The following is a list of organizations, agencies, and groups that can help to provide assistance for those in need:

Allen County Clubs and Organizations, September 2010

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Civic

Allen County Area Retired Teachers
Meetings: First Wednesday of August, October, December, February, April, and May
Time: TBA
Location: Calvary Methodist Church
Contact: Donna Houser, 620-365-2617

Allen County Fair Association (PRCA: Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association)
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm (June & July 8:00 pm)
Location: New Community Building
Contact: Katy Donovan, 620-365-6000

Allen County Veteran’s Parade Committee
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 623 S Sycamore
Contact: Wanda Lytle, 620-365-3545

American Legion Post #15
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Legion Hall – 712 Patterson Street
Contact: Dick Perkins, 620-365-5541

Biblesta Parade and Festival
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm (schedule varies, contact POC for most current information)
Location: Humboldt Public Library
Contact: Larry Barnett, 620-473-3374
www.biblesta.com

Crime Stoppers
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Iola City Hall Meeting Room
Contact: Elizabeth Donnelly, 620-365-5050
www.allencountycs.org or Allen County Crime Stoppers on Facebook

DAR Cofachique
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday except July, August, December
Time: 9:30 am
Location: TBD
Contact: Irene Smith, 620-365-5007

Farm City Days Committee
Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Mike Jewell, 620-365-6166

Forty & Eight
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each Month
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: American Legion
Contact: Bob Payne, 620-365-5541

Iola Elks
Meetings: Call for current schedule
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: 202 South Jefferson
Contact: Clay Grewing, 620-365-2911

Iola Industries
Meetings: Quarterly (call POC to confirm current schedule)
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Community National Bank
Contact: John McRae, 620-365-5201

Kiwanis
Meetings: Every Tuesday
Time: 12:00 pm (Noon)
Location: Ken’s Pizza
Contact: Roger Carwell, 620-365-3291 (home) or 620-365-3262 (work)

Lions
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Bonnie’s Café
Contact: Virginia Peters, 620-365-6060

Masons
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Masonic Hall
Contact: Jerry Skidmore, 620-365-6200

Moran Ruritan
Meetings: 1st Thursday
Time: Varies
Location: TBD
Contact: Jeff Johnson, 237-4518

Moran Thrive-Pride
Meetings:  2nd Wednesday except December
Time:  7 p.m.
Location:  Senior/Community Center
Contact:  Kathy Ward, 237-4474

NARFE
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 11:30 am
Location: The New Greenery and Inn Club
Contact: Spencer & Helen Ambler, 620-365-5900

PEO
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Rotating among member’s homes
Contact: Karen Gilpin, 620-365-7190

Iola Pride Committee
Meetings: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Iola City Hall
Contact: Beth Ann Turner, 620-365-4900

Rotary
Meetings: Every Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm (noon)
Location: The New Greenery and Inn Club
Contact: Jon Dunbar, 620-365-7301

Sorosis
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Monday September – May
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rotating among member’s homes
Contact: Maxine Redfern, 620-365-2906

Unity Club
Meetings: Every Monday
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Rotating among member’s home
Contact: Lois Murray, 620-365-2405

Community Services

ACARF (Allen County Animal Rescue Facility)
Contact: Andi DePriest, Director, 620-496-3647
www.acarf.com

Allen County Hospital Auxiliary
Meetings: 1st Friday of the month
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Hospital Conference Room
Contact: Norma Barclay, 620-365-6586

American Heart Association
Contact: 785-272-7056

Memorials can be sent to:
American Heart Association Memorials and Tributes Processing Center
3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
*Be sure to include family or group name

General Contributions can be sent to:
American Heart Association
Heartland Affiliate
208 S LaSalle, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604-1242

Community Pantry
Meetings: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: 16 West Broadway
Contact: Rev. Phil Honeycutt, 620-365-7405

Hope Unlimited
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Location: 8 North Washington
Contact: Dorothy Sparks, 620-365-7566
www.hope-unlimited.org 
800-333-SAFE (National Domestic Violence Hotline)
Domestic Violence Safehouse, 620-331-7822 or 800-794-9418
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Hope Unlimited’s Child Advocacy Center
Location: 8 N. Washington Iola
Contact: Donita Garner, 620-365-7566

