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Organized in 1917

Incorporated in 1921

Kansas City Young Matrons was organized in the Kansas City Athenaeum Club House on September 14, 1917, under the name Kansas City Athenaeum Young Matrons. Carolyn Farwell Fuller, President of the Athenaeum during the 1917-1918 fiscal year, conceived the idea of establishing a club for young married women for the purpose of developing their charitable, social, and educational interests. In 1920 a movement to withdraw from the parent organization was undertaken and the club became Kansas City Young Matrons. The Kansas City Young Matrons’ 15-year dream of having a permanent home for the club was realized when the membership officially opened their colonial revival style club house at southwest corner of 51st and Oak Streets in September 1936. In 1998 our Club House was listed on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places. With a 100-year presence in Kansas City the club has seen an increase from an original membership of thirty-four to a present membership of over three hundred women. Through the years KCYM has cooperated with more than thirty civic and social organizations by providing innumerable hours of volunteer service. In addition to the thousands of volunteer hours our members contribute each year, a philanthropic event, The Magic Ball, is held every other year. A beneficiary is chosen for this formal gala event and the evening raises generous funds for the worthy philanthropic project. Our club, enjoying our one-hundredth fiscal year, is rich in history and traditions. KCYM creates enduring friendships, while the membership remains true to the same creed as did the Charter Members on September 14, 1917: “To Our Club — Loyalty To The Community — Service”

Kansas City Young Matrons

KCYM
5211 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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