The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
September 30, 2021
This week's Speaker is Nicole Emanuel, Founder, InterUrban ArtHouse. Her topic is: "How Trains, Planes and a Post Office Became a Creative Hub for Artists and Culture."
Nicole Emanuel is first-generation-American Jew, born in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City in 1961, to a South African father and French mother. 
In 1982, Nicole began her career in public art and Creative Placemaking construction for Artists' Live/Work spaces. She received her BA in Design & Industry with a minor in Community Arts from San Francisco State University in 1985.
Nicole has created over 20 large-scale murals and 2 large-scale public sculptures; her paintings and drawings are in numerous corporate and private collections in New York, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas and Missouri.
At 30, Nicole took her first art class at the Kansas City Art Institute and was the1996 KCAI Valedictorian.
In 2011, Nicole founded InterUrban ArtHouse, a Non-Profit dedicated to purchase and renovate an under-utilized industrial building into affordable art studios and community cultural space.  Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts have marked it as a national pilot in the field of Creative Placemaking.  Several grants later, the ArtHouse runs 5 programs: “ArtSmart” for schools, “ArtsConnect” for community, “ArtMatters” for studio skills, “ArtWorks” for entrepreneurialism and “ArtHeals” for art therapy.
We are now entering our 10th year of operation. We own 1-acre of land with a 10,000 sq. ft. industrial building where 19 studios, hold 33 resident artists, 5 programs, and 3.5 staff artists. The United States Post Office is our tenant and pays monthly rent that helps support our costs.
Occasionally, Nicole has time for a complete thought; she does not do windows.  Otherwise she makes art.

We will be meeting in person this week at the Gallery, however a Zoom link for this meeting will be emailed to members who cannot attend in person. If you would like to visit as a guest, please email Executive Director Mandy Sheldon.

