This Week's Meeting - Nov. 10
Our Speaker this week is Eric Burger, Shelter KC. His topic will be, "Homelessness and the Holidays."
Eric comes to Shelter KC with nearly forty years of rescue mission experience, beginning during high school. Most recently, he served as executive director of Highway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview, Texas. His experience includes nearly twenty years as executive director, four years as associate director and twelve years as director of youth services. He has served at six rescue mission ministries from Seattle, WA to Atlantic City, NJ. He also has been involved with many other related organizations, including Citygate Network/Association of Gospel Missions. Eric and his wife, Robbyn, have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
Last Week's Meeting
November 3, 2022
President Eric Bubb called the meeting to order and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, after which Julio Dotel provided with an Invocation. 
Club Anniversaries were noted as follows: Peter Ho   22 years – Nov 2ndBrent  Worley     17 years – Nov 3rd  
Francis Karanu, originally from Kenya, provided a video presentation on Project Cure, which is an upcoming November 22 project. Project Cure provides medical supplies to 134 countries though 30,000 volunteers! The upcoming Nov 22 event is sponsored by the Satellite Club.
RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute):  Eric announced that a new class was starting up in January. Eric shared his experience, recommending it to any and all with interests in Rotary or any organization’s leadership.  Eric noted that he wished he had taken it much earlier. Marc Horner presented Eric with his RLI certificate. (Marc Horner has been one of the instructors.)
Salvation Army – Red Kettle:  Bell Ringing – Eric noted that our schedule begins November 19th and go online to register.
Westside CAN Center Toy Drive:  We have committed to provide 50 toys this year. You can order on Amazon and ship directly to Westside Can. Monetary donations are also welcome. A sign-up email will be sent after today’s meeting.
Rotary at Uptown Lounge – On Friday Nov 11th at 7 pm (formerly Dave’s Uptown) (an upscale cocktail and piano bar at 3400 Main Street, KCMO), we will have an informal gathering. We are responsible for our own for food & drinks.  Sounds like fun for a Friday evening.
11/14   Ramblin Rotarians at Overland Park Rotary Club (Noon meeting)
11/11   Rotary at the Uptown Lounge
11/22   Rotary After Hours at Project C.U.R. E. (sponsored by the Satellite Club)
12/08   Holiday Party – December 8th at Drexel Hall (3301 Baltimore, KCMO )
PROGRAM: Topic:  “The Stock Market:  Should We Be Greedy or Run for Cover”Bill Kort (Club 13 member) with financial services experience since 1968 until his retirement in 2012.  For the last ten years Bill has been managing his own portfolio, blogging and enjoying life with his wife of 48 years, his children and grandchildren. 
Scrivner’s Random Thoughts from the Bill Kort’s discussion:  We hear the dreaded “R” word Recession.  Recession is a slowing down in economic activity.  A  lot of what we are seeing is part of an ongoing longstanding economic cycle running its course.
We hear about Inflation and “QE”  or Quantitative Easing, which occurs when the Federal Reserve buy bonds out of the market to slow the economic activity (less liquidity $$ in the markets).  BUT when the Fed buy $4B (billion) out of the whole markets’ $250B per day, it sounds more impressive than factually the case.  The “Supply Chain” issues are real, but are slowly unwinding.
Immigration Policy.  We used to believe that 5% (unemployment) was “full employment” but now 3 ½ % is considered full employment.  Employer can’t hire enough employees, particularly at the low-end labor market.
Energy Policy.  The Keystone pipeline project, if approved would be several years out before construction completed, plus there would be legal challenges along the way. This has been a red herring. Energy companies already have inventory of undrilled upon rights.  One company Apache has a 10-year inventory of drilling rights.  Oil companies fear, among other considerations, the electric cars.  Instead of using their money to drill, the energy companies are paying the funds out to shareholders through increased dividends and stock buybacks. 
Globalization. We are shipping jobs overseas, resulting in reduced numbers of manufacturing job here.  The balance of power is with the employers.
Inflation: China & India’s economies are expanding, creating growing middle classes, with increasing demands for more products & services for them.  This serves to further fuel inflation.  Traditionally stocks have been viewed as an Inflation Hedge.  The companies behind those stocks have hard assets and can raise their prices.
Be “Greedy: History can be instructive, if not repetitive.  We have seen all this before.  In 1974 we had inflation & the Iranian Revolution.  Oil went from $3 per barrel to $12 then $40 per barrel.  The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in 1974 was 7.5% and 12.5% in 1984.  The S& P 500 in 1974 was 72.56 and in 1980 133. (Currently the S & P is at 3,752.)  It is best to stay invested (versus market timing – in & out) in high quality diversified stocks.  (Profitably trading stocks is hard work.)  When people are scared, be greedy.  (We get enough fuel for scaring us in the daily media.)
TODAY’S QUOTE:   “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
President Eric Bubb wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test:
As an ongoing 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].
Also: our Rotary Youth Camp is the oldest continuing Rotary project in the world !!
After Hours at Project CURE
Sponsored by the Satellite Club
November 22, 2022
Join Rotary After Hours at Project C.U.R.E.
Franciscan Mission Warehouse
Hunt Midwest – SubTropolis Caves
8300 NE Underground Drive, Pillar 374
Kansas City, MO 64161
Very similar to the community service we have performed at Harvesters in the past, we hope to have 20-25 people to help prepare medical supplies for shipment to hospitals and clinics overseas. We will meet at the Project C.U.R.E. lunchroom for a light supper of sandwiches and Rotary fellowship beforehand. This will be a fun, engaging and hands on experience! Spouses/friends are welcomed!
5:30-6:00pm: Light Supper
6:00-8:00pm: Packing in Warehouse
