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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
Sept. 12, 2019
 
Our Speaker this week is District Governor Marc Horner. He will be making his official visit to Club 13.
Our Speaker this week is our District Governor Marc Horner. Marc has been married to Barbara Horner since 1978. He has two daughters: Andrea Horner and Emily Beuster; Son in Law Nathan Beuster and a Granddaughter Evelyn Beuster.
 
Marc lives in Shawnee, KS. He has been a member of Club 13 since 1994, Past President in 2011-12. He was Rotaract Committee Chair 2012-16, Camp Enterprise Committee Chair 1997-98, Chairman of the Kansas City Community Based Rotaract Committee 2011-2015, Rotary Camp Association Board of Directors, 1998-2007 and Camp Board President 2005-07. Marc is currently the Chairman of the Rotary Youth Camp (Gee's) Trustees. He was Assistant  Governor 2012-2015, District Annual Funds Chair and member of the Foundation Committee 2014-2017, Faculty Member of the Heart of America Rotary Leadership Institute 2014 - Present, Committee member District 6040 Centennial Legacy Celebration Dinner 2016-2017. Marc is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, a Rotary Foundation Benefactor Level 2, a Rotary Youth Camp Senior Benefactor.
 
Marc's hobbies include Fly Fishing, Golf and Cooking.
Last Week's Meeting
Sept. 5, 2019
 
President Elect David Hanzlick called the meeting to order and face-timed President Joe Privitera who joined us for a brief moment. Woody Davis led us in patriotic song, My County Tis of Thee, with resounding, other-worldly chords from the hands of one Carl Bolte. David led the Pledge of Allegiance and then sadly announced the passing of Club Stalwart, Chuck Eddy, the morning of our meeting. A moment of silence took place in recognition of our servant and friend. Rick Hughes followed with a prayer favored by Pope Francis.
 
Mandy Sheldon welcomed two guests of our members. Several Rotarians were celebrating Club anniversaries:  Barbara Dolci (12 years), Eric Bubb (9 years), Patrick Donnelly (9 years), Joe Colaizzi (8 years), and Kim Beatty (1 year). David led the vote on a proposed amendment to the Bylaws regarding composition of the Nominating Committee. Jerry Cooke moved in favor of the proposed amendment seconded by Eric Bubb and the amendment passed unanimously.
 
Brooke Christy and Philip Cole, co-workers at Bank of America, were announced as new member Tyrotarians by Past President David McCaughey. Barbara Dolci gave a brief report from the Community Service Committee where two Venture Fund requests have been submitted and presented to the Board for funding. She also informed the Club of other community service opportunities including serving at the Nourish Food Kitchen, assisting with Salvation Army Bell Ringing during the holidays, and helping with the Bagel Run.       
 
Our speaker, Fr. Thomas Curran, was then introduced by fellow Jesuit, Jerry Cooke. Father Curran is starting his 14th year as President of Rockhurst University, one of twenty-seven (27) Jesuit universities in the United States and one hundred eighty (180) worldwide. The Jesuits a/k/a, the Society of Jesus, are primarily focused on education. Father Curran gave a summary of what he termed “the Way of the Jesuits” which consists of (1) reading the signs of the time; (2) meeting people where they are; and (3) demonstrating flexibility and nimbleness. Rockhurst is performing this three-pronged Way through its program at Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine offering an M.B.A. to doctoral candidates, through its on campus Prosperity Center which provides financial counseling for the community afflicted by financial problems, including those brought on by the payday loan industry, through partnering with UMKC to provide a B.S. in Engineering, through providing a prison education in Chillicothe, and through its plan to acquire the St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences. Father Curran spoke of the goal of developing students and Jesuits alike to engage, reflect, and act (“ERA”). In questions from the audience, Father Curran discussed using the internet as a tool for the common good, that is, as a way of engaging. Speaking of the internet, Father Curran reminded us that “there is an APP for that,” i.e., A Prayer Plan, for issues facing individuals, the community, and the world as a whole. A thoughtful presentation.
 
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Obituary for Chuck Eddy
Dr. Charles Alan Eddy was born February 20th, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Sam and Ella Louise (Gani) Eddy. The family owned Eddy's Restaurant and Catering business and they were part of a very proud and prominent Lebanese family that extends throughout the city.

Their home off of State Line Road was welcome to all and was constantly filled with love, laughter, friends and family. "Chuck" as he was known to all, graduated from Southwest High school in 1966 and he married his sweetheart Donna (Perry) four years later. That same year, he received his doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1970 and they moved into their beloved home at 109th and Wornall where they would enjoy a wonderful 49 year marriage full of success and happiness. Their backyard was a beautifully maintained oasis that hosted countless pool parties and gatherings over the years.

To say that Chuck lived a full and active life is an understatement. He provided care for patients in his private Chiropractic practice for almost 50 years. All the while, he was actively involved at Cleveland Chiropractic College as part of the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association and Ambassador's society. He played an important role in an unbelievable amount of clubs, organizations, and city government. It would be impossible to list all of his accomplishments and acknowledge all of the different lives he was able to touch. His passion and commitment to Kansas City was evident through his time served as a Captain of the reserve unit in the KCMO Police Department for 24 years. He continued to serve in city government where he was elected City Councilman of the 6th District in 1999-2007. He held many important positions within City Hall and served as Chairman for several committees including Transportation, Finance, Operations and Neighborhood Development. His efforts were instrumental to the revitalization of Downtown Kansas City. He played a key role in budgetary decisions that helped pave the way for the Sprint Center, the Power & Light District, and the development of many new downtown businesses and lofts. He was the Chief of Staff for the City Manager in 2009 and continued to be involved with city government over the last 10 years.

Chuck was extremely active with the Ararat Shrine Temple, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Native Sons, and countless other organizations. It was never enough to simply participate as a member for Chuck. More often than not, he was either in charge of, or directly involved in leading and organizing events.

One of Chuck's many passions was music. He loved to DJ, sing and play the drums. He played with several different bands over the years. The Chuck Eddy Band regularly performed at the Nelson-Adkins Museum. He enthusiastically walked the parking lots of Arrowhead Stadium with Lamar Hunt playing with the Chiefs Tailgate Band. He also donned a kilt and marched and played with both the Ararat Shrine and St. Andrews Bag Pipes and Drums.

Last but not least, on his extraordinary lists of achievements, is his proud family. He was a cherished son, helpful brother, caring cousin, doting uncle, and beloved husband. He will truly be missed by all, but he leaves behind a wonderful legacy. Kansas City and all those he touched were blessed to have him for 71 amazing years.

Bowling News
The bowling season is off to a good start. Last Wednesday, we bowled to establish individual averages get acquainted with new teammates. We have ten teams of three. We also want to welcome the following new bowlers: Craig Bittner, Glenn Crawford, Kristine Grimsley, Ben Bessler, Curtis Grimsley, Tyler Basso and Ben Liu.
 
Two bowlers decided that "sandbagging" to establish a low average was not an option. Will Patrick rolled a 227 and 207. John Lawrence had a 215 and 200.  John insists that if we don't mention his scores unless they are over 220.
 
As for picking up tricky spares. This may be a first in the history of the league. Chris Grimsley picked up the 6-7-10 split. A very tough shot  considering the way he delivers his ball. Dick Retrum, bowling against Chris's team was left with the 6-7-10 right after Chris picked his up. Dick covered the spare as well.  
  
KEEP ON ROLLING!
Family Picnic and Service Celebration
 
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