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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
July 21, 2022
Our Speaker this week is Shawn Muller, Managing Broker, VP, ReeceNichols the Village. His topic is "Dispelling the Chicken Little Myth in our Housing Market."
Shawn is a 21-year veteran of the Kansas City residential real estate industry. During that time, he has worn many hats spanning everything from luxury sales to foreclosures to property management. Much of his career has been focused on the mentorship and education of fellow Realtors. Since 2017, he has worked in a leadership capacity as a Managing Broker for ReeceNichols. He currently serves on the Forms Committee for the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors.
 
-BGS, Theatre & Film, University of Kansas
-MBA, Grantham University
Last Week's Meeting
July 14, 2022
 
President, Eric Bubb  enthusiastically called the meeting to order then provided us with the meeting’s invocation, the Prayer of Serenity.  Eric welcomed guests and Club Members. Our Greeters were the Club 13 July birthday members.
 
Club  AnniversariesDavid  Hanzlick (10 yrs,  July 12th)     
Sick Bay - Great news -- nobody !!
Announcements:        
  Friendship Exchange with Monterrey Mexico Rotarians for Sept 23-29 (Butterfly Boxcar event)
  Heartland Chamber Music Festival  -- July 28 – Aug 7th (volunteers needed)
  Westside Back to School Pep Rally – July 29th   (volunteers needed)
  Sunflowers for Ukraine   - Barb Dolci (fundraiser for Ukraine cause)
 
PROGRAM:
Immediate Past President, Tony Andresen, introduced our speaker, Bobbi Jo Reed of the Healing House-Kansas City. Today’s program was a tale or sharing of two stories, (1) Bobbi Jo’s personal history which led her to start the (2) Healing House and its growth. 
 
Bobbi Jo’s father operated a bar in KCKS, in which she began working after school & on Saturdays at early age. As a chubby kid (poor internal self-image & personal insecurity), with a bad home life and little to no family oversight, Bobbi Jo began drinking at age 12. “Alcohol transformed me into the person I had always wanted to be: funny, popular and cute. I felt like I fit in.” At age 15, Bobbi Jo sustained serious injuries due to a car accident, requiring her to live in metal body cast and taking Valium, Librium and Darvocet for the next year. Her drinking continued and she was raped while still in the body cast.  Her alcoholism continued for the next 22 years with serious side effects such as serious beatings, emotional abuse, lying, stealing, sex, homeless life on the streets. She escaped jail time by entering drug and alcohol treatment programs. She thought she met Mr. Right in the treatment program, and after two years of sobriety, she received a severe beating and was back into whiskey and crack. The cycle of abusive relationships (more Mr. Rights) continued leading to a long journey of “incomprehensible demoralization” and the street life of a homeless woman. Just when she starting to reestablish a relationship with her father, he died.  Shortly thereafter she took her last drink and cared for her mother for the next 3 ½ years until her death from cancer.  
 
Bobbi Jo had been invited to a church service and finally attended. Bobbi Jo prayed for some relief in her life.  With her mother’s passing, she felt truly alone and prayed to God to keep her from drinking. Bobbi Jo needed a purpose.  She remembered her time in drug & alcohol treatment programs and the periods shortly thereafter. Those detox programs might only last for 5 to 30 days, with no place to go thereafter. Those individuals needed basic items such as toothbrushes & soap, which she then brought to them, along with cholate chip cookies. After her parents’ death, Bobbi Jo was able to sell her share of the house for $50,000.  With that seed money, she was able to buy a beaten down old nursing home with 23 bedrooms in a very bad neighborhood. She and friends were able to fix it up and local street women (some with kids) could move in. With the equity of the improved 1st building, Bobbi Jo was able to buy an abandoned apartment building nearby. Beginning in 2002, the Healing House has grown to provide 200 beds among 13 homes and 3 apartment complexes, having served over 10,000 individuals. Bobbi Jo’s idea of helping others has evolved into the Healing House, a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide sober living housing and the support services needed to help those committed to overcoming their substance use disorder find healing and purpose in life again.
 
The Quote of the Day: "In case no one told you today, God loves you and so do I."  Bobbi Jo Reed.
 
President Eric Bubb  wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test.
 
