Dinners and timely, varied programs by guest speakers/presenters four or five times a year. Meats and beverages are provided; members sign up to bring appetizers, salads, vegetables, breads and desserts. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a tasty dinner at 6 p.m. and program at 6:45 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Past Presentations


KU-phoria – Curtis Marsh (AKA “Mr. KU”)


Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills – Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey

A History of the Endacott Society in 5 Objects – David Mannering, Endacott Society President


  • Dr. Andrew Godwin, KU Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Deputy Director, KU Cancer Center
  • The Three T’s to Optimal Senior Health, Dr. James Otten
  • Antarctica/Global Warming, Dr. John Paden
  • Halloween Party & Scary Stories, Jim Carothers, Mike Shaw, Dean Bevan, Jim Woelful
  • Research about the KU Memorial Stadium, Howard Graham


  • An Unusual Array of Moving Pieces: KU and the 2018 Legislative Session, Reggie Robinson, KU Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
  • The Iron Lady: How Should We Rate Margaret Thatcher?, Victor Bailey, Hall Center for the Humanities
  • Heath Peterson, KU Alumni Center President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Community Village Lawrence, Judy Bellome, CVL Board Member
  • A Grotesque View of Dyche Hall, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka


  • Curtis Marsh, KU DeBruce Center and KU Information Center Director
  • Distracted Drivers, Paul and Ruth Ann Atchley, KU professors of psychology
  • Mysteries Behind Amelia Earhart, Russ Hutchins
  • The Changing Landscape at KU, Jim Modig, University Architect
  • Percolators and Wringer Washers: Seniors Aren’t What They Used to Be, Marvel Williams, Senior Resource Center of Douglas County Executive Director


  • On the Middle Class and Its Defense, David Roediger, KU Foundation Professor of American Studies
  • Bigger Than Goliath: KU and the Archaeological Excavations of the Biblical City of Gath, Eric Welch, visiting assistant professor of Jewish Studies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: A Woman’s Disease?, Lijun Zhao, KU doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Gayle Sigurdson, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Lifelong Recreation Programmer
  • My Goals as KU Provost, Neeli Bendapudi


  • Live Performance by Stuart Levine and the Lawrence Woodwind Quintet
  • Julie Loats, KU Center for Online and Distance Learning Director
  • Lawrence and KU: The Time of Troubles (1970-71), Jeff Weinberg, former KU administrator and University Honors Program instructor
  • Early Chancellors of KU, Jeff Weinberg
  • Student Activism and Leadership, 1965-2015, Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle and Bill Tuttle
  • How ‘Bout Them (KC) Royals?, Jim Carothers


  • Looking for William Shakespeare, Jeff Weinberg
  • Kevin Corbett, KU Alumni Association President
  • Live KU University Theatre Performance with John Staniunas; Elaina Smith, student vocalist, and Ryan McCall, pianist
  • Origin of the Kansas Jayhawk, Frank Baron
  • Derek Kwan, KU Lied Center Executive Director