All Out Adventures: Cycling for those with disabilities, seniors, & veterans
- Amherst Boys & Girls Club:
Lunch & snacks for middle- & high-schoolers at free winter & spring camps
- Amherst Family Center Parenting: Help for new mothers with infants & toddler-age children
- Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater (ALSCT):
Provide tickets to ALSCT’s annual production for those in need
- Amherst Senior Center:
Defray the cost of utilities, medical & home heating for Amherst seniors
- Amherst Survival Center:
Purchase of fresh produce during winter months by the Food Pantry
- Craig's Doors:
Supplement the Wednesday breakfast program
- Dakin Humane Society:
Provide seniors with food for their pets
- Family Outreach of Amherst:
Improve coordination with the Family Center at Amherst Middle School
- Not Bread Alone: Create an area within the dining room for families
Dedicated to Community Service
The Amherst Club, founded in 1983, includes men and women living or working in the greater Amherst area who are linked by a common interest in enhancing the quality of life for themselves and their neighbors. Their efforts, aimed at community betterment, include supporting social service, cultural, and educational activities in the area.
The Club meets weekly for luncheon, conversation, and a program, usually a guest speaker. It has other occasional social gatherings. These social events serve to bring together community leaders who might not otherwise come to know one another. Currently, the meetings are Tuesdays (except on the fifth Tuesday of a month) at Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar, 63 N Pleasant St., from 12:15 until 1:30 pm. Guests are welcome at a charge of $14. Lunches are canceled due to snow when Amherst schools are closed.
The Club performs fundraising for local service organizations:
The "Spring to Life" Cabaret is our major annual benefit event.
We also maintain an endowment fund, which, beginning in 2015, in partnership with the Amherst Amherst Boys' and Girls' Club, grants Youth Community Service Awards to local school students.
• The Amherst Club welcomes diversity among its members, and encourages civic-minded men and women living or working in the greater Amherst area to join. Members attend weekly luncheon meetings and demonstrate their concern for the community by devoting time and effort to the Club’s endeavors. Especially important is working on Love Notes, the Club’s annual fundraiser.
• Membership inquiries are welcome. Applications for membership are reviewed for approval by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.
• Membership dues cover the costs of operating the Club, primarily the Tuesday lunches enjoyed by members. Dues are billed quarterly as follows:
Associate status is an option for members who know that they will be unable to attend Tuesday meetings regularly. Dues for Associate Members include one lunch per quarter. These members attend additional luncheons by paying the guest fee.
Watch Cynthia Brubaker's interview on Amherst Media with President Roger Webb
and founding member Phyllis Lehrer, talking about the Club and the Spring to Life fundraiser
If you have a question or a comment about the Amherst Club, please write us at:
or call President Andrea Battle at (516) 749-5056 or email andreabattle08 at gmail dot com
We'll reply as soon as possible.
• Host of our weekly meetings: Amherst Brewing Company
• Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS)
The Five Colleges
• Amherst College, Amherst, MA
• Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
• University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Smith College, Northampton, MA
• Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA• The Five College Consortium, Amherst, MA
Get to Know More About Amherst
• Amherst Chamber of Commerce
• Amherst Business Improvement District
• Amherst League of Women Voters
• Amherst Media (formerly Amherst Community Television: ACTV)
• Amherst Historical Society and Museum (Simeon Strong House)