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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Upcoming Information
February 22, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Tom Larson, First Assistant U.S. Attorney. His topic is "United States v. T.J. Pendergast." 
Tom Larson has served in the U.S. Attorney's Office since 1980. He served in the Criminal Division from 1980-1991 and in the Civil Division from 1994-2016. Larson has prior experience in the Civil Rights Division of the Dept. of Justice, the Federal Public Defender's Office, the Jackson Co. Public Defender's Office and as Jackson County Counselor. He is currently the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. 
Larson's presentation will focus on the initial investigation leading to the consequences of the 1939 case United States vs. T. J. Pendergast. That was the criminal tax evasion case that led to both the imprisonment of Tom (T.J.) Pendergast and more significantly, the end of the political machine that dominated electoral politics not only in Kansas City but throughout the entire state.
Larson's presentation will touch briefly on the rise of Pendergast but it will focus primarily on his final public years and the figures who played a prominent role in his final act. 
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, March 10th 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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