Borough of Avalon Community

AHLOA looks forward to working with other local civic, cultural and educational groups

We look forward to seeing all citizens at our meetings

Second Saturday at the Avalon Senior Center

tower-03AVALON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2989 Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 Call the Chamber at 967-3936 [Email Us] Website: www.avalonbeach.com The Avalon Chamber of Commerce is the liaison between the business community and Avalons visitors. The Chambers Welcome Center, located on 30th and Ocean Drive, has a publication display system and distributes member information to visitors throughout the year. Information can also be obtained by visiting the Chambers website, Facebook or twitter page, all of which were created through a partnership with the 7 Mile Business Community Association.

AVALON CIVIC CLUB P.O. Box 155, Avalon, N.J. 08202 Jean Hunter President For over 70 years Avalon Civic Club has serviced the borough to promote the beauty, cleanliness, health and community spirit of Avalon. The Civic Club was the first to beautify the islands and 21st Street Circle, first to initiate Memorial Day Services, and the first to begin the recycling of glass. The Club donates time, talent and funds to borough organizations and events, and supports numerous not-for-profit groups on and off island. Meetings are held at 12:30pm at Community Hall on the fourth Monday of each month from April through October. A short business meeting precedes a program and refreshments. Come join us! New members are always welcome.

AVALON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 32nd Street and Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 Mrs. Stacey Tracy (609) 967- 7544 [Email Us] Website: www.avalonstoneharborschools.org Situated at the entrance to Avalon, the Avalon Elementary School is a five through eight grade elementary school. Currently, there are 76 full time pupils receiving a quality education with small class sizes.

AVALON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202 Erin Brown – Director Website: www.avalonfreelibrary.org We provide a place where the people of Avalon and students of all ages can share cultural experiences together, in a secure, aesthetically pleasing environment. We foster an environment of lifelong learning to enrich the cultural life of the community. The Avalon Free Public Library opened to the public in 2005. Since its opening, the library has continued to grow as an education and entertainment center for residents and visitors alike.

AVALON FRIEND IN NEED Bob Moran, President Friend In Need was created within our community, and exists solely to help those who are in need in Cape May County.  In the years since this foundation has been established, Friend In Need has raised thousands of dollars for local friends and families

Website:    www.friendinneednj.org

AVALON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 235 39th Street Robert Penrose, President [Email Us] Website: avalonhistoricalsociety.org The Avalon Historical Society was formed in 1997 with the intention of collecting and preserving the history of Avalon New Jersey. Since that time the Historical Society has engaged the Avalon community and beyond with a variety of programs, exhibits, and artifact collections. Besides the educational programming, that has come in the form of authors, first person historical interpreters, and folk singer/storytellers, the Avalon Historical Society has been a leading civic organization in Avalon. 

AVALON LIONS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC PO Box 365, Avalon , NJ 08202 Jim Lutz, President
Website: avalonlions.com The Avalon Lions is an organization of men and women dedicated to improving local communities by supporting many local organizations, such as the Helen Diller Vacation Home for the Blind , Volunteers in Medicine , Vineland Veterans Home and others. Our motto is Our motto is “We Serve” and that is what we do.

AVALON PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL PO Box 72, Avalon, NJ 08202, Ramona Sanabria, President.
Avalon Performing Arts Council (APAC) exists as an organization to enrich the lives of residents of the barrier islands and surrounding communities. APAC promotes cultural and artistic events through grants from the Borough of Avalon and the New Jersey Council of the Arts. www.avalonperformingarts.org

AVALON REPUBLICAN CLUB 4428 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 Bill Burns, President

AVALON SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION (ASCO) 700 Ocean Drive E-1, Avalon, NJ 08202
Richard Kosten, President 
Website: www.avalonboro.net The purpose for which the ASCO is to promote the welfare of its members through mutually supportive social, educational, patriotic, cultural and physical activities. Members, 55 years old or older, participate in a variety of activities initiated at the Avalon Senior Center.

HELEN L DILLER VACATION HOME FOR BLIND CHILDRENCHALLENGED CHILDREN’S CHARITIES CORPORATION Box338, 127 26th St., Avalon NJ 08202 Jennifer Layton, Director [Email Us] Website: www.dillerblindhome.org/ Blind and visually impaired children have been enjoying all expenses paid summer seashore vacations in Avalon, NJ since 1972. The Home is operated by CHALLENGED CHILDREN’S CHARITIES CORPORATION, which is a registered 501 c3 charitable corporation.

