Letters to the Editor – May 2017

Calling all stand-up paddle boarders
Three years ago, I lost both my parents to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Since then, Lake Quivira has also lost Paul Brown, Chuck Averill and Pam Van Saun to this hideous disease. Maybe you know others who have been affected by this disease as well. What does that have to do with stand up paddle boarding?
The Longest Day, is a fundraising event to show our love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and to raise funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Will you please join me?
I would be very grateful to anyone who has a SUP to join me. Would you also be willing to share your board with anyone who does not have one and would like to try it? We will be meeting at the yacht club pavilion on June 17 at 11 a.m. If you would like to participate, please give me a call or text at 913-231-6659, or email me at jbiron@kc.rr.com
~Teresa Biron

0517 seasonal decor 2House Committee says thanks to Garden Club
Spring made its appearance inside the Clubhouse with vining hydrangea topiaries, vases topped with cherry blossom branches and a garden box brimming with yellow tulips.
The House Committee gives a heartfelt thanks to the Garden Club for providing the funding to purchase this beautiful seasonal décor. Thanks are also extended to Peggy Hughes who donates her time and artistic skills to create and freshen the arrangements throughout the year.
“The staff has so much gratitude for all that the Garden Club does,” said Clubhouse Manager Mark Allen. “Their efforts make the Clubhouse an even lovelier place than it would be on its own. We were especially appreciative of the beautiful flowers and decorations for Spring.”
To help keep the décor looking its best, the House Committee asks the community to please contact Peggy Hughes before adjusting any of the arrangements.
Lake Quivira continues to be a special place to live and play because of the generosity and hard work exhibited by so many of our members.
~Anne Simms

Help your community: Learn all about
the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. . .

Two water quality, county-sponsored events are coming up that may be of interest to our residents. Using native landscaping can help our city stay in compliance with the education component of our MS4 water permit from the state.
~Jamie Pribyl, Coordinator for City compliance with Illicit Discharge Ordinance

(1) Landscaping for Rain, Butterflies, and Pollinators with Rain Gardens and Native Plants
Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Johnson County Central Resource Library
Workshop by David Dods, Environmental Scientist, Native Plant Enthusiast, and Local Rain Garden Expert
Learn about the multiple benefits of native landscaping and about cost share opportunities in your city.
Questions?  Contact Heather Schmidt at heather.schmidt@jocogov.org or 913-715-8302.

(2) Native Plant Sale at the Shawnee Mission Park, Theater in the Park Pavilion, June 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Residents can talk to native plant experts who can help them choose what will work in their landscape.