The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This week's meeting will be VIRTUAL.
Our speaker will be Dr. Ted Higgins.
"Haiti Disasters Mold Higgins Brothers Surgicenter for Hope Into Action"
If you would like the Zoom link for this meeting, please email
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 6:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
About the book:
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s firsts ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.  A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha.  At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence.  But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate.  As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodd’s experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance, and – ultimately – horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.
Westside CAN Christmas Dinner
Mary Kingsley represented Club 13 at the Westside CAN Christmas Dinner for the Day Laborers on Dec. 24. She said that they dished up "delicious food" for the recipients. You can see from the photos that it was a wonderful celebration. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping with this special event!
Geeks for Kids
Geeks For Kids design and build custom, electric ride-on cars for kids with movement limitations. We have the opportunity to continue our support of Geeks For Kids at the Build Event on February 5th. 
The Build Event is from 8:30am-4:30pm and is split into two shifts. You can sign up for 8:30am-1:30pm, 11:30am to 4:30pm or stay for the whole day. It is important that you are able to stay for your entire shift. There is a job for everyone regardless of skill level and lunch will be provided. 
The Build Event will be held in the Downtown Underground at 1501 W. 31st Street, Suite 419, Kansas City, MO 64111; the Downtown Underground cave complex is just west of Penn Valley on the west side of downtown and just off 1-35.

Please sign up via the following link. You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions and contact information for the day of the event. Contact Eric Bubb at with any questions.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
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4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Jan 12, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bagel Run
Jan 15, 2022
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Jan 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Jan 19, 2022 4:30 PM
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Geeks for Kids Build Event
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8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Rotary Youth Camp Update
Construction Update
We have walls! Things are moving along - thanks to many days of perfect weather!

Thursday, January 6th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Polsinelli Law Firm
Board Room
900 West 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
This is a FREE event, hosted by Rotarian Terry Kilroy
Beer, Wine and Appetizers Served
(parking included - click here for instructions)