Event Extras

Kids Night Out

Modern Family Fun
March 1st was the date for Kids Night Out at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Loretta and John Lumelleau were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk was the chairman. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and fabulous entertainment from local Club youth performers, as well as special guests Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, cast members from Modern Family. Proceeds supported The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

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Steer Dinner and Auction

Fueling Education
Avila University’s 37th Annual Steer Dinner and Auction was held on February 16th.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, auction and program at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The After Party featured dancing to the Saucy Jack Band and a Steer Photo Booth. Proceeds supported student scholarships.

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The Children’s SPOT

Once Upon a Time
February 24th was the date for the 16th annual Once Upon a Time at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Connie and Anthony Mendolia were the honorary chairmen, and Amie and Dr. Kevin Bybee and Elizabeth and Dr. Michael LeBlanc were the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed dazzling table decor, music by Radio Disney, dancing, dinner, games, and family entertainment. Proceeds helped support The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Family Assistance Fund.

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Avila University

Gift of Education
Dr. Ron Slepitza, Avila University; appeared on The View on February 6th and surprised the Sterling family of Blue Springs, Missouri, with $500,000 in scholarships for their seven children. Lauren and Scott Sterling recently adopted five Peruvian orphans, and the money will ensure that the children receive an American education and bright futures.

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Kansas City Club

Captivating Conversations

Kansas City Conversations was held on March 15th at the Kansas City Club. Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner; was the featured speaker.
Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent

Bob Burda, Kathy Turpin, Bob Bowlsby, featured speaker; and Jon McGraw and John Teasdale

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