The Amherst Club's  cabaret fundraiser for local service organizations
was a great success

Some highlights from 2015:

Some of the local service organizations that have received donations from the Amherst Club include:

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 in the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 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 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 $15.  Lunches are canceled due to snow when Amherst schools are closed.

The Club raises funds for local service organizations:

We  maintain an endowment fund from which we have given grants to 501(c) 3 service organizations. We are also able to give small grants to other agencies with donations from members.


• 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 twice monthly luncheon meetings and demonstrate their concern for the community by devoting time and effort to the Club’s endeavors.

 • 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:

        Full Membership:             $75 per quarter
        Associate Membership:     $30 per quarter
        Guest Luncheon Fee:         $15 per luncheon 

Full membership includes all luncheons.

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.

Amherst Club on Amherst Media

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

Contact Us

If you have a question or a comment about the Amherst Club, please write us at:

        The Amherst Club
        P.O. Box 2002
        Amherst, MA 01004-2002

 President Gigi Barnhill at (413)835-0870

or email Secretary, Joan Hanson


We'll reply as soon as possible.


Host of our weekly meetings: Bistro 63


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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

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Amherst Historical Society and Museum (Simeon Strong House)