The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
See you Next Year!
(January 6th)
Last Week's Meeting
December 23, 2021
"Tom & Jerry Meeting" (and last meeting of2021)
President Tony Andresen called the meeting to order, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Christy Chester provided our Invocation prayer. We thanked members of our Ecology Committee for being our Greeters. Tony welcomed guests and Club Members as "Zoomers" (attending via Zoom internet connection).

CLUB ANNIVERSARIES:  Jared Campbell - 6 years,  Dec 30th;   Mathew Peterson - 3 years, Dec 26th , Rex Newcomer - 6 years,  Dec 30th

SICK BAY - While President Tony reported no Sick Bay, upon inquiry from the floor, Tony did report that his arm was in a sling for a recent fall and would be out of the sling in few weeks.


The Election Results for our Board of Directors:      Kelvin Beatty, Scott Holsman & Lanie Wilbur. Congratulations!
REMINDER:   The Plaza Lights Party is coming up on January 6th at the Polsinelli law firm.
TODAY'S PROGRAM, Holiday Carols, was presented/led by the Music Committee: Charlie Huffman, Tom Woolwine, Bob Lager, Woody Davis, Harlan Stamper and Kelly Collins.
We enjoyed the following Christmas favorites:  Santa Claus is Coming to Town     Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer     White Christmas     Jingle Bells     Let It Snow
Upcoming Meetings - Calendar:
12/30/2021  No Meeting
01/06/2022  Marc Homer, Adventures with GSE (Group Study Exchange)
01/13/2022  Dia Wahl-KSHB 41
01/20/2022  Kim Harbur, Co-Founder/Director of Education; Gift of Life 
01/27/2022  Bill Dietrich, CEO, Downtown Council
Today's Quote:    "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor." Charles Dickens.
President Tony Andresen wrapped up the meeting with the Four Way Test:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned ?
3. Will it Build GOODWILL and Better FREINDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all Concerned ?
Tornado Relief
Rotarians are People of Action. Throughout the world in disaster recovery situations, our compassion and commitment to service are a significant part of relief efforts. 
The tornado that touched down in Kentucky has devastated communities in 18 counties in Rotary District 6710. The loss of life in many small towns, such as Dawson Springs and Mayfield, is heartbreaking, and survivors have lost their communities, their homes and livelihoods. In many areas, there is limited electricity, resources for food, gasoline and supplies and medical services. 
Here’s how you can help. District 6710 can now accept tax-deductible donations for hurricane relief. Checks can be made payable to: The 6710 Foundation/Disaster Relief and sent to the following address:

Rotary District 6710 Relief Fund
c/o Sheila Stoke
7906 Westover Drive
Prospect, KY 40059
Please consider helping those who have lost so much by responding with a donation. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and on behalf of District 6710 and people of Kentucky, thank you for your compassion.
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: Monday, January 17, 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.
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 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Jan 05, 2022 4:30 PM
Plaza Lights Event
Jan 06, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jan 08, 2022
Women and Friends of Rotary
Jan 11, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 12, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Jan 12, 2022 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jan 15, 2022
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Jan 19, 2022 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jan 22, 2022
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Jan 26, 2022 4:30 PM
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Jan 06, 2022
Adventures of the Group Study Exchange in Africa
Jan 20, 2022
Losses and Victories: Her Story: Organ and Tissue Donation
Jan 27, 2022
Imagine Downtown KC 2030 - the Future of Downtown
Feb 03, 2022
Binging Us Together
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Rotary Youth Camp Update
Construction Update
The crane is here and roof trusses are going up today!!! Exterior plywood is on. It is really taking shape now! Check our Facebook page for updates.
Merry Everything and Happy Always from the Rotary Youth Camp!

Bowling News 
by Tim Tholen
Hello Rotary Club 13!!
Well, we had our final bowling session of the first half!. We will resume on the 5th of January. And the first half winner is:
Split Happens!!
Kristine Grimsley
Sharon Stripling
Nick Cutreras
200 games:
Tim Tholen-206
Glen Crawford-235
John Lawrence-214 and 211
Joey Grimsley-211
Jack Sopinski-221
Matt Ho-228
Jacob Tholen-1,2,9,7
Dave Boone-5,7
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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)