Local Organizations

Historic Merriam

Membership in Historic Merriam is open to anyone interested in helping to preserve the city's past. For information, contact Myra Jenks at 913.432.3042.

Johnson County Rotary Club

An organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian services and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations. For more information, visit the Rotary Club website or call 913.302.6402.


Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization for individuals desiring personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of their communities. The Kiwanis meet on a weekly basis.


The Optimists sponsor activities dedicated to bettering youth.

Merriam Community Association

A nonprofit organization that serves the residents of the City of Merriam with scholarships and donations for community needs. For more information on this organization, call 913.722.1033.

Merriam-Shawnee Lions Club

The Lions clubs offers people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. For more information, call Lanny Bachtle (Club President) at 913.268.7499.