The Town of
Seymour has many local non-profit, outreach, interest, civic, or sporting
organizations. These are just some of the local groups. Please
contact us if you would like your organization recognized here.
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Chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans'
organization, the American Legion is a community service organization which
nationally numbers nearly 3 million members in nearly 15,000 American Legion
Emil Senger Post 10, American Legion, was established in 1920, named for Emil
Senger, the first World War I casualty from Seymour. There are now 170
members. David S. Miles Post #174 created in 1946, has 368 members.
The unit is named for David S. Miles, who lost his life during the sinking of
Both local posts participate in the national legion issues of veterans' affairs,
flag protection and youth activities as well as holding Flag Day, Memorial Day
and Veteran' s Day ceremonies.
Membership eligibility is based on honorable, federal active duty with the U.S.
Armed Forces during World War I, II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War,
Lebanon/Grenada, Operation Just Cause (Panama), Operation Desert Shield/Storm
and all members now serving.
Post 10 is located at 37 Bank Street. The telephone number is
203-888-7813. Post 174 information is available at 203-888-2988.
Angel Heart Foundation
When a family is
going through a medical crisis, their everyday lives become unpredictable and
extremely stressful. The ill or injured family member and the crisis itself
become the primary focus of the family's attention. When the ill or injured
person is a primary caretaker or financial provider for the family, the result
can be catastrophic. The primary goal of the Angel Hearts Foundation is to
provide families in medical crisis with resources to reduce the financial stress
on the family during the crisis phase. These resources may include the
following: assistance making a monthly bill payment, providing holiday/birthday
gifts for children, helping with co-pays, donating gift cards for groceries or
general living expenses, etc.
Email them at
Boy Scouts of America
Serving Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton, the Housatonic Council of
the Boy Scouts of America has three chartered Club Packs, one troop and
one post in Seymour. They aim to provide youth programs which build
character, teach responsible citizenship and develop personal fitness.
Cub Pack 11 meets at Trinity Episcopal Church; Pack 30 meets at Seymour
Congregational Church; Pack 60 meets at Great Hill Methodist Church. Troop
11 meets at Trinity Episcopal Church.
The council office, at 326 Derby Avenue #2, Derby is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. The office may be reached at
203-734-3329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
find a troop for your age level!!
Citizens' Engine Company, Great
Hill Hose Company and Dive Rescue
The Seymour Fire Department provides fire and rescue protection for residents.
The department consists of two companies with a membership of approximately 150
Citizens' Engine and Great Hill Hose Companies provide fire protection using 12
pieces of apparatus and two chiefs' vehicles. The Seymour Fire Department
Dive Team provides equipment and expertise for handling water emergencies. Visit
Emergency Services on this website for more information.
Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Co
Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. of Seymour, Connecticut is a
501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote arts education in a
collaborative effort with public schools, Boy & Girls Clubs, Valley YMCA,
Colleges and Universities. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lower Naugatuck Valley,
Valley YMCA, Seymour, Ansonia, and Derby School’s have partnered with the
Hurricanes in a Community Outreach Music and Color Guard Program. The Corps
provides musical and visual arts education to all members through their
participation in performance on wind and percussion instruments, as well as, the
use of equipment, props and color to augment musical selections. The Hurricanes’
program places emphasis on a variety of musical styles, which give the
membership the opportunity to correlate a sense of rhythm with physical
coordination. The disciplines of music and choreography are displayed through
uniformity of dress, conduct, teamwork, and self‑control.
the intent of the Hurricanes to provide the members with life changing
experiences, educationally and socially, which help each individual member gain
real world life skills, musical training and performance experiences.
Through the development of the character traits of dedication, discipline and
teamwork, each member of this close knit fraternity learns what is required to
be successful on and off the performance field. Participation instills
confidence, quality of character and a strong work ethic that is desirable in
the real world workplace.
