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February 2019

       VIOLA DREYER     913-400-3113

We are off to a good start for the New Year, making arrangements for our Spring Luncheon April 17 at Loch Loyd and our Program presented by VonMaur.  The Hospitality Coffee, will be May 15, 2019.  Be sure to mark these two dates on your calendar, you won’t want to miss them.  

We are also making plans for the 2019-20 membership.  The Nominating Committee has been approved by the LW Board of Directors.  They are:  Viola Dreyer, Charlene Nye, Debbie Scrivner, Judy Kostusik, Pegge Hudgins, Anita Darrah and Martha Estrada-Robinson.  

A special invitation to all members, to help keep this organization relevant for our social time.   Please consider serving on the Board as a group leader or if you have any interest in helping with club functions, please call, 913-400-3113 or 

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Spring Luncheon Location: Loch Lloyd Date: April 17, 2019

Cost: $25 –
Please make your check out to Leawood Welcomers and mail it to Karen Strange.

Style Show by Von Maur
Leawood Welcomers members will be modeling the latest Spring/Summer fashions. A Raffle Drawing for a prize will follow the fashion show.

The Hospitality Coffee, will be May 15, 2019.  

BOARD MEETING            VIOLA DREYER            913-400-3113

The February 13, 2019 Board Meeting will be at the Leawood Pioneer Library.  Refreshments for social time will be provided by Judy Kostusik and Charlene Nye between 9 and 10 AM.  The Library opens at 9 AM and the meeting will begin at 10 AM.

 BRIDGE                        JUDY BARACKMAN             913-491-4619 

February 15 will meet at 10 AM at the Leawood South County Club.  Nancy Canent, 913-339-6860 is the hostess. Please let Nancy know who your sub will be if you are unable to attend.

Contact for Party Bridge: Maurine Bennett, 913-814-7994 Meets the 3rd Thursday.

Party Bridge meets the 3rd Thursday.  They will meet on February 21 at 11:30 AM at RC’s, 330 E 135th St, Martin City, MO 64145.  Marlene Bennet, 913-814-7994 is the hostess.  If you are unable to attend please let her know who your sub will be.

BOOK REVIEW            CARLA LIBERDA              913-579-5525

Book Review meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Please join us at 1:00 pm at YaYa’s, 137th & Metcalf Ave. All members and guests are welcome!
Join us for fun conversation, whether or not you have read the book.
February 27 -“The Baker’s Secret” by Stephen P Kiernan
March 27 - “The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jenoff

CANASTA                SHERYL MATTHEWS            913-851-4356 

12:30 pm. - 4:00 p.m. CHAIRMAN - JAN WARNER - 499-0607
Hostess – Joan Varriano   685-7422  Feb. 7th   
Address: 3609 Ironhorse Court.  Please let Joan know if you are attending or who your sub is.

4th TUESDAY - 
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CHAIRMAN – LYNN STROUT - 847-347-4720
Hostess – Anita Darrah   219-5651   Feb.26   
Address: 14821 Meadow Lane.   Please let Anita know if you are attending or who your sub is.

4TH WEDNESDAY - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Hostess –Sandy Berland Feb.27th

4TH THURSDAY – 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Hostess –Vi Dreyer   400-3113  Feb.28th    
Address: 12806 Linden St.   Please let Vi know if you are attending or who your sub is.
CARING AND SHARING DIANE FRERKER 913-814-0985 Pasted Graphic 3

Wishing Judy Dercher and Marlene Case get well wishes.  We hope both of these members are feeling better. It’s a great time to stay indoors.

CRAFT & CHAT      ANN BRENDLE             913-327-5852

We meet on 3
rd Monday from 10-12 every month except July and August. You are to reply to the hostess the first Monday if you are coming or not.
Our February 18th gathering is at Drenda Tomlison’s home from 10-12.  Her address is 12322 Granada Rd, off Roe and 124th.  Please park in the driveway.  Email . 913-730-8740.

DINING OUT (EVENING)      COE KINDIG      913-491-4672

Evening Dine Out is a social group for couples that meet on the 3rd Sunday on each month from September through May, for cocktails at 5-5:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm. Each month, a different couple hosts the cocktails and chooses the restaurant, informs the group members and makes the reservations. The restaurant must provide separate checks for each couple.

Dine Out will be February 17th. Group A - TBA
Group B - Pegge Hudgins
Group C - Ginny and John Bruggen

HAND & FOOT- Ladies                     MARGO BARRICK       913-338-2504

Hand and Foot will be held at Anita Darrah's home, 14821 Meadow Lane in Leabrooke subdivision Monday, February 11. Please RSVP at 913/219-5651 to let her know if you will attend or who your sub will be.  Play starts at 
9:30 am.

HAND & FOOT (couples)       JOYCE MURPHY     913-897-3844
A Group

We play Hand and Foot on the 4th Friday of the month

Hand and Foot Couples -- A   will play at Joan and Al Biermann Home on February 22nd at 12:00 - 4:00.

B Group Couples Group B will not play until April 2019 as all the couples are winter snowbirds.