Saint Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church [Email Us] Website: www.stbrendanthenavigatorparish.org “Through Baptism we strive to create a welcoming community of faith-inspired Catholics dedicated to working toward a world transformed and unified in Christ” Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish is one parish with three worship sites: St. Paul’s Church in Stone Harbor, Maris Stella Church and the Chapel in Avalon. Phone 609-967-3746 Fax 609-967-8172

Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club PO Box 212, Avalon, NJ 08202 Elyse Focht, President 609-967-3244 [Email Us] The Seven Mile Beach Democratic Club is a local organization serving the interests of Democratic Party members in Avalon and Stone Harbor. Our mission is to promote the causes of the Democratic Party and to act as a gathering place for activities and programs that inform the community about government issues at every level.

Seven Mile Times PO Box 134, Avalon, NJ Mickey Coskey [Email Us] Website: http://www.7milepub.com/ The Seven Mile Times is in its 19th year of publication. The primary objective of The Times is to entertain and inform our readers. Published six times a year, the content in the Seven Mile Times is specifically targeted for the residents & visitors of Avalon and Stone Harbor With more than 40,000 readers at the height of the season, The Times is distributed free of charge and mailed to every property owner in both towns. It continues to be the only newspaper published exclusively for Avalon and Stone Harbor.

STEPHEN C. LUDLAM POST 331, AMERICAN LEGION PO Box 232 , Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 Jim Fleischmann, Commander, (609) 368-2294 [Email Us] Website: www.stephencludlampost331.org Located at 117th Street and 2nd Avenue in Stone Harbor, the American Legion Post serves 262 veterans from Avalon, Stone Harbor and various other locales. The building is a 1895 U.S Lifesaving Station which is registered as a State and National Historic Site. Veterans give public tours of the facility during the summer season. Murals and storyboards highlight the US Life Saving Station, the US Coast Guard and military history. Also housed at the facility is the original/restored USLSS Long Boat, the military museum and the Lookout Tower with its incredible ocean views.

The 7 Mile Business Community Association, Inc. ( 7MBCA) 2761 Dune Drive Jacqueline Ewing [Email Us] Website: www.indulgeinavalon.com Founded in 2007 as a not-for-profit corporation, The 7 Mile Business Community Association, Inc. ( 7MBCA) is a co-op of the many fine businesses in Avalon that have pooled resources to advertize and market Avalon as the shore destination. Grant awards from the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism and the Southern Shore Destination Marketing Organization 7MBCA support 7MBCA’s comprehensive marketing campaign ‘Indulge in Avalon – Shop, Dine Relax’.

The Avalon Garden Club, Inc. Box 43, Avalon, NJ 08202 Pat Fleishman, President The Avalon Garden Club is a non-profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, educational and literary purposes, including sharing knowledge on nature and conservation. Projects promote the beautification of the Borough of Avalon through planting on Dune Drive islands and in Avalon parks and gardens. To visit our web site, go to avalonboro.net and find a link to the Avalon Garden Home page. www.avalonboro.net/avalon-garden-clubavalon-nj

THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AVALON 3344 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 Dr. David Montayne, Pastor [Email Us] Website: www.AvalonMethodist.com The First United Methodist Church of Avalon has been on the Seven Mile Island for more than 100 years. We are a full time, year round faith community. 


THE WETLANDS INSTITUTE 1075 Stone Harbor Bvld. Dr. Lenore Tedesco: Executive Director Website: www.wetlandsinstitute.org

The Wetlands Institute is a non-profit organization working to promote appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of coastal and wetland ecosystems through programs in research, conservation, and education. We provide a fun and interactive educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages through nature exploration and discovery.

Our aquarium and hands-on exhibits bring you up close and personal with some of the wildlife that lives in our salt marsh and back bays. While here, you can watch birds and other wildlife from our scenic walking trail featuring a 720ft long elevated marsh walkway. You can stroll through our native plant gardens, take in the amazing views of the wetlands and surrounding area from our 3-story tower, or explore the back bays by boat, kayak or paddleboard. We are open year-round and also offer indoor activities for rainy day fun!                                                                     

 

WELLS MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH First Avenue at Ninth Street, PO Box 341, Avalon, NJ 08202 Dave Knoche, 829 Dune Drive, 609-368-2624 Since 1892, Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church has been “the church away from home” for vacationers of many faiths. Services are held every Sunday during the summer season from early May to late September. Invited clergy provide the spiritual leadership while temporal affairs are administered by a committee of property owners who are active lay people in their home congregations. The church has no members. Maintenance of the sanctuary and the on-going program are made possible from those who worship here