We are proud to announce the
fifth year of the Hurricane Cadets Outreach Music Program for
youth participating in elementary, middle school or high school band. Being
offered are music lessons which are free to the community youth that are willing
to work. The program is under the governance of the Connecticut Hurricanes Board
of Directors and its policy's along with a local Advisory Board consisting of
Seymour School Band Directors. As of now we are joined by several valley schools
as well as the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the Valley
YMCA. Over 100 kids have participated in the program over the last three years.
are geared towards students who want to refine their musical skills after school
and through the summer with a program designed in conjunction with the Seymour
bands curriculum for the various ages. The lessons will prepare the student for
the next level of their school band program. The Cadets in the past have
performed in Memorial Day parades and summer concerts. The program also assesses
students at the high school level who are interested in moving to the
competitive Connecticut Hurricanes all age Drum and Bugle Corps. To date six
Cadets have advanced into the Hurricanes with three of them winning special
honors in performance in their first year. One of the graduate members is also
performing with the UConn Marching and Concert bands. For more information please go
to our website at: www.cthurricanes.org
Democratic Town Committee
The Democratic Town Committee acts as a vehicle for nominating candidates for
town offices, as well as supporting the party's activities and its elected
officials. Membership is limited to 60 residents who are registered as
Democrats. The committee meets the second Monday of the month at Town
Hall. It conducts periodic fund-raising events to raise money for election
campaigns and other party functions. Information about the committee may
be obtained from Chairman Steve Kulas,
Friends of the Seymour Public
The Friends is a growing non-profit, volunteer organization which believe in the
importance of books and libraries for people of all ages. Through this
group's efforts, the library has been able to obtain much-needed materials,
furniture and equipment that would otherwise be impossible to obtain. The
organization and its slate of officers meet at the library on a regular basis to
plan and organize fund raising activities and yearly events. Those seeking
additional information about membership or cooperation may call the library at
Visit their website.
George J. Hummel Little
Founded in 1949, George J. Hummel Little League is a non-profit organization
whose mission is "to promote, develop, supervise and voluntarily assist in all
lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League
Baseball and Softball".
Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the Little League program
assists youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork
and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage,
and loyalty, the Little League program is designed to develop superior citizens
rather than superior athletes.
Teams forms at the end of February into early March; practices and games are
played at several locations. Volunteers are always welcome.
Further information may be acquired by calling 203-888-4086.
Visit their website.
Girl Scouts USA
Seymour falls under the Waterbury Service Center of the Connecticut Trails
Council of Girl Scouts USA. Scouting offers an informal educational
program designed to inspire girls with high ideals of character, conduct,
patriotism and service, and to help them to become happy and resourceful
The organization is open to all girls between the ages of 5 and 17 and to adults
who accept the Girl Scout promise and law.
Troops usually meet weekly, but this may vary according to the interest and
needs of members. In addition to troop activities, members can participate
in events sponsored by the Connecticut Trails Council and GSUSA. These
events include crafts, nature study, camping, community service and physical
Waterbury Workbase, 203-757-1340, can also provide information. -
Junior Fire Department
This group is open to any student living in Seymour between the ages of 14 and
18. It meets weekly. Members are able to respond to emergencies with
the town's Fire Department. The students also fill support rolls.
Due to OSHA regulations, students may not be directly involved in fire
suppression, but it is a challenging, fun organization that trains future
Those interested may leave a message at 203-888-1909
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church
with over 1.6 million members. Locally, many local charities are helped
throughout the community. Local information is available at 167 Main
Street, Seymour and by calling 203-888-2825.
Parent Teacher Associations
All three elementary schools have active PTAs. Each is affiliated with the
National PTA and strives to promote the welfare of children in home, school and
community, raise the standards of home life and to bring a closer relationship
between the school and home. Events held throughout the year include
holiday parties, book fairs, science fairs and after-school programs.
Information about the PTAs may be obtained by called Bungay School 203-888-9009,
Chatfield School, 203-888-4640, and Anna LoPresti School, 203-888-2009.
The Pumpkin Festival is held each September at French Memorial Park. Admission is
free. Featured activities include rides, contests, and prizes for
youngsters; art and crafts and food booths. The festival gives local
organization the opportunity to raise funds. It operates on a non-profit
basis; net proceeds benefit worthy causes in the community. Membership is
open to those wishing to join on the recommendation of a present member.
Membership work is voluntary; there are no paid positions and there are no dues.
