Organizations

 

“….it is not so much what the Chamber

does for the individual,

but what the individual in cooperation

with his neighbors can do for the community

of which he, himself, is a part.”

President Stellberg, June 18, 1959

Organizations are encouraged to join the Horicon Chamber of Commerce! Download our 2017 Non-Profit Application!

American Legion Auxiliary 

Contact:
Lois Rehse
Website | Email
509 N.Clark St.
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-3379

A local Legion Auxiliary who holds fundraisers and sponsors Badger Girls State, VA Hospitals, Community Blood Drives, Children & Youth Programs, Child Welfare, Junior Activities, National Security Auxiliary Poppy Drive, Horicon American Legion Post 157, Scholarships, Veterans Affairs & Rehab and other community organizations.

Meeting the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm.

Fundraisers  support veterans, our legion, scholarships, Badger Girls, VA Hospitals, Community Blood Drives & other community organizations.
Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • wife
  • mother
  • sister
  • daughter
  • granddaughter
  • great granddaughter
  • grandmother
  • great grandmother

of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras.  Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dodge County & Watertown 

Contact:
Betsy Bright
Website | Email
415 S. 8th Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Phone: (920) 261-2315

In our own lives, each of us was touched by someone – other then our parents – who introduced us to new worlds and brought a little magic into our lives… catching fireflies for the first time, flying a kite, a first trip to the ballpark, building sandcastles at the beach, eating an ice cream sundae. By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can do the same for a child. And you will both be forever changed by the experience.
 
New volunteers and corporate partners are  needed to mentor children in the Dodge County area schools and communities every day. There are so many children in the county that need a friend in their life – make a difference, be a friend and help put hope in their future. Please consider volunteering, becoming a corporate partner, or  making a financial contribution today.

HOURS OPEN:
Main office in Watertown
Weekdays | 9 am to 5 pm
or call for an appointment 


 City of Horicon Office of Economic Development

Contact:
Jim Schaefer
Website | Email
404 E. Lake St Room 200
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-3500 ext 3507

 The Department of Economic Development  is an agency of the City of Horicon, focused on attracting new businesses to the community, retaining existing businesses, stimulating commercial and residential development, enhancing tourism opportunities, and locating funding sources for community development projects. Residents or business owners that have ideas on how to stimulate new development, those starting new businesses, or with thoughts to share on any aspect of community development are encouraged to email or call to discuss how to make Horicon a more vibrant community.


 Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

Contact:
Leslie Hershberger
Website | Email
N7725 Hwy 28
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 387-7890
Fax: (920) 387-7888

Announcement: The Education Center lobby area and gift shop will be closed the month of June through July 6th. Please watch for updates. The lower level will be accessible if you’d like to watch the Horicon Marsh movie, see the art exhibit or ask a question. We will closed weekends though during this time. See our calendar of events. These will go on as scheduled. 

Our mission is to provide financial and volunteer support for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Horicon Marsh’s effort to educate visitors about the needs, values and uses of watersheds, wetlands and wildlife.

Want to help raise money for the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center without opening your wallet?  Use “GoodSearch” an internet search engine that will donate $.01 for every search you make through their site.  Follow this link to start your search and follow support given: click here

 ~ Hiking ~ Canoeing ~ Kayaking ~ Movies ~ Lectures ~ Naturalist Series ~ Geocaching ~ Birding ~ Photography ~ Fishing ~ Snowshoeing ~ Special Events ~

CENTER HOURS OPEN:
Summer ~ April through October:
Weekdays | 9 am to 4 pm
Weekends | 10 am to 4 pm
Winter November through March:
Weekdays | 9 am to 4 pm
Weekends | 1 to 4 pm


Horicon Area Foundation 

Contact:
Darlene E. Kurtz
Email
P.O. Box 73
Horicon, Wisconsin, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-7304
Fax: (920) 485-2478

The Horicon Area Foundation is
….. an independent, non-profit, philanthropic trust for the benefit of the community
…..a depository for gifts and funds given by donors, individuals or corporations, to meet community needs
In 1986 the Horicon Community Development Corporation organized and chartered the Foundation through which public spirited citizens could make lasting gifts for the long term needs of the community.
 
The wise distribution of money for community philanthropy is the only goal of the Foundation, which assures donors that gifts received and distributions made from the Foundation are based on the following principles:

  • Meeting the greatest local needs in the most constructive way
  • Guaranteeing flexibility by adapting to changing conditions if an original gift purpose becomes obsolete.
  • Permanent administration of funds under the direction of community leaders serving as trustees.
  • Obtaining maximum tax advantages for the donor, the donor’s heirs and estate.
  • Perpetuating a Memorial
  • Simplified gift-making….A donor simply passes his gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate to the Foundation with a letter stating the nature of contribution.   

Horicon Athletic Booster Club 

Contact:
Bruce Brandenburg
Email
PO Box 7
Horicon, WI, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 296 9522

The Horicon Athletic Booster Club strives to:
–  Increase the community awareness of the positive aspects that develop the student/athlete into a whole person.
– Promote interest in Horicon schools.
– Provide cash subsidies for the purchase of equipment and capital goods beyond the school budget to improve programs.
–  Assist Horicon’s Athletic Department in the development of athletes.
-Provide 3 scholarships to graduating seniors.

 


Horicon Historical Society 

 

Contact:
Lahnie Neu or Geri Pyrek
Email
322 Winter St.
PO Box 65
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485 0483
or (920) 485 2786

Our mission is to keep alive the history of Horicon and to educate the youth on the past, for the future.

