We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322





Jun 08, 2017
Tony DiPardo Lives On
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
The American Royal: Its Move and Its Future
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Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Kill Devil
Jun 08, 2017 11:00 AM
International Service Committee
Jun 08, 2017 11:00 AM
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Avenue's Bistro in Brookside
Jun 13, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
No Meeting
Jun 15, 2017
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Jun 21, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Night at the Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Jun 22, 2017
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Changing of the Guard
The Gallery
Jul 06, 2017

Kansas City's Rotary Youth Camp Featured on
As Past President Marc Horner put it, "It took 92 years to make it into the Rotary International newspaper but here we are. For those of my friends who are not in Rotary, this is what that Rotary Camp entrance just east of Lake Jacomo means to so many of us!"
We couldn't have said it better! Please take a moment and read this fantastic article by RI Staff writer Arnold R. Grahl.

You are invited!
Join the Rotary Club Auxiliary for a tour on June 1st of the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden at Loose Park. Lunch will be a box lunch in the Library at Loose Park at 11:30 followed by a tour of the gardens at 12:30 with rosarian John Riley. Please call
Peggy Gray 816-753-2616 to make reservations by noon Tuesday May 30,2017.

It's Almost Dragon Boat Time!
And... we need YOUR help!
If you are interested in signing up to row with Club 13 for the Annual Dragon Boat competition this year, please contact Robin Rusconi to get signed up!
Everyone is welcome!
The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
June 1, 2017
This week we will be meeting off-site at The Bloch School at UMKC. The program will be "Entrepreneurship at UMKC" with our own Jeff Hornsby.
Please follow these instructions for attending the meeting:
  • The meeting will be held in Bloch Executive Hall Rm. 218  (5108 Cherry Street, KC, MO 64110)
  • Parking lot #19 next to the building is reserved for those who need to be parked close to the building
  • Others who can walk will be provided parking passes to park in the parking garage two buildings down from Lot #19. *A student will be positioned at Lot #19 with the passes and instructions.*
  • A box lunch will be provided and you are to proceed into BEH 218 for the meeting
Last Week's Meeting
Last week's Meeting
May 25, 2017

It was a gorgeous late Spring Day on May 25th, 2017 when Jim Porter called our meeting to order at the Rotary Youth Camp. Jim Porter was in charge of a refreshing invocation as our meeting was going to honor the three Rotarians who passed away this past year in Kenneth Beardsley, Dr. Gerald Lee, & Alex Petrovic. Our patriotic song was God Bless America which made perfect sense for Memorial Day weekend. Jim Porter also served as our Welcomer for guests and families of Rotarians.


Special announcements are the meeting next week on June 1st WILL NOT be at the Gallery event space.  We will be having our meeting at the UMKC Bloch School of Entrepreneurship at UMKC with our own Jeff Hornsby serving as the program's host.


Please sign up for Rotary Night at the Zoo on June 22nd. Flyers are on the table the cost per person is $15 until June 19th and they goes up to $20 a person after this date. You can signup through the Rotary office or on Club Runner. 


Thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the Camp Work Days on May 13th & 20th. Your help was greatly appreciated.


David McCaughey started off the program reading some nice things prepared by George Gordon in remberance about Dr. Gerald Lee who was born February 9, 1932 and passed away September 17, 2016 at 84 years old. Dr. Lee was a member of Club 13 for almost 16 years having joined October, 2000.  Dr. Lee was married almost 42 years, was an Eagle Scout, played 4 years of Varsity Football @ the University of Washington before coming to the University of Missouri to eventually become a Chief Cardiologist.  


Jim Porter said some nice things in remembrance about Alex Petrovic who was born June 14, 1948 and passed away February 18, 2017 at just 68 years old.  Alex joined Rotary Club 13 in October, 2006 and was a member for over a decade. Alex grew up in Independence, MO and graduated from De La Salle HS. He went to Benedictine University and as Jim Porter stated, he really was the perfect Rotarian with regards to the 4 way test.  Alex had a number of family members in attendance.


David McCaughey said some nice things about Kenneth Beardsley who was born on March 5th, 1933 in Russell, KS and passed away on February 8th, 2017. Kenneth loved to read and travel as David noted and he was also an Eagle Scout.  He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1955 and married his college sweetheart on October 8th, 1955 and they were married almost 62 years!


Jim Porter concluded our ceremony with the Tree Ceremony at the end.  It was a touching tribute to 3 great men who are going to be missed a lot by other club members.


Next week's meeting will be at the UMKC Bloch School of Entrepreneurship! Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend! 

Rotary Night at the Zoo
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