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Fosston has several clubs and organizations with active memberships, offering opportunities for service and for fun!


American Field Service

AFS is the largest International High School exchange organization in the world. It's goal is to promote international understanding through student exchange. The Fosston AFS Chapter was formed in 1959. Members of the chapter serve as counselors, resource personnel, and friends to both students and host families. Over the past forty years, Fosston AFS has hosted many exchange students.           


American Legion

The American Legion is a national organization of war veterans which originated in 1919 as a non-partisan, civilian organization, which knows no distinction of rank or service. The Charter for Fosston's Legion Post arrived in 1919. (Named Tangen-Walstrom Post) By the end of the year there were 128 Charter Members. Over the years, the American Legion has supported local civic organizations with financial contributions and annually sends a boy toBoysState. The American Legion Drill Squad, organized in 1951, participates in military funerals and Memorial Day observances.


American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary received its charter as an Auxiliary to Tangen-Walstrom Post 114 in 1922. Membership is composed of mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of members of the American Legion, or of men or women who died while serving in World Wards I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War; or of veterans of one of these war's who died since honorable discharge from war service; or women who are, themselves, veterans of those wars.


Athenian Club

Organized in 1925, the Athenian Club is affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The Athenian Club has been a strong service organization to the Fosston community providing support to many worthwhile projects over the years including the Fosston Community Library andArtsCenterand the Wayside Chapel. From 1959 through 1999, the Athenian Club sponsored the annualOne-Fund Drivewhich provided sources of income for various organizations and agencies. The Athenian Club meets every second Monday of the month.


Fosston Star Committee

The Fosston Star Committee is  a group of individuals who are passionate about Fosston, its people and its businesses. The Star Committee is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the City of Fosston, providing assistance to the City and various community organizations to enhance their vitality. Members are appointed by the Mayor and the group meets the second Tuesday of every month.  In addition, the club sponsors the "Fosston Service Award" to an outstanding Fosston citizen who has made significant public service contributions through the years, and the "Person of the Year Award" to a person or persons who have made an exceptional service contribution to the community over the past year.


Community Club

For over sixty years, members of the Fosston community have been meeting regularly to support agricultural, commercial, industrial and civic interests of the city.  Fosston Community Club was established in 1946 and serves as a primary promoter of community events.  In addition, members receive current information on social, economic and cultural issues that are a part of life in the community.


Membership is open to anyone who wants to be involved in and support a wide variety of community activities.  Fosston Community Club annually supports the following:  Fosston Ambassadors, Spring Clean-Up Days, Fosston Beautiful Campaign, Crazy Days, Santa Clause Day, Fosston Welcomes You, Fosston Bucks, and more!  


Fosston Area Sportsmen Club

Organized in 1940, the Fosston Area Sportsmen Club currently has several members from Fosston and the surrounding area.


Lions Club

On March 14, 1977, the Fosston Lions Club was chartered with 40 members. Projects the Lions Club have run or donated monies to since they were formed include the Lion's Eye Bank and Children's Eye Clinic, Lion's Hearing Foundation, Lion's Leader Dog Program. The club has also sponsored track meets, swim meets, Community Calendar and has made substantial contributions to many civic organizations and community projects.                                                                         


Rotary Club

Since its inception in 1955, the Fosston Rotary Club has been active in many areas of service. Each year it gives an award to the High School graduate who best exemplifies the Rotary's Four Way Test.


A recent project initiated by the Rotary Club is the development of a nature walk that is part of Rotary Park. The Rotary Club meets the first and third Thursday for a noon meal at New Journey Church.
2020-2021 President - Dick Roue, 218-435-6604  |  Club Secretary - Cassie Heide, 218-435-1959