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Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association
P.O. Box 83

Boy Scouts of RI
Jim Archibald

Meets every Thursday 6:45-8 PM at the Recreation Center, Summer 6-8 pm at Fort Getty

Central Baptist Church
American Baptist
P.O. Box 295
Jamestown, RI 02835
Rev. Kathryn Palen - Minister
Date: Sunday
Time: 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Place: 99 Narragansett Avenue

Worship, study (pre-K through Adult), Pastoral Care (personal reflection, counseling, fun!). Overall Approach -- Soul Liberty-- each person is able to be free to and encouraged to develop their own understanding of themselves, God, and their world. A Community Church - 26 Denominations Represented.

Conanicut Concerned Citizens
Rosemary Forbes-Woodside

The purpose of Conanicut Concerned Citizens is to protect and preserve Conanicut Island's groundwater, drinking water, and environmentally sensitive land areas through education and advocacy. This will be done by: 1. Studies and research of the underlying formation of the bedrock aquifer, including its water pathways, and the sensitive land areas impinging upon the aquifer; 2. Educating and informing the public of the need to protect the aquifer through forums, panels, seminars, and newspaper articles; and 3. Obtaining Sole Source Aquifer status from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for protection of Conanicut Island's water resources. The Conanicut Concerned Citizens, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation (donations are tax deductible), is the watchdog group for the environment of the entire Island. Please join the Conanicut Concerned Citizens! Members are entitled to: * Email newsletter with information about new issues of concern to Jamestown residents and businesses and updates on current issues; * Website that highlights the current initiatives and programs; * Invitations to meetings and events; and * Networking opportunities to be a pivotal member of your local community.

Conanicut Friends Meeting (Quaker)
Alma Davenport
Date: Worship services Sunday
Time:10:30 am Mid-June to Mid-September
Place: North Road

Conanicut Island Art Association
P.O. Box 229
Jamestown, RI 02835
Karen Krider
Date: 2nd Monday of the Month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Senior Center

Mission: To promote and share the arts and crafts of Conanicut Island.
Art Show - last weekend in July. You need to be a full time resident of Jamestown. Craft Show in summer (1st week in August) is open to all. Holiday Craft Show the 1st Saturday in December is open to all. The Art Association also gives scholarships to the Art School at the Newport Art Museum; supports volunteer organization, hangs art work in the library gallery, bank and other public buildings.

Conanicut Island Growers Group
28 Rosemary Lane
Linda & Bob Sutton

The mission of the Conanicut Island Growers Group is to Promote local farming in the community of Jamestown on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

Conanicut Island Land Trust
P.O. Box 106
Quentin Anthony

Dedicated to preserving the Island's natural resources and open spaces for the benefit of the entire community. Educate the public about conservation and preservation issues. Sponsors events such as "Walks and Talks" and Hayday, a family fair celebrating Jamestown's open space properties.

Conanicut Yacht Club
P.O. Box 257
Jamestown, RI 02835
Cheryl Page
Date: N/A
Time: N/A
Place: N/A

We offer a junior sailing program for children 8 years and older.

Cub Scouts of America
Greg DiGasper

Meets weekly, Den Meeting at the hoe of the den leader, Pack meeting monthly. Boys ages 6-10 years. Citizenship, crafts and outdoor activities

Dutch Island Lighthouse Society
P.O. Box 435
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Scott Chapin

Working for the complete restoration of this historic 1857 lighthouse which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the RI State Inventory of Historic Places.

Fool's Rules Regatta
38 Mount Hope Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
Chris Powell
Date: August
Time: To be Announced
Place: Town Beach at East Ferry

Sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, the event is open to all, and there is no entry fee. Participants will have two hours to build boats from non-marine items. All boats must attempt to sail a downwind course of approximately 500 yards. Creativity is all that is required. Great time for all!

Friends of the Conanicut Battery
P.O. Box 156
Dennis Webster

Historic preservation of the Conanicut Battery on Prospect Hill

Friends of the Jamestown Seniors, Inc.
P.O. Box 184
Jamestown, RI 02835-0184
Charlotte Richardson
Date: Last Wednesday of the Month
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Senior Center
6 West Street

To maintain an association of persons interested in a Senior Center in Jamestown, Rhode Island; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Senior Center in developing facilities and programs for Jamestown Seniors and the community at large.

