By Jon Renberger, LQ Tennis Pro
The tennis courts have continued to remain very active this summer as the Junior Tennis League and Summer Recreation programs concluded their seasons in mid-July. The kids playing JTL overall as a group won 65 percent of their matches played, and the level of dedication to weekly practices and sportsmanship in competition was just tremendous. Equally successful was the Summer Rec tennis classes, which primarily emphasized fundamental elements of the volley, groundstrokes and serve. The kids improved daily and developed a love for tennis. The future of Lake Quivira tennis continues to look bright! The youth/adult tennis tournament took place on July 1, and 46 players enjoyed a wonderful day of competition. The results of each division follow:
10 and Under
1st Place – Sammy VanZante / Mary Ball; 2nd Place – Lily Kalny / Robin Kistler; 3rd Place – Bennett Taylor / Christi Metivier.
12 and Under:
1st Place – Eli Kalny / Adam Kistler; 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson / Shelly Sneed; 3rd Place – Jack Bichelmeyer / Jon Bichelmeyer.
13 and Over
1st Place – Sarah Gay / Sam Gay; 2nd Place – Kate Kowalik / Kevin Kowalik; 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru / Mike Cooper.
The ladies Tencap team also finished their inaugural season, highlighted by Amy Kentfield being recognized as a Champion Captain for the summer. The winners were selected by a vote of others in their division based upon good sportsmanship, warm and friendly hospitality when hosting, gracious and appreciative behavior when a guest at another club, respect for others on and off the court and a cheerful and fun-spirited demeanor. Congratulations to Amy, Mary Ball, Lisa Coffman, Christy Heller, Robin Kistler, Lynn Sestak, Christi Stewart, Leslie Treas, Lisa Vedock and Nancy Wedel for representing Lake Quivira with such class.
By Teresa Redlingshafer
By Barb Prater
Do you know someone who has “re-upped”? Roy Worthington has done just that for Lake Quivira Community Ministry, serving as Lay Leader for a second term (instead of the usual, one-year term). In his role as Lay Leader, Roy helps ministers Ira DeSpain and Pam Bauer Nolan carry out and coordinate the activities of the congregation.
Roy’s primary role is communicating with the congregation about weekly services, special services and special events. In the past twelve months Roy has helped coordinate a LQCM lake-wide picnic, organize a group Facebook page to which are posted various pictures of the congregation’s services and activities and coordinate special services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. He worked with the Christmas Eve Coordinator to help plan and implement the Christmas Eve service, which 200-250 Quivirans and guests annually attend. This fall he will assist with the annual LQCM Anniversary Celebration Breakfast and Service.
Roy spent 38 years in Manhattan, KS, where he was president and owner of Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters, Inc., a real estate law/title/escrow business. Roy received a BA in 1967 from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Washburn University School of Law, in 1973. He taught real estate law in the College of Business at Kansas State University for over eighteen years and lectured in real estate principles for various professional organizations. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Strategic Air Command from 1967 to 1971. Business skills, life experiences, communication expertise, love of family (wife Nancy, grown kids, grandchildren), strong faith, devotion to country and a great sense of humor – all sum up our Lay Leader, Roy Worthington.
August Services – Rev Ira DeSpain will be speaking all month except August 27.
August 6: Genesis 32: 22-31 – “Wrestling”
August 13: Genesis 37: 1-28 – “Family Stories Part 1”
August 20: Genesis 45: 1-15 – “Family Stories Part 2”
August 27: Exodus 1: 8–2: 10 – “Born with a Rusty Spoon in his Mouth” Pam
For more information, contact Roy Worthington, 913-962-4557, or email@example.com.
Check out our Group Facebook Page under “Lake Quivira Community Ministry,” which contains our message and photos of our activities. Any of our Facebook Page members would be happy to add you to our Facebook Group.
By John Carson
Although the temperature highs were not as high as some past years, there was plenty of humidity. Kevin Murray and his guest Casey Harbour were the champions and are now proud owners of green jackets. The runners up were Robert Weems and his guest Tucker Weems. Third place went to Bill Wengert and his guest Vance Stauffer.
Flight winners were as follows: Flight 1 – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour; Flight 2 – Eric Vossman and Blake Olney; Flight 3 – Mike Noack and Randy O’Shea; Flight 4 – Bill Wengert and Vance Stauffer; Flight 5 – Robert Weems and Tucker Weems; Flight 6 – Colin Ashby and Steve Larkin; Flight 7 – Geof Gehring and Chris Gehring; Flight 8 – Scott Strohm and Bruce Strohm; Flight 9 – Charlie Gomer and Chuck Gomer; Flight 10 – Gene Koski and Matt Kornfeind; Flight 11 – Phil Caballero and Wayne Johnson; Flight 12 – David Prather and Bill Mahood.
The Par 3 Derby Winners were as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. 1st – Jim Ericson and Brad Mickens; 2nd – John Cotter and Billy Meyer; 3rd – John Emanuels and Steve Brown.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Dave Blakenship and Geno Huenint; 2nd – Phil Caballero and Wayne Robinson; 3rd – Geof Gehring and Chris Gehring.
The Putting Contest Winners were as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. T-1st – Thad Millard and Cary Bourque, Steve Hull and Mike Eichenauer; 3rd – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Jeff Welch and Joel Plaas; 2nd – Dave White and Mickey Stewart; 3rd – Ed Markley and Craig Scherzer;
The Chipping Contest Winners are as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. 1st – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour; 2nd – Robert Weems and Tucker Weems; 3rd – Kevin Londeen and Eric Londeen.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Charlie Gomer and Chuck Gomer; 2nd – Steve Roellchen and John Prince; 3rd – Whitey Kuhn and Rick Miles.
