Walter E. Jenkins, Jr., of Lake Quivira, after a long, full life, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was born in Brazil, Indiana, on November 3, 1929. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Tikie, a daughter, Jen Augustine and her husband Jon, two grandchildren, Alix Augustine and Eli Augustine, Eli’s wife Nicole and one great-granddaughter, Genevieve. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Jenkins, Sr. and Ruby Baldridge Jenkins and three siblings, Robert Kuykendall, Mary Ellen Leonard and Jerry Jenkins.
Walter served in the Army during the Korean conflict and attended the University of Hawaii and University of Indiana, finally earning an MBA from Northwestern University.
He lived in Naperville, IL, for over thirty years while he spent most of his career at the First National Bank of Chicago as a vice president. He became a part of the bank’s international department, traveling throughout the world. Thanks to his job, Walter and Tikie had an adventurous life, living in such far-flung places as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore and traveling extensively. Walter was on the first American team that did a financial deal in what was then the People’s Republic of China.
After retiring from the bank, he worked for Harvard University in Jakarta as a consultant to the World Bank and for the RTC in Kansas City. He enjoyed sailing and golfing. He also got a kick out of being mistaken for Paul Newman and asked for an autograph. After retirement, Walter and Tikie moved to Lake Quivira.
Walter generously donated his body to research at KU and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Crossroads Hospice or your favorite animal welfare charity.
By Gayle Best
The Holiday Bazaar tradition continues: This longstanding Lake Quivira event sponsored by Garden Club is set for November 17, 1 to 8 p.m., and November 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, so invite your family friends and co-workers. The Bazaar is situated on two floors of our Clubhouse. Visitors can enhance their shopping experience by enjoying the open bar in the ballroom, as well as the main dining facilities or a buffet casual lunch in the lower level. Friday evening we will have holiday entertainment.
Champagne Luncheon: Garden Club is sponsoring a ladies’ holiday luncheon on both days of the bazaar. This has been a special event for years. You will be met at the door with champagne, festive holiday decorations, followed by a fabulous lunch. Menu and drink details are in process. Call Shannon at the Clubhouse at 913-631-4821 to make your reservations. Lunch will be served at noon both days.
Bake Sale: Our giant Bake Sale is renowned! This also is a longstanding tradition and features delicious homemade baked goods all prepared by our Lake Quivira bakers. Our Bake Sale team will be reaching out to volunteers to bake items for sale. We sell goodies such as cookies, cakes, pies, fudge, cinnamon rolls, along with gluten free and low fat items.
Raffle: Be sure and visit the Garden Club Raffle Booth for a chance to win one of our donated prizes. We are putting together a great selection of donated prizes this year!
Something for the Guys: We will again be encouraging the guys and kiddos to come Saturday morning to visit the Bazaar, shop for Mom, and have complimentary drinks and refreshments.
Volunteers: Besides needing lots and lots of people to bake for our Bake Sale, our Committee Chairs will soon be gathering volunteers to work shifts for the following: Raffle Booth, Bake Sale, Front Door Greeters and Cashiers.
Contact Gayle Best at GayleMBest@gmail.com or 913-481-6269 if you have any questions. Visit our holiday bazaar Facebook page: facebook.com/lakequiviraholidaybazaar
By Jeanne McGrath
Hello friends, we have bid summer farewell as autumn has officially arrived, but as of this writing, she has been slow to show off her cool breezes and brilliant colors. With canning and freezing of late summers vegetables well underway, we also want to savor the last of our garden herbs.
Garden Club welcomes our fall speaker, Lynn Soullier, master gardener, on Thurs., Oct. 19. We will begin with a breakfast prepared by Chef Michael, followed by our garden club meeting then on to a demonstration by Ms. Soullier on how to infuse vinegar and oil with herbs, to give us the gift that keeps on giving all winter long. Join us as we learn about drying and infusing our homegrown herbs, extending their life to be enjoyed in hearty soups, stews, and salads.
There is no cost for this program. I encourage you to attend. This will be our last meeting of the year, filled with plenty of garden club news, events and schedules. Come early and enjoy coffee, fellowship and breakfast beforehand. If you are not a member of garden club, please join us and we’ll get you signed up. The year is by no means over! Our holiday bazaar in November, a long standing tradition her at LQ, will be here before we know it . Any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PIANO TEACHER COMING TO LAKE QUIVIRA: Are you ready to take piano lessons? I have over 20 years of teaching experience and am looking to add both children and adults to my studio. The best part is, I will come to your house! Call for prices and schedule. Suzanne Lee-Hern (Bob Lee’s daughter) at: 913.461.4008.
PIANO TUNING, $110: Call Bob Lee, 913-488-5807
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years’ experience. Fully insured. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495.
