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

Contact us:

(816) 842-2322





Jun 29, 2017
Coming of Age KC - What's Next for Baby Boomers
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
Lunch & Learns Available
Jul 27, 2017
Critical Thinking and the Future of Industry in KC
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Upcoming Events
Changing of the Guard
The Gallery
Jul 06, 2017
No Meeting at Gallery
Jul 13, 2017
Lunch & Learn at Greater KC Community Foundation
Greater KC Community Foundation
Jul 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Learn at Sheffield Place
Sheffield Place
Jul 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
KCRCF Investment Committee
Kill Devil
Jul 20, 2017 11:00 AM
KCRC Foundation Meeting
Kill Devil
Jul 27, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
No Luncheon Meeting
Aug 03, 2017
Leadership Summit for Committee Chairs
The Gallery
Aug 03, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Kansas City Rotary Club Annual Picnic
Rotary Club Youth Camp
Aug 06, 2017
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Rotary Night at the Zoo

June 22, 2017

$15 per person with RSVP

Must RSVP by June 19th or

$20 at Gate without RSVP

Kids 3 and under free


Schedule of Events

4:30 pm – Event Begins

5:00 pm – Lorikeet Feeding

Penguin Chat

5:30 pm – Seal Lion Show

North American River Otter Chat

6:00 pm – Snakes Keeper Chat

Orangutan Keeper Chat

6:30 pm – Elephant Demo

Gibbon Keeper Chat

7:00 pm - Tiger Keeper Chat

Bobcat Keeper Chat

7:30 pm – Goat Yard Keeper Chat

Polar Bear Keeper Chat

8:00 pm – Event Ends

Food and Refreshments

5:00 to 7:30 PM

Next to the Penguin Exhibit

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Cookies,

Lemonade and Ice Water


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Speaker
June 22, 2017
Our Speaker this week is Lynn Parman, President & CEO of the American Royal Association. Her topic will be "The American Royal: It's Move and It's Future"
As President & CEO of the American Royal Association, Lynn Parman directs a team of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its youth and agriculture mission that has been in Kansas City since 1899. Each year more than 270,000 people attend American Royal events and programs including the World Series of Barbeque, Livestock Shows and Equestrian Shows in addition to several scholarship and agricultural education programs for youth. The American Royal generates over $60 million of economic impact and supports 450 jobs.
With 20 years of broad experience in non-profit leadership, regional economic development, local government and the animal health industry, Lynn Parman brings a unique understanding of the agribusiness and animal health sector and a passion for supporting youth education. Previous to her role with the American Royal, Parman served in leadership roles in Sales & Marketing and Corporate Communications for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. She has also worked six years as a vice president of bioscience development for the Kansas City Area Development Council and directed a team in the creation, launch and successful execution of the KC Animal Health Corridor brand. Ms. Parman held vice president roles in economic development and business development at Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce respectively where she worked closely with the agriculture sector. 

Parman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.

$1.2 Billion Pledged to End Polio
At the Rotary International Convention, Global Leaders and Key Donors Affirm Their Commitment to Ending Polio
From By Ryan Hyland and Teresa Schmedding
With polio on the brink of eradication, nations from around the world and key donors pledged more than $1 billion on Monday, June 12 to energize the global fight to end the paralyzing disease.
(left) Bill Gates, co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and RI President John Germ share the recent news about their partnership in the fight to eradicate polio.
The historic pledges of new funds at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, will go toward drastically shrinking the $1.5 billion gap in the funding that the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative say is needed to reduce polio cases to zero worldwide. Just five cases have been reported this year, the lowest number in history.  
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said ending polio would be one of the world’s greatest achievements. 
"Polio is the thing I spend the most time on. Everyday I look at my email to see if we have a new case," Gates said. "I'm very inspired to be part of this. I'm also very humbled."
Rotary International President John F. Germ announced that Rotary would increase its commitment and raise $50 million per year over the next three years. Rotary has raised more than $1.7 billion to fight the disease since 1985. “Right now, every time a new case is identified, it really could be the last one the world ever sees,” Germ said. 
Gates told the crowd of nearly 24,000 that, starting 1 July, his foundation will extend its 2-to-1 match to cover up to $50 million in donations to Rotary for each of the next three years. The match and donations to Rotary would add up to $150 million per year over the next three years, which will add up to $450 million to the fight. The new funding will go toward polio eradication efforts such as disease surveillance, responses to any outbreaks, and the vaccination of more than 400 million children annually. 
List of Pledges:
 $450 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$154.7 million Pakistan
$150 million Rotary International
$134.6 million Nigeria
$75 million Canada
$61.4 million European Commission
$55 million Japan
$30 million United Arab Emirates
$30 million Dalio Foundation
$25 million Bloomberg Philanthropies
$15 million Anonymous donor 
$11.2 million Germany
$5 million easyJet
$5 million Italy
$4 million Korea
$2 million Korea Foundation for International Healthcare/Community Chest of Korea
$1.7 million United Nations Foundation/Shot@Life 
$1.03 million Switzerland 
$500,000 Luxembourg
$514,000 UNICEF USA
$330,000 Monaco
$130,000 New Era Educational and Charitable Foundation
$60,000 Turkey
$30,000 Malta
$20,000 Spain
$20,000 Accenture Interactive, USA 
Youth Camp Update
Summer Camp 2017

We are in the 5th session of camp.  Midwest Brachial Plexus Network, Joshua Center Tourette Camp, Joshua Center Autism Camp, ARC, and the Indian Center have been at the Rotary Camp.  The new windows are a big hit!  They have helped with the ventilation of the cabins. 

Rotary Night at the Zoo
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