Clubs and Organizations
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Piecemakers Quilt Club
Piecemakers Quilt Club of Staples is a group of local quilters and sewers of all skill levels who gather monthly to learn and share their talents. Gatherings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at United Methodist Church in Staples. New members are always welcome. Contact Missie Daniels for more information at (218) 894-0021.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society are organizations that recognize outstanding high school and middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character (and citizenship for NJHS).
For more information on the local chapters of the NHS and NJHS, contact Ryan Luft at (218) 894-2431.
The School-to-Work program is designed to provide students with opportunities to participate in programs that integrate school- and work-based learning, vocational and academic education, and secondary and postsecondary education.
For more information on the local School-to-Work program, contact Lisa Kajer at (218) 894-5422.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
For more information on local American Cancer Society events and opportunities, including Relay for Life, contact Jan Sams at (218) 894-3199.
Healthcare Volunteering, Lakewood Health System
At Lakewood Health System in Staples, there are many volunteer opportunities available, varying in the nature of work, amount of patient contact, and physical activity. Whether you wish to come every week or once a month, we are glad to welcome you as part of our caring and attentive organization!
Lakes Area Bike Club
The Lakes Area Bike Club is a group of recreational cyclists who ride together on Tuesday nights throughout the summer in various towns including Staples, Wadena, Brainerd, Fargo, Ashby, Detroit Lakes, Sebeka, Menahga, Vergas, Frazee, Battle Lake, Ottertail, Dent, Perham, New York Mills, Deer Creek, Walker, Wolf Lake, Clarissa, Henning and Parkers Prairie.
A schedule is set at the beginning of the season and a cyclist from each town will be in charge of the ride for the week and get the honor of being the “ridemaster.” The ridemaster plans the ride and produces maps for the riders.
Little League Baseball
Through guidance and exemplary leadership, Little League assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being.
For more information on local Little League programming, contact Chris Etzler at (218) 894-2497.
Red Hat Society
As a global society of women supporting and encouraging each other in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness, the Red Hat Society is dedicated to reshaping the way women are viewed in today’s culture. For more information on the local chapter of the Red Hat Society, contact Bev Nelsen at (218) 894-1373.
Snowmobile Club, Todd County Trails
With approximately 400 miles of groomed trails winding through the county, snowmobiling is a popular winter past time for local residents. For more information, please contact Bernard Mumm at (218) 894-1835.
Staples Motley Basketball Boosters
The Staples/Motley Basketball Boosters are a non-profit organization that provide support for K-12 boys and girls involved in the school basketball program.
Practices occur for K-3 graders on Saturday mornings while the 4-6 graders program runs December through March including four tournaments.
Basketball Boosters meet at 5:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Senior Campus.
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Barn Quilt Trail
Barn Quilts have a rich history as an artistic expression in rural areas throughout the United States. This year, 2016, the Greater Staples Area has joined the artistic revival with a new Barn Quilt Trail.
The Wrestling Club is a group of parents and alumni who support and fundraise for the Staples Motley wrestling program. For more information, contact Lois Detloff at (218) 924-2704 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary supports and honors the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of veterans, military and their families, both at home and abroad.
For more information on the local chapter of the American Legion, contact Carol Olsen at (218) 894-1712.
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
For more information on local Boy Scout groups, contact Jace Carlson at (218) 352-6297.
"Future Farmers of America" prepares future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. FFA teaches that agriculture is not only a science, it’s a business.
For more information on the local FFA chapter, contact Kerry Lindgren at (218) 894-5400 ext. 114.
Staples Volunteer Fire Department
The Staples Volunteer Fire Department protects Staples and 7 surrounding townships. This 23-member department trains weekly and works with modern equipment including a ladder truck, two pumpers, tankers and grass rigs.
For more information, call Scott Braith at (218) 371-5435
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that strives to eliminate poverty by building simple, decent, affordable housing.
Habitat partners with local businesses, volunteers, clubs and churches to help build homes with qualifying families. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses.
Kinship Partners, Inc.
Kinship is a non-profit volunteer mentor program that matches adults with children, ages 5 to 17, who for a variety of reasons, need a special relationship with a caring adult. Kinship promotes positive motivation and direction in youth by developing long-term friendships through mentoring relationships.
Wadena County Humane Society
The Wadena County Humane Society is a rescue and adoption point for dogs and cats of all ages. Some lost their home through the death of their best friend, some were not allowed in a rental unit with their owner, some needed to be surrendered due to life changing events, others had been abandoned or abused. Most of the animals would be an excellent companion with the right home, training, and care. When you are looking for your new companion come visit the Wadena County Humane Society.
Arc United serves people in 25 counties including Todd Wadena. Arc provides support and is an advocate for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities so they can have a brighter, more inclusive future.