Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups help members connect on a more personal level and tend to be rewarding and fulfilling. Form a group comprised of members sharing a common interest (Book Club, Mommy ‘n Me, Sister Mixers) with the intention of having this group create a bond with one another as well as the alumnae group. Interest Groups should have a chairman to be a liaison between the SIG and the alumnae chapter or association.
The members of the Bookies read and discuss a book each month. The books are selected at a meeting in April. After this meeting, a list of the books, authors, meeting dates and hostess’ is compiled and distributed. We meet every month on the third Monday except for December. Members are asked to serve as our hostess each month and serve a light treat and beverage. We meet at 2 PM in the hostess’ home. If attending, you are asked to notify the hostess prior to the meeting. For information regarding our current read, check the monthly alumnae chapter e-newsletter, the alumnae chapter newsletter or contact Barbara Larison at email@example.com or 913-649-6957.
This group is for 50+ year members of the alumnae chapter. We meet on the third Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Claridge Court at Mission Road and Somerset Drive in Prairie Village at 11:00 AM. We have social time, a delicious lunch and a short program, which includes an alumnae chapter update from the president of our chapter. Prior to the luncheon, an e-mail is sent to the over 200 alumnae members, who are 50+ year members. A reservation is needed for this luncheon and is due on the Monday prior to the luncheon. For a reservation, please contact Barbara Larison. The cost is $16 in cash payable at the door. Information about this very special luncheon can be found in the monthly alumnae chapter e-newsletter, the alumnae chapter newsletter or by contacting Barbara Larison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-649-6957.
The members of the Trekkies take a day trip to a local venue of interest to the group. This adventure, usually, includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This past year, we went to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum for two docent-guided tours and lunch in the Rozelle Court, a trip to the City Market and a ride on the trolley, the Kauffman Gardens, and the Steamboat Arabia Museum. Friends and husbands are welcome to join us on our adventure. We, often, carpool to our destination. We ask that you notify the leader of each day trip if you are planning to join us. A planning luncheon is held in either June or July and day trips for the upcoming year are selected and a leader chosen. Information about our adventures can be found in the monthly alumnae chapter e-newsletter, the alumnae chapter newsletter or by contacting Barbara Larison at email@example.com or 913-649-6957.
We have a new interest group, DG Golfers! Since last fall we have been golfing Monday nights at St. Andrews Golf Course in Overland Park. We play 9 holes and usually start after 6pm. Would love to have other DG golfers join us! They can contact Lailan Bressler (AU) at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in joining us.
High Caliber Hannahs is a casual group that bands together in a love of shooting. We focus on gun safety, and target shooting. We have no special times we meet. Members take turns organizing events and publish those events in e-newsletters and on Facebook and by email to interested members.