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Jan 04, 2018
A Changing China: Today and Tomorrow
Jan 11, 2018
Encountering an Active Shooter
Jan 18, 2018
Longevity Economics: Not Just for Old People
Jan 25, 2018
Everything Truman
Feb 08, 2018
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Jan 09, 2018
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Jan 11, 2018 11:00 AM
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Jan 11, 2018 11:00 AM
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Jan 11, 2018 11:00 AM
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Jan 17, 2018 4:00 PM
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Jan 18, 2018 10:00 AM
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Jan 24, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Jan 24, 2018 4:00 PM
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Jan 29, 2018
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Jan 31, 2018 4:24 PM
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Feb 08, 2018 11:00 AM
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Feb 13, 2018
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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
January 4, 2018
Our Speaker this week Dr. Bob Gamer, Professor Emeritus Political Science, UMKC. His topic will be "A Changing China: Today and Tomorrow."
Dr. Robert Gamer received his undergraduate education at Monmouth College, Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University. He was the first American on the faculty of the University of Singapore, from 1964 to 1968, and has been on a member of the Political Science Department at the University of Missouri - Kansas City since that time, and Professor Emeritus since 2008.
His books include The Politics of Urban Development in Singapore, The Developing Nations, and Governments and Politics in a Changing World. His, Understanding Contemporary China, has gone into five editions.
Dr. Gamer has visited China many times. He was a visiting lecturer at Hangzhou University during the demonstrations which led up to the Tiananmen Square killings in 1989, and spent the summer visiting remote locations of southwest China. He was a member of a 10-member delegation of American scholars to the Republic of China sponsored by Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry in 2000.
In 2001, Dr. Gamer was an invited participant in an international symposium in Beijing sponsored by the Carter Center and the Ministry of Civil Affairs on local elections in China. In 2005 he gave a paper on business development in China and chaired a panel at a conference of the Association of Chinese Political Studies in San Francisco.
During the spring of 2007 he took a six week tour of China, including traversing the Silk Road by train, and travel around Tibet, returning via the new high train between Lhasa and Beijing. In 2011, he spent two weeks visiting minority villages in southwest China.
Dr. Gamer served as President of the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation from 2011-2015. He arranged their symposium in Kansas City in 2014 and made travel arrangements for the delegation to the 2016 symposium in Beijing.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
December 28, 2017
President David McCaughey called the Last Meeting of the Year to order after hamburger and hot dog fare and welcomed the children and grandchildren to lunch and the young and Young at Heart (and there were many) said “Thanks!” An energetic Charlie Huffman led all in singing one of the Top 10 Songs of all time, “God Bless America,” followed by another one that has topped the charts over the years, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The youngest at heart, Carl Bolte, accompanied in fine form per usual. President David led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer of the past and the future delivered by Rick Hughes. Mandy Sheldon welcomed a Rotarian visiting from North Dakota and asked the kids to stand along with their parents/grandparents. Two Rotarians were nearing their two-year Club Anniversary, Jared Campbell and Rex Newcomer.
Past President Chuck Eddy then introduced our special guest, Magician Terry Magelssen who began to enthrall with his “magishing.” He worked through several tricks with his own magical musical accompaniment and with the assistance of Will on the tissue paper trick, Sidney on the “bag and egg” trick, Sophia on the “rings” trick, and Spencer fronting various tricks using hands remarkably larger than his own.  
President David adjourned the enjoyable meeting with this to ponder as you make resolutions for the New Year: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Heavy but true. 
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Happy New Year! We are looking for a couple new Bagel Run Captains for 2018. Captains are responsible for finding the weekly volunteer to pick up and deliver bagels for one month out of the year. We are looking for a Captain for April, October and November. Please let Mandy know if you would like to help!
Trivia and Literacy!!! 
Attention Tyros and all Rotarians - The Literacy Committee is recruiting a Team of 10 for Literacy KC’s Books, Brains, and Boulevard – January 29, 2018, 5:30-8:30pm at Boulevard Brewing Co. The entry fee is $45 per person. Attendees enjoy beer and wine donated by Boulevard, pizza, and entry to a trivia team. There is also a raffle, a series of sweet treats, and trivia lifelines that are available for purchase throughout the evening. Contact Dan Nenonen at to join the team!