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Philip Area Chapter of AARP

aarpIf you're looking for a way to use your experience, expertise, talent, and creativity to make the Philip area a better place to live - and meet some new friends along the way - join the Philip Area Chapter of AARP!

AARP chapters offer a face and heart for AARP locally. As a strategic link between members, communities, and AARP programs and services, chapters bring members a variety of community service, education, leadership and fellowship opportunities.

Community service activities range from participation in AARP national programs to local mentoring and tutoring projects, food and clothing drives, friendly visits and much more. AARP chapters are well positioned to provide direct support to make life better in communities where members live and work. Stop by a monthly meeting and bring your ideas.
Mike & Marcia West
PO Box 430
Philip SD 57567

Wheeler - Brooks American Legion Post #173 of Philip 

The American Legion Post #173 of Philip meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Legion Hall. The hall is also available for rent for weddings, concerts, dances, and any other event for which a building of that size is needed.
For more information contact 
Commander Phil Pearson
A free will offering breakfast is served every Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Legion Hall. 

Philip General Federation of Women's Club of South Dakota 
"Unity in Diversity"

GFWC has encouraged women to improve their skills, expand their rights, and apply their abilities and special sensitivity to society's problems.

GFWC meets the first Tuesday of every month, September through May.
For more information contact 
Gayle Rush 605.859.2964 or 
Kay Ainslie 605.859.2670.

Philip Community Betterment 

This group assists in making Philip a better place to live. Some projects in the past have been upkeep and maintenance of the Philip Fire Hall Park, assisting in decorating the town for holidays and special events, planting flowers, and town clean-ups. The Community Betterment earns money by singing for birthdays.

If you would like to become a member or learn more about this association please call 
Darlene Matt 
She may also be contacted for arranging a group to sing for a birthday, which adds a unique touch to anybody's special day. 

Philip Health Services Auxiliary

Philip Health Services Auxiliary is a program composed of caring volunteers who donate their time and efforts to support a variety of projects within the health care system in our community.

Regular meetings are held on the first Thursdays of February, April, September and November.
For more information or to join in our exciting efforts, please contact 
Lois Porch 

4 - H

Click on the picture above to go to the official 4-H Website.

South Dakota Youth Development 4-H enables youth to be engaged in partnerships with caring adults that foster positive learning environments resulting in youth developing to their full potential. 

South Dakota Youth Development 4-H will empower youth to become self-reliant, contributing and productive members of society. 

4-H is delivered locally and operated at the state and national levels through a partnership among county government, South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 4-H program is backed by the research and knowledge base of the land-grant university and the support of county, state and federal governments

Boy Scouts

To join, please contact 
David Butler 

Girl Scouts

To join, please contact 
Kay Ainslie

Haakon County Veterans Service Officer

The Haakon County Veterans Service Office helps veterans and their dependents apply for benefits from the State and Federal Departments of Veterans Affairs.

The County Veterans Services Officer personally meets with the veteran to determine their eligibility for benefits and then helps the veteran submit the necessary applications. Depending on current guidelines, veterans and their dependents may be eligible to receive disability compensation benefits, non-service connected veteran's pensions, widow's pensions, VA health care coverage to include prescription drugs, education benefits, veteran's bonuses, and burial benefits. 

Individuals interested in applying for these benefits should contact
Haakon County Veterans Services Officer 

Philip Charities

Philip Charities' mission is to enhance the economic well-being of our community by facilitating the creation of new economic opportunities, fostering existing community assets and addressing issues that threaten economic advancement in the community.

Haakon County Young Women

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