The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
June 10, 2021
Our Speaker this week is Debra Shultz. Her topic is "Flag Day Remembered. How the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Honors Our Flag."
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The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 28, 2011. The memorial is in KC Park’s Washington Square Park, at 100 East Pershing Road, in downtown Kansas City across from Union Station. The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial lists the over 900 Missourians Killed in Action, as well as the three Medal of Honor recipients from the Korean War, by Military Branch on the South Wall. The Korean War Veterans Memorial also honors Korean War Survivors.

Debra Shultz, chair of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Board of Directors says this is a huge boost for Kansas City. “This is tremendous for all our Veterans, especially our Missouri Korean War Veterans, and for KC Parks and our City. This will be the only State designated memorial in Kansas City and we anticipate this will help us raise the final funds needed for the sculpture to complete this great memorial.”

The Korean War called 1.5 million Americans into service, and in the end, over 37,000 Americans gave their lives defending freedom on the Korean Peninsula. Over 900 of those individuals were from Missouri, including more than 100 from the Kansas City region. This honors the courage and the sacrifice of these brave Missourians and works to ensure that this war is never forgotten.”

A Zoom link for this meeting will be emailed to members, if you would like to visit as a guest, please email Executive Director Mandy Sheldon.

Please continue to check our Facebook page and for updates.
Last Week's Meeting
June 3, 2021
The meeting began with directions to the breakout rooms for the question of the day, “What was the best thing that happened to you last week?” Most of our group mentioned trips, usually to see distant family members. Back together, we joined Charlie Huffman and Carl Bolte in singing “My Country Tis of Thee”, then recited the Pledge to the Flag, followed by an invocation by Duane Benton. 
Quint Hall, who is in the process of applying for Club membership, was our only acknowledged guest.
Club membership anniversaries were noted for Fred Drummond, 45 years; Austin Klarin, 3 years; Sean Putney, 3 years; Bill Madsen, 12 years; Keith Roney, 12 years.
Announcements included:
The June 12 workday at “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” with words of encouragement for your participation by Jessica Block.
Mention of upcoming events:
June 5 – Memorial meeting and Picnic
June 12-16 – 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention
July 1 – Changing of the Guard at the Rotary Camp
July 2 – First in-person meeting back at The Gallery
Marc Horner introduced our speaker for the day, Vince Clark, a Vice President of Business Development and Chief Corporate Affairs officer at Creative Planning, LLC., an independent financial advisory firm headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Clark has 25 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, including executive and senior level positions in domestic and international finance at some of the largest banks in the world.  Also, he is actively involved in local philanthropic and community services organizations. His topic for today was “"Creative Planning Addresses an Unmet Need in Under-Resourced Communities."
Creative Planning provides access to comprehensive financial education and training to under-resourced communities, including small business owners, other adults, and children in grades 9 through 12.  Classes and individual sessions take place at Creative Planning’s state-of-the art financial education center, called “Happy Financial Education” located at the corner of 18th and Vine in Kansas City.  Instructors include certified financial planners, practitioners, attorneys, CPAs, MBAs, business executives, and others who offer their services at no cost to the students in the classes.
The Creative Planning program is new to Kansas City, their first class started on May 12th. The program is designed to increase the success of businesses and individuals in under-served and under-resourced communities by connecting business owners and individuals with free access to the financial management information needed to succeed.
After his prepared remarks, Mr. Clark responded to numerous questions about the Creative Planning program and its similarities and differences with other community sources of training and information. More information about the history and services of Creative Planning can be found at its website,
Our meeting ended with a bit of Rotary history: “Rotary Fellowships informally began in 1928 when a group of Rotarians with an interest in Esperanto joined together. Today there are 92 fellowships covering such topics as Bird Watching, Curling, Environment, Jazz, and Quilting.” And you wonder what is “Esperanto”?  Look it up.
The lengthy Quote of the Week came from Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, and had to do with the relationship between success, happiness, and the quality of one’s life’s work. Submitted by George J. Heymach.
Recitation of The 4 Way Test closed the meeting.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace "Build Across America" Build Day - Saturday, June 12th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
All ages, no experience necessary, we need YOU - and Bring a friend or family member! Please sign up for this fun event to ensure that "no kid sleeps on the floor in our town!
Hydration Station Celebration
Please join us for a (dog-friendly) celebration of the new Hydration Station at Berkley Riverfront, a partnership between Rotary Club 13 and Port KC.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Berkley Park, 1298 River Front Drive, KCMO 64120
PLEASE BRING: Your own refillable water bottle
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS: Rotary Club 13, Rotary District 6040, Port KC, Downtown Council, Tom Davis, Jared Campbell, Evie Craig and David Hanzlick
The Hydration Station will provide a publicly accessible, hygienic water source 24/7/365 for the benefit of two and four-legged downtown residents, visitors, and others. Additionally, the project will cut down on water and plastic waste by promoting the use of refillable water bottles/cups and decreasing reliance on single-use water bottles.
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.  The book is available by mail order through the Rainy Day Books web site or call the store for curb-side pickup.  The discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, June 21, 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
About the book:
In 1596, William Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son Hamnet died in Stratford-upon-Avon. Four or so years later, Shakespeare wrote the play considered by many to be his greatest work, giving its tragic hero a variation of his dead son’s name. Almost four centuries later still, Maggie O’Farrell was studying Hamlet at school and learned of the boy Hamnet, whose life has been little more than a footnote in his father’s biography. The seed of curiosity planted 30 years ago has grown into her finest novel yet; a reimagining of Hamnet’s death and the long-lasting ripples it sent through his family. But the title is slightly misleading. Though the novel opens with Hamnet, its central character is the boy’s mother, Agnes. Names are significant in this book; when Agnes eventually sees the version of her son’s name on a London playbill, she feels he has been stolen from her a second time. Meanwhile, the most famous character in the novel goes unnamed; he is variously “her husband”, “the father”, “the Latin tutor”. He is allowed very little direct speech. All this has the effect of focusing the attention on the everyday, domestic life of this family. In their small local sphere, it is Agnes who is the celebrity, known in the town for being unconventional, free-spirited, a gifted herbalist who trails rumors of other, stranger gifts. Agnes is a woman whose origins merge into a particularly English kind of folklore harking back to a deep connection between humans and landscape.
Geeks for Kids
The Geeks for Kids Family Picnic is this weekend!  Geeks For Kids design and build custom, electric ride-on cars for kids with movement limitations. 
Family Picnic - June 12 (Sat) - The picnic is from 11am-1pm at Meadowbrook Park. This is an event for people to come and enjoy. It is a thank you for volunteers as well as an opportunity for new people to come and learn more about us. Everyone is welcome.
Meadowbrook Park
9101 Nall Avenue
Prairie Village, KS 66207
You can sign up for the picnic at this link: contact Eric Bubb at with any questions. It is important that you sign up in advance.
Rotaract Bingo Bash
Rotaract BINGO Bash, a fundraiser hosted by the Rotaract Club of Western Kansas City and Blue Valley North High School Interact Club, will occur on June 17, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Legends Outlets' Legendary Rooftop (1843 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas, 66111). The evening will include a catered dinner from Taco Naco KC: Market & Taqueria, drinks, BINGO, a silent auction, photo booth, and more!
All of the net proceeds from the event will benefit the local and global community, respectively. Our goal is to raise $5,000. The first $1,000 will be used to purchase and install a new bench at Fisher Park, which our Club adopted via the Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas' Adopt-A-Spot program in fall 2020. Any additional funds will be donated to Outreach International. This organization is a global nonprofit that supports local leaders and community-led groups who develop lasting solutions to poverty-related issues in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, Congo, Zambia, Nepal, India, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
31 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
*We are currently meeting virtually via Zoom*

