Clubs

Want to get involved?

Moore County has a plethora of active clubs, organizations and groups for those looking for civic or hobbyoriented activities. For the latest information on these enthusiastic groups and their activities, check the community calendar in the Wednesday edition of The Pilot or online at www.thepilot.com/calendar.

To submit your group’s listing for publication, call Mary Novitsky at (910) 693-2480, email mary@thepilot.com or fax information to (910) 692-9382. The Pilot also publishes club news each Wednesday. To submit club news, call Features Editor Faye Dasen at (910) 693-2475, or email fdasen@thepilot.com.

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A’s Square Dance Club

A’s Square Dance Club is an advanced level club. Dances are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and at 3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Senior Center. Dancers new to the area are welcome. The caller is Jimmy Roberson. Contact Karen Robbins at (910) 949-2001.


AAUW

Membership in the Sandhills/Southern Pines Branch of the American Association of University Women is open to anyone holding an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. Contact Sue L. Williamson at (910) 692-7154 or email suewilliamson248@hotmail.com.


Act II

ACT II is a social organization that fosters friendships and sponsors activities for residents of Moore County. Members may be new to the community or long-time residents who share an interest in making new friends. They pursue activities such as bridge, golf, book club, Mah Jongg, Thirsty Thursday, Walkers and Sunday Social. Highlights are the ACT II Holiday Party as well as dining out at the Pinehurst Members Club and local restaurants for special events. New members are welcome. Members receive a membership directory and a monthly newsletter containing details of current activities and community events. Visit www.act2pinehurst.net or email ecmoses529@gmail.com.


American Legion Aberdeen American Legion Post No. 72

Aberdeen American Legion Post No. 72 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Building, 211 E. Main Street in Aberdeen. Contact Jerry Wilson at (910) 690-3550 or Glenn Butler at (301) 275-6676.


Carthage American Legion Post No. 12

American Legion Post No. 12 Carthage meets the second Thursday of the month at the American Legion Post on Legion Road in Carthage. Veterans of all branches of the military are welcome. Contact Commander Randy Craven at (910) 949-9915.


American Red Cross – Moore County Chapter

The American Red Cross has been serving Moore County since 1919, providing housing, food, clothing and support to military families and those displaced from their homes by fire. CPR and AED classes are available. Always in need of blood, the chapter holds blood drives throughout the county year-round. In case of a house fire, call the Moore County Chapter at (910) 692-8571, drop by 115 E. Pennsylvania Ave., mail them at P.O. Box 407, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or visit www.redcross.org/nc/southern-pines.


American Singles Golf Association

The American Singles Golf Association — Pinehurst Chapter is active in golf and social events for adult singles. Visit www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com.


The Animal Operations Advisory Board (AOAB)

“The AOAB was established by the County Commissioners in 2013. Its primary focus has evolved over the past three years to one of driving prevention efforts aimed at decreasing the number of pets entering the county shelter, The Animal Center of Moore County. It strives to do this through various programs, including a voucher program providing highly subsidized access to spay and neuter services, a food program for the pets of families in challenging situations, a drive to increase awareness among the military community of services available to them for their pets if they are deployed or moved, training programs for owners at risk of surrendering pets to the shelter and a strong focus on “neighborhood” or homeless cats. The voucher program and other preventive programs are funded through a community-based donation fund, Fix’Moore Fund – for the animals of Moore County. Visit www.animalcentermoorecounty.com/donate. or call 910-947-6403.


Antique Auto Club of America, Sandhills Chapter

The Sandhills Chapter of the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) meets monthly and offers a variety of activities, including road trips, lunch and/or dinner out, community parade appearances for its vehicles and an annual car show. The Chapter donates money to the automotive department at Sandhills Community College. It also donated funds for the restoration of the antique Pinehurst firetruck, which has been completed. Contact Jack Kennard at (502) 558-3821.


Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills

The Ballroom Dancers of the Sandhills club offers dancers of all levels the opportunity to learn and practice ballroom dancing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The club meets at the Senior Enrichment Center off of 15-501 the second and fourth Thursdays of every month with the dancing beginning at 7 p.m. Email ballroomdancersofthesandhills@gmail.com or call Adam Piergallini at (910) 246-3320.


Bear Creek Hiking Club

Organized in March 2009, the Bear Creek Hiking Club has become a regional club for outdoor lovers. Members are hiking 2- to 12- mile walks, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays on local county trails, in regional state parks and along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Call Brian Christianson at (910) 400-5343.


Botanical Garden Club

The Botanical Garden Club, now in it’s 20th year, meets the second Thursday of the month September – May for a short business meeting, a gardening-focused speaker and lunch prepared by several members. Members donate their time and expertise to the greater community by planting and maintaining container gardens at Hospice House, providing garden support at Weymouth, and working with student gardens at an area primary school. Members raise fund for their charity activities through winter and spring plant sales, including poinsettias and amaryllis bulbs for holiday decorating and flowering plants for summer beauty. Funds raised are then donated to organizations in the Sandhills focusing on gardening, beautification and education efforts. Email botanicalgc@gmail.com.


Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills

From games and athletics to drug prevention workshops, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills offers young people a range of fun and productive activities. Clubs are open each day after school from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – when research has shown children to be most vulnerable to gangs, violence and other risky behaviors. In the summer, Clubs and special summer-only sites open their doors all day to young people with nowhere else to go. Located at 160 Memorial Park Court, Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-0777 or visit sandhillsbgc.org.


Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance

The Carolina Pines Chapter of USA Dance meets the second Saturday of each month at Southern Pines Elks Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a social with a lesson at 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome for an evening of ballroom, Latin and shag music. Contact Judy (919) 770-1975 or email USADanceCarolinaPines@gmail.com


Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee

Appointed by the Moore County Commissioners in early 2006, the mission of the Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee is to provide and drive, with the support of the County Commissioners, solutions to the pet overpopulation crisis in Moore County. A six session Pet Responsibility program is now presented to over 1,200 fourth graders in all Moore County public schools and has now expanded to the private school sector.  The program explores and encourages responsibility, accountability, respect, commitment, advocacy and courage, all within the context of caring for the domesticated animals that share our lives. Call 910-949-9953 or visit mcprc.org.


Civil War Round Table

The Gen. Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table meets in the Civic Center every third Thursday. In January, the meetings are on the first Thursday at the Pinehurst town hall. The Civil War Round Table hosts speakers from all over the country. Contact Tonia Smith at (910) 692-4934.


Cleveland Browns Backers

The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills, a club made up of more than 42 loyal Cleveland Browns football fans living in the Sandhills area, meet every time the Browns play a regular season game. The local chapter meets at The Bell Tree, (910) 692-4766, 155 NE Broad St. in Southern Pines. Contact Fred at (910) 295-6480.


College Club

The College Club is a nonprofit organization that welcomes all women who have earned a four-year college degree or more. The club meets every other month at the Pinehurst members’ club. Contact Judy McCaffrey at (910) 215-8814.


Democratic Men of Moore County

For information about joining or participating in Democratic Men’s events, visit www.mooredems.org or e-mail info@mooredems.org.


Democratic Women of Moore County

The Democratic Women of Moore County promote the principles of the Democratic Party: opportunity for economic advancement, quality living conditions, equal and fair treatment under the law, and an adequate system of critical public services for all current and future residents of the USA. Visit www.mooredems.org, email democraticwomenmoorecounty@gmail.com or call (910) 725-0307.


Disabled American Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans Moore County Chapter No. 83 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at 1020 Priest Hill Road in Carthage. The DAV also offers transportation for vets to the nearby VA hospital. Volunteer drivers are always needed. Contact DAV at (910) 947-2821. Written correspondence may be sent to: DAV, Moore County Chapter No. 83, P.O. Box 1881, Carthage, NC 28327.


