The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
February 25, 2021
Our Speaker this Week is George Heymach, his topic is "Covid 19: Impact on Vulnerable People and Our Response."
Dr. Heymach (George) is a 17-year member of Rotary Club 13 who has addressed our club on several occasions. A board certified Internist, having passed board certification in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Geriatrics and in 2012, Addiction Medicine. A straight-talking Easterner who practiced medicine for 20 years in Pittsburgh. A former hospital Chief Medical Officer in KC and for over a decade a medical Director of the Missouri Physicians Healthcare Program, dealing with physicians with alcohol, substance, sexual and gambling misuse issues. He continues to co-host, with a PhD psychologist, Group Therapy with adults with use disorder challenges.

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Last Week's Meeting
February 18, 2021
After President David Hanzlick called the meeting to order, we were led by Charlie Huffman with Carl Bolte on the piano Happy Birthday to the February birthday members (twelve) and America the Beautiful, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance by David Hanzlick, a thoughtful Invocation by George Gordon, and the Welcome of guests.  In light of our speaker’s KC Air Show presentation, George Gordon’s Invocation recited and gave the background on a “pilot poem”, which was partially incorporated into President Reagan’s speech to the nation after the Challenger tragedy  
Jan ArmstrongEcology Committee: The new Committee had its first meeting with eight members, participants & volunteers. The Committee is working on a project grant with the Great Prairie Foundations for an area of the Camp. The Committee is also working on a “milkweed for monarch butterflies” project. The Committee wants to take a quarterly project to intercity schools. 
Tony AndresenMembership Committee: The Committee is working upcoming membership activities. The Committee has set an ambitious goal of five (5) new organizational members and five (5) individual members by June 30thSo What Can We Do:  speak to your friends (service is in a person’s DNA, find those people and recommend and/or bring them in).  Send to Tony ideas for organizations for organizational members.  We need to address H & R Block, with their headquarters office so close.  Give the Club likes on Facebook and Instagram.  Lastly with our Satellite Club we can include members who either can’t come to weekly lunch meeting downtown.  The Satellite Club meets monthly after work.
Scott Holsman introduced our speaker/presenter, Michael Saxton, the Assistant Director of the KC Air Show, in addition to his regular profession.The KC Air Show was recognized as the 2019 Show of the Year (out of 300 shows!) by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet team! Mike’s background included being a nuclear power engineer & officer in the U.S. Navy. Mike’s formal  educational included engineering programs at University of Southern California, U.S. Department of Energy and later an MBA from Duke University.
THE BIG  NEWS ! !   The KC Air Show is coming back to town over this upcoming July 4th weekend to a  different location. The timing is right - by then everybody will be ready to get outside.  It is “rain or shine event”. The KCAir Show is a community asset, as it is an area tourism draw and a spark for professional opportunities.  The KC Air Show is a partnership with the community with local leadership – 100% volunteer. 
There will be changes for this year’s show. This year’s top planes will be the F/A-18 Super Hornet, which are 1/3 larger that the prior Hornet.   The big change will be its relocation of the show from the old municipal KCMO downtown airport out to the New Century Airport (formerly the Olathe Naval Air Station), joint civil-military general aviation airport, located six miles southwest of the Olathe Kansas business district. The NCAirport is just west of 167th and I-35.  There will be offsite parking with shuttle buses.  The one difference versus prior year’s downtown KCMO airport’s show will be the requirement to pay for admission. There won’t be off highway parking etc. For the last show, 45,000 people watched at the airport with another 45,000 scattered about outside the airport to watch the program. So mark your calendars for Saturday & Sunday July 4th, 2021 weekend ! !
History: February 23rd is Rotary’s 116th Birthday. It is amazing what Paul Harris and his three friends meeting would spark.
Quote of the Week: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak,  it’s also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Winston Churchill, provided by Brent Worley).
President David Hanzlick wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test.
Satellite Club Meeting
The Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 PM via Zoom with Diane Scott and Dennis McKeehan tag teaming as Moderator. To celebrate the February 23rd Rotary birthday, President David will introduce a short “History of Rotary” video that ties Rotary history to Rotarians who are People of Action today. New member Amelia Ahluwalia will be introduced and inducted into Rotary by Past President Kara. Following networking, Rotarian and former CEO of City Union Mission, Dan Doty will speak on “Homelessness in Kansas City.”  With the extreme cold temperatures last week, this is a very timely topic. All Club 13 Rotarians are welcome to link in.
Shoes for Orphan Souls 2021
Thank you to all Rotary Club 13 members who have supported the “Shoes for Orphan Souls” project for the last 19 years. Due to the Corona Virus, this will be a challenging year to shop for shoes. However, with continued financial support, this year, we can and will be successful.
The majority of the Big Box Stores (Walmart and Old Navy) online sites to include Amazon, are selling children’s shoes above the average cost of $5.00 to $8.00. The committee will continue to monitor these sites for bargain deals. Our shoppers are still doing physical shopping for shoes and socks.
To financially support this effort, please make your checks payable to the Kansas City Rotary Foundation and note “Shoes for Orphan Souls.” Please send your donations to the attention of Linn Mills, 147 NW Pointe Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64116. For additional information, contact Linn at or 505-402-6630
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. The book is available by mail order through the Rainy Day Books web site or call the store for curb-side pickup. The discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings. All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, March15, 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
About the book:
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.

Edward's story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery--one that will lead him to the answers of some of life's most profound questions: When you've lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
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The Kill Devil Club
31 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
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By David Hanzlick
The Rotary Theme for March: Water and Sanitation!
February 23 marks the 116th anniversary of the international movement known as Rotary. The signal achievement of the Rotary movement is its work to eradicate polio.  While that task is ongoing, Rotary also works extensively to bring clean drinking water and sustainable sanitation systems to people and countries that lack both. 
The Rotary theme for March is water and sanitation and the need is great. It’s estimated that one in three inhabitants of our world lacks access to clean drinking water. That’s more than 2.5 billion people.  Click here to learn more.
Rotary is active in projects to provide clean water and sanitation through projects around the world. Club 13 can take great pride in its work on the ablution block project that will provide sanitary toilets for the school in Zambia as part of an ongoing relationship. I had the opportunity several years ago to travel with a group of Rotarians to inspect a composting toilet project in Guatemala that was partially funded by funds from District 6040. 
To learn more about Rotary’s commitment to sanitation and clean water, visit this LINK.

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Honor! A History of People of Color in the Military
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Kansas City: Today and Tomorrow
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Upcoming Events
Bagel Run
Feb 27, 2021
Community Service Committee Meeting
Mar 03, 2021
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Mar 03, 2021 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Mar 06, 2021
Women and Friends of Rotary
Mar 09, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
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Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy lanes
Mar 10, 2021 4:30 PM
Membership Committee
Mar 11, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Bagel Run
Mar 13, 2021
Book Discussion Group
Mar 15, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Bowling News
By Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary Club 13!
Well, all the freezing temps must have cooled off us bowlers from the week before!! Not the hot night at the lanes at all.
200 games:
Dave Boone-203
Kenny Addison-211/210
Will Patrick-225
Notable splits: Dave Boone, ever the consistent bowler, knocked down a 4/5/7 split.
Other than that, fun was of course had by all, but the general consensus is we are ready for spring!!

Youth Camp Update
Bu Allison Kelly
We had so much fun with Boy Scout Troop 323 this weekend! Despite the cold, fun was had by all as campers had a fire building and noodle boiling competition, played football, and even shoveled snow as a service project for camp. It is good to have kids back on our grounds experiencing nature and camping in a safe way.