PO Box 234
Starbuck , MN 56381
WELCOME TO STARBUCK, MN
Starbuck is located on the western shores of Lake Minnewaska. Our charming community is known for its old-fashioned charm, heritage and homegrown hospitality!
Lake Minnewaska is the 13th largest lake in Minnesota. Breathtaking in beauty, it offers some of the best fishing and recreation in the area.
If you are looking to get away from the hectic hustle and bustle of everyday life, come and discover one of Minnesota’s best-kept recreational secrets!
If you have had enough of big city life and are looking for the right kind of wholesome environment to raise your family, or start or relocate your business, you have come to the right place!
What Starbuck has to offer will keep you coming back for more, year after year! But be careful, some folks who come to Starbuck chose to never leave!
Starbuck Study Club, GFWC, is part of the international General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). We are a volunteering club for the community of Starbuck and presently have a membership of 30 women. GFWC is one of the largest volunteer organizations in the world and has clubs in all fifty states and several foreign countries. Starbuck Study Club, GFWC is one of fifty clubs in Minnesota and we are part of the West Central District. Over the past few years, Starbuck Study Club has received both state awards and national recognition. Two years ago, our club experienced a growth of almost 50% and was in the top ten nationwide in membership growth. This past year, the club took state honors in the Public Issues category for helping organize the first National Night Out in Starbuck and received recognition at the national level for this project. Starbuck Study Club meets the first Thursday evening of every month September through May at 7:00 in the Commons at the Minnewaska Retirement Home. We use our fundraisers to donate funds for a variety of community projects and recently finished our Community Improvement Project in reopening the Snack Shack and making improvements at the Starbuck Beach. New members are welcomed, contact Mona Gregersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Lehtola at email@example.com.
For more information on GFWC in Pope County, please visit our Facebook page “General Federation of Women’s Clubs-Pope County”.
More information about the state and national organization can be found at gfwcofmn.org and GFWC.org
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
The mission statement of the Starbuck Fire Department Auxiliary is to support and be of assistance to the Starbuck Volunteer Fire Department whenever possible. The Members of the Auxiliary will pursue their mission statement through activities supporting the fiscal, public service, and response support needs of the Starbuck Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters.
Working toward this goal, the Auxiliary will provide service and assistance by being involved in activities including, but not limited to, the following:
* Providing fundraising efforts primarily for the Starbuck Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association and other community needs the Auxiliary deems appropriate when funding allows.
*Responding to the request for assistance during fires and other situations that require the Firefighters to be on scene for extended periods of time.
* Supporting outreach programs
* Open and maintain communication with neighboring auxiliary boards for partnering and learning purposes.
* Support fellow fire departments and/or families in times of need or crisis.
Contact Person: Jen Haugen
STARBUCK MEN’S VETERANS AUXILIARY
The Men’s Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4582 in Starbuck, Minnesota was formed on November 14, 2005 by Thirty-One charter members. The first President was Lance Peltier and the first Secretary/Treasurer was Roy Toivonen. The Auxiliary was dedicated primarily to support and assist VFW Post 4582. In the following few years the Men’s Auxiliary continued to grow in membership and became a greater source of support for the Starbuck VFW Post and for the local community. By 2015 the Men’s Auxiliary had increased their membership to 60 plus members and had become the largest VFW Men’s Auxiliary in Minnesota.
However, by 2014 the National VFW organization was in discussions about the possibility of disbanding the VFW Men’s Auxiliaries nationwide in order to form one VFW Auxiliary for both men and women so spouses of the increasing numbers of women veterans could also join the VFW Auxiliary in locations that did not have a Men’s Auxiliary. During the 2016 VFW National Convention it became official and all VFW Men’s Auxiliaries were disbanded.
After consulting with our members and the VFW and its Auxiliary it was decided to form our own non-profit, IRC 501(c) 3 corporation, the Starbuck Men’s Veterans Auxiliary, Inc. By doing this we could keep all of our money local, open up our membership to men and women over 18 years of age who had a desire to support veterans and keep the same great organization that we have enjoyed since 2005. We have increased our membership even more (up 30%) since then and continue to recruit new members. Our current membership includes members from coast to coast and border to border and hopefully soon our first foreign member from Norway. The Starbuck Men’s Auxiliary holds fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds to financially support our local VFW Post and provide volunteer labor to our Post as well as the local community. The Starbuck Men’s Veterans Auxiliary still has the same mission to honor and support our VFW Post, our local veterans and veterans’ organizations as well as support local projects to better our community and we do it with “An Attitude of Gratitude”.
PO Box 318
Fergus Falls MN
West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that serves nine counties and more than 80 communities in west central Minnesota. The counties are Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin, plus a portion of the White Earth Nation.
Our number one goal is to strengthen the economy of our region so that our families, communities and businesses thrive now and for generations to come. We do this using the tools of community development, economic development and by promoting philanthropy. West Central Initiative is also the founder and lead supporter of the Live Wide Open regional campaign.