Proposed New Rule [Flotation] – Published June 2017

All flotation materials utilized for floating dock construction or refurbishment must be constructed of encapsulated foam and be purchased new, not previously used in any body of water. All dock construction materials and components are subject to inspection and a two (2) week quarantine period as outlined in Q Inc. Rules and Regulations related to Lake Usage.

Volunteers provide facelift for Tennis Pro Shop

By Shelley Sneed
The 2017 tennis season is off to a great start! With the hiring of our new Tennis Professional Jon Renberger, we have added a wonderful addition to LQ’s tennis program. Please give him a warm welcome when you see him.
There are also many changes that have taken place to our Pro Shop area thanks to the giving people of this great community. I would like to personally thank Christi and Jon Stewart, Lisa Vedock, Amy Kentfield, Christy and Joe Heller, and Robin Kistler for taking time out of their busy schedules to give the area a much-needed facelift. They deep cleaned, power washed the deck, painted the interior walls and trim, removed old shelving, painted the large flower pots, painted tables and chairs, hung slat wall, added seating indoors, painted the bathroom, added a rug, new mirror and artwork–and these are just a few of the wonderful things they accomplished.
These improvements not only benefit those who play tennis, but our lake community as a whole. Please stop by and take a look.

Tennis Talk by Jon Renberger, LQ Tennis Pro

I have been the new tennis professional at Lake Quivira for about a month now, and I could not be more happy and excited to be here!

Just weeks ago, I was also hired as the head girls’ and boys’ tennis coach at the new Olathe West High School, where I will also teach English. I join Olathe West from Olathe South, where I taught College Preparatory English IV and head coached the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams the past nine years.
I was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas, am a 1990 KU graduate and have a Master of Arts in School Leadership from Baker. I have 26 years of head high school and collegiate tennis coaching experience, and I am professionally certified by the United States National Tennis Association.
At Olathe South, I became a Kansas Tennis Coaches Association Board member, was the State of Kansas 6A Boys’ Coach of the Year in 2012, was a Regional COY four times and was an NAIA Champions of Character COY nominee in 2014. During ten years at Lawrence Free State High School, my teams won numerous Sunflower League and 6A regional titles, were state runners-up three times and I coached two All-American singles players and four state champions. I was the Lawrence Public Schools COY in 2002 and 2008, State of Kansas Overall Girls’ COY in 2002, and the National Federation of State High School Associations Kansas Girls’ COY in 2003. I also head coached tennis for one year each at Nickerson High School, Sumner Academy and Olathe North.
My collegiate experience includes two years as the head men’s coach at Ottawa University and two years as the head men’s and women’s coach at the University of Saint Mary. I make the short drive to Lake Quivira from Overland Park where I live with my wife, Dionne, and our three children, Jonni (15), Jessi (12), and Drake (7).
During this past month, I have already met dozens and dozens of enthusiastic Lake Quivira tennis members and conducted several Junior Tennis League clinics, Stroke of the Day, and Cardio tennis clinics.
The tennis courts will be busy these next two months with summer recreation tennis Monday through Thursday mornings from 8-12, JTL clinics and matches Monday through Thursday afternoons from 12-3, women’s league on Monday evenings, men’s league on Tuesday evenings, the first ever Lake Quivira ladies Tencap team playing on Friday mornings, and Stroke of the Day and Cardio clinics from 8:30 to 10 every Saturday morning.
There will also be additional activities such as Tennis Family Fun Day on Monday, May 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. and a tennis racquet demonstration day on June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, when a representative from Wilson will be here to share the latest in exceptional tennis equipment. The annual youth/adult tennis tournament is scheduled for July 1, and Poker Tennis from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sat., July 29.
I cannot wait to meet everyone at Lake Quivira who has or desires to have a passion for tennis–the greatest lifetime sport!


Eighth Quivira Triathlon set for Saturday of Labor Day weekend

By Aline Zimmer
What better way to start Labor Day weekend than with the annual LQ Triathlon on Saturday, September 2? Now in its eighth year, it has become a family tradition for some and a fun challenge for everyone to see how quickly they can complete the 500 meter swim, two bike laps around the lake and a 5K run. The early-bird individual entry fee is just $25 through June 30, so it pays to register today before the price goes up. The fee will rise to $40 in July and $50 in August.
The event is open to all members and their guests, ages 16 and older. Teams must include at least one Lake Quivira member, and all three members must register at the same time.
Your entry fee gets you a t-shirt, swim cap, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and the recognition of being one of Quivira’s triathletes. It’s a bargain at $40 for individuals and $70 for a team. 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.
For more information and to register as an individual, team or volunteer, visit Come be part of a unique and healthy way to end the summer.