Please continue to check our Facebook page and for updates.
Last Week's Meeting
September 23, 2021
The meeting was held at The Gallery at 14th & Main with select Rotarians participating via Facebook Live and Zoom. Lunch seating was arranged to accommodate four individuals per table.
President Tony brought the group to order at 12:08 with words of fellowship and welcome. Followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, Karl Ploeger’s invocation centered on the Book of Matthew, Chapter 25, and the lesson to provide food, drink, garments, and welcome to those in need. Mandy Sheldon introduced five guests in attendance at the meeting, in addition to our speaker for the day.
President Tony acknowledged the Women of Rotary’s role in greeting arrivals today. He then identified three individuals with club anniversaries this week: Bill Popplewell, 42 years; Greg Kallos, 38 years; and Harlan Stamper, 29 years.
Past President Peter Ho took the stage with three new Club 13 Members needing formal introduction. Jackson Granstaff, a financial analyst with Virtus Insurance, joined Rotary to contribute to our efforts of Service Above Self. Karl Ploeger, chief development officer for City Union Mission, is eager to continue the Mission’s long involvement with Rotary. Nathan Guthrie, a chiropractic physician in Shawnee, joined Club 13 to increase his involvement with the community.
Past President David Hanzlick approached the lectern to speak of the Centennial Campaign in support of the Rotary Youth Camp, and call attention to pledge cards on the tables. President Tony announced that Rotarian Joe Privitera has exited sick bay and he remains grateful for the warm wishes he received. Further, the Downtown Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, 9/27 at 12:00pm. The Satellite Club will gather on Tuesday, 9/28 at Tower Tavern at 5:30pm. The next phase of the Group Study Exchange Project takes place between November 6th and 10th, with guests from Malawi visiting our community. Home hosts are needed for this group.
Bill Kort introduced our guest speaker, Tony Jones, CBE, the Nerman Family President of the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI). Mr. Jones came to Kansas City temporarily in 2015, at the invitation of the late Stephen Metzler, after distinguished terms of service at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Art Institute of Chicago. A Welsh native of the United Kingdom, he is an accomplished scholar and administrator. His presentation titled Rockhill: Two Showrooms and a Factory explained the relationship between the Kemper Museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum, and KCAI while highlighting recent developments on the institute campus.
The roots of KCAI link back to the home of August Meyer, a mining engineer who made his fortune through founding Leadville, Colorado. The mansion at the heart of the campus, originally surrounded by a carefully designed arboretum, passed to Meyer’s widow, who then sold it to Howard Vanderslice. Vanderslice gifted the property in 1928 to aid the drawing and illustration club that grew into KCAI. In all, the surrounding campus now covers 16.5 acres. Mr. Jones emphasized the updates made to the physical campus since his arrival, primarily to maintain both the recruiting profile and teaching resources of the school. They started with the Vanderslice mansion, which was in a scruffy state, and worked outward to other corners of the campus. New residence halls have supplemented 1960s structures, a new classroom building now serves students in all fields of study for their foundation courses, and particular teaching studios now have contemporary infrastructure. The streetcar extension along Main Street is anticipated to bring approximately 150,000 additional visitors to the KCAI campus each year, which informs their future landscaping plans.
Students at KCAI, reported Mr. Jones, come from along the Interstate 35 corridor, from every state between Canada and Mexico. The school’s history with Walt Disney, Thomas Hart Benton, and Nick Cave make it a destination, although trends do come and go over time. While their degree programs in ceramics and fiber are of remarkable quality, student enrollment at present favors illustration and animation. In closing, he announced that he would step down as KCAI president in July of 2022.
Mr. Jones then fielded a range of questions on campus tours for the community, enrollment growth and student housing, and how the pandemic has increased demand for space in the residence halls.
President Tony thanked Mr. Jones for his comments and presented the customary Club 13 pen to him in appreciation.
Next week, our guest speaker will be Nicole Emmanuel, founder of InterUrban Arthouse.
President Tony concluded the club meeting by citing the thoughts of Leo Buscaglia: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the small act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” The Rotary 4-Way Test closed the session.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee for the 2021 Rotary Election has been selected, and the members are: Kara Bennett, Joan Caulfield, David Hanzlick, Peter Ho, Rick Hughes, David McCaughey, Joe Privitera, Randy Sisk, Robert Thompson and Martha Voight. You are welcome to contact any of these members if you have a suggestion for a nomination for President-elect Nominee/Secretary-Treasurer or Board Member Candidates. 
The committee will meet on October 6, 2021. Nominees will be printed in the Buzz Saw in late October. Ballots will be handed out at the November 18 meeting.
Construction Update
After a couple of “scratch my head” delays, the new fire hydrant water line and the line for the Health Lodge/Admin Bldg are well on the way to being complete!  Now the Southern Jackson County Fire Protection District will have one more way to cool our campers off during the summer!!!
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.  The book is available by mail order through the Rainy Day Books web site or call the store for curb-side pickup.  The discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, October 11, 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
About the book:
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people.  Nicknamed “Zippy” for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears.  In this witty and lovingly told memoir Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period – people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of shear joy, Haven Kimmel’s straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Masks are required to be worn in the Gallery when not eating or drinking.
Thank you!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Oct 06, 2021 4:30 PM
Community Service Meeting
Oct 07, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Oct 09, 2021
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Oct 11, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Oct 12, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Oct 13, 2021 4:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Oct 14, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Oct 16, 2021
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Oct 20, 2021 4:30 PM
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In Search of Lost Time, the Stories of Our Ancestors
Oct 28, 2021
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Bowling News
by Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary!!
Week three almost saw a 300 game!! Curtis Grimsley was on his way until the 10th!! Alas, he fell a bit short, but still, A 289!! John Lawrence was the other over 200 game, with a 225.
Notable splits included Kay Roscoe with a 3/7, which was fun to watch, except I was bowling against her, but still cool. Martha Hoffman scored a 3/9/10 split on one of her games. We've got a fair number of kids bowling with their parents this year, which is great to see! Truly is a family atmosphere.
As always, please feel free to drop in on Wednesday's after 4:30 to watch and support!

The Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, September 28th, 5:30 PM in the meeting room at the Tower Tavern, 401 East 31st Street.  Dennis McKeehan will serve as Moderator and, following networking, Rotarian Brad Kleindl will speak on the Club 13 international service projects. Club 13 has multiple international service projects including Shoes for Orphan Souls, hosting the African Group Study Exchange team, a Monarch butterfly project, and Project C.U.R.E. a medical supply organization. There will be a short discussion on the October social event and the meeting will end with the Four Way Test. All Club 13 members are welcome to attend.

Rotary Youth Camp Update
Camp is all about trying new things and building confidence in who you are. This summer we watched many campers learn how to dive, all the while being cheered on by their peers. Feeling safe to learn something new without worrying about failure is all part of our life-changing mission and summer camp is the perfect place for it! By the end of the day our campers were all diving like pros and smiling even bigger.