Our Spring luncheon will be held on April 17th from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at Loch Lloyd Country Club.  The Address is 16750 Country Club Drive, Belton MO.  Directions to The Club: Take 135th Street to Highway 150, turn right until you reach Holmes Rd., turn right and stay on Holmes Rd. until you reach Country Club Drive, turn right again.  Please send your $25.00 reservation check made out to LEAWOOD WELCOMERS to Karen Strange, 4305 W 110th Street, Leawood, KS 66211 before the April 10th deadline.  It's our last luncheon for a while, so don't forget to ask a friend or family member if they would like to join us for lunch.
LUNCH BUNCH (A)            JOAN BIERMANN         913-239-9678

Lunch Bunch (A)
 meets the 2nd Monday of every month except July and August. You are to reply to the hostess the first Monday if you are coming or not.

The hostess for February 11th is Jean Mead. Her address is 14818 Newton St. Overland Park, KS 66223. Phone: 913-685-2770

LUNCH BUNCH (B)       HEATHER RYAN          913-851-4230

Our lunch Bunch B meets on the 4th Thursday of the month.

We will meet for lunch at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at Linda Coffman's beautiful home. Linda's address is 11117 Alhambra Street, Leawood, Kansas 66211. Please RSVP via Evite, email or cell: 913-562-7987 or home: 913-549-3212

LUNCH OUT           CAROL BESSELIEVRE           913-608-5166
Lunch Out meets the 2nd Friday of every month except July and August. Please RSVP to Carol at 913-608-5166 or at

On February 8th, we will go to The Red Door Grill, 11851 Roe Avenue at 11:30 a.m

MAH JONGG                KATHY WININGER                913-706-9002

Mah Jong meets on the 1st Wednesday and the 4th Monday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Contact Kathy Wininger email: or 913-661-9331 or 913-706-9002. Email reminders will be sent to members about 1 week prior to play.  Players are asked to contact the hostess (yes or no) if they are going to play.

Monday, Jan 28 - Mahjong will be at the home of Kathy Wininger.  Address: 12617 Wenonga Lane.  
Home Phone: 913-661-9331.  Cell: 913-706-9002.  email:

Wednesday, Feb 6 - Mahjong will be at the home of Marcia Russ.  Address: 
10330 Lee Blvd.  
Home Phone: 913-499-8354.  Cell: 913-706-7878. email:
Monday, Feb 25 - Mahjong will be at the home of Lynn Strout.  Address: 5309 W 124th Terr. 
Cell: 847-347-4720. email:
MEMBERSHIP                DEBBIE SCRIVNER          816-392-0255

Membership is enjoying the ‘quiet’ before dues collection begins in April. 

MOVIE GROUP             ANITA DARRAH              913-219-5651

The Movie Group meets the 3rd Tues. of each month at 11:30 for lunch, followed by a movie(s) of our choice. We will next meet on Feb. 19 at 11:30 at The Brass Onion, 5501 W. 135th (Prairie Fire). Please RSVP no later than Monday morning, Feb. 20, if you will attend, to Anita Darrah 913/219-5651 or

PUBLICITY              JOAN VARRIANO               913-685-7422
The best form of publicity is word of mouth. If you know of someone who might be interested in joining Leawood Welcomers
1.      Invite them to a luncheon, coffee, event, cards, etc. That way they can see if they like the group before they join.
2.      New Neighbor! Let Debbie Scrivner know if you'd like to have a flyer/handout/newsletter sent to them. She'll need their address.
3.      Remind them that it is only $25 a year. It's the best deal in town!
4.      Look for handouts that have been placed at the Leawood Pioneer Library and 3 places at City Hall. A handout is included in all new resident literature given out by City Hall. 
5.      If you know of a place or event in Leawood to layout LW handouts, call Joan Varriano. 

RUMMIKUB              PAT JEFFCOTT         913-226-5951

Next RUMMIKUB date is February 22 Hostess is Anne Bagley RSVP to       


Meets on the 1st Sunday Evening of the month. 

Next meeting will be Feb 3 Hostess is Pat McKinzie Please RSVP to Pat McKinzie at        

Please join your fellow Leawood Welcomers on 1
st Tuesday of the month. This is a fun casual group that enjoys getting together to share food, fun and fellowship. Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. Homemade is not required. Please feel free to bring a friend or neighbor. The more the merrier. Please RSVP via Evite, email and or telephone to 913- 485-6118 or<>

Lunch on February 5th, 2019 at 11:30 am at Kerry Mowrey's home. Her address: 11008 Delmar Street, Leawood, Kansas 66211. Her home phone number is (913) 897-4606 or Cell is (816) 769-8046.

TRAVELS - FAR            DEBBIE SCRIVNER              816-392-0255

Travels Far:  $150 deposit money for Pella is required by March 15
th.  If you have any questions call Debbie at 816-392-0255.

TRAVELS - NEAR        JOAN VARRIANO          913 449 5109

Travels Near will be taking January and February off due to possible weather concerns with travel. Please feel free to send Joan any suggestions for future outings!       VIOLA DREYER       913-400-3113

The Leawood Welcomers Website has several new pages.  The Past Events page highlights pictures taken during our luncheons and coffees.  The Group Pictures page continues to show members participating in activities, playing games and attending various outings.
 Check out Jan Warner's gingerbread house by selecting the About Us Past & Present page.