We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Contact us:

(816) 842-2322






Spouse's Day is February 8th!
Our Speaker will be Larry Lunsford, with Shoes for Orphan Souls.
Please click here to register your guest.
Thank you!

Feb 15, 2018
Rollin Down the River: DIscovering People and Places Along the Mighty Missouri
Feb 22, 2018
United States v. T.J. Pendergast
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Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Nick & Jake's
Feb 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 14, 2018 4:30 PM
Literacy Committee
Feb 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Feb 21, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Rotary After Hours
Tower Tavern
Feb 27, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Feb 28, 2018 4:30 PM
One Light Social Event
One Light
Mar 01, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Mar 05, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Camp Enterprise 2018
Henry W Block Executive Hall
Mar 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Mar 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Kill Devil
Mar 15, 2018 10:30 AM
Greater KC Day Newspaper Sales
Mar 29, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

February Birthdays
Molly Kerr  2/3
Carl Bolte  2/4
Mandy Sheldon  2/4
Richard Helmuth  2/5
Christy Chester  2/6
Jeff Hornsby  2/6
Terry O'Toole  2/15
Overton Durrett  2/20
Chuck Eddy  2/20
Paul Searcy  2/24
Ed Corley  2/25
Myron Sildon  2/26
Patrick O'Malley  2/27

Ramblin Rotarians Visit Overland Park South Rotary
Join us for the next Ramblin Rotarians event scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th at 7:15 a.m.  The host club will be Overland Park South Rotary Club and here are the details:
  • The program will be part of their entrepreneurial series, which club president Theresa Jones recommended
  • The location is the Deer Creek Golf Club at 7000 W. 133rd St., Overland Park, KS 66213 (Basically the Northeast corner of Metcalf and 133rd).
  • Parking is free
  • Cost of the breakfast buffet is $11.00
  • Meeting begins with coffee and social at 7:15 a.m., breakfast buffet at 7:45 a.m. and out the door by 8:30 a.m.
Click HERE to sign up!


Bowling News
by Dick Retrum
For the second week in a row there were high games but no one reached 200 or better. However, Henrik Andersen and Dick Retrum picked up the 5-7 split. Bob Lager bowled 48 pins over his average. Barbara Dolci and Kay Roscoe were tied with 32 pins over average and Susan Prestia continues to be the most improved bowler in the league.   
Now is the time to start planning for the April 17th (Tuesday) trip to Columbia, MO to play the St. Louis Rotary Club 11. Needless to say... they want to win the traveling trophy back from us and we want to keep them from doing so. Like yesterday's Super Bowl. Anything thing can happen. 


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
February 8, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Past RI Director Larry Lunsford. His topic is Shoes for Orphan Souls. It is also Spouse's Day!
A certified public accountant, Larry Lunsford is SVP/CFO of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.  Larry and his wife of 32 years, Jill, have two children, Trent and Cara, all of whom are Paul Harris Fellows.  He enjoys blue and yellow M&Ms, all sports, travel, and collecting sports memorabilia, and waits patiently for the day when the Kansas City Chiefs will win the Super Bowl.
Larry Lunsford’s service as the Chairman of the RI Membership Committee continues his Rotary journey started during his college years, when in 1982 he was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Macon, Missouri and selected as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to Australia.  Larry joined Rotary in 1991, served as President of the Rotary Club of Kansas City-Plaza, Missouri in 1997-98, and served as District Governor of Missouri D6040 in 2001-02.  He continues to serve in numerous roles, and as a speaker, at the club, district, zone, and international levels in Rotary. 
As District 6040 Governor, Larry helped lead the “Missouri Rotarians for New York” statewide service project that raised over $100,000 in 2001 for those affected by the events of 9/11.  For the past 16 years, Larry has served as the Shoes Cheerleader for District 6040, leading efforts which have collected over 304,000 pairs of new shoes through the Shoes for Orphan Souls project, taking him to Russia, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to deliver new shoes to orphan children in those countries.  
Larry and his wife Jill have recently been appointed to serve as Aides to RI President-Nominee Mark Daniel Maloney, and his wife Gay, for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
February 1, 2018
Due to technical difficulties, the meeting report is unavailable this week. We will be sure to catch you up at a later date!
Women in Rotary 30th Anniversary Event!
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Sally Bibb - who will be coordinating registrations. We would love to have a table of eight Club 13 women at this event!

