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BOTAR – Planning Committees

The BOTAR committees recently met to plan the 69th annual BOTAR Ball, to be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

(Seated) BOTAR President Blythe Robertson (standing) Susan Spencer with Jessica Wright, Kim Palmer and Kristie Larson, American Royal; Charlie Tetrick, American Royal board chairman; and Lynn Parman, American Royal


(Front row) Victoria Fiori, Blythe Launder and Vicky Leonard (back row) Betsey Haynes, Blythe Robertson and Emma Robertson


BOTAR Class of 1991 Members: (Seated) Michelle Innes, Blythe Robertson, Susan Spencer, and Amy Hunkeler (standing) Laura Redmond, Emily Hill, Amy Polen, and Shannon O’Brien


BOTAR Executive Committee and Board Members: (Seated) Lucy Mayor, Kim Manka Mann, BOTAR President Blythe Robertson, and Susan Spencer (standing) Jamie Berg, Jenny Turner Tuttle, Leslie Blair, Michelle Innes, Laura McEachen, Marcy Waugh, Emily Haugh, Julie McCann, and Corker Dallam

Additional photos featured in the August 18, 2018 issue of The Independent


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