Meetings are called as needed by the chairperson on a monthly basis. The
annual meeting is held at the close of the fiscal year when the election of
officers takes place. Those seeking additional information you can email at
Republican Town Committee
The Republican Town Committee acts as a vehicle for nominating candidates for
town offices, as well as supporting the party's activities and its elected
officials. Membership is limited to 50 residents who are registered
Republicans. Candidates for membership are elected by a majority vote of
the town's registered party members. The committee meets the third
Thursday monthly. It also conducts periodic fund-raising events to raise
money for election campaigns and other party functions. Information about
the committee may be obtained from the RTC, Chairman Bill Paecht,
Seymour Fish and Game Club
Located on Chestnut Tree Hill Road, Oxford, the 350-member club, which has been
in existence since 1930, offers trap shooting until 9 p.m. each Tuesday and
Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Club members also hunt
pheasant on leased land.
The club is active in the community, sponsoring a fishing rodeo, presenting
scholarships to Seymour High and Nonnewaug High School students who plan careers
in science-related fields, and donating to each of the Oxford elementary
schools. Information about the Seymour Fish and Game Club may be obtained
at the Town Clerks Office at Seymour Town Hall or by calling (860) 424-3200 the
DEP Parks and Recreation Department.
Those seeking additional information may go to the web-site at
Seymour Historical Society
The Seymour Historical Society was organized in 1975. In 1988 their
collection of artifacts was moved to the former home of Miss Katharine Matthies,
a local philanthropist, at 59 West Street. The museum serves as a
historical resource center and is open for tours, local historical research, and
genealogy by appointment. Eight historical/educational programs are
presented at the museum each year, generally on the last Sunday of the month
(February-May and August-November). Availability of the speaker may dictate a
change of date or location. A program is currently being restructured for
use in schools or at the museum.
To contact the Seymour Historical Society and for information, call 203-888-7471.
Seymour Historical Society has a website.
Please visit the following link for any information and events.
Seymour Land Conservation
The purpose of the Seymour Land Conservation Trust is to preserve the natural
resources of the Town of Seymour: water resources, wetlands, woodlands and open
spaces, including plant and animal habitats. It also is interested in the
preservation of unique historic and scenic areas.
The Land Trust seeks wise and responsible management of local woodlands, open
spaces and water resources. One of the trust's chief concerns is the
potential loss of Seymour's forest land through over-development or neglect.
Annual event sponsored by the trust include a Fishing Rodeo at Legion Pool,
hikes and nature walks and a December visit from Santa Claus. Please
contact the Land Trust President, Alex Danka at 203-881-3400 for more information or visit the LandTrust at 13 Chatfield
Street, Seymour, CT, Or go to
Seymour Lions Club
Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men
and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs
help and why. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian.
Lions are now best known for sight-related programs, including Sight First, the
world's largest blindness prevention program. The Seymour Lions Club is in
District 23A and meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month
Molto Benne, Ansonia, CT. Those seeking additional information
please contact Lions Club Secretary, Melissa Smith Poynton at 203-430-9356 &
Seymour Pink's mission is to unite a community in the fight against breast
cancer. Through fund-raising efforts, our goal is to fund breast cancer
research, provide education and to empower and assist breast cancer victims and
their families. "Seymour Pink Day" was an idea born from loved ones left
behind...family and friends of those who lost their battle with breast cancer.
The idea to have our entire community SEE MORE PINK came from the unique
advantage that our town's name is Seymour. Visit
www.seymourpink.com for more
Seymour Pop Warner
Seymour Pop Warner is recognized as a member of the national Pop Warner
organization, which is the only national youth football and cheerleading
organization in the USA. The organization requires "satisfactory" academic
progress to participate. Pop Warner has stringent safety rules, one
of which is an age-weight schematic. This system insures maximum safety.
Pop Warner has a "no-cut" rule, which means that tryouts aren't allowed.
First-come, first-on is the way it works. Games and practices are held at
the Seymour High School. Those seeking additional information may
contact league president
Joe Smarrelli at
203-901-4960 or go to the web-site at
"A committee for the community" Seymour Pride is an organization of
volunteers that help make Seymour a nicer place to live. They organize
monthly clean-up events in different areas of town. Anyone wishing to join
should contact Chairwoman Kim Osgood at
email@example.com or visit their
Seymour-Oxford Newcomers Club
The Seymour-Oxford Newcomers Club is a women's social and civic group dedicated
to raising funds for local charities. Membership is open to any resident
of Seymour or Oxford. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday
of each month at the Seymour Public Library. The club is host of the Heart
and Home Craft Fair and also sponsors adult and children socials and parties for
members of the club. Those seeking additional information may call Therese
Seymour Volunteer Ambulance
Membership in the Seymour Volunteer Ambulance Association is open to those 16
years of age and older. Seymour Ambulance provides all necessary training.
