This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
March 2, 2023
Our Speaker this week is David King. His topic is: "Flying is in this Guy's DNA - What He Knows About Airport Terminals."
David King has been a Rotarian for about 50 years, and was a full time pilot for about 20 years.  He has always been filled with wonder about how big heavy machines can levitate into the sky. He is loving the arrival of the new KCI terminal!
Last Week's Meeting
February 23, 2023
The meeting began in the Kill Devil Room some time after noon with Pres. Eric Bubb welcoming those in attendance and the ZOOM viewers, followed by a recitation of the Pledge to the Flag.
The invocation was brought by P.P. David Hanzlick with a reading of a story about a man, a bridge, and questions about its purpose.
Visiting guests were greeted, and P. Eric confessed to having an accident while participating in a session of ice skating on Friday evening. He is expecting a full recovery since the bulk of the injuries were focused on his head. Other sick bay information was the word that Overton Durrett is welcoming visitors at the Bishop Spencer Place on Southwest Traffic Way.
Club anniversaries included  Sally Bibb with 27 years (She joined while in high school..) and Gary McEachen with 27 years.
A reminder that our March 9th meeting will be a box lunch at the Black Archives Museum (no meeting downtown because of a basketball tournament.) See Buzz Saw for details. Also on April 1st there will be an event in Lone Jack, MO. (See Buzz Saw.)
Linn Mills introduced our speaker for the day, Carmella Williams, Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America.  Dr. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in English from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and her PhD in English from the University of Kansas. After 28 years as a professor of English and African-American studies, she retired from the Johnson County Community College and moved on to teaching in various places around the world. She was called to return to Kansas City to take over the leadership of the Black Archives of Mid-America.
Dr. Williams described her work in building the Black Archives of Mid-America into a comprehensive collection of Black history and the ways in which the agency is reaching out to the community and schools to share information about Black history and its role in shaping the cultures of our country.
This scribe was unable to attend the meeting, and his ZOOM attention was diverted during part of Dr. Williams’ remarks. If you missed her presentation, I urge you to go to the Club’s Facebook page and scroll down to the recording of the meeting. I believe you will be impressed with Dr. Williams’ story. Also, check out the agency’s website,
The meeting was closed in the usual manner.
Ramblin' Rotarians to KC Plaza Club
On Friday, February 24th, at the early hour of 7:15 AM, Six Club 13 Rotarians joined the Plaza Rotary Club for their weekly breakfast meeting at the Classic Cup. Plaza Club President Lisa Deatherage welcomed President Eric Bubb, Jan Armstrong, Christy Chester, Peter Ho, PDG David McCaughey and Linn Mills. This is the third Ramblin’ Rotarians event during the Rotary year with visits to North Kansas City, Overland Park and the Plaza. In late March, we will Ramble to Independence. Watch the Buzzsaw for the date and time.
Lunch & Learn at the Black Archives of Mid-America!
No downtown lunch on March 9th, no problem. Please join us on March 9th for a box lunch at the Black Archives of Mid-America. The program begins at Noon followed with a self-guided tour of the museum. We will learn more about the museum and its mission Thursday, February 23rd from our speaker, Dr. Carmaletta Williams, the Executive Director. 
You don’t want to miss the program or, the box lunch! Lunch will be at 1722 E 17th Terrace in Kansas City, MO 64108. Click here to sign up!
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:30 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961.  The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack.  It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president.  But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum, a preacher’s son, it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms.  Accident.  Nature.  Suicide.  Murder.
Told from Frank’s perspective forty years later, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him.  It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

We have new sliding doors on the Bunk Room Bathrooms in the Lodge! Thank you Marc Horner and Matt Meyer!
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
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Mar 08, 2023
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
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Black Archives of Mid-America
Mar 09, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bagel Run
Mar 11, 2023
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Mar 14, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
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Mar 15, 2023 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Mar 18, 2023
Rotary Bowling League
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Mar 22, 2023 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Mar 25, 2023
Rotary Bowling League
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Mar 29, 2023 4:30 PM
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Satellite Club
The Rotary 13 Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, February 28, at Minsky’s Pizza, 5105 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. at 5:30 PM.  Please note that this is a change in meeting location.  There will be a discussion on the Satellite calendar of events in 2023 including service projects, social events and meetings.  All Club 13 Rotarians are welcome to attend.

Bowling News
By Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary Club 13!
Another week of bowling and another week of amazing games. We are heading into the middle of the 2nd half of the bowling year and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are bunched up with a few games separating the teams. The Columbia trip to bowl against St. Louis is taking shape and will happen April 18th. 
200 games:
Jacob Tholen 201
Mike Messmer 202 and 227
Curtis Grimsley 225
Jack Sopinski 255
Shaun Cussen 215
Matt Ho 223
John Reynolds knocked down a 6/7/10 split to boot!! 
Have a great week everyone!