Join us Wednesday, June 16 as we welcome guest speaker Al Gorthy, President at Heart of America Patriot Foundation.  Captain Gorthy is a Vietnam veteran who served 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy.  He flew numerous attack and fighter aircraft, including A-4s, A-7s, and F/A-18s, and commanded three operational squadrons. He retired from active duty as the Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA. He served in the Federal Aviation Administration in the Office of Safety following his retirement from active duty. Al holds a MS in Human Resources and a BS in Biology and serves as the Foundation's President.  The Heat of America Patriot Foundation's mission is to Honor, Support, and Empower Veterans.  Learn more at
Join us Wednesday, June 23 as we welcome Nick Hardesty, Development Director at Giving the Basics.  Giving the Basics brings dignity, health and opportunity to struggling children and adults through procurement, fulfillment and distribution of hygiene products.  Giving the Basics Wichita started in the Midwest in 2011 when a small group of people came together to help a family in need.  A concerned group of people decided something needed to be done. They pooled their resources and agreed to help the family until they were able to help themselves. Giving the Basics Wichita was born.  Now entering its 9th year, Giving the Basics has grown by teaming with more than 140 non-profit organizations and 350 local schools to distribute personal care items in the KC area (in both Missouri and Kansas). These hygiene items immediately help low-income families with small children, students, battered women, veterans, senior citizens, former prisoners and the mentally ill.  Learn more at
Be a guest for our weekly hybrid in-person/Zoom club meeting! We ask that our in-person meeting guests be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and stay appropriately distanced.  We meet at the Waldo Pizza Taproom (7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114) on Wednesday nights.  Social time starts at 5:15pm, meeting business starts at 5:35pm and we adjourn at 6:30pm. Or join us online, send us an email at for this week's Zoom link.