Calling all stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers and canoers

By Teresa Biron
The Longest Day on June 17 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, kayak or canoe to join me. Would you also be willing to share your board or kayak 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 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Any and all donations are appreciated. If you would like to participate, please give me a call or text at 913-231-6659 or email me at Everyone who wants to try a SUP must bring their own personal flotation device.
If you are unable to participate but would like to make a donation, you can go to my fundraising page at Scroll down to The Longest Day info, Tap on it. Tap on “Find A Participant” and put in my name Teresa Biron.
I will also be serving hot dogs, chips and water bottles for those that work up an appetite for this activity! Each item will be $1.
I hope to see you there. Thank you.
PS: I would like to make a collage of our loved ones. If you would like yours included, email me a picture.

Lake Quivira Tennis Club Joins local Tencap League

(l to r) Nancy Wedel, Lisa Coffman, Robin Kistler, Amy Kentfield, Lisa Vedock, Christi Stewart. .Not pictured: Mary Ball, Christy Heller, Leslie Treas, and Lynne Sestak. Photo by Lynne Sestak
(l to r) Nancy Wedel, Lisa Coffman, Robin Kistler, Amy Kentfield, Lisa Vedock, Christi Stewart. .Not pictured: Mary Ball, Christy Heller, Leslie Treas, and Lynne Sestak. Photo by Lynne Sestak

By Amy Kentfield
Lake Quivira has joined the Tencap interclub tradition in Kansas City. Our tennis program has grown, and a group of women were ready to take it to the next level. Tencap provides people the possibility of playing great tennis with other clubs around the city and facilitating new friendships along the way. It is also a wonderful opportunity for members of other clubs to be introduced to our tennis tradition and the beauty at Lake Quivira Country Club.
Summer play began the week of May 5. Teams play on three courts each week for a minimum of eight regular season matches. So far, we have played at Carriage Club and hosted a Woodside team at Lake Quivira. Relaxing after the match with a beverage and good company are all a part of the interclub tradition.
If you have any interest in starting another Lake Quivira Tencap Team, contact Kathy Gates at, or Jon Renberger at

LQ Tennis Club Summer Schedule 2017

Mon., May 29 – Memorial Day Family Fun Fest & Meet the Pro – 9-11 am
Sat., June 10 – Demo Days after Cardio Tennis – 10-noon
Come play and Demo racquets from Manufactures Rep

Thurs., June 22 – Margarita Mixer (Adult Only Event) – 6-8 pm
Sat., July 1 – Youth-Adult Tournament – 8 am-noon
Sun., July 2 – Rain out Date
Sat., July 29 – Poker Tennis (Adult Only Event) – 9-11 am
August TBD – End of Season Tennis Event – TBD
Men’s and Women’s Drills
Start Date – June 5th, 6th
Women play Monday nights – 7 – 8:30 – Pro Terry Miller
Men play Tuesday nights – 6:30-8:00 – Pro Jon

Stroke of the Day (8:30 -9 a.m.)
Cardio Tennis (9-10 a.m.)
The SOD is FREE, and the Cardio is $10
Stroke of the Day
Saturday, June 3 – Backhand
Saturday, June 10 – Approach Shot
Saturday, June 17 – Volley
Saturday, June 24 – Overhead
Saturday, July 1 – No Clinics
Saturday, July 8 – Lob
Saturday, July 15 – Drop Shot
Saturday, July 22 – Poach Volley
Saturday, July 29 – Poker Tennis

