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The Kill Devil Club
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322





By President Kara Bennett
Happy New Year!

Jan 10, 2019
Coming Soon: USS Kansas City LCS 22
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A Family's Global Rotary Journey
Jan 31, 2019
The Medically Underserved and Impact on the Community
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Upcoming Events
Nourish KC
Nourish KC Community Kitchen
Jan 07, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Jan 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Plaza Lights: A Rotary After Hours Event
Polsinelli Law Firm
Jan 08, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 09, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Jan 09, 2019 4:30 PM
Membership Committee
Jan 10, 2019 11:00 AM
Bagel Run
Jan 12, 2019
Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Jan 16, 2019 4:30 PM
Community Service Committee
Jan 17, 2019 11:00 AM
Bagel Run
Jan 19, 2019

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings. All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Date: Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
“We Were the Lucky Ones” is set in the spring of 1939 with three generations of the Kurc family doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer.  The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland.  But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable, and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. 
“We Were the Lucky Ones” is a novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that propels readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to the farthest reaches of the Siberian gulag.  This is an extraordinary story of love and hope in the face of one of the twentieth century’s darkest moments.

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
January 3, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College. Her topic is "Role of Community Colleges in Education."
Dr. Kimberly Beatty began her tenure as Metropolitan Community College's eighth chancellor on July 1, 2017. She was formally installed as chancellor at an inauguration ceremony on Aug. 24, 2018. Dr. Beatty came to MCC from Houston Community College, the nations fourth-largest community college system, where she served as vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer.
As the first African-American leader in the 103-year history of Metropolitan Community College, and the only African-American CEO in the Missouri community college system, I live and walk in the truth of who I am each day, Dr. Beatty says. A champion of access and equity, she is devoted to the community college mission of providing access to higher education for all.
At Metropolitan Community College, Dr. Beatty finalized and restructured the colleges five-year strategic plan; authored a new vision statement for the college and a new shared governance model; is leading the college community through an organizational realignment; and is fostering a culture of innovation, including the creation of the MCC Innovation Council. She is committed to workforce education, including establishing new partnerships with Kansas City area businesses. She is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Women's Leadership Council; the Kansas City Area Development Council; the Full Employment Council Board; and the Rotary Club of Kansas City.
A three-time graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Dr. Beatty received a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English, and an Ed.D. in higher education, with a specialization in community college leadership. She brought to MCC 28 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, including 21 years of progressive leadership experience at community colleges in California, Virginia and Texas. She has also served as a tenured associate professor in English.
Dr. Beatty is married to Kelvin Beatty. They are proud parents of three sons, Kelvin Jr., Michael and Ian. They also have five grandsons.
Last Week's Meeting
December 27, 2018
Children's & Grandchildren's Luncheon
Today’s meeting was in the main (spacious) Event Room of the Gallery, and we did have a lot of room, especially since few tables had anyone sitting at them.  The occasion was our annual Children’s and Grandchildren’s Holiday Party.
President Kara called the meeting to order, and immediately turned the podium over to P.P. Chuck Eddy, who then called all the children in the room to join him on the stage. Once they were there, Chuck had each one introduce themselves to the audience.  Most of the kids were elementary age, and it was a hoot to listen to how they handled that chore.
Chuck and the kids led us in singing some fun and patriotic songs, accompanied by Main Piano Man C. Bolte at the keyboard. After we recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Barbara Dolci did the invocation.
Chuck then introduced our entertainment for the day, Terry Magelssen the Magician, who did his usual great job of engaging the kids sitting in chairs at the foot of the podium with an ongoing stream of humorous banter and true (maybe?) stories, while he performed a series of hard-to-believe tricks.  His delivery was enhanced by some impressive sound equipment and speakers.  The climax at the end was the production of a cloud of “snow” that flew into the air and fell over the podium and floor.  (I wonder who had to clean it up..)
His act was a delight from the beginning to the end, and he had the rapt attention of everyone in the room throughout. The only shame was that there were so many empty seats. Google “Terry Magelssen” to learn more about his shows.
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
2019 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Results
Thank you to all the Rotarians and their families and friends young and old who rang bells for the Salvation Army this Holiday Season! We had 72 people cover 10 eight hour shifts over three Saturdays. Many thanks also to the invaluable contribution of Dennis McKeehan and Tim Tholen who worked with the Salvation Army to ensure kettles were in place and picked up promptly. The weather was good two out of the three Saturdays, and there were no blizzards; so weather-wise I think we did quite well!
In all over three Saturdays we collected $3606.70, or $1200 per day which I think is fantastic!
The #1 location continues to be Sam’s Club in the Northland which raised $730.20 in one day followed by Barnes & Noble that averaged $412.26 per day. Crown Center and Oak Park Mall were also strong followed by North Face on the Plaza which I think I’ll change for a stronger location next year.
If anyone has feedback on how to improve our bell ringing experience, please don’t hesitate to tell me. Again, sincere thanks to all for all you do as Club 13 Rotarians!
Board Meeting Recap for Dec.

The Board of Directors Meeting was held Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

November's minutes were approved and the Membership changes were reviewed. For approval were three new applications, Ford Miller, Stewart Title Company, Mathew Petereson, Spencer Fane, transfer from Lawrence club, Melissa Jones, Habitat for Humanity Org membership. These applications were approved. 

During the Treasurer's Report there was discussion of Past Due accounts. The Financial Statement was reviewed. Statements and letters will be sent to past due accounts.

During the Membership Update, there was discussion of programs/speakers and how to solicit suggestions from the membership. We will work to have an announcement made from the podium.

The Camp Budget was reviewed, discussed and approved. A suggestion was made to have the Ranger be Basic Life Support certified.

In other Club Business, a new TYRO checklist has been created by the Jared Campbell and membership committee chair Sally Bibb. The new checklist focuses less on attaining 100 points, and more on engagement with the club and committees. It should take less time, but work to get a member more engaged. The board reviewed the checklist and made a couple of suggestions. When the new checklist is finalized, it will be implemented starting with our new members. 

The Calendar for the next month was reviewed and meeting adjourned.
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