Allendale Garden Club
Eleanor Sorensen (President)
Established in 1921, the AGC is a social and community service group focusing on gardening and nature. Club activities include monthly speakers who discuss gardening techniques and environmental concerns. Meetings are held on the third Thursday (September – May) at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Church in Allendale. Weekly evening garden tours are held in June and July. During the summer, the club plants and maintains gardens at the Clock Island, the Lee Memorial Library, the post office, and the Fell House.
Allendale post office
2 Myrtle Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Club
“Service above Self”
Zach Lisella, Main Contact
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:
FIRST — The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
SECOND — High ethical standards in business and professions; The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
THIRD — The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life
FOURTH — The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business & professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Allendale Woman’s Club of NJ, Inc.
“All we need is an ear to listen, an eye to behold, a heart to feel.”
—Dr. Haim Ginott
Shirleyann Gatt and Lisa Katz, Co-Presidents
P.O. Box 284, Allendale, NJ 07401
Since December 13, 1918, women in Allendale have united in community service activities and philanthropy to raise funds for those in need. Today, the Allendale Woman’s Club is comprised of more than 60 diverse and talented women who are dedicated to continuing that tradition of volunteerism to make a difference in the community and beyond. In the course of 100 years of women working together, the club has honored the goals of the earlier women’s clubs and strengthened communities.
Popular annual community events are a fashion show, spring plant sale, town-wide garage sale (biennial), holiday breakfast, winter plant sale of poinsettias, and “Light the Way,” luminary fundraiser. Along with hosting these events, the organization awards college scholarships to high school seniors each year and coordinates community service outreach programs and education.
Membership is open to all woman who reside in Allendale and the surrounding towns. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Allendale Borough Hall from September to June. The club is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Concerned Citizens of Allendale
(The john fell house)
Susanne Lovisolo, President
475 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401
The Fell House is now listed in the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places. The Concerned Citizens of Allendale rescued the John Fell House from demolition by purchasing the property in 2010. We have since created and operated an historical educational and cultural resource center. The mission continues to restore the home to its original glory by preserving and managing the house, grounds, open space and wetlands. We work with the community and those interested to ensure a self-sustainable, non-profit enterprise and ongoing community service.
Lee Memorial Library
“Educate, Empower, Enlighten, & Enrich”
Patricia Durso, Executive Administrator
(201) 327–4338 x219
Lee Memorial Library
500 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327–4338, Fax: (201) 327–5838
LEE MEMORIAL LIBRARY is a service-oriented lending library dedicated to enhancing our citizens’ lives through literacy and lifelong learning. The library serves as a gathering place for programs, a source of onsite and virtual technologies, a productive workspace for adults and students, and a repository of professional help to navigate the world of information. As a community anchor, Lee Memorial Library offers a supportive environment in which to learn, grow, and prosper.
Northern Highlands DECA
Zach Lisella, Head DECA Advisor
Northern Highlands Regional High School
298 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
Office: (201) 327–8700 x731 | Fax: (201) 327–2161
DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA members participate in competition that may involve role-playing, written tests, and/or research projects. Regional competition generally takes place in January and those students who win become eligible to compete in the three-day New Jersey State Career Development Conference (SCDC). The state winners progress to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in April. To further apply business principles and practices, the members of the club sponsor fundraising projects. Proceeds from these endeavors help to pay for dues and club operations or are donated to worthy charities. Community service projects, public relations projects, creative marketing projects, and other campaigns help to develop leadership, civic consciousness, and social intelligence of the members.
Saddle River Youth Theatre (SRYT) Performing Arts School & Community Theatre
“Broadway in Your Own Backyard!”
“Where Every Child Plays a Part!”
Christopher Barker, Executive Director
37 East Allendale Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 825–8805 / Fax: (201) 825–8807
SRYT Performing Arts School is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 community youth theater, dedicated to educating children in dramatic and musical theater in a caring, supportive environment. The goal of our teaching professionals and interns is to provide an experience in which the young performer can explore their craft, grow confident as individuals, and learn how to be effective members of a team. It is also the theater’s intention to provide quality community theatrical entertainment for all ages, with shows from outside professional theater companies, as well as our student’s performances. We offer drama production workshops and classes throughout the year including a full time day camp every July. In addition, SRYT has an adult community theater wing known as RiverStage.