The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
October 24, 2019
World Polio Day
Our Speaker this week is Past District Governor Carl Chinnery. He will be speaking about "Polio, Rotary and Us."
Carl was Vice-President of Kansas City Life Insurance Company until 1976 when he established his private law practice, now known as Chinnery Evans & Nail, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, concentrating on estate planning, probate, business law and real estate.
Carl joined Rotary in 1977 and served as District Governor of District 6040 for 2002-2003. That year he received the Presidential Citation. He was 2007 Convener for Nomination of International Director for Zones 30 and 31. He was 2010 delegate to the Council on Legislation. He is a Major Paul Harris Donor, Level 6, and Benefactor, a member of the Inaugural Class of the Paul Harris Society of District 6040, and the Arch Klumph Society, Chairs Circle. He has served as Major Donor Advisor, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor and RI President’s Representative.
He received the District 6040 Humanitarian Award for Polio Eradication, the 2010 Regional Service Award for a Polio - Free World, and the International Service Award for a Polio Free World. He received the Citation for Meritorious Service, the Distinguished Service Award, Service Above Self Award, and the Membership Development and Extension Award. He has also served as Polio Plus Chairman for District 6040, was a Rotary International Polio Plus Partners Task Force Member, and was the Moderator/Trainer for EMGA’s. He participated in an NID to India.
Carl enjoys working with wood and has built two sail boats and two canoes among other wood projects. He enjoys traveling, gardening, sailing and golfing. Between them, Carl and Jean have eight children and eighteen grandchildren.
Every member of Carl’s family is a Paul Harris Fellow. During his Rotary career, Carl has sponsored over 165 new members and the installation of three new clubs.
Last Week's Meeting
October 17, 2019
After President Joe Privitera called the meeting to order, we were led patriotic song (God Bless America) by Tom Woolwine with Carl Bolte, on the piano, followed by Pledge of Allegiance.  George Heymach led in an invocation. President Joe thanked our Greeters, the October Birthday members.
Club Anniversaries were noted as follows:  Ernesto Marquez - 1 year; Rose Ryan  - 1 year; Leland Shurin -  1 year
Committee ReportsTony Andresen gave us an update from the Membership CommitteeTony Andresen discussed the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Schedule:  We will ring the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the two Saturdays following Thanksgiving Weekend.
Congratulations & Recognition to (1) Tom Davis & Dan Nenonen and their respective committees for the District Grant project of the new Basketball Court at Camp.  The total project cost $13,000 of which $6,650 was provided for by a grant. (2) Congrats to Tom Davis, Jan Armstrong and the International Committee on receiving approval for a Global Grant for $30,000 for a Sanitation Project for the school in Zambia.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: There was a KC Area Rotarians  - Social Thursday 10/17/19 at 4 pm at Casual Animal. TUESDAY 10/22/19 @ 5:30 pm at the Brickhouse (400 E. 31st St, KCMO:  one block west of Gillham Road (a/k/a Gillham Plaza), to celebrate the One Year Anniversary of our  Satellite Club !!!  Fireside Chat on October 29th,  7 to 9 PM at the home of Lainie Wilbur (6941 Kimberly Lane, Shawnee, KS  (call 913-631-8595 for further directions). Rotary After Hours at Harvesters – Tuesday November 5th, 2019 (5:30 to 8 PM) at Harvesters (3801 topping Avenue KCMO, 64129).   We will meet at 5:30 pm for a light dinner & fellowship with a facility tour prior to our shift. 
President Joe introduced our speaker, Al Wallace, former long time Sports Anchor at Fox 4 KC.  Al Wallace grew up in a military family in the 1960’s and 70’s, living in both the US (near Wash DC and in Mineral Wells, Texas) and in Germany, on base.  Al’s dad placed a high value on discipline.  Living in a military family, on base in Germany, Al was somewhat shielded from some of the time’s social distress.  To Al’s dad, being the military there only three colors, Red, White & Blue, and a strong fourth color of Army Green.  Al’s high school year were spent in Mineral Wells, Texas, where football is king.  In Texas, football is used to teach life’s lessons.  Texas high school football involved the whole community.
Al found value in his TV teams, initially while at Texas Tech University and later in Kansas City with Fox 4 (then an NBC affiliate).  Al went on to spend 40 years in television with 33 of which were at WDAF, Kansas City’s oldest television station.   Life and family genetics caught up with Al in 2011 with prostate cancer.  With Al’s work ethic, he was off work for 30 days and then back at the station on air.  In 2018, Al accepted a retirement incentive package.  In closing think about what in your life has value to you and never let go and cherish those values.
President Joe Privitera  wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?
3. Will it Build GOODWILL and Better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned?     
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Rotary After Hours at Harvesters
Rotary After Hours at Harvesters
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Please join us 5:30- 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5th at Harvesters (3801 Topping Avenue KCMO 64129) to sort and repackage donated product at their Volunteer Engagement Center for a two-hour shift.
We will meet at 5:30 pm for a light dinner & fellowship prior to our volunteer time. There will be a tour of Harvesters’ state-of-the-art facility prior to the start of our shift for those attendees interested. You will be amazed to see their facility!
Seating is available for those who need to get off their feet.
Lunch members, Satellite members, Rotarians Under Forty, spouses and guests all encouraged to participate! Hope to have a group of at least 20.
We did this last year and it was great fun!
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Ho, Ho, Ho! The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are beginning to turn and blow around! That means we’re ready to kick off our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Drive!
This is a wonderful tradition, and hugely important for the Salvation Army who does so much for our community and beyond. Many of you have favorite times, places and friends to ring with; so don’t delay- get together and sign up now!
We are scheduled to ring three Saturdays this year: the Saturday before Thanksgiving (11/23) and the two following (12/7 and 12/14). Based on years past, I’ve chosen what I think are the best spots. We will ring one Saturday at American Girl/Oak Park Mall (11/23), one Saturday at Sam’s Club in the Northland (12/7), two Saturdays INDOORS at Crown Center (12/7 & 12/14), and all three Saturdays on the Plaza at Barnes & Noble and North Face or Starbuck’s.
This will be our fifth year using and it has worked extremely well. You can even sign up using your cell phone! The link is:
This is a great way to spend time with fellow Rotarians. Or share a meal over the holidays with friends, your spouse or family before or after ringing! Extra points for Tyros!
Call or email me if you have any questions,
Thank you very much!
Tony Andresen
2019 Election
The Candidates for Director are:
Craig Bittner
Member since 2015
Michelle Biondo
Seton Center
Member since 2016
Tom Davis
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Member since 2000
Barbara Dolci
Member since 2007
Linn Mills
Member since 2015
Robin Wells
Country Club Bank
Member since 2013
Fireside at Lainie Wilbur's
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We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
31 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Roster Misprint
We are aware that a few members were left out of the Rosters that were handed out at last week's meeting. This was an unintentional misprint and we are working with the printer to get corrected copies made and ready for distribution soon.
Sincerest apologies to the members who were left out.

