The Jager Club has historically been an informal organization and remains that way today. Committee members have been chosen by the Dean of the KU School of Medicine–Wichita and by other committee members from those having a special interest in medical history. For a few years, Ernest W. Crow, M.D., chaired this committee, followed by several years under Dr. Robert Manning's leadership. Currently, Dr. Gerald Nelson is the chairman. Other physicians who have served in addition to the original committee are Jerry Cohlmia, M.D., John Kiser, M.D., Joseph Meek, M.D., Russell Nelson, M.D., Hugo Weber, M.D., William R.C. Murphy, M.D., and Gerard Brungardt, M.D. Mrs. Jager usually attends committee meetings.
Jager Club administration and record keeping has been the responsibility of several dedicated individuals. While housed at Wesley Medical Center, it was done by Mrs. Mabel Fowler. After it was transferred to the KU School of Medicine–Wichita, Mrs. Hazel Fenske was in charge, then Mrs. Ginny Reece, and currently it is the staff in the Department of Academic and Student Affairs. Much of the Jager Club’s success is attributable to the dedication of those persons.
Financially, the club is independent. The annual dues of $50 for the past few years have been adequate to cover the expenses of our visiting speakers and some of the cost of students' and residents' attendance. No attempt has been made to formalize the club by election of officers. The deans of the medical school, first Dr. Reals and then Dr. Meek, were essential to the club, providing financial support in its early days as well as administrative support, and giving it visibility as a viable function of the University of Kansas Medical Center and the KU School of Medicine–Wichita.
Become a Member
Annual dues of $50 are encouraged to defray mailing expenses and provide modest honoraria to the lecturers. Please make annual dues checks payable to KUSM-W.
For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please call Academic & Student Affairs at (316) 293-2603.
All dinner lecture meetings are held at the Wichita Marriott, located at 9100 Corporate Hills Drive. The cost is $35 per person.