The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
June 13, 2019
Our Speakers this week are Cheryl Boushka and Mark Zastrow. Their topic is "Financial Fraud Abuse of Elders."

Cheryl is extremely active in the estate planning and probate field and her clients appreciate her expertise when making decisions about the future of their business. Prior to joining Van Osdol, Cheryl worked for Lathrop & Gage LC law firm for 21 years. In addition to a broad range of estate planning and probate experience, she also has expertise with related business, real estate and charitable matters. Cheryl’s practice areas are wealth strategies, probate, general corporate, real estate and charitable organizations.

Cheryl has served as President of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. She also devotes time to legislative and other matters of the Probate Law Advisory Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council. She authored the KBA Journal article (November 2002) Navigating the New Kansas Uniform Trust Act: Familiar and Unfamiliar Waters and also authored the Spouses’ Elective Share Chapter of the Kansas Bar Association Estate Administration Handbook. Cheryl was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1984 and the Missouri Bar in 1985.


In 1995, Mark began his Edward Jones career as a financial advisor in Kansas City. One of his goals is to ensure that his clients have personalized strategies in
place to help reach their financial goals, whether those goals include insurance needs, wealth strategies, paying for a child's education, retirement or estate

Mark earned a bachelor of science from Missouri State University and holds the AAMS® designation. Mark and his wife Emily are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters: Lauren(21), Hannah (19) and Ashley (12). They are active members of the community. They are involved in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kansas City Corporate Challenge, MS150, Parkinson's Foundation and Alzheimer's Association.

Last Week's Meeting
June 3, 2019
President Kara called the meeting to start at 12:14, followed by America the Beautiful led by Charlie Huffman with Carl Bolte accompanying. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Jared Campbell gave us a timely invocation that quoted from a prayer issued by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the occasion of D-Day, 75 years ago.
Members of the Dragon Boat Team served as meeting greeters.
Member anniversaries this week included Pat Bolin (28), Austin Klarin (1), Bill Madsen (10), Bob Moffatt (9), Dan Nenonen (12), Sean Putney (1), Dick Retrum (15), Keith Roney (10), and Tom Terry (28).
Rotary Night at the Zoo is on June 13th,  and RSVPs were due in short order.
Howard Mick brought the club up to date on the Education Excellence scholarship program that Club 13 operates. It is a recurring obligation, with awards made to new groups of students in the immediate region each year. The general fundraising target is about $7,000 per annum.
Austin Klarin shared a brief description of what to expect at the Dragon Boat races this weekend. David Hanzlick invited club members to staff the table at First Fridays in the Crossroads this week.
Jared Campbell introduced featured speaker Jessica Palm, Vice President with the KC Area Development Council. She oversees Team KC: Life + Talent, which is tasked with selling the community to prospective companies as a healthy and happy place to do business. Ms. Palm, a graduate of the Centurions program and a KU alumna, has been named a NextGen leader by the Kansas City Business Journal. She is expecting her first child later this summer. Ms. Palm explained that her goal is to engage the world to invest in Kansas City, and shared these key attributes about her work:
  • The development council is now 43 years old, and serves an 18-county area on both sides of the state line.
  • The work of the council is worth about $150MM in new payroll dollars in an average year. They help executives from companies identify how to be successful when they choose to relocate to Kansas City.
  • Kansas City’s competition has shifted in the last decade, from Wichita and Oklahoma City now more to Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Dallas.
  • Availability of talent, cultural amenities, and available office space are among the largest decision points for most companies that evaluate Kansas City as a possible location for expanding their business.
  • The livability crisis elsewhere is driving attention to Kansas City. But the tight labor market in KC (with unemployment below the national average) is a problem for some prospective companies.
One question posed to Ms. Palm was regarding the airport construction and the presence of new air carriers. She indicated that the growth trajectory was under way for that industry, and that Kansas City stood to benefit from the changes it is making to local infrastructure. She remained behind after the meeting to field additional questions.
After applause for Ms. Palm, President Kara announced the topic of next week’s presentation would cover Financial Fraud Abuse of Elders. President Kara concluded the meeting with a quotation by Warren Buffet: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Rotary at First Fridays
There was a big Rotary presence at First Friday last week. Thank you to members of the Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13Rotary Club of Kansas City Plaza and Waldo-Brookside Rotary for talking with First Friday attendees about opportunities for service through Rotary. Thanks to Karl Roscoe for bringing his 1948 Lincoln Mark I. It was a hit!
Dragon Boat Races
On Saturday June 8th down on Brush Creek off the Plaza, the Rotary Dragon Boat team gave it their all in a 10 team double elimination tournament. It was a beautiful sunny morning to celebrate the cultural union with our sister city in China, Xi’an. With the help of Rotary Members, Austin Klarin, Robin Rusconi, Craig Bittner, Peter Ho, Sherri Hahn and Jared Campbell, as well as a handful of non-Rotary members, the team put up a great fight. Despite losing their first race, they worked together to climb the losers bracket, winning 4 races in a row to finally defeated by KU Med, to take a 4th place finish! Rotary members Jim Porter, President Kara Bennett, Dallas Ziegenhorn, and Jan Armstrong were there to show their support and cheer on the Rotary team.
Mayoral Forum
Thank you President-elect Joe for representing Club 13 at the Mayoral Forum on Sunday, June 9th! We were proud to co-sponsor this event with other civic and community organizations!
Rotary Convention 
The Rotary International Convention was last week in Hamburg, Germany. DGE Marc Horner sent this photo of he and his wife Barbara with Past-President Duane Benton. 
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Best Cook in the World” by Rick Bragg. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome. Click here to sign up.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
Part cookbook, part memoir, “The Best Cook in the World” is Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg’s loving tribute to the South, his family, and especially, his extraordinary mother.  Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations.  They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg’s ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and sumptuous as the dishes they inspired.  Deep personal and unfailingly mouthwatering,”The Best Cook in the World” is a book to be savored.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Contact us:

