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Artist Guild of Shrewsbury
About us: The Artist's Guild of Shrewsbury creates a common ground to enrich and enlighten artists and the community in the visual and performing arts. We're dedicated to building connections between the arts community of Shrewsbury and the public. We seek to become an organization of prestige by establishing a tradition of special events, public display and alternative art education.
Contact: John and Cindie Gaston,
ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence In Shrewsbury Education) project
About us: The goal of ADVISE is to break the cycle of domestic violence by working together with the community, through education, intervention, and support. ADVISE works closely with Shrewsbury Police Department, Shrewsbury Community Services, and other agencies and organizations.
Contact: ADVISE hotline 508-842-0056
Meetings: 4th Thursday of the month, 7PM at Trinity Episcopal Church Volunteers are gladly welcomed to serve in many capacities.
Appalachian Mountain Club
About us: Offers outdoor activities for all levels, including backpacking trips, day hikes, bike rides, rock climbing, skiing, and a wide range of social events and educational programs.
Contact: Bruce Blaze,
Boy Scout Troop 114
About us: Boy Scout Troop 114 is made up of boys from the town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. The troop has been operating successfully for over 85 years! There are currently 34 active scouts and we continually looking for new scouts to join our troop. We are committed to skill development, personal growth, team building, and leadership skills. Scouts learn through varied activities. We camp almost every month. We go to Treasure Valley in Rutland, MA, the scout summer camp in Quinsigamond District. We go camping, hiking, cycling and we do community service projects.
Contact: Mike Osborn
Meetings: Our regular meeting schedule runs between September through June. We meet every Tuesday's at 7:00 till 8:30 at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Friends of Prospect Park
About us:

The "Friends" are involved in maintaining walking trails at the former Masonic Property, located on Prospect Street. The group is organized by members of the Shrewsbury Garden Club with help from other community organizations and interested individuals. The group will be planning several work parties through out the year. The Parks and Cemetery Commission has approved this project.

2004 Work Days:

  • Saturdays at 9 until potluck picnic lunch - June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 16
  • Thursdays at 5 - May 27, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 21, Oct. 21
  • Wednesday at 5 - June 30

For more information on work days contact Dot Perkins at

Contact: Phil Hammond at or contact Dot Perkins at 508-842-8629 or
Friends of Shrewsbury Crew
About us: The Friends of Shrewsbury Crew is a grass-roots organization of
parents and community members that supports the crew program at Shrewsbury
High School. It is our goal to help the high school teams to promote
themselves and to raise awareness of the sport of rowing throughout the
town. Through our fund raising efforts, we hope to supplement the budget
for the high school program to keep the teams’ equipment up to date and well

We also hope to reach out to alumni rowers of the program and to give them a
forum to share their enthusiasm and fond memories of the SHS crew program.
Look for us in your travels to New England rowing events where we can be
found under the blue “Shrewsbury Crew” canopy, sponsoring a hospitality tent
for the athletes and their fans at the various regattas where the teams
compete. We’re always delighted to meet another friend of the program, so
please check the schedule link to see where we’ll be!