Rotary Leadership Institute
Okay, so this isn’t the slogan for the District 6040 Rotary Leadership Institute… Fact is, we don’t really have a slogan, although this very well could be our theme! We’re all about providing trained leaders to make our Rotary Clubs bigger, better and stronger. You can brush up on your leadership skills and techniques, learn a bunch of “Rotary stuff,” exchange ideas with other enthusiastic Rotarians, and – KAPOW! – make friends all around the District!
The Rotary Leadership Institute offers three day-­‐long sessions focusing on The Rotarian (Part I), The Club (Part II), and Your (Future) Rotary Journey (Part III). The cost for course materials, meals and snacks, and facilities is $50/session, which many clubs pay for their participating members. Trained facilitators will be leading RLI sessions in 2018 on four different dates:
April 7 – Part I sessions in Kirksville and St. Joseph April 21 – Parts II and III sessions in Chillicothe Sept. 15 – Part I sessions in Milan and Lawson Sept. 29 – Parts II and III sessions in Chillicothe
For more details, contact District RLI Coordinator and PDG Jerry Venters at or 816­‐665­‐9272.  You can register for our upcoming sessions in April and September at www.hoa-­‐  Since 2014, nearly 50 of your fellow Rotarians have graduated from RLI and another 50 are part-­‐way there. Become a graduate of RLI and – SHAZAAM!! – just like that, you could put your club in ORBIT!!!
If you are interested in attending RLI, Club 13 is offering sponsorships to its members. Contact Mandy for more info.
Camp Enterprise 2018

Camp Enterprise is an intensive one-day experience where qualified high school juniors and seniors will come together to explore the fundamental challenges of launching a new business venture.

This year, we will host a select group of 90 students to come and interact with business, civic, government, and educational leaders to learn firsthand about starting a business, managing a new venture, and the responsibilities that come with being a part of the next generation of business professionals.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 10th 2018 at Bloch Executive Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Our partners at UMKC will provide a great opportunity to use their state-of-the-art facilities, technology, and Business faculty to compliment the foundation values that, for more than 40 years, have made Camp Enterprise a special and unique experience.

The Rotary Youth Camp has a long and proud history. In the 1920’s, Robert Gees, a dedicated Rotary Club member, came up with the idea to create a recreational camp for the youth of Kansas City and the city’s surrounding areas. Over the years, the camp has evolved into a city-wide effort to educate the city’s youth on the value of free enterprise, business management, entrepreneurship, and business ethics.

We’re excited to meet this year’s participants, and we know you will take away new skills, new friends, and great memories from the experience!

For more information visit the website at and watch this video.

Help Support the Group Study Exchange
Join us to support Rotary’s 2018 Group Study Exchange!
Please click on the link below and indicate your area of interest. We will contact you after you have submitted. 
Event: 2018 Group Study Exchange (GSE) - Chile (District 4355 – Southern Chile)
Dates: April 14 – April 19, 2018
Details: The goal for Rotarians in both countries and team members will be inspired to create humanitarian service and volunteer service projects after the exchanges and based on what they learned through the GSE experience. 
What do host clubs provide –
  1. Home hosting, including meals.
  2. Itinerary of local service and volunteer projects that could be replicated in another culture, visits to individuals in the same occupation as the team member, social events, cultural events.
  3. Entrance fees to events on the planned itinerary, if required.
  4. Contact Rotary clubs in your area to arrange visits to Rotary clubs, inclusion of Rotarians from other clubs in social and cultural events.
  5. Transportation to and from the club’s host area and as needed to implement the itinerary.
  6. Optional – small gifts or club banners.
Visiting Team Names and Occupations
Team Leader:
Brenda Calderón: Spanish-English Translator and Master in University Pedagogy
Team Members:
Camila Morales: Engineer in Business Administration with a major in Marketing
Cristián Soto: Dentist
Karl Hund: Industrial Design
Mario Henríquez: Kinesiologist
Please click on this link if you are interested in helping in one of the following areas:
  • I am interested in hosting one or more night, please provide details. Dates: April 15, 16, 17, 18, (guests travel to another club on the 19th).
  • I have a service project that may be of interest to our guests.
  • I can translate.
  • I can provide transportation.
  • I can take our guests to a cultural event.
  • I can arrange for a guest to visit in their area of interest