterans Services
• Benefits for Current and Former US Veterans
• A Career Center
• Education, Health, and Family Support Centers
• Scholarships

We have two American Legion Posts in Westbrook:

Westbrook Memorial Post #197
300 Conant Street
Phone: (207) 854-9044

Stephen W. Manchester Post #62
17 Dunn Street
Phone: (207) 856-7152

Please visit http://www.legion.org/ for more information.


WESTBROOK KIWANIS

Kiwanis International is a community building and fundraising association that emphasizes promoting good citizenship, primarily within the younger generations. Last year, members staged 150,000 service projects, devoted more than 6 million hours of community service, and raised nearly $100 Million for their communities.

Please visit http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis for more information.


WESTBROOK TOGETHER DAYS COMMITTEE

Every year, the City of Westbrook and many generous volunteers and donors sponsor Westbrook Together Days, a jam-packed two day event that’s fun for the whole family. Some events at this year’s celebration will include:

• Live Entertainment
• Parade on Main Street
• A 5k Run
• A Carnival- fun for kids and adults alike!
• A Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
• A Dunk Tank
• A 30-Minute Fireworks Display

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO THIS YEAR'S EVENT AND JOIN IN THE FUN!!


MY PLACE TEEN CENTER

Free, year-round, out-of-school time program for youth ages 10 – 18. FMI call 854-2800 or visit their website or Facebook Page.


 

HIGHLAND LAKE GRANGE #87, Patrons of Husbandry

National Grange Logo

The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in more than 2,100 hometowns across America.  Highland Lake Grange was organized on January 11, 1875 and has been serving the Duck Pond area of Westbrook continuously ever since. Meetings were first held on the upper floor of the old schoolhouse at Duck Pond Corner. By September, 1889 the Grange Hall itself was completed and put into use. Highland Lake Grange supports a wide variety of community projects and the agricultural community of the Highland Lake area of Westbrook and Windham. Currently, the Grange serves as a home for Boy Scout Troop 83 and Girl Scout Troop 193, hosts a half dozen public suppers annually, participates in the Cumberland Fair and supports a number of community service activities. Anyone interested in the Grange's mission, attending one of our meetings or becoming a member should contact Master David Gowen at gowenfrm@gwi.net.  For info on renting the hall for a party or function, call Larry at 207-632-8085 New members welcome!

 

MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Boy Scout Troop 81

31 Arlington Avenue

Westbrook, ME 04092

Phone: (207) 854-5067

   

Fraternal Order Of Eagles Inc

Foe 2977

98 Bridge Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

Phone: (207) 854-9991

Web: www.foe.com

  

Knights of Columbus

89 Saco Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

Phone: (207) 854-8949

Web: Kofc.org

 

 

Saccarappa Lodge

573 Main Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

Phone: (207) 854-5041