This Week's Meeting
May 11, 2023
This week's speaker is Major Kelly Collins, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army. Her topic is: "Why is The Salvation Army Doing the Most Good."
  • Did you know that Salvation Army “Lassies” were on the front lines of World War I serving homemade doughnuts to the troops and they became known as “Doughnut Girls”?
  • Did you know that 3 desk sized Salvation Army flags took a trip to the moon and back in 1972?
  • Did you know that the red kettle debuted in San Francisco in 1891 in the guise of a crab pot with the phrase, “keep the pot boiling” as its moniker, and by 1900 the red kettle could be seen nation-wide?
I’m sure there are a lot of things you don’t know about The Salvation Army (including why we always capitalize the “T” in The).  Come find out more from Rotarian Major Kelly Collins this Thursday.
Last Week's Meeting
May 4, 2023
After President, Eric Bubb, called the meeting to order and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, Past Club President, Jerry Cooke, provided a thoughtful Invocation with reference to recently deceased,  Carl DiCapo, finishing with The Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father. 
Our meeting moved along briskly, as Carl DiCapo’s funeral mass at Redemptorist Catholic Church, was scheduled to begin at 1 pm.
Next Week’s MeetingMEETING LOCATION CHANGE  for next week May 11th !  GO to the “No Other Pub” (14th & Grand, in the P&L Block, closer to our parking.)
Following Week May 25th (Memorial Meeting) We are back at the Kill Devil Club.
Kentucky Derby Party:We were reminded of the Invite to Tim Tholem’s house for the Kentucky Derby party from 3pm to 6 pm.
New Theatre Restaurant: May 23rd “Million Dollar Quartet”, our reservations have been filled.
OUR PROGRAM:  Jill Hathaway, Senior Business Development Consultant for the Missouri Small Business Development (SBDC) at UMKC: TOPIC: Small Business, Big Impact: Maximizing Your Resources for Success. Originally from St Louis, MO and a family that owned & operated a cement company for three generation and over 70 years. So Jill comes from an entrepreneurial / family business background. Jill owned multiple retain shoe stores in the Kansas City area for over 15 years and served on the National Shoe Retailers Association board. For the past seven years, Jill has served a Senior Business Development Consultant.
Fun Facts:(1) more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and (2) small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. 
Our local SBDC is part of America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers. As a partner with the SBA (Small Business Administration), SBDC are hosted by universities, colleges, economic development agencies and private sector organizations. UMKC hosts our SBDC” ELEVATIONLab Entropreneurial Education at 4747 Troost, across the street from the Discovery Center in the UMKC Innovation Center.  
There are 12 SBDC’s in the state of Missouri and our serves 11 surrounding counties. Our SBDC helps business owners and entrepreneurs get the information to make confident decision from pre-concept, start-up, growth, scale, and succession.  Our SBDC serves for-profit existing businesses and start-ups in making confident decisions through training/events to meet small business needs, one-to-one personal assistance by appointment and resources, and referral connections to the SBDC’s vetted professional partners. The SBDC does not itself provide legal or tax advice.
Jill noted several or their programs: Understanding Financials;  Accounting & Budgeting;  Funding, what the banks don’t tell you;  Cash Flow Management (Profit is Good, but Cash is King!);  Marketing & Sales (how to get returns on relationships);  Tech Commercialization; Exporting, KC International Trade Accelerator, Program;   Business  Planning (no cost software to get your business road-map);  Start Up Assistance (20 focus areas to grow your business); Succession Planning  (2 million small businesses [Silver Tsunami] are owned by Baby Boomers  of which 35% want to exit within 3 to 5 years; 80% haven’t considered exit plan/legacy).
Last year, the UMKC SBDC saw over 600 clients for one -to -one counseling and training. Our SBDC helped our small businesses increase economic opportunities with $55 million in increased sales, over $30 million in approved capital.  They helped more than 45 start-ups get their business going and over 500 new jobs for the KC economy. Our SBDC partners with other area entrepreneurial support organizations (ESO’s), to offer mentoring, grant pitching, program coordination and facilitation.  43% of their clients were minority owners. The relationships continue as the SBDC stays engaged on an as needed basis, helping with action plans and if need be, assisting in getting their clients back on track.
This scribe’s observation is that our SBDC’s ELEVATION LAB entrepreneurial education programs are a real treasure to the metro Kansas City business community.
TODAY’S  QUOTE: “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hours days.”  Zig Zigler.
President Eric Bubb wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test.
[as an ongoing scrivener’s note: our local Club 13 Rotary organization has at least three main legs (like a three legged stool) KCRClub 13 with its various committees;  KCRCFoundation (primarily to support the Rotary Youth Camp); and the Rotary Youth Camp.[each with its own separate board].
Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser for Rotary Youth Camp Raises Over $2,000
More than 30 people gathered Saturday at Tim Tholen's home for a Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser to support the Rotary Youth Camp. The event raised over $2,000 for the cause.
Guests arrived in their best Derby attire, donning colorful hats and bowties, and enjoyed an afternoon of fun and philanthropy. Attendees were treated to delicious food and drinks, including mint juleps and traditional Derby fare. The event also featured plenty of opportunities for guests to support the Rotary Youth Camp.
The success of the event was made possible by the hard work and dedication of volunteers and organizers. The Rotary Club of Kansas City would like to extend a special thank you to all those who attended, donated, and contributed to the event's success.
Greater Kansas City Day Sponsors

Hall of Fame

Stinson LLP

Grand Slam

Jan Armstrong

The Bubb Team ReeceNicols-the Village

Home Run

Terre & Tony Andresen

Barbara & Larry Dolci

Rusty & Cathy Macy

Alex Petrovic

All Star

Bob & Sally Bibb

David & Janee Hanzlick

William Kort



Richard Atlas


John Petrovic

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The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Greater Kansas City Day
May 19, 2023
Monarchs Opening Day After Hours Event
Legends Field
May 19, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 20, 2023
New Theatre - Million Dollar Quartet
New Theatre Restaurant
May 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Bagel Run
May 27, 2023
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May 18, 2023
May 25, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
Building a Love for Sailing in the Kansas City Area and Beyond
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Opening Day at the Monarchs!
Join us for a 'Kansas City Day' After Hours event at the Legends Field for the Opening Day of Monarchs Baseball! Tickets will be $21 for a Home Plate Reserve seat. We will gather in the parking lot before the game for a Club 13 tailgate party. Gates open at 6:00 pm, game is at 7:00 pm against the Sioux Falls Canaries.

Rotary Youth Camp Update
by Laurie Mozley
The Rotary Youth Camp would like to unveil the “Youth Camp Hall of Fame” recognition board!  These are people/ companies/ foundations who have donated directly to the Rotary Youth Camp Operating funds or to a specific project at camp, either financially or in-kind.  The “Acorn” and “Sapling” categories are not on the board, but will be recognized in the annual report.  We are going as far back as the records we have allow us to do.  The totals are cumulative. 
People wanting to donate financially to ensure the Rotary Youth Camp is serving the youth in the Kansas City area for the next 100 years should donate to the KCRC Foundation.

May Birthday Celebrants
Ken Smith, 5/7
Kelly Collins, 5/10
Tom Van Dyke, 5/12
Perry Atha, 5/12
Greg Kallos, 5/14
Mark Snow, 5/14
Jerry Cooke, 5/16
Joe Privitera, 5/17
Keith Roney, 5/19
Lon Lawton, 5/23
Terry Kilroy, 5/24
Francis Karanu, 5/25
Bob Lager, 5/27
Robert Thompson, 5/31