The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
June 17, 2021
Our Speaker this week is Doris Geide Stevenson, PhD, Professor of Economics, Weber State University. Her topic is: "Coronavirus Economics: Where is the US Economy Going?"
Doris Geide-Stevenson joined the Weber State University faculty in 1996. She is a professor of economics. She has been involved in many aspects of faculty governance at Weber State University, including the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Geide-Stevenson is a native of Germany and holds the degree of Diplom-Volkswirt from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. She earned her PhD in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her teaching focuses on global macroeconomics, international finance, money and banking. She has taught in the Goddard School MBA program since its inception and is a regular contributor to the department’s capstone course in research methods.

Geide-Stevenson’s research started out with a focus on international trade and factor movements in the context of different social policies among countries. More recently, her work has moved to the area of teaching and pedagogy and general economics.

A Zoom link for this meeting will be emailed to members, 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
June 10, 2021
The meeting was called to order by Pres. D. Hanzlick with an assignment to breakout groups, in which we were to ponder, “What are your summer travel or vacation plans?”  Off we went, considered the question, and returned shortly thereafter to the main group.  Charlie Huffman and Carl Bolte led the patriotic song, followed by a review of the list of members with June birthdays, including Bill Gray, Jerry Smith, Courtney Brooks, Kermit Bright, Charlie Huffman, Danielle Ehlers, Ross Donnell, Rich Ambler, Jessica Block, Aren Ryan, Kent Verden, Sandra Benton, Gary McEachen, and Bill Buckner.  And we sang “Happy Birthday” for them.
P.P. Peter Ho gave a thoughtful invocation of thanks, followed by recognition of guests.  Then we noted Club anniversaries, including Paul Bolin, 30 yrs., Tom Terry, 30 yrs., Dan Nenonen, 14 yr., Kelvin Beatty, 2 yrs., Eric Burger, 2 yrs.
Announcements included reminders about the Changing of the Guard meeting on July 1 at the Youth Camp, work at Sleep in Heavenly Peace on June 12, the Virtual Rotary Convention on June 12-16, and our return to meetings in the Gallery on July 8.
Mandy reported that our gross income after our work on Kansas City Day was a little over $29,000, with possibly more coming from late reports from other clubs.
P. Hanzlick introduced our speaker for the day, Debra Shultz, who is a wealth consultant with LPL financial. She's a native of the Kansas City area and is a graduate of the Shawnee Mission High School and the University of Kansas. She’s also completed work at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.  (Her father, James H. Schultz, was a Club 13 member and Paul Harris fellow.)  Ms. Schultz’s topic today is "Flag Day Remembered: How the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Honors Our Flag."
Mr. Schultz, a Korean War veteran, worked with his son and Carl DiCapo, and the Missouri Legislature to have the Memorial designated as the only State designated War Veterans Memorial in Kansas City, MO.  The Memorial is in KC Park’s Washington Square Park, at 100 East Pershing Road, in downtown Kansas City across from Union Station. The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial lists the over 900 Missourians Killed in Action, as well as the three Medal of Honor recipients from the Korean War, by Military Branch on the South Wall. The Korean War Veterans Memorial also honors Korean War Survivors.
The Korean War called 1.5 million Americans into service, and in the end, over 37,000 Americans, including the 900 Missourians and 100 from the Kansas City region, gave their lives defending freedom on the Korean Peninsula. The Memorial honors the courage and the sacrifice of these brave Missourians and works to ensure that this war is never forgotten.
Ms. Schultz described in detail the long process of bringing the Memorial into being and the many people, including veterans, local leaders, and politicians in Jefferson City who worked to make it happen.  She also described the activities that will take place this Monday, Flag Day, at the Memorial. See for details.
After the program, we heard a bit of Rotary history: “The first official Rotary flag was flown in KC, MO, in Jan.1915, atop the Baltimore Hotel.  Our past Club President, Russell Greiner was instrumental in the creation of the Rotary flag.”
The quote of the week from George Bernard Shaw was shared by Patrick Donnelly: “If you and I each have an apple, and we exchange these apples, each of us still have one apple.  If you and I share our ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”     
Recitation of the 4 Way Test ended the meeting.
Heartland Chamber Music Festival
We’re excited to announce a great volunteer opportunity through our latest Venture Fund Project. 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 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. Anyone who knows how to tune an instrument can also be utilized the day of the event. There are multiple volunteer opportunities with Sprouts during the academic year. The volunteers needed are listed here. They are also in need of photographer/videographers throughout the festival if anyone with those skill sets is interested! You can sign up with the link below or reach out to Philip Cole at
Saving the Monarch Butterfly
Several weeks ago, Club 13 joined the Rotary Club of Monterrey, Mexico, Kansas City Southern Railway Co. and Suburban Lawn and Garden to help save the monarch butterfly (mariposa) population. The international service committee of Club 13 has applied for a District Grant to help fund installation of a water treatment facility in a small Mexican village from which tourists depart to visit El Rosario, a popular Monarch Sanctuary in Michoaca'n State.
Our ecology/environment committee has helped promote sales of Monarch Mariposa Plants at Suburban Lawn and Garden by distributing flyers at the Kansas City Zoo and the Anita Gorman Discovery Center as well as sharing project sales information with other metro area Rotary clubs.
Ecology/environment committee also spearheaded identification of monarch/pollinator friendly garden areas at the Rotary Youth Camp. Camp staff, Laurie and Alli, applied for and received a $4,000 grant from the Spire company to prepare the ground and install plants in two garden areas. This project has been postponed until late September by Spire. Another part of the selected garden areas will be developed as an Eagle project. Monarch Mariposa Plants still available at Suburban Lawn and Garden as of 6/13/21 are Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Weed (a milkweed), Carex Oak Sedge, Carex Fox Sedge, Pale Coneflower, Missouri Evening Primrose, Foxglove Beard Tongue, Slender Mountain Mint, Blue Sage, Showy Goldenrod, Aromatic Aster and Curly Top Iron Weed.  Each plant is $6.99 and 50% of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of oyamel fir trees to re-populate forests in the Monarch Sanctuaries in Mexico.
Please consider adding a few monarch/pollinator plants to your own garden thus helping our efforts to save the monarch butterfly population while they are in the United States and Canada. Orders can be placed by going to and then navigating to "Monarch Mariposa Plants".
Rotary Satellite Club
The Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, June 22nd, 5:30 PM on the Patio at the Brickhouse, 400 East 31 Street, Kansas City, MO. with Taylor Jackson serving as Moderator. Following networking, Barbara Dolci will speak on the Westside CAN Center and the service projects Club 13 has partnered with the organization. The meeting will end with a short discussion on future service projects and the Four Way Test.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend. 
Hydration Station Celebration
Please join us for a (dog-friendly) celebration of the new Hydration Station at Berkley Riverfront, a partnership between Rotary Club 13 and Port KC.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Berkley Park, 1298 River Front Drive, KCMO 64120
PLEASE BRING: Your own refillable water bottle
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS: Rotary Club 13, Rotary District 6040, Port KC, Downtown Council, Tom Davis, Jared Campbell, Evie Craig and David Hanzlick
The Hydration Station will provide a publicly accessible, hygienic water source 24/7/365 for the benefit of two and four-legged downtown residents, visitors, and others. Additionally, the project will cut down on water and plastic waste by promoting the use of refillable water bottles/cups and decreasing reliance on single-use water bottles.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Thanks to all the volunteers who came out and helped this weekend! What a great event!
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
31 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
*We are currently meeting virtually via Zoom*