Friends of the Jamestown Library
c/o Jamestown Library
26 North Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Donna Fogarty, Library Director
Current President
Cindy Smith
Date: 1st Wednesday of the Month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Jamestown Library

To promote and support the Jamestown Library through additional programming and fundraising to provide the library with books and equipment

Girl Scouts in Jamestown
Michelle Gibbs
Girl Scout Troop Organizer 2010
Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. 125 Charles Street
Providence, RI 02904
Alena Kacal 1-800-331-0149
Date: Varies Depending on Troop

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. is dedicated to inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Serving 14,000 girls annually in all of Rhode Island and adjacent communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut, GSRI's sole focus is to meet the needs of all girls ages 5 - 17 from diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds as well as those with special needs. The girl scouts program provides girls opportunities in a small group setting to explore interests in the arts, out-of-doors, health and fitness, science and technology; develop leadership skills; to make new friend and learn to work with others; to grow in confidence; to explore careers and to do service for the community. Decision-making is the core of the program.

Holy Ghost Society of Jamestown
11 Pemberton Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
Joe Madeiros
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Place: Holy Ghost Hall

Comprised of members of Portugese-American descent. They sponsor a July event starting with a Mass at St. Marks Church. There will be a procession following the Mass from St. Marks to The Holy Ghost ball. The feast will consist of soup, meat, bread, wine or soda. There will be other foods on sale on the premises. There will be music by a Portuguese Band, the Jamestown Community Band will also perform.

Humane Society of Jamestown, Inc.
P.O. Box 681
Jamestown, RI 02835
Nancy Crawford, President
Date: 3rd Monday of Month
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Jamestown Philomenian Library - Green Room

To perform charitable and humane acts for the welfare of animals; to foster in children attitudes of kindness and respect for environment through a program of education; to reduce the number of companion animals through a program of spaying and altering, with financial assistance to those unable to afford prevailing veterinarian fees; to inform the public of cruelty, mismanagement and exploitation of animals and to enlist public support for those policies which best ensure animal rights, the survival of animal species, and a healthy environment.

Island Folk Dance and Song Society
61 Steamboat Ave
B.J. Whitehouse

Promotes folk music and dance. Holds regularly scheduled dances.

Jamestown Affordable Housing Committee
Contact Town Hall
Nicholas Robertson

Jamestown Business and Professional Women (BPW)
P.O. Box 601
Jamestown, RI 02835
Wendy Harvey
Date: 3rd Wednesday each Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: PAC

BPW/USA is the oldest workingwomen’s organization in the country. It was established to give working women a voice. Today, that still holds true. Locally, we meet to network, learn about new things involving women in the workplace and to promote BPW on the Island. Nationally, BPW is 80,000 members working towards equality in the workforce, Family Friendly workplace laws, and support of all working women. Locally, statewide, and nationally, BPW offers scholarship programs to help women just starting out, or women returning to the workforce. Major issues: pay equity and domestic violence.

Jamestown Art Center
1005 Ft. Getty Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
Kate Petrie
New organization - March 2008

Jamestown Chapel
Elders: Mark Cote
Call 423-0617 for more info
Sunday service 9:30AM
Sunday School, 10:45AM
Jamestown Shores building
Beacon and Frigate Streets
Wednesday Bible Study, 7:15 PM
Call 423-0617 for location.

A non-denominational extension work from Exeter Chapel of Route 102, Exeter

Jamestown Emergency Medical Services
11 Knowles Court
Jamestown, RI 02835
Lennart Nilsson
Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Ambulance Barn 11 Knowles Court

Founded in 1948, JEMS provide emergency service at no charge to island residents. They respond to approximately 600 calls each year provide both emergency and non-emergency care for the Jamestown Community. They work with the Jamestown Fire and Police Departments as part of an Emergency Medical Team provide continuing medical care during transport to the hospital are staffed entirely by volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and qualified drivers —with back-up crews available. EMTs pass a State of R. I. approved training program (140 hours), completing both written and practical exams. EMT’s adhere to the R. I. Prehospital Care Protocols and Standing Orders. Both EMT’s and drivers certify yearly in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) .

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 35
Jamestown, RI 02835
Arlene Petit
Date: 1st Thursday of month
Time: 7:15 a.m.
Place: Police Station

To preserve and improve the quality of life in Jamestown and create an atmosphere of goodwill between the business community and the residents of Jamestown. This can be achieved by focusing on both the village area and the larger business community on the island. Specifically, the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce works to achieve this goal by: Providing business and community programs for our members and, at times the general public. Creating an opportunity for members of the Chamber to meet, network and exchange ideas at meetings designed specifically for that purpose. Continuing our Annual Waterfront Festival, during which we highlight the island's ferry heritage and provide a summer weekend day of related activities for the residents of Jamestown and our visitors. Promoting an attractive downtown village area. Encouraging members to embrace accepted standards of professional and business conduct.