David Clark 508-842-3902 or

Friends of Shrewsbury Crew
P.O. Box 437
Shrewsbury MA. 01545

Meetings: Every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Donahue Rowing
Girl Scouts of Montachusett Council, Inc.
About us: Shrewsbury has approximately 500 Girl Scouts who range from Kindergarten thru Seniors in high school. We are known for our cookies but do so much more. This past year we have gone on trips from as close to visiting the Fire Station, Hebert Candy Mansion, EcoTarium to camping in New Jersey, staying in a hotel in New York City's Time Square, and cruising the Bahamas. We have serviced our community by participating in town-wide cleanup, collecting books and toys for special needs children and offering a Friday night baby-sitting service for 6 weeks.
Contact: Sheila Parnell, 508-756-8811,
Meetings: Meetings are held on various days, please call for details.
Italian American Victory Club
About us: The Italian American Victory Club's President is Vincent T. D'Errico.
Contact: Call for membership details 508-753-9285
Meetings: Meeting held on the first Monday night of the month at 7:30 pm from September through May. June through August meeting’s are held on the first Tuesday of the month. Located on 26 Dewey Road, Shrewsbury, MA.
Knights of Columbus Adelphi Council #4181
About us: Knights of Columbus Adelphi Council #4181
Contact: Fran Rimkus, Grand Knight, 508-842-8195
Meetings: Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Lake Quinsigamond Watershed
About us: The Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association (LQWA) is a volunteer-based organization of nearly 100 members committed to enhancing the quality of life in and around Lake Quinsigamond for all of its natural and human residents.
La Leche League
About us: Founded in 1956 by seven women who had learned about successful breastfeeding while nursing their own babies, La Leche League is the only organization with the sole purpose of helping breastfeeding mothers. Each year, an estimated 750,000 American mothers call La Leche League with questions and concerns. Telephone counseling is available 24-hours a day, along with access to an extensive library of breastfeeding literature.
Contact: Judith Nicholson 508-366-4872
Meetings: Meetings held on the second Friday of the month at 9 am.
League of Women Voters
About us: The League is a nonpartisan organization encouraging the active and informed participation of citizens in their government. The League of Women Voters is recognized as one of the strongest grass roots organization in the United States that effectively lobbies for legislative action. The League works to influence policy through education and advocacy. We welcome new members who are interested in contributing to our community through our programs and services. To learn more contact us today! Check out the Massachusetts League website at
Contact: President, Kelly Marcimo (508) 842-8998 ; Membership Chairperson, Virginia Winship (508) 845-4036
Meetings: Meetings held every other month September through May.
Lions Club
About us: Nearly 1.4 million Lions members in 191 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness.
Contact: Gabe Simon, spokesperson 508-842-7168 or 508-756-4031
Meetings: Meetings held the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Masonic Lodge
About us: Freemasonry is the premier fraternal organization in the world, with lodges in almost every country in the free world. It is open to men of adult age of any color, any religion, nationality or social standing. The only requirement of its members is a belief in a Supreme Being. The goal of Freemasonry is to enhance and strengthen the character of the individual man by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership based on the three ancient Masonic tenets, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
Contact: Matthew John Whittall Lodge: Michael A. Pacheco, master 508-755-7923
Meetings: Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm.
Mothers & More
About us: The purpose of this organization is to offer support and workshops to mothers who have chosen to rearrange or interrupt their full-time careers to care for their children at home.
Contact: Janet 978-838-0476
Old Car Club
About us: The Old Car Club is primarily concerned with the preservation of selected vintage cars.
Contact: Alan Feltham, President, P.O. Box 462, Shrewsbury 508-845-2214
Meetings: Meetings held every third Monday of the month at 8 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (November to May) or at members' homes.
Pop Warner - Shrewsbury Youth Football and Cheerleading
About us: SYFC is an organized program that teaches the basic skills and concepts of both football and cheerleading, while promoting and encouraging academic excellence, sportsmanship, discipline and respect. SYFC is a charter member of the National Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. and a member of the Central Massachusetts Pop Warner Football League. We have been in existence since 1995. We have made great strides over the years to build a strong program that we believe is providing a solid foundation for the future of football in Shrewsbury and for the wider community.
Contact: 508-842-5420
Quota International
About us: Quota International, founded in 1919, is an international service organization that links members of all ages, occupations, and nationalities in a worldwide network of service and friendship. With a motto of “We share, “Quotarians are known especially for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals as well as disadvantaged women and children. The Worcester area chapter was founded in 1925 and its members, from Catherine Olney to Olive Borgatti, and those individuals recognized by Quota from Sara Garfield to Connie Turner represent Quota’s ideas of women committed to their work and to their communities. Our current project is establishing the Cops & Kids program in Shrewsbury and Worcester.
Contact: Jean Borgatti, President, 508 793-9695 or
Barbara Graf, Vice President, 508 845-3035 or
Meetings: We have a dinner/program meeting on the first Thursday of the month – September – June. Join us at a meeting to learn more about our charitable and social activities.
Rotary Club
About us: Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In 166 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Contact: Sharon Brown, President
Meetings: Meetings held every Monday at noon at the Ground Round on Route 9.
Shrewsbury Child Development Committee
About us:

SCDC is a volunteer organization, created under the auspices of the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, which provides educational and social activities for the enrichment of preschool children and their families. We also sponsor instructional programs to support parents within the community. Our mission is to encourage the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of children - our most important community resource. We seek to do this by: providing educational and social activities for children; supporting positive parenting through instructional seminars; sponsoring family entertainment and activities; and publishing a Preschool & Daycare Guide and Things To Do With Kids booklet.