Oct 31, 2019
Nov 07, 2019
Becoming the Bean Baron
Nov 14, 2019
From James Naismith to Hitler's Olympics: Basketball and it's First Olympics, an Incredible Story
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Upcoming Events
Fireside at Lainie Wilbur's
Lainie Wilbur's Home
Oct 29, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Oct 30, 2019
Bagel Run
Nov 02, 2019
District Foundation Dinner
Arrowhead Stadium
Nov 02, 2019
Sheffield Place Service Project
Sheffield Place
Nov 02, 2019
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
Nov 04, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary After Hours at Harvesters
Nov 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Nov 06, 2019
Community Service Committee
Kill Devil
Nov 07, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
Nov 09, 2019
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Satellite Club 1st Anniversary
In the summer and early fall of 2018, President Kara Bennett brought together several Club 13 Rotarians to discuss and plan the formation of a Satellite Club. This was in response to the need for a flexible club that accommodates the demanding schedules of today’s professionals…and yet provides many avenues of service from which to choose. 
The inaugural meeting was held at Tower Tavern on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, with a total of 17 interested community members and supportive Club 13 Rotarians. On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the regularly scheduled Satellite Club meeting will be a celebration of the One Year Anniversary and all Club 13 members are welcome to attend.
The Satellite Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Brickhouse, 400 East 31st Street, KCMO.  Meeting in Martini Corner is a somewhat convenient stop on the way from work to home and the 5:30 meeting time fits into busy schedules. Because there is no meal served, the annual membership dues are very reasonable.
Please plan to attend the October 22nd Celebration to meet the 8 Charter Satellite Club members, enjoy some snacks, register for door prizes, and hear comments from District Governor Marc Horner.  Don’t miss this very enjoyable event.  Click here to register!

Bowling News
by Dick Retrum
Will Patrick rolled a 246 in his third game with five strikes in a row to the 12th frame. Rick Crouch had his first high game of the season with a 206 and Henrik Andersen had a 203. Peter Ho rolled his first of the season with a 201 and picked up the 5-10 split and the the more difficult 6-7-10. Nice work guys.
Jane Lee, Dee Reynolds and Carol Retrum, "Strike Mania" continue to hold on to the first place spot with 19 wins - 5 losses. Carol rolled 44 pins above her average and Dee holds the high average female - 155 and high game female 191. The season is young, but these ladies on their game and enjoying bowling in a handicap league.

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