Golden opportunities for go getters!

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Have some spare time or your hands? Feeling like you would like to be an active contributor to your community? Perhaps you have a special interest you would like to share with others of a like mind. It is no secret that the Northwoods towns are havens for retired folks. The resources available to keep us healthy and happy in our senior years are abundant and easily accessible.

There are many social organizations that would love to have anyone interested to join their ranks. We will feature such organizations in communities across the Northwoods region.

Today we start with St. Germain. A very popular organization is the St. Germain PrimeTimers, Inc., for those 50 and older. There are 22 weekly activities and interests to choose from for their membership that numbers more than 300 people. Everything from card games to discounted movie matinees in Eagle River (for those 60 and over) are a part of the schedule. There is even transportation to the Vilas County Food Pantry the first and third Tuesday of every month. To see the impressive events calendar, organized trips and other club services, visit the St. Germain PrimeTimers, Inc., website or call President Judie Berard at 715-479-6659.

For those who have a passion for nature, the Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club meets monthly at the Community Center in St.  Germain and features a variety of speakers who are experts in a number of natural topics. The focus is on the natural resources in the area and members perform volunteer tasks to sustain a healthy and vigorous Northwoods environment. For more details go to the Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club website or call 715-479-4718.

Let’s get a little more active! The Bo-Boen Snowmobile club has weekly rides for the snowmobiling crowd. The Apple Dumpling Gang welcomes men to join their weekly rides All you need to do is arrive at the Bo-Boen groomer building ( behind the fire department) and be ready to leave at 9:00AM sharp. Every one kicks in to the kitty to pay for refreshments and lunch on the trail. There is a kickoff dinner in November, a three-day overnight ride in January, a Potato Pancake Breakfast in February and an end of the season brunch. For more information go to the Bo-Boen website at the Bo-Boen Wednesday Club Ride webpage or call Gary Groff at 715-477-1510.

Ladies, there is something special for you, too! The Bo-BBB’s also has a Wednesday snowmobile ride that departs from the groomer building at 9:00 AM. In addition to the weekly rides, there is a January overnight ride. Contact Peggy McCormick at 715-542-2537 for additional information or click on the above link.

To get the most of your snowmobiling experience, be sure to join the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club. The largest club in the state maintains their extensive trail system with the help of volunteers. There are monthly dinner meetings held the second Tuesday evenings from September through March at various local restaurants. Club activities include participation in the annual Radar Run, the Groomer Show and more. See the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club website.

Speaking of motorized sports, ATV enthusiasts can join the St. Germain ATV Club. There are monthly meetings held the first Thursday each month at 7:00PM at various locations. The club holds several fundraisers throughout the year and also donates to several charities. For more information call 715- 542-3345.

The St. Germain Women’s Service Club has been providing scholarships and donations to the community’s many public services such as the fire department, libraries, Scouts and more for many years. This group meets June through August at the St. Germain Community Center, the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00PM. See their Facebook page at to learn about how this organization contributes to the excellent quality of life in St. Germain. Or you may call 715-479-6550.

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St Germain also has very active Lions and Lionesses clubs whose missions are to serve their community. The Lionesses main fundraiser for the year is their food booth at the Monday Flea Markets at the Community Park. To obtain more information, see the St. Germain Lioness website at or call Cris Sprister at 715-542-2898.

One of the most popular projects that was spearheaded by the St. Germain Lions Club was the Veteran’s Memorial Wall that now stands at the intersection of Highways 70 and 155. For information for the St. Germain Lions Club call 715-542-4049.


There are always great organizations that are looking for volunteer help that not only help others, but enrich your life. By joining any of these organizations you will experience what it means to be part of a caring and fun community!


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