Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kansas City
We meet Thursdays at Noon
the Gallery Event Space
14th & Main
Kansas City, MO 64105

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March 15, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Vivien Jennings, owner Rainy Day Books. Her topic is, "A Conversation: The Public and Private Side of Authors."
Rainy Day Books’ author event calendar is one of the best and busiest in America with over 300 author events a year. The events feature a diverse array of authors to Kansas City, from debut novelists destined for greatness, to prize-winners, bestsellers, and the biggest names in the news. Come hear the behind the scenes stories of these fascinating people from the perspective of our very own Vivien Jennings!
Vivien Jennings is the founder and President of Rainy Day Books, Kansas City’s oldest independent bookstore in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Since opening in November of 1975 Rainy Day Books has provided the greater Kansas City community with a gathering place, a wellspring for ideas and creative thought, and an ongoing voice for literacy and awareness.
Rainy Day Books is considered one of the leading independent booksellers in America, profiled in the National Publishers Weekly for having “set the Gold Standard” for the industry for author events. It has been nominated for the National Bookseller of the Year by the American Bookseller Association, on whose Advisory Council Vivien has served.
In the early 1990s Rainy Day Books began placing a greater emphasis on author events as a form of community outreach. Through community partnerships and innovative author event planning, the bookstore quickly became known nationally for the new strategy. Authors and publishers alike began to solicit appearances at Rainy Day Books.
As we approach our 100 year anniversary in 2024 and continue to serve special needs children of the Kansas City metro area, we are focusing on what makes the Rotary Youth Camp a truly exceptional place.  We are the only camp in the metro Kansas City area that serves children with a broad range of special needs.  Organizations that use our camp include the Boy Scouts, Campfire USA, ARC of Clay and Platte Counties, Midwest Brachial Plexus Network, Joshua Center and others.  We provide children an outdoor camping experience at no charge who may otherwise not have that opportunity.  These children are able to participate in a variety of activities including swimming, campfires, basketball, archery, crafts and other outdoor pursuits.  
Enriching Lives, Changing the World

Camp Enterprise is an intensive one-day experience where qualified high school juniors and seniors will come together to explore the fundamental challenges of launching a new business venture.

This year, we will host a select group of 90 students to come and interact with business, civic, government, and educational leaders to learn firsthand about starting a business, managing a new venture, and the responsibilities that come with being a part of the next generation of business professionals.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 7th 2018 at Bloch Executive Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Our partners at UMKC will provide a great opportunity to use their state-of-the-art facilities, technology, and Business faculty to compliment the foundation values that, for more than 40 years, have made Camp Enterprise a special and unique experience.

The Rotary Youth Camp has a long and proud history. In the 1920’s, Robert Gees, a dedicated Rotary Club member, came up with the idea to create a recreational camp for the youth of Kansas City and the city’s surrounding areas. Over the years, the camp has evolved into a city-wide effort to educate the city’s youth on the value of free enterprise, business management, entrepreneurship, and business ethics.

We’re excited to meet this year’s participants, and we know you will take away new skills, new friends, and great memories from the experience!

For more information visit the website at http://campenterprise.rotary13.org/ and watch this video.


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P.O. Box 412457

Kansas City, MO 64141


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