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Kansas City, MO 64105

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May 10, 2018
Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace
May 17, 2018
Lunch & Learns available
May 24, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
May 07, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
May 08, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch & Learn at Chamber Office
Union Station
May 17, 2018
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lunch & Learn at Care Haven Home
Care Haven / Southmoor Home
May 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Learn at Kitchens by Kleweno
Kitchens By Kleweno
May 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Learn at WeWork
WeWork Office Space
May 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Fireside at Peter Ho's office
Peter's Office (Haas Wilkerson building)
May 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Memorial Meeting at Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp
May 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Night at the Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Jun 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Shoes for Orphan Souls
Roll Call
Linn Mills proudly represented Club 13 at the District Assembly this past Saturday, and reported that we donated 1174 Shoes and 1326 pairs of socks to Shoes for Orphan Souls. A HUGE thank you to Linn for coordinating our efforts this year. Club 13 was second in the District with our donations! Way to go!

This week - we feature Steve Burger. Click here to read Steve's profile.
And if you missed the past few People of Rotary, you can still read them! Click on the links below.
Click here to read about Perry Atha!
Click here to read about Pat Recker!
Click here to read about Sherri Hahn!
Click here to read about Chas Marks!
Click here to read about George Gordon!
Click here to read about David Hanzlick!

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 3, 2018
Our Speaker this week is our own Past President Carl Bolte. His topic is "Presidential Preferences." Carl will lead us on an "interactive adventure" as we look at past U.S. Presidents, determining who we think are the best and the worst. 
Carl E. Bolte, Jr., was born in Kansas City on February 4, 1929. The son of musical parents, he grew up in the mid-Missouri town of Slater and studied the piano at the ripe young age of four. This early background developed him as a contest-winning flutist and church organist while in high school.
Carl graduated from Kansas City’s Southwest High School in 1947, then fronted a popular swing band while attending the University of Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1951 (and a second degree in economics in 1955), then served as a surface warfare officer aboard the USS Estes in the Korean and Vietnam theaters. With thirty-one years of service, Captain Bolte was commanding officer of the Kansas City Naval Reserve and had several Pentagon tours.
If Carl is not a man for all seasons, it is difficult to find any that he has missed. He is the former owner of a real estate firm and bank director, past chairman of Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army board member, past secretary of Starlight Theatre, Rotary president, church life deacon, and donor of over 185 pints of blood.
Multi-talented, he is—of course—a songwriter, playwright, theatrical director and record producer. Carl served as a faculty member of the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music.  He is the author of the textbook Successful Songwriting.
Carl has written five plays, eleven musicals and many hymns, pop, jazz, collegiate, barbershop, theatrical and fraternal songs. He is the composer of the Kansas City Royals’ fight song (A Royal Welcome) and a fight song for the University of Missouri (Give a Cheer for Mizzou’s Tigers), and recently completed a march dedicated to the United States Postal Service (We’re the U.S. Postal Service). He also composed and produced Marilyn Maye’s original album, “Marilyn...the most.”
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
April 26, 2018
President David opened the meeting and asked Past President Chuck Eddy to lead the song. This was accompanied, as usual by the very talented Carl E. Bolte Jr. David introduced nine Rotarians and the number of years they had been a member of club 13.
Linn Mills announced that our shoes for Orphan Souls produced 1,174 pairs of shoes and 1,326 pairs of socks - Great work Linn.
Steve Burger was introduced and spotlighted for his outstanding work as our program chairman and the fact that he has produced 768 programs in his many years in that position and his wonderful membership in club 13. David King produced one of his many outstanding sketches on Steve. David is making a great contribution to the club in his introducing our members to each other. Thank you David for your fine efforts.
Sally Bibb introduced David Brain, son of former member Don Brain and he spoke on the new office concept of Plex Pod. This concept was brought about because of a changing work force, a sharing economy and Entrepreneurism and Co-working. If these terms are strange to you, it all comes down to the fact that you don't have to own an office building or even a office. You can rent anything you want and have no long-term leases and have the most modern, up to date space and equipment and look very prosperous and up to date in doing this.Work out of your basement if you so desire, and when it is time to make your presentation - do it at Plex pod - gather your forces together - look like a million dollars and have very little expense in doing it. This concept has been very popular on the West Coast and used extensively in that area.
If you are in business - investigate this idea. It is currently in force at the old Jr. College building at 39th and locust in Kansas City. (I spent a year in that building and little did I know that my old English room would hatch great thoughts for some of the Giant Corporations in Kansas City).
This was a good meeting.  You needed to stay alert - David has a lot to say in a short time. 
Next week - my brother Carl E. Bolte Jr. has the program and it will describe for you the best and the worst American Presidents. Come and see if you agree with his findings.  He is well documented - so if you do or don't like Donald Trump - come and express your views.  He is a big boy (my brother) so let your opinion be known. He is ready for you.
Thanks for your attendance - let's double it for next week.
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
Details: Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Roxanna Slade” by Reynolds Price. 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: Roxanna begins her story on her twentieth birthday –a day that introduces her to the harsh realities of adulthood and changes the course of her life forever.  From this day on, Roxanna is quick to share with the reader the intimate details of ninety years of life in North Carolina.  Her beguiling tale is one that boldly reflects the high and low moments in the development of the modern South and the nation as well as the inner strength of a woman possessed of a piercingly clear vision, forthright hungers and immense vitality.
Dragon Boat Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to be on the Rotary team during the Dragon Boat Races! Join our team of Dragon Boat Rowers - and compete against others during the Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The Races are to be held Saturday, June 9 starting at 10:00 AM.  The practice session will be the week before on Saturday. See Jan Armstrong for more info.
Work Day
Did you miss Work Day last Saturday at Camp? We have another one on May 12!