The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
February 11, 2021
Our Speaker this Week is Dr. Barbara Pahud. Her topic is "The Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know."
Dr. Pahud works in the division of Pediatric Infection Diseases at Children's Mercy - Kansas City, where she serves as the Director of Infectious Disease Research. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC and serves on the Advisory Commission for Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) through the Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency. Dr. Pahud is an internationally recognized expert in the field of vaccine safety, hesitancy and the impact of clinical trials.

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Last Week's Meeting
February 4, 2021
President David Hanzlick started the zoom meeting and sent the group to break out rooms to discuss; who is the most famous person you ever met and how did you meet? From Donald Trump to Dr. Oz, Rotarians have met many famous people which proves we are only three people separated from anyone in the world. 
Charlie and Carl lead “My Country Tis of Thee" followed by a prayer from Christy Chester. Club Anniversaries: David King,10 years. Bill Kort, 7 years.  Tony Andresen,13 years. 
Updates and Announcements:
Linn Mills shared about Shoes for Orphan Souls. Twenty years of donating new shoes. 2021 collection Kick offs today. Last year from our club 1,788 pairs of shoes and 1,126 pairs of socks were collected. Donate with a check payable to the KC Club or go on line and have them delivered to: Linn Mills address at:  147 NW Point Drive, Kansas City, Mo 64116.  Feb 18th will have an update.  May 22 shoe roll call. 
Tony Andresen: Guest Day is next week with speaker  Dr Barbara Pahud who will speak on “The Covid 19 Vaccine:  What you need to know. “  Invite your spouse, work associates or friends to join us virtually. 
Dan Nenonen: Camp board meeting report. Camp is still closed. We can rent out until May if people want to use. Many conversations for improvement for KC Day and other fund raising. Mark your calendar August 8 to break ground for the new facility. 
Community Service -Barbara Dolci: Idea to get involved in Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Creates beds for children sleeping on floors. They will coordinate how we will build these.
David McCaughey introduced speaker, District Governor Don Gladhart of 6040. Don has served as your District Governor for 2020-21. Obviously, it has been a unique and challenging year so far. Don knows that for many of our Clubs, events and our Rotarians personal lives have been disrupted since March.  From cancellations to virtual presentations, we have been challenged, but not stopped. 
Don shared about the district and work that he is proud of that has been done by our Rotary clubs. During COVID, we have helped in Honduras in 26 clinics to get PPE supplies. $60,000 of the $168,000 that was donated by our clubs in the district for 6 months PPE supplies. “Challenges are what make life interesting.  Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.” Winston Churchill stated, “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty!”
Rotary theme: Rotary opens opportunity. 
Rotary Mission: “To enable rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.”  We have the opportunity to contribute our skills, sweat and resources to solve some of the world’s most serious problems. 
Don shared some ways this is happening by comparing Rotary History to where we are today. History contrast: 1905: Paul Harris starts rotary with 3 friends. 2020: 36,000 clubs in 203 countries. 1917: KC club makes first donation to foundation. 2019:  $301,000,000 paid out in grants from this fund.  1950: Polio crisis and vaccine. 1985: Rotary starts global polio eradication efforts at convention in KC.  2020:  KC Chiefs super bowl champs. 2020 COVID pandemic. 
At the international assembly, President Holger Knaack presented the theme for the year in Italy right before the outbreak. He asked; 1) every club to host one strategic meeting each year: what do we want to look like in 5 years? Steps to reach that vision and how to value members in the process. 2)  we must grow our clubs: What will we look like in 25 years? Engage and care for our Rotarians and attract new members with the attitude of no age to young. 
Don shared some truths and quotes of Rotary that will help us work as a club. Rotary Core Values: Fellowship. Integrity. Diversity. Service. Leadership. By honoring our past and embracing our future, we can evolve and keep rotary not only relevant, but thriving.
Rotary Vision Action Plan: Increase our Impact. Expand our reach. Enhance participant engagement. Increase our ability to Adapt.
2018 vision statement: Together we see a world where people Unite and take Action to Create lasting Change across the globe, in our communtie4ss and in ourselves. 
US membership is down but overall world membership is the same because of Asia making new members. A recommended strategy is for each one to reach one. Retain current members, add new ones, especially younger.
May 22, 2021 is the Foundation Dinner and District Conference. It will be Virtual but it is hoped the event will raise 35% of our foundation giving for the coming years.