Contact: Email Us:
Call Us: (508) 841-8300 x1477
Write Us: SCDC, PO BOX 458, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Shrewsbury Community Partnership for Children
About us:

Dedicated to providing and improving quality early learning experiences for Shrewsbury's children.

The Shrewsbury Community Partnership for Children Program (SCPC) is a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Education. It provides an opportunity for working families to be able to access affordable, high quality child care for their preschool age children. Through financial assistance, the SCPC supports children in various types of early care and education programs including:

  • Full Day Preschool
  • Part Day Preschool
  • Public Preschool
  • Family Child Care, full or part day

2 Wesleyan Terrace
P.O. Box 64
Shrewsbury, MA 01545


Shrewsbury Cultural Council
About us:

The Shrewsbury Cultural Council (SCC) receives funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) which allots a specific percentage annually to each local Cultural Council through out the state through funding generated by the State Lottery Commission revenues. Cultural Council members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three year terms and may serve up to two terms.

Contact: Michael Lapomardo 508-845-3488
Shrewsbury Education Foundation
About us: The mission of the Shrewsbury Education Foundation is to stimulate, strengthen and support the creation and implementation of innovative educational programs and enrichment activities that benefit students of the Public Schools of Shrewsbury, Mass.

To achieve its mission, the SEF raises and maintains a fund whose resources are dispensed to provide opportunities in the Shrewsbury Public Schools beyond those expected to be supported by the annual school budget.

Contact: Stephen Grip President 508 842 9104
Stephen Waite Vice President 508 842 4565
Susanna Perkins Treasurer 508 842 0768
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month; 7PM at the Coolidge School Media Center
Shrewsbury Garden Club
About us: The purpose of The Shrewsbury Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
Contact: Joan Moreschi, 508-842-3539
Meetings: Meets the first Monday of the month in varying locations.
Shrewsbury Grange #101
Contact: Rita M. Jones, Secretary 508-842-8217
Meetings: Meetings held the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm except July and August.
Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association
About us:

The purpose of the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association is to bring together all interested alumni and friends of SHS graduates and to promote the best interests of the schools and community by fostering enthusiasm, involvement, and close relationships.

Contact: Sue Donahue Falzoi ' 66, 508-845-6977,
Shrewsbury Historical Society
About us: New members are welcome.
Contact: William R. Dennis, President or Jim Arnold, Vice President 508-842-5239
Meetings: Meetings held the fourth Wednesday of the month from September through May except December at 7:30 pm (time is subject to change).
Shrewsbury Schools Music Association
About us:  
Contact: Kurt Hultgren, President 508-831-0857 or call the High School 508-841-8800
Meetings: Meetings held generally the first Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:15 pm, in the Class of 2002 Conference Room on the second floor of the high school.
Shrewsbury Women's Club
About us:  
Contact: Diedre Benson, President 508-869-6157
Meetings: Meetings held the first Friday of the month at 12:15 pm at the First Congregational Church.
Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc.
About us: Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is a non-profit, community counseling and education agency serving the Town of Shrewsbury. We provide individual and family counseling, support groups, parent workshops/seminars, trainings on child/adolescent issues, after school programming, and other family services. We also help families with fuel assistance applications and other resources.
Contact: Jeffrey Chin, Executive Director Ph: 508.845.6932 email:
Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival
About us: The Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) Fall Festival is a town-wide celebration bringing together the entire Shrewsbury community. The festival events include the annual parade, special events on the town common, and a craft fair.
Contact: Contact Art Dobson
Tri Town Exchange Club
About us: The club includes three towns: Shrewsbury, Westborough, and Northborough.
Contact: Stephen L. Young, President, (508-752-2350).
Meetings: Meetings held every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Indian Meadows, Route 9, Westborough.
Welcome Wagon Club of Shrewsbury
About us: Membership is open to all Shrewsbury residents. Find out about the club's social and charitable activities at New Member Coffee. Send email for more information on joining the Welcome Wagon Club of Shrewsbury
Contact: Tracy at and Melanie at
Meetings: Coffee held 2nd Tuesday of month at the Shrewsbury Public Library.

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