Centurions NOW - July 19, 2021
Jul 19, 2021
SPRING START CENTURIONS – GRADUATION
They’ve learned, they’ve served and they’ve led. Now, join us as they graduate! The Social Committee cordially invites you to gather with your fellow Centurions and their guests as we celebrate the important work that the Second Years have achieved during their time with us. We’ll also announce the winners of three big honors—Centurion of the Year, Outstanding First Year and Taskforce of the Year. Both classes of the Spring Cohort are encouraged to attend this “year-end” wrap party, and each Active is welcome to bring one guest. Business casual/cocktail attire is recommended and beverages/bites will be served. This event is open to all Spring Actives and their guests. Cheers! Register here >>
LUC: LEADERSHIP THROUGH A CHALLENGING YEAR
July 22, 2021
Have coffee and a conversation with Matt Wildman, Senior Vice President of Client Relations at Cerner. Having faced the challenges of COVID, hear how he has led a return to the “office” in a healthcare field that is primarily travel-based. Additionally, discuss with Matt how he is leading his team through a recent public layoff of Cerner sales team members. Register here >>
STEERING SOCIAL AT FOGO DE CHAO
July 22, 2021
Join Steering Committee for a happy hour social! Food and drinks will be available. Register here >>
LUC: THE GOLDEN SCOOP
July 27, 2021
The Golden Scoop is the only non-profit ice cream and coffeeshop in the KC Metro. Its mission is to provide meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities, to foster an environment where employees are mentored, inspired, and equipped to succeed in their jobs and their lives, and to offer amazing made-from-scratch products. Register here >>
July 28, 2021
First-year Fall Centurions, please join us for a short program and social at HNTB’s downtown office, starting with networking at 4:30. The program portion will begin at 5:00 and a Zoom link will be available for the program for those who cannot attend in person. We will discuss logistics for second-year task force selection, chair assignments, steering elections, retreat, and more. The program will be followed by a social at the HNTB bocce ball court. Light refreshments will be available. Register here >>
A DEI CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR OF KANSAS CITY
July 29, 2021
Hop on Board the KC Streetcar for a special guided tour hosted by Erik Stafford and the Kansas City Tour Company. The “Street Car River City Civil Rights Tour” will talk about the rich history of Kansas City’s politics, economics, and civil rights. This tour includes walking and riding the streetcar and is limited to a group of 20 Centurions. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle. 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:
- July 20 – Junior Achievement BizTown
- July 21- Greeting Campers
- July 22- Junior Achievement BizTown
- July 23 – Veterans Community Project
- July 24- Georgia’s Chicken Run at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
- July 31 – Believe Gala
- July 31 – WIN for KC’s TRYathalon
- August 6- Pantry Pickup Day
- August 13 – Mobile Food Distribution
- August 28 – Rock the Parkway Bennefitting Children’s Mercy
SECOND-YEAR EXECUTIVE BREAKFAST
July 27, 2021
Second-Year Centurions and their executives are invited to attend this breakfast to learn about the accomplishments of the graduating Centurions over the last two years. This is also an opportunity to see how their investment in the program will return a more engaged, educated, thoughtful, and connected leader.
BY INVITATION ONLY, CLUB 40 CELEBRATION
July 23, 2021
Celebrate all of the time spent by Centurions generously SERVING the community in so many ways! This event recognizes those that have exceeded 40 hours of service this year or have an upcoming volunteer shift that will push you across the 40 hour mark, just in time for the celebration! Register here >>
ADULT FIELD DAY
Thursday, August 19
As our program year wraps up, the Steering Committee would like to have one last celebration together since our in-person opportunities were limited. Join us at Hyvee Arena for an Adult Field Day (minus the athleticism) from 4-5:30 p.m. Then head over to Boulevard Brewery Rec Deck for drinks and appetizers from 6-9 p.m. RSVP by August 5- you must register in order for us to have an accurate count of people. 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!
SAVE THE DATE: 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.