Duffie Dancers Round Dance Club

The Duffie Dancers Round Dance Club is an all-phase club. Dances are held every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Olde West End gym. Beginners are asked to come at 6:30 p.m. The caller is Penny Lewis. Contact Penny Lewis at (910) 220-5022.


First Tee of the Sandhills

The First Tee of the Sandhills impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Admin Office is located at 15 Dawn Rd; Suite 1 – Pinehurst. Call (910) 255-3035 or visit www.thefirstteesandhills.org and www.facebook.com/thefirstteesandhills.


Fleet Reserve Association

The Cape Fear Branch 259 of the Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the RMA Building off old Elizabethtown Road in Fayetteville. Contact Charles Dittmar at (910) 848-6126.


Foxfire Book Club

The Foxfire Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Foxfire Town Hall. Membership is open to all Foxfire Village residents, and there are no dues. Contact Judy McCollum at (910) 420-2355.


Friend to Friend

Friend to Friend is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization, started in 1988, to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Moore County, regardless of socioeconomic, religious, age, or immigration status. We are the only domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Moore County. To achieve our mission, we offer a free 24/7 crisis line emergency housing at our undisclosed shelter, a court advocacy program, a sexual assault advocacy program, court accompaniment, community education, counseling services, hospital accompaniment for sexual assault, legal aid, and referrals to other community resources. Visit friendtofriend.me or call (910) 947-3333 Offices located at 103 Monroe Street, Carthage.


The Friends of the Aberdeen Library

Our organization is working to bring a new library to Aberdeen. The current library – Page Memorial – is 107 years old, 960 square feet library that has limited books and operating hours. We are looking to develop a 10,000 square foot facility that will be open a least six days a week, have greater book and computer availability, after school and summer programs for children, meeting spaces for organizations, classes for adult reading and English as a second language and so much more for the citizens of Aberdeen and the surrounding area. Visit www.aberdeenlibrary.wix.com/aberdeenlibrary.


Friends of the Postmaster’s House

Friends of the Postmaster’s House is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supervises the care and use of The Postmaster’s House in the Aberdeen Historic District.  The house is available for rent. Located at 204 E. South Street; Aberdeen Call (910) 944-2583 or (910) 944-7776 or visit www.facebook.com/aberdeenpostmaster.


Garden Club of the Sandhills

The Garden Club of the Sandhills was established in 1966. Members meet monthly from September through May at various locations, beginning at 10 a.m. Programs vary and all are garden related. Garden Club of the Sandhills’ projects include an annual scholarship to a horticultural student at Sandhills Community College, providing monies to Weymouth Center and the Arboretum in Pinehurst, as well as several community and state projects. Membership is by invitation. Contact Cav Peterson at (910) 295-0799.


Golf Capital Chorus

The Golf Capital Chorus is looking for new members. Can you carry a tune, and do you like to sing? Visit Barbershop Chorus rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everette Road, Pinehurst. Contact John Arnold at (910) 295-7456 or visit www.thegolfcapitalchorus.org.

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Junior League of Moore County

Junior League of Moore County is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Visit www.jlmcnc.org or email juniorleaguemoorecounty@gmail.com


Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis clubs aim to serve the community, especially its children, through service projects and volunteer work. Local clubs in Moore County include:

Kiwanis in the Pines
Meets Thursdays at 7 a.m. at Mulligans.

Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills
Meets each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of North Carolina.

Pinehurst Kiwanis
Meets at noon on Thursdays at Elliott’s on Linden.

Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club
Meets weekly, every Tuesday at noon, at the Chapel in the Pines.

Kiwanis Aktion Club
A community-service organization for adults with developmental disabilities, the Aktion Club is sponsored in part by the Arc of Moore County and local Kiwanis Clubs. Kiwanis members assist the Aktion Club with its organizational and service activities and provide contacts with the business and professional community. Call the Arc for more information about how to get involved and service activities at (910) 692-8272


Knights of Columbus

A men’s fraternal organization chartered by Congress and open to Catholic gentlemen. For information about local chapters not listed, call (910) 295-1049 or go to www.kofc.org.

