Clubs and Service Organizations
Drayton is home to many service clubs and organizations.
Drayton Community Chamber of Commerce
The members of the Drayton Chamber of Commerce work together to improve Drayton’s local economy. The Chamber coordinates area businesses to promote and cultivate all the good things found in Drayton. We lobby local government, grow jobs and businesses, and help to make this a great place to live, work, do business, and visit.
Chamber meetings are held monthly, usually over lunch. Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting, whether you own a business or not, and have your voice heard on issues affecting our community and to hear what is going on in and around the region.
If you’d like to get involved in the Drayton Community Chamber of Commerce, call 701-454-FISH(3474) for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drayton Knights, Inc is a community service organization working to improve life in the community of Drayton. The organization operates a fireworks stand in the summer, and donates the proceed to local causes, including Drayton Public School, children’s projects, educational and recreational activities, and benefit drives.
The Drayton Knights host an annual fireworks show during RiverFest!
American Legion Post #159
Chartered in 1919, Post #159 of the American Legion is an organization made up of current or former military personnel who served at least one day of active service during the following time periods:
- World War II: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946Korean War: June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
- Korean War: June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
- Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
- Lebanon and Grenada: August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
- Panama: December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990Persian Gulf War and Global War on Terrorism: August 2, 1990 to present
- Persian Gulf War and Global War on Terrorism: August 2, 1990 to present
The Post supports the Drayton Legion Baseball Team, Boy’s State, International Music Camp, and Youth Programs. They also provide an honor guard for deceased members and other veterans.
The Post has a county and post service officer to assist all veterans with any problems, including working with the V.A. Clinic. Call Dan Holler: 701-454-3583 for more information.
The Post holds monthly meetings the second Tuesday each month from October to April. Membership is just $20 per year.
American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of the wives, mothers, daughters, grandmother and grand daughters of anyone eligible to be a member of the American Legion as well as women who are member or are eligible to be members of the American Legion.
The auxiliary sponsors Poppy Day, which is held each year in May, and honors fallen soldiers.
Membership is just $11 per year or $2.50 for juniors. Our board consists of seven elected officers:
- President: Marlene Bates
- Vice President: Lola Rudnick
- Secretary: Jeanne Zimmerman
- Treasurer: Darlene Larson
- Membership Chair: Marlene Bates
- Chaplain: Alice Grazdzieleski
- Poppy Chair: Lola Rudnick
The Drayton Alumni Association organizes activities and reunions for graduates of Drayton High School. The group organizes an annual Alumni Banquet, traditionally now held the Friday evening of Drayton Riverfest, as well as All-Class Reunions every six years.
The association still has Echoes of Distant School Bells for sale. It is a two-volume set containing photographs and biographical information from more than 100 years of Drayton Public School History.
Drayton Alumni Association
PO Box 121
Drayton, ND 58225-0121
President: Robbie Boll ’84
Vice President: Bryan Papenfuss ‘84
Secretary: Bryanna Funaiole Hallstrom
Treasurer: Barbie Steenerson ‘87
Annual dues of $10 can be mailed to PO Box 121, Drayton, ND 58225-0121.
Ox Cart Trails Historical Society brings together people interested in the history of northeastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. It promotes public education through discovery, collection, restoration, and preservation of historical sites, records, articles, and artifacts, as well as the study of history.
Ox Cart’s Blessing Museum is located at 201 Almeron Avenue in Drayton and can be visited by appointment by contacting Saralee Bateman Hoselton at 701-454-6371 or email@example.com. You can also visit the website at www.oxcarttrails.net.
Drayton Girl Scouts
Girls ages 5 to 18 are eligible to join the Girl Scouts. Girls will participate in activities such as camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. Girl Scouts provides girls with an accepting and nurturing environment in which to build character and skills for success in the real world. Girls develop leadership, values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth.
Girl Scouts offers young girls an opportunity to find out what they care about and what their talents are, and then use that to make the world a better place.
To get involved contact Clarice Karboviak at 701-360-0545
Sugar Bowl Senior Citizens
The Sugar Bowl Senior Citizens Club promotes and plans senior citizen activities. The club provides space for the senior citizen meal program on weekdays. Meals are provided for a free-will donation for anyone 60 years of age and over and are $6.00 otherwise. Please call ahead to 701-454-6586 to let the cooks know you’ll be eating.
Adventures Unlimited Seniors Club
You deserve the best that life has to offer, including the wealth of exclusive opportunities found only in our mature market program. Created with your golden years in mind, our program will enrich your life – whatever your style. We sponsor exciting activities for the outgoing . . . money-saving services for the dollar-conscious . . . social events for the mixer . . . and much more.
We’d love to have you as a member of our Adventures Unlimited club. That’s why we offer many money saving services to you–our valued customer. If you are age 55 or over and have an active account with KodaBank (Drayton or Minto offices) you can become an Adventures Unlimited member.
Your membership entitles you to the following benefits!
- Free money orders
- Free stop payments
- Free fax Service
- Group travel
- Free photocopy service
- Club newsletter
- Free lamination service
For more information please contact: Kristi Quibell at 701-454-3317.
Bowesmont Heritage Preservation
The Bowesmont Heritage Preservation maintains the Bowesmont Cemetery. Located straight west of Bowesmont, east of Interstate 29, along Old Highway 44, it is worth the drive to see this beautiful, lovingly-maintained cemetery.
For more information, contact Judy Stellon at 704-454-3445.
Drayton Area Community Foundation
Drayton Area Community Foundation is a permanent fund that provides grants for needs in the community through allocation of its endowment income.
2018 Grant Recipients
Drayton Police Department
Police Commissioner Randy Schuster
Officer Spencer Puppe.
Ox Cart Trails Historical Society
(community center front entrance renovation)
City Hall Committee members Marlys Boll, Saralee Hoselton, Cheryl Gjevre, Jim Weinlaeder.
Christian Youth Ministries
(Bible camp and meeting space renovation)
Christie McFarland and Cheryl Gjevre for Christian Youth Ministries
Drayton Booster Club
When Drayton Booster Club was formed it rallied together immediately to come up with a plan to rescue Drayton’s swimming pool from a horrible fate. With a lot of very hard work and many man-hours, we prevailed. Our efforts included: The Pre-Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza and Bake Sale; mass mailing to alumni and all Drayton Residents (over 1500 letters); campaigning for the city sales tax increase and raising public awareness of the pool situation; concessions at the park for all the home Baseball and Softball games, as well as during Mud Volleyball and the car show at Riverfest. All of these efforts raised $13,270.47 and the rest is history.
There is now a long term plan in place to maintain the swimming pool with the city sales tax ear-marked for the pool. The sales tax should pay for the seasonal operating costs. This will be a big help.
You can email the Drayton Booster Club at firstname.lastname@example.org