The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
April 21, 2022
Our speaker will be from Heart to Heart International. The topic is: "Ukraine: Dealing with a Humanitarian Disaster."
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You can watch meetings Live on Facebook @RotaryClub13, Thursdays at Noon.
Last Week's Meeting
April 14, 2022
President Tony Andresen welcomed all to the Club with the Camp for Kids. We stood for the singing of the “Happy Birthday Song” to all April celebrants followed by “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” where we substituted “the pitch” for “the crowd” in honor of our guests from the K.C. Current women’s soccer team. We were led by that fantastic duo of Charlie and Carl. Tony led us in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a non-denominational prayer by Finn McCullough recognizing the universality of Rotarians. A couple of guests of our members were welcomed. Phone calls and cards were requested for Karl Roscoe who is confined at home not feeling too chipper these days.  
Dan Nenonen gave a Camp update. April 30 is Camp workday where those able to make it will be implementing Bill Madsen’s landscaping plan for the new building. Recognition was given to the Monday Morning Gang which is, at least, eleven Club 13’ers strong and has had a huge impact on the maintenance and well-being of the Camp. David Hanzlick encouraged sponsorships for Greater Kansas City Day. Sponsorships are still available from $500 to $10K with the goal of obtaining enough sponsors to purchase the hats with all other proceeds serving as profit the Camp. Opportunities to serve on Kansas City Day, May 13, will be announced. A Tyro/New Member social is scheduled at Peter Ho’s residence on Sunday, April 24. President Tony announced that a String Sprouts concert is scheduled May 7 at JOCO Community College, in case you are interested. S.S. is a recipient of a Venture Fund contribution. 
Jared Campbell then introduced our guest speaker, Ben Aken, the V.P. of Community Relations for the NWSL women’s soccer team, the K.C. Current. Mr. Aken was filling in for Amber Cox, the Chief Operating Officer, who was under the weather today. Aken proved to be an able substitute. He was affiliated with the Royals for two decades but left to work with the Current in 2021. The Current is owned by Chris and Angie Long and Brittany Matthews, the wife of one Patrick Mahomes. The Longs are the executive officers of the Current and alumni of Princeton University with finance backgrounds and careers. The Current made a big splash when the construction of an 11,500 seat stadium at Missouri River Front Park was announced. The investors are betting on the increasing interest and viewership of women’s sports, in general, and women’s soccer, specifically, with the success of the U.S. Women’s national team. The NWSL is a new league with only twelve teams at the present but more likely on the way. The team began its inaugural season in 2021 and hopes to see its brand expand quickly in K.C. and globally. In that regard, the roster has players from 8 countries, including goalie, Adrianna Franch, of the U.S. Women’s Team. In addition to the stadium, the Current has invested in practice facilities in Riverside featuring three separate pitches. The River Front stadium is scheduled to break ground this summer and open in 2024. The street car line is expected to extend to the river front and serve as a feeder for the stadium. The stadium will feature one side open to the Missouri River and will also be used for concerts along with NCAA soccer/lacrosse events. Those interested in catching the Current’s games can find them streaming on Paramount Plus or Twitch.  
After the presentation, President Tony read a quote from Jessica Ennis-Hill, a British track and field athlete “The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you, and you don’t have to listen.” The meeting ended after saying the “Four Way Test” together.
Rotary Satellite Club Meeting
The Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26th, 5:30 PM in the upstairs meeting room at the Brickhouse, 401 East 31st Street.  Taylor Jackson will serve as Moderator and, following networking, the group will discuss upcoming service projects and meeting format going forward.  The meeting will end with the Four Way Test. All Club 13 members are welcome to attend.
Strings for Sprouts Concert May 7
SPROUTS & THE SYMPHONY - May 7, 2022 - 12:00 p.m.
Sprouts perform with the UMKC Conservatory Orchestra - all are welcome to attend. No Charge - however donations are appreciated to help with the cost of the concert, but again not required.
K.C., MO
Shoes for Orphan Souls 2022
Thank you to Rotary Club 13 for your generous cash contributions to Shoe Project 2022. Thus far, our dedicated shoppers have purchased 776 pairs of shoes and 122 pairs of socks.
We still have a long path to travel to match last year's contribution of socks and shoes to the Buckner International Organization.
