The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
December 2, 2021
This week's speaker is Stephen Steigman, Director, Classical KC. His topic is "Classical KC: Championing Kansas City's Classical Community On-Air and in the Digital Realm."
After growing up on the east coast and spending his first professional years in classical music, Stephen moved to Kansas City in 1995 expecting to leave after a few years. (Clearly that didn't happen.) More than two decades and three kids later, he doesn't regret his decision to stick around. Stephen began his career in public radio as a classical music host. As the founding producer of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, he received a number of local and national awards for his work on the program. Since 2014 he's overseen KCUR's broadcast operations and in 2020 launched 91.9 Classical KC. When Stephen isn't at KCUR's studios, he's probably adding more stamps to his passport with his KU professor wife and their three kids. His son almost made him cry during a drive through the Rockies when he said at age 8: "Dad, can we listen to public radio?" Sniff sniff.
We will be meeting in person this week, but if you would like to join via Zoom, please email Mandy Sheldon at for the link.
Follow our Facebook page @RotaryClub13 for updates and info!
Ballots Due
Reminder - the Ballots have been emailed and handed out. Please return your ballot by Thursday, December 2 for your vote to be counted! Thank you!
Bill Brown Warm Clothing Drive for Westside CAN Day Labor Program
Westside Community Action Network Center
Day Labor Workers Christmas Eve Celebration
Westside Community Action Network Center (Westside CAN) is community-based service organization that has been working in the Westside Neighborhood of Kansas City since 1994 to help create a safe, healthy, viable, civically engaged community.
Since 2002, the Westside CAN Day Labor Program has provided 60-90 immigrant men access to short-term labor jobs every day, Monday through Saturday. That’s well over 2000 workdays a month. These men work outdoors in the weather performing forming manual labor in our community.
We will help Westside CAN provide winter jackets, gloves, hats and a hygiene/Covid-19 preventive kit to the men that participate in the Westside CAN Day Labor Program. At a Christmas Eve Celebration, Westside CAN we will give these men coats, gloves, hats, and a personal hygiene kit. We have been asked to donate a minimum of 15 gift sets to help them meet their goal of distributing the gifts to some of the day laborers who work in the Program.
How to donate:
Follow this link to the signup document. Select your donation and indicate whether you will buy online and have delivered to the Westside CAN or bring it to one of our Rotary Meetings PRIOR on or before December 16th. Marc McCarty will collect the items brought to one of our Rotary meetings. For the hygiene/ COVID19 kits. Please sign up to make a cash donation and we’ll buy the items in bulk. All items must be delivered to the Westside CAN no later than December 19th. 
Participate in Person
We can be part of the Christmas Eve celebration. Westside CAN has invited up to 6 Rotarians to help be part of the Christmas Eve celebration and distribute gifts to these men from 10-1 on at Westside CAN Center, 2038 Jefferson. Please indicate on the sign up sheet if you would like to be part of this.
Rotary Holiday Cocktail Party

Rotary Holiday Cocktail Party

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Historic Drexel Hall

$25/person (2 drink tickets included)

Gourmet Hors d’oevres

Featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Trio

Festive Holiday Attire Encouraged

Register Now! - Deadline is December 1st!

Rotary Under 40 Holiday Happy Hour
Join us for an After Hours for our Under 40 members (but all ages are welcome to attend)! We will have drinks, appetizers and build Gingerbread Houses! It'll be a fun holiday event to get to know your fellow Rotarians. Registration is limited to 20 people, so please sign up early to reserve your spot! 
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Plowboys BBQ - 1111 Main St.
Geeks for Kids
Geeks For Kids design and build custom, electric ride-on cars for kids with movement limitations. We have the opportunity to continue our support at the Build Event on February 5th. 
The Build Event is from 8:30am-4:30pm and is split into two shifts. You can sign up for 8:30am-1:30pm, 11:30am to 4:30pm or stay for the whole day. It is important that you are able to stay for your entire shift. There is a job for everyone regardless of skill level and lunch will be provided. 
The Build Event will be held at The Dean Underground, 1201 W 31st Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Please sign up via the link below. Contact Eric Bubb at with any questions.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Dec 08, 2021 4:30 PM
Rotary Holiday Cocktail Party
Historic Drexel Hall
Dec 09, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 11, 2021
Women and Friends of Rotary
Dec 14, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Dec 15, 2021 4:30 PM
Under 40 Holiday After Hours
Dec 16, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 18, 2021
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 22, 2021 4:30 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 29, 2021 4:30 PM
Geeks for Kids Build Event
Feb 05, 2022
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Dec 09, 2021
Holiday Party
Dec 23, 2021
Dec 30, 2021
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Salvation Army Bell Ringing
We still have several spots left for Bell Ringing this Year! THIS YEAR OUR HELP IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER! There are still opportunities to ring on the first two Saturdays of December. 

Rotary Youth Camp Update
#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!! Kick start the charitable season this holiday and join the global movement that is Giving Tuesday! Our fourth annual #GivingCampTuesday campaign starts tomorrow. Why participate? As the year winds down and you plan your end of year giving, this is the perfect time to start a donation. Giving children the opportunity to climb trees, swim, play basketball, and be their authentic selves is the most important and rewarding job we have- and your donations allow us to do it! How can you get involved? Make a Facebook post and Facebook fundraiser to benefit the camp, share our social media posts, and tell others how they can get involved with the Rotary Youth Camp!!

Construction Update:
Packing in the backfill to prepare for the concrete floor.