Here is the current lineup of speakers for the Wichita Pachyderm Club.
Wichita is blessed with an active and dynamic Pachyderm Club that presents, nearly every Friday, an educational program than enriches civic life. I am thankful for John Stevens, the club president; John Todd, club vice-president in charge of programs; Clifford Koehn, treasurer; and Shirley Koehn, membership chair.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend Wichita Pachyderm Club meetings. Meetings are held almost every Friday in the Wichita Petroleum Club on the top floor of the Bank of America Building at 100 N. Broadway. The program starts at noon, and it is suggested that guests arrive by 11:45 am in order to get their lunch before the program starts. The meeting costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch and beverage. For more information click on Wichita Pachyderm Club.
June 7, 2013
Chris Addington, Senior Commodity Manager, Supply Management, Cessna Aircraft Company
(Mr. Addington spent 3 years in China in technical and business support for the start up of China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corporation as Manufacturing Partner for the Cessna Model 162 SkyCather.)
“Life and Work in China — An Observation of the Cultural Differences and Ways of Doing Business in China as Compared to the United States.”
June 14, 2013
The Honorable Phil Journey, 18th Judicial District State Court Judge
“A Report from the National Rifle and Kansas State Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings; plus Political Prognostications”
June 21, 2013
Martin Hawver, Publisher, Hawver’s Capitol Report
“A political assessment of the 2013 Kansas legislative session”
June 28, 2013
David Barfield, P.E. Chief Engineer, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources
“Adapting Kansas Water Law to Meet Current & Future Needs”
July 5, 2013
No meeting, as the Petroleum Club closed for the Independence Day holiday.
July 12, 2013
Russell S. Sobel, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar in Entrepreneurship, School of Business Administration, The Citadel
“Topic to be determined”
July 19, 2013
Ray Roberts, Secretary of Corrections, Kansas Department of Corrections
“An Overview of the Kansas Department of Corrections”
July 26, 2013
Marc Bennett, District Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial District of Kansas (Sedgwick County)
“There is a new DA in town”
August 2, 2013
Col. Robert “Bob” Hester, Director JROTC Program, Wichita Public Schools
“An Overview of the JROTC Program”
August 9, 2013
Carrie Rengers, Business Reporter, The Wichita Eagle
“Have you heard?”
August 16, 2013
Tim Brown, host of “This Week in Kansas” on KAKE TV
Topic to be determined.
August 23, 2013
Pat George, Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce
“Growing the Kansas Economy”
August 30, 2013
Jeff Easter, Sedgwick County Sheriff
Topic to be determined.