Thank you to Chris Boland for volunteering his warehouse for shoes and socks storage. Members who want to deliver boxed shoes and socks to the warehouse, please contact Chris to arrange a time and date at 816-694-3669. Remember to place shoes and socks in separate boxes. Each box must be marked on the outside with the total number of shoes and socks inside. If you have a question regarding packing details, contact Linn at 505-402-6630
The deadline date to make financial contributions to the 2022 Shoe's for Orphan Souls Project is May 9, 2022. Please make your checks payable to Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation and write "SHOES" on the memo line. Mail your donation to Linn Mills, 147 NW Pointe Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64116. Kansas City Club 13 will deliver shoes to the District Shoe Caravan on Saturday, May 21st.  Additional details will be posted in the Buzz Saw.
If you have any questions, please contact Linn Mills at 505-402-6630, A new pair of shoes and socks will provide an underprivileged child with hope, a chance for better education, and better health.
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, April 25, 6:30 PM NEW DATE
Meet in person at Rainy Day Books but Zoom will also be available
About the book:
On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports—some released only recently—Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle," to whom he turns in the hardest moments.
Aid to Ukraine
The situation for Ukrainian refugees is dire. 350,000 refugees have made their way to tiny neighboring Moldova, where a per capital annual income of just $4,547 means that Moldovans have only a limited capacity to assist their new guests.
Seeing this need, the Parkville, Missouri Rotary Club has partnered with the Chisinau, Moldova Rotary Club on a new fundraiser to assist Ukrainian refugees. Contributions collected here in the U.S. will be used by the Chisinau Rotary to buy food, supplies, and other necessities for the refugees. This includes items like diapers, toothpaste, shampoo; and corn flour, beans, biscuits, etc.
Donations are being accepted through PayPal. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or through a PayPal account. Please use this linkOR, Scan the QR code below with your phone.
Donations can also be made by check, payable to Parkville Rotary Club, and mailed to PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152.
Thank you for your generosity.
Scott Walterbach, President, Parkville, Missouri Rotary Club (
Dmitri Popa, President, Chisinau, Moldova Rotary Club (
Steven Youngblood, District 6040 Peacebuilding Ambassador (
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books (Zoom also available)
Apr 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Apr 26, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Bagel Run
Apr 30, 2022
Youth Camp Health Lodge Landscaping Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
Apr 30, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 07, 2022
Sprouts & KC Symphony
May 07, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Women & Friends of Rotary
May 10, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
May 11, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Greater Kansas City Day
May 13, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monarchs Opening Game
Legends Field
May 13, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Apr 28, 2022
KC Zoo - Building Towards a Bright Future!
May 05, 2022
Designed in KANSAS CITY- How Kansas City Became the Sports Architecture Capital of the World
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Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
Construction continues on our new facility! (View from the west side.)
This weekend the camp will host a Girl Scout Troop “Roasting the Peeps” Friday evening and two Cub Scout packs for Saturday/Sunday.

Join us on April 30, 8:00 am - Noon for a Landscaping Work Day! We'll be working on the landscaping around the New Health Lodge. Sign up here!

Bowling News
By Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary CLub 13!
Though not an overly exciting night in terms of notable splits and 200 games, more on that in a minute, there was some excitement. With 2 weeks to go, Split Happens, Captained by Kristine Grimsley, held a 1 game lead, with Rather Be Lucky Then Good, Peter Ho and Bigelow Bowlers, Tim Tholen, 1 game back. X Marks the Spot, Kay Roscoe, was 1 game behind us. Kay and her team were rolling against Split Happens and picked up one game. Bigelow Bowlers needed to win all 4 of ours to at least tie the series. It game down to the last game and Bigelow beat their opponent by 2 pins!! This week will be our last regular night, so by the end of the night we will know who the 2nd half winner will be, meaning that the club champion bowl will be April 27th!!
200 games- Tim Tholen-202
Notable Splits-Kay Roscoe-3/6/7/10
Next bowling news you will find out who prevailed in our annual bowling against St Louis AND who will be in the Club Championship!!

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
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