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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kansas City

Kansas City

...the club with the camp for kids

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
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61 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO  64105
United States
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This Week's Meeting
September 21, 2017
Our Speaker this week is Tom Esselman, CEO, Connecting For Good. His topic is "Bridging the Digital Divide: KC as a National Leader."

Tom Esselman is the CEO of Connecting For Good, a Kansas City-based non-profit dedicated to bridging the digital divide, providing computer skills, computers, and internet access to low-income communities.  He is also the Director of the Front Porch Alliance (FPA) Collaborative Leadership Team.  The FPA, tenant of the same urban core campus – LAMP (Linwood Area Ministry Place)—as Connecting For Good, serves low income families with home visitation for early childhood and family support, as well as student mentoring and minor home repair programs.  Both organizations are devoted to stabilization of the urban core family as the foundation for a life-improvement path out of poverty.

 

Tom spent 22 years as an executive at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, where he led the development of a variety of technology-enhanced products, including Song Cards and Recordables.  He retired in 2012 to pursue non-profit leadership opportunities in Florida, and now back in Kansas City.  He actively partners with his wife, Mary Esselman, who is the CEO of Operation Breakthrough, an urban core early learning center, in serving over 400 impoverished youth and families every day.

 

Tom is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Affairs, and of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, at Northwestern University, with a Masters of Management.

 
Many of the Rotarians in the District have expressed a desire to assist those in need because of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the resultant torrential rainfall leading to historic flooding. The willingness to help is accompanied by a desire to be effective stewards of resources.  It appears at this stage of the disaster that the best way to assist the victims and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and to address the biggest needs is through monetary donations.  Those wanting to help are asking where to send funds.  Set out below are three options for sending money to assist.
The next Work Days at Rotary Youth Camp will be
 
Sat, Oct 14 – 8am to 1pm
 
You don't want to miss out! Fellowship, fun, food and service - an unbeatable combination!
 
Click on Sign Up to view available slots and book yourself directly online.
 
Rotary Youth Camp
22310 NE Colbern Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO United States
We are happy to announce the launching of “People of Rotary” on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/peopleofrotary/
 
With the help of David King, and possibly more people who enjoy writing, we will be posting articles periodically that will be spotlighting and telling the story of the members of our Club.
 
Our first “People of Rotary” feature is on Denny Bolte - you can read it at this link and you do not need a Facebook account! https://www.facebook.com/peopleofrotary/posts/1716321335344007:0
 
 
 

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