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Cheers to Volunteers

Jennifer and Chuck Laue

Our community is more humane and the pets within it happier and healthier, thanks to the love and support of Jennifer and Chuck Laue. Jennifer and Chuck have made a tremendous impact at Great Plains SPCA. They have opened their home to foster pets and donated countless hours of support to animals in need. Jennifer and Chuck both serve on its board of directors, with Chuck as president, helping to direct the progressive, no-kill organization.

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In the Spotlight

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas
The 40th Annual Snow Ball benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas will be held on January 18th at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. are the honorary presidents, and Jeanne and Charlie Haake are the presidents. 
Also featured in the October 19th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Brian Turner 

Honorary Presidents Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr.

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The Lyric Opera Circle

Fall Festivities
The Lyric Opera Circle’s Annual Fall Luncheon was held at The Carriage Club. Members enjoyed a fascinating talk by Don Dagenais about women’s roles in opera. Bonne and Cliff Illig are the honorary chairmen of the 2014 Lyric Opera Ball, and Jeanette Prenger is serving as the chairman.

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Brookside Mothers’ Association

End of Summer
On September 14th, the Brookside Mothers’ Association held its annual end of summer celebration, One Last Margarita Party, at Element in Brookside. Proceeds support The Children’s Place and its mission to serve the needs of the youngest victims of abuse and neglect in Kansas City.

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