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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon

Joshua C. Rowland and Andy Fromm served as co-chairmen of the Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon on April 18th. More than 1,000 guests gathered to help celebrate how WEN helps women in Kansas City become more than they thought they could be. Phyllis Collins, The Collins Network, was honored with the 2019 Beth K. Smith Award.

Angel Hayes, Stacey Callands, and Herman Callands


Andy Fromm, co-chairman; Phyllis Collins, board member and honoree; Lynnette Williams, WEN; Sherry Turner, WEN; and Joshua Rowland, co-chairman


(Seated) Jackie Baker, Tondee Lutterman, Anne Scharf, Fiona Island, and Gloria Jackson-Leathers (standing) Luann Feehan, Sherry Turner, WEN; Sonny Williams, Julee Koncak, Tony Twyman, and Lynnette Williams, WEN


United States Representative Sharice Davids and Angela Hurt, board chairman

Additional photos featured in the June 8, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party.…

The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the…

BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…