[as a quick scrivener’s note: our local Club 13 Rotary organization has at least three main legs (like a three legged stool) KCRClub 13 with its various committees; KCRCFoundation (primarily to support the Rotary Youth Camp); and the Rotary Youth Camp, [each with its own separate board].
Sunflowers for Ukraine

Did you read this month in our Rotary International Magazine about Rotary support for Ukraine? Now you can join in this opportunity to support Ukraine to remain an independent country from Russia. “Sunflowers for Ukraine” began in Kansas City by a homestay host with Global Ties KC who wanted to help the victims of the war-torn disaster of the Ukrainian Homeland. Aligning with the US Ukrainian Foundation and Rotary Kyiv International you can contribute, knowing every dime will go directly to the needs of the people. Rotary Clubs all over Ukraine network to help with evacuation, medical needs, orphan support, and housing in areas of most need for its vulnerable citizens.

Many artists have responded to action by creating over 40 images of Sunflowers that will be on display for auction at Meadowbrook Club House in Prairie Village from July 9-August 5. “Sunflowers for Ukraine” will conclude with an event there on August 5 from 5:30-7:00 pm. The auction will close at the conclusion of the event. Click here to view a PDF version of the flyer with links to the event and auction!

Westside CAN Back to School Pep Rally
 
Heartland Chamber Music Festival
The Heartland Chamber Music summer Festival is an exciting 9 days of chamber music, orchestra, master classes, student and faculty performances and more! Each summer advanced string and piano students ages 12 and older are selected by audition to work one-on-one with internationally renowned faculty members that have gathered for the festival with the purpose of inspiring and nurturing the students’ development.
 
The festival is nine days and requires many volunteers to run smoothly. Volunteers are needed JULY 28 - AUGUST 7TH for student check in, supervising lunch, helping students find their classrooms, to ushers for concerts. Sprouts & The Symphony Concert needs help with organizing the brief reception after the concert and many volunteers to usher families to the green room before the concert, helping lead kids on stage for the performance, showing families where to sit. Click here to sign up to volunteer!
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
 
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Upcoming Events
Ramblin' Rotarians
NKC Parks & Recreation Center
Jul 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Bagel Run
Jul 23, 2022
 
Satellite Club Meeting
Tower Tavern
Jul 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Heartland Chamber Music Festival
Midwest Trust Center - JCCC
Jul 29, 2022 – Aug 06, 2022
 
Westside Back to School Pep Rally
Westside CAN Center
Jul 29, 2022
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Bagel Run
Jul 30, 2022
 
Bagel Run
Aug 06, 2022
 
Women of Rotary Pool Party
Aug 09, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
MarkOne
Aug 10, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Bagel Run
Aug 13, 2022
 
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Speakers
Jul 21, 2022
"Dispelling the Chicken Little Myth in our Housing Market"
Jul 28, 2022
“Healthcare Finance Post Pandemic, Navigating Uncharted Territory”
Aug 04, 2022
State of the Oil and Gas Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
Aug 11, 2022
The Kansas City Autism Training Center...Autism Services in Kansas City
Aug 18, 2022
Helping Kids Succeed with Lowrider Bike Club
Aug 25, 2022
“Attracting and Retaining Good Employees – How to Build a Healthy, High-Performance Culture.”
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Friday, July 22, 2022
Noon – 1:00 PM
NKC Parks & Recreation Center
 
1201 Clark Ferguson Drive, North Kansas City  
Lunch Cost $10
 
Club 13 Rotarians are invited to attend the North Kansas City Rotary Club luncheon on Friday, July 22, 2022. NKC Club President Valerie Anderson welcomes us. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 19, if you plan to attend. Click here to sign up.

The Rotary 13 Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, July 26, in the meeting room at Tower Tavern, 401 East 31st Street, KCMO, at 5:30 PM.  There will be a discussion on upcoming service projects and social events.

SAVE THE DATE
The Monarch Butterfly Boxcar Relay event will be in Kansas City at Union Station on Saturday, September 24th! 
 
Did You Know...
One of the best things you can do for monarchs and pollinators is to plant habitat. Even a few plants can make an impact! Monarchs need nectar plants to fuel their breeding and migration and native milkweed to lay their eggs.
 
Check out these habitat tips and tricks: bit.ly/GardeningForMonarchs
See what milkweeds are native to your region: bit.ly/MilkweedFactSheet
Discover native nectar plants for your area: xerces.org/monarchs/monarch-nectar-plant-guides
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