Service & Community Clubs

Service & Community Clubs


Art/Culture Clubs • Crafts/Hobbies • Ethnic • Health • Outdoors • Religious • PoliticalSeniors • VeteransSupport Groups


Bay City Evening Lions

Mary Perez     
2100 6th Street     
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-479-0089

A service group, concentrating on eyesight, Texas Lions Camp for special needs children, and local charity. The purpose is to empower volunteers to serve their Communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Bay City Lady Lions
Carolyn Thames
979-245-8322

A womens-only service club promoting leadership and community involvement. Purpose is to empower volunteers to service their communities, meeting humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Bay City Lions Club
Billy Mann   
P.O. Box 867   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-240-2300

www.baycitylions.com

An International nonsectarian, nonpolitical service organization whose members are a group of service-minded men and women who are dedicated to working and raising funds to make their communities a better place to live in. These funds help support their work with the handicapped, the under privileged, the aged, the sick, the blind, the deaf and the youth of the community.

Bay City Rotary Club
Jason Childers   
P.O. Box 933   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-240-2300

www.baycityrotary.com

A group of established professionals with a common goal to give back to the community and expand leadership and professional skills. Monthly member meetings take place to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take actions.

Daughters in Progress
Thelma Fountain   
901 Rugely   
Bay City, TX 771414  
979-245-5835

A service organization, dedicated to providing help to the young people of the Bay City and surrounding areas through scholarship opportunities.

Junior Service League
Susan Frankson   
P.O. Box 1131   
Bay City, TX 77404

www.baycityjsl.org

A non-profit organization of women who are dedicated to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving our community.   

Kiwanis Club
James Roberson   
4203 Lori Lane   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-241-8955

www.kiwanis.org

An organization focused on the youth of the community, making sure that no child is to be left behind.

Pilot Club of Bay City
Theresa    
P.O. Box 1084   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-245-5051

www.baycitypilot.org

A membership organization focused on education, prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) for adults and children.

Pilot Club of Matagorda County, Inc.
Pam Yeamans   
P.O. Box 1235   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-244-1814

A membership organization focused on education, prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) for adults and children.

The ARC of Matagorda County
Jo Halbert   
P.O. Box 1305  
Bay City, TX 77404
979-245-6779

sjhalbert@sbcglobal.net

The Arc promotes the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.  It also provides the Edith Armstrong Center and two group homes to promote services and community living for people with intellectual disabilities. 

100 Club
Haskell Simon   
P.O. Box 452   
Bay City, TX 77404   
Home 979-245-7553 • Work 979-245-1708

www.the100club.org

A membership organization supporting the dependents of firefighters and law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty by paying debts and providing an education for their children.  Also provides equipment to agencies and scholarships. 

Art/Culture Clubs

Art League of Matagorda County
Marguerite Bundick   
1921 5th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-241-8517
albcmc@yahoo.com

Facebook: The Art League of Bay City/Matagorda County

Bay City Book Review Club
Jackie Jecmenek    
2504 Avenue I    
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-4901

A book review organization where speakers come in to give a presentation on a specific book. 

CAST (Community Actors of South Texas)    

Richard Knapik    
P.O. Box 813    
Bay City, TX 77404    
979-244-6692

 

Daughters of 1812
Patricia Schwebel   
502 Highway 332 West   
Lake Jackson, TX 77566   
979-798-9250

A volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people.

Friends of the Library
Ann Moore   
1100 7th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-6931

A volunteer group that helps maintain high quality library service through special projects and fundraising.

Genealogical Society
Carol Sue Gibbs   
3108 3rd Street   
Bay City, TX 77404  
979-241-1108

A non-profit, educational organization in Matagorda County devoted to the collection and dissemination on factual genealogical data and to raising the standards of genealogical research. 

Library Association of Bay City
Margaret Johnson   
1100 7th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-6931
mjohnson@bcblackcats.net 

Literacy Volunteers of America
Sandy Thomas   
P.O. Box 1596   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-244-9544
lva_mc@yahoo.com

Memory Maker Quilt Guild
Inell Dunn   
PO Box 876   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-429-0164
Barbara_foote@sbcglobal.net

A non-profit teaching organization on how to sew and quilt.

Palacios Area Historical Association
Colleen Clayburn   
401 Commerce Street   
Palacios, TX 77465  
361-972-1148
paha@citybytheseamuseum.org

www.texasindependencetrail.com

A group of volunteers working to preserve the history of Palacios, Texas.

Crafs/Hobbies

Bay Area Model Airplane Club
Scott Gorman   
PO Box 346  
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-244-1380

A hobby club that flies radio controlled airplanes and helicopters, training is provided to beginners. Membership of Academy of Model Aeronautics is required for insurance purposes.

Ethnic

Hilliard Alumni Association
John Paul David   
P.O. Box 1286   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-244-2742

A non-profit, membership organization whose purposes are to collect and preserve the history and contributions to and of Negro Public School Education in Bay City, Texas.

Matagorda County LULAC-League of United Latin American Citizens
Liza Lara   
2601 Wofford Road   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-323-7492

A membership organization whose purpose is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population. 

NAACP- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Rev. Rubin Newell   
P.O. Box 1208  
Bay City, TX 77404  
979-244-5821

The purpose and mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. 

Health

American Red Cross
Jenipher Burt   
2200 7th Street    
Bay City, TX 77414  
979-245-3056
Jenipher.burt@americanredcross.org

Facebook: American Red Cross Rio Colorado Chapter

A service organization that provides immediate disaster relief assistance for victims of emergencies and disasters, CPR & AED training, and emergency services to our Armed Forces.

