Minnetrista Hobby Groups
At Minnetrista, people gather every day to learn about the world they live in. Minnetrista helps these clubs because they help us fulfill our mission. We make our facilities available to help our affiliate organizations grow and prosper. In turn, they help us open a world of possibilities to anyone willing to discover them. Which one is for you?
Antique Interest Group
The focus of this club is to learn and share knowledge of antiques. Club members meet to discuss antiques, offer collection showcase techniques, and view interesting programs and presentations. Meetings are free to the public.
Contact: Don Osterman (765) 289-6910
Delaware County Master Gardeners Association
This association trains and certifies volunteers to meet the gardening needs of the community and extend educational programs in the area of home horticulture. Field trips are taken occasionally and a plant sale is held each year in June to raise money for the group.
Contact: Jim Reece (765) 730-3348
East Central Indiana Rose Society
The East Central Indiana Rose Society provides a central source of information for members and non-members who enjoy growing the many varieties of roses. Members share gardening tips and successes as well as failures that they have experienced in their own rose garden. The society meets monthly between the months of April and October to discuss rose issues and to hear from speakers on various subjects relating to gardening, specifically roses.
Contact: Virginia Finchum (765) 284-8168
Iris Growers of Eastern Indiana
This group provides information to the beginner as well as the experienced iris grower at their monthly meetings. Members meet to participate in slide shows from the American Iris Society, question and answer sessions, and hear guest speaker presentations. An annual show is held during bloom season in May.
Contact: Tom Tomlinson (765) 282-3883
Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club
Once a month, this group of collectors meets to exchange information. Meetings include business, a short program, show and tell, and question and answer sessions. Each year two shows and sales take place where visitors can view exhibits and make purchases. Visit the club's web site at www.fruitjar.org
Contact: Dick Cole (765) 288-8717
Members of this club focus on the study of woodworking and improvement of skills. Join the club if you are interested in completing creative woodworking projects. Meetings are held each month.
Contact: Bud Birt (765) 282-3031
Muncie Artists Guild
This group meets each month to encourage self-improvement through study and practice. A group goal is to foster art appreciation throughout the community. Meetings include demonstrations, practice, lectures, and friendly critiques. Each year an annual show takes place at Minnetrista.
Contact: Sharon LaRue (765) 748-2580
Muncie Astronomy Club
This group meets each month to provide information for the amateur astronomer. Meetings include such activities as learning how to build your own telescope, constellations as navigational tools, and the study of planets and galaxies.
Contact: Ronald Kaitchuck, PhD, planetarium director and astronomy professor at Ball State University.
Visit the Muncie Astronomy Club website for more information.
Muncie Coin & Stamp Club
This group promotes the hobby of coin and stamp collecting. Meetings include speakers on a variety of topics related to the hobby.
Contact: Ray Saylor (765) 288-0371
Normal City Fly Fishing Club
This group meets to promote fly fishing through education and activities consistent with the preservation of our fishing and game fish. The group also supports all activities that focus on conservation of the White River and assists others with best practices and techniques of fly fishing, fly tying and casting. The club provides a forum where like-minded people can share interests and fly fishing techniques with each other. The club sponsors the Normal City Fly Fishing Derby each year and other events.
Contact: Bill Britton (765) 284-3146