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MOCSA – Community Luncheon

Nancy and Steve Hooley and Kelly and Ron Lockton were the honorary co-chairmen, Julana Harper-Sachs and Becky Loboda served as the co-chairmen and Elizabeth Souder and Matt Sharples were the community support committee co-chairmen for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA’s) Community Luncheon on May 5th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Byron Hurt, filmmaker, writer, speaker, and anti-sexual violence activist; was the keynote speaker.

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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

Carriage Club was the beautiful setting for Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon. Beth Ingram was presented with a portrait by Mark Braswell, Strauss Peyton Portraiture; which will hang in the Beth Ingram Administrative Building. The 2017-2018 Executive Board of the Circle was presented, and Outgoing President Joan Braswell passed the gavel to Incoming President Kimberlee Ried.

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2017 Class of Rising Star – Dean Newton

Dean Newton is the managing director of Delta Dental and is a member of the 2017 Class of Rising Stars. “I have known Dean as a good friend and have seen him participate and be a leader in a variety of public service and business activities,” said Shannon Blades, Basys Systems. “I know him to be an outstanding individual, a person with superb leadership skills and one who is totally committed to improving the community through public service.

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Starlight Theatre – After Hours at the Towers

Jessica Bjorgaard and Jackie Vavroch were co-chairmen of Center Stage – Young Professionals at Starlight Theatre’s After Hours at the Towers. More than 200 guests enjoyed the French-themed evening that featured delicious bites from local restaurants and live music from Lost Wax. A mime, accordion player and live painter helped set the tone for a very fun night.

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KC CARE Clinic – Simply Bloom

KC CARE Clinic’s Simply Bloom was held on May 6th at the Firestone Building. Steve Stroade and Danny Ng were the honorary chairmen, and Tom Nagel, Abby Albers, Doug Albers, and Kiran Ross served as co-chairmen of the “Garden Party” themed-event. A Patrons’ Party was held on April 27th at R24 Studios.

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