This Week's Meeting
February 15, 2024
This week's speaker is Lillian Cooper, Project Architect, HOK. The topic is: "Trauma Informed Design: A New Way to Shelter the Unhoused."
Lillian is an architect and artist whose professional experience includes engaging in both design and management opportunities across the United States, as well as supporting multiple social impact design efforts in rural India.

She is dedicated to working alongside marginalized communities.
Last Week's Meeting
Feb 8, 2023
The meeting began with the customary welcome by Pres. Tom Davis to the club with The Camp for Kids.  And today, an added shout-out for a victory by the KC Chiefs, as they do battle this weekend in the Super Bowl in Nevada. We stood for a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and Mary Kingsley brought a very thoughtful invocation consisting of quotes from a Mother Teresa prayer. (e.g., “If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.”)
After Tom Woolwine led us in singing “Happy Birthday” to a very long list of members, all of whom are celebrating their February birthdays, Mandy went around the room welcoming guests.  Then we noted club anniversaries for Tony Andresen, 16 years, and Cara Hu, 1 year.  Also, today’s greeters were from the list of February birthday celebrants. 
Jared Campbell reported that on Thursday, Feb. 15, we are joining the Downtown Neighborhood Association and others to do a “joint community happy hour” at Harry’s Country Club at the river from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  (See the Buzzsaw for details.)
There will be a Geeks for Kids Build Day on March 3 at the Caves.  Signup will be emailed soon.  (Yes, see the Buzzsaw.)
Reminders:  The Rotary Roundup at the Youth Camp will be on Thursday, Feb. 29, 6-9 pm.  (No noon club meeting that Thursday.)
Kickoff day for the Greater Kansas City day will be on March 6, at the  Granfaloon restaurant and bar.
Pres. Tom introduced our speaker for the day, Chris Handzel, who is the VP and Director of Transportation Planning and Policy at HNTB’s Central States office.  His topic was “The South Loop Project.”  He has been leading the development of that project since 2007. 
The project basically involves turning the top surface of the tunnel through which highways 71 and 670 pass on the south edge of down-town between Wyandot and Grant streets into a maze of features that invite people on foot to enjoy..  Mr. Handzel reviewed the history of the evolution of plans and concepts for this project.  The project involves the cooperation and approval of numerous entities, including the highway dept., various Kansas City departments and the property and building owners along both sides of the project.
He showed several artists’ concepts of what a stroll along the walkway would look like.  It really is impressive (in this scribe’s opinion) and has the potential to make a major change in the character of the downtown environment.  You can see the images by going to the Club 13 website and watching the slides on the meeting recording.
After an extensive round of questions for the speaker, Pres. Tom ended the meeting with a review of coming programs and a quote from Pres. Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s-60s:  “More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one (referring to the nationwide building of the interstate highways system) would change the face America with straightaways, cloverleaf turns, bridges, and elongated parkways.  Its impact on the American economy – the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up – was beyond calculation.”
And a recitation of the 4 Way Test.
Obituary for Carl Bolte

Carl E. Bolte, Jr. was a unique talent, patriot, leader, Christian humanitarian. Among his many accomplishments, he was a Missouri Tiger baseball letterman and graduate (two degrees), Navy captain with Korean and Vietnam service, 180-pint blood donor, Rotary Club No. 13 president, University Club president, Goodwill Industries board chairman, Salvation Army board, Beta Theta Pi Man of the Year, State Bank of Slater board director, Country Club Christian Church life deacon, prolific songwriter/playwright/author and generous tither to many causes. Love to his brother, Denny, and his family, to Jane's daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and especially Jane, remembering many joyous years. You are invited to honor Carl with a generous contribution to the Rotary Youth Camp, 22310 NE Colbern Rd., Lee's Summit, MO 64086. Celebration of Life will be held April 13, 2024, 3-6 pm, at the Carriage Club, 5301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112.

Published by Kansas City Star on Feb. 11, 2024.
Rotary Book Group Makes it into NY Times
Our book club meeting on Monday made it into a New York Times article!  Vivien Jennings was quoted in the article: Taylor Swift gives Kansas City its own love story
At a Rotary Club event in Kansas City on Monday, members could not stop talking about the Super Bowl. They marveled at the high level of community spirit, the sense of possibility and their pride in Kansas City, said Vivien Jennings, a longtime resident of the area who owned a bookstore in the suburb of Fairway, Kan., for nearly a half-century, until last year.
Also discussed at the meeting: the secondhand joy gleaned from glimpses of Ms. Swift jumping up and down in a luxury box at Chiefs games, Ms. Jennings added, and the “victory kissing” by the couple after a victory.
“It’s been so fun to be out with people and talk about it, because normally I’m talking about books,” Ms. Jennings said.
Click here to read the article.
Pollinator 101 Webinar
“In December 2023, the Canadian government listed the monarch as an endangered species along with a few species of bees. The U.S. government is expected to make a similar decision later this year. Want to help? It’s easy! Plant native flowers and milkweed at home this Spring.
There are lots of great resources out there to support you! Go to Grow Native! to learn more.  You can also attend upcoming virtual workshops that are being hosted, in part, by Operation Pollination a Rotary project. Visit this link to register.”
Rotary Roundup
December Birthdays
February Birthdays

Marc McCarty, 2/2

Leland Shurin, 2/3

Mandy Sheldon, 2/4

Richard Helmuth, 2/5

Christy Chester, 2/6

Jeff Hornsby, 2/6

Kelvin Beatty, 2/7

Sean Putney, 2/10

Jacklyn Smith-Nofsinger, 2/21

Cara Hu, 2/22

Ed Corley, 2/25

Myron Sildon, 2/26

Patrick O’Malley, 2/27

We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Feb. 21, 2024 4:30 p.m.
Bagel Run
Feb. 24, 2024
Board of Directors Meeting
Via Zoom
Feb. 28, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Feb. 28, 2024 4:30 p.m.
Rotary Round Up
Rotary Youth Camp
Feb. 29, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Geeks for Kids Build Day
The Downtown Underground
Mar. 02, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Greater KC Day Kick Off
Mar. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Feb 22, 2024
Feel the Power - Her Story
Feb 29, 2024
Join us for the Rotary Roundup!
Mar 14, 2024
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Bowling News
by Tim Tholen
Happy Monday Rotary 13!
Another night of bowling, another impressive collection of 200 games and splits and spares
200 games
John Lawrence-212, 223
Matt Ho-226, 207
Henrik Andersen-236, 228
Dave Boone-204
Splits and spares
John Lawrence-3,6,7,10
Lon Lawton-5,10
Del Karmieier-6,7,10
Kay Roscoe-6,10
Sharon Stripling-5,7
Jane Lee-3,6,7,10
See you all Thursday!!!

MARCH 2, 2024

Rotary Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
The Rotary Youth Camp will be having an “all hands on deck” work day Saturday, May 11, 2024.  We will be getting the entire camp ready for the Centennial Celebration.  Come out and put a shine on Club 13’s Crown Jewel!
These pictures and captions were published in the Golden Anniversary Issue of the Buzz Saw, May 26, 1960.