The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
Once I started learning about the Sustainer Interest Groups, I really couldn’t stop. So many sound like fun and informational ways to learn and enjoy the company of other Sustainers. Today I’m excited to share with you some information about the Morning Market Minders. Lynn Mackle coordinates the group, also known as 3M, and they have been meeting since 1998. For over 16 years, this group of sustainers has learned together – and made some money. Here’s what Lynn had to say about the group:
Morning Market Minders held its first meeting in September of 1998. We have had great fun over the past 17 years, and we’ve learned many valuable lessons about the financial markets. (Yes, we are making money!) We follow guidelines established by the Better Investing organization, the mission of which is to “provide a program of sound investment information, education and support that helps create successful lifetime investors.”
We currently have eight members and would love to welcome more. Our roster includes Kay Bleakley, Kathy Hagan, Brucie Hopkins, Lynn Mackle, Betsy Parker, Adele Scielzo, Genie Shoffey, and JoAnn Stultz. We host guest speakers at least once each year, and we hold a spring luncheon and a festive Christmas gathering in the home of our presiding partner.
Field trips have included visits to Kansas City companies in which we have been invested, including Cerner, DST, Garmin and Kansas City Southern. Our own Jan Rowe has spoken with us many times over the years, allowing us to gain the benefit of her professional insights. Our most recent speaker was David Bleakley, husband of our secretary, Kay Bleakley. David serves as the executive vice-president of Colt Energy, Inc., and he enlightened our group about many interesting facets of the timely oil and gas industries.
If you would enjoy the camaraderie and educational opportunities offered by a congenial investment group, consider visiting us! We meet at Junior League Headquarters at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. For information, please contact Lynn Mackle, 816-304-6393.