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Jan 12, 2017
Jazz and Kansas City: The Role of the Jazz Museum
Jan 19, 2017
Presidential Election Impact on 2017 Outlook and Beyond
Jan 19, 2017
Presidential Election Impact on 2017 Outlook and Beyond
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Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Westside Local
Jan 10, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Out of Africal Committee Mtg
Jan 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Camp Enterprise Mtg
Kill Devil
Jan 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Jan 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Jan 18, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Foundation Development Committee Meeting
Kill Devil Club
Jan 19, 2017 11:00 AM
Membership Committee Mtg
Jan 19, 2017 11:15 AM
Foundation Board Meeting
Kill Devil
Jan 26, 2017 10:30 AM
New Theatre Restuarant Fabulous Lipitones
New Theatre Restaurant
Feb 09, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Seton Center Christmas Sharing
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped serve at the Seton Center's Christmas Sharing Program on December 16: Denny Bolte, Scott Rowe, Karl Roscoe, Susan Prestia,Taten Stamm, Eric Bubb, Jared Campbell, Randy Sisk, Jan Armstrong, Jerry Cooke, Tom Van Dyke, Sally Bibb and Mike VanBooven. This year, the Center assisted over 700 families with food, clothing, coats, blankets, gifts for children, personal hygiene items, and other home and gift items. Below are a few pictures from the event.


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Gallery
61 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
January 5, 2017
This week our speakers are Sister Andrea Kantner and Michael Straughn from Franciscan Mission Warehouse. The topic will be: "The Power of One, Addressing Fundamental Needs Worldwide."

Sister Andrea Kantner has been a member of the Sisters of St Francis of the Holy Eucharist for 60 years. She taught in several grade schools staffed by the community in addition to teaching in the Girls' Boarding Academy in Nevada, MO.

In 1977 she helped to open a mission in the Amazon Rain Forest of Brazil. Her work there involved teaching in the public school and adult education programs, assisting in the small Health Clinic and Maternity Hospital owned by the Sisters. She help to establish the 15 small parish communities along the Jurua River.

Upon returning to the States in 1995, she became involved in sending containers of supplies to the Mission in Brazil now staffed by Dominican Sisters. In 2001, she helped to coordinate the first shipments sent worldwide to needy areas. Over 250 shipments of medical and education equipment and supplies have been recycled through the Mission Warehouse ministry assisting both foreign as well as stateside organizations and individuals.

She is a member of the Independence Rotary Club.


Michael Straughn became involved with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer in 2008, helping with the construction crews and as the Habitat volunteer coordinator for St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence.  In 2012, he took on the position of ReStore Director and the project of developing Truman Habitat’s first ReStore in Independence and a second ReStore in Blue Springs in 2014.
In November, Michael joined the team of the Franciscan Mission Warehouse to help them market their services and realize more of their potential to provide dignity and medical support to people around the world.
Michael has served on the Board of Directors for the Independence Square Business Association, the Lee’s Summit Social Services Advisory Board, and is a member of the Lee’s Summit Noon Rotary Club.
Last Week's Meeting
Last week's Meeting
December 29, 2016
Kids & Grandkids Luncheon
After a social hour and the beginning of the lunch line, Pres. Elect David McCaughey opened the meeting with a welcome to our many (old and very young) guests.  Past Pres. Chuck Eddy led us in a spirited Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (not Tinkle Tinkle Little Star), and then God Bless America, all while the piano player (C. Bolte) played something on the keyboard. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Eric Bubb provided the Invocation. Larry Hill welcomed the same guests and visiting Rotarians mentioned above.
P. E. McCaughey introduced our program for the day, the Amazing Terry Magelssen the Magician. The kids lined up in seats right in front of the stage, and Mr. Magelssen delighted them - and everyone - with his ongoing humorous dialogue and mind-bending tricks, including suspending a very cute young lady on a board between two chairs, and then removing one of the chairs!  Mr. Magelssen's 30 plus years of experience were evident in the quality of his production, leaving everyone with a smile on their face and the big question, "How did he do that?"
**REMINDER - You can watch past programs on our YouTube Channel. Click below.
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Join us for the next Rotary Book Discussion Group!

Monday, January 16, 2017, 6:30 PM at Rainy Day Books.


Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth” by Christopher Scotton.  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:
After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent to live with Kevin’s grandfather.  In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods.  Determined to stop the massive mountaintop removal operation that is plundering the town’s heritage, Kevin’s grandfather attempts to rally the citizen against the “company” and its powerful owner.  When Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in a struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.