St. Germain volunteer organizations - making the good life better
Members of the Northwoods Fish and Wildlife Club donating a Loon nesting platform
In St. Germain there are several social organizations that offer volunteers the opportunity to better the community in many ways. In addition to doing good work, members enjoy being with those who have similar interests!
For those 50 and older, this is one club that proves there is a ton of fun to be discovered in the golden years. To start the month, their meetings feature a wide variety of speakers.
Members volunteer to work on several committees to provide the membership with dozens of great events.
There are several very inexpensive day trips throughout Northern Wisconsin, including a monthly trip to Wausau for only $4! Other activities feature theater trips, area casino trips, movie matinee discounts, a winter dance, evening dining dates, a bus vacation trip and so much more! To top it off, membership is only $10 a person!
To learn more about the PrimeTimers, call President Milt Klingsporn at 715-479-2028 or visit their website.
As the PrimeTimers say, "We're in the know and on the go!"
The Sayner-St. Germain Wildlife Club
From projects that help to sustain the area’s wildlife to baking items for the Bake Sale and three highway cleanup dates each year, this club is active!
They conduct several fundraisers all year long and all funds go to support wildlife conservation and to protect natural resources. They also sponsor a high school scholarship program for Northland Pines High School students pursuing a college education in the field of Natural Resources or other related fields of study. For more information see their web page or by phone (715) 479-4718.
Dr. Kate Hospice
In April 2016, Randi Danner, volunteer and program coordinator for Dr. Kate’s community outreach, held a five-week class to train volunteers in St Germain in hospice care. Those attending the call also were family members of those who were facing the end of life.
The role of the hospice volunteers is to give primary caregivers a much-needed break.
"They need to get out to the grocery store, go to the beauty shop, take a walk, whatever they might need to do, a volunteer would be available to come in and sit with their loved ones so they have that break they need to be able to go on for the rest of the week," said Danner.
If you have a caring nature that thrives on helping others, you can volunteer to become part of this program. Call Randi Danner at 800-234-3542 or contact her by email. Randi.Danner@ahah.net.
For more information about Dr. Kate Hospice care, visit their website.
Howard Young Medical Center
At Howard Young Medical Center, volunteers assist at many levels, from working fundraisers, working in the gift shop and participating in programs such as The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP).
“Volunteer opportunities include socializing with patients, providing companionship, assisting with daily walks, helping during meals, and interactive activities. All training is provided.”
To learn more about these volunteer opportunities visit their website.
To become a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, please call 715-356-8677 or pick up applications outside the hospital auxiliary Gift Shop. If you would like to volunteer for HELP, please call 715-356-8305.
There are also several community organizations that need volunteers to sustain their involvement in bettering the community.
The St. Germain Women’s Service Club
The St. Germain Women’s Service Club (SGWSC) holds meetings the third Tuesday of each month from September until April. Meetings are held at the St. Germain Community Center with hospitality hour from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m.
This service organization holds three fundraisers a year; the style show, chicken dinner and holiday cookie sale. Dues are $10 a year. Money raised goes to local scholarships, the fire departments and EMT/ambulance services, library and much more.
To join, call (715) 479-6550 to reserve a place at the meeting and see Bonnie Kegley at the meeting registration desk to sign up.
St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club
For you snow lovers — the St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club is the largest in the state with more than 1,000 members. The club maintains a legendary, well-marked trail system with fastidiously groomed trails manned by three groomers on a daily grooming schedule.
The club also supports other community organizations by providing volunteers to man various booths at events and fundraising efforts.
The club has monthly dinner meetings at various St. Germain restaurants. They meet the second Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. Annual dues are $30 for families and $25 for single memberships.
For more details and information see their website or call President Tom Nampel at 715-891-0878.
St. Germain ATV Club
A relatively new organization, the St. Germain ATV Club is working hard to develop an ATV trail system to allow ATVers a fantastic opportunity to travel the Northwoods.
This club volunteers at the St. Germain Radar Run every winter and is hosting a new event Oct. 14, The Scavenger Stampede.
To learn how to join, attend a Wednesday night meeting at 7:00 p.m. at one of the area restaurants. Visit their website http://www.saintgermainatvclub.com/ or call 715-542-2261.
Enrich your life — get active in one or more of these groups and get the most out of Northwoods living!