Iron River Area Foundation

Second Monday in July

7:00 PM @ Community Center

Useful Links

Across The Pond Veterans Park

Iron River High School Alumni Association

Printable IRAF Brochure (pdf)

City Cemetery Records

St Michaels Cemetery Records

Town of Iron River

Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce

Iron River Lions Club

Magictoolbox Website wonders


The Iron River Area Foundation (IRAF) was established as a non-profit corporation in July, 1989, to address some of the cultural needs in the area. Their first goal was to create a facility where local events could be held. It was achieved when the 9,000 square foot Community Center opened in 1998. Upon completion, the Center was deeded to the Town of Iron River which is responsible for day-to-day operations. Today, the Community Center houses police and town government offices, a youth center and a 4,200 square foot central hall. A complete kitchen is available to support caterers for Center events.

Slade-Goldberg Community Center, Iron River, Wisconsin

The Center is available to rent at reasonable cost. Click here for rates.

The governing board is composed of community members recognized for their involvement in local activities. They see themselves as caretakers, working with private and government agencies, community leaders and service providers to resolve important local issues.

Scholarships have been offered to area high school Seniors since 2000. To date over 60 scholarships, totalling more than $55,000 have been provided to graduates from South Shore, Northwestern and Drummond high schools. A $1,000 scholarship is supported through funds bequethed by Virginia Tartar, a longtime English teacher in the area. Funding for additional scholarships comes from proceeds of the Civic Lounge, the concessionare for events at the Community Center.

The Foundation's Annual Meeting is held on the first or second Monday in July. Membership is open to all area residents and others who share an interest in supporting educational and cultural needs of the Iron River area.

President: Joyce Ciembronowicz

Vice President: Phil Knapp

Treasurer: Wendy Furtak

Secretary: Helena Jamison


Barb Thorpe, Kelly Killian, Tony Mullozzi,

Scott Killian