We Want to Give a Shout-Out To:
To all our clients that have been blessed to be mothers (hopefully of other clients), May we wish you the Happiest Mother's Day! To the sons, daughters, fathers, and grandchildren please celebrate and give your mothers the day they deserve.
Our client Kelsey Ryan is graduating for St. Teresa's Academy and is heading to Kansas State in the fall!
Our client Caroline Hodge who just graduated from Princeton and is heading to Oxford University for a Masters in Medical Anthropology.
Our client Ford McLiney who is transferring to Texas A&M after placing 2nd in the ACC Conference Champions while Diving Varsity for Florida State University.
Our 2012 Summer interns: Alyx Delgado, Andrew Edmonds, Austin Trees, Cam Smith, Henry Crowe, Henry Foster, Jenny McLiney, Joe Connor and Lizzy Ward.
Our client Jacob Sinclair, a Georgetown University Rugby player, who broke his ankle while playing against the University of Virginia!
Our 2011-2012 SME State Champion Swimmers: Jack Haverty, Corbin Barnds, Andrew Hornung and Droste Milledge!
Our Summer 2011 interns: Michael Vassilevsky, Drew Kane, Calvin Tidwell, Dan LaGree, Jessica Jackson, and Duncan Laner.
Megan O'Leary, who has launched her new collegiate themed earring and necklaces, which she calls "Hoola Hoops."
SME Graduate, Phoebe Unterman, who has just written and illustrated her first children's book, Through Eva's Eyes, about her grandmother whose Holocaust survival story of Nazi occupied Poland is the subject of Phoebe's book.
Brandon Barnds and Annaria Nardone on their recent engagement. In addition we are most pleased that Brandon has been accepted to both the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Medical Schools.
Karen Moore who is now a grandmother. Karen’s daughter, Holly Davis and Hollywood Director, David O. Russell (Director of The Fighter) have adopted a baby boy. Karen will be visiting them in Beverly Hills.
Nick Lucas on his successful art showing at Starbucks in The Village.
Ben and Kari Cohen on their recent marriage.
Cameron Smith, who recently completed his varsity soccer career at Shawnee Mission East
The Blue Lion Lacrosse team who successfully competed in the Dallas tournament.
Pat Amey on his recent engagement.
Jack Adams and the members of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Kansas for getting into Rock Chalk Revue 2011.
Ross Simpson, who is in his senior year playing varsity basketball for Depauw University.
Our young clients who swam in their last Kansas City Country Club League Championships at Mission Hills Country Club on July 11th. It is hard to believe these swimmers have graduated and are heading to college. We remember when many started their swimming career as 8 & Unders, wondering if they would make it the length of the pool. Seeing them in their final races reminds us that time marches on. These seniors should be congratulated for serving as role models to the younger swimmers. We know they are going to have terrific collegiate careers and only hope we can encourage them to return to Kansas City for their professional careers.
Included in this years senior swimmers are bank clients~
Anna Petrow from Shawnee Mission East, swimming for Mission Hills CC, who is headed to the famous Journalism school at the University of Missouri, Emily Quirk from Pembroke Hill, swimming for the Kansas City CC, who is headed to Bowdoin College in Maine to play golf, Mary Reed from Pembroke Hill, swimming for the Kansas City CC, who is headed to Rhodes College in Memphis to also play golf, and Whitaker Sherk from Shawnee Mission East, swimming for Mission Hills CC, who is headed to the great Northwest and the University of Oregon.
We thought we would give a Shout Out to our bank spokesman, KC Radio legend, Mike Murphy, who celebrated his 70th Birthday on July 15th at the Corner Cocktail. Mike was surrounded by his usual Wednesday lunch crew, which included Former Kansas City mayor, Charles Wheeler, Las Vegas and TV Singer, Marilyn Maye, as well as numerous friends and family. Mike was in fine order with his trademark deep voice and razor sharp wit.
We would be remiss if we did not note the passing of our friend and mentor, Don Stein, on April 8th. Don will always be remembered by us for his street wisdom, common sense, modesty and business acumen. Don served as a B-25 pilot in North Africa during World War II and was award the Distinguish Flying Cross. Don returned to Kansas City where he owned the well known Don Stein Buick dealership and served as President of the Oakwood Country Club. We will miss Don, but will well remember and adhere to the standards he set for Kansas City business owners and community leaders.
Alex Cox, a Shawnee Mission East High School senior, who signed a letter of intent with Pratt Community College to play baseball. We know he will do well at the next level!
Brady Bates and Jacob Sinclair of the Pembroke Hill Lacrosse team, who successfully launched their defense of the Pembroke Hill State Championship title.
Michael Snyder, who spent his Pembroke Hill 8th Grade Career Day with us on Friday, March 26th. As always, we learned much from Michael's questions and he learns from us.
Mary Lucas, who wrote a great leadership book, Lunchmeat and Life Lessons, regarding the common sense wisdom of her father, John Bichelmeyer, a well known Kansas City butcher. Although only achieving an 8th grade education, Mr. Bichelmeyer founded a meat company that still thrives today through his sons and family members. If you would like a copy of this wonderful book of wisdom sent to you with our compliments and to show our appreciation for being your bank and bankers, please call me at the bank, write or email me, and we will send you a copy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who knows the wisdom of a small businessman is something that should be cherished and shared.
Our Vice President Marshall Douthat on this 30th Birthday ~ yes 3 decades Marshall!
Jeff Bentz - who anchored the Missouri State University 200 Freestyle Relay to their conference swimming championship.
Our former intern Curran Darling - who placed 5th in the High Jump during the Big East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, representing Villanova University.
Chip Schellhorn - the Pembroke Hill and Harvard University graduate who just completed Top Gun fighter pilot training and has been assigned to his first aircraft carrier.
Brandon Barnds - who completed a most successful four year swimming career at Washington and Lee University.
Clock Tower Bakery - who was named for having the best Scone in Kansas City.
Our Vice President Brad Wells, former Big 8 Champion, KU Swimmer, and Coach - and now the National Champion for his master age group in the 50 Meters long course meters Backstroke.
The Shawnee Mission East Swim Team and their coach Wiley Wright for winning the 2010 Kansas State Swimming Championship.
Pembroke Hill School junior Zach Schmidt for recently making Eagle Scout.