Neosho Valley Chapter of American Red Cross
Location: Chanute, KS
Contact: Donna Culver, 620-365-8106 or 620-431-9670

Relay for Life
Contact: Tanya Brammer, 620-363-2400 or 620-473-3456

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
Location: 3470 South Sante Fe, PO Box 517, Chanute, KS 66720
Contact: Patty Allen or Judy Baker, 620-431-3902 x112 or 620-431-1409

Senior Center – Meals
Location: 204 North Jefferson
Contact: Anita Catron, 620-365-1440

Senior Center – Clothes
Time: June, July & August, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
All other months, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
2nd Saturday of every month 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 223 North State Street
Contact: Joe Hess, 620-365-7955

TOPS
Meetings: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church
118 West Jackson
Contact: Yvonne Dunlap, 620-365-3282

Thrive Allen County
Contact: David Toland, 620-365-8128
www.thriveallencounty.org

Weight Watchers
Meetings: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 pm Weigh In, 7:00 pm Meeting
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
228 South Kentucky
Contact: Meta Titel, 620-431-6342

History

Allen County Historical Society
Location: 20 South Washington
Time: 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Contact: Jeff Kleuver, Curator, 620-365-3051

Humboldt Civil War Days
Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month
Location: Rotating among member’s homes
Contact: Ellery Robertson, 620-473-2325
PO Box 163
1316 South Eighth Street
Humboldt, KS 66748

Humboldt Historical Museum
Location: 416 North Second Street
Time: Open every weekend from Memorial Day through the second weekend in October, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, or by appointment
Contact: 620-473-5055
Charles & Janice McCullough 620-473-2070
Roland & Linda Thompson 620-365-8267

Music & Arts

Community Theatre
Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Warehouse Theatre
PO Box 434
203 South Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
Contact: Dee Sell, 620-365-6703 or Jan Knewtson, 620-365-6278

Cultural Attractions
Meetings: As needed
Location: Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Contact: Susan Raines, 620-365-4765
PO Box 705
Iola, KS 66749
www.bowluscenter.org

Kansas Old-Time Fiddlers, Pickers & Singers
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: North Community Building
620-365-4932
505 North Buckeye
Iola, KS 66749

Iola Municipal Band
Rehearsals: Mondays during April – July at 7:30 pm
Performances: Thursdays during June and July at 8:00 pm
Location: Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Contact: Julie Tidd, 620-365-6004

Iola Symphony Orchestra
Meetings: Mondays during September – February
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Bowlus Fine Arts Center
Contact: John Sheehan, 620-365-2666

Political

Democratic Party
Meetings: As Designated
Contact: Leslie Duke, 620-365-6444

Republican Party
Meetings: As Designated
Contact: Stanley Dreher, 620-365-6058

Services

Allen County Home Hospice
Location: 501 N State, Iola, KS 66749
Contact: Lucinda Witt, RN, Director, 620-365-2120

Allen County Hospital Home Health
Location: 501 N State, Iola, KS 66749
Contact: Lucinda Witt, RN, Director, 620-365-2120

Allen County Services to the Elderly
Location: 1 North Washington, Iola, KS 66749
Contact: Isabell Pliler, 620-365-1435
Provides no cost transportation to those over 55 years old

Angel Food Ministries
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 302 E Madison, Iola, KS 66749
Contact: Sally Huskey, 620-365-3481
Provides low cost food boxes

Iola Public Library & Genealogy Department
Location: 218 E Madison, Iola, KS 66749
Contact: 620-365-3262

Recreation/Meeting Space

Riverside Park Recreation Building
To reserve facility contact Recreation Director:
Luke Bycroft, 620-365-4990
http://www.cityofiola.com/rec_events.html

North Community Building
Location: 505 North Buckeye
To reserve facility contact Parks and Cemetery Director:
Berkley Kerr, 620-365-4930

Allen Community College Activities
Location: 1801 North Cottonwood
Contact: Frankie Chapman, 620-365-5116 x264
www.allencc.edu

Thrive Allen County
Location: 12 West Jackson
Contact: Sunny Shreeve, 620-365-8128 ext. 103
Thrive Allen County

Information is current as published date, listed at the top of the page. Organizations are encouraged to contact Thrive at 620-365-8128, if incorrect information is listed or to include your organization’s information. If you need immediate assistance please contact Thrive.