Community & Non-Profit

Allendale Garden Club

Eleanor Sorensen (President)
John Pastore (Co-President)
(201) 723–8767

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 on the third
Wednesday (September – May) at 7:30 p.m. presented via Zoom. Weekly
evening garden tours are held in June. During the summer, the club plants
and maintains gardens at the Clock Island, the Lee Memorial Library, post
office, and the Fell House.

Allendale Girl Scouts

“Kindergarten-Grade 12 in Northern New Jersey – Allendale”
46 High Street
Allendale, NJ 07401
Phone: 201-825-2972

Allendale Newcomers & Neighbors Club

Kelly Schroeter, President
PO Box 431
Allendale, NJ 07401 /

Are you new to town? Or maybe not-so-new to Allendale, but looking to meet new people and get involved in new activities? Join the Allendale Newcomers & Neighbors Club. We’ve got a wide variety of events/activities that might interest you: from Ladies’ Night Out to Kids Day Out events, men’s basketball, our movie club or book club, reaching out to families in need via Helping Hands, playgroups for the under 5 set, or other social events like our annual Holiday Party, Progressive Dinner, or Family Barbecue, there’s something for everyone. For more information about the Allendale Newcomers & Neighbors Club and how to join, please visit us at

Allendale-Saddle River Rotary Club

“Service above Self”
Heidi Gross, 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

Marie Caliendo and Denice P. Gilchrist, Co-Presidents
PO Box 284
Allendale, NJ 07401 /

Since December 13, 1918, women in Allendale have united in community service activities and philanthropy. 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, plant sale, town-wide garage sale (biennial), holiday breakfast, and band night. 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 resides 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.

For additional information please contact Meridith Desmond at 732-239-0418 or email:


Concerned Citizens of Allendale

John Fell House
475 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, NJ 07401
Phone: 201-783-8754 /

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 eMail:

Lee Memorial Library
500 West Crescent Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
Phone: 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

Northern Highlands Regional High School
298 Hillside Avenue, Allendale, NJ 07401
O. 201.327.8700 x731 | F. 201.327.2161
Head DECA Advisor: Zach Lisella |

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 fund-raising 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Allendale VFW Post 10181
PO Box 365
Allendale, NJ 07401

Joseph Chinnici, Commander
Phone: 201-394-8216 eMail:

Jonathan Green, Quartermaster
Phone: 518-729-6155 eMail:

The VFW was organized:

  • To preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members
  • To assist worthy members and their widows and orphans
  • To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead
  • To maintain true allegiance to the Government of the USA and fidelity –
  • To its constitution and laws
  • To foster true patriotism
  • To maintain and extend the institutions of American Freedom
  • To perpetuate, preserve and defend the USA from all of her enemies