Club 13 was well-represented at PETS in Jefferson City this past weekend. Not only were Secretary/Treasurer-Elect Tony Andresen and President-Elect David McCaughey in attendance, but they were joined by District Governor Elect Nominee Marc Horner, Past District Governor Sally Bibb and Past District Governor Duane Benton!
Rotary Club 13 Auxiliary would like to invite club members and friends to join them for their April 6 meeting.
It will include lunch in the Rozzelle Courtyard of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 11:30am. Following lunch our own Joann Kinney who is a Nelson docent will give us a tour of 19th Century European Art which includes the newly acquired Bloch paintings.
Please call Joann at 816-560-3515 by noon Friday March 31 to make reservations.
Shoes for Orphan Souls
HELP!! Shoppers Needed!!
A new pair of shoes can change the life of a child in an orphanage or impoverished community. Your financial contribution towards the project “Shoes for Orphan Souls” will give a needy child better health and a brighter future. Make your check payable to, K.C Rotary Club Foundation and note “Shoes for Orphan Souls. Please consider volunteering your time to help with this important project. Contact, Linn Mills at email@example.com or 505-402-6630.
Greater Kansas City Day
Hall of Fame:
Duane and Sandra Benton
Dunn Family Foundation
Arbor Masters Tree & Landscape
Blue Cross Blue Shield of KC
Sheraton & Westin KC at Crown Center
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Ash Grove Cement
Cordish (Power & LIght)
Dan & Vannie Doty in honor of City Union Mission's care for KC's homeless & poor
Our Speaker this week is David Nichols, Author. His topic will be "Ike & McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy."
Our Speaker this week is David A. Nichols. Nichols, a leading expert on the Eisenhower presidency, holds a PhD in history from the College of William and Mary. A former professor and academic dean at Southwestern College, he is the author of A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution, Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis, and other books. He lives in Winfield, Kansas.
About the Book:
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy
Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy. Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Therefore, the president operated with a “hidden hand,” refusing even to mention the Senator’s name.
In Ike and McCarthy, David A Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. In a direct challenge to Eisenhower, McCarthy alleged that the US Army was harboring communists and launched an investigation. Nichols uses documents previously unavailable or overlooked to authenticate the extraordinary story of Eisenhower’s anti-McCarthy campaign. Ike and McCarthy is an eye-opening, newsworthy, and fascinating read.
Peter Ho called our meeting to order about 12:15 pm on March 30th, 2017. The Song leader was Bob Lager for Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Bob noted this was more for Peter's Chicago Cubs since the Royals opening day is April 10th this year). Peter Ho was our leader for the Pledge of Allegiance and Jared Campbell did a great job with our Invocation discussing Spring and new beginnings. Jim Huffman was our Welcomer and we had 5 guests attend today.
Peter reminded us to please give money towards Literacy KC with the 50/50 drawing at every meeting. The winner for this week was later announced as Linn Mills. We had one new member introduced, Molly Kerr. She moved from the Kansas City area to work for the Bank of Oklahoma a few years ago and just recently moved back to Kansas City and nows lives in Overland Park and has 2 children, a Freshman in College and Junior in High School. Molly works for the Bank of Kansas City now in private banking. Glenn Crawford was called to the stage for his Tyro Ribbon Removal. Nice work Glenn!
Howard Mick is chairing our KC Day and announced Price Chopper has stepped up as our presenting sponsor and will be giving $15,000 per year for the next 6 years! We have also received over $80,000 in sponsorships which is by far our highest number ever! Howard also discussed how John Miller and 3 other Rotarians started Greater Kansas City Day 30 years ago and had John Miller stand and be recognized. Please consider donations to Shoes for Orphan Souls and contact Linn Mills for more information Christy Chester can still use volunteer help from Rotarians for the Rotary Youth Camp so contact her if you can volunteer! Joe Privitera requested for Rotarians to please sign up to distribute newspapers at the various locations after the meeting. Mandy Sheldon noted we were going to be stuffing packets at Crown Center after today's Rotary meeting and also need volunteers. Mandy also thanked Richard Atlas for being our Bagel Run volunteer last weekend.
Peter Ho had the privilege of introducing our speaker, Rev. Stephen Burger, Nephew of Chief Justice Warren Burger. His topic was "Supreme Court Reflections: On the Back Porch with Chief Justice Warren Burger." Steve Burger served over 50 years in the mission ministry with the past 18 years as Executive Director of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions which is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. During his time, Stevehas spent many days in Washington D.C. on behalf of the 300 member gospel rescue missions in the United States. He was lucky to visit his Uncle a lot during this time and gain insight, knowledge, facts, and foibles from Warren Burger.
Steveopened the discussion about seeing Bob Feller, one of the greatest pitchers ever in person. Some kid asked who is that old man to which Steve noted he obviously didn't know greatness. Stevenoted his Uncle was always in a hurry and always very busy and also was a great man who many didn't know like Bob Feller. He talked about his Uncle visiting a Rescue Mission in Seattle along Skid Row many years ago where Steveinvited him. Steve also noted Warren Burger's best friend was Hubert Humphrey, the Vice President from Minnesota. Warren Burgerbelieved you could disagree, but finds ways to be agreeable. He also said it was okay to be mad for 30 seconds, but then go have coffee with the person.
Our meeting next Thursday, April 6th will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater, located at 1400 Main Street. The speaker will be David Nichols, author of Ike & McCarthy.
Closing Slide: "Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressure of the times."
Warren E. Burger
Well let's hope the Royals have one heck of a season as by next meeting, the Boys in Blue will have heard the words, let's Play Ball!
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Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Glory Over Everything” by Kathleen Grissom on April 17, 2017, 6:30 PM at Rainy Day Books. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings. All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
About the book:
The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke is keeping a deadly secret. Although he is passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphia society, Jamie is really a runaway slave, hiding in plain sight, still hunted. But Jamie’s carefully constructed world begins to come apart when his beloved young servant Pan, whom he has sworn to protect, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.
Tracing the boy to a North Carolina plantation, Jamie risks his life to save Pan from the fate he himself barely escaped as a child. Fortunately, a fearless slave, Sukey, has been mothering the terrified young boy, planning to get him out on the Underground Railroad. As the ruthless slave hunters close in, the three make a run for freedom through the Virginia backwoods and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp, where they are faced with another desperate choice.
Last week's bowling was impressive. John Lawrence rolled a 222. But not to be out done, his daughter Carey beat his score with a 223. A proud moment for both. Dave Boone continued his hot streak with a 200 and 217 for a 606 series and Kay Roscoe had a clean game of 215. She also picked up the 3-6-10-7 split. Henrik Andersen covered the 5-7, Carol Retrum picked up the 5-7 and 5-10... but the one that amazed everyone who saw it was Mark Lieb knocking down the 4-6. This is a very tough split to make. No one could remember seeing anyone do it before. Its a smaller version of the 7-10. Well done all.
The final win - loss stats are in. The roll-off this Wednesday to determine the first and second place season winners will be against Dennis Mckeehan's "Final Four" and Dave Boone's team "3 Guys & A Gal". Dave has higher team averages but the handicapping will give Dennis an edge. Should be a good match. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer your favorite team to victory.