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Knox County Clubs & Organizations

 

 

GFWC/KFWC Barbourville Woman’s Study Club

Contact Information:  Luanne Mitchell; 606-546-4772; lmitchell243@hotmail.com; 243 Sampson Lane, Barbourville, KY  40906—or Sheila Halter; 606-546-5504; jerryhalter@USA-WW.net.

Meeting Dates & Times:  First Tuesday of the month, October thru May; Second Tuesday in September

Mission Statement/Purpose:  The object of the club shall be to bring together those interested in general education and practical improvement; to this end a free interchange of thoughts shall be encouraged among its members with a view of rendering them more helpful to each other and to society.    

Organized Since:  1914; Federated in 1916; General Federation in 1921.

 

Barbourville Younger Woman’s Club

Contact Information:  Wilma Miracle; 606-546-4249; Jo Allen Broughton, 606-546-4433, joallen@barbourville.com.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Every other Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To work together for the benefit of the community.

Organized Since:  1946

 

Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club

Contact Information:  Rita Wood, President; 606-546-6510; rwoodd@knox.k12.ky.us ; P.O. Box 482, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  First and Third Tuesdays from August to May (meeting place varies).

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Although times and members have changed over the years, the one goal that hasn’t changed in the organization’s 79 years of service to the community is that the club’s members are still working toward community improvement and making life better for children.

Organized Since:  1924; Federated 1926 – First federated Junior Club in Kentucky.

 

Tuesday Club

Contact Information:  Nancy Hampton; 606-546-3292; nchampton@direcway.com.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Regular meeting every other Tuesday afternoon beginning the second Tuesday in September through the second meeting in May from 3-5 p.m.  Visitors to the literary and social part of the meeting shall be optional with the hostess.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “Bind together your spare hours with the cord of some definite purpose.”

Organized Since:  1914

 

Barbourville Garden Club

Contact Information:  Betty Rhodes; 606-546-4777

Meeting Dates & Times:  Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To stimulate interest in and promote the culture and development of flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and plants in our community.

Organized Since:  1932

 

Barbourville Red Hat Society

Contact Information:  Milton Dunaway; 606-546-4601; mldunaway2002@yahoo.com

Meeting Dates & Times:  Meetings are monthly; Dates & times TBA

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To have fun!

Organized Since:  2004       

 

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Contact Information:  Ray Adkins; 606-546-2616; johnnyrebtrooper@yahoo.com; www.edwardarthur.org

Meeting Dates & Times:  Second Thursday of each month; 6:30 p.m. at Quality Inn Restaurant on Cumberland Gap Parkway in Corbin.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Interested in preserving the history and legacy of Confederate Heroes so future generations can understand the motives that animated the southern cause.  A non-racial, non-political organization with over 32,000 members worldwide.

Organized Since:  1896

 


5th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Co. A

Contact Information:  Capt. Ray Adkins; 606-546-2616; johnnyrebtrooper@yahoo.com; Ron Bowling, 606-546-8949, 606-546-4848,  RBowling@barbourville.com ; Website:  http://www.5thkentuckyinfantry.org/

Meeting Dates & Times:  Second Saturday monthly at McNeil’s Crossing in Barbourville or the Gray Masonic Lodge

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To honor the Kentucky Confederate who fought and died during the War Between the States.

Organized Since:  August 2004

 

Battle of Barbourville

Contact Information:  Ron Bowling, 606-546-8949, 606-546-4848, RBowling@barbourville.com

Meeting Dates & Times:  Call or e-mail for information.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To educate the public and community of the sacrifices of men on both sides of the War Between the States.  To further enhance community involvement in the Battle of Barbourville, Kentucky.  This is where the first armed conflict and casualties on both sides of the war took place.

