Civic Clubs & Organizations
The North Baldwin area is rich in community spirit and we proudly demonstrate it through our active community clubs and organizations. Some are civic, others simply gather for the love of their cause.
(In some cases, dues may apply)
5 Arts Club
Based in Stockton, this group focuses on five different artistic areas: Literature, Architecture, Music, Painting, and Sculpture.
This group was created by Mr. I.P. Mason in 1925 in order to encourage the appreciation, love and study of the five arts. The club’s motto is “The goo, the beautiful, the true.” The club colors are red, yellow and blue, and their flowers are roses, lilies and violets. They meet monthly.
Bay Minette Beautification Committee
In a mission statement adopted in 2012, the Beautification Committee is dedicated to the improvement of our community.
This small group of dedicated individuals has worked tirelessly in cooperation with the city’s grounds department to stimulate and promote our city’s appearance. Each month a business and residential home within the Bay Minette City limit is acknowledged and promoted.
For more information or to join the commitee, call city hall at 251-580-1619
Browsers Book Club
205 West 2nd Street, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Approximately 8 years old, they get together on the third Monday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Bay Minette Library’s Program room.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Stay tuned for more information!
Flip Flop Book Club
300 North Hoyle Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Approximately 10 years old and meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30 pm at the Bay Minette Senior Center.
Ft. Mims Restoration Society
Stay tuned for more information!
Heritage Junior Women’s Club
301 McMeans Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507
HJWC is a local women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. The HJWC meets from August to May each year on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce office.
The HJWC holds several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for various organizations and causes in our community.
Each fall, club members host a plant sale to raise money for the Bay Minette Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The Annual Christmas Fundraiser party is held in early December and raises money for the HJWC Scholarship given to one female senior each spring at Baldwin County High School.
The Annual Chili Cook Off is held every February in conjunction with the Bay Minette Rotary Club’s Chilly 5k and Fun Run. Proceeds from the event, the cook off and the run, are donated to the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education to help fund teacher grants in North Baldwin.
Other organizations that have benefited from the fundraising efforts of HJWC are Catfish Round Up, Distinguished Young Women, the North Baldwin Animal Shelter, Bay Minette Middle School GEMS, CARE House and the Bay Minette Elementary School Clothes Closet.
For more information, please contact 251-937-5665 and ask for more information.
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This civic based group goes by the motto “We Serve”. They are dedicated to serving residents of Bay Minette in the form of vision screenings and glasses (provided the applicants meet the necessary requirements), they also help community residents with clean up and food donations.
The Bay Minette Lions Club meet the first and third Tuesday each month. Call 251-937-5665 ext 3 for more information.
613 McMeans Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507
The group meets in the Bay Minette Recreation Center twice weekly: Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm & Thursdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Bay Minette Quilting club originated in 2001 under the loving guidance of Kelly Johnson and her mother, Eunice Johnson. While the club was started with a handful of residents such as Aurdra Davidson, Mae Long, Jessie Lou Durrant, Merytle Dock to name a few, it has played home to up to 15 members but now exists with only 4. This group of extraordinary ladies is more like a family than a club. They have been through much these past years and continue to lovingly work on eachother’s project more as a labor of love than anything else.
They gladly welcome anyone interested in joining the club, especially a novice. They teach the basic of stiches and work on the most complex of pieces. You don’t have to know how to sew to join.
Each member prepares their quilt top at home as other members help at their meetings to finish a project which may take 4-5 weeks. They take turns bringing in their own tops and new comers rotate in as each member takes a turn.
They have even played host to out of towners who come from afar and quilt together. Always looking for new friends, they encourage people to come by, pull up a chair and enjoy the artistry of quilting. There are no dues and there is no need to call, just come on over!
PO Box 764, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Chartered on April 21, 1949, The Bay Minette Rotary Club is an organization consisting of business professional and community leaders who volunteer time, talent and resources in order to meet vital community needs.
Fourth of July: The Rotary hosts an outstanding fireworks show behind the Bay Minette Elementary School.
Chilly Run: Held the last Saturday in February, this event benefits the North Baldwin Coalition of Excellence. (NBCEE) *This event is held in conjunction with the Heritage Junior Women’s Club.
In addition, they also help to sponsor the Baldwin County High School Band.
The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Rotary Village located at 2211 McMillan Ave. Bay Minette, AL 36507.
Stockton Civic Club
PO Box 637, Stockton, AL 36579
Located on the grounds of the original school in Stockton, AL, this active group runs their civic club and raises money to maintain the grounds, the running track and park throughout the year.
Their main fundraiser is the Wild Game Cook off held in April. The civic club building is available for rent.
Stockton Heritage Association
PO Box 114, 52915 State Hwy. 59, Stockton, AL 36579
251-604-4666 OR 251-937-2412
Sundays 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Wednesdays 11:00am – 2:00pm
The Museum is open the 3rd Sunday of each month 3:00pm – 5:00pm for special programs and exhibits.
Museum will be open anytime by appointment, call 251-937-2412 or 251-604-4666
The Stockton Heritage Association & Museum is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and preserving the rich heritage and culture of Stockton and North Baldwin. The organization sponsors various projects, programs, and exhibits which strengthen the community, honor the generations of the past, and connect present and future generations to their heritage. Examples of SHA activities include Annual Stockton Sawmill Days Festival, Stockton Landmark District Citizen of the Year Award, Developing the Aikin Garden & Longleaf Pine Preserve, Bi-Annual Historic Tour of Homes, Stockton Heritage Museum and hosting monthly special programs and events for community. Membership is open for individual, family, and corporate levels.
The Stockton Heritage Museum
“The Stockton Heritage Museum exists to showcase the relationship of the people, past, present, and future, to the land and events that shaped the course of Stockton’s unique history, heritage, and culture. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the historical and cultural artifacts from this North Baldwin community. We are committed to exhibitions and programs that will strengthen our community, honor the generations of the past, and connect present and future generations to their heritage.”
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