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Mar 15, 2018
A Conversation with Vivien Jennings: The Public and Private Side of Authors
Mar 29, 2018
Kansas City Media... Past, Present & Futrue
Apr 05, 2018
100 Yard World
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Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Nick & Jake's
Mar 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Mar 14, 2018 4:30 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Kill Devil
Mar 15, 2018 10:30 AM
International Service Committee
NE Corner
Mar 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Membership Committee Mtg
Mar 15, 2018 11:00 AM
KC Day Packet Stuffing
Westin Crown Center
Mar 15, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 21, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Mar 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Rotary After Hours
Mar 27, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Mar 28, 2018 4:30 PM
Greater KC Day Newspaper Sales
Mar 29, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Apr 02, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Spell-Off Party 2018
Parkway Towers
Apr 03, 2018 5:30 PM

Bowling News
by Dick Retrum
Dave Boone, Jane Lee & Mark Lieb...."The Strike Force" are holding on to first place by 3 games. Dave had the high series scratch of 569 and picked up the 6-7 split. That is a tricky shot for a left handed bowler.  Well done.
Item of interest:  Out of the 30 full time bowlers in the league, 17 are Rotary club members (two from another club) and 13 are spouses and friends. Times have certainly changed. When I joined the league in 2004 we filled up 14 lanes with 4 person teams. A total of 56 bowlers. This stat falls in line with the reduction in total membership of Club 13. 

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
March 8, 2018
The Big XII Tournament is in town, so we will not have our meeting this week!
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
March 1, 2018
Here we are, in the Kill Devil room for a meeting on a beautiful day. Pres. David McCaughey called the meeting to order with a welcome to the assembled multitude. Supreme Commander of the Musical Dept., one Bob Lager, came forth and said we should sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” since our speaker today was “KayCee the W Guy” (If you don’t follow the Royals, you may wonder about the connection..) (And if you don’t follow the Royals, you are one weird KC resident.) Then, we said the obligatory patriotic song, “My Country Tis of Thee” (aka, “America”), accompanied by the amazing keyboard artist, Prof. C. Bolte, I think. It was a little hard to be sure since he was buried back in the bushes of the stage.
Paul Searcy brought us the invocation, the words of which are attributed to Mother Theresa.  It carried such a strong message, that I’ve quoted it here:
“ People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.”
Sally Bibb reminded us that the annual “Tony DiPardo Jazz Orchestra Concert” will be on March 9. Relatively new Rotarians may not be aware of the many contributions that long time Rotarian Tony DiPardo made to the Club and the community. A scholarship program was created through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in his honor to provide a graduate school scholarship to a deserving student each year to study Music Education. See for details.
Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation President Phil Kinney awarded KCRCF fellowship plaques in recognition of their service and contributions to the Youth Camp to three Rotarians were unable to attend the recent meeting in which Phil awarded several fellowship plaques to members.  Those being recognized and receiving their plaques today were: June Kim (wife of Rotarian Yong Kim), Rick Kappa, Dallas Ziegenhorn (who will receive his plaque in the mail)
Mandy thanked Joe Privitera for doing the Bagel Run all of February. She also reminded us that KC Day is just around the corner, March 29. Please call Mandy if you have not volunteered for a sales spot. Arrangements are being made to ensure that the weather that morning will be delightful for standing outside for a couple of hours. Or not.
Club anniversaries were noted for the following Rotarians: Evie Craig  13 years, Leslie Gasser  3 years, Rick Usher  8 years, Latoya Goree  4 years, Susan Prestia  6 years, Paul Searcy  10 years, Chris Boland  37 years.
Steve Burger introduced our speaker for the day, “KayCee, The W Guy”, aka Dave Webster. His topic was Kansas City Baseball, Its Exciting History”. You may recognize KayCee as the person who hangs the now iconic “W” after every Royals home win. You may not know that KayCee is also a Kansas City Baseball historian in the Royals Hall of Fame. KayCee specializes in little known professional and major league Kansas City teams dating all the way back to the 1800’s. He started with the Royals Hall of Fame when it opened in 2009. KayCee’s official title with the Royals is Manager of the Royals Hall of Fame and Educational Programs.
Today he reviewed the history of organized baseball in Kansas City, going back to 1884. The presentation was most interesting, and he is a great speaker – very self-effacing and comfortable with a microphone. The room thoroughly enjoyed his walk through history – a lot of which many of the members recalled well…
I refer you to a great article about Dave that appeared in the Star on July 2, 2015 - This article describes everything you could ever want to know about Dave and his transformation to KayCee.  Since I am a fairly recent arrival in Kansas City (in 2010), I was totally unaware of his history with the team. I urge you to visit the link above.
Pres. M. closed the meeting with the following quote:
“It’s your right to be uncommon if you can.  You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed.” Ewing Marion Kauffman
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Shoes for Orphan Souls
Thank you to all members who have made financial contributions to the "2018 Shoes for Orphan Souls Project". Many of you gave valuable time to shop and donate shoes and socks. The International Committee appreciates your strong support. There is still time to give to this important project!!!  Donations will be accepted through April 19, 2018. The packing party is schedule for Saturday, April 21st starting at 1:00 p.m. (more information to come).
For those club members who might have interest, a Shoes Delivery Trip to Guatemala, is scheduled for the dates of July 21-28, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to add to the Rotary service experience. The link below is the site to register for the trip.
Please feel free to contact Linn Mills regarding this project at or 505-402-6630.
Help Support the Group Study Exchange
Join us to support Rotary’s 2018 Group Study Exchange!
Please click on the link below and indicate your area of interest. We will contact you after you have submitted. 
Event: 2018 Group Study Exchange (GSE) - Chile (District 4355 – Southern Chile)
Dates: April 14 – April 19, 2018
Details: The goal for Rotarians in both countries and team members will be inspired to create humanitarian service and volunteer service projects after the exchanges and based on what they learned through the GSE experience. 
What do host clubs provide –
  1. Home hosting, including meals.
  2. Itinerary of local service and volunteer projects that could be replicated in another culture, visits to individuals in the same occupation as the team member, social events, cultural events.
  3. Entrance fees to events on the planned itinerary, if required.
  4. Contact Rotary clubs in your area to arrange visits to Rotary clubs, inclusion of Rotarians from other clubs in social and cultural events.
  5. Transportation to and from the club’s host area and as needed to implement the itinerary.
  6. Optional – small gifts or club banners.
Visiting Team Names and Occupations
Team Leader: Brenda Calderón: Spanish-English Translator and Master in University Pedagogy
Team Members: Camila Morales: Engineer in Business Administration with a major in Marketing, Cristián Soto: Dentist, Karl Hund: Industrial Design, Mario Henríquez: Kinesiologist
Please click on this link if you are interested in helping in one of the following areas:
  • I am interested in hosting one or more night, please provide details. Dates: April 15, 16, 17, 18, (guests travel to another club on the 19th).
  • I have a service project that may be of interest to our guests.
  • I can translate.
  • I can provide transportation.
  • I can take our guests to a cultural event.
  • I can arrange for a guest to visit in their area of interest