In 1967 she was elected second vice- president of the Nova Scotia Ladies Curling Association and in 1971 she became the president of the provincial body. In 1973 Merry functioned as vice-chairperson of the Provincial Senior Ladies Championship. Ten years later, she took full responsibility of the same event, fittingly enough held at the Bridgetown club.
In the years 1970-71 and 1974, she was Nova Scotia’s observer at the Canadian Ladies Curling Association Council and also served as the provincial delegate to the parent body’s council. In 1971, she traveled to Ottawa as Nova Scotia’s delegate to the first Canadian Senior Ladies’ Curling Championship. Janet was elected second vice-president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Championship in 1975 becoming its president two years later.
She attended meetings in Scotland, Sweden, United States and various parts of Canada as a member of an ad hoc committee. As the first female to be appointed to the Seagram Mixed Curling Policy Committee, she traveled to view championship play in Saskatoon, Prince George and St. John’s.
In 1977, she was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal for outstanding contribution to amateur sport and, in 1979, was presented with the Sport Nova Scotia service award for curling. On March 10, 1983, in Sudbury, Ontario, Janet Merry was inducted, as a builder, into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the N.S. Sports Hall of Fame.