Since 1987 Project C.U.R.E. has been delivering lifesaving equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world. They are the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief touching the lives of children and families in more than 135 countries! 
The Project C.U.R.E. signup link is: http://kcrotaryclub13.projectcure.volunteerhub.comWith questions, please contact Tony Andresen or Sally Bibb.
Westside CAN Center Toy Drive
Help us give a happy holiday to children in Kansas City! We have committed to 50 gifts for the Westside CAN Center, monetary donations are also acceptable via checks mailed or delivered, or given to one of the community service committee members to drop off. You can sign up at this link. (please avoid toy "guns" such as Nerf guns, etc.) We know it may be difficult to find toys for older kids, so Target or Walmart Gift cards are also accepted. 
We are also asking looking for volunteers to help deliver these item on December 10 - please see Lee Brumitt if you can help. 
Gifts/donations are $15/gift - please stay consistent as many families have multiple children and it is hard when they vary greatly in value.
Thank you from Innocent Magambi
Thank you so much for allowing me to bring Innocent Magambi to the club to speak about refugees in Africa. He has sent me the following thank you. Additional copies of his book “Refugee for Life” are available at if any of you missed out on the opportunity to get them while we were visiting.
"In my lifetime of living as a refugee first, and later advocating for the rights of those who are still encamped, I have often felt alone. The feeling of trying to attract attention to longstanding injustice in the midst of apparent disinterest, often from people who have made a career in international aid, can be crushing in the long term.
At Rotary I have found compassionate people willing to engage with a situation which is far removed from their home and from their lived experience. I have felt hope that refugees in Malawi need not continue to be ignored, that together we can uplift some of their unnecessary suffering. Please pass my deepest gratitude to all the five Clubs we visited, and let them know that if any member would like to find out more about the vision and plans of Inua, the website is a good starting point. Financial support can be routed through our USA partner Links  and finally offers unique products designed by my wife and handcrafted by artisans living in and around Dzaleka refugee camp, perfect for the upcoming holidays." 
Best regards
Innocent Magambi
Founder & Board member -There Is Hope 
Cell: +265 882 717 995 / 999 950 573
Rotary Night at the Uptown Lounge
The Uptown Lounge is a new upscale cocktail lounge and piano bar located at 3400 Main, KCMO, in the historic Hyde Park district. The Lounge features live music and craft cocktails Tuesday through Saturday evenings. There will be a Rotary Night at the Uptown Lounge on Friday, November 11th, 7:00 PM.  Alan Stribling will play the piano and sing beginning at 7:00 PM and Mike Rorah will perform at 9:00 PM. This will be an enjoyable evening of good music, lively conversation and warm fellowship. There is no cover charge or fee to attend, however, each person will buy their own drinks. It will be helpful to have an estimated number of attendees, so please RSVP through Club Runner by November 9th.  
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022, 6:30 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton is a thoughtful picaresque novel set mostly in the Kansas Territory shortly before the Civil War. Narrator Lidie Harkness grows up in Quincy, Illinois, a tomboyish burden to her several older stepsisters, and leaps at the chance to marry Thomas Newton, a soft-spoken abolitionist who's bent on helping the "free-staters" dedicated to protecting Kansas against those who would make it a slave state. Missourians crossing the border wreak havoc on such hotbeds of abolitionist activity as Lawrence (near which the Newtons settle), and Thomas is soon one of many casualties. Lidie—who'd become an even more ardent free-stater than her husband—thereafter sets off on an eastward journey seeking revenge and finding instead an unexpected empowerment. 
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Rotary Election 2022
The Nominating Committee has met and set a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors for the 2022 Election. Ballots will be available at the November 17th meeting. Photos and Bios of the Candidates will be in next week's Buzz Saw. 
Upcoming Events
Ramblin' Rotarians at Overland Park Rotary
DoubleTree Hotel - Sedona Room
Nov 14, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Nov 16, 2022 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Nov 19, 2022
Rotary After Hours at CURE
Project CURE
Nov 22, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Bagel Run
Nov 26, 2022
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Nov 30, 2022
Bagel Run
Dec 03, 2022
Rotary Holiday Party
Drexel Hall
Dec 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 10, 2022
Bagel Run
Dec 17, 2022
View entire list
Nov 17, 2022
What Just Happened: Election Analysis
Nov 24, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 22, 2022
Dec 29, 2022
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Bowling News
By Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary club 13!
The bowling teams got together again last week for our weekly session of bowling fun. It was a great night of Rotary fellowship and fun. My team happened to be next to the team led by President Eric Bubb, who boldly claimed before we started that he was going to roll all three of his games at 200 or above, a prophecy that never quite materialized for him. Of course, his primary ball was themed from the animation of Puss in boots, so that automatically counts against him. However, we all had our normal good time.
200 games:
John Lawrence-226, 210, 224
Eric Bubb-208
Chris Grimsley-213
Notable splits:
Dave Boone-5/6/10
Marc McCarty-5/8/10
As always, we welcome visitors and spectators at all times.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to kickoff our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Drive! THIS YEAR OUR HELP IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER! There are opportunities to ring on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the first two Saturdays of December. Many of you have favorite times, places and friends to ring with; so please get together, and sign up NOW! The link to sign up is below.

