"To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best" is the heart of the Optimist Club's creed. With well over one hundred members contributing time and talents, Optimist projects include the Festival of Brass Drum & Bugle Corp Show, Panther Reading Club, Oswego Family Christmas Project, and the annual Easter Egg Hunt, to name just a few. These and other fundraising projects allowed the club to contribute $35,000 last year to over twenty youth programs in the Oswegoland area, touching the lives of 9,000 kids! If you are interested in getting involved, contact Connie Emery at 630.554.0650. Visit our web site at www.oswegooptimists.com to learn about Club projects and how you can get involved.
The Rotary Club of Oswego was chartered in February, 2003. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. Visit the Rotary International website at www.rotary.org. Rotary meets on Wednesday mornings in Oswego. Come join us! For information, contact Jake Koester at 630.553.2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woman's Civic Club
The Oswegoland Woman's Civic Club was organized in 1928 to enrich the community. They are involved in the welfare of our community's children, activities at the Tillers Nursing Home and other community needs. Any woman interested is invited to become a member. Please call Judy Smith at 630.554.8097 for more information.
Mothers & More
Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education, and advocacy. The Oswego area Mothers & More offers Mom's Night Out, Mom & Tot outings, playgroups, and two evening programs each month. For more information visit www.mothersandmoreoswego.com.
Valley PC Association
An organization of personal computer users formed to help others effectively operate their computers. Monthly meetings are held at the South Point facility where up-to-date information on the latest computers, peripherals, mobile devices and software is presented. You may visit the web site at www.fvpca.org for information about upcoming meetings, as well as access monthly newsletters. Visitors are always welcome. Please contact via email at email@example.com or call Jon Jackman at 630.892.7767 for more information.
A non-profit educational organization devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the art of speaking. The Oswego Toastmasters Club meets 7:00-8:30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Little White School House Museum in Oswego. Anyone interested in improving his or her personal communication and leadership skills is encouraged to attend. Visit www.oswegotoastmasters.org for more information.
The Oswegoland Fishin' Fools
The Fishin' Fools is a fishing club located in Oswego. Meet other local anglers, share information, plan various fishing outings, meet new friends, and get involved with the community. If this sounds interesting, contact the Fishin' Fools through their web site, www.fishinfools.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn new songs, games, and stories while you spend special time with your child! Playgroups provide a great opportunity to meet new people and talk about concerns you may have in the important job of bringing up baby! All infants & toddlers with parent or caregiver are welcome. Playgroups are led by Parent Educators from the Oswego School District. There is no fee and pre-registration is not necessary. Please call 630.551.9600 for more information.
Century Woman's Club
The Nineteenth Century Woman's Club of Oswego was organized in 1893. The club is affiliated with the General Federation of Womens' Club, Illinois. It supports projects locally through the schools and the Oswego Public Library, as well as nationally and worldwide. Membership is open to all women of the area. For more information please call Genevieve Ross at 630.554.3268.
Boulder Hill and Oswego Antique Study
The Boulder Hill and Oswego Antique Study Group was organized in 1964. The members learn to evaluate and recognize the authenticity of antiques and explore their history. This diverse group is both educational and community-oriented, and meets the first Wednesday of the month September - May. Anyone in the Oswegoland area is invited to become a member. For more information please call Heather Binder at 630.551.2602.
Members of The Hilltop Gardeners share an interest in gardening and promoting the beautification of the homes and grounds of the community. Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting or join. For more information please call or Diana Paparozzi at 630.551.0016.
County Association for Home and Community Education
The Kendall County Association for Home and Community Education educates its members through programs of interest to the family and community. This organization co-sponsors the Town and Country Art Show. Membership in HCE is open to all individuals. For a list of programs or for more information call the Kendall County Cooperative Extension Service at 630.553.5823.
4-H is a voluntary, informal educational program for boys and girls who are ages 8-18 by September 1 of the current year. If you are interested in joining 4-H or becoming a volunteer, contact the Kendall County Cooperative Extension Service at 630.553.5823.
Illinois Student Assistance Corps
Want to go to college but don't think you can afford it? We can help! We are with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and we specialize in financial aid. If you need help call Laura Armgardt at 630.746.7530 or email email@example.com, or call Elizabeth Levens at 630.746.7532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.