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The Belles of the American Royal – Julie Miller McCann

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Julie Miller McCann as the 2020 BOTAR president. Julie is a BOTAR, class of 1988, and has served on the Executive Committee as recording secretary in 2002, BOTAR Ball vice president in 2004, and vice president of BOTAR activities in 2018, as […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Sarah Reape

Sarah Reape, a member of the Centurions Fall Class of 2020, traversed Missouri to end up in Kansas City. This St. Louis native is the regional director of The Literacy Lab, a non profit that places full-time, professional literacy tutors in schools, preschool through third grade, to help struggling readers. Married with two dogs, Sarah […]

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High Aspirations – Mentors Challenge

Barry Sanders, former NFL running back and Hall of Fame inductee, will be the keynote speaker at High Aspirations’ Mentors Challenge. The 10th annual event will be held on November 20th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mark Brandmeyer will be honored with the Robert B. Rogers Legacy Award. High Aspirations helps to raise African […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Nancy and Phillip Reicher

Nancy and Phillip Reicher have given 6,000 volunteer hours to the Grand Lady of Twelfth Street, The Folly Theater! Since 1999, these two dedicated theater lovers have been on call for any last-minute requests, and are always on hand for assisting with the Folly Kids’ Series shows. Also featured in the May 30, 2020 issue […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Suzie Carpenter

Suzie Carpenter is a senior project manager at Black & Veatch, where she works in the water and wastewater industry. Suzie is in her second year of the Centurions Leadership Program, where she has volunteered for Starlight Theatre, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, and Giving the Basics. She served on the Centurion Education […]

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2020 Class of Rising Stars Chris Miller

Chris Miller is a commercial insurance advisor at The Miller Group. The company motto is to help clients do what they do best. “I strive to do that every day in my job. I love to help others, a quality derived from my grandpa, Bob Miller. Being in this position allows me to build relationships […]

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Safehome – Write Your Story

August 6th is the date when Safehome will present Write Your Story at Fiorella’s Event Space. Jen Hatmaker is the guest speaker. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You, and the host of the award-winning For the Love Podcast. Also […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – David Kim

David Kim is a partner at Stinson, where his practice focuses on representing clients in business transactions and in equity and debt offerings for emerging growth companies. David and his wife, Jenny, are both very active with the Angel Board of The Children’s Place, Harvesters, and the Community Supplemental Food Program. David is a member […]

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Johnson County Library Foundation – Library Lets Loose

September 12th is the date for the Johnson County Library Foundation’s Library Lets Loose event. Cindy Wallis-Lage and Kent Lage are the honorary hosts for the party, which will be held at the Central Resource Library in Overland Park. Guests will enjoy libations, tasty fare, music, dancing, and activities. Also featured in the May 2, […]

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