Letter – Update on the Ridge

Fellow Quivirans:

We wanted to take a moment to bring you up to speed on “The Ridge at Lake Quivira” development initiative at the west end of the dam. This is the development that involves building maintenance provided villas outside of Lake Quivira and connecting them to LQ via a highly secured golf-cart-only access gate. All of these residents would be dues paying off-lake LQ members. Continue reading Letter – Update on the Ridge

Editor – New Website – December 2009

By Leanna Walters

I am extremely proud to be editor of a monthly community newspaper which has been in continuous publication since the community was founded over 80 years ago. Old copies of the paper provide valuable historical records as to the flavor and look of the lake through the years, not to mention its rich cast of characters. And we continue to make history today, history that is recorded each month in The Quiviran. Continue reading Editor – New Website – December 2009

Interfaith Council Educational Opportunity

By Pam Peck

The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, as a part if its “Sacred Texts” book club, has arranged with the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Shawnee for a look into the Bhagavad-Gita, the original scriptures of the Hindu/Vedic faith. This book club is open to the public and will meet six times during 2010 at the Hindu Temple, 6330 Lackman Road, Shawnee, for discussion of pre-selected sections of the Gita with venerable members of the Temple. This rare opportunity in our neighborhood will give insights into the oldest religion on earth. The book club will meet on the third Tuesdays of alternate months, at 6:30 p.m., starting January 19. The preferred version for this study of the Bhagavad-Gita will be available through the Temple.

In subsequent years, the book club will read and discuss at other locations from the Qur’an, the Bible, the Kabbalah, Sutras of Buddhism, Tao/Confucius classics and other texts in order to educate the residents of our city to the diverse global traditions represented in the metropolitan area. It is the purpose of the Interfaith Council to “build the most welcoming community for all people.”

The Council also sponsors two other book clubs that will meet in 2010 at the Plaza branch of the public library: Interfaith “101,” for a general knowledge of global faiths, and Interfaith “Lite,” which will mainly focus on fiction, biographies and poetry.

If you are interested in participating in any of these spiritual explorations, contact Pam Peck, 268-8212, pcpeck99@hotmail.com.

Letter – Sandi Beck – thanks to community

On behalf of the entire Beck family I would like to thank this wonderful community for all the love and support you have given us over the past six years as Bear has been fighting Cancer.  You have been there with open arms, a word of encouragement, food for the entire family and so much love.  We cannot begin to tell you what it has meant to all of us.

Bear and I were married in our home the day we moved to Lake Quivira.  When I met Bear he said I was really going to love Kansas City because we were going to live in Lake Quivira, a place he had wanted to buy a home in for many years.  He was correct, we truly have loved living here and being a part of an amazing group of people.  We raised four children and nine grandchildren are now enjoying this wonderful community as well.

All the heartwarming cards and phone calls have been such a comfort. It is so nice to know that you have such good memories of Bear too.

We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Sandi Beck and Family

Letter to the Quivirans – from John Jurcyk

“And the autumn weather / Turns the leaves to gray

And I haven’t got time / For the waiting game….

And the days dwindle down/ To a precious few…”

~September Song


December 15, 2009. Vote deadline.

Our Foundation membership should vote “Yes” on the three amendments to our Quivira covenants on or before December 15.  Please go to the Quivira office and vote “yes” on amendments 1,2A, and 3. You will be glad you did. Why? Continue reading Letter to the Quivirans – from John Jurcyk