Organized Since:  November 2004

 

Kiwanis

Contact Information:  Dennis Clark; 606-546-4171; dennis_clark@acordia.com.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Second and Fourth Thursday of each month (unless holiday); 12:00 noon; upstairs at The Vintage House Restaurant

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Youth programs & services

Organized Since:

 

Daughters of the American Revolution—Dr. Thomas Walker Chapter

Contact Information:  Mary Alice Lay; 546-3694 or Nancy Hampton, 606-546-3292, nchampton@direcway.com

Meeting Dates & Times:  incomplete

Mission Statement/Purpose:  incomplete

Organized Since: Oldest organization in Barbourville; incomplete date

 

Town & Country Homemakers

Contact Information:  Renata Montgomery; 606-546-3447; rnmont2@uky.edu ; 215 Treuhaft Blvd., Ste. 7, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Third Thursday each month at 2:00 p.m.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  The primary objective of the Homemakers Organization is to carry out an informal educational program.  Homemakers plan and carry out programs that are dedicated to the growth and development of their community, state, and nation.  Homemakers are dedicated to leadership development and strive for personal growth that will enable them to aid their community.  Homemakers lend support to worthwhile programs throughout their community.

Organized Since:  Homemakers have been meeting for over 30 years.

 


 

Knox County Literacy Council

Contact Information:  Lynn Lockard; 606-545-6243, llockard@unionky.edu

Meeting Dates & Times:  Quarterly

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Champion life-long literacy for all

Organized Since:  2001

 

Barbourville Tourist and Recreation Commission

Contact Information:  Janet Jones; 606-546-4300; chamber@barbourville.com; Knox County Chamber of Commerce, 196 Daniel Boone Drive, Suite 205, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Organized Since:  December, 1993

 

Knox County Chamber of Commerce

Contact Information:  Janet Jones; 606-546-4300; chamber@barbourville.com; Knox County Chamber of Commerce, 196 Daniel Boone Drive, Suite 205, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Last Tuesday of each month; call for current meeting information.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “Combining traditional values with forward thinking.”

Organized Since:  1943

 

Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Contact Information:  Cathy Eldahan, Membership Specialist for Knox County; Middlesboro Office; 606-248-1766; P.O. Box 2751, Middlesboro, KY  40965, middlesboro@gswrc.org 

Meeting Dates & Times:  Varies by group; please call for more information about your area.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “To dedicate ourselves to the purpose of inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.  We believe that the motivating force in Girl Scouting is a spiritual one.  We affirm that the Girl Scout Movement shall ever be open to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.”

Organized Since:  March 12, 1912, Founded by Juliette Low

 

Boy Scouts of America; Troop 529

Contact Information:  John David King; 606-546-5143 x 2243/546-8322; unbb@unionnational.com, ATTN:  John David King

Meeting Dates & Times:  Each Sunday from 4:30-6:00 PM at First Christian Church, Recreation Building

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To help grow character and leadership skills in young men, ages 11-18 years.

Organized Since:  1958

 

Cub Scouts of America

Contact Information:  Tracy Gregory, 606-546-8822.

Meeting Dates & Times:  incomplete

Mission Statement/Purpose:  incomplete

Organized Since:  incomplete

 

Cumberland Valley Lodge #751 F & AM

Contact Information:  George T. Black, Master; 606-862-6685; gtblack@USA-WW.net

Meeting Dates & Times:  2nd Monday and 4th Saturday of each month; 7:30 PM; corner of KY 1232 & KY 233 in Gray.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “A fraternity of Masonic brothers whose purpose is to assist the wives, widows, and orphans of departed brothers.”

Organized Since:  October, 1903


 

Mountain Lodge #187 F & AM

Contact Information:  Don Carter; 606-546-8057, fcarter@barbourville.com ; or James McNeil 546-3545

Meeting Dates & Times:  2nd Saturday and 4th Monday of each month; 7:30 PM; Lodge Hall at Paynes Creek; call Contact person for directions.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “A fraternity of Masonic brothers whose purpose is to assist the wives, widows, and orphans of departed brothers.”

Organized Since:  1849

 

Order of the Eastern Star; Cumberland Valley No. 580

Contact Information:  Bobbie Bolton, Worthy Matron, 606-528-6594; gtblack@USA-WW.net.

Meeting Dates & Times:   First Friday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  incomplete

Organized Since:  incomplete

 

Barbourville Shrine Club

Contact Information:  Floyd Blevins; 546-5629; Don Carter; 546-8057, fcarter@barbourville.com ; or Sam Watts; 546-2288

Meeting Dates & Times:  2nd Thursday of each month; 6:30 PM; Hillbilly’s Restaurant

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Organized to help children.

