Civic Groups
America Legion Post 550
The American Legion Post 550 was chartered in 1920 after World War I. The current membership includes 43 veterans. The Post puts up the large and small flags at the cemetery, flags on main street for special days, military funerals, and they also do the color guard and float each year during Jewell Jubilee. 

The Legion building on Main Street was built in 1920, and it is currently in need of repair. The Legion has applied for several grants to help repair the building, but has not yet received any grants. 

Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Federated Church. The Membership Fee is $35.00 per year. If you'd like more information, please contact Charles Richard at (515) 827-5616.
The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELCA)
"Our Purpose: As a community of women created in the image of God called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and powered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world." 
Our planning meetings for 2015 are May 7th , August 6th, and November 5th at 1:30 or 7:00 PM

We give ourselves to:
All women of our church are considered members, and guests are always welcome! 

Please call the church at (515) 827-5148 to find out more information.
Jewell Lions Club
The Lord's Cupboard
District: 9NC
Established: November 9, 1955 
Meets: 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ (537 Main) 
Club President: Bruce Nesbit 2013-2014
Club Secretary: Todd Edeker 2013-2014
Lions Club International website
Address: 439 Main, Jewell, IA 50130 (Bethesda Lutheran Church)
Phone: 515-827-5336 or 515-827-5148
Hours: 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Mondays, or emergency anytime 
Description of Services: Food, both perishable and non-perishable 
Area Served: South Hamilton area, Jewell, Stanhope, Randall, and Ellsworth 
Application Procedure: Come to Bethesda on a Monday evening 5:50-7:00 PM.


The Lord's Cupboard is the South Hamilton area Emergency Food Pantry. They rely solely on donations from local citizens and businesses. All donations are greatly appreciated. Items they can use anytime are:  cereal, noodles, rice dinners, macaroni & cheese, ravioli/spaghetti-o's, laundry soap, deodorant, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, soups, boxed potatoes, pasta dinners, canned meats, muffin/pancake mix, and toilet paper. 

During the month of December the students and staff at South Hamilton collect food items for the Lord's Cupboard.