This Week's Meeting
May 25, 2023
This Week is the Memorial Meeting.
We will be remembering members Denny Bolte, Carl DiCapo, Bill Gray and Karl Roscoe who passed away this past Rotary year. 
Last Week's Meeting
May 18, 2023
The meeting began after Pres. Bubb discovered that people hear him much better when his microphone is turned on.  After everyone was welcomed, we stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  Then, while we remained standing, Brad Kleindl  brought forth an invocation that consisted of a Little League Leaguer’s thoughts and dreams about playing baseball.
Guests at the meeting today were recognized by Club Executive Director, Mandy Sheldon.  Then Jonathan Kemper’s forty years of club membership were recognized, followed by a report that member Steve Burger is recovering at home from foot surgery.
The stalwart members of the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation Board were our greeters for a day.  Jim Porter and Linn Mills presented a trophy and a review of his many contributions to the financial health and community standing of the Club for many years to club member Gary McEachen. 
Reminders and reports included P.P. Tony Andresen with a word or two about the pep rally to remind us about KC Day.   Also we heard about coming dues and lunch costs increases.  Only slight.  First time in many years.
Calendar event reminders were made about the Camp Work Day on May 20, a gathering at the New Theatre Restaurant to enjoy the “Million Dollar Quartet” on May 23, and the delivery of their projects to the kids at Geet for Kinds on June 3. See the Buzzsaw for details.
President to be Some Day Jared Campbell introduced our speaker for the day, Laura Ziegler, who began her career in broadcast news in the 1980s, beginning here with an interlude in Washington, DC, and finally back here, where she has covered news in the Midwest for over 30 years.  During that time she’s held various positions at KC’s NPR (National Public Radio) while raising three children.  In recent years she has worked as the station’s first “community engagement reporter”.  In that role her job is to work with various segments of the community to uncover ignored or misrepresented stories, and to help people find ways to improve the quality of their lives and communities.
Ms. Ziegler describes her work as “Community Engagement and Solutions Journalism,”, i.e., “Radio from the Grass Roots.”  Using many slides, she discussed the aspects of her work and the intended impact she (and the radio station) strive to have on the community.
It is easy to think of the role of radio (and TV) stations as providing interesting entertainment for the community.  Ms. Ziegler did a good job of emphasizing the efforts of broadcast radio to go beyond entertainment and to serve as a voice for all segments of the community, in a way to expands the health and quality of living for everyone.
After Ms. Ziegler concluded her remarks, Pres. Bubb returned to the podium to remind us of coming events and to leave us with the following quote, “A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.” Kevin Hall”
A recitation of the 4-way test brought the meeting to a close.
KC Day & Pep Rally
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Pep Rally, and everyone who volunteered on Friday!
Geeks for Kids Delivery Day
Please join us for the Geeks for Kids Delivery Day Celebration on June 3 (or the 17th if we get rained out on the 3rd). Delivery Day is the best day of our year, and we hope that it will be one of your favorites too. It’s like Christmas on steroids. Join us as 64 kids receive the #Power2Play.  We need 100+ good-hearted volunteers to make this event a success.  
Please feel free to invite your friends and family.  Everyone is welcome at LEARN events.  Just give us a heads up about the number of people who will be joining us so that we will be sure to have enough food, water, etc.

Click here to register!
The Details
Date: Saturday, June 3
Rain Date:  Saturday, June 17
Time: 1 to 5p for Guests
11a to 6p for Volunteers
Location:  Porsche Kansas City
9400 W. 65 Street, Merriam, KS 66203
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book The Omega Factor by Steve Berry.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome. The group will meet at Rainy Day Books, however, Zoom will be available for those you cannot attend in person.
Date: Monday, June 12, 2023, 6:30 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
The Ghent Altarpiece is the most violated work of art in the world.  Thirteen times it has been vandalized, dismantled, or stolen. Why?  What secrets does it hold? Enter UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, who works for the United Nations’ Cultural Liaison and Investigative Office (CLIO).  Nick’s job is to protect the world’s cultural artifacts—from countless lesser-known objects to national treasures. When Nick travels to Belgium for a visit with a woman from his past, he unwittingly stumbles on the trail of the twelfth panel for the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934 under cover of night and never seen since. From the tranquil canals of Ghent, to the towering bastions of Carcassonne, and finally into an ancient abbey high in the French Pyrenees, Nick Lee must confront a modern-day religious crusade intent on eliminating a shocking truth from humanity’s past.  Success or failure—life and death—all turn on the Omega Factor.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Dinner at the Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp
Jun 01, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 03, 2023
Geeks for Kids Delivery Day
Porsche Kansas City
Jun 03, 2023
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Community Service Meeting
Kill Devil
Jun 08, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 10, 2023
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 14, 2023
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Jun 15, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 17, 2023
Bagel Run
Jun 24, 2023
5th Thursday After Hours @ Minsky's
Minsky's Pizza
Jun 29, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
View entire list
Jun 08, 2023
Building a Love for Sailing in the Kansas City Area and Beyond
Jun 15, 2023
Kansas City Now & Then: 1968-2023
Jun 22, 2023
Jun 29, 2023
Please attend the 5th Thursday Social at Minsky's
View entire list

Rotary Youth Camp Update
by Laurie Mozley
We had quite the turnout for Saturday’s work day, 70+ people spent the morning getting the camp ready for summer!  Tents are up, pool furniture is out, kitchen is clean as well as the dining hall windows, tables and chairs.  Trees and flowers were planted and staked and our 5 gallon bucket gardens are ready to grow!  Cabins are stocked and doors are on, each one has a special rock with a message and other rocks are tucked in around camp.  The wagons campers use to haul their belongings to the cabins got a fresh coat of paint and the grass was mowed and other areas weed eated.  Besides Club 13, Rotarians from Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Sunrise/Sunset, Leawood, Eastern Independence, and Raytown Rotary Clubs helped as well as Boy Scout Troops 264 and 195.


by Victor C. Kleinschmit
Someone's child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone's foe.

An unmarked grave, fields of green,
Resting quiet,
Just eighteen.

Winds of freedom, wash us now,
Remember him,
This I vow.