• Farmers are invited to an educational agronomy meeting, “Technology on the Farm - Does it Pay?” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Heritage Tractor, Inc., 915 Industrial Road, Baldwin City. The meeting is cooperatively sponsored by K-State Research and Extension in Shawnee, Osage, Miami, Johnson, Franklin and Douglas counties, and the East Central Kansas No-Till Alliance. For more information, contact the Douglas County Office at 843-7058.
• Lawrence Technology Association will conduct its annual meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Speaker will be Hal Jensen, director of SmartStar Programs at Westar Energy. Cost is $25 for LTA members and their guests, and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Contact Kerri Johnson at 832-2824 or email@example.com by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Prior to Jensen’s presentation, a short business meeting will be held to include voting for new LTA board of directors and selection of the officers for 2011.
• Last September, Mary Kay independent sales director Kelly Loneker of Lawrence earned the use of a new Chevy Equinox crossover as a result of her achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. Loneker has earned her sixth Mary Kay career car, which was delivered last month.
• The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Board of Directors has hired Joyce Grover as the new executive director. Grover had been serving as interim executive director since July 2010. In 1983, she worked as a children’s program coordinator at Women’s Transitional Care Services in Lawrence. While there, Grover served on the steering committee of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as a member of the board of directors of KCSDV.
• Judy Billings is stepping down from her longtime role as director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau. Billings is giving up her title to focus on her duties as president and CEO of Destination Management Inc. DMI is the umbrella organization for both the visitors bureau and the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area.
Susan Henderson, who has been the CVB’s marketing director since 2001, will take over as the director. Henderson is a lifetime Lawrence resident.