Groups, Meetings, Organizations, and Clubs C

About a variety of groups, meetings, organizations of clubs including the Carousel Association with their history, membership numbers and contact information.


Campers & Hikers Association, National, 7172 Transit Road, Buffalo, N.Y. 14221. Founded in 1949 as a nonprofit group "dedicated to camping fellowships, the preservation of our natural heritage, and the strengthening of family bonds through shared activities in the out-of-doors." Has a Wildlife Refuge Fund which is preserving 15 small tracts of land for environmental purposes. Offers scholarship aid to college students (children of members) majoring in conservation or wildlife management. Issues a newspaper, Tent and Trail, every three months, and members receive Woodhall's Trailer Travel magazine every month. Has a system of information centers throughout the U.S. and Canada which will assist campers with problems. A family membership is $10 the first year, $8 thereafter. Over 55,000 families belong to the 3,500 chapters.

Carousel Association, National, 448 Riverside Drive, Honesdale, Pa. 18431. Founded in 1973 "to promote the appreciation, conservation, and enjoyment of the art of the classic hand-carved wooden carousel." Publishes a newsletter, Merry-Go-Roundup, four times a year. Membership is $10 a year. 550 members.

Consumers Congress, National, 1346 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Founded in 1973 "to represent the consumer's interest in Washington, primarily in the areas of food, agriculture, health, safety, and regulatory reform-by lobbying and negotiating with the special interests involved." Coordinates the activities of local groups in an effort to fight unfair food prices and utility rate increases. Has prepared action manuals based on the successes of local consumer groups. Membership is $10 a year and includes a subscription to the monthly newsletter, Common Sense. 3,500 members, 25 group affiliates.

Cousteau Society, Inc., 777 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. Founded in 1973 as a non-profit, membership-supported organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of life. States that its most urgent task is to help better educate youth and inform adults of the vital importance of a healthy ocean and a clear water system. As founder Jacques Cousteau says, "Pioneering research and exploration to help us better understand the sea and its creatures must be undertaken without delay." Produces television films, filmstrips, and books. Organizes lectures throughout the U.S. and sponsors research projects. Dues are $15 per year and include a subscription to Calypso Log, the society's newsletter. 120,000 members.

Covered Bridges, Inc., National Society for the Preservation of, c/o Mr. Roger D. Griffin, Federal Street, Beverly, Mass. 01915. Founded in 1952 as "a nonprofit organization interested in covered bridges and in preserving them for their usefulness and historic value." Compiles technical and historical data, legends, and folklore. Dues are $6.50 a year and include a subscription to a quarterly magazine, Covered Bridge Topics. Also issues a World Guide to Covered Bridges for an additional cost of $3.50. Holds an annual meeting every year in October. 1,000 members.

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