As you may know we have changed our program for Camp Enterprise and it will be held on one day only being Saturday March 4th, 2017 at the Bloch School of Management on the UMKC Campus. While the format is different we still have a stiff budget and are in need of donations. We no longer receive a matching amount from Camps 4 Kids so we are in need of lots of sponsors. Any amount is welcomed. Checks can be written to Rotary Youth Camp Association with a Memo line for Camp Enterprise. Or Mandy can take Credit Cards.
We sincerely appreciate your consideration.
Camp Enterprise Chair 2017
Rotary Night at the Kauffman Center!
Plan to come Downtown to Helzberg Hall on Friday, March 3rd – 8 PM. Tickets range from $20 to $55, but ALL ROTARIANS will receive a 20% discount on tickets in any price range. When you call the KCPA Box Office at 816-994-7222, or order on-line at www.kauffmancenter.org, use Promo Code “Rotary” to receive your 20% Rotary Club discount!
Tony DiPardo, our Rotary friend, musician, and trumpet player will be remembered and honored at the concert.
We had a great Kickoff for Greater KC Day at the Camp on Wednesday, February 22.
Enjoy the photos below!
This week our speaker is Stacey Paine, President - Crown Center Redevelopment Corp. Her topic will be "The Continued Evolution of Crown Center."
Our Speaker this week is Stacey Paine. Ms. Paine is president of Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation, a Hallmark subsidiary, and a corporate officer at Hallmark Cards, Inc.
In this role, Paine is responsible for hotel operations, office leasing, retail and restaurant operations for Crown Center, the mixed-use community that combines hotel, office, retail, residential and entertainment attractions within its boundaries. Additionally, she is accountable for worldwide real estate for Hallmark and its subsidiaries.
The 85-acre Crown Center complex attracts more than six million visitors annually and has provided a prestigious address to the many businesses that operate out of its more than 2.2 million-square-feet of office space. Crown Center is the home of Hallmark Cards and the recently opened SeaLife Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center.
Paine joined Hallmark in 1990 and has served in a variety of roles within the finance division. She previously served as Crown Center vice president – finance and administration and Halls vice president – finance and operations. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Women’s Employment Network, Kansas City’s Downtown Council and Visit KC and is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Paine holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and marketing from Rockhurst University.
President Peter Ho called the meeting to order in front of a video display of Rotary’s 112th Birthday Cake. Past President Chuck Eddy then led the singing of the Marines’ Hymn in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima, with the help of the piano player, Carl Bolte, searching for and eventually finding the rhythm on the Karl Bublitz piano. Thanks Carl and Karl! Peter led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Eric Bubb’s blessing on Rotary fellowship. Doug Anderson ably welcomed five guests of our members. Peter delivered the unwelcome, shocking news that our fellow Rotarian, Alex Petrovic, passed away last weekend. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Tom Davis then bestowed a Paul Harris Fellowship on Linn Mills for her support of the Rotary International Foundation. Seizing the moment, President Peter asked all to donate, at least, $26.50 in recognition of this Club’s history-making donation of like amount to the Rotary Foundation, which now possesses in excess of $5 billion. Dick Retrum encouraged attendance at the KC Jazz Orchestra’s March 3 concert at Helzberg Hall benefiting the Tony DiPardo scholarship fund. RandySisk gave an update on Camp Enterprise scheduled for March 4 and requested donations and attendance. Mandy announced that Joe Privatera has single-handedly manned the Bagel Run all month. Those representing the Club’s KC Literacy Spelling Bee team were announced. They included Joan Caulfield and Dan Nenonen, both of which were in attendance and took a bow for their spelling prowess.
Peter then introduced Matt Riggs, Outreach Coordinator of the MARC Solid Waste Management District. Matt presented a talk aided by a power-point focused on recycling -- how to do it better both at home and at work. Given that on average, each person discards 7 lbs. of trash per day or 1 ton per year, recycling is critical for our environmental and physical health. The more we can keep out of the landfill, where apparently nothing ever decomposes, the better we can manage the accumulation of trash. Riggs went through a long list of items that are recyclable ranging from electronics and appliances to building materials and mattresses. Frankly, the list was quite impressive and deserves much wider understanding and recognition. If one considers that 25-33% of all trash consists of yard and food waste, Riggs encouraged composting such items, in addition to putting other biodegradable waste in recycling bins, taking them to collection points throughout the metro area, or calling for pick-up. Go to the informative website, www.recyclespot.org, and get all the information you need regarding recycling.
President Peter adjourned the meeting with a relevant quote by William Clay Ford, Jr.: “Creating a strong business and building a better work are not conflicting goals-they are both essential ingredients for long-term success.” Call Mr. Riggs if you want to see how your business can be a better community partner and recycler!
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Our friend and fellow Rotarian Alex Petrovic Jr. passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
We would like to share this from his son Alex Petrovic III - "These past two weeks have been a difficult time for me and our family. My father - mentor and business partner - died on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from complications due to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
Our immediate family and father took a family vacation to California in early February. On Friday, February 10th, my father was taken to the hospital with symptoms similar to influenza. That evening, blood test results indicated leukemia. We were all in shock, as my father was in good health. In fact, three days before, he golfed 18 holes with my step brother-in-law and afterward had beer and cigars.
My father was transferred to a larger hospital in California where they ran additional tests and concluded he had AML, a rare and aggressive blood cancer. On the afternoon of February 13, he suffered several strokes and a heart attack. On February 18th he passed away quickly and peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and children."
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 3rd at Visitation Church - 5141 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. The visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. The Service will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Please keep Alex's family in your thoughts at prayers.
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 505-402-6630.
The lanes today were vastly better over last weeks oil slick in front of the pins. Kay Roscoe took advantage of the improved conditions and rolled her season high of 223. Patrick Lawrence rolled a 215 and John Lawrence burned up the lanes with a 201, 203 and 204 for a 608 series.
Split conversions were abundant. Mary Tikwart covered the 5-10, John Lawrence the 4-9, Dick Retrum the 5-7 and 4-9, Tom Talkington the 5-10 and Del Karmeier the 5-7.
This was the second week in a row that we mixed the racks with colored pins. We wanted to give everyone a fair chance at earning those two dollar bills. It went well. We ran out of funny money around the start of the third game. IOU's were considered once the bills were gone. Mary Tikwart was the top collector with three strikes on a colored head pin.
This year's Bowling Awards Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday May 17th at the Carriage Club. This is the day after Mother's Day. You won't want to miss this end of the season celebration. Susan Prestia is making all the arrangements. Please let her know who will be attending.