Countdown to July 8...
Return to In-Person Meetings!
24 Days

By David Hanzlick
On Saturday, more than a dozen members of Club 13 helped build beds for disadvantaged children in Kansas City. The ‘Sleep in Heavenly Peace’ project builds, delivers, and assembles the beds. Each step of the process was carefully designed so that no specific skills were required to help. The SHP project is supported by the Venture Fund and championed by Jessica Block. Thank you to all who participated!  (Please see the photos elsewhere in this Buzz Saw.)
I am looking forward to the dedication of the hydration station in Berkley Riverfront Park on June 29. This project will provide water to pedestrians and dogs as they enjoy walking in this fast-growing area of downtown. The Club, along with our partners – Port KC and the District 6040 grant program, and other donors have made this project possible. Huge thanks to the Downtown Committee and chair Evie Craig for bringing this project to fruition.
Please make note of the falling dates and make plans to attend:
  • Tuesday, June 29 – Dedication of the hydration station at Berkley Riverfront Park
  • Thursday, July 1 – Changing of the Guard at the Camp from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 8 – In-person club meetings resume at the Gallery!
Have a great week and remember, “Rotary Opens Opportunities!”

Jun 24, 2021
Spire’s Commitment to the Environment
Jul 01, 2021
Jul 08, 2021
Kansas City’s Hispanic Business Community; Importance, Growth and Challenges
Jul 15, 2021
KC Jazz: Thriving On A Riff
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Upcoming Events
Satellite Meeting
Brick House Patio
Jun 22, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 26, 2021
Hydration Station Celebration
Berkley Park
Jun 29, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Changing of the Guard at the Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp
Jul 01, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jul 03, 2021
In-Person Meeting at the Gallery!
The Gallery
Jul 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jul 10, 2021
Women and Friends of Rotary
Jul 13, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 14, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
The Gallery
Jul 15, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Rotary Youth Camp Update
By Allison Kelly

It feels like summer at the Rotary Youth Camp! This last weekend we hosted KIPP KC and their summer school classes for a fun day in the sun. We also had Cornerstones of Care’s graduation ceremony and celebration!
It is so good to see kids swimming in the pool and playing on our grounds again. Today, our lifeguards passed their recertification test, and are ready to keep kids safe while they enjoy our pool! Our first overnight camp comes in this Friday, and is Family Resource Center of Missouri’s family weekend! We’ve got lawn games spread throughout camp, the pool the perfect temperature, and the dining hall open- we are ready to roll!

One final "THANK YOU" to our "Groundbreaking" Sponsors for the 2021 Greater Kansas City Day
Terre & Tony Andresen
Jan Armstrong
Kara Bennett
Bob & Sally Bibb
The Bubb Team - ReeceNichols
Citizens Bank & Trust
Woody Davis
Barbara & Larry Dolci
Equity Bank
Janee' & David Hanzlick
IBEW Local Union #124/KC Chapter NECA
Leawood Rotary Club
Rusty & Cathy Macy
Linn Mills
Next Level Performers
Power Partners
Schleicher Law Firm
Thoughtful Care Inc.
Terry & Debbie Westlund
Joletta & Tom Woolwine