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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
Please Join Us Nov. 25, 2014, 7:30-8:30 a.m. for the KCAUSA Monthly Breakfast Meeting for Chapter Members and Friends
Please join us on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25 for our monthly chapter breakfast. We will be meeting in the MISSION Room at the Crown Center Westin Hotel. Our program this month will feature the critical message you are hearing all across the country...Hiring Veterans!! Retired Army Colonel Bob Ulin, Chairman and CEO of the Center For Transitional Leadership, will be leading the discussion about how he is helping Veterans make important connections and transitions from military service to jobs in the private sector. Col. Ulin is working to bring his message to businesses all across our community and to build bridges between local business leaders and Service Member job seekers. KCAUSA welcomes this partnership with the Center For Transitional Leadership as a top priority mission for our chapter. Please come and learn more about how you can be a part of this initiative and help make our KCAUSA Chapter a model of support for our Service Member job seekers.

Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m

Westin Crown Center Hotel
1 East Pershing Road, KCMO 64108

Mission Room ~ Free Parking with ticket validation

Cost: $20.00 ~ pay at the door with cash or check

RSVP: on or before Nov. 20 to or 816-807-0608

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