Jamestown Community Band
William Knapp
Meets Tuesday 7-9 p.m. a the PAC

Multigenerational Jamestown Band - spring and summer performances

Jamestown Community Chorus
P.O. Box 602
Jamestown, RI 02835
B.J. Whitehouse
Date: September - December & January - May
Time: Monday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Baptist Church

To provide an opportunity for all members of the community to rehearse and perform choral music in a mixed-voice ensemble. Out tax-exempt, secular group has provided this service since 1949. There are at least two concert programs prepared each year by a professional director and accompanist. The chorus is open to everyone in the community. There is a nominal fee for each concert term and members pay for their music. The chorus is supported by concert receipts and community fundraising events.

Jamestown Community Farm
28 Rosemary Lane
Linda & Bob Sutton

Goals: Feed the needy, 2. Preserve open land, 3. Build family and community relationships.

Jamestown Community Theatre
P.O. Box 14
Jamestown, RI 02835
Mary Wright
Artistic Director
423-1586 home
423-3750 theatre
Date: Mondays 4-5 times a Year
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ish)
Place: Usually the President of the Board's House

The Jamestown Community Theatre Association is a group of community members coming together to foster the growth of the arts, culture, and social awareness and education of the youth and adolescents of the Jamestown community through the joint involvement of Jamestown youth and adults in a theatrical experience.

Jamestown Democratic Town Committee
P.O. Box 111
Jamestown, RI 02835

Chairperson: Anne Livingston

1. To present candidates for public office to the voters of Jamestown. 2. To support and endorse democratic candidates in local, state, and national elections. 3. To provide continuing counsel and support to elected democratic officials.

Jamestown Education Foundation
c/o Town Hall
77 Narragansett Ave.
Jamestown, RI 02835
Mary Keen, President

Jamestown Fire Department
50 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
Chief James Bryer
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Station Narragansett Avenue

Jamestown Fire Department provides Fire and Rescue services to the Town of Jamestown, on the Island of Conanicut, in Narragansett Bay, between the City of Newport and the Town of North Kingstown.

Jamestown Garden Club
P.O. Box 532
Jamestown, RI 02835
Carol Jennings

To promote, preserve and contribute to the beauty of Jamestown.

Jamestown Historical Society
P.O. Box 156
Jamestown, RI 02835
Rosemary Enright
Date: Varies
Time: Varies
Place: Varies

To promote interest in and preserve the heritage of Conanicut Island as well as related events, issues, and places.

Jamestown Lions Club
Matt Clarke
c/o Meredith & Clarke
5 Ferry Wharf
Jamestown, RI 02835
Matt Clarke
Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Varies

Community Service

Jamestown Medical Fund
PO Box 236
Jamestown, RI 02835
Contact - Kathy Rushton or Kathy Westall

The Jamestown Medical Fund's mission is to provide financial assistance for those in our community unable to meet medical expenses vital to their continued health. We hope to "Bridge the Gap" when a Jamestowner's medical insurance or personal resources do not meet the cost of necessary medical services. The fund will provide assistance for all types of medical expenses such as hospitalization, medical supplies, prescriptions, home care, etc. In order to fulfill this mission, we need the support and contributions of individuals and businesses in our community.

Jamestown Parks and Recreation
41Conanicus Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835

To promote recreation for the community and the visitors of Jamestown. Administer to the preservation and permits to the Island parks.

Jamestown Philomenian Library
26 North Road
Donna Fogarty, Library Director
Heidi Keller Moon, President
Date: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Library
Municipal library

The mission of the Jamestown Philomenian Library is to respond to and reflect the needs and interests of our island community by providing access for people of all ages to relevant and appropriate library materials and services. In a rapidly changing world, the Library seeks to educate, inform, entertain and enlighten by utilizing both traditional and new technologies.

Jamestown Prevention Coalition
P.O. Box 377
Jamestown, RI 02835
Stephanie Nocon
Date: 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Police Station

Formerly, the Jamestown Substance Abuse Task Force, the mission of this organization is to become knowledgeable about the extent of substance abuse in the community of Jamestown, and about underlying conditions which may contribute to substance abuse in Jamestown. Based on this knowledge, the task force will seek to develop ongoing strategies to reduce the incidence of substance abuse in the community of Jamestown. Anyone interested in joining the Jamestown Prevention Coalition should contact Stephanie Noconat the Lawn Avenue School at 423-7010. Adults and youth are welcome.

