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The Gallery
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Jun 15, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
The American Royal: Its Move and Its Future
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Upcoming Events
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 Rotary Club Annual Picnic
Rotary Club Youth Camp
Aug 06, 2017
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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.

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

The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting

June 15, 2017
Hello from the International Convention in Atlanta!
Greetings from Atlanta!
Fourteen Kansas City Rotarians (plus a few spouses) have traveled to Atlanta, GA for the 2017 Rotary International Convention! Jan Armstrong, Kara Bennett, Duane Benton, Sally Bibb, Christy Chester, Peter Ho, Marc Horner, David McCaughey, Dennis McKeehan, Linn Mills, Dick Retrum, Karl Roscoe, Diane Scott and Mandy Sheldon are attending this year's convention.
Highlights include: a General Session with host WWE wrestler John Cena, and speaker Bill Gates, a 100th Birthday Celebration for the Rotary Foundation, hundreds of breakouts, as well as District and Club dinners. There's even a Club 13 Booth in the House of Friendship featuring information about all the "firsts" that our club is known for!
Last Week's Meeting
Last week's Meeting
June 8, 2017
President Peter Ho called the meeting to order thanking those who abandoned the Comey testimony to attend today’s Rotary meeting. Rotary Club 13 vs. Senate hearing? No competition! Past President Woody Davis led the singing of “Happy Birthday” to the June celebrants followed by “America, the Beautiful” with the unencumbered piano musings of Carl Bolte. Peter led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Jerry Cooke’s invocation.
Dick Retrum reminded us of the Rotary at the Zoo event on June 22 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Join Rotary clubs from across the City to take in the sights, sounds, and hamburgers/hot dogs. Sally Bibb talked about the June 17 Centennial Celebration event featuring a visit to Kansas City by 30 Rotarians from Africa. The weekend will feature a tour of the camp, a reception and a dinner at the Airport Embassy Suites, and a rock and roll dance band featuring Sally’s favorite guitar player, Bob Bibb. Christy Chester informed us that the Camp is “up and running” and is open for business this summer. Peter then announced that there is no meeting next week due to the International Convention in Atlanta.  
Chuck Eddy, introduced our speaker, Patti DiPardo Livergood, the daughter of past Rotarian, Tony DiPardo, both of which are well known to Kansas Citians and Chiefs’ fans. Patti had two purposes today: first, to talk about her father and his legacy and second, to set the stage for the scholarships awarded this year by the Tony DiPardo Music Foundation. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since the iconic Mr. DiPardo passed away but his foundation and those Rotarians (and others) who serve on the Foundation Board have done good work honoring gifted high school seniors planning to attend college and pursue higher education in music. Patti reminded us of the person Tony was: energetic; forever young; devoted to his wife, Doddie, and his family; and a friend to all he met. Tony loved people, Club 13, the Chiefs, the Camp, and Kansas City Day. He was, at Patti said, a “rare” individual who loved with all of his heart!
Patti then turned the program over to Chuck who, on behalf of the Foundation, bestowed scholarships on the Louisburg High School Marching Band, all 200 of which are in the midst of raising a mere $500,000 to march in the Rose Bowl Parade on January 1, 2018, Andrew Wray of Olathe East High School attending the University of Nebraska, Miranda Holthe of Van Horn High School attending Manhattan School of Music, Andrew Wood of Olathe Northwest High School attending University of Kansas, Joseph Tangeman of Olathe Northwest High School attending the University of Kansas, and Rachel Harris of Blue Spring High School attending William Jewell University.  Sarah Koster was unable to attend but was also named as a recipient. Smiles abounded and many pictures of the scholarship winners were taken!
President Peter adjourned the meeting with a quote by Clark Hunt: “Tony’s passion, commitment and dedication to the Chiefs brought joy and excitement to every fan that heard his music at Arrowhead Stadium. He is a treasured part of Chiefs history, and he will be dearly missed.” Indeed, his legacy lives on through his Foundation, his daughter, and his bobblehead!
*You can watch this and other meetings on our You-Tube Channel. Click Below.*
Thank you from the TD Foundation
Rotary Night at the Zoo
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