Are you looking for a way to make a real difference in your community? AMBUCS™ is an innovative volunteer organization offering more than meetings and networking opportunities with friends and associates. Dodge City AMBUCS™ take an active part in making our community a better place to live… today … and … tomorrow.
Are you too busy? Maybe AMBUCS™ is for you. AMBUCS™ understands you already have enough stress in your life, so there is no pressure and no guilt. As an AMBUCS™ member, you can chart your own course. Your involvement can be as much or as little as you like. Meetings are short and fun and offer a chance to get away from the daily grind for an hour or so. It is the perfect way to start a week. AMBUCS™ offers the unique and rewarding combination of community service and the opportunity to create new friendships. AMBUCS™ is the service club for today's busy lifestyle.
AMBUCS™ are dedicated to the idea of responsible individuals owing something to their community, something more than just being a good tax-paying citizen. AMBUCS™ members believe in "paying our civic rent" and giving back to the community, which gives so much to us.
The Dodge City chapter is one of 140 clubs throughout the country. The total membership of the association is approximately 5,000. The Dodge City chapter is one of 5 clubs in the state of Kansas.
AMBUCS™ chapters donate money raised at a local level to the national "Program Giving." The AMBUC Scholars program assists worthy students in continuing their studies in the field of therapy. Since inception, over $6,000,000 has been given to more than 12,000 students.
The AmBility program goal is to research and produce assistance devices that AMBUCS™ can provide to the public, such as the AmTryke® and to provide these free of charge.
Closer to home, Dodge City AMBUCS™ are well known for their community service. The AMBUCS™ Park at the Beeson Arboretum is the primary benefactor of the Dodge City AMBUCS™ with over $35,000 donated to date. Other ongoing community services include: Accessible ramps, a Christmas party for the Special Olympic Athletes and Arrowhead West Clients, donations to Special Olympics, local scholarships for therapy assistant students, and an emergency fund to give immediate help to those in need. We also facilitate the Western Parade during Dodge City Days.
Our major fundraiser is a Golf Tournament during Dodge City Days. We also host a Charity Auction at Central Station Bar & Grill.
Dodge City AMBUCS™ are known throughout the association as the "fun" club. Along with the weekly meetings, four to eight social events are planned each year to encourage friendships with members, their spouses and families.
The membership's diverse backgrounds of professional careers make the Dodge City AMBUCS™ one of the most vibrant service organizations in the area today.
Dodge City AMBUCS™ have created a long tradition of community service by involving members in simple yet effective projects. An example of these projects includes: many wheel chair ramps, sand volleyball court in Wright Park, AmTrykes, wheelchairs, braces, voice activated computers, and have even built a drain table.
Many members join our chapter to make more business contacts; however, they inevitably find supporting AMBUCS™ causes even more fulfilling than they expected. Guest speakers at the weekly breakfasts keep members abreast of local events, activities, and new events, with open discussion of timely topics.
The Dodge City AMBUCS™ have a strong presence within the national association, recently winning several national awards. The chapter has served as the sponsor for three other chapters.
Membership in AMBUCS™ is open to both men and women. The club meets each Monday morning at 6:45 at the Dodge House Convention Center.