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February breakfast meeting set for Feb. 24-- Please join us!
Thanks to all of you who made it to the monthly breakfast in January – it was a really great event! The announcement of the chapter's focus in 2015 on Veteran Hiring and Entrepreneurship was exciting and very well received by the many businesses and members in attendance. We hope to engage more of the business community to join us in this effort and possibly consider being a sponsor to future breakfast events or at our Career Connections event planned for April.

This month’s featured speaker... <more>
Long-serving KCAUSA chapter leader Lt. Gen. Bob Forman dies at 84
Lt. Gen. Robert "Bob" H. Forman, U.S. Army, Ret., 84, departed the battlefield after a courageous fight on Jan. 26, 2015, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. Lt. Gen. Forman was one of the original members of AUSA and one of the founders of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of AUSA.

A memorial service for Lt. Gen. Forman will be conducted at 10 a.m., Feb. 3, at the Wornall Campus of the Colonial Presbyterian Church (9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo.). A burial service with full military honors will be conducted at the Leavenworth National Cemetery (150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Kan.) at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon. There will not be a procession to the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his name to the Colonial Presbyterian Church. <more>
Happy New Year You're invited to our January 2015 breakfast meeting
Welcome to the New Year. As we move into 2015 KCAUSA is happy to announce that our focus for the year is on Veteran Hiring and Entrepreneurship. We will focus our efforts through relationships with veterans support organizations and our own corporate member communities. There will be a surge of transitioning military personnel in the next few years as the Department of Defense draws down in size and overseas operations, so hiring veterans is a priority initiative in 2015.

In that light, you are invited to our first chapter breakfast meeting of the year on Jan. 27. We will meet the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan. The morning presentation will feature a panel of speakers who represent some of our partners in support of Veteran Hiring/Entrepreneurship. Learn about their organization's purpose and activities and how through our combined resources and efforts, we will make a significant impact in the KC business community in 2015.  Breakfast meeting details and payment options...

Join KCAUSA on Saturday, Dec. 13 for our annual Army Navy Game Watch Party
Our November breakfast meeting was a great introduction to our initiative to help military officers find civilian careers. Hendrick Lexus was our generous sponsor. Past KCAUSA chapter and AUSA 5th region president and current President/CEO of the Center for Transitional Leadership Bob Ulin spoke about the partnership among many of our corporate and individual chapter members to help our military leaders make their career transition.

Now, we're ready for some fun. – Chapter members and friends are welcome to join us for our 7th Annual Army-Navy Game Watch Party on Dec. 13, at the Sports Cave in Overland Park. There is no cost to attend. Snacks are provided by the KCAUSA Chapter, your drinks are on you. We will have a 50/50 raffle to benefit our ROTC programs. KCAUSA is happily supportive of the ROTC programs at the University of Kansas, Central Missouri University, Pittsburg State University, Truman State University, Missouri Western State University and Wentworth Military Academy & College. Joining us at the game will be representatives from these schools ready to share highlights of their programs and will be bringing special items for our 50/50 raffle. Please come have fun with us at the Sports Cave for the last KCAUSA event for 2014. We would love to see you there.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. begin check-in. 2:00 p.m. Kick Off
Place: Sports Cave
11440 W. 135thStreet
Overland Park, KS 66221
Cost: No cost to attend. Cash Bar available.

RSVP: on or before Dec. 10, 2014
To: 816-807-0608

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February Breakfast Meeting
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520 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101


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