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Kansas City Young Matrons – Installation Day Tea

Kansas City Young Matrons’ club house was the site for the Installation Day Tea on May 6th. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous brunch, courtesy of Becky McCormack, social committee chairman, and the members of the tea committee. Joni Etherington, past president, passed the gavel to Karen Leimer, president. Maureen and Mike Bukaty, Magic Ball honorary chairmen, presented a check to Desiree Monize, who represented Avenue of Life, the Ball’s beneficiary. David Remley, who has been the photographer for KCYM for 25 years, was honored for his service.

Tea Committee Members: Gail Van Way, Mary K. Caffrey, Diana Cusser, Lee Harizanoff, Elizabeth Weiler, Becky McCormack, social committee chairman; Janie Ono, Susan Harris, Peggy Beal, Edie Downing, Michelle Fasel, and Marilyn Tampke (out of camera range) Lynn Reardon and Michelle Nemmers


Kathy Smith, Kathy Vigliaturo, David Remley, honoree; and Sue von Geyso

Also featured in the June 8, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Remley


KVC – Gala

The night was Havana hot for KVC’s Gala on November 8th at The Abbott. Beth and Patrick Whalen served as the chairmen. Proceeds benefited KVC, which helps children and families…

Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward,…

Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an…

BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello,…