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The Belles of the American Royal – Tracy Lyon Tetrick

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce the selection of Tracy Lyon Tetrick as president. Tracy is a BOTAR, class of 1990 and has served on the Executive Committee as treasurer in 1999, vice president of BOTAR activities in 2004 and vice president of the American Royal activities in 2015. Her other BOTAR leadership roles have included Benefactors co-chairman, Reservations chairman, Tablescapes co-chairman, and Program chairman.

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Congratulations, Vanessa & Dan!

Yamina Mechiche of Reims, France, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Vanessa Lakbachi, to Daniel Steven Howard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kent Howard of Prairie Village. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lamri Mechiche. Vanessa is a graduate of Lycée Jean-Jaurés in Reims.

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Steel Beam Signing Ceremony

The National World War I Museum and Memorial held a Steel Beam Signing Ceremony on May 3rd to commemorate construction of the new Wylie Gallery. More than $5 million has been raised for a new gallery space as the result of the Museum’s ongoing “Call to Duty” Centennial Capital Campaign. The Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Foundation provided the $1 million lead gift.


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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Kraemer!

Christine Ashley Ginter and Joseph David Kraemer were married at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Ginter of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Christine is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Haggerty of Lee’s Summit and Mrs. LeRoy Ginter of Salisbury, Missouri, and the late Mr. Ginter. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kraemer of Blue Springs, Missouri. Joseph is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.

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Literacy KC – 23rd Annual Spelling Bee

April 28th was the date for Literacy KC’s 23rd annual Spelling Bee at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium. Gillian Helm, Literacy KC; served as the chairman of the evening that featured an appearance by Vanya Shivashankar, 2015 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee co-champion; “Bee Stinger” cocktails, student testimonials and live and silent auctions. The event co-champions were the members of the teams representing EPR Properties and Euronet Worldwide.

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