Monsignor Fredrick Koch No. 6528 Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Southern Pines.

Sacred Heart Council No. 11103 Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the Founders Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


League of Women Voters

“The League of Women Voters of Moore County is nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League holds candidate forums, forums on areas of general interest and voter registration events. The League also co-sponsors the Ruth Pauley Lecture Series at Sandhills Community College. In March, during Women’s History Month, the League hosts Lunch with Legends, a fund-raising event of live presentations featuring women from history. Most proceeds go to sponsor a scholarship for a Moore County High School Senior. The LWVMC holds a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month excluding December, March, July and August, at Table on the Green, Midland Country Club. Contact Kathy Bergquist at (910) 673-3955 or visit www.lwvmc.org.


Linden Garden Club of Pinewild

Residents of the Pinewild Country Club are invited to join the Linden Garden Club of Pinewild. Founded in 1993, the club has 170 members of varying ages, backgrounds and interests. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month (September through June) at the Pinewild Clubhouse. Each meeting consists of a presentation by local specialists on varied subjects of interest, the business meeting and optional luncheon. The club supports a variety of community projects and local organizations and sponsors a scholarship for a landscaping or horticultural student of Sandhills Community College. It also maintains a garden in Pinewild. Contact Nona Burrell at (910) 295-3909.


Lions Clubs

The Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.4 million members.

Aberdeen Lions Club
Meets at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Mac’s Restaurant on U.S. 1. Contact Chuck Dearborn at (910) 964-0057.

Carthage Lions Club
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Carthage Fire Department. Contact Ron Kelly at (910) 690-6161.

Pinebluff Lions Club
Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. in the Lions Club House, 165 W. Philadelphia Ave. Contact Joan Mangrum at (910) 281-5500.

Vass Lions Club
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Valenti’s Restaurant, in Vass. Contact John German at (910) 245-3177, email VassLionsClub@outlook.com or visit www.VassLionsClub.org.


Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1001 is looking for a few active, reserve, retired, honorably discharged Marines or FMF Corpsmen to join the local Marine Corps League to share “Esprite De Corps. The detachment meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1930 hours at the VFW Building at 615 South Page St., in Southern Pines.


Military Missions in Action (MMIA)

Military Missions in Action (MMIA) is a nonprofit organization committed to assisting veterans with disabilities to achieve independent living while also supporting active servicemen and women. MMIA helps disabled veterans with home modifications and ships care packages to active duty military deployed overseas. Founded in 2008, the North Carolina-based organization has provided aid to local veterans with the help of local volunteers. Call (910) 603-5999 or visit www.militarymissionsinaction.org.


Military Order of Purple Hearts

The Military Order of Purple Hearts meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the DAV on Hwy. 77 in Hamlet. Call John L. Mims at (910) 281-4877.


Military Officers Association Of America (MOAA)

The Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is a 501(c)(19) nonprofit organization made up of veterans who have served honorably as commissioned officers or warrant officers in one of the uniformed services of the United States. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, alternating between luncheons at Belle Meade Resort and dinners at the Pinehurst Members Club. The chapter conducts community Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and provides scholarship support for JROTC detachments in eight local high schools. Contact president Cmdr. Polly Flippo at (910) 691-2020 or visit www.sandhillsmoaa.com.


MOAA Women

Membership in MOAA Women is open to wives of military officers, retired female officers who are members of the Sandhills chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and widows of retired officers who are members of the MOAA Auxiliary.


Moore Area Shag Society

The Moore Area Shag Society meets the first Saturday of each month at Southern Pines Elk Lodge at 7 p.m. for a dance/social. M.A.S.S. members provide beginning shag dance lessons every Friday at 6:30 p.m., at Bunker Jack’s Tavern, The Greenleafe Inn, 175 Persimmon Drive, Pinebluff. Call Josephine Garber at (910) 692-4144 or Mike Sigler at (910) 692-6345, or email mooreshaggers@gmail.com. Visit preservethedance.com.