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By Teresa Redlingshafer
On the last Sunday in September over 150 LQ fans gathered together at the second annual Ultimate LQ Tailgate Party. The weather was warm & breezy, we had a great crowd, we made a few bucks that will go to help support the LQ Photography Club, the LQ Saddle Club and LQ Trails, and Whitney Sojka, along with Linda Lilja and two nurse friends provided Flu shots for over seventy people!
And the food? Oh My! We had folks grilling all kinds of goodies and over 25 entrants in the Crockpot Challenge! Everyone who attended had the opportunity to taste all the delicious creations! So who are the 2017 LQ Crock Stars? Cathy Owen’s White Chili was awarded first place, Bridget Vani’s Old Settler Bean came in second and A.J. Delaney’s Jambalaya took third.
LQ newcomers Taylor Pruitt & Robinn Scholfield took home the coveted Tailgate Trophy awarded for their festive tailgate setup, mingling with the crowd introducing themselves and sharing their homemade candied bacon with all their new LQ friends.
Putting on the Ultimate LQ Tailgate Party and offering Flu shots takes lots of work! Thank you to all the kids and adults who attended, donated items and those that came forward to volunteer in any way to make this event twice as big as last year. Thanks friends, for your help in putting on another great LQ event! Because ultimately what really matters is a courageous spirit and a generous heart.
Cathy Owen’s White Chili 2017 Crockpot winner
3 limes (including zest)
1/2 cup tequila
Red pepper flakes
3 16-oz cans of Great Northern Beans
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
2 large onions chopped
5 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (4 oz) cans of green chilies
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups grated
* Remove fat and tendons from the chicken and place the chicken breast in a container that can be covered.
* Zest 1 of the limes and sprinkle the lime zest over the chicken breast. Juice all 3 limes and pour the juice over the chicken breast. Pour the tequila over the chicken and add 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the chicken and marinate for 3 hours.
* Heat olive oil in stock pot and add onion and garlic, green chilies, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cloves
* Add chicken stock and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
* Grill the chicken breast for 5 minutes and pour remaining marinade over the chicken breast on the grill. Turn the chicken breast and grill the second side for 4 minutes. THIS IS REALLY DEPENDENT ON THE SIZE OF THE CHICKEN BREASTS. Grill until chicken breasts are done. Remove the chicken breast from the grill and cut into small cubes.
* Add the cubed chicken and 1 cup of cheese to the chili and stir until the cheese melts.
* Ladle into bowls and serve with remaining cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips.
* Season with salt and pepper, if necessary.
By Leanna Walters
On Friday, August 18, Bob Borberg competed in the United States Rowing Masters’ National Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and won first place in Men’s 1x Sculls. He was back to work at Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, a restaurant he and his wife own at the Legends, for the lunch rush the next day. He drove.
If you’re up early, walking the lake, taking the kids to school, going to work, you sense Bob’s drive, his dedication to the sport of rowing, a year-round, nearly-every-day pursuit, usually 40 to 50 miles a week except when the lake is iced over.
Bob, in his late 40s, admits he was nervous going into the race. Although he raced through college and spent over a decade training for an Olympic spot that eluded him, the last time he raced head-to-head against anyone was in 2014, and before that, in 2008.
Why now? “I like to race,” he says, simply. “If I lived closer to competition, I’d race a lot. If you’re able to put a carrot in front of yourself to chase, it gives you more motivation.” Oak Ridge was drivable, the date worked into his schedule, and they had boats from a top manufacturer available for competitors for use for the race.
Historically, and practically, the sport is more prevalent on the Eastern seaboard, the West Coast, the South, the Pacific Northwest—in cities and colleges with boat houses on the water’s edge and memories of competitive boat races attended by thousands and broadcast nationally like super bowls today.
Bob didn’t start rowing until attending college at K-State. “A large majority of rowers don’t pick it up until later,” explains Bob. “It’s a sport of longevity,” he says, pointing to Lake Quivira’s last rowing phenomenon, Fred Braun, who rowed into his 80s, logging each mile, celebrating each thousand miles, reaching 21,000 miles on Lake Quivira.
K-State had a good team, faring well against top teams in the Midwest and giving some of the east coast schools a run for their money. Bob made varsity his second year, and his team competed in the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia (the largest collegiate regatta in the United States) his senior year.
After earning an engineering degree, Bob put a career on hold to train with the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, living “hand to mouth” from 1991 to 1997. He and Nancy were married in 1996 and moved to Colorado in 1998, where he stored a boat close to lake Grandby. He continued training part-time through 2000.
