The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
August 8, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Steven Youngblood, District 6040 Peacebuilding Ambassador and Professor, Park University. His topic is "Media's Role in Peace and Conflict."
Steven Youngblood is the Rotary District 6040 Peacebuilding Ambassador. Youngblood is the founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri USA, where he is a communications professor. He has organized and taught peace journalism seminars and workshops around the world. Youngblood is a two-time J. William Fulbright Scholar (Moldova 2001, Azerbaijan 2007). He also served as a U.S. State Department Senior Subject Specialist in Ethiopia in 2018. Youngblood is the author of “Peace Journalism: Principles and Practices” and “Professor Komagum”. He edits “The Peace Journalist” magazine, and writes and produces the “Peace Journalism Insights” blog. He has been recognized for his contributions to world peace by the U.S. State Department, Rotary International, and the UN Association of Kansas City.
Last Week's Meeting
August 1, 2019
The Rotary club 13 meeting on August the 1st was one of those "Feel Good" meetings. Let me tell you why and I will set the scene for you if you were not in attendance.
Here we have a good looking, articulate young man who grew up in Western Kansas, went to a school with 18 students in his class, his Mother was his teacher and he had everything going for him except mental depression. How he overcame this problem is the gist of his presentation. His name is Cory Adrian Strathman and the title of his speech is "You Are Not Alone."
Cory went from being a 2nd grade teacher to an elementary school principal, to an unemployed individual with many many problems. All of this was exacerbated by alcohol.  Along the way were family problems, DWI's, hospital visits, and after overcoming these obstacles, he is now on the way to recovery.  He has a wife and family, and tells us "you are not alone."
He speaks of the 3 C's  1.Cause,   2. Control,   3. Cure.
Along with the above he offers 5 steps:
1. Love Thyself
2. Know Why
3. Embrace Support
4. Embrace Failure
5. Be Transparent
Thanks Cory - thanks for sharing, for your fine efforts and Club 13 wishes you the very best of everything.
If you are looking for a group to share your thoughts - ROTARY fits in very nicely.  1 - 2 - 3!
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Pathways Project
The Pathways Program is lining up topics for all types of training opportunities for the young adults aging out of the foster care system. 
On August 21 we will focus on job skills for apprenticeship programs which might be Union related or other.  There were 11 high school graduates in May who are looking for “next steps.”  We need your help to connect with the right contacts!  Please email Barbara Dolci with information. 
Rotary Youth Camp News
Can you believe how fast summer flew by?? We are ending our summer with some new organizations using the Rotary Youth Camp such as Jackson County 4H and our last camp of the season, Shining Light Kansas City, who is here this week! They are tree climbing, having an archery class, and a visit from the fire department! Want to relive the amazing, life changing, summer moments had at camp? Click here to find us on YouTube! 
Rotary is...
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322





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