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Kansas City, MO 64105

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Aug 03, 2017
Leadership Summit for Committee Chairs
Aug 31, 2017
Royal's World
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Upcoming Events
No Luncheon Meeting
Aug 03, 2017
Leadership Summit for Committee Chairs
Mark One Electric
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
Women fo Rotary & Friends Pool & Poolside Party
Rotary Youth Camp
Aug 08, 2017
KC Rotary Club Foundation Board Meeting
Kill Devil
Aug 10, 2017 10:30 AM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Sep 06, 2017 4:30 PM –
Sep 07, 2017

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Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori died Thursday, 13 July.
“Rotary has become a way of life for me – with the intrinsic value and core belief in mutual responsibility and concern for one another as a cornerstone,” Sam said when he was nominated last year. “I feel immense satisfaction knowing that through Rotary, I’ve helped someone live better.”
Sam's term as Rotary’s 108th president would have begun on 1 July 2018.
“Please remember Sam as the outstanding, hardworking Rotarian he was,” said Rotary International President Ian Riseley. “In this difficult time, I ask you to keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family, and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.”
Under Sam's leadership, the number of clubs in Uganda swelled from nine to 89 over the course of 29 years. 
Sam saw in Rotary members "an incredible passion to make a difference," and wanted to "harness that enthusiasm and pride so that every project becomes the engine of peace and prosperity."
“Sam was a special person in so many ways, and his unexpected death is a huge loss to Rotary, his community, and the world,” Riseley said. “We are establishing details on plans to celebrate his life as they become available.” 
Rotary is establishing a memorial fund in Sam's honor and will provide details soon.  

Shoes for Orphan Souls
Members of Kansas City Rotary Club 13, are you interested in traveling with the Buckner Group and fellow Rotarians to deliver shoes to the children of Guatemala? The trip will take place during Fall 2017. The exact date is to be determined. For further information, please email
Larry Lunsford at or call Linn Mills at 505-402-6630.

People of Rotary
We are happy to announce the launching of “People of Rotary” on Facebook
With the help of David King, and possibly more people who enjoy writing, we will be posting articles periodically that will be spotlighting and telling the story of the members of our Club.
Our second “People of Rotary” feature is on Kara Bennett - you can read it at this link and you do not need a Facebook account! 

