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Jan 25, 2018
Everything Truman
Feb 01, 2018
Encountering an Active Shooter
Feb 08, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Jan 24, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Jan 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Education Excellence Meeting
Kill Devil
Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM
International Service Committee
Booth in Kill Devil Bar
Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Disbursement Committee
Back of Kill Devil
Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Jan 29, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Jan 31, 2018 4:24 PM
Ramblin Rotarians Visit Overland Park South
Deer Creek Golf Club
Feb 07, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 07, 2018 4:30 PM
Foundation Board Meeting
Kill Devil
Feb 08, 2018 11:00 AM
Spouse's Day Luncheon
The Gallery
Feb 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Feb 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 14, 2018 4:30 PM

This week our featured member on the People of Rotary page is Al Tikwart. Please click here to read more about Al. You do not need a Facebook account to read People of Rotary.

We are looking for a few new Bagel Run Captains! Captains are responsible for finding the weekly volunteer to pick up and deliver bagels for one month out of the year. We are looking for April, October, November and December. Please let Mandy know if you would like to help!

January Birthday Celebrants
1/2  Glenn Crawford
1/4  Pat Recker
1/13  Steve Wilbur
1/16  Jerry Clark
1/17  Crosby Kemper
1/17  Jim Porter
1/18  Eric Frye
1/20  Paul Flucke
1/22  Bill Mitchell
1/23  Tony Andresen
1/26  Mary Kingsley
1/27  Mike Falk
1/31  Mike Griggs
1/31  Ross Marine

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
January 18, 2018
Our Speaker this week Joan Ruff, J.D., Chairman of the Board, AARP. Her topic will be "Longevity Economics: Not Just for Old People."
Joan Ruff, J.D. is chair of the AARP Board and has worked as an executive, human resources consultant and attorney. After more than 10 years as a tax attorney with Panhandle Eastern Corporation, she joined William M. Mercer Inc., where she consulted on employee benefits and compensation. She then held executive management positions at Zurich Financial Services and H&R Block.
As chair of the AARP Board and former chair of AARP’s Audit and Finance Committee, Ms. Ruff’s expertise has made her a frequent guest speaker on aging, financial and human resources issues. She has particularly spoken on topics relating to how employers can benefit from an enlightened longevity strategy and how the increase in more active older adults makes them an important consumer force. She brought her insights to a Milken Global Institute panel and to a Milken Asian Summit that focused on the challenges and opportunities in this global longevity shift.
Ms. Ruff has been active in the Kansas City community for more than 35 years.  She was a Centurion and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees in the Kansas City area. She resides in Mission Woods, Kansas, where she serves on the Mission Woods City Council.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
January 11, 2018
Pres. David McCaughey cancelled last week’s meeting in the interest of everyone's safety and not wanting people to have to get out and travel in inclement weather.
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: Rainy Day Books - 2706 West 53rd Street, Mission, KS 66205
Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore. 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:
New York. 1888.  The miracle of electric light is in its infancy.  Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is suing his only remaining rival, George Westinghouse, for the unheard-of sum of one billion dollars.  To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: He hires a young, untested twenty-six-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School named Paul Cravath.
The task facing Cravath is daunting.  Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at this disposal, including the backing of J.P. Morgan himself. Yet Cravath shares with his famous opponent a compulsion to win at all costs.  In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off.  As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that no one if quite who they seem.
Trivia and Literacy!!! 
Attention Tyros and all Rotarians - The Literacy Committee is recruiting a Team of 10 for Literacy KC’s Books, Brains, and Boulevard – January 29, 2018, 5:30-8:30pm at Boulevard Brewing Co. The entry fee is $45 per person. Attendees enjoy beer and wine donated by Boulevard, pizza, and entry to a trivia team. There is also a raffle, a series of sweet treats, and trivia lifelines that are available for purchase throughout the evening. Contact Dan Nenonen at to join the team!