Below please find a list of area clubs and organizations. This site is updated frequently, so please visit again soon. If you have comments, email us!
The Young Professionals of Asheville (YPA) is a group of compassionate young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 dedicated to making Asheville a better place to live. YPA helps members by providing opportunities for business networking, personal growth, leadership development and social interaction. They help our local Asheville community by volunteering their time in various different projects. YPA members are involved with the ABCCM Mn’s Shelter and various other civic organizations on a regular basis and have many social functions throughout the year. Meetings and activities are usually held at least twice a month. Please email for more information.
The Asheville Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce is a group of compassionate young professionals between the ages of 21 and 39 dedicated to making Asheville a better place to live. Jaycees help members by providing opportunities for business, networking, personal growth, leadership development and social interaction. They help our local Asheville community by volunteering their time in various different projects. Asheville Jaycees are involved with the ABCCM Men’s Shelter and Quality Forward organizations on a regular basis and have many social functions throughout the year. Meetings and activities are usually held at least twice a month.
ROTARY is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Arden Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 7:30AM at the Broadmoor golf club. 828-684-3455.
Asheville Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 12:30PM at the Renaissance Hotel. 828-254-3035.
Asheville-Biltmore Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 7:30AM at the Deerfield Epis. Retirement Community.828-274-1531.
Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 7:30AM at the Asheville Country Club. 828-209-2000.
Asheville West Rotary Club meets at 12:30pm on Wednesdays at Shoney’s of Enka. 828-281-2002.
Black Mountain Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 12:00PM at the Highland Farms Retirement Community.828-686-1010.
Haywood County (Canton) Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 12:30PM at the Haywood Community College.828-926-8764 .
Madison County Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 7:30AM at Mars Hill College (Pittman Hall).
Marion Rotary Club meets Thursdays at 12:00PM at Marion Community Bldg. 828-652-8104.
McDowell County Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 12:00PM at Countryside BBQ, Marion. 828-652-7414.
Pisgah Forest Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 8:00AM at Glen Cannon Country Club. 828-884-2324.
Waynesville Rotary Club meets Fridays at 1:00PM at the Waynesville Country Club. 828-456-9224.
Waynesville-Sunrise Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:00AM at Waynesville Comm. College. 828-452-5520.
Weaverville Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at 7:30AM at Weaverville United Methodist Aux. Bldg.828-452-5520.
Compassion for Animals
Compassion for Animals meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30pm at Friends Meeting Place at 227 Edgewood Street. This active animal rights group believes in granting basic rights to sentient non-human animals and ending institutionalized animal exploitation.
American Business Women’s Association – Hy-Hopes Chapter The Hy-Hopes Chapter meets at 5pm the fourth Tuesday of each month. Employment in the business world required.
Our mission “Bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership,education, networking support and national recognition.”
ABWA meets the first Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. for networking, dinner, business meeting, and fellowship. Visit our website for more information.
American Business Women’s Association – LaBelle Pomme Chapter The LaBelle Pomme Chapter meets at 6pm the second Monday of each month at Barker Heights Baptist Church fellowship hall. Call for more information.
Ethridge Women’s Club
Ethridge Women’s Club Meets third Tuesday of each month at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Groups Funds scholarships at Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College and UNCA Asheville; also does volunteer work at VA Hospital and Helpmate. Main fund-raiser is a pecan sale.
There are several Lions Clubs throughout Asheville. Please visit the North Carolina Lions Club for more information.
Asheville Breakfast Lions Club meets at 7am the fourth Thursday of each month at Cornerstone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 687-1702.
Asheville Greater Reynolds Lion Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Reynolds Fire Department. 298-3651.
West Asheville Lions Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at St. George’s Episcopal Church on School Road. 683-3485 (Gladys) or 215-7658 (Susie)
Greater Asheville Lions Club meets at 6pm the second and fourth Tesday of each month at Brooks Howell Nursing Home. 667-5177.
Asheville Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Wednesday of each month at Damon’s Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 258-1177.
Barnardsville Lions Club meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Barnardsville Fire Department. 626-2917.
Biltmore Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Corner Stone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 274-2766.
Black Mountain Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Monte Vista Hotel. 669-7376.
Brevard Lions Club meets at 6 PM on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Hampton Inn.