The QMGA would like to thank Head Professional Tom Aikmus and the pro shop staff, Golf Course Superintendent Jeff Eldridge and his staff, The Club House Manager Mark Allen and his staff and all the volunteers from the QWGA and the QMGA, whose combined efforts which made the Lake Classic come together and make the event a success.
A special thanks to this year’s Lake Classic Chairman, Roy Owens, for all his work and worry for such an event as the Classic.
By Gayle Best
It was the hottest day of the year–sunny with clear skies and, fortunately, a welcome, warm breeze as LQ members and guests visited eleven dock stops. With tour map in hand, and a brief story about each dock written by the dock owner, attendees visited each site to see the beautiful plantings, furnishings, decor and improvements made to the site. Every dock had its own personality and story. The LQ spirit, pride and enthusiasm each dock owner had for their own dock was outstanding. As the sun lowered, a social gathering was held at the Yacht Club.
Thank you to Bridget Vani and Dianne Fowler, who organized the creation of two Adirondack chairs painted by Summer Rec kids. The chairs were showcased at the Fowler dock with silent bids. Thanks also to the team spirit shown by Riva Noack and Kierstin Millard, who helped plant and stage the dock owned by Curtis and Amanda Frazier after Amanda ended up in the hospital most of the week.
While every dock has a story, here are some interesting things we learned from the tour:
The Hogueland/Stephens original dock was the site of the first LQ pontoon crawl, which included the closing of Lakeshore West and poker tables in the street.
We all thought Annie and Thomas Brown had installed an outdoor TV in their newly renovated dock site; however, we learned that inventor Thomas designed a clean sign wave solar system that powers the boat lift, safety stair lights, rotisserie, music, fans and more. A long way from the site that was nothing more than grass and weeds.
Initials of long-time and respected LQ golf pro Andy Dever’s family are carved into the Fowler’s concrete.
The Pribyl site is an assortment of native plants, which is not only beautiful, but also hold the soil in place during heavy rains. The plants also self-seed and play host to pollinating butterflys.
Harold Ensley, well known 1950’s TV Sportsman personality, used to catch the big ones from the Best dock.
The Vedock site is a wonderful 1940’s stone boathouse and one of a handful of original fishing docks whose vintage charm was preserved during their 2013 renovation.
Did you know there is a private, sandy beach area on the east side that was overgrown and unused until the Hughes took charge? It is now a gorgeous area enjoyed by five owners.
By Jeanne McGrath
It’s pontoon time again! Garden Club’s biggest fundraiser and the best beach party of the year is around the corner. As you can see from our invitation, we are featuring a Huckleberry Finn theme this summer, complete with memorabilia from one of America’s best loved writers, Mark Twain.
Experience life along the Rivers of the Midwest as Huck and his friends did in the late 1880s. Come away with a renewed spirit of the beauty of our forests, our lake, beach and park areas. Garden Club lovingly supports wildflowers through our pollinator garden, spring through our planted tulip bulbs, decorative trees and shrubs of all kinds, alive with brilliant color throughout the seasons. Add in the beautiful flora and fauna complimenting the Clubhouse entrance, and the Sunset Terrace with the urns flowing with beautiful color, along with fresh herbs for Chef Michael grown in our brightly colored canoe.
The profits from the Pontoon Crawl, Holiday Bazaar and the every five year Homes Tour allow us to support this ongoing grounds beautification. Additionally, the profits have also allowed us to invest in a number of projects benefitting our entire community, adding beauty and function.
Let me count the ways. Most recently, Garden Club designed and purchased the new up lighting on the Sunset Terrace/Clubhouse area, along with purchasing heaters for the Terrace. In addition, we partnered with Mothers’ Club on the planning and funding of the beach umbrellas and made a significant contribution to the construction of Sunset Terrace.
While not inclusive, other projects over the years you would recognize include the prominent Coronado Island Water Feature design and installation, the iron gate on the west end of the dam, the arch and stone pillars over the main entrance and the water feature on hole number 10.
In addition, Garden Club annually supports the outdoor holiday lighting and indoor seasonal clubhouse decor. These items are attributable to Garden Club and funded by your participation in our events.
Please support the Pontoon Crawl by becoming a sponsor and /or buying a ticket. Your ticket price includes a scrumptious meal, beer, sangria (the signature drink at the sailing dock) and live music to dance the night away.
Please be our guest. We are working hard to make sure you have a ball rolling down the River Q!
By Aline Zimmer
Coming up fast is the annual Lake Quivira Triathlon on Sat., Sept. 2. There’s still time to put together a team or go it alone to complete a 500-meter swim, bike twice around the lake and run a 5K. The morning starts with the National Anthem, and the excitement continues to build with a race announcer, music and cold bottles of water at the finish, with prizes awarded for the top finishers. After you are cheered to the finish, enjoy a reviving pancake breakfast with fellow athletes and friends.
The event is open to all members and their guests, ages 16 and older. Guidelines and entry fees are at www.lakequiviratriathlon.com. Friends and guests can purchase tickets for the pancake breakfast at the event for just $5 for adults (16 and over) and $3 for kids.
If you want to participate without racing, consider volunteering your time. You’ll get a free shirt, all the pancakes you can eat, and the fun of cheering for your friends and neighbors. The triathlon can’t take place without volunteers, and our amazing community rises to the occasion each year. Volunteers help on race day to hand out water, keep an eye out for traffic, set up and decorate and much more.
Hope to see you there!