LAKE QUIVIRA COMMUNITY MINISTRY: The Little Church with the Big Heart

Marilyn Brown
Marilyn Brown

By Barb Prater
Do you love to sing?  At Lake Quivira Community Ministry we love to sing all through the worship services.  We have many hymns and songs that have become our favorites through the years.  Bob Lee plays the piano and until recently, Paul Brown played the washtub bass.  LQCM members sing out much loved hymns from the traditional hymnal, enjoy contemporary songs that glorify the Lord in our praise book, and often choose from the eclectic collection of songs in the blue notebook.
The old blue song notebooks were in great need of reviving, so David Simms, previous lay leader, suggested we use some donated LQCM memorial gifts to make new songbooks in memory of Paul Brown.  Marilyn Brown (Paul’s wife) and Mendy Jarman (Paul’s daughter) thought this was a wonderful idea.  A devoted committee set to work going through the songs of the praise book and blue notebook to select, eliminate, order, number, copy, and collate.  New bright white song notebooks were created that are alphabetized, easy to use, and copyright compliant.
Marilyn Brown was asked to think of some favorite Bible verse, quote, or hymn memorable to her husband Paul.  It took a while, but the hymn “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” kept coming to her mind.  Written by Spanish liturgical composer Monsenor Cesareo Gabarain, it is based on Matthew 4:18-20.  Paul was a sailor and loved playing that song on his washtub bass with Bob.  The line from the hymn, “Now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me, by your side, I will seek other seas”, is placed on the songbook front in loving memory of Paul Brown, because we know Paul is seeking other seas now.  Also on the front cover are four beautiful Lake Quivira photos, in the quadrants of the cross, showing the four seasons.  The hymn and photos seems to express how meaningful the lake environment is to LQCM and our worship.
Marilyn says, “When the morning came for the dedication, David suggested bringing Paul’s bass (and his ever-present hat) to the service.  What a nice idea.  It was a wonderful service, with David and Bob making special remarks about Paul.  Having our family present was also very special.  With Susan presenting her beautiful cross, it was a day to be remembered.”
June worship services will be led by Rev Pam Bauer Nolan – except June 25.
June 4:  Acts 2:1-21:  “Pentecost:  Christ on Earth in Wind and Fire”
June 11: Matthew 28:16-20:   “Our walking orders….”
June 18:  Matthew 9:35-10:8:  “Entrusted with GREAT (never fake) News…..”
June 25: John 20: 19-31   “Who are We Protecting?”       Ira
For more information, contact Roy Worthington, 913-962-4557,

Yacht Club presents: ‘Turn Up the Heat 2017’ aka Return of Burning Man

Burning Man 2017

By: Burning Man Party Committee
Preparation is everything, whether it’s pouring over a yacht prior to an ocean adventure, or fine-tuning and readying your body before a triathlon, or never missing a Lamaze class as childbirth looms (same prep category?). Whatever it is, by scrutinizing every item not once, but twice on associated check-lists, you subtly gather a prepared mind. This earned confidence is essential as you begin challenges–even diversions.
On June 24, a long ten years after the third celebration of its kind, Return of the Burning Man 2017 reignites Lake Quivira’s Yacht Club. To help you prepare and gather all the needed confidence for this resurrected iconic party, and to help you navigate this hot evening, we’ve listed details, definitions and a few recommendations below:
When and Where: Again, June 24, 8:00 PM to 12:00 PM, at the Lake Quivira Yacht Club; previous years’ revelers recommend plenty of hydration.
Hydration: It’s hot at this event – coupled with a very long summer day! Drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic type) before the festivities; with the additional heat we provide and with the gourmet nacho bar included, you’ll have plenty of need and opportunity to drink the other libations at the party!
Other Libations: Ever hear of a dram or a British Navy daily ration? None of these limiting volumes will be offered at this event; no way! Souvenir cups–which happen to be bottomless–will be handed out to all participants at the marina entrance for a very special rum grog (The Quivira Burn!) and/or beers. These are offered bottomless because of the long, hot day it will be
Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year–always around June 24. Another excuse to burn something.
Carbon Footprint: This year, we promise a more environmentally friendly burn–proper administration and safety is still required!
Fire Marshall: Chief Mark Stephan will be supervising with fire engine #101 parked at a safe distance; no better safety attendee could we ask for with thirty stellar years building, teaching and maintaining the LQ fire department staff and equipment. Shake his hand in thanks for his humble and extremely dedicated commitment to our community members’ health and property. Still another reason to come sign up for this burn.
Registration: Sign up early at and save. Commemorative T-shirts are provided to those who register online by June 15. Once again, these will bear the creative artwork of Christina Gomer–suitable for framing. Early registration is $45 (T-shirt included); $50 from June 16 to June 23 (T-shirt while supplies last); $60 at the door (no shirt). Memories of our initial three parties are still triggered when earlier commemorative T-shirts are seen paraded around the Lake. Be sure to get your wearable souvenir and fashion statement. BTW: Can you remember the earlier burns, the dancing, the bands?
Suburbans: If you don’t remember the earlier bands, you will not forget this group’s enthusiasm and sound. We’re very fortunate to have these talented musicians entertain us well into the night. A bonus: the drummer is Bill Manson–you know him– a LQ resident. We promise: you will continue feeling their vibrations for days.
Good Vibrations: John Vani spoke the other day about purchasing things and purchasing experiences–the wise sage, he is! The satisfactions derived from gathering things is immediate, and yet, transitory; surrounding experiences, gathered satisfactions from such can last a lifetime.