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Prelude 2015

Building on the Past
The Harriman-Jewell Series’ Prelude 2015: Building on the Past. Imagining the Future will be held at the 1900 Building. Members of the Karbank family are the honorary chairmen, and Prudence and Robert True are serving as chairmen of the September 21st event that will celebrate the start of the Series’ 51st season. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, silent auction and a performance by violinist Simone Porter.

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Kansas City Young Matrons

Home Sweet Home
The Kansas City Young Matrons’ Last Call Open House and Reception was held on June 12th. Members came to say “farewell” to their beloved clubhouse at 51st and Oak. The clubhouse, built in 1936, will be picked up and moved to its new location at 52nd and Cherry in August. Guests took a nostalgic stroll through the building and shared fond memories. The new clubhouse and expansion will open in the spring of 2016.

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Kansas City Ballet

Annual Meeting
The offices of Lathrop and Gage were the lovely setting for the Kansas City Ballet’s Annual Meeting on June 15th. The event was hosted by Board Member Jack Rowe. New officers were elected, including Julia Irene Kauffman, chairman; Claire Brand, president; Jean-Paul Wong, immediate past president; Michael Frost, vice president; Jack Rowe, vice president; Kathy Stepp, treasurer; and Evelyn Craft Belger, secretary.

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Wine & Roses

Gorgeous Gardens
September 24th is the date for the Kansas City Rose Society’s Wine & Roses, a benefit for the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden. Anita and Gerald Gorman are the honorary chairmen, and Cindy Lang is serving as the chairman of this year’s elegant garden party, to be held in the Rose Garden in Loose Park. Guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and entertainment from the Mike White Quartet.

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Suzanne Prendergast

Suzanne Prendergast was born in Chicago but considers Kansas City her home. Suzanne works in large group marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015. Suzanne is co-chairman of the social committee and serves on the Wild Card Task Force. She and her husband, Rich, have a daughter, Torre Elizabeth.

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