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61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322





Guest Column by Mandy Sheldon, E.D.
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)
Do you know of a high school Sophomore or Junior in Missouri who would be interested in attending RYLA? The club is looking to sponsor a student for the 2019 RYLA class. Children and Grandchildren of members are welcome to apply (students must be in a Missouri school district). There will be two sessions this summer: June 23-26 and July 7-10, both are in Fulton, MO on the William Woods campus. If interested, please send a request to the Rotary office by email to Deadline is March 1, 2019
The Missouri RYLA Academy is a four-day, three-night training program for high school sophomores and juniors who exhibit a desire for community service.  Academy tuition is paid through student sponsorship by local Rotary clubs in Missouri Rotary districts 6040, 6060, and 6080. 
Developed by some of Missouri's top professional educators, the RYLA curriculum is designed to:
• identify and enhance the qualities of Servant Leadership for each participant, 
• train them on how to successfully implement a service project, and 
• inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self."  
In addition, participants are exposed to a broad range of Rotary programs and values.  

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Upcoming Events
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
750 Paseo
Feb 04, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Feb 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fireside at Denny Bolte's Home
Denny Bolte's Home
Feb 05, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 06, 2019 4:30 PM
Fireside at Linn Mills' Home
Linn Mills' Home
Feb 07, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Camp Enterprise
UMKC Bloch School
Feb 09, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bagel Run
Feb 09, 2019 2:00 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Brown and Loe
Feb 12, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 13, 2019 4:30 PM
Membership Committee
Feb 14, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
January 31, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Dr. Bridget McCandless, President/CEO of Health Forward Foundation. Her topic is "The Medically Underserved and Impact on the Community."
Bridget is the president and CEO of Health Forward. Her professional specialty is Internal Medicine and practiced both in private practice and in nonprofits with a focus on low-income, uninsured adults. She has a background in health policy and public health improvement efforts. Before joining Health Forward, Bridget was the founder of the Shared Care Free Health Clinic and the health policy advisor for the Local Investment Commission (LINC).
"It has been an honor to lead Health Forward. I am so proud of Health Forward’s steady commitment to the community, the strong values that formed and continue to guide the foundation, and the ongoing commitment to providing an independent voice for issues affecting those most in need."
Last Week's Meeting
January 24, 2019
President Kara Bennett gave a welcome while Chuck Eddy ran the sound for the day. Patriotic song, My Country Tis of Thee was led by Charlie HuffmanJane Lee gave us the invocation and a moment of silence was shared for Rowland Nofsinger. Club Anniversaries are; Dan Doty, 24 years, Al Tikwart, 30 years, Jeff Hornsby, 4 years and Madaline Walter, 31 years. 
Leslie Gasser introduced our newest member, Ernesto Marquez who learned about the club when he was the translator for the team that visited Chile, SA. Members are invited to come to upcoming Firesides at Denny Bolte's house, February 5 at 7:00 pm or Linn Mills at February 7. 
Neil Barnett introduced our speaker Dr. Tom Sack, who is the President and CEO of MRIGlobal. This is MRIGlobals 75th year anniversary and he shared on the subject of using science and technology to create solutions in health, defense and energy. MRI is more than just inventing the covering for M & M’s and Teflon. The company was formed from community members during the war effort. They wanted to stimulate and test science and technology and applied engineering. They are problem solvers because things change over time. They have $1 million in revenue per year and are a 501C3 company.  
  • other operations in Florida, Maryland, Colorado.
  • A lab in north KC
  • Currently have a $4 million contract to study renewable energy.
  • Decade 1:  studied explosive transfer of material to agricultural industry.
  • Decade 60s-70s:  NASA and moved from commercial to government contracts.
  • Decade 80s and 90s:  EPA and 50% Defense and 50% Health
They are doing a lot with the defense department and health agencies to study how to detect dangerous gases and then clean up or cure people ( antidotes) who might be infected. It is sad that our world has come to a time where we have to protect ourselves from invented chemicals that can kill people, instead of discovering medicines that will cure Alzheimer’s and cancer. They are also helping the government make a plan on how to dispose of our chemical garbage that is a bi product of all of the new energy that is being discovered. We are glad that MRIGlobal is here to make such discoveries and for working out of Kansas City.
Next week our speaker will be Dr. Bridget McCandless, President and CEO of Healthcare Foundation of greater Kansas City. She will be speaking on “The medically under-served and impact on the community.” Hope to see you there. 
Since our topic was energy, Kara left us with the following from Thomas Edison, “I put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power? I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” 1931
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Tangerine” by Christine Mangan. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason.  After the accident at Bennington, the two friends – once inseparable roommates – haven’t spoken in over a year.  But here was Lucy, trying to return to their old rhythms.  Perhaps Alice should be glad for a friendly face.  She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat.  Lucy - always fearless and independent – helps Alice to explore the country.  But soon, a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice – she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn.  Then Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.
Upcoming Firesides
We have two upcoming Firesides during the first week of February. A Fireside is a chance to have fellowship with a small group of Rotarians in one member's home. It's an informal setting and a good chance to get to know your fellow members!
First up, we have a Fireside at Denny Bolte's home on February 5th. You can register here
Then, on February 7th, there will be another Fireside at Linn Mills' home. You can register here
You'll want to get signed up right away - both events have limited space!
Ramblin' Rotarians
The Ramblin' Rotarians are hitting the road again! This time, we will be visiting the Kansas City, Kansas Club meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at Noon. The KC, KS Club meets at the Reardon Convention Center at 500 Minnesota Ave. in Kansas City, KS 66101. Cost of the luncheon is $15.00. 
Hope you can join us for this visit - it's always fun and interesting to see how another Rotary club operates. You can visit the KC, KS Club website at Click here to register for this event.
New Buzz Saw Scribes
Please Welcome our Newest Scribes!
After a plea by Committee Chair David King, we had TWO volunteers step forward to join the meeting scribes for the Buzz Saw!
Welcome aboard, and thank you, Patrick Donnelly and Maj. David Harvey.