Organizations

Clark Lake Advancement Association

CLAA's mission is to preserve the lake, its water quality, its aesthetic, ecological and environment health and significance and to promote the safety of all those who use the lake for recreation.

Website: www.clarklakewi.com

Jacksonport Advancement Corporation

The purpose of the Jacksonport Advancement Corporation is to promote Jacksonport as a family playground; work for the betterment of the community; and to accept, use, hold, manage, purchase or dispose of property (real or personal) given, transferred or bequeathed to JAC. In case of real property, the Town of Jacksonport must be willing to accept such property before acceptance by the JAC.

Community events: Maifest

Maifest, a Memorial Day weekend tradition, includes a juried art fair; midway activities for children; concession stands selling funnel cakes, kolaches, brats and hot dogs; live music; helicopter rides; and a car show. The Maifest parade is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a 10K run and 2-mile fun run at Lakeside Park on Sunday at 9 a.m.; the 4-H Horse and Pony Drill Team and Frontier Farmers horse pull at the ball field beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Website: www.jacksonport.org/maifest/

Contact: Ken Honold, president, (920) 823-2179

Jacksonport Area Business Association

The mission statement of the Jacksonport Area Business Association is to establish and operate a business association to both support and promote the Jacksonport community and Jacksonport area businesses.

Officers:

Bob Geitner, president, (920) 823-2112, mrgss@yahoo.com
Mike Lautenbach, vice president, (920) 823-2081, mlautenbach@charter.net
Joe Jarosh, secretary-treasurer, jarosh@dcwis.com

Community events: Children’s Easter egg hunt; Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays

Website: www.jacksonport.net

Jacksonport Firefighters Association

The purpose of the association is to promote better fire-service relationships; assist in the promotion of the community welfare; endeavor to elevate fire departments as a whole; and cooperate with any organizations in the area to accomplish our mutual cause.

Contact: Aaron LeClair: (920) 421-1063

Jacksonport Historical Society 

The purpose of the Jacksonport Historical Society is to educate and preserve for future generations the history and development of the township. At monthly meetings families share their ancestral heritage through stories, pictures and heirlooms. This information later is published for sale with the intention of establishing a museum to display and record the history and artifacts of Jacksonport. Videos are also made of the presentations for the archives.

Address:

Jacksonport Historical Society
4768 Wisconsin 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Community events: Cherry Fest

Cherry Fest is a fantastic art fair featuring unique handmade items from many of your returning favorite artists as well as many amazing first times and all things cherry — pie, ice cream, pie fillings, fresh cherries, cherry brats, cherry hamburgers and many other delicious food items.  Penny hunt on the beach for the younger set, a horse-drawn wagon ride and a variety of musical performances ongoing all day long. There’s a booth featuring books produced by the historical society about the history of local families. Be sure to take a tour of a restored root cellar at the Erskine Rest Area, across Wisconsin 57 from Lakeside Park.

Historical questions: jacksonporthistory@charter.net

Website: www.jacksonporthistoricalsociety.org and www.jacksonport.org/cherry_fest/

Jacksonport Polar Bear Club

The mission of the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club, Ltd., is to promote and oversee the group's annual plunge into Lake Michigan to maximize the safety of all participants and spectators involved with the event.

Officers:

J.R. Jarosh, president, (920) 823-2231, jarosh@charter.net
Jon Jarosh, vice president (920) 823-8105
Joe C. Jarosh, secretary/treasurer

Community events: Polar Bear Plunge

Noon on New Year's Day at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport hundreds of swimmers run into Lake Michigan, cheered by several thousand spectators. Swimmers get a free certificate for participating. Arrive early to sign a liability release waiver prior to the plunge.

Website: www.jacksonportpolarbearclub.com

Jacksonport Women’s Club

The Jacksonport Women’s Club is a gathering of women who enjoy one another’s company and wan to learn about new events, crafts and skills. They participate in fundraisers and contribute to people or organization that are in need or have a goal interesting to the Women’s Club

Officers:

Katie Hebal, president, (920) 823-2187
Dawn Craig, vice president, (920) 823-2887
Mae Muehl, secretary, (262) 565-8607
Mary Kull, treasurer, (920) 746-0998

Contact any officer if interested in joining

Northern Cloverleafs 4-H Club

The 4-H mission statement reads: I pledge my head to clearer thing; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger service; and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.

Contact: Arlene Junion, (920) 743-8807

Kangaroo Lake Association

KLA is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect Kangaroo Lake and its surroundings and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety and aesthetic values of Kangaroo Lake, as a natural resource and as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.

Address:

Kangaroo Lake Association
P.O. Box 165
Bailey's Harbor, Wl 54202

Email: pres@kangaroolake.org
Website: www.kangaroolake.org

Shores of Jacksonport Neighborhood Association

The Shores of Jacksonport Neighborhood Association (SJNA) was formed in May 2007 to advance and protect the area. It is a voluntary organization with the purposes of providing a collective voice on local issues originating and completing projects for the betterment of the neighborhood, and promoting a sense of community among the area’s property owners.

Officers:

Mike Brophy, co-president, michael.brophy@aurora.org
Jim Sarosiek, co-president, JJSaros1ek@gmail.com
Tom Donovan, vice president, flakysquirrel@embarqmail.com
Eric Wickstrom, treasurer, ewickstr@gmail.com
Mae Muehl, secretary, maemuehl@gmail.com

Website: www.shoresofjacksonport.org