The Kanza Group Executive Committee (ExCom) held its annual retreat at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library on January 15, 2012. Election results for the ExCom were announced at the retreat. Bob Sommer will continue as Chair and Craig Lubow as Vice Chair. Richard Voss remains as Treasurer, with assistance from newly elected ExCom member Ken Schefter and Kanza Group member Mike Kozisek. Ed Rowe continues as Secretary. Also elected this year were Craig Wolfe, Frank Drinkwine, and Joe Spease. Continuing on the ExCom is Doug Stecklein. Outings Chair Bob Fritsch was appointed as a voting member to fill a vacant seat.
The ExCom takes time out each year to set its agenda. Among the priorities for the upcoming year are planning family-centered outings, enhancing programs for the monthly general meetings, and promoting the annual Silent Auction. The ExCom is considering making small grants to educators involved with climate change. The recent Winter Solstice Celebration was so well received that the ExCom decided to include it on the 2012 calendar.
Kanza Group members are encouraged to get in touch with Chair Bob Sommer and other members of the ExCom with ideas for programs and outings. They are also invited to attend regular ExCom meetings throughout the year.
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Back row (l to r): Mike Kozisek, Mike Miller, Joe Spease, Richard Voss, Craig Wolfe, and Bob Sommer.
Front row (l to r): Frank Drinkwine, Bob Fritsch, Elaine Giessel, Craig Lubow, Ken Schefter.
Not shown: Ed Rowe and Doug Stecklein