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

Contact us:

(816) 842-2322





By President Kara Bennett
The Foundation Board held its quarterly meeting Thursday and passed the many Venture Fund Proposals that were waiting for final approval and funding. One part of a proposal was rejected requiring more information before the final approval. In general, it went very well!
If you made a proposal you will be contacted very soon to learn the next step in requesting the money for your project.
As club members you will be asked to volunteer in each project. Stay tuned, there will be some new and exciting volunteer opportunities in our near future.
In the meantime, I want to encourage anyone with ideas for Venture Fund projects to submit them now. In July I shared with you the steps to take to submit an idea and as a reminder, here are a few points to remember:
NAME THE PROJECT AND ITS COST. Also, add the club member CHAMPION of the project, not the club member employed by the non-profit. The Champion, working with the club member will publicize the project and get the Rotary volunteers to make the project come alive!
Remember the PARAMETERS of the project.
  1. It must serve children and youth.
  2. Club members must be directly involved to serve in the project—Hands on.
(You can CLICK HERE for the full instructions on how to submit a project.)
We might not be able to do all the proposed projects this year but, we will be building a list for the future.
Keep your ideas coming!
Thank You!

Nov 15, 2018
A Perfect Storm: The Pendergast Machine, The KC Athenaeum, and the Municipal Elections of 1925
Nov 22, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Ramblin Rotarians at Independence Rotary
Independence Ennovation Center
Nov 13, 2018
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Cafe Europa
Nov 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 14, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Nov 14, 2018 4:30 PM
Camp Enterprise Meeting
Nov 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Community Service Committee
The Gallery
Nov 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Bagel Run
Nov 17, 2018
Salvation Arm Bell Ringing
Nov 17, 2018

Bagel Run Captains and Volunteers Needed
We are needing Bagel Run Captains for November and December. Captains are responsible for arranging for each month's volunteers. Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver bagels every Saturday.
• There WILL NOW BE ONE pick-up point – You will need ONLY ONE Volunteer! At 2:00 PM, pick up at Meshuggah Bagels on 40 E. 13th St (Between Walnut & Main Next to One Light Apartments & Cosentino’s Market. You can park on the street right in front of store on Saturday). Please arrive on time - at 2:00 PM.
• Deliver to the Salvation Army Center/ARC at 1351 E. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. (11th and Paseo).
Full Instructions will be provided to Captains and Volunteers. Contact Kent Verden or Dick Retrum to volunteer.

The Ramblin' Rotarians are Heading to Independence!
Rotary Club of Independence (MO)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Independence Ennovation Center 
201 North Forest Ave.
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 463-3532
 Parking is available in the garage across the street from the Ennovation Center. Enter the building through the main entrance off of Forest Ave. The Receptionist will direct you to the cafeteria. The cost of lunch is $12.50

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Click here to read about Karl Bublitz.
Click here to read about Lon Lawton.
Click here to read about Barbara Dolci.
Click here to read about Carl DiCapo.
Click here to read about Alan Warne.


