Hi jstraw and welcome to APUG.
Here's a thread I started a while back looking for Kansas APUG members:http://www.apug.org/forums/forum49/27967-kansas-apug-members.html. As you will see, there are several of us in the Topeka region. Later this year, I'm going to try organizing a northeast KS shoot.
Sorry you can't make it to KC this next weekend.