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Dec 07, 2017
David Lockton
Dec 14, 2017
Holiday Party
Dec 21, 2017
Dec 28, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Book Discussion Group
DECEMBER ONLY: Unity Temple on the Plaza (Manse Living Space)
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
Tom & Jerry/Ugly Christmas Sweater Luncheon
Kill Devil
Dec 21, 2017
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

The "Good Time Boys"... Bob Lager, Lon Lawton and George Heymach are holding first place by two and a half games. Not bad for a three person team with two rookies.
John Lawrence rolled a 227 and picked up the 4-10 split. Kay Roscoe continued her high game streak with a 212 and 200. Henrik Andersen covered the 5-8-10 and Dick Retrum knocked down the 1-2-4-10. Congratulations all.
The first half of the season ends December 13th. There will be no bowling on Dec. 20th and the 27th.  


Please Remember the KC Rotary Club Foundation in Your Year-end Giving
As you do your year-end planning, please consider a contribution to the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation. Your donation will help provide the resources to continue the legacy of caring for the young people served by our Camp each year.
As you contemplate your charitable gifts this year, please include our Foundation in your generosity.  In addition to a cash gift, other options include a gift of stock, or other appreciated assets.
If you have any question, please call Foundation President Phil Kinney at 816-941-9015.
All contributions to the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, FEIN # 43-1113195.
Your check should be made payable to the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation and mailed to the Club’s office: P.O. Box 412457, Kansas City, MO 64141.

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.

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
December 7, 2017
Our Speaker this week is David Lockton, Executive Chairman, Lockton Inc. - David is the recipient of Club 13's Business Executive of the Year Award.
David Lockton began his insurance career in 1976 when he joined his brother Jack in leading a fledgling company called Lockton Insurance agency. They built the business by focusing on three constituencies that would be key to long-term success: Lockton’s Associates, its clients, and its communities. David and his brother began their careers on the sales side of the business as Producers when Lockton Companies was one of the smallest insurance brokers in Kansas City. In addition to advising clients as a Producer since 1981, David has served successively as President, Chief Executive, and Chairman, providing executive leadership while growing the business from just $1 million to $1.43 billion.
David stepped into the Chairman’s role in 2003. As Chairman, David promoted the first non-family member to serve as CEO and provide tactical leadership for the business. David has since concentrated on setting a strategic vision, providing transformational leadership and fostering the entrepreneurial corporate culture that has positioned Lockton as the largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm in the world. The strategy has increased revenue from $180 million to $1.43 billion and driven a 15-fold increase in BITDA during the past eight years.
It is the Lockton family’s desire to maintain family control for generations to come. David has focused on creating a perpetuation plan that will enable the family to maintain its economic interest while assuring that corporate governance is impartial and driven with strict business discipline. Working with leading family-business advisors and legal experts, he has guided the Lockton family to a sophisticated and unique family office solution.
David graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in business finance. He has a son and daughter and five grandchildren. His son and his three nephews are active partners in the business.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
November 30, 2017
President David McCaughey called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm. Harlan Stamper led the group in the patriotic song accompanied by Carl Bolte on the piano. David then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. George Gordon delivered the Invocation. Mandy Sheldon welcomed guest including Betty and Jack Jury, Kama Mosley, Genevieve Hamel, Greg Alejos, and Kevin ONeill. Club Anniversaries were noted for Pat Macdonald (4 years), Steve Burger (28 years) and Bob Hechler (28 years). Announcements included a reminder of the upcoming Holiday Bell Ringing and the club’s Holiday Party.
Bill Kort introduced this week’s speaker, Jean Zeldin, Executive Director and CEO of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Jean has spent her entire career in education and for the past 24 years has served as the founding director of MCHE. Today’s presentation was entitled “Lessons from the Holocaust”. MCHE’s mission is to teach the history of the Holocaust and apply its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance and genocide. Jean noted that the Holocaust bears universal lessons still relevant today and she submitted what she considers the Top 10 Lessons:
1.      Recognizing the dangers of state sanctioned incitement to hatred
2.      Understanding the consequences of indifference and inaction
3.      Speaking truth to power and holding accountable to truth
4.      The need to protect the powerless
5.      Embrace the value of diversity
6.      Appreciate the fragile nature of democracy
7.      Seeking justice for the perpetrators
8.      Pay tribute to the rescuers
9.      Honoring survivors
10.    Education - a thorough and accurate presentation of the facts and recognition of why this history is important.
Jean then spoke of the numerous programs and educational resources that MCHE currently provides. A look at their website is highly recommended:
Jean talked of how many today feel that the world has learned nothing from the Holocaust, as mass genocide continues, along with Holocaust denial.  In conclusion she offered, “We must continue to educate, but also act to promote and preserve the moral principals which our country was founded. The alternative is to give up on humanity and to underestimate our ability to make a difference and to dishonor the victims of the Holocaust.”
President David offered the closing quotation before adjourning the meeting till next week:  “If you do the things you need to do, when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do, when you want to do them.”
**You can watch a video of each week's speaker on our Facebook Page: 
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

NEW LOCATION DECEMBER ONLY: Unity Temple on the Plaza (Manse Living Space)


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.

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?
Holiday Party