(816) 842-2322





by President Kara Bennett
What a whirlwind of a weekend.
Our Rotary table at First Friday in the Crossroads was visited by many. We joined forces with the KC Plaza and the Waldo-Brookside Rotary Clubs to tell our store. More information about the event is in this newsletter. Thank you David Hanzlick for organizing it.
Mary Kingsley and I attended Jazzoo Friday night with Jan Armstrong. Promoting the event, WDAF TV ran a story about Jan raising four Polar Bear Cubs while living at the Zoo. What a lady! Click on this link and you can see for yourself.
Saturday our team competed in the Dragon Boat races on Brush Creek. We finished 4th and had very good form. Way to go team! More information about the event is in this newsletter. Thanks to Jan Armstrong for sponsoring the team.
Sunday we were co-sponsors of the Mayoral candidates debate and our own Joe Privitera was on the panel representing us. Jared Campbell, President of the Downtown Neighborhood Association also asked questions of the candidates. It was well attended and fun seeing our members on the panel.
Also, Sunday Linn Mills and Jan Armstrong were traveling to Zambia to meet up with fellow Rotarians from District 9210. Tuesday a team from Health Ed Connect will join them.
Tuesday night is the Women of Rotary and Friends happy hour. We are checking out a new place called Pressed Penny. Please join us.
Thursday night is our annual Rotary Night as the Zoo. It’s a great time to visit with family and friends.
Thanks for everyone for making our Rotary Club so vibrant!

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“Status and Future of Utility Scale Wind, Solar, and Battery Storage in the U.S.”
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Fourth of July
Jul 11, 2019
Kansas City - Cradle of Jazz
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Jun 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Community Service Committee
Jun 20, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 22, 2019
Satellite Club Meeting
Jun 25, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Changing of the Guard & Installation Luncheon
Jun 27, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 29, 2019
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
Jul 01, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Jul 09, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 10, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Literacy Committee Meeting
Jul 11, 2019 11:00 AM
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Rotary Bowling League
End of Season Celebration
Looks like it was quite a party to celebrate the big victory over St. Louis!
Chefs John Lawrence and Tim Tholen cooked up a wonderful event. Congrats to you all!

June Birthday Celebrants
6/1 Bill Gray
6/4  Courtney Brooks
6/6  Tom Kirkwood
6/7  Kermit Bright
6/7  Charlie Huffman
6/13  Danielle Ehlers
6/14  Marla Svoboda
6/15  Mike Thome
6/16  Ross Donnell
6/17  Rich Ambler
6/19  Bill Mumford
6/25  Tom Davis
6/25  Kent Verden
6/26  Sandra Benton
6/28  Gary McEachen
6/29  Dick Berkley
6/29  Bill Buckner
6/29  Dick Retrum

Learn more about the People of Rotary!
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Click here to read about Dr. Kimberly Beatty!
Click here to read about Bob Gamer!
Click here to read about Dick Retrum!
Click here to read about Harlan Stamper!
Click here to read about Linn Mills!
Click here to read about Robin Rusconi!
Click here to read about Karl Bublitz.
Click here to read about Lon Lawton.
Click here to read about Barbara Dolci.
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