We do this right here in Horicon at  the Christmas open house Saturday and Sunday in December, from noon until 4 and our annual Horicon Living History Days.

The Satterlee Clark House will be open for tours by appointment only.

More information can be found here.

The public is welcome at our meetings the first Tuesday of the month from February to November. Watch facebook for time. 


Horicon Lions Club 

Contact:
Tracy Warden
Website | Email
P.O. Box 3
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-7303

Fundraising efforts plus donations support community events:

  • Cookies and Milk with Santa
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Library Programs
  • Dodge County Toy Bank
  • Lions Eye Bank
  • Leader Dog for the blind
  • Local food pantries
  • Assistance to local residents with eye glass purchases

Meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month at Rock River Tap.  Dinner at 7 pm and meeting to follow.

Vision Statement ~  To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.Mission Statement ~ To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. 


Horicon Marsh Snowmobile Club 

Contact:
Jessica Okon
Website | Email
W3981 State Hwy. 33
Horicon, WI, WI 53032

The Horicon Marsh Snowmobile Club consists of approximately 50 members that volunteer their time to groom and maintain approximately 15 miles of the Dodge County Snowmobile System in the Horicon Area.
Benefits of membership include:

  • Participation in meetings, club rides, activities, fundraisers, etc.
  • Membership in AWSC (Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) a state organization
  • Accidental Death Insurance supplied by AWSC
  • 1 year subscription to the Wiesconsin Snowmobile News Magazine

For more information regarding the Wisconsin Trail Pass, embership form, fundraisers and club events email horiconsnowmobile@gmailcom. 

UNITED WE TRAIL…..DIVIDED WE FAIL


Horicon Phoenix Program 

Contact:
Dan Buchner
Website | Email
319 E.Lake Street, Lower Level
P.O. Box 42
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485 0216

The Horicon Phoenix Program’s mission is to be a comprehensive economic and community revitalization program in the city of Horicon. Our group supports the local businesses, schools, civic organizations and environment with a special emphasis on respect, sustainability, friendship, and the benefits of enjoying life locally.

The Horicon Phoenix program is a Non-Profit Community Action Organization. 


Horicon Post 157, American Legion 

Contact:
Pat Bulman
Website | Email
735 S. Hubbard St.
PO Box 22
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-2022

Serving Veterans and the Community
American Legion Hosts Fish Fries, Special Events, Rentals, American Legion Baseball, Badger Boys State and Boy Scouts.

Schedule for Events:
Fish Fry’s ~ every Friday unless posted ~ 4 to 8:30 pm
Pancake Breakfast ~ the second Sunday of every month, starting at 8AM and ending at 12:30PM. This breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, Dick Bennett’s world famous potato’s, toast, sweet rolls, coffee, juice and milk.
Bingo ~ the second and fourth Sunday’s of the month from 4:30PM to the last call.
Meetings ~ 4th Monday of the month ~ 7 pm
Please join us in any of these and meet the heroes of your community.

LET AMERICAN LEGION HOST YOUR NEXT BIG EVENT! 

We advocate for our Veteran’s rights as Americans Protectors of freedom.  


 Horicon Public Library

Contact:
Alex Harvanick
Website | Email
404 E. Lake St.
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485 3535
Fax: (920) 485 3536

 The Horicon Public Library connects people to ideas in fun and innovative ways.  They aim to serve your information needs through books, movies, music, conversation and celebration.
Besides their collection of popular reading, viewing and listening materials, access to the internet, reader’s advisory and reference services are also available.
Check out their web site for the many services offered for all ages.

Hours:
Monday through Thursday | 11am to 8 pm
Friday | 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday | 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday | Closed


Marsh Haven Nature Center 

Contact:
Renee Wahlen
Website | Email
PO Box 575, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
W10145 State Hwy. 49
Waupun, WI 53963
Phone: (920) 324 5818

 Marsh Haven Nature Center is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization on the north end of the famous Horicon Marsh.  With museum quality displays depicting the history and wildlife of the marsh area, live animals, nature programs and hiking trails, Marsh Haven offers something for everyone.

Opens April 13, 2015!

Hours Open:
Daily ~ 12 to 4 pm
Weekends ~ 9 am to 5 pm


Rotary Club of Horicon 

Contact:
Gary Berger
Website | Email
P.O. Box 2
Horicon, WI 53032
Phone: (920) 485-4250

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

 

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Horicon Rotary Video
Horicon members are busy with public service ~ Rotary Park, Youth Exchange, Elimination of Polio, Shelter Box, Hope, Strive and various community support.

Meetings:
Every Wednesday at noon except the first, at Matthews of Horicon


SHRM ~ Dodge County 

Contact:
Jim Holwerda
Website | Email
1807 N. Center St.
Beaver Dam, WI, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 356 9528

Professional organization dedicated to advancing the human resource profession in the Dodge County area.  We provide professional growth opportunities for human resource and business professionals in the Dodge County area through monthly educational meetings where members and attendees can network, share ideas and learn about topics affecting the human resource profession and employers.

Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month,January through May/October through December ~ 11:30 to 1 pm at MPTC ~ Beaver Dam Campus.


YMCA of Dodge County

Contact:
Jen Kruel
Website | Email
220 Corporate Drive
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 887 8811
Fax: (920) 887 9298

YMCA of Dodge County is a charitable association founded on Christian principles, open to all, and dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind and body through diversified programming.   Primary focus is on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.