By David Hanzlick
The Rotary year at Club 13 will end as it began – with service to the community. Service is the hallmark of Rotary in general and of the Rotary Club of Kansas City in particular!
I am looking forward to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed build this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. What a remarkable program to provide beds for children who don’t have them! While its difficult for many of us to imagine that a family is unable to provide an appropriate bed for their child, the need is real, increasing, and urgent. If you haven’t signed up, please do so at the link elsewhere in this Buzz Saw.
The Club, along with our partners – Port KC and the District 6040 grant program, will dedicate the new Hydration Station at Berkley Riverfront Park on Tuesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. The Hydration Station will provide water for pedestrians and their dogs in this growing area of downtown. Huge thanks to the Downtown Committee and chair Evie Craig for all the work that has gone into this innovate project that provides an amenity for downtown residents while reducing the amount of plastic waste that goes into landfills!
Please also make note of the falling dates:
  • Thursday, July 1 – Changing of the Guard at the Camp from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 8 – In-person club meetings resume at the Gallery!
Have a great week and remember, “Rotary Opens Opportunities!”

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Upcoming Events
Bagel Run
Jun 19, 2021
Satellite Meeting
Brick House Patio
Jun 22, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 26, 2021
Hydration Station Celebration
Berkley Park
Jun 29, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Changing of the Guard at the Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp
Jul 01, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
In-Person Meeting at the Gallery!
The Gallery
Jul 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Thank you to our "Groundbreaking" Sponsors for the 2021 Greater Kansas City Day
Terre & Tony Andresen
Jan Armstrong
Kara Bennett
Bob & Sally Bibb
The Bubb Team - ReeceNichols
Citizens Bank & Trust
Woody Davis
Barbara & Larry Dolci
Equity Bank
Janee' & David Hanzlick
IBEW Local Union #124/KC Chapter NECA
Leawood Rotary Club
Rusty & Cathy Macy
Linn Mills
Next Level Performers
Power Partners
Schleicher Law Firm
Thoughtful Care Inc.
Terry & Debbie Westlund
Joletta & Tom Woolwine

Rotary Youth Camp Update
By Allison Kelly

The countdown to campers is on! From staff training, volunteer projects, and the picnic- it is feeling like summer already!! Campers arrive June 18th and then we are off to have a good time making life-changing memories for the youth we serve! 
We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our loyal volunteers, for the many hours you’ve put in to keeping the camp the best it can be! 

June Birthday Celebrants
Bill Gray, 6/1
Jerry Smith, 6/1
Courtney Brooks, 6/4
Kermit Bright, 6/7
Charlie Huffman, 6/7
Danielle Ehlers, 6/13
Ross Donnell, 6/16
Rich Ambler, 6/17
Jessica Block, 6/20
Aren Ryan, 6/25
Kent Verden, 6/25
Sandra Benton, 6/26
Gary McEachen, 6/28
Bill Buckner, 6/29