Clubs and Organizations

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Civic Organizations

Allen County Area Retired Teachers

Meetings: First Wednesday even of numbered months
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: The Greenery
Contact: Don Walbourn (620)473-2261

Allen County Community Foundation

Contact: (620)380-6154
Location: 202 S. State St. Allen County Community Foundation Logo

The foundation will:

  • Build a culture of giving where donors can see results
  • Be a facilitator of community knowledge and solutions
  • Be sustainable and permanent
  • Serve as a bridge to strengthen non profits

Allen County Fair Association

Meetings: Second Tuesday each month
Contact: Becky and Rick Robb
Angela Slocum

Allen County Veteran's Parade Committee

Meetings: Third Wednesday each month
Place: 204 N. Jefferson
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: Wanda Lytle (620)365-3545

American Legion Post #15

Meetings: Second Tuesday each Month
Place: Legion Hall, 712 Patterson
Time: 8:00 pm
Contact: Mike Byers(620)365-5541


Contact: Barnett (620)473-3374

Crime Stoppers

Meetings: First Monday each month
Place: Iola City Hall
Time: 5:00 pm
Contact: Mike Ford (620)365-4960

Daughters of the American Revolution (Cofachique)

Meetings: Third Saturday each month
Contact: Irene Smith (620)365-5007

Farm- City Days Committee

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday each month
Contact: Iola Chamber of Commerce (620)365-5252

Forty and Eight

Meetings: Second Thursday each month
Place: 8:00 pm Legion Hall- 712 Patterson Ave.
Contact: Larry Crawford (620)365-6513

Iola Elks Club

Meetings: Second and Fourth Wednesday each month
Place: 8:00 pm 202 S. Jefferson Ave.
Contact Mike Jewell (620)365-6166

Iola Industries

Meetings: Quarterly
Place: 8:00 pm Community National Bank
Contact: John McRae (620)365-5201

Kiwanis Club

Meetings: each Tuesday
12:00 noon
Contact: Mary Freimiller (620)228-3939

Lion's Club

Meetings: Second and Fourth Tuesday each month
6:30 pm
Contact Pat Wilson (620)- 365-6220

Masonic Lodge

Meetings: Third Tuesday each month
Place: Masonic Hall 7:30 pm
Contact: Steve Norman (620)365-5104



Moran Ruritan

Meetings: First Saturday each month
Contact : Terry Ward (620)237-4474

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

Meetings: First Monday each month 11:00 am
Contact: Helen or Spencer Ambler (620)365-5900

Order of the Eastern Star

Meetings: First and third Monday each month
Place: Masonic Hall 7:30 pm
Contact : Janet Goebel(620)625-3398

Philanthropic Educational Organization

Meetings: First and third Tuesday each month
Contact: Mary Arnott (620)365-6605
Nancy Toland (620)365-6649

Rotary Club

Meetings: First and third Monday each month
Place: Masonic Hall 7:30 pm
Contact: Karen Gilpin (620)365-7190


Meetings: Second and fourth Monday each September through May
Contact: Donna Beebe (620)963-2533

Unity Club

Meetings: Mondays 1:30 pm
Contact: Lois Murray (620)365-2405

Veteran's Memorial Committee

Meetings: Third Wednesday each month
Contact: Wanda Lytle (620)365-3545
Alfred Link (620)365-7149

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #6324

Meetings: First Monday each month
Place V.F.W. Hall 7:30 pm
Bingo 7 pm every Saturday
Contact: John Wagner (620)496-2273

Community Services

Allen County Animal Rescue Facility

ACARF Web site (opens a new window)

Allen County Children's Advocacy Center

Place: Hope Unlimited Office
Contact: Donita Garner (620)365-7566

Allen County Hospital Auxiliary

Meetings: First Friday each month
Place: Hospital Conference Room
Contact: Bonnie LeGalle (620)365-3834

Community Pantry

Place: 16 W. Broadway
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 11:30 am
Contact: Rev. Phil Honeycutt

Hope Unlimited

Location: 8 N. Washington
Phone: (620)365-7566

Pioneer Chapter American Red Cross

Contact: Donna Culver (620)365-8106

Relay For Life

Contact: Jennifer Conaway (620)365-8032

Senior Center Meals

Location: 204 N. Jefferson Ave.
Contact: Carla (620)365-1440

Community Action Center Clothing

Location: 223 N. State St.
Contact: Joe Hess(620)365-3303


Meetings: Thursdays 5:00 pm
Contact: Yvonne Dunlap (620)365-3282


THRIVE Web Site (will open new window)

Veterans Memorial Wall

Contact: Wanda Lytle (620)365-3545

Weight Watchers

Meetings: Every Tuesday 6:00 pm
Location: Trinity Church
228 S. Kentucky St.
Contact: Karen McCoy
Phone: (620)212-4726

Historical Organizations

Allen County Historical Society

Location: 20 S. Washington
Contact: Kurtis Russell (620)365-3051
Donna Houser (620)365-2617

Humboldt Civil War Days

Meetings: First Saturday each month
Contact: Ellery Robertson

Humboldt Historical Museum

Location: Second and Neosho, Humboldt
Open every weekend from Memorial weekend through second weekend in October from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Phone: (620)473-2250

Music and Arts

Iola Community Theater

Iola Community Theater web site (opens a new window)

Location: 203 S. Jefferson Ave.
Meetings: First Monday each month at 7:30 pm
Contact: Jan Knewtson (620)365-6278

Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers, and Singers

Meetings: Third Sunday each month 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Contact: Rosalee Rowe (620)365-5709

Iola Municipal Band

Meetings: Rehearsals begin third Monday in April through July at 7:30 PM.
Location: Bowlus Fine Arts Center.

Concerts each Thursday Evening at 8 PM, June through July at the Bandstand.

Contact: Jake Ard(620)363-1982

Iola Symphony Orchestra

Meetings: September through February
Location: Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Contact: John Sheehan (620)365-3665

Political Organizations

Democratic Party

Contact: Lois or Don Murray (620)365-2405

Republican Party

Contact: Jim Talkington(620)365-5125
Sherri Riebel (620)365-0086

Youth Organizations

Allen County 4-H

Contact: Allen County Extension (620)365-2242


Location: Fellowship Regional Church
Contact: (620)365-8693

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Location: 208 West Madison Ave.
Contact: Ashley Vogel (620)363-4277

Boy Scouts

Meetings: Mondays at 6:30 pm
Location: Calvary Church
Contact: Brian Wolfe (620)365-8453
Andy Dunlap (620)365-3125

Girl Scouts

Marty Meadows (620)228-3296

Cub Scouts Pack 3055

Meets at Calvary Church
Contact: Andy Dunlap (620)365-3125