The American Legion is an organization for wartime veterans. Our post currently has over 120 veterans, who support our community in many ways. These veterans provide support and raise funds for veterans issues and for the Ripon community, focusing on our youth.
Commander, Ernie Tyhurst
Phone: (209) 923-3141
The Ripon's Veteran's of Foreign Wars is a nonprofit organization for combat veterans. We also have a Men's and Ladies Auxiliary charters that you may be qualified to join. For information and requirements you can go to our website.
Commander, Tracy Crawford
Beta Sigma Phi is a culture organization for women in business. Proceeds
from fund raisers are presented in scholarships for Ripon High and Ripon
Membership is by open invitation only.
Sue Malizia 599-7000
Robin Blair 599-6413
Karen Cultera 982-4945
Laura Burgess 599-6075
Membership of the Garden Club is open to any one interested in gardening,
plant, butterfly, or bird life, as well as floral design and conversation.
Involvement includes: donations for tree planting and land purchases and participation of the State and National Annual Conversations.
Co-Presidents: Michele Bartles 599-2675 and Anita Floyd 599-3359
Ripon Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) is a leadership training organization for anyone between the age of 21 and 39. If you are between these ages, with great ideas and an energetic personality, this is the organization for you.
Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. The Jaycees are known for their Annual Children's Shopping Tour. Proceeds are reinstated in the community.
Meeting are held on the first and third Thursday of each month. Membership
is by invitation only.
The Lions Club is a active club with interest in civil, cultural, social,
and moral welfare of the community.
President, Ken Newburg
This organization is made up of ministers of all faiths located in the town of Ripon. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at noon at a different church. For current information, contact the Ripon Free Methodist Church, 599-4815. The purpose of the ministerial association is two-fold: First, to provide an opportunity for ministers to enjoy a time of fellowship, and Second, to be involved in the activities and events of our community.
The Ripon Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon. Membership is by invitation
only. The Rotary Club raises funds for the Ripon community and international
projects. Funds are also generated from members by donations.
Soroptimist International is a service organization for executive or professional
business women. The purpose of this club is service, principally to its
community, but also to society locally, nationally and around the world.
Membership is by invitation from the members. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Soroptimist provides an excellent opportunity for women to form networks and to develop their leadership skills.
The Ripon Quarterback Club is a Non-Profit Organization devoted to raising
funds for donating to youth team athletics. Membership is offered
by invitation only.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
President: Mark Lucchesi
The Grange is a family organization open to anyone 13 1/2 or older. The Grange offers a wide range of locally-oriented programs and activities for all ages. We are non-denominational, non-profit and bi-partisan. We encourage co-operation, participation and leadership roles in the community and give opportunity for our members to learn how to get involved in many endeavors at all levels according to their ability.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Ripon Grange Hall on the corner of Milgeo and Ripona Avenues.
The hall is available for rent 7 days a week for receptions, parties, meetings, and other events. To rent the hall call (209) 599-6771.
Ripon Grange Hall
827 Ripona Avenue