Organized Since:  1998

 

Order of the Eastern Star; Barbourville Chapter #411

Contact Information:  Loretta Irwin; 546-9328; irwin.Loretta@dol.gov

Meeting Dates & Times:  4th Friday night of each month; 7:00 PM; Lodge Hall at Paynes Creek; call Contact person for directions.  118 Paynes Creek Road; Hinkle, KY  40953

Mission Statement/Purpose:  The objectives of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky Order of the Eastern Star are the Eastern Star Home, Education, and ESTARL.  The General Grand Chapter supports cancer, heart, youth, Shriners Hospital, and Knights Templar Eye Foundation.

Organized Since:  October 22, 1926

 

West Knox Wild Game Club

Contact Information:  Mike Richmond; drichmond@alltel.net; www.wkwgc.8k.com/links.htm

Meeting Dates & Times:  incomplete

Mission Statement/Purpose:  West Knox Wild Game Club is a private, non-profit club; member of the Ninth District Fish & Wildlife Federation; member of the Kentucky Sportsman.  “Our goal is for the preservation and regulation of wildlife in Knox, Kentucky—Archery, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, 4 Wheelin’.”

Organized Since:  incomplete

 

Knox County UNITE

Contact Information:  Charley Greene Dixon, Jr., Knox County UNITE Co-Chair; 606-546-9515; cdixon@barbourville.com or Claudia Gibson Greenwood, Knox County UNITE Co-Chair, 606-546-9515; cgreenwo@barbourville.com.

Meeting Dates & Times:  The first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Knox County District Courtroom.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To educate the community about substance abuse and provide anti-drug youth activities.

Organized Since:  Reorganized on May, 2005

 


 

PRIDE

Contact Information:  Ronnie Sizemore, PRIDE Coordinator; 606-546-2567

Meeting Dates & Times:  Pride Committee Meetings are announced in the The Advocate.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  incomplete

Organized Since:  incomplete

 

Club KIO RC Racin’ & Offroad

Contact Information:  Jeff McPherson, 1-606-862-0566; Jeff Luker, 1-606-528-9141; Dana McClellan, 1-606-545-7144; www.clubkio.com (website); clubkio@yahoo.com (e-mail).

Meeting Dates & Times:  Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. till dark; Sundays, TBA; Weekdays, TBA

Mission Statement/Purpose:  “CLUB KIO's mission is to make sure every man, woman & child will have the best fun ever, walk away inspired, like they have accomplished an experience that is very satisfying, feeling good about themselves and their overwhelming winning spirit that is in all of us, in sharing the excitement of racin’ and off-road with others. To have the opportunity to reach out to the unenlightened masses that never knew radio control cars and trucks existed in any form other than what they've seen in toy stores. Our goal is to recruit new members and enthusiasts alike for every form of racin’ that has been created into this fun sport and to help this community grow and prosper.”

Organized Since:  incomplete

 

Knox County Cancer Patient Fund

Contact Information:  Betty Jordan, 606-545-0171; bwj1944@yahoo.com; www.kccpf.com/info.htm

Meeting Dates & Times:  Meetings are announced in The Advocate.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  100% of all money is kept in the county to assist the cancer patients of the county.

Organized Since:  approx. 2001

 

Renaissance on Main – City of Barbourville

Contact Information:  Doug Logan, 606-546-2251 (office), 606-545-2119 (cell), dlogan@kceoc.com ; P.O. Box 1300, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Bi-monthly:  contact Doug Logan for current meeting date, location, and time.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  Our objective is to revitalize downtown Barbourville and bring people back to our city by improving the job climate, streetscapes, facades, recreation facilities, wellness initiatives, and attitudes in general.

Established Since:  May 29, 2002

 

Warrior’s Path Muzzleloaders, Inc.

Contact Information:  David Cornett, 606-546-8179; 200 KY 1530, Barbourville, KY  40906.

Meeting Dates & Times:  Contact David Cornett for upcoming meeting times, dates and locations.

Mission Statement/Purpose:  To research, perfect, and demonstrate the primitive lifestyle of the western pioneers.

Established Since:  1989

 

 

 

Please contact Janet at the Chamber (606-546-4300 or chamber@barbourville.com) with any changes, additions, or deletions.  Thank you for your help

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