Previous training as an Emergency Medical Technician is preferred, but not
required. The association can always use more volunteer staff. It
pays day care expenses for parent volunteers who have small children not yet in
school. Those interested in volunteering should call Scott Andrews at
Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club
The Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club, part of Rotary International, is an organization
of business and professional persons united worldwide to provide humanitarian
service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good
will and peace in the world. Those who live or work in Oxford and Seymour
and serve in a management position are eligible to join. Meetings are at 7
a.m. every Thursday at the Sandwich Man Restaurant, Klarides Village, Route 67,
The organization conducts a number of fundraisers to benefit the Seymour and
Oxford communities. Members serve on committees dedication to community
service, vocational service, international service, club service and
fundraising. The club annually awards a number of scholarships to students
from Oxford and Seymour. Those seeking additional information may call
President Nancy Valentine (203) 734-6945.
Seymour Soccer Association
The mission of the Seymour Soccer Association (SSA) is to provide a means of
recreation to all the children of Seymour while promoting the sport of soccer
and developing the skills of individual players. SSA’s vision is to create and
encourage an environment consistent with good
sportsmanship, physical fitness, respect,
team play, and having fun. As the great coach John Wooden said, “Sports do not
build character. They reveal it.” It is our hope that Seymour’s young people
will indeed reveal their character and realize the joy that participating in
The objectives of SSA are: to educate players and coaches in the
skills of soccer; to stress positive attitudes,
equal opportunity, and fair play; and to support, promote, and assist the
development of soccer in the Town of Seymour at
the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
provides both recreational and competitive league activities throughout the year
for the youth of Seymour. Information regarding Seymour Soccer, its programs
and schedule of events may be found at
Training Education and Manpower, Inc., is a non-profit corporation which helps
families find practical solutions to social problems. Stabilization of the
family is a primary goal.
TEAM programs include employment training; a fresh start process of identifying
and discussing changes that determine how participants live and use their
skills; support for career and life path changes; skill training for women in
such non-traditional fields as carpentry, painting, and lead abatement
certification; summer employment for youth; Head Start; preschool; kid care;
food reimbursements for day care homes; Toys for Tots; elderly support; energy
conservation; food banks and grants; eviction prevention; security deposit
application; used furniture referrals; and judicial system help.
TEAM is a member of the Valley Council of Health and Human Service
TEAM office, at 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby may be reached by phone at
Trout Unlimited - Naugatuck Pomperaug Chapter
Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's
trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. That mission is
accomplished on local, state and national levels with an extensive and dedicated
volunteer network. Visit
The Naugatuck Chapter, which has been instrumental in the reclamation of the
Naugatuck River, partnered with local industry to fund the full-time position of
River Steward. The chapter has a hotline at 203-264-1976, which serves as
an information service about Naugatuck Valley Chapter meetings, activities and
events, as well as a notification system for reporting potential problems with
pollution, garbage dumping and poaching violations.
Glen LaFreniere - President -
Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce represents the business communities of
Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding
areas. It provides leadership to enhance economic growth, development,
prosperity and quality of life in the region. The Chamber is currently
comprised of more than 800 members, which encompass a work force of more than
14,000 people. Membership is diverse, with representation from
manufacturing, retail, service and corporate businesses and ranging in size from
sole proprietors up to 1,000-plus employees.
Members share the common notion that commerce will function at its best when
business relationships are forged and resources utilized to their fullest
potential, creating "A Partnership for Prosperity". The Chamber is located
at 10 Progress Drive, Shelton; phone, 203-925-4981; fax, 203-925-4984.
Visit their website.
Valley United Way
Valley United Way is the leading philanthropic resource for the Connecticut
Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton matching the needs
of the community and interests of donors to improve the overall quality of life
in the community. United Way supports and creates initiatives addressing youth,
families, and people in crisis. Each year Valley United Way funds programs and
organizations that make a measurable difference in the lives of people living
and working in the valley.
54 Grove Street Shelton, CT 06484 - (203) 926-9478 -
Valley Detachment Marine Corps League
Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates
the traditions and spirit of Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the
eagle, globe, and anchor of the corps. Members of the Marine Corps League
join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the
traditions and promoting the interests of U.S. Marine Corps. William
Cardow, 56 West Street, Seymour 06483 will provide more information.