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

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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 "Lunch & Learns" on July 13th!

We are unable to meet in the Gallery/Kill Devil Club for our regular Luncheon meeting on July 13th - so we have arranged two Rotary Lunch & Learn opportunities for members on that day.

Option 1: The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation - host Pat Macdonald

1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130

Sign up HERE. Can accommodate up to 50 members.

Option 2: Sheffield Place - host David Hanzlick

6604 East 12th Street

Sign up HERE. Can accommodate up to 15 members.

Get signed up early so you don't miss these great opportunities to learn more about your fellow Members' organizations!

Summer Camp 2017
By Laurie Mozley
Kara Bennett and her Master Gardner friend Linda were out last week and planted the entrance flower garden with the help of some Lees Summit youth volunteers.  It looks great!
Everyone have a safe 4th of July, Boy Scouts come in on the 5th!


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
July 6, 2017
This Week's Meeting is the Changing of the Guard Party. Join us at 11:30 for beer and wine, followed by our COG Ceremony.
Last Week's Meeting
Last week's Meeting
June 29, 2017
Pres. Peter Ho began the meeting with a reminder that this was his last full meeting, and encouraged everyone to be here next week for the COG (Changing of the Guard).  He then shared a story of observing a very warm “pay-it-forward” act of kindness in the airport as one passenger gave up his seat so that a service man home on two week leave from Afghanistan could get home to see his family.  Pres. P. said this was a great example of Rotary’s motto of “service above self.”
Then Song Leader Extraordinaire Woody Davis led us in singing “My County tis of Thee”.  Oh, and the piano player (C. Bolte) requested that his efforts at the keyboard be noted in glowing terms. 
After the pledge to the flag, Joe Colaizzi brought forth a very thoughtful invocation, followed by David Harvey’s welcome of our visitors.
Dick Retrum reported that the Rotary Annual Picnic will be at the Rotary Camp on Sunday, Aug. 6.  RSVP by Aug. 3 and you’re in free.  After that, the fee jumps to $5.00.
Christy Chester said that this would be her last report about the Camp, since she is relinquishing her role as Camp Chairman after two years at the helm.  She reported that the Camp is in great shape, thanks to the efforts of those Rotarians who have donated much time and energy to the care of the facilities in those two years.  The room gave her a much deserved standing ovation for her work with the camp.
Mandy reminded us that the COG festivities would commence at 11:30 next Thursday, and she thanked the Bagel Run June runners.
Chuck Eddy introduced our speakers for the day, Kay Barnes and Sandra Aust Mellinger, whose topic was “Coming of Age KC, What’s Next for Baby Boomers.”  Ms. Barnes is well known to everyone in Kansas City as the recent Mayor whose programs were responsible for initiating the amazing revitalization of Kansas City’s downtown.  Since then she has been a professor at Park University.  Ms. Mellinger led the city’s parks and recreation commission during Ms. Barnes’ tenure as Mayor.  She now is the CEO of “Coming of Age KC”, and has made a career of working in senior health care.   
Taking turns at the podium, Ms. Barnes first quoted statistics to show the complexity and capabilities of a human being, then asked the question, “What do we each do with what we have?”  She described the institutions and agencies in KC who are working together to create an initiative called, “Shaping Your Future, Regardless of Age.”
There are three parts to this vision, “Shaping Your Future”, consisting of workshops, labs, educational oppotunities:
                   1.  Explore your future
                   2.  An optional lifelong learning lab
                   3.  Midlife essentials
Ms. Mellinger described a point in life when, according to some, we are living the encore years, or the bonus years.  People are living longer, and living better in those years than ever before, so the question is how do we live those years in a meaningful, satisfying, and productive way.  How can we use the energy and vitality that so many of us have in this era?  She reviewed some examples of the changes that people have made while participating in their program - to move beyond the idle lethargy that we can slip in to so easily, to a new truly alive phase of life with a plan and goals.
Both ladies described the educational and motivational opportunities of their program, and urged us to learn more about it - for our benefit and those around around us.  For more information, send a note to Sandra Mellinger  at .  Also check out the program’s website,
Pres. Ho ended the meeting with a quote that he used at his first meeting as President a year ago:  “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.  The last is to say thank you.  In between, the leader is a servant.”
*You can watch this and other meetings on our You-Tube Channel. Click Below.*
Out of Africa - In to Kansas City
The Out of Africa – In to Kansas City was a wonderful success.  There were a total of 38 African Guests from 8 African countries and 33 local Hosts from clubs in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.  Jan Armstrong paired local Hosts with African Guests who then spent the evening June 16th and the day June 17th together.  The Africans were given one-on-one attention and touring of the Kansas City area and the Hosts had the opportunity to get to know Rotarians from across the world.  As one Host exclaimed, “This was a life changing experience.”  Club 13 Hosts included Jan Armstrong, Duane Benton, Tom Davis, Barbara & Larry Dolci, Bob & May Gamer, Marc & Barb Horner and Linn Mills.
The event began with a Friday evening Reception at the KC Airport Embassy Suites.  David McCaughey handled registration and hospitality bags created by Dick Retrum were given to the African Guests.  On Saturday morning, Hosts picked up their African Guests and toured Kansas City.  They lunched at the Rotary Youth Camp where Laurie Mozley served a typical American picnic lunch, they exchanged club banners with President Peter Ho and they were given tours of the Camp by Phil Kinney, Chrisy Chester and Kara Bennett.  Many Africans reported that visiting the Youth Camp and experiencing such a large on-going Rotary project that benefits children with handicaps was the highlight of the day. 
David McCaughey and Mandy Sheldon checked in the 106 attendees - including many Club 13 Rotarians - to the Foundation Celebration dinner on Saturday evening.  Sally Bibb was Emcee of the program which opened with Carl Bolte’s original song “Welcome to Rotary” performed by vocalist Charlie Huffman and keyboard Carl BolteJane Lee designed the printed program (as well as ALL promotional Out of Africa materials), Duane Benton read an inspirational poem and David McCaughey reinacted the Club 13 contribution of $26.50 to the Rotary Foundation.  Past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith gave a “Cowboy Logic” keynote speech and invited three African Guests to speak to the group.  Both Africans and local Rotarians enjoyed a rock ‘n roll dance following the program.
THANK YOU to Club 13 for your support and participation to make this a successful event!
Click HERE to RSVP!