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This page contains information on Montezuma area clubs, organizations, civic groups and volunteer opportunties.  To change or add information, please contact Montezuma Community Development, 641-623-5617.

Montique Treasure Seekers

The Montique Treasure Seekers is a group of 15 women dedicated to the preservation and protection of objects of yesterday, including items acquired through family heirlooms and shopping excursions.  Organized in 1998, the chief objective of Montique is utilizing knowledge of the past to make a difference in the future.  For more information contact Nancy Gray, ngray@netins.net.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Jackson Church of Christ 106 North High Street in Montezuma.  The guild has grown to nearly 50 active members in recent years, and works to complete projects for area organizations and community groups in need, including baby quilts to Stork’s Nest, a new mothers group.  For more information, please contact Lisa Bender, 641-410-0063.

Zuma 50+ Club

The Zuma 50+ Club meets monthly at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Montezuma.  A community meal, prizes and entertainment are all featured.  There is no age restriction to participate in this group, and ride share is available for those with transportation needs.  For more information, please contact Darla Wilson at 641-623-3275.

Poweshiek County Historical & Genealogical Society

The Poweshiek County Historical & Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that works to preserve community, township and rural history througout Poweshiek County.  Affordable $10 memberships are available and donations are also accepted.  A monthly program is featured the first Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library building on the museum campus.  Volunteers and docents are also needed for research and museum functions.  For more information, call 641-623-3322.

Blue & White Boosters Club

Volunteer your time to help our local school achieve success!  The Blue & White Boosters work throughout the year to promote local pride and provide support throughout the year to a number of school athletic functions, including concessions, Montezuma gear and lawn decor, and their most recent project, new bleachers for Badger-Gabriel Football Field.  To get involved, contact Wendy Geiger at wgeiger@montezuma.k12.ia.us.

American Legion Post 169

Founded in the early 1900′s, Legion Post 169 serves the needs of the Military and it Veterans of the United States of America – For God and Country!  Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of the month from September to May.  For more information contact Ron Hensel at barberron@zumatel.net.

Montezuma Community Boosters

Montezuma Community Boosters meet for lunch and conversation at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month.  The organization sponsors community events throughout the year.  A range of memberships are offered with fees going towards the cost of supporting their events.  For more information, contat Jo Ahrens at Three Sisters Fabrics, 641-623-5640. 

Master Gardeners

There are several Master Gardeners in the Montezuma area.  Many work as volunteers to assist with community greening and landscape projects to fulfill their yearly certification requirements.  To find out more about Master Gardeners Certification Program and how to be involved locally, contact Cathy Lents at the Poweshiek County ISU Extension in Montezuma, 641-623-5188.

Mother’s Club

Montezuma Mothers Club, established in 1914, consists of a 30 person membership of caring mothers.  Primarily a social club, time and monies are given to various projects in support of activities in our community.  Mothers Club meets, usually in member’s homes, once a month from September to May.   Contact Deb VerMeer for more information, debvermeer54@hotmail.com.

Local Reading Groups

Literary Club meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Monday from September through May at the Public Library, 641-623-3417.