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
July 27, 2017
Our Speaker this Week is Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod W1lls, President of William Jewell College. Her topic will be "Critical Thinking and the Future of Industry in Kansas City."
Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls is the fifteenth president of William Jewell College. Prior to being named president, Dr. MacLeod Walls served in academic and senior leadership roles at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Neb.
Dr. MacLeod Walls earned her Ph.D. in English Literature and Classical Rhetoric (highest distinction) from Texas Christian University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History (Phi Beta Kappa) at Hiram College. Passionate about the intersections among literature, history, rhetoric and women’s writing, she is the co-author of three books and several refereed articles on women’s writing, British modernism and rhetoric.
Dr. MacLeod Walls is an alumna of numerous higher education leadership programs, including the ACE Women’s Leadership Forum, Harvard Seminars on Leadership and the Presidency and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is an accomplished musician, having performed competitively on the piano and cello throughout her youth, and was therefore delighted to have served as a trustee on Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra Board. Her advocacy for education led her to serve as founding co-chair, along with the retired superintendent, of the Lincoln Public Schools Family Literacy Advisory Committee, and to be an active member of the ICAN Executive Women’s Forum in Omaha, Neb.
Dr. MacLeod Walls is blessed to be the mother of two active sons, Alec and John Walls, and spouse to Rev. Dr. Craig MacLeod Walls. Named 40 under 40 by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2012, MacLeod Walls is among the youngest college presidents in the United States and is the first woman to serve as president of William Jewell College.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
July 20, 2017
President David McCaughey called the meeting to order on a hot, blustery day. Bob Lager led the singing of “Happy Birthday” to the July celebrants followed by “America, the Beautiful” with the ever-youthful Carl Bolte trying out some new chords in accompaniment. David led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by George Heymach’s invocation. Mandy Sheldon introduced two visiting Rotarians. David delivered the sad news that Chris Boland’s wife, Tiffany, passed away after a fight with lung cancer. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Chris and his family.
David then recognized special Club anniversaries. Carl Bolte and Henrik Andersen picked up their 45 and 25-year pins, respectively. David recognized several other Club anniversaries that fell on odd years, the most notable of which is Carl DiCapo’s 41st anniversary at Club 13. Tom Davis then presented yet another Paul Harris Fellow to Al Tikwart - this one in honor of Al’s son, Allen William Tikwart. Al said a few words about the importance of service opportunities recalling the installation of seven water wells in Thailand. 
Dick Retrum pitched the Family Picnic at the Camp on August 6. It’s free if you register by August 3. Dick also encouraged bowlers, old and young/skilled and unskilled, to participate in bowling each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. starting September 6. If you are interested, call Dick. David King, our Club’s Longfellow, asked us to look for the spotlights he is preparing on members called People of Rotary. The first installation covered Denny Bolte, and the current spotlight is on Kara Bennett. Get on Facebook to find these, no doubt, well-written member spotlights. Past President Chuck Eddy then asked for special recognition of the newest Past President, Peter Ho. The Club responded with a well-deserved standing ovation thanking Peter for his year-long service as President. David then introduced the Happy Dollars concept during which members are encouraged to make a small contribution in exchange for the ability to make an announcement of something positive that has happened in their lives. For instance, David mentioned today that his son- after a decade of attending Scout Camp - was named a Shaman of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Christy Chester noted Mayor Richard Berkley’s presence among us.
Pat Macdonald then introduced our speaker, Christy Howard, one of two women behind the “Read Me When” book series. Christy and her business partner, Annie Presley, were inspired to develop the “Read Me When” series after it became apparent in their own families that important information would be lost if not documented before one’s death. Thus, the first book in the series, “Read Me When I’m Dead,” addresses everything from what and where are my investments to what is my spiritual journey. The series acts like guide books or journals and prompts answers to important questions that the reader will want to know when the “author” is gone. Other books in the series are “Read Me On Our Anniversary” and “Read Me On Your Birthday.” The newest title is “Read This About My House.” The latter is in high demand by realtors and home-owners alike. You may “read all about it” at
President David adjourned the meeting noting that it has been 50 years since man set foot on the moon. He left us with this to ponder: “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” We departed into the scorching sun thankful for Rotary friendship.
Rotary Bowling League
Call for bowlers!
Hey Rotarians,
Hope you're all having a great summer, but it's time to start thinking about the upcoming bowling season.

We begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and end in mid-April. As last year, each week we'll bowl three games, 4:30 to 6:30 Wednesdays at Ward Parkway Lanes, 89th and State Line. We'll bowl for 28 weeks with time off for holidays. As usual, we'll compete against the St. Louis League in April, and celebrate in May at our Bowling Awards Banquet.
It’s a great way to get acquainted with your fellow Rotarians – from our club and others – and earn Tyro points! And it’s always great fun!
You do NOT have to be a good bowler. We use the handicap system so it’s a level playing field. You don’t have to have the equipment. Balls and shoes can be rented at the alley.
• Weekly pay-as-you-go: $15 per week (Total: $15 x 28 = $420)
• Pay for entire year up front: $400
• One-time, up-front league fee: $65
To sign up, email or call Jane Lee, League president: 816-876-9839 / 816-333-0403
Or use the sign-up sheet we’ll have available at meetings. Please let us know if you’d like to join the league by Aug. 11. Don’t miss out on this 100-year-plus Club 13 tradition!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Jane Lee,
League Prez
Youth Camp Update
Summer Camp 2017
The Girls Can Camp group is here this week.  Again the Auxiliary provided the materials for the craft project.  This year it was sleep shirts for the slumber party.  Everyone has had a fun time in spite of the extremes in the weather.  The windows are a big hit with them also!
Click HERE to RSVP!