Welcome to Sully, Iowa where tradition, family values, and home town spirit envive activities throughout the community. The community members' commitment to remembering and celebrating the past while pioneering innovative, technology-rich opportunities for young and old alike can be seen with clarity in the array of available quality clubs and organizations. Whether you are devoted to building better parks, providing graduates with scholarships for college, developing business opportunities, serving the community through summer activities, or beautifying the square with colorful flora, Sully offers a club that is right for you.

The many clubs and organizations devoted to improving the town's quality of life highlight the care and commitment that Sully residents feel for their community. Explore the organizations presented here to see where your passion and creativity might serve your new community best.

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Apres Midi Club

The Après Midi Club is a private club organized in 1939 by ladies in the community to help one another get acquainted.  The club membership is comprised of 20 ladies.  The club motto is" Give to the world the best you have and the best shall come back to you".  The colors of green and gold have been designated as the club's colors. 

Each month except July and August, two of the members will host and co-host a meeting of the membership.  There is typically a program given that consists of possibly a craft, educational topic, or a guest invited to make a presentation.  Roll call at the meeting adds to the fun and fellowship by asking the members to complete a phrase or question or describing some type of event the member has experienced. One club project is identified and completed each year, whose goal is to demonstrate a giving back to the community.  The members do not wish any recognition for the community projects they complete.

Garden Thyme Club

The Garden Thyme Club was organized in August 1998 by a group of ladies with a common interest. This club meets monthly and is made up of local persons who enjoy flowers, gardening and the camaraderie of friends. The club has held various fundraisers over the years such as garden tours, a garden gate auction and a “picnic in the park” to support various community projects; the most recent project being the purchase of banners for the street light poles around the town square. However, the primary focus of the Garden Thyme Club is the ongoing care and maintenance of the historic Deep Rock Station and Gardens located on the northeast corner of the town square. Be sure to walk through these gardens to see the work of this club. For more information about the Garden Thyme Club, contact Sully’s City Clerk, Barbra Maasdam at cityclerk@sullyia.com. New members are always welcome!

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L-S Citizens Scholarship Foundation

The L-S Citizens' Scholarship Foundation is an organization that provides financial assistance to graduating seniors of Lynnville-Sully Community Schools, who plan to continue their education.  The chapter is 14 years old and is affliliated with the national non-profit organization "Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America". It operates with volunteer, non-salaried school district citizens. It is an incorporated, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

The foundation’s purpose is to expand the educational opportunities for students of Lynnville-Sully Community School. Its functions are:

  • To promote the Dollars For Scholars program
  • To raise funds for scholarship award distribution
  • To award the scholarships on a fair, non-discriminatory, and equitable basis.

During the 14 years, the foundation has awarded scholarship grants to 320 L-S graduates. The L-S foundation is very proud of several accomplishments. Every L-S graduate who has submitted an application has received a scholarship grant. Funds for the grants come  from individual and business donations. The foundation does a annual winter sports fundraiser where dollar amounts are pledged for each fall/pin by an L-S wrestler and each made 3 point shot and freethrow by an L-S varsity boys and girls basketball team member.

Persons interested in helping the L-S Citizens' Scholarship Foundation financially or with their time can contact Teryl Ver Ploeg (594-4412) or Keith Renaud (527-2818).

Sully Development, Inc.

Sully Development, Inc is a for profit corporation organized by several community organizations and individuals in the community of Sully. The purpose of Sully Development is to improve the quality of life through community betterment. Sully Development, Inc was formed in April, 1969 and was active in rebuilding the barbershop, restaurant, and insurance office after they were destroyed by fire in 1969. The restaurant and the insurance office are still operating today. The barbershop was acquired by the restaurant to expand its seating capacity.

The primary function and goal of Sully Development, Inc is to attract and keep business and industry in the community. Sully Development works very closely with the Sully City Council on projects that will increase the city's taxable valuation, expand the number of jobs, and help increase the student enrollments of Lynnville-Sully Community School and Sully Christian Grade School. The fee for a Sully Development share is $100. There are currently 87 shareholders, who own 174 shares.

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