You can start or get involved in a Rotary Action Group. International Rotarians with similar expertise and passion to do great things through Rotary. Resources for Rotary can be found in My Rotary 2.0 / learning center:
Notable Quotes shared by Don:
Nelson Mandella: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we led.”
Paul Harris wrote the following during the depression that is a help to us today. “This is a changing world;  we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary will be written again and again. May our happiness increase with our usefulness. What Rotary will be 100 years hence, none living can imagine. There is nothing impossible to Rotary now.” 
Don challenged us to take 15 minutes a day to think of opportunities you see through Rotary internationally and in our club. Through Rotary we can connect people, we can solve problems, we can take action locally and globally.  Stay positive, Be engaged and help Rotary Open Opportunities.
Closing of meeting:
In 1945: club President Bob Gee set aside 40 acres of land to be used in perpetuity for youth activities.  It was the start of the Rotary Youth Camp.
President quote of the week:  “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  The friends who listen to us are the ones we move forward.  When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”  Karl A. Meninger submitted by Aren Ryan
Rotary 4 Way Test was recited.  Is it the Truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?   Will it build goodwill and better friendship?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
Spouse’s, Partner’s and Guest Day- Reminder!
Spouse’s, Partner’s and Guest Day is this Thursday! We have an excellent guest speaker lined up on a particularly timely topic: Dr. Barbara Pahud, and the topic is “The Covid-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know.”
This will be our first ever Virtual Guest Day, and we hope to have a large crowd.
Think for a minute what this means: we are People of Action and The Club with the Camp for Kids- let’s introduce ourselves and our Club to people we know who might like to join us! Could be two or three guests you’d like to invite, and that’s great!
This is a perfect opportunity to showcase our club:
  • Top notch guest speaker on a relevant topic for all
  • The Zoom meeting is just a click away
  • There’s no driving, underground parking, or dashing across the street in the snow or rain
  • Make you own “free” lunch at home/work
  • And it’s a chance to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while
Mandy has sent (and will resend) a special link for you to forward on to guests, it’s that simple!
Now we just have to get busy and think who might like to join us as People of Action!
Thank you fellow Rotarians!
Shoes for Orphan Souls 2021
The Shoes for Orphans Souls 2021 project kicked off on February 4th. Thank you to all Rotary Club 13 members who have supported the “Shoes for Orphan Souls” project for the last 19 years. Due to the Corona Virus, this will be a challenging year to shop for shoes. However, with continued financial support, this year, we can and will be successful.
The majority of the Big Box Stores (Walmart and Old Navy) online sites to include Amazon, are selling children’s shoes above the average cost of $5.00 to $8.00. The committee will continue to monitor these sites for bargain deals. Our shoppers are still doing physical shopping for shoes and socks.
To financially support this effort, please make your checks payable to the Kansas City Rotary Foundation and note “Shoes for Orphan Souls.” Please send your donations to the attention of Linn Mills, 147 NW Pointe Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64116. For additional information, contact Linn at or 505-402-6630
The Monday Morning Gang (MMG)
Virtually every Monday morning, 8 AM to Noon for the past six or seven years, rain, snow, hot or cold the MMG is hard at work at the Camp. Our latest “big project” is to build an equipment shed attached to the East side of the maintenance barn to house our Bobcat, two Gators and golf cart. Getting all this equipment out of the maintenance barn will make that space available for other projects. The shed is approximately 12 feet by 40 feet with two double garage doors. A lot of work going on since the first of October is almost finished. Several dump trucks of gravel to level the site plus lots of rebar and two concrete truck-loads got the project started. Framing, siding and roofing followed. Since mid-January we have been installing the electrical system and are now installing the garage doors and the chain-link fence to close the area off.
This effort is part of the Camp’s Centennial Maintenance Project which expects to spend around $1,000,000 improving the Camp over the four years ending in 2022.
Current members of the MMG are Rotarians Ross Donnell, Dan Hughes, Rick Hughes, Phil Kinney, Dennis McKeehan, Matt Meyer and John Reynolds and new member of the MMG Marc Horner. We are joined almost every week by non-Rotarian Andy McMurray.
Stay tuned for our next big project which is in the planning stages and must be finished before this summer’s camping season.
MMG rules are: anyone can join whenever they have their Monday morning free and they can expect to have a good time every time. We do whatever the Camp needs done. Come out and join us.
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. The book is available by mail order through the Rainy Day Books web site or call the store for curb-side pick up. The discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings. All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, February 15, 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
About the book:
Adam is a senior at Topeka High School, class of ’97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author: his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart –who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father’s patient –into the social scene, to disastrous effect.
