ARTS OF TOLLAND:
- Location: 22 Tolland Green (at the intersection with Old Post Road)Mailing Address: P.O. Box 163, Tolland, CT 06084 Purpose: This club is devoted to encouraging and supporting artistic endeavors of all kinds in Tolland. The Tolland Arts Center (the reconstructed Old Town Hall) is the center of activity for dramatic, musical, and fine art presentations in town. The Tolland County Art Association of CT meets regularly at the Arts Center. The Arts of Tolland sponsors the popular Annual Craft Fair, held on Tolland Green in early September.Contact: Pat Scholz at (860) 871-7405
Conserving Tolland was founded in 2000 as a grassroots group to proactively encourage action to conserve and preserve land in Tolland. Since Conserving Tolland’s work began, the town has passed the 1,200 acre milestone in acres of land conserved. Some landowners have also chosen to donate their land for permanent protection. The townspeople have warmly supported 3 separate referenda for $2 million each to allow bonding authority. The Town has received over $2 million in matching State and Federal grants. The Town Council responded to the residents’ wishes by purchasing land and easements to protect land in perpetuity. Conserving Tolland has been invited to numerous towns in the State to give advice to Conservation Commissions and other conservation groups interested in grass roots work. The group has been awarded the Conservation Group of the Year award by the Joshua Land Trust and is recognized by State and Federal groups for a record of success. Please visit our website for trail maps and other information on land conservation. Conserving Tolland is a non-profit 501C3.
Contact: Roseann Kellner Gottier, President (860) 896-1502
For more information, please visit the Conserving Tolland website at www.conservingtollandct.org.
Mailing Address: Conserving Tolland, P.O. Box 635, Tolland, CT 06084
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 253, Tolland, CT 06084.
Meetings: Held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at St. Matthews Church.
Contact: For more information, contact Scott Mokoski at (860) 871-2220.
MOMS CLUB OF TOLLAND (Moms Offering Moms Support Club):
The MOMS Club of Tolland, CT is a chapter of the International MOMS Club, a nonprofit organization specifically designed for at-home mothers everywhere. Not only is the MOMS Club an excellent way to get out and meet other moms in town, it is a wonderful way for you and your children to get out into the community and make some great friends! We include mothers of all ages, as well as those who work out of their homes or work part-time. Our club activities are primarily held during the day Monday-Friday and include weekly playgroups, club outings and social events, Moms Night Out and community service projects. Please check out our website for more information: http://momscluboftollandct.webs.com/
Or please feel free to contact our membership vice president, Beth @860-778-3207 or email@example.com
TOLLAND CONSERVATION CORPS:
The Tolland Conservation Corps was established in 2004 and is made up of volunteer stewards who care for many of the open space parcels in Tolland. The Corps does such work as creating new trails as well as on-going maintenance of existing trails, building bridges for stream crossings, installing erosion control systems, and improving public access to the parcel to include parking areas and trail heads. If you enjoy working outdoors with a group of conservation-minded volunteers, you would probably enjoy working with the Corps. We invite you to attend one of our work sessions which are generally held on Saturdays in the spring and fall. We are always looking for volunteers. For additional information, please contact Ken Hankinson at (860) 871-7592 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOLLAND COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION:
Mailing Address: 58 Clover Lane, Manchester, CT 06040.
Meetings: Held 2nd Tuesday evening of each month excluding January, February, July and August at the Arts of Tolland building, 22 Tolland Green.
Contact: Ronnie Klukas at (860) 649-0311.
For more information, please visit the Tolland County Art Association website at www.tollandcountyart.org.
Purpose/Projects: The Association publishes a bi-annual newsletter; members’ paintings are displayed on a website; art-related field trips are taken, and more. At the Association’s meetings, business is discussed briefly and then an art demonstration is held, followed by social time as well as activities such as video and art book lending. A “Painting of the Month” where the guest demonstrator picks the top 4 paintings to be displayed in area public places takes place.
TOLLAND DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE:
Contact: Craig Nussbaum, Chair, at (860) 875-1302.
For more information, please visit the website of the Tolland Democratic Town Committee at www.tollanddems.com.
Meetings: Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall. All Tolland Democrats are welcome!
TOLLAND FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS CLUB:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 403, Tolland, CT 06084.
Contact: Lisa Cassarino, Co-President, (860) 872-1836.
Meetings: Meetings are casual gatherings featuring refreshments and door prizes held once a month September through June on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Center, 22 Tolland Green.
Purpose: The Friends and Neighbors Club is a social group for residents of Tolland and surrounding communities. There are a variety of annual events and activities such as playgroups and adult socials. Membership: Yearly dues are $20 per family or individual payable by September 1st.
TOLLAND GARDEN PATHS GARDEN CLUB:
Contact: Sheila Ciccone, President, phone: (860) 454-0330
Mailing Address: C. Pedemonti, P.O. Box 254, Tolland, CT 06084
Description and Purpose: Tolland Garden Paths is a non-profit club dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of gardening. The club has a strong civic orientation and contributes its time and talents to enhancing the gardens of Tolland’s senior living communities and to the maintaining of historical sites, such as the Old County Jail Museum. The members especially enjoy touring each others’ gardens.
Meetings: Once a month, but sometimes more often in the spring and summer. Meetings alternate between Saturday morning and weekday evenings.
For more information please visit: www.tollandgardenpaths.webs.com
TOLLAND HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB:
Contact: Karen Lester at (860) 875-9919
Meetings: 7:00 pm in the Tolland High School library. Dates are marked on the THS calendar.
Purpose: The mission of this group is to support the students, teachers, staff, parents and administrators at Tolland High School.
Projects: Through fundraisers the Booster Club is able to purchase athletic championship banners, support Tolland Youth Services Summer Theater, and support Project Graduation, among other things. Membership: $10 per family.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ths.tolland.k12.ct.us/community_partners/booster_club
TOLLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 107, Tolland, CT 06084.
Phone: (860) 870-9599.
E-mail address: email@example.com.
Please visit the Historical Society’s website at www.tollandhistorical.org for more details and information.
Tolland Community Women:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Tolland, CT 06084.
Meetings: The group meets the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m. Please refer to Tolland Community Women’s website for current meeting dates, time and place.
Purpose: The mission of this service group is to encourage civic, social, cultural, and educational development throughout the community. Membership is for women ages 18 and over.
Projects: Some of the projects of the club include 4th and 5th Grade Parent/Child Dances, Wish-Upon-a-Star holiday gift program for Tolland children in need, and the Senior Lunch. Money raised by the club is donated to local organizations and used toward club-sponsored scholarships.
Website: For more information please visit the Tolland Community Women’s website at www.tollandcommunitywomen.org
Contact: (860) 870-9418 or via the Tolland Junior Women’s website at www.tollandcommunitywomen.org.
Contact: (860) 871-9363, (860) 875-8529 or via the Tolland Junior Women’s website atwww.tollandjuniorwomen.org.
TOLLAND LIONS CLUB:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2020, Tolland, CT 06084-2020.
Meetings: Held the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Mitchell’s Restaurant on Rt. 30 in Vernon.
Purpose: Lions International has created objectives such as to encourage good government and citizenship, to take interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community, and to create an understanding among the peoples of the world.
Contact: Pat Husereau, Club President 2008-2009, at (860) 871-5710.
TOLLAND REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17, Tolland, CT 06084.
Meetings: Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the town hall, 21 Tolland Green.
Contacts: Laura Gregory Roberts, Chair, (860) 896-1604; Richard Tapp, Vice Chair, Frank Grandone, Secretary; Sue Errickson, Treasurer.