Centurions NOW - August 23, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
ANNOUNCING: NEW COHORT NAMES
In the fall, we modified the programming timeline to optimize the opportunity for in-person programming. With the modified timeline, the existing cohort names that are tied to a time frame are no longer applicable.
We are excited to announce that, effective immediately, the cohort names will be “Apex” and “Pinnacle.” After careful consideration, Apex and Pinnacle were chosen as they represent a peak or summit. This is appropriate for the Centurions Leadership Program given its prominence as the premier leadership development program in the region. In addition, these names align with Chamber-branding and the Centurions chevron logo.
I LOVE THE 90s NIGHT
September 17, 2021
Celebrate everything you love about the 90s. We are takin’ it back to the old school with a fun-filled night out starting at Chicken N Pickle. Costumes encouraged! This is a plus-one optional event. Be sure to include your guest as an “additional attendee” when registering for this event. Register here >>
IUC: KC STREETCAR MAIN STREET EXTENSION TO UMKC
October 4, 2021
Join your fellow Centurions as we meet with the individuals leading the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension to UMKC. We’ll discuss the construction timeline, finances, and hear about where the Street Car is heading next. Register here >>
LUC: THE BUSINESS OF BALLET WITH THE KANSAS CITY BALLET
September 30, 2021
Join us for our next LUC with the Kansas City Ballet! We will have learn about "the business of ballet" from Kevin Amey, Chief Operating Officer and Jeff Bentley, Executive Director, of the Kansas City Ballet.
This event will also include a short tour of the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. This historic Power House building at Union Station was opened in August 2011 and now serves as the 60,000 sq. foot home of the Kansas City Ballet. During the tour, we will also witness rehearsal in action. Register here >>
REMINDER: SIGN UP TO ACCESS SERVICE PROJECTS ON VOLUNTEERMARK
There are several contact-free, small group, or outdoor volunteer opportunities that are now open and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ready to serve? Check out VolunteerMark for a few opportunities that are still in need of volunteers. Check the calendar regularly as new projects are added weekly and look for newsletter announcements or GroupMe to sign-up for projects in which spots still need to be filled.
Upcoming Projects In Need of Volunteers:
- August 23 – HopeKids Golf Classic
- August 28 – Rock the Parkway Benefiting Children’s Mercy
- September 2 – Queens of the Diamond
- September 3 – Pantry Pickup Day
- September 8 – Happy Bottoms Diaper Processing
- September 10 - Red Friday
- September 11 – Uncorked
- September 11 – Dance in the Park
- September 11 – Starry Night at Starlight
- September 15 – KCPS RISE Leadership Event
- September 16 – Savor the Flavors
- September 18 – Library lets Loose
SECOND YEAR KICKOFF SOCIAL
Friday, August 27
Join us for two hours of uninterrupted team building as we get to know the Centurions in our class. We will meet in the KC Chamber Board Room for some light team building activities. There will also be a 2-hour social immediately following from 4-6 p.m. with drinks and snacks provided. Fridays are usually our Task Force days so we hope everyone can attend. Attendance is not required but strongly encouraged. Register here >>
ON YOUR RADAR: ALUMNI DIRECTORY AND DUES
Information on updating the alumni directory and alumni dues will be sent soon. Don't miss it!
ANNUAL ALUMNI LUNCHEON
August 25, 2021
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join the Centurions Alumni Association for our annual luncheon and meeting where we kick off the new membership year together and learn from a local leader. Enjoy a fantastic lunch at Grand Street Cafe and, of course, great networking with our alumni. Register here >>
Due to capacity limitations, you must register/pay in advance. No walk-in/pay-at-the-door guests will be permitted.
ALUMNI FIELD DAY
Thursday, September 23
Please join us for an Alumni Field Day at Tower Park Shelter on September 23. Yard games will be provided by KC Crew. A food truck will be on site and beer will be provided by Cane Brewing Company. Register here >>