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
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention Month
Because of the central importance of the promotion of Peace to the Rotary movement, I am reprinting a column written by Ian E. Lancaster of District 7070, which I have edited slightly for length. The first part was printed last week. Here is the second of two parts. 
In the early 1980’s, a growing number of Rotarians called on the organization to do even more to promote peace. In 1982, RI’s World Understanding and Peace Committee discussed the creation of a permanent forum for promoting peace. In June 1982, the Trustees agreed to “authorize, on a trial basis, for three years, the annual award of six Rotary Foundation scholarships (one from each region of the world) for the study of international relations, world peace, or international behavior.”
On February 28 1988, RI President Charles Keller convened the first Rotary Peace Forum in Evanston, Illinois, bringing together experts on international relations, government officials, and Rotarian leaders to consider the topic “Nongovernmental Organizations and the Search for Peace.” The event was so well attended and the outcome so constructive that additional Rotary Peace Forums were held in various cities around the world.
In November of 1988, at a peace forum in Hiroshima, Japan, RI President Royce Abbey told the participants, “Reconciliation is the very heart of peacemaking. It means to build instead of to destroy; to restore to friendship and harmony.” He emphasized that in the modern age, both the necessity for peace and the opportunities for achieving it have never been clearer.
This raised the question: What if Rotary were to provide a centre for practicing peace-building and conflict resolution? Could it train a cadre of committed, working peacemakers to become effective advocates for peace and conflict resolution on the global stage?
In April 1999, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation committed $2 Million for the creation and support of the Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution in seven universities, in what was to be a watershed moment in the Foundation’s history. The idea was to elicit scholarship applications from 10 new Rotary Peace Fellows engaged in peace-building and conflict resolution for a two-year master’s degree program – all paid for by The Rotary Foundation. [Club 13’s own Dick Burnett, a Past Rotary International Director, was one of the principal architects of the Peace Centers when he led a delegation of Rotarians throughout the world selecting universities as Peace Center locations.]
Peace has been the focus of RI Presidential Themes as far back as 1981-1982 when Stanley McCaffrey (California, USA) envisioned “World Understanding and Peace through Rotary”. Subsequently Charles Keller in 1987-1988 (Pennsylvania, USA) used “Rotarians – United in Service – Dedicated to Peace”. Herbert Brown (Florida, USA) chose the theme of “Act with Integrity – Serve with Love – Work for Peace” in 1995-1996. And most recently Sakuji Tanaka (Saitama, Japan) offered his theme of “Peace Through Service”.
Rotary continues to lead in pursuing peace through its Peace Scholar programs of educating individuals and funding broad-based projects such as Vocational Training Teams based in the Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention Area of Focus.
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."  -- Albert Einstein

Feb 18, 2021
Best Air Show in America: Blue Angels and More
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Feb 15, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Feb 17, 2021 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Feb 20, 2021
Satellite Club Meeting
Feb 23, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy lanes
Feb 24, 2021 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Feb 27, 2021
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Bowling News
By Eric Bubb
Hello Rotary!
Bowling news for last week. It was another action packed week on the lanes. There was a near perfect performance.
Will Patrick bowled a 290 in game 3!!! One spare and eleven strikes!
200+ Games
John Lawrence-216
Curtis Grimsley-205 
Notable Splits
Hope Waugh- 3-7-10
Kay Roscoe- 6-7
Dave Boone- 7-8
Will Patrick- 6-7-10
Almost 200 Club
Dave Boone-196
Kay Roscoe- 194
Steve Sopinski- 197

The Satellite Club is another way of belonging to Club 13. Instead of meeting weekly, the Satellite Club meets for one hour monthly via Zoom.  It was formed in response to the need for a more flexible club that accommodates the demanding schedules of today’s professionals…and yet provides many avenues of service from which to choose.  Members of the Satellite Club are full members of Club 13 and are able to participate fully in all Rotary Club activities and service projects that address needs in our  community.  All Club 13 members are welcome to attend Satellite Club meetings.

February Birthday Celebrants
March McCarty  2/2
Leland Shurin  2/3
Carl Bolte  2/4
Mandy Sheldon 2/4
Richard Helmuth  2/5
Christy Chester  2/6
Jeff Hornsby  2/6
Kelvin Beatty  2/7
Sean Putney  2/10
Overton Durrett  2/20
Ed Corley  2/25
Myron Sildon  2/26
Patrick O'Malley  2/27