Hospice Support, Inc.
Rene Gold   
1102 North Mechanic   
El Campo, TX 77437  
979-578-0314

Through the efforts of a specially trained and highly skilled interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers , Houston Hospice patients and their families are guided through the process of illness, by receiving clinical care, psychosocial support, spiritual guidance and volunteer assistance. 

Houston- Galveston Area Agency on Aging
Information and Assistance   
800-437-7396    

Matagorda Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Faye Lewis    
104 7th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-5850

A volunteer organization for the Matagorda Regional Medical Center and The Legacy Campus: Continuing Care Community. The Auxiliary operates the Matagorda Regional Medical Center Gift Shop whose proceeds go towards hospital equipment and scholarships for students going into the medical field. They also assist patients at the Information center and transport patients around the hospital campus.  At The Legacy Campus, they operate a beauty shop and host monthly birthday parties for patients.

Outdoors

Bay City Nature Club
Karen Barrett    
P.O. Box 1744   
Bay City, TX 77414

CCA- Coastal Conservation Association Lower Colorado Chapter
Tim: 979-332-2876  
John: 979-245-9571

A non-profit marine conservation organization comprised of tens of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. Fights for quality and quantity of freshwater inflows for coastal bays and estuaries.

Ducks Unlimited
Stephen Crow   
2323 Avenue E   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-8255

A membership organization devoted to the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl.

Flora Luncheon Study Club
Saundra Kruppa   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-7244

A gardening club with monthly meetings from September thru May, with guest speakers teaching topics related to gardening and flower arranging. Enrollment is limited.

Palacios Yacht Club
Barney Gulley   
454B Main Street   
Palacios, TX 77465   
832-444-2042
barneygulley@hotmail.com

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center
Donna Younger   
P.O. Box 2212   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-245-3336   
979-2450-3640

A non-Profit, volunteer organization based at the Matagorda Birding and Nature Center, 35 acres on Colorado River with nature trails, wetlands, grasslands, and community learning center.

Town and Country Garden Club
Sue Fox    
1109 8th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-244-3107

A membership club whose purpose is to promote the love of gardening.

Religious

Bay City Ministerial Alliance
Jared Stillions  
3000 9th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-3778 

Gulf Coast Women Ministries
Rosie Salas  
P.O. Box 709   
Markham, TX 77456   
979-843-5368

Matagorda County Prayer Net
Rosie Salas   
P.O. Box 709   
Markham, TX 77456   
979-843-5368

Political

Matagorda County Democratic Party
County Chair- Nora Dearing   
PO Box 393   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-216-8535
matagordademocrat@gmail.com

Facebook: Matagorda County Democratic Party

A political club whom supports expanding opportunities to all in our county regardless of race, gender, religion, age, ethnicity, or disability.

Matagorda County Republican Party
Chip Woolf  
1605 7th St., Bay City, TX  
713-439-1115

Matagorda County Taxpayers Association
Linda Lyle   
2100 6th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414  
979-245-2680

Matagorda County Tea Party Patriots
William Bell

Facebook: Matagorda County Tea Party Patriots

A group of ordinary citizens who want to preserve our heritage by working for limited government, lower taxes, individual liberty and personal responsibility.

Seniors

AARP- American Association of Retired Persons
Charlotte Brown   
3250 FM 1728   
Van Vleck, TX 77482

AARP of Bay City
979-245-3255 

Friends of Elder Citizens
Sandra “Rusty” Rose   
1510 Avenue G   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-7400

To ensure that no person 60 years of age or older will be isolated or neglected, but remain productive, independent member of the community.

Veterans

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 11
Helen Wagner   
P.O. Box 815   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-245-0208
hjwagoner@sbcglobal.net

A veteran support group. 

American Legion Post
Tom Houston   
P.O. Box 1306  
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-245-5772

A veteran service organization committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

VFW Post #2438- Veterans of Foreign Wars
Commander Will Greer  
1672 Highway 60 N    
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-8857

A veteran support group.

Professional Organizations

Matagorda County Bar Association
Jill Cornelius    
1700 7th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-7645

Matagorda County Board of Realtors
Bettie Granberry   
2916 7th Street   
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-7827

Matagorda County Retired Teachers
Bill McGonagle   
P.O. Box 635   
Van Vleck, TX 77482   
979-245-6326
Buffalomac00@hotmail.com

Accepting new members, at all times, past employees of all schools in and outside of Matagorda County.

Meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

A local retired public school employee group that provides legislative updates on public education and retirement information. They also volunteer for our community by providing children’s books to our local hospital and provide scholarships to high school seniors with plans on majoring in education in college.

YAP- Young Active Professionals of Matagorda County
Kelsey Krobot  
979-245-0649

A non-profit organization that hosts Monthly Mixers for young adults interested in actively enhancing the prosperity and quality of life in Matagorda County between the ages of 18 and 40.

Support Groups

AA- Alcoholics Anonymous
2701 Avenue H  
Bay City, TX 77414   
979-245-6499

VWOL- Victorious Warriors of Light Women’s Recovery Support Group

To break the isolations of addiction for women attempting to make positive changes for life without drugs.

Tri- County Coalition- BACODA- Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Marian Bullard   
2417 Avenue G   
Bay City, TX 77404   
979-240-1398

To help individuals, families and communities stop alcohol/drug abuse and addiction. 

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

Please let us know if your organization would like to add an event.

Upcoming Events / Calendar »

27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

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