Brevard Davidson River Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Pisgah Forest Lions Dens on US 64 East. 884-4101
Bryson City Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Western Sizzlin. 448-2189
Candler Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Wildlife Club on Glady Fork Road. 667-4141
Candler-Upper Hominy Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. 665-1008.
Canton Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Pisgah High School Cafeteria. 648-4192.
Clyde Lions Club meets at 6:30pm the first and third Monday of each month at Central Methodist Church. 456-3629.
Enka Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Hominy Masionic Lodge on Old Pisgah Highway. 645-0935.
Erwin Distric Lions Club meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each monthat Erwin Lions Community Center. 254-3636.
Etowah Lions Club meets at 7pm the second and fourth Tuesdays of each monthat the Etowah Lions Den. 891-8183.
Haw Creek meets at 6:45 pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Corner Stone Restaurant on Tunnel Road. 298-1899.
Hazelwood meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. 452-2059.
Hendersonville meets at 12:30pm on Fridays at The Chariot on Church Street. 894-3183.
Hendersonville Daybreak meets at 7:00am the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Dixie Diner on Brevard Road. 696-7851.
Hendersonville Four Seasons meets at 8pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Pat’s School of Dance. 749-9161.
Highlands meets at 7pm the first Monday of each month at Rib Country on Spring Street. 526-3520.
Hot Springs meets at 7pm the first Thursday of each month and at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of each month at Lions Hut. 622-7467.
Lake Junaluska meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Shoney’s in Clyde. 627-2804.
Leicester Newfound meets at 7pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Leicester Volunteer Fire Department. 254-9560.
Mars Hill meets at 6:30pm the first Monday of each month at Mars Hill Retirement Center and the third Monday of each month at Mars Hill College Cafeteria. 689-3659.
Marshall meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Carls Country Restaurant in Marshall. 649-2964.
Mills River meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Royal Steak House in Fletcher. 891-7050.
Mountain Home meets at 7:00pm the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Mountain Home Lions Den in mountain Home. 693-4814.
Murphy meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Sirloin Steak House in Murphy. 837-1910.
Pigeon Community meets at 6:30pm the third Tuesday of each month at Duvall’s Restaurant in Waynesville. 456-7727.
Pigeon Valley meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Bethel United Methodist Church in Waynesville. 648-6068.
Pisgah Forest meets at 7pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Pisgah Forest Lions Den in Pisgah Forest. 883-8596.
Robbinsville meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Joyce Kilmer Restaurant in Robbinsville. 479-2461.
Saluda meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Episcopal Parish House on Seminary Street. 799-1933.
Sylva meets at 7pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Bella Roma on Skyland Drive. 293-5012.
Swannanoa Valley meets at 6:30pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Buckeye Community Center. 669-2492.
Tryon meets at 7:00pm the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Sow Sun Restaurant in Columbus. 894-2673.
Upper Transylvania meets at 7:00pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Powells Paint and Body in Rosman.
Valley Springs meets at 6:30pm the first and third Monday of each month at Crescent View Retirement Community on Hendersonville Road. 681-9596.
Weaverville meets at 7pm the second and fourth Monday of each month at Weaverville Methodist Church. 645-9386.
Waynesville meets at 6:30pm the first and third Thursday of each month at Waynesville Recreation Center on Vance Street. 452-0956.
There are several Kiwanis Clubs throughout Asheville.
Asheville Golden K Kiwanis Club meets at noon on Mondays at Ryan’s Steakhouse on Patton Avenue. 252-8995.
Asheville Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30am on Wednesdays at the Corner Stone Restaurant. 667-9511.
Franklin and Macon County Kiwanis Club meets at 8am on Tuesdays at Angel Community Hospital. 586-2466.
Kiwanis Club of Asheville meets at noon on Fridays at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. 628-4581.
Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain-Swannanoa meets at 11:45am Thursdays at the Campfire restaurant. 669-2211.
Kiwanis Club of West Asheville meets at 6:45pm on Thursdays at Shoney’s on Smoky Park Highway. 645-9424.
Madison County Kiwanis Club meets at 12:30pm on Thursdays at Mars Hill College cafeteria. 626-2812.
North Buncombe Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30am on Tuesdays at Christ United Methodist Church in Weaverville. 251-2500.