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
November 8, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Brandonn Mixon, Co-Founder/Chief Project Officer, Veterans Community Project. His topic will be "Veterans and Homelessness." 
Brandonn Mixon spent four years with the 82nd Airborne Division during which he deployed to Afghanistan in September 2011 and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom. He medically retired from the Army in 2013 and returned home to Lee's Summit, Missouri. Brandonn started and was the CEO of Airborne Mechanical providing Veterans with low-cost/free heating and cooling services. He left his business to co-found Veterans Community Project.
Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. They are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community. They are building a specialized community of tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veteran’s homelessness. 
Brandonn's co-founder Chris Stout was recently names as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2018. You can click here to read more about the award and vote for Chris as CNN Hero of the Year.
At this week's program, we will be honoring all of our Veterans, in observance of Veteran's Day, Nov. 11.
Last Week's Meeting
November 1, 2018
Our meeting on Nov 1 was a meeting that could be described as a meeting that contained information overload. Good information mind you-but just a lot to assimilate. First we had DGE Marc Horner tell us how we ranked in the District Food Fight. Club 13 came in first in cash and trailed other clubs regarding pounds of food etc. It was a very respectable showing and we did well.
Our Speaker was Emily Behrmann. She is the General Manager of the Carlson Center which is located in the Johnson County Community College. She took us on a very informative ride of the progression of entertainment in America. 1. Starting with the circus, 2. Minstrel shows, 3. Wild west shows, 4. Vaudeville, 5. Broadway theatre, 6. Community concert shows, 7. Up to the present day of presenting entertainment. Entertainment is big in America as it is in all countries. Over one and a half million people view entertainment every year, and that involves 66 countries. 
Yardley Hall, in the Carlson Center, is a delightful place to view a show. There is ample free parking, comfortable seats, excellent sight lines, and perfect acoustics.  Many many Kansas Citieans have enjoyed all kinds of shows at the Yardley and Polsky theaters.
Emily is a excellent representative for the Center. She has very good slides (okay power point) speaks in a delightful way and answered questions upon completion.
Before her presentation, David King introduced Harlan Stamper in one of his thoughtful biographies.  Nice work to you both.
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Election 2018
The Candidates for 2019/20 Board of Directors are listed below.
Neil Barnett
Care Haven Homes
Member since 2005
Craig Bittner
Member since 2015
Jared Campbell
Signature Personal Insurance
Member since 2015
Leslie Gasser
Gordon Parks
Member since 2015
Diane Scott
Members since 2000
Lainie Wilbur
J Wilbur Co.
Member since 2015
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
If you haven’t had a chance to click on the link below, there’s still time to sign up and many great spots still available! We need your help to fill up the schedule!
On Monday we will open what’s left to the other area Rotary Clubs; so don’t delay!
This is a wonderful tradition, and a great way to spend time with fellow Rotarians or share a meal over the holidays before or after ringing with friends or family. It’s also hugely important for the Salvation Army who does so much for our community! Go to this link:
Here’s what we have left:
Saturday, November 17th
10:00- 12:00pm  NorthFace (Boar Statue/Plaza  Ring w Kent Verden
12:00 - 2:00 pm  North Face/Plaza  Both openings
2:00- 4:00pm  NorthFace /Plaza  Both openings
4:00- 6:00 pm NorthFace /Plaza  Both openings
Saturday, December 1st
12:00- 2:00pm  Sam’s Club/Northland   Ring w Brad Kleindl
2:00- 4:00pm  Sam’s Club/Northland  Both openings
4:00- 6:00pm   Sam’s Club/Northland  Both openings
10:00- 12:00pm  NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza   Ring w Peter Ho
2:00- 4:00pm  NorthFace (Boar Statue/Plaza  Both openings
4:00- 6:00 pm NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza  Ring w Sherri Hahn
4:00- 6:00pm  Barnes & Noble/Plaza   Ring w Michael Thome
Saturday, December 8th
10:00- 12:00pm   Barnes & Noble/Plaza   Both openings
4:00- 6:00pm  Barnes & Noble/Plaza  Ring w Randy Sisk
10:00- 12:00pm   NorthFace /Plaza  Ring w Neil Barnett
12:00- 2:00pm  NorthFace /Plaza  Both openings
2:00-4:00pm  NorthFace /Plaza  Both openings
4:00- 6:00pm  NorthFace /Plaza  Both openings
Call or email me if you have any questions
Thank you very much,
Tony Andresen
Bowling News
We have a new leader in the high game scratch contest. Henrik Andersen rolled a 227 last week beating the 220 held by Peter Ho the previous week. As for split conversions, Dick Retrum covered the 5-7.
Lon Lawton with an average of 113 had everyone around him holding their breath when he faced the 12th frame of his third game. All he needed was 8 pins to reach a 200 game. His first ever. Talk about pressure bowling. But as he released his ball, it broke left away from the pocket. His final score was a 195, a great score in anyone's book. Congratulations... high fives all around.
John Lawrence is back. He is filling in full time for Kay Roscoe for the rest of the season. Kay will miss bowling and we will miss her. We all wish her well when she has hip surgery in the near future.
Pins for Polio
Join us for this all ages event! Money raised will go to the Rotary Foundation to help fund the eradication of Polio.
Cost - $30/person (includes bowling and pizza)
When - Nov. 18th 12:30-2:30 pm
Where - Ward Parkway Lanes (1523 W. 89th St)
Sign up now!
We can accommodate up to 50 bowlers - five bowlers per lane. Bowlers will be assigned lanes based on sign-ups. Smaller groups may be combined to fit bowlers. Make checks payable to the Rotary Club of Kansas City.
Youth Camp Update
The Girl Scouts have been busy at camp recently! A Girl Scout Service Unit celebrated Juliette Low’s birthday (the founder of the Girl Scouts) and Halloween by decorating the dining hall and cabins.  Then, later on, the older Scouts came to the camp for games and spooky treats and Sunday the younger Scouts went trick or treating to the cabins for fun activities and of course candy prizes.
Holiday Party