Much as a seasoned bridge player can recall the cards, the bids, the play in games long past, Bob remembers the details of each qualifying race that could lead to a spot in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
In Atlanta, team members were housed in local homes, and he and his doubles partner both contracted food poisoning. In 2004, he made it to the semifinals in New Jersey; in 2004 he trained in singles, only to see two-time Swiss Olympic medalist, Zeno Mueller, obtain American citizenship and declare himself a competitor in singles.
As a team member, Bob has competed in both sweep rowing (every other rower pulls with one oar on the same side of the boat) and scull rowing (each rower has two oars, one on each side of the boat). He likes the symmetry of sculling. And through the years, partly from necessity, competition has evolved from eight-man boats, to doubles, to single.
At Oak Ridge, Bob raced in the heavyweight, 40-49 age bracket. At 6’4” and 188 pounds, he says he’s small for a heavyweight. In 1990, when training for the National Finals, his coach told him he was too small and put him on a lifting regime to increase his weight to 220 pounds. “Weight can be an advantage, but I felt it slowed me down in the boat,” says Bob, who started running off-road to shed the excess weight.
Although Bob appears a picture of good health, he’s gone through periods of injury, including a debilitating back injury in 1994 caused from doing squats. At that time he moved to Newport Beach, CA, to heal.
As recently as three years ago, back spasms from the injury threatened his ability to row. But a chiropractor, seeing that Bob was plagued with bone spurs, deteriorated vertebrae and an arthritic spine, developed a stretching routine for him perform after rowing. Bob adheres to it faithfully and says his back spasms have ceased. He believes it’s the combination of rowing and stretching that allow him to function without pain, on and off the water.
Recently, Bob’s daughter Maureen expressed an interest in learning to row. Bob has coached other individuals and teams, but realized the problems inherent in a dad coaching his daughter. “I told her right from the start, when we were in the boat, I was her coach.” She understood that and picked it up quickly. But whenever the daughter/dad dynamic started to creep in, Bob reminded her, “I love rowing alone.”
Lately, Maureen is all about ballet. That’s fine with Bob, who believes “you don’t need to be super competitive at a young age to succeed later.”
Bob says at Maureen’s age–she’s a freshman in high school–sports programs need to be fun while stressing sportsmanship and fundamentals.
As for Bob, he found his sport a long time ago. “I like rowing because it’s both physical and mental,” he says. “When I shove off in a boat, I’m somewhere else. I leave work and drama at the dock.”
President Sestak opened the meeting and invited attending members to share comments and questions. Mayor Olson provided an update on the spillway project scheduled for late fall. At that time, the lake will need to be lowered. The City is looking into installing a second water level alarm to provide notification when the spillway gate needs to be opened. He also spoke about the recent increased odors from the landfill and encouraged everyone to download the “Shawnee Connect” app to report any issues. Mayor Olson continued his report by stating Shawnee and Overland Park decided not to pursue the proposed gun range. He wrapped up his report by announcing the Fireman’s Ball will be held on Sat., Nov. 4. The City will also be sponsoring a second, large-item pick up that day.
Mayor Olson expressed his disappointment at not having lifeguards on duty or an open shack bar last Saturday. He continued by saying he doesn’t understand why we don’t have security patrolling the community on Friday and Saturday nights. Furthermore, he said next year we need to have regular lake patrol throughout the summer months to enforce our rules and regulations–these are important services which must be included in the 2018 budget.
President Sestak noted there will be three Special Board Meetings this fall specifically focused on the 2018 budget. The first meeting, scheduled on Fri., Sept. 8, will focus on capital projects. The second meeting, scheduled on Fri., Oct. 6, will focus on the operating budget. The third meeting, scheduled on Fri., Nov. 10, is tentative should an additional meeting be required prior to the Annual Budget Meeting on Mon., Nov. 27. Each of these special meetings will begin at 8 a.m. and are in addition to the Regular Board Meetings each month.
General Manager’s Report
Mr. Goss spoke about the recent storms and the impact they have had on drainage and debris issues. He continued by saying the Monday golf outings will start again on Monday, August 28. He said Chef Michael is working on creating some new fall menu items, and the Club is working on having music on some Friday nights. On September 1, the Club will have an “Around the World” buffet. This Thursday and Friday will be very busy helping to get ready for the upcoming Pontoon Crawl.
Mr. Nelson introduced Chad Johnson from Olsson & Associates and described the recent project to review our roads and storm water infrastructure. Mr. Johnson spoke about his company’s background and qualifications for this project, then explained the scope of their work. The project included a review of 115 culvert pipes installed under the roads. The focus was on condition rather than capacity and did not include a review of culverts on private residences. The project also included a review of road conditions to determine which ones were in greatest need for repair and replacement.
