We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322





Nov 30, 2017
Lessons of the Holocaust
Dec 07, 2017
David Lockton
Dec 14, 2017
Holiday Party
Dec 21, 2017
Dec 28, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 06, 2017 4:30 PM
New Member Welcome
Kill Devil
Dec 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Program Committee Meeting
The Gallery Alcove
Dec 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 09, 2017
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Dec 11, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 13, 2017 4:30 PM
Holiday Party
Benton's at Crown Center
Dec 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Dec 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 20, 2017 4:30 PM
Tom & Jerry/Ugly Christmas Sweater Luncheon
Kill Devil
Dec 21, 2017
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 27, 2017 4:30 PM
Children's Holiday Party 2017
Gallery Event Space
Dec 28, 2017 11:30 PM
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Jan 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Rotary Club 13 - Bagel Run
Did you know that in the eight years that our club has been participating in the Bagel Run, we have delivered 124,645 Einstein Bros. Bagels to the Salvation Army ARC?! Way to Go Club 13! And thank you to all the volunteers over the past eight years!

If you have not received a ballot, please let Mandy know. 
Ballots will also be available at the November 30 and December 7 Rotary meetings. If you would like a ballot mailed to you, contact Mandy. Thank you!

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
November 30, 2017
Our Speaker this week is Jean Zeldin, Director, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Her topic will be "Lessons of the Holocaust."
Jean Zeldin is a career educator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education at the University of Missouri and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also earned a Kansas secondary school administrator’s certificate.
Jean taught seventh and eighth grade social studies and language arts in the Shawnee Mission School District for 24 years, where she served on the district’s curriculum committee and social studies task force. Concurrent with her teaching, she served as religious school administrator at The New Reform Temple from 1977 until 1979. Her greatest fulfillment as a teacher came from witnessing the impact of Holocaust instruction on her students’ attitudes and actions.
Drawn by the opportunity to be involved in a new community-wide endeavor to promote the teaching of the Holocaust, Jean accepted the position as executive director of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education when it was founded in 1993. In that capacity, she served as coordinator for MCHE’s video project “Witnesses to the Holocaust,” which culminated in the recording of nearly 50 personal testimonies and the creation of the documentary “The Holocaust: Through Our Own Eyes.” This film received the 1996 award for Excellence in Informational Videos from the Kansas City Chapter of the International Television Association.
Her responsibilities as executive director and CEO of MCHE include guiding the agency in areas of school and community-based programming, resource development and acquisition, and fundraising. She has presented at educational conferences, both regionally and nationally and in 1996 she chaperoned high school students on the International March of the Living, a two-week journey to Poland and Israel. She also served as a consultant on From the Heart: Life Before and After the Holocaust --- A Mosaic of Memories, published by Kansas City Star Books in 2001.
Professionally, Jean was honored in 1997 by AMIT Women with their Distinguished Community Service Award and was the recipient of the Beacon of Freedom’s Northstar Award in 2001on behalf of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. In 2005, she received the Daniel L. Brenner Interfaith Award from the Kansas City Chapter of National Conference for Community and Justice.
Jean is a member of the Kansas Holocaust Commission and serves as treasurer of the board of directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, an international network of centers, institutions of higher learning, and individuals committed to the advancement of Holocaust programming, awareness, education, and research.
A native Kansas Citian, Jean lives in Overland Park with her husband, Bob, who is an attorney and amateur photographer. Their daughter Jill, her husband and two children, live in Toronto. Their son Ryan, his wife, and four children live in Leawood.
District 6040 Group Exchange with Chile
Our District 6040 will be hosting five Rotarians from the country of Chile from April 14-May 6, 2018! The schedule for these three weeks is being developed early in the new year. About five locations around our District of northern Missouri will host them for about five days each location. They will stay in homes of Rotarians in each club hosting and attend cultural and professionally enriching sites as well as sites of service in each location.  
Will our Rotary Club KC be one of the Host locations? Visit with your Rotary friends who might have hosted in years past about the joys of getting to know Rotarians around the world in this exciting way. Talk with Barbara Dolci about your interest as she is coordinating the District Exchange visit for the Chilean in-bound team to our District. What fun and energy we will generate if we host this Chilean team! Shall we join this District-wide adventure?
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.


About the book:

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd drifts through northern Texas, performing live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world – of the Irish pouring into New York City, of the railroad driving into the new state of Nebraska.  An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain once made his living as a printer, until the War Between the States took his press and everything with it.  Now, at seventy-one, he enjoys the freedom of the road.

Rotary Auxiliary Meeting
Rotary Auxiliary Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Country Club of Leawood
12700 Overbrook Rd.
Leawood, Kansas
Holiday Music by Blue Valley North Chamber Singers
Hostess: Jane Corley
If you would like to join the Auxiliary for this lunch meeting, please contact Marcia Beardsley at 913-648-7792.
Holiday Party