The NSDKC Past Presidents have met annually for many years to extend a warm welcome, support, and encouragement to our incoming President. We meet at the River Club in downtown Kansas City overlooking the Missouri River. Our picture is taken in front of the spectacular Thomas Hart Benton painting, Trading at Westport Landing, inside the River Club. Westport Landing is located very close to the River Club, just north down the hill. It is where Kansas City started in 1838, then called the town of Kansas.
2020 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Standing (left to right) are John Hess, Jr. (2016), Nancy Elder (2019), incoming 2021 President Linn Mills, Joe Vaughan (1998) and Gary Hicks (2010). Seated clockwise from left are Host Whitney Kerr, Steve Noll (2018), Norm Besheer (2011), Carl DiCapo (2015) and Ross Marshall (2014). We usually have several more in attendance, but this was the COVID-19 year!
2019 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Seated left to right: John Hess, Jr., John Hess, Sr., Norman Besheer, Steve Noll, Whitney Kerr (Luncheon Host),
2018 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Seated Left to Right: Whitney Kerr (Our host for the luncheon), Carl DiCapo,
2017 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Seated Left to Right: Whitney Kerr (Our host for the luncheon), Gary Hicks,
2016 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
2015 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Seated Left to Right; Whitney Kerr, (Our Host for the Luncheon), Dan Sturdevant,
2014 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Seated left to right; Dorothy "Dot" Brenner, Howard Hendricks, Norman Besheer,
2013 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Circles: Joe Vaughan, Ray James, Tom Skates, Bruce Pennington. Seated (from left): Dan Creasy, Norman Besheer, Dorothy 'Dot' Benner, Ted Seligson, Howard Hendricks, Dick Fickle. Standing (from left): John Mura, Jim Bernard, Dan Sturdevant, Ross Marshall, Chuck, John Hess, Sr., John Dillingham, and Gary Hicks
2012 Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
Front row seated, left to right: J. Dan Creasy, Theodore ("Ted") Seligson, A.J. Cameron, Howard K. Hendricks, Jr., Joseph H. Vaughan, Jr., Norman O. Besheer. Standing Center: Eileen S.Sullivan, Dr. Charles 'Chuck' Eddy, Dorothy 'Dot' Benner. Back row standing: Gary L. Hicks, John A. Mura, Dan C.D. Sturdevant, Bruce C. Pennington, John A. Dillingham, James Bernard, Jr, John F. Hess, Sr.