It has been over 5Ø years since six good friends gathered in New York City to form what would become The Quarter Century Wireless Association. Now we have over 1Ø,ØØØ members who are scattered from Zimbabwe to Australia. 213 chapters have been formed, including four in Canada and one each in Austria and Germany.
Those of you who were here for the 199Ø International Convention know what a great fun city we have! First, we are not away out on the prairie, but in gentle hill country covered with trees which, in October, rivals New England for color. It is a long ride from here to the OK Corral, - still, we are proud of our western heritage.
Entertainment and cultural activities range from the serenity of absorbing the superb collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to the open air theaters and music shows of prominent performers; from the splashing of waves at Oceans of Fun; from the beat of the country's best jazz musicians to the bounce of a surry ride through the romantic ambiance of the nationally famous Country Club Plaza at night; from the blue ribbon livestock at the American Royal that give Kansas City its reputation for fine steak, to the sparkling waters of the recreational lakes that surround the area.
Kansas City has more fountains than Rome and more parkways than Paris. Truly an enchanting city to visit and stay to spend your vacation days.
The CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, one of Kansas City's finest, is situated two blocks from the Country Club Plaza - a shopping area often compared to Rodeo Drive in Hollywood. There are fourteen city blocks containg 15Ø of the finest stores in the county; including Brooks Brothers, Overland Outfitters, Sacks Fifth Avenue, Hallmark's Store, Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, FAO Schwarz, and, hey guys - a model train store you wouldn't want to miss!! Of course, there are dozens of restaurants, indoor and outdoor. Food? You just name it!!
With its exquisite mosaics, statues and sparkling fountains, the Plaza is more than just a shopping district, it's an outdoor museum. The Plaza's Moorish architecture is modeled after Sevile, Spain, Kansas City's sister city.
Sept 20, 2004