John Maultsby’s thoughts on ‘The Links’

January 25, 2010

To:       Quivira Inc. Members

Re:       Proposed Quivira Land Company Development: The Links at Quivira

I’m sure you have looked at the letter from Mark Simpson regarding the above proposed development. The proposed additional revenue to Quivira Inc. is significant. However, there are many important questions about this proposal that need to be considered, as follows: Continue reading John Maultsby’s thoughts on ‘The Links’

Letter from Larry Meeker concerning ‘The Links’

By Larry Meeker, Mayor, Past President and Treasurer of Quivira, Inc.

It was disappointing that not a single one of the proposed Quivira, Inc. covenants revisions passed.  This once-in-a-decade opportunity slipped by with over 30% of Quivirans not voting.  However, since a non-vote counted as a “no” vote it is possible the non-voters were simply opposed to all proposed changes and registered that by not voting. Continue reading Letter from Larry Meeker concerning ‘The Links’

Member comment on membership program

By Barton Brown

The membership program and drive for new memberships appears to be directly in conflict with the submission to the membership of a development plan which includes 83 new foundation memberships. In fact the numbers are simple: Quivira has an upper limit on memberships of 550 including both foundation and country club. At present there are about 110 country club memberships and 400 foundation members. If 83 new foundation members are authorized and thus added to the present 400 fondation members, only 67 slots are left open for country club members, a reduction of 43 country club members and their contributions financially and otherwise. I have not seen this loss of income presented in any of the rosy financial figures presented to the membership as part of the “financial windfall” to Quivira as Ellis/Simpson claim in their latest letter to Quivirans.

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,