Moore County Amateur Radio Society

The Moore County Amateur Radio Society (MOCARS) is federally licensed and actively supports all aspects of area amateur (ham) radio, including community service activities. Meetings are held at the Moore County Health Department, 705 Pinehurst Blvd., Carthage, at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, except December. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome. Periodic licensing courses and examinations are offered. Two meter nets are held on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. on 147.240 + 600 offset +91.5 tone and are open to everyone. Contact James Johnson (910) 400-3019.


Moore County Choral Society

The Moore County Choral Society (MCCS), a 100-plus voice chorus of volunteer singers, celebrates the rich and varied heritage of choral music through outstanding live choral performances, and promotes and shares choral art through education and public outreach. Now in its 41st season, MCCS offers a diverse membership from Moore, Hoke, Lee, Richmond and Scotland counties. MCCS performs two concerts each year, presenting a varied repertoire. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, September through April, in the Fellowship Hall of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church on South May Street in Southern Pines. Visit www.moorecountychoralsociety.org, email info@moorecountychoralsociety.org or call (910) 281-2029.


Moore County Concert Band

The Moore County Concert Band is always looking for new members. Rehearsals are held at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at Sandhills Community College. The band performs four concerts per year and rehearses September through June. Call (910) 295-9023, or visit www.moorecountyband.com.


Moore County Democratic Party

The Moore County Democratic Party promotes the principles of the Democratic Party: opportunity for economic advancement, quality living conditions, equal and fair treatment under the law, and an adequate system of critical public services for all current and future residents of the USA. Visit www.mooredems.org, call (910) 603-0418 or email info@mooredems.org.


Moore County Genealogical Society

The Moore County Genealogical Society meets bimonthly at the Moore County Library, 101 Saunders St., in Carthage on the third Saturday of the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. It meets at 10:30 a.m. Every November, the annual meeting is held for the election of new officers and directors. Visit www.rootsweb.com/~ncmcgs/index.html.


Moore County Home Builders Association

Chartered in 1977, the Moore County Home Builders Association is a non profit trade association consisting of builder and associate member-firms throughout the Sandhills. Call (910) 944-2992 or email staff@mchba.com.


Moore County Kennel Club of N.C.

The Moore County Kennel Club of N.C. Inc. is an AKC-licensed breed club open to all those interested in dogs and the betterment of their lives. Club members meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Table on the Green at Midland Country Club on Midland Road, Pinehurst. The Club is active in breed, obedience, rally, agility, field and earth dog trials. Visit www.mckcnc.com.


Moore County Literacy Council

The Moore County Literacy Council is a 501 3c organization whose mission it is to impact the lives of adults in Moore County who are unable to read. Visit www.mclilteracy.org, email Kris@mcliteracy.org or call Kris Dahlberg at (910) 692-5954.


Moore County Masonic Blue Lodges

Carthage Masonic Lodge No. 181
302 Saunders St.
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Southern Pines Masonic Lodge No. 484
230 NE Broad St.
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7pm

Roman Eagle Masonic Lodge No. 550
US Hwy 15/501 South, Aberdeen
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:30pm

Elberta Masonic Lodge No. 654
NC Hwy 73 West, West End
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30pm


Moore County NAACP

The NAACP ensures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic process; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and takes all lawful action in the furtherance of these principles. Located at 801 S Mechanic Street, Southern Pines. Call (910) 603-4121 or email odw3220@embarqmail.com.


Moore County Neighborhood Cats (MCNC)

Moore County Neighborhood Cats (MCNC), a newly-formed county committee, refers to “neighborhood cats” as those living outside in groups of varying sizes, growing up for the most part with minimal human contact.  MCNC was formed to formulate and drive, with the help of the community, plans to humanely control the population of neighborhood cats in Moore County. Current efforts , already underway, include a focus on the more adoptable cats and kittens from these colonies. Moore County residents owning horses, barns and property would welcome these cats into their environments as barn cats.The cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. The adoption fee goes to the Fix’Moore Fund which funds MCNC activities. Visit www.animalcentermoorecounty.com/donate or call (910) 949-9953.


