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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon was held on May 4th at Lidia’s Kansas City. Members gathered to celebrate the success of the 2022 Lyric Opera Ball, which was held on April 9th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. The new class of Circle members were welcomed, and the 2022-2023 Circle officers were installed. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, beautiful flowers from Studio Dan Meiners, and a wonderful performance by LOKC Resident Artists Aubrey Odle, mezzo-soprano, and Yang Lin, pianist.

Eileen Everett, Elaina Sansone, Kelly Privitera, and Marilyn Gaar


Lucinda Rice-Petrie, Diana Cusser, Jo Anne Dondlinger, and Mary Beth Gentry, 2022-2023 Circle president


Craig Evans, Lyric Opera board of trustees chairman; Mary Leonida, 2021-2022 Circle president; Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera; Trudy Gabriel, and Mary Beth Gentry, 2022-2023 Circle president


Linn Gretzinger, Mary Staton, Nan Chapman, and Katie Delzer

Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Strauss Peyton


Kansas City Young Matrons – Mistletoe Party

Kansas City Young Matrons held its annual Mistletoe Party on December 9th. Members and their guests gathered at Blue Hills Country Club and enjoyed a festive evening filled with fellowship…

Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 72nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

Gina Brozenic, Lindsey Golubski, and Sara Willimon were the co-chairs, with Marsha Oyer serving as Cotillion chair, for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 72nd Annual…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022

The Kansas City Ballet Guild hosted its 55th annual gala, Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on December 3rd. Barbara and…

Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for the Symphony League’s  Holiday Luncheon on December 14th. President Katherine Schorgl recognized Johyne Hamra for her 25 years of membership. Ursula Terrasi,…