Mr. Johnson presented an evaluation of the condition of the culvert pipes. Most of the culverts are in fair to good condition. However, six culverts in poor condition and should be replaced over the next several years. He then presented an evaluation of the condition of the roads. He explained the various forms of cracking and which ones indicate the need for immediate attention. Roughly 20 percent of the roads were rated in poor condition. These sections were highlighted as having three plus years of life remaining. Sections highlighted in fair condition have five to ten years of life remaining, and those in good condition have twenty plus years of life remaining. Sections with highest traffic volume should be addressed first, and consideration should be given to completing projects in the same area at the same time and staging the projects so as not to restrict access during periods of construction.
Mr. Nelson explained this report will be used to develop a master plan for the replacement of roads and culvert pipes over the next five years. The goal will be to address the poor condition roads first, then several of the fair condition roads. When addressing each section of roads, there will also be an emphasis on storm water management and safety. Of the six culvert pipes identified in poor condition, several will be addressed this year, while the remainder will be planned for next year.
Mr. Johnson then talked about the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program. He explained a retail sales tax of up to 1/10 of 1 percent is levied by counties in Kansas for purposes of storm water management and flood control improvements. Johnson County has a program which subsidizes up to 75 percent of the costs of qualified projects. Mr. Nelson said there are three projects they are looking at to see if they qualify for this program and encouraged members to investigate others that might qualify.
President Sestak spoke about the importance of developing a planning discipline for roads and stormwater systems to inform the members of planned projects and ensure proper funds are set aside for planned replacements, as well as routine maintenance. While the number in poor condition was lower than expected, each will need to be addressed at some point in the future.
Ms. Bowker thanked those who attended the last meeting to listen to the presentation given by Creative Golf Marketing. She spoke on the yearly loss in dues, minimums and other associated fees when our membership isn’t full. The committee recommended hiring Creative Golf Marketing for the Phase I assessment and giving Mr. Goss the option to negotiate the Phase II contract, which would encompass a full-year membership drive. There was concern regarding the timing of this initiative since the approach and marketing materials might change pending the member vote on certain strategic projects. Ms. Bowker concurred the plan would be to move forward with Phase I, then hold off on Phase II until after reviewing the results of the Annual Budget Meeting.
Mr. Wilson stated there was not a meeting in August; however, he and Mr. French met with Mr. Goss and Ms. Lahey on the progression of the budget process. He said they are looking at setting up some special Finance Committee dates over the next sixty days to make sure they accomplish what is needed. Mr. Goss spoke about the continued computer issues and that our IT company will be putting together a proposal to improve the performance, connectivity and reliability of our computer infrastructure.
Lake and Residential
Mr. Nelson spoke about the construction of a nature center to replace the front barn at the Saddle Club. The project would be 100-percent funded through member donations and private fundraising efforts. Per the Bylaws, in order to demolish an existing structure or erect a new structure on dedicated areas of common grounds, a membership vote is required, even if it is not funded by Quivira, Inc. A motion was made for a ballot item to be included at the Annual Budget Meeting in November to approve the replacement of the front barn with a new nature center. Motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Nelson said, moving forward, it is recommended that members who want to do anything to their dock sites need to complete a simple application form. This will ensure all work is properly documented in the dock site history. Mr. Nelson asked a sentence be removed from our current rules regarding normal maintenance. A motion was made and approved to accept the proposed rule change. The change will be published in the Quiviran and voted on next month.
Mr. Braun said the Committee approved an application to remove and build a new house at 314 Terrace Trail West. A railroad tie repair project was approved at a different residence. Several other residences were approved to have work done. Mr. French spoke on the tree house topic. The sub-committee has been researching how other HOA communities deal with this matter. He continued by saying some language has been drafted regarding size, height, structure, etc. The Committee will review the content and come back next month to see how they want to proceed.
Safety and Security Committee
Ms. Walker stated the August minutes will be coming to the Board via e-mail. Mr. Braun asked how to get in touch with our Security Manager. Ms. Walker stated he will have a dedicated cell phone. Mr. Braun inquired about the Security Manager’s hours, and Mr. Goss said Mr. Watson rotates his hours.
Mr. Goss said they had a meeting last week with the contractor, who will be getting them a price proposal on the revisions to the deck.
Strategic Planning Committee
President Sestak stated concept design work on the Community Center and the Golf Practice Range is in development. Planning work is also underway on the Front Entrance. These initiatives will help further develop these potential strategic projects with preliminary site plans, floor plans, renderings and cost estimates required for formal consideration by the membership. The Committee is also working on the Master Plan with the goal of presenting to the Board next month.
We are preparing for another fun session of dance held in our preschool classroom. It will begin on Monday, Sept. 11th from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. There will be twelve lessons, with the last being a little recital for parents on December 4. Reserve these dates!
I hope your child can join us. If you have not gotten an enrollment form or need more information or references, just give me a call.
~Tina Mullinix, 913-248-0501