This Week's Meeting
We will not be meeting this week due to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. See you next week!
Last Week's Meeting
March 2, 2023
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Eric Bubb shortly after noon.  He began by reporting that he was just informed that President-elect nominee Jared Campbell was part of the group that left on the last flight out of the old Kansas City International terminals and was on the first flight returning to our new terminal.
Next up was a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a very thoughtful invocation by Jessica Stewart and a group sing-song of the Birthday Song, led by vocalist Tom Woolwine and his trusty piano player, Carl Bolte.
After Club guests were welcomed, we noted Club anniversaries for Evie Craig, 20 years; Lisa Hickok, 8 years; and Leslie Gasser, 8 years.
Pres. B. reported that Carl DiCapo recently had a fall and after a stay in the hospital, he will be moving soon to an assisted living facility. If you'd like to reach out to him, you can use his current address in the membership directory, and correspondence will be forwarded to him. He'd love to hear from you.
Pres. B. introduced our newest member, Cara Hu. She works in the software investments field.  Her parents live in China.  She’s an accomplished runner, having recently completed 2 marathons.  She completed her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and had experience with the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs there. (Sounds like some of that Rotary DNA there..)
Announcements included:
        No meeting on March 9, join a lunch and learn at the Black Archives. See Buzzsaw for details and to sign up.
        No meeting on April 27 (NBA draft in town)
        District Conference, Apr. 28/29, sign up for a dinner at Camp.
        April 1 – Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day, we need about 20 volunteers, (as usual, see the Buzzsaw.)  
Pres. B. introduced the speaker for the day, one David King. At this point the reader of this report should be aware that the report has been prepared by one of the Club’s report writers, one David King. Yes, the same David King who is the topic of the report. If that doesn’t raise concerns about the report’s veracity, I don’t know what could.  So, here goes:
Several months ago, the original intent of this report was, since Bro. King has an aviation background, he should be just the guy to tell us about the coming new KCI airport terminal.  He suggested that the report might be more relevant if it was prepared after the new terminal opened. So, since that opening happened exactly 2 days ago, the time was here.
Further muddying the water was the fact that the local area has been deluged in the last couple of weeks by all the local media – newspapers, TV, and the Internet – with information about the new terminal. So what could this reporter bring to the table?  Answer:  Given that the new terminal is pretty impressive, why is it that Bro. King is so infatuated with it?  Could it have something to do with his background in aviation?
Therefore, with numerous photos of various flying machines, he told war stories about their contributions to his growing love of all things aeronautical.  It comes as no surprise that his admiration for the new terminal is over the top.  Unfortunately, he did not adequately monitor the time and got carried away with his war stories.  Thus, there was little time left to talk about the new terminal.  So, let me conclude by saying that in Bro. King’s mind, the new terminal is an absolutely beautiful creation (but not without some flaws), and it will make a major contribution to the growth of airline service to the KC area and our image in the minds of people and businesses throughout the country.
The Rotary meeting, exhausted, closed with the 4 way test and the following quote:  “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.  I hope someday you’ll join us.  And the world will live as one.”  John Lennon

**A special note about last week's meeting from Carl Bolte: Some airport connections involving Kansas City Rotarians - Lou Holland, who was a member at the same time as Carl Bolte Sr., was an instigator of putting the Downtown Airport in KC. The airport, named the Wheeler Airport, is named after another Club 13 Rotarian (and former mayor) Charlie Wheeler. 
Also, our thanks and recognition to David King for his service during the Korean and Vietnam wars. 
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book Booth by Karen Joy Fowler.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome. The group will meet at Rainy Day Books, however, Zoom will be available for those you cannot attend in person.
Date: Monday, April 3, 2023, 6:30 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years.  Junius Booth – breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one – is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability.  One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.
As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country[s leading theatrical families.  But the behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy. 
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day - April 1
We invite you, your family and your friends to join Club 13 and Sleep in Heavenly Peace for our next Build Day on Saturday, April 1, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm! We will join the Blue Springs and Independence Clubs on this project, which is taking place with the help of a District Grant! A sign up link will be sent shortly - so watch your email!
We'd love everyone to come so we can continue Doing Good While Having Fun! The process is seamless and it is an incredibly enjoyable time. Everything we need is there for us including snacks and water. 
Here is a video to give you insight on what the various jobs will be, please note whether you're bringing an 8 year-old or an 80 year-young, WE NEED YOU! No experience necessary - you don't have to be handy or have carpentry skills!
 *Please note this is a build day meaning we are prepping all the raw material received from Lowe's to go out for delivery and assembly on another day.
SHP provides beds for children in Jackson and Northern Cass County who otherwise would be sleeping on the floor. They also worked with other agency when emergency placement is needed to get the beds built and delivered into foster homes.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary
Piropos - Briarcliff Village
Mar 14, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Mar 15, 2023 4:30 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Kill Devil Club
Mar 16, 2023
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Bagel Run
Mar 18, 2023
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy lanes
Mar 22, 2023 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Mar 25, 2023
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Mar 29, 2023 4:30 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Minsky's Pizza
Mar 30, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day
SHP Shop
Apr 01, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Mar 16, 2023
Stories and Adventures from Rainy Day Books
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
We encourage you to attend the Satellite Club Meeting
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Bowling News
By Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary Club 13!!
Well, last week was a little slow. We had a number of bowlers who are either injured or were unable to make it for various reasons. However, that did not deter us from having a great time! That being said, not a lot of PBA level bowling…..
Joey Grimsley 238
John Lawrence 211
Dennis 3/5/10 split
Maybe next week’s news will be more impressive!
Have a great week!

Rotary Youth Camp Update
by Laurie Mozley
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 8 AM – Noon