Speaker Date Topic
Randy Steinman, Club President Nov 16, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Kip Strauss, HNTB Nov 30, 2018

Kip Strauss is manager of the transportation planning department in HNTB’s Kansas City Metro office. He has extensive experience working on and managing transportation planning and traffic engineering projects, including multimodal transportation studies, highway and arterial corridor studies, environmental studies, traffic impact evaluations, travel demand modeling studies, and transportation master plans. Mr. Strauss was business operations manager for the Kansas City metropolitan office from 2012 to 2014.

Lindsay Stodden, Volunteer Coodinator Dec 07, 2018
Operation Breakthrough
Operation Breakthrough
Larry, Cassy &Jerry, Scott Weaver, Jeff Deatherage Dec 14, 2018
Plaza 32nd Anniversary Special
Trey Alford, Asst. US Attorney Dec 21, 2018
Largest Social Security Fraud Scheme in American history
Largest Social Security Fraud Scheme in American history

Trey will discuss the investigation and prosecution of Eric C. Conn, an Eastern Kentucky Social Security disability attorney who conspired with health care providers and Social Security administrative law judges to defraud the Social Security Administration of an estimated $550 million in disability payments.  This case involved the largest Social Security fraud scheme in American history.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Trey Alford is a federal prosecutor in Kansas City, Missouri where he has prosecuted federal cases for the past ten years.  Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, Trey worked for two years as an Associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a large Kansas City law firm, where he defended pharmaceutical manufacturers in products liability litigation.  Prior to his stint in private practice, Trey served for seven years in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps attaining the rank of Major before resigning his commission. 



Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
Lisa Murphy Jan 04, 2019
Health & Wellness Coach
Cindy Olson, Former CHRO for Enron Jan 11, 2019

Cindy Olson began her career in an oil and gas accounting position with Koch Industries in Wichita Kansas.  From those humble beginnings she found herself on the fast track of a small energy business that over the following 20 plus years mushroomed into her role as the head of Human Resources and a member of the 20 person Executive Committee of Enron.  By the end of 2000 Enron was the 7th largest public company in the world.  She was among the top 150 executives of those 7 companies and 1 of only 18 women on those executive management teams.

Joanna Bradley Jan 18, 2019
Daughters of the American Revolution- US 250th Anniversary
Sister Rose McLarney Jan 25, 2019
Journey to New Life- Women Exiting Prison
Bob Kendrick Feb 01, 2019
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Jeff Deatheridge Feb 08, 2019
Shelterbox Update
Shelterbox Update

ShelterBox is an international nonprofit effort to provide shelter and vital supplies in response to disasters and humanitarian crises. The program is most known for the distinct green plastic boxes containing tents, blankets, ground covers, water storage and purification devices, solar lamps, cooking supplies, a basic tool kit, mosquito netting, and a children’s activity kit.  ShelterBox response is tailored to each unique situation as only the supplies that are needed are distributed.



Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Feb 15, 2019
Barbie Daniels Feb 22, 2019
The Grooming Project
The Grooming Project

The Grooming Project is the pilot program of Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC)a 501c3 nonprofit in Kansas City, MO devoted to helping impoverished families become self-reliant through job training in the high-demand, high-pay trade of pet grooming.


Andra Watkins Mar 01, 2019
New York Times best selling author
New York Times best selling author

New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

A non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University.

She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater. Her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films.

Hard to Die is Andra’s latest novel. It’s an afterlife story of Theodosia Burr Alston, tragic daughter of Aaron Burr and subject of the song “Dear Theodosia” from the Tony-award-winning smash Hamilton: An American Musical. Read more about it HERE.

She’s the author of four books and counting. Her acclaimed first novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press on March 1, 2014. Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace is a memoir about her dysfunctional family adventure; it is a National Book Award nominee and a New York Times best seller. Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time is a book of photography, shot during her 15-mile daily hikes on her 444-mile Natchez Trace walk.

Photo credit Jonathan Boncek.

Tired of reading? Check out more Andra facts in pictures.

UMKC Enactus Team Mar 08, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Mar 15, 2019
St. Patrick's Day
Annette Lantz-Simmon Mar 22, 2019
Center for Conflict Resolution - Family Dinner Program
Center for Conflict Resolution - Family Dinner Program

The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), formerly the Community Mediation Center, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides mediation services, facilitation and training to individuals and organizations. By using restorative justice (RJ) processes and providing safe, structured and positive environments, CCR empowers people to solve conflict in their lives, giving them the tools they need to choose understanding over escalating conflict and to find peaceful solutions.

Spring Taylor Mar 29, 2019
Fisher Phillips Law Firm
Fisher Phillips Law Firm
Roslyn Temple Apr 05, 2019
KC Mothers in Charge
KC Mothers in Charge

KC Mothers in Charge is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and a caring community committed to working to prevent others from experiencing the tragedy of homicide.

Our Mission is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims.

Our Vision is a KC community safe for all, where families are empowered and supported.

Tami Greenberg Apr 12, 2019
My Year of Being 40 and Grateful

July marked my third anniversary as CEO at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, and I feel profoundly lucky and honored to serve in this role for such an extraordinary charity.

For a while now, our amazing director of marketing Emily has been encouraging me to write periodic blog posts from my perspective as CEO of RMHC-Kansas City. I’m not one to “toot my own horn,” but because I do want to share with you some of the behind-the-scenes magic at RMHC-KC…I agreed. So here we go.

I received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1998 and have spent my entire career in the nonprofit sector, from roles helping abused/neglected children and people living with HIV/AIDS to serving in organizations like the National MS Society and United Way of Greater Kansas City.

To read more, click here.

Easter Seals Apr 19, 2019
Easter Seals 100th Anniversary
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Apr 26, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD May 03, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD May 10, 2019