November 14, Noon - 1:00 PM
Overland Park Rotary Club
Double Tree Hotel, Sedona Room
10100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
Lunch Cost $25
Speaker Dr. Tonya Merrigan
Superintendent Blue Valley School District
Click here to Sign Up
RSVP by Nov 9

Rotary Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
Your Rotary Youth Camp hosted the first of many Boy Scout Troop Thanksgiving meals this past weekend.  The smoker showed up Friday afternoon and the cooking began!  Many troops have the tradition of hosting their parents and grandparents to a feast at the camp each year. 
A Dollar a Day Keeps the Campers at Play! #GIvingTuesday

With the giving season starting to take off, we here at Rotary Youth Camp would like to tell you about #GivingTuesday.

 This year, as we participate in Giving Tuesday, we are looking for donors that will participate in "A Dollar a Day Keeps the Campers at Play." We are asking to donations that equal a day for the whole month (a total of $30) to go towards our camp. Every donation goes towards our camp operations and the changes that continue to make it make this THE BEST place to be for campers!

To donate use the QR code in our photo, or click on this link.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciate by the Rotary Youth Camp. THANK YOU! 


November Birthdays
Fred Drummond, 11/4
Jane Lee, 11/4
Carl DiCapo, 11/7
Randy Sisk, 11/8
Bob Hechler, 11/12
Toni Dorrell, 11/15
Jackson Granstaff, 11/17
Madaline Walter, 11/20
Jim Winn, 11/21
John Reynolds, 11/25
Jared Campbell, 11/27