Waynesville Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30am on Tuesdays at Waynesville Country Club. 456-3982.
ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) Sky-Hy Chapter is a networking group for business women. It’s great for newcomers to the area! We welcome guests at our dinner meetings, held the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at Amici Trattoria, located at 900 Hendersonville Road, Suite 201 ( www.amiciasheville.com). The cost is $5 plus the cost of your meal. Reserve your seat by calling Karen King-Smith, 828-777-2229, by the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, visit our local site, www.abwaskyhy.com and our national website www.abwa.org.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club in Asheville is a law abiding motorcycle club which donates and participates in charity events in the Asheville area. They also do rides and welcome anyone of any background to ride with us with any style motorcycle.
Loyal Order of the Moose Provides for the needs of elderly and children and responds to community needs in the event of disaster or loss of home to fire.
Asheville Newcomers Club provides a great opportunity for women to make lasting friends, explore the area, and enrich their lives. Meetings are the second Monday of every month with the exception of August and September. There are many interest groups organized by members – everything from hiking to exploring Asheville locations to fun lunches to book groups. A monthly newsletter keeps members up-to-date on the many activities available. Come join us!
Everyday, thousands of America’s youth fall victim to bullying and discrimination. As the rate of victims rises, so does the rate of suicide. These victims need an advocate, a voice, a teammate, a hero. Be that hero and make a difference in someone’s life by taking a stand against bullying and discrimination.
This club began in 1994 and has grown to over 60 members who like to share their enthusiasm and favorite car wax formula for their British sports cars.
Card and Board Games are offered at 1:30 and 4pm every Thursday at the Sammy Williams Senior Center. This is free and open to all seniors.
Western North Carolina Sierra Club has monthly meetings offering educational speakers. They also have planned some awesome hikes in our beautiful mountains. The club meets Jan. to Nov. at 6:30PMon the second Tues. of the month at the Paine-Webber building on Charlotte Street.
If you want to get involved in helping to preserve Asheville and Buncombe County’s heritage, then get involved with this organization.You will enjoy the people and the projects on which you will have an opportunity to work.
Earth First! meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend the meetings at the Fortune Building in West Asheville.
Asheville-Buncombe PC User’s Group From engineers to homemakers, the A/B PC User’s Group join monthly to share ideas. . . and there’s a door prize at each meeting!
Asheville Stamp Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Trillium Room of the main building of Deerfield Retirement Community, 1617 Hendersonville Rd. All stamp collectors are welcome.
The Century Club
The Century Club is recruiting volunteers to help recognize centenarians. The club was established in 1994 to honor and celebrate 100th birthdays of residents in the communities.
Blue Ridge UFO Research Society
Blue Ridge UFO Research Society holds meetings on the third Wednesday of every other month at 7pm. This is open to the public at the Forum Hall of Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Hendersonville.
Asheville Chapter of Links Inc. is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of line in the community. The organization is primarily concerned with enriching, sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African-Americans and person of African descent.
f/32 meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. All levels of photography experience are welcome to bring prints or slides to share in Carmike Hall on the UNCA campus. Anyone interested in joining a photography club is welcome.
League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging political involvement by increasing the public’s knowledge of and participation in the electoral process.
Whether you’re interested in outdoor recreation, nature education or preservation of precious open space, you’ll find something of interest at FENCE.
Join these folks for their monthly bird walks and learn more about preservation of our environment.
The Laurel Chapter meets at 11:45am the second Tuesday of each month at the Chariot restaurant.
Libertarian Party-Buncombe County Meets every Monday night at 7:30pm fro a social at El Chapala, Merrimon Ave., Asheville.
If you’re interested in starting a neighborhood organization or improving the one you’re involved in, contact these folks for info and resources.
Most temples have night meetings and callers can be referred to the temple in their area by calling.
Asheville GreenWorks is a volunteer-based organization working to achieve a clean and green Asheville and Buncombe County through community organizing, educating and environmental stewardship.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6pm the fourth Thursday of each month at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Biltmore Square Mall.
West Asheville Business Association targets business owners and business professionals.
Ballroom Dance Club Dancing
Ballroom Dance Club Dancing for singles and couples every Friday evening at the Opportunity House at 1411 Asheville Highway from 7:30-10:pm.