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American Associaton of Retired Persons (AARP)
Milpitas-Berressa Group. 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:15p. Pioneer Mobile Home Park, 60 Wilson Way. Ed Connor, 956-1440.

Milpitas Senior Center
Offers activities for those 50 years and older.

See also: Kids' Clubs; Milpitas Senior Center

Business

9-to-5 Bay Area
Our Bay Area Chapter was organized in 1999. We're involved in the fight against job discrimination and harassment and for Equal Pay, Immigrant Rights, and Better Conditions for Temp Workers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Organized by Cathy Deppe right here in Milpitas.

Chamber of Commerce
About the Chamber, it's goals, and how to join. 828 N. Hillview Drive, 408-262-2613. This is in the office building just south of the FitnessFor10 Gym. Take Jacklin Road just west of 680 and turn south on Hillview. Park in 2nd driveway on the north side.

Toast Masters - District Four
The premier educational non-profit volunteer organization assisting people to improve their communication and leadership skills.

Toastmasters - 7242
Develop your communication skills while having fun. Monday meetings at LifeGate Church, 919 Hanson Court. 7PM-8:30PM.

Civic Action

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
Provides the nonprofit community of Silicon Valley and the Peninsula with in-depth leadership development and continuous improvement programs through an innovative learning community model pioneered by CEN. 546 Valley Way, 408-945-4500.

FLY - Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Since 1998, FLY, a nonprofit organization designed by troubled teens themselves, has been providing programs for more than 1,000 at-risk and disadvantaged youth, their parents and guardians, and community members. 568 Valley Way.

Friends of the Milpitas Community Library
This group raises funds for the Library by having book sales several times a year.

Kiwanis Club of Milpitas California
Sevice organization sponsoring hands-on projects focusing on special needs of the community, helping the elderly and youth. We are the sponsor organization for the Milpitas High School Key Club. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. 7:30 - 8:30a, at Lyons, E Calaveras and Hillview. President Russ Cherry, email: medicrbc@ix.netcom.com.

Knights of Columbus
Council 8747. News of events. Email address for the Grand Knight, Dennis Pachucki. Links for local Catholics.

Laogai Research Foundation
Dedicated to compiling factual information about life within the Laogai - China's vast network of forced labor camps.

Milpitas Democratic Club
On this web site, you will be able to find upcoming events, and recent relevent news.

Politics of Trust Network
A major political navigator and hub for building an on-line inter-active community  whose members, individually and altogether, empower themselves to accomplish the mission and purpose of The Vasconcellos Project. 510A Valley Way, 408-946-8557.

Project Cornerstone
A growing collaborative dedicated to engaging our entire community in the critical task of connecting youth and adults. Our approach is based on nationwide research that has identified a set of experience and values that we call "developmental assets."

Salvation Army: Golden State Division
Human services and emergency and disaster assistance. Milpitas Social Services Unit, 220 S. Main Street. Contact Mr. Kenneth Bocchini, 831-946-8487

San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory
A guide to about 1000 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area of interest to progressive activists.

See also: Community Services

Conservationist

Committee For Green Foothills
Help protect and preserve the hills, forests, creeks, wetlands, and coastal lands of the San Francisco Peninsula through grass-roots education, planning, and legislative advocacy.

Greenbelt Alliance
The leading land conservation organization in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area.

Loma Prieta Sierra Singles
Local branch of the Sierra Club has carpool arrangements at McCarthy Ranch for getting to hikes and a whole host of other activities of interest to singles in their 30s and 40s.

Ethnic

Ethnic Organizations
Black, Chinese, East Indian, and Vietnamese Organizations in Milpitas or nearby and with lots of Milpitas members.

Health

American Red Cross
Silicon Valley Chapter. Emergency preparedness, blood drive info, and more.

Insulin Pumpers
Provides information and support for adults and children with diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

Lions Silicon Valley Center Blind Center
Nationwide, Lions Clubs help the blind and vision impaired. Local clubs, realizing that there was no facility for the blind in Santa Clara County, banded together to build the center and organize its programs.

See also: Health Services

Hobbies & Interests

Milpitas Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services
MARES meets at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Milpitas Police Department. Anyone with an interest in Amateur radio or emergency communications is welcome to attend.

Camera Club
Meets monthly for a meeting and a field trip to take photographs in lovely surroundings. Classes on matting. Contests and community displays.

Gardening with Natives
A special interest group of the California Native Plant Society's local Chapter which meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7p in the Community Library. The group is open to all, and includes a mix of seasoned native plant gardeners as well as beginners.

Silicon Valley Scale Modelers
A club dedicated to the promotion of the hobby of scale modeling.

Society for Creative Anachronism
The International Headquarters of this organization is in Milpitas! This is a link to finding an SCA group nearby.

Society for Technical Communication
The Silicon Valley Chapter of the STC is a dynamic, exciting chapter with much to offer its members and the members of chapters around Northern California.

South Bay Needlepointers
A chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, located in Milpitas, CA. The chapter meets monthly at 10AM on the fourth Monday of the month in the Milpitas Police Department's community room located at 1275 North Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas CA 95035.

User Groups in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley user groups for hardware platforms, internet and web, professionals and hobbyists.

Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Associations
Neighborhood websites and private mail lists. Information on how to organize a neighborhood association.

Unions

Labor Unions in the SF Bay Area
A listing with links from the Progressive Directory.

Milpitas Firefighters IAFF Local 1699
Represents all 66-plus uniformed members of The City of Milpitas Fire Department. The department covers an area of over 12 square miles with 4 fire stations. P. O. Box 360418, 408-408-942-8904.


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