Moore County Shrine Club

The Moore County Shrine Club’s main purpose is to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The club holds a 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at Table on the Green.. Ladies meet four times a year. Unaffiliated Shriners are always invited. The SAND-Ts mini Model-T parade unit is a part of the club. All local Shriners are also asked to help with the annual Children’s Hospitals fundraising fish fry held on the second Friday of September each year. Contact William Loeser at (910) 693-3306 and/or send Shriner’s Hospital donations to500 Roundabout Road Whispering Pines NC 28327.


Moore County Vietnam Veterans of America

Moore County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 966 meets the first
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center in Seven Lakes West. The chapter conducts Memorial Day and POW/MIA Day ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial in Carthage. In keeping with the chapter’s purpose, funds are raised yearly to assist local active duty military personnel and veterans of all conflicts. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings. Membership is open to all Vietnam-era veterans who served honorably and associate membership is open to anyone who has an interest in supporting the activities of the organization.
Contact Chapter Jack Bergquist at (910) 673-3955. or jackvva@nc.rr.com. Written correspondence  may be sent to VVA Chapter 966, P.O. Box 1073, West End, NC 27376.


NARFE

National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter No. 1895 meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines. NARFE also is open to all active and retired postal employees.


Neighbors of Pinehurst

Neighbors Of Pinehurst is a social organization for residents of Pinehurst and the surrounding communities. Meeting new people is a primary goal of this group. Couples and Singles are welcome. Annual Dues of $20 per household enables you to sign up for numerous social events, including the Fall Picnic, the August Pool Party, a Spring Progressive Dinner, the annual Book Club Luncheon, the February Bridge Luncheon and Dining Out throughout the year. You can also sign up for smaller group activities such as Book Clubs, Bridge Marathons, and others. Call Jack MacMillan at (910) 420-1344 or visit www.neighborsofpinehurst.org.


Newcomers of Pinehurst

Founded in 1984, the Newcomers of Pinehurst is a  social organization with the goal of helping new residents of the Pinehurst area cultivate new friendships and become acquainted with their community by providing social events and activities. Anyone who is a resident of the Pinehurst area for one year or less is invited to join. Newcomers of Pinehurst meets at 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month in the Chairman’s Room at Pinehurst Member’s Club. Visit www.pinehurstnewcomers.com, contact Joan Sondag at jsondag@windstream.net or call (910) 944-0702.

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Ohio State University Sandhills Alumni Club of N.C.

The OSU Sandhills Alumni Club is operated as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization by and for Buckeyes here in the Sandhills. All that is required for membership is a strong “Buckeye spirit,” not necessarily an OSU diploma. The club exists to gather and share this spirit. All activities are conducted solely to aide the community or to raise scholarship funds to assist OSU students. Visit www.sandhillsbuckeyes.com.


Pinehurst Conservation Commission

Established in 2003 as part of the village’s Comprehensive Long-Range Plan, the Pinehurst Conservation Commission’s mission is to determine and promote the conservation goals of the village. The Commission consists of six committees which specialize in issues important to preserve the unique character and quality of life in the village. The committees include Open Space, Tree Preservation, Water Conservation, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal, Greenway Wildlife Habitat and Alternative Energy. The Pinehurst Conservation Commission typically meets the first Monday of every month, beginning in January, in the Council Conference room of the Village Hall at 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. (910) 295-2581.


Professional Women’s Network

The Professional Women’s Network traditionally meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Filly & Colt’s. Email Sue Hays Bar, membership chair, at mc@gmail.com.


Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build good will and peace in the world. Local clubs include:

Carthage Rotary Club
Meets at 12 p.m. every Thursday at Little River Golf and Resort. Contact Mark Lemmond at (910) 947-6639.

Pinehurst Rotary Club
Meets at noon every Tuesday at the Pine Crest Inn. Visit pinehurstrotary.org or contact Clem Jowett at (910) 528 1499 or clemjowett@gmail.com.

Rotary Club of the Sandhills
Meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. in the dining room of the Carolina Hotel.

Sandhills Community College Rotaract.
Meets in the SGA board room. Contact Mary Bridschge at (910) 246-4128.

Southern Pines Rotary Club
Meets at noon on Fridays at Mid Pines Resort, 101 Midland Road, Southern Pines. (910) 692-9572.


Sandhills Bridge Center

The Sandhills Bridge Center is a good place to locate fellow bridge players. The center is located at 155 Hall Ave., Southern Pines. Call Steve Kline at (513) 300-6554 or the center direct at (910) 246-0464.


Sandhills Christian Women’s Connection

The Sandhills Christian Women’s Connection meets at noon on the third Thursday of each month at National Golf Club in Pinehurst for music, lunch and an inspirational message. Contact Joyce Wagstaff at (910) 299-4991.


Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association

Sandhills Classic Street Rod Association meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Golden Corral, 265 Turner St., in Aberdeen. The Association also holds cruise-ins on the third Friday of every month from April to October at Mac’s Breakfast Anytime in Southern Pines. You do not have to own an Americanmade car, 1972 or older, you just need to have an interest in classic cars. Visit sandhillsclassicstreetrods.com.


Sandhills Gem and Mineral Society

Sandhills Gem and Mineral Society meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Van Dusen Hall, Sandhills Community College. The club is open to anyone interested in rocks, gems, minerals and jewelry. Earth science field trips are planned, and families are welcome. Contact Jeffrey Sheer at (910) 693-0331 or jasheer1742@gmail.com, or call Ken Carlson at (910) 255-0251 or quarken@embarqmail.com.


Sandhills Handweavers Guild

The Sandhills Handweavers Guild is an active, vibrant organization that welcomes all weavers, spinners, knitters, fiber artists or anyone interested in working with fiber. Please join us at our monthly meetings starting in February, every third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Sandhills Community College’s Ball Gardens Visitors Center Classroom. Email Sandhillshandweavers@gmail.com or visit Sandhillshandweaversguild.org.


Sandhills/Moore Coalition

Currently more than 75 area churches support our efforts to meet the emergency needs of our Moore County neighbors by providing food, clothing and financial resources. Email info@sandhillscoalition.org, visit www.sandhillscoalition.org or call (910) 693-1600. Human care services address is 1500 W Indiana Southern Pines. Resale shops address 1117 W Pennsylvania Southern Pines.


Sandhills Natural History Society

The Sandhills Natural History Society meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Weymouth Woods. The club invites anyone interested in the birds, plants and animals of the Sandhills to attend. Call (910) 692-2167 or visit www.sandhillsnature.org.


Sandhills Needlers Guild

The Sandhills Needlers Guild, a chapter of the ANG (American Needlepoint Guild), meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of most months at the Sandhills Horticulture Center at Sandhills Community College. Call (910) 295-3727.


Sandhills Photography Club

Sandhills Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the theater of the Hannah Marie Bradshaw Activities Center on The O’Neal School campus, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Prospective members and guests, regardless of background or skill in photography, are invited to attend the meetings. We have member competitions and featured speakers every other month. Visit www.sandhillsphotoclub.org.


Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club

The Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club, an AKClicensed hunt club for pointing breeds only, meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every other month from September through May at the clubhouse. Club grounds in Jackson Springs are available for members to train their dogs. Call Richard Osborn at (910) 400-5106 or visit sandhillspointingbreedsclub.org


Sandhills PRIDE

The mission of Sandhills PRIDE is to unite, celebrate, enhance and serve lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered people, their allies and its organizations by providing social engagement, service, education and leadership in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Sandhills PRIDE will unite a visible LGBT community; celebrate the freedom and equality of all people; enhance the wellbeing and development of the local LGBT community by contributing to organizations with like-minded purposes; and serve the Sandhills region through social engagement, education, leadership, charity, good will, and responsible citizenship. Sandhills PRIDE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Moore County, NC. Contact Michael Edwards at (910) 639-0569. 


Sandhills Striders Running Club

The Sandhills Striders running club is an encouraging group of runners of all ages and abilities who cheer each other on at the races and train together in small groups throughout the week. The club usually has many shorter runs to chose from during the week such as Tuesday evening speedwork, Wednesday evening Dugan’s Pub run, Thursday evening Southern Pines run, and the Saturday morning social run. See the group’s Facebook page for last-,minute details. Visit www.sandhillsstriders.org for email info@sandhillsstriders.org


Sandhills Quilters Guild

The Sandhills Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the First Baptist Church, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.sandhillsquilters.org, or call Gail Reilly at (910) 949-4544.


Sandhills Central Model Railroad Club

The Sandhills Central Model Railroad Club was founded in 1979 by a group of railroad enthusiasts and modelers who shared a common love of railroad and railroad modeling. Today, club members showcase their model train layout and operating system in the historic Union Depot in Aberdeen. The club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. in the Aberdeen Train Depot. The first Wednesday is the business meeting. The others are work and run nights. Visitors and anyone interested in club membership are welcome. Call Dick Hilbert at (910) 295-2154.


Save Our Sandhills

Save Our Sandhills (SOS) is a grassroots organization which seeks to save and protect the Sandhills woods, streams, farmland, and wildlife for the benefit of our citizens and future generations, while also seeking to save and protect those special features and qualities of our towns that make them such wonderful places to live, all of which will be accomplished in concert with other organizations. Contact Joe McDonald at (910) 315-1233 or joemc@mindspring.com. Visit www.saveoursandhills.org.


Southern Pines Civic Club

The Southern Pines Civic Club, a women’s organization serving social, educational and cultural needs of our community since 1907, welcomes new members. The clubhouse, at 105 South Ashe St. in Southern Pines since its construction in 1925, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for special functions. Call (910) 695-0853 or write to SPCC Membership Chairperson, P.O. Drawer 2020, Southern Pines, NC 28387.


Special Forces Association

The local Sandhills Chapter of the Special Forces Association, Chapter 62, holds monthly meetings on the first Saturday of the month at 1800 hours at the VFW post #7218, located at 615 South Page St., Southern Pines. Members in the SFA is limited to activity duty and former Special Forces qualified personnel and to others who have significantly contributed to the missions and operations of Special Forces units throughout the years. Visit www.sfa62.org.


United Way of Moore County

The United Way of Moore County, NC is a private non-profit organization with a local board of directors whose mission is to make a measurable impact on the quality of life in the community by addressing our essential human service issues. Located at 375 S.E. Broad Street, Suite. D, Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-2413, email united.way@uwaymoore.com, or visit www.unitedwaymoore.com.


Veterans of Foreign Wars

The “All American” John Boyd Post 7318 of Southern Pines and its Ladies’ and Men’s Auxiliaries meet on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A home-cooked meal is served most Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and is open to the public with a $6 fee. The post home meeting facilities and kitchen also are available to rent for private functions. Call (910) 692-3772.


Women of Seven Lakes

For over 30 years The Women of Seven Lakes has been engaged in local charitable work, fundraisers and community outreach. All are welcome to our organization and its meetings held on the 1st Thurs of each month. Contact Lee Connelly (910) 673-2521 or lrconne@nc.rr.com or Barbara Leoncini at (910) 673-0016 barbleoncini@gmail.com.


Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club

The Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club is a plus-level club that meets every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Olde West End Gym and/or the Senior Enrichment Center. Call Jan at (910) 215-9313 or Karen at (910) 949-2001.

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