Luncheons

FIA has 9 luncheons per year. These luncheons typically fall on the second Thursday of the month except July and December where we do not have a luncheon and October where we have the Fairfax Festival instead of a luncheon.

Luncheons are usually held at a business in the Fairfax District. We have a variety of speakers, all of whom are industry leaders within the greater Kansas City area, covering a broad mix of topics. Attendance averages 80 at each luncheon.

Some speaker highlights included:

  • Sly James, Mayor of KC, MO
  • David Alvey, WyCo/KCK Mayor
  • Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County District Attorney
  • Major Rance Quinn, KCKPD
  • Joe Lieberman, Speaker, Life Coach and Author
  • Danica Rome, Wyandotte Economic Development & Keely Schneider, Workforce Partnership
  • Larry Diehl, Kansas City Historian
  • Melissa Clark, Fairfax Master Plan
  • Dan Desko, B25 Bomber History Project
  • Kevin Yoder, Congressman
  • Nate Bukaty, Sports Commentator

  • If you are not a member and would like to check out the FIA, please join us! Guests are allowed to attend 3 luncheons before joining.

    Luncheon Videos

    Playlist with videos from the luncheons.

    Calendar of luncheons: Below, you will find the calendar for luncheons.

    Sep
    12
    Thu
    2019
    September, 2019 Luncheon @ Giving the Basics
    Sep 12 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

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    Speaker: Teresa Hamilton, Executive Director of Giving the Basics & Mayor David Alvey as guest speaker
    Topic: Learn more about this grassroots organization! Kick-off for a FIA / Giving the Basics Donation Drive & Tour the facility
    Sponsor: Kansas Gas
    Location: Giving the Basics / 927 S. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66105

    RSVP for luncheons: Click here to register.

    If you are pre-paid or have questions, please contact Rachel Chambers at Rachel.Chambers@ergon.com

    With donor support, Giving the Basics provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper and other personal care hygiene products.

    Teresa Hamilton, Executive Director of Giving the Basics, will provide insight into this wonderful organization and provide a guided tour. This will also serve as an official kick-off for a collaborative donation drive in the Fairfax district.

    Click here to learn more about Giving the Basics.

    Nov
    13
    Wed
    2019
    November, 2019 Luncheon @ TBD
    Nov 13 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    November, 2019 Luncheon @ TBD | San Antonio | Texas | United States

    *different day than usual, on Wed, 11/13/19, please note

    Speaker: Esther George, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    Topic: TBD
    Sponsor and Location: TBD
    Location: TBD

    RSVP for luncheons: Click here to register.

    If you are pre-paid or have questions, please contact Rachel Chambers at rchambers@fiakck.org

    Dec
    12
    Thu
    2019
    December, 2019 Luncheon @ TBD
    Dec 12 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    December, 2019 Luncheon @ TBD | San Antonio | Texas | United States

    Speaker: TBD
    Topic: TBD
    Sponsor and Location: TBD
    Location: TBD

    RSVP for luncheons: Click here to register.

    If you are pre-paid or have questions, please contact Rachel Chambers at rchambers@fiakck.org

    Jan
    9
    Thu
    2020
    January, 2020 Luncheon @ TBD
    Jan 9 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    January, 2020 Luncheon @ TBD | San Antonio | Texas | United States

    Speaker: TBD
    Topic: TBD
    Sponsor and Location: TBD
    Location: TBD

    RSVP for luncheons: Click here to register.

    If you are pre-paid or have questions, please contact Rachel Chambers at rchambers@fiakck.org