SPECIAL THANKS TO THE QUIVIRA STAFF
We would like to publicly thank Geary, Mark, Shannon, Chef Michael, Richard, along with Brenda and Frank from Security, and all the wonderful staff at Lake Quivira. We hosted our daughter Bailey’s wedding, cocktail hour and reception at the Clubhouse several weeks ago. The Quivira team didn’t miss a beat with the quality of venue, food and service provided.
As Lynn was completing a few finishing touches an hour before the ceremony, she felt something give in the back of her dress. She asked Shannon if she could check her clasp thinking it had come undone. Shannon calmly handed her the clasp that had broken, grabbed the seat cards from her and said she would take care of them, and sent Lynn on her way to repair her dress. At about the same time, Steve received a phone call from Mark (wisely not Lynn at that point in time) and said they needed to think about executing a Plan B. Mark and Geary diligently watched the radar as rain moved into the area. Nobody panicked. The staff quickly pulled cushions and tablecloths off the patio prior to the brief shower. Afterward, they wiped down the chairs for the wedding guests, not once but twice, and quickly replaced all the items on the patio. Shannon had the procession lined up and ready to start right on schedule. Amazing! The blessing of the slight cool front left us with a comfortable temperature for the wedding and cocktail hour and a beautiful overcast sky at sunset.
The cocktail hour was enjoyed by the 300 guests with a well-staffed bar and roaming, delicious appetizers. The quail eggs with sweet bacon were the hit of the hour. Afterward, the crowd filed up to the ballroom for Chef Michael’s delicious, perfectly-prepared dinner, executed nearly flawlessly and with timing the Kansas City Symphony would appreciate. Champagne was poured and delivered in time for the toasts at the end of the meal. The wedding cake and ice cream were ready to serve shortly thereafter. Seating and the entire meal service for 32 tables was executed within an hour and fifteen minutes! All hands were on deck–even Sherry and Lisa! A timely, warm, late-night snack was gobbled up, and guests continued to dance and enjoy the open bar refreshments with little to no wait. Thank you, Guillermo, Latonya, Bruce, Jasmine, Liz, Morgan, Penny, Danny, Joanna, Tyler, Amanda and anyone else we might have missed. Your well wishes and service were greatly appreciated.
From the initial meeting with Shannon, to the tasting with Chef, to the final run-through meeting, to the seamless execution throughout the night, we could not have been happier. There was clear and constant communication on both sides. Shannon provided invaluable advice in several areas for the evening. Mark was engaged as well in meetings and planning. It was tremendously clear to us that the Lake Quivira staff gave 110 percent They interacted with guests throughout the evening. We really felt the love and warmth from the staff, family and friends who helped celebrate Connor and Bailey’s nuptials that night. They couldn’t have had more fun, and we could only be happier if the evening was free.
Next time you have an opportunity to host an event, please consider the clubhouse. There are those nuances that you can’t put your finger on exactly, but you know it comes from the heart of people who care and do their best to make your event relaxing, enjoyable and successful. You knocked it out of the park for us, Lake Quivira. Thank you!
~Steve and Lynn Sestak
THANKS FOR THE TAILGATE WINDFALL
Thanks to Teresa and Geof Gehring for their hard work putting together the 2nd Annual Tailgating Party. Looks like it was a perfect day for a great party.
We are especially appreciative of their making the Lake Quivira Trail System one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds. This summer’s storms were hard on several of the trails and bridges, so we’ll put the money to good use.
~Mike Cooper, Chairman
Natural Resources Committee
LQ PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB extends a huge thank you to all who supported the 2nd Annual Tailgating Fundraiser for LQ Clubs. A generous donation was made from proceeds of the event to support expansion of the next LQ Photo Club Exhibit in the clubhouse. The theme will be Travel Photography. Be sure to look for it this fall!