Jamestown PTO
Robin Tregenza, President

Mission: to promote the best interests of the children in home and school through the shared cooperation of families and teachers. Fundraising to fill in the gap between school's need and the budget.

Town of Jamestown Website

Jamestown Republican Town Committee
Date: 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Varies

The purpose of the Jamestown Republican Town Committee is to promote interest and involvement in our local and state government through meetings, speakers, social events, and the election process.

Jamestown Shore Association
P.O. Box 46
Jamestown, RI 02835
Sav Rebecchi
Date: 4th Wednesday of each Month except Aug.& Nov.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: 222 Beacon Avenue

A group of neighbors banding together to accomplish what cannot be done by individuals for the betterment of the island.

Jamestown Striper Club
11 Pemberton Avenue / PAC
Jamestown, RI 02835
Richard J. Rembijas
Date: Last Tuesday of the Month: April - November
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: PAC

To promote the sport of saltwater fishing.

Jamestown Teen Center
Jamestown Recreation Center
41 Conanicus Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
Debbie Tungett, Coordinator
School-Year Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-6pm
Friday, and Saturday 2-9pm
Summer Vacation Hours Start June 28
Mondays-Friday 4-10pm

Jewish Community of Jamestown

The Jamestown Women's Club of Rhode Island Inc.
P.O. Box 412
Jamestown, RI 02835
Contact Person
Cynthia Smith
Date: 3rd Tuesday of the Month (Except July & August)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Pemberton Apartments, Meeting Room Pemberton Avenue

The The Jamestown Women's Club of Rhode Island is an organization of women, who through social and fundraising events, strive to enhance the quality of community life in Jamestown.

Men's Chorus of Jamestown
61 Steamboat Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
B.J. Whitehouse
Date: July - August
Time: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Portuguese-American Citizens Club

To provide an opportunity for all men and boys to sing in a large choral ensemble. The group is open to all males in this community. Rehearsals will lead to a performance for the community-at-large in August.

New Visions for Newport County, Inc
19 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
Susan Schenck
Date: Hours of Operation
Time: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

No fee for service except for the health, childcare, and alcohol programs which use a sliding scale fee and third party coverage. Community Action Agency mobilizing resources at the neighborhood level to address the needs of the poor. Provides counseling and assistance, information, and referral for individuals and families for programs such as welfare, housing, food stamps, emergency food (distribution of government surplus commodities), financial assistance, camp programs, operates Head Start program, health centers, WIC program, summer youth employment and training program, child care, social services programs, alcohol treatment and youth/preservation programs.

Quononoquott Garden Club
P.O. Box 278
Jamestown, RI 02835
Rita Antine
Date: 2nd Monday of Each Month; Except January - March
Time: Varies usually 1:30 p.m.
Place: Varies

The purpose of the Garden Club is to promote the spirit of Gardening, to urge the preservation of our trees, birds, and wild flowers, and to contribute to the beautification of our community. Spearheaded C.I. Landscaping.

Rotary International/Jamestown Club
David Reardon, President
Date: Thursday mornings
Time: 7:15 a.m.
Place: Lionel Champlin House

The mission of Rotary International is to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. Some of the major programs are: health, hunger, and humanity grants, matching grants for international service projects, polio plus, ambassadorial scholarships and group study exchanges to other countries.

Saint Mark Church
60 Narragansett Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
Rev. William J. O’Neill
Date: Saturday Evening, Sunday a.m. & summer 7 a.m.
Time: Sat. 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.; Daily 8:30 a.m.
Place: St. Mark Church
60 Narragansett Avenue

The Roman Catholic Church is a worldwide Christian community committed to loving and serving God through Divine worship and service to others. The Church has a rich heritage of belief and worship based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Apostles. It teaches a formal doctrine that includes belief in the Mass and the Sacraments; the Sacredness of the Bible; the Pope as the visible head of the Church; and the unifying belief that in it is found the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 317
Jamestown, RI 02835
Rev. Kevin Lloyd
Suzanne Fay, Secretary
Date: Sunday Services
Time: 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Place: St. Matthew's Church
87 Narragansett Avenue

A parish Church.

R.I. Mentoring Partnership (Jamestown Schools)
Rebecca Romano