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Presidents Message

Thursday, November 07 2013

What an exciting few months. We have had such great success in so many areas. This year’s OKC event is shaping up to be the best yet. George Brett is the perfect choice as our honoree and the Kia Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium will be a wonderful venue for this year.  Do not miss this one!

Image: Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening, October 9, at the Golden Ox.  Your attendance helps strengthen the organization and gets you involved in the decisions that build this organization.  A photo gallery of last years event is on our photo gallery.

We now have 80 new members, many under 30 years old, who have joined our organization. We have only dropped 12 members from our rolls this year. That is a net gain of 68 members with more applications still coming in. It is an exciting time for NSDKC.

A very special thanks to Bryan Flanagan for the 34 new members he sponsored, to Carl DiCapo for this fantastic membership drive, and to our membership committee led by John Hess, Jr.

A great turnout was had at the Nelson-Atkins President’s Reception on September 5 to celebrate and introduce all of our new members and allow an opportunity to mingle and mix with our established membership. We now have 80 in 80 and did it before the end of this year!

Where do I begin to thank Frank McMillian for all of his help this year with our technology needs? There have been light-years of changes, from the Members Only section on our website to this newsletter itself. The organization is now fully digitized in the cloud and totally protected from terminal losses. Our email support system allows us to fully track the emails sent, received, opened and used. The better news, our members are using the new systems and we are growing in leaps and bounds. 

Special thanks to Carl DiCapo for the idea and Gary Hicks for making it something we can see and touch. I am talking about our Pinnacle, the five-sided monument we are developing to permanently recognize and immortalize The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City. We have met with a number of groups and authorities for approval of our location at 27th and Penn Valley road. This is progressing very well. Please read the article in this newsletter from Gary Hicks for full details.

The Program Committee provided a wonderful tour of Kauffman Stadium and has a do-not-miss-event at the Majors House on October 26. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 9 at the Golden Ox, and our Holiday Brunch will be on December 7 at Indian Hills Country Club.

Charles A. Eddy, President, The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City

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