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May 04, 2017
Faith Always Wins - a Personal Story
May 11, 2017
Where Freedom Stands: A brief summary of major civil liberties and civil rights issues
May 18, 2017
Politics and the Editorial Page
May 25, 2017
Celebration of Life
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Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Avenue's Bistro in Brookside
May 09, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
New Member Welcome
May 11, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 13, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
May 17, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 20, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
May 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Kill Devil
Jun 08, 2017 11:00 AM
No Meeting
Jun 15, 2017
Rotary Night at the Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Jun 22, 2017
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Shoes for Orphan Souls
Club 13 donated 632 pairs of shoes and 59 pairs of socks to Shoes for Orphan Souls. Thank you for all the contributions!

The Ramblin' Rotarians made their way to Lenexa Rotary last week. We were welcomed and treated like family!
They had a fantastic speaker with Fire Chief Dehner speaking about the OP fire in March. Hope you can join us the next time we go Ramblin'!

Sign up for the Rotary Match Play Golf Tournament!
If you are interested, it goes like this:
Preferably eight or more participants - will be paired up and play at a course of their choosing. Single elimination, handicapped match play. Winner receives a (rather large) travelling trophy with his/her name engraved.  Deadline to sign up is May 11.
What we need to know:
Name and USGA handicap, so we can make pairings and set deadlines for play & your email or phone number.
Email Mandy to sign up.

There is an upcoming opportunity to buy a Rotary shirt that honors the Club’s $26.50 contribution to the Rotary Foundation and helps promote our Rotary Club both in Kansas City and at the Atlanta Rotary Convention. The shirts are available from the J. Wilbur Company in men’s and women’s sizes, are wrinkle and shrink resistant, and have a long lasting professional look. The Convention Committee has selected Autumn Orange as the color in order to “stand out” at Rotary events and coordinate with the Kansas City booth at the Atlanta convention. The shirts cost $20 and orders need to be placed by April 28th
Please place your order directly with Lainie Wilbur While the shirts are of particular significance to those attending the Atlanta convention, all Rotary Club 13 members are welcome to order a shirt. The shirts will be unique to our Club.

Rotaract KC's CAMP RISE
Rotaract Kansas City’s CAMP RISE seeks to provide a safe, engaging and activity packed summer camp for youth ages 8-13 who are currently homeless in Kansas City. CAMP RISE aims to celebrate independence, resilience and empowerment. Our campers will gain new and exciting experiences, valuable life-skills and most importantly, the freedom to be a kid away from the strain and uncertainty of homeless living.
If you would like to make a donation to Camp Rise, Checks can be made payable to the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation with “Camp Rise” in the memo. Mail check to: Rotaract c/o Camp Rise, 700 East 8th Street Unit 6T, Kansas City, MO 64106.

Click here to learn more about Camp Rise and how we can help!


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Gallery
61 E. 14th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
May 4,2017
Our Speaker this week is Mindy Corporon, CEO Faith Always Wins Foundation. Her topic is "Faith Always Wins, a Personal Story."
Our Speaker this week is Mindy Corporon. Mindy is a Managing Member and Co-Founder of Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC and serves as Chief Executive Officer.  As CEO, Mindy’s focus is on continuously developing strategy and improving the firm's processes and suite of services.  She also meets personally with clients, frequently acting as liaison with other professionals.  As part of BCWM's comprehensive approach on behalf of its family and institutional clients, Mindy often coordinates meetings among the key individuals who comprise the client’s professional wealth management team.
Mindy’s greatest passion is to lead the Faith Always Wins Foundation and the Reat Griffin Underwood Memorial Fund which were established to celebrate the memory of Mindy’s son Reat and her father, William L. Corporon, MD, who were tragically murdered in a hate crime in the Spring of 2014.  SevenDays is a challenge for young and old, to embrace diversity across races, religions and cultures.  Through three events, Faith, Love & Song, Faith, Love & Kindness and Faith, Love & Walk, we hope to promote understanding and encourage kindness to Make a Ripple to Change the World.  The SevenDays Ripple features seven nested rings – four filled with color and thee left empty.  The three empty rings signify the lives tragically taken from us on April 13, 2014.  But the other four show that even through this tragedy, our community possesses a spirit filled with color, vibrance and life, that can never be taken away.  Join us April 12th through 18th in celebration of SevenDays 2016.
Last Week's Meeting
Last week's Meeting
April 27, 2017
After President Peter Ho called the meeting to order, Charlie Huffman led us in patriotic song with Carl Bolte on the piano, followed by President Peter Ho leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Our Greeters were the Tyrotarians. George Gordon provided the Invocation. Michelle Biondo welcomed and introduced guests and had her Tyro ribbon retired. Our weekly 50/50 drawing continued. We then had a Rotary Club banner exchange with Past Club 13 Rotarian, Terry Oden of the Birmingham, AL Club.
The Kansas City bowling team won over the St. Louis Club in the Columbia MO match! Barbara Dolci spoke about changes and evolution in our Dictionary Project. Mandy Sheldon announced the Match Play Golf Tournament sign up. Christy Chester reminded us about Camp Work Day sign ups.
Peter Ho introduced our speaker, Dr. Michael Rea, founder of Rx Savings Solutions of Overland Park, KS. Michael graduated from Creighton University with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and has been involved in Pharmacy transparency for over 13 years. 
Michael asked the assembled Rotarians what was the price of Metformin, a drug, which has been out in the market for a while: (a) $4, (b) $125, or (c) $2,000. ANSWER (d)  all of the preceding. And that is sign of the problem.  Each answer is correct depending on the series of variables. 
HISTORY: While a Pharmacist at a Walgreens Drug Store, many customers would ask him why their prescription cost so much. There was little Michael could say or do. UNTIL one day a 65 year diabetic customer asked Michael which prescription medication should she could skip because she had exceeded her funds. Michael went home that evening and spent considerable time until late into the night researching her medications and the compounds that were mixed together (or not)  to create her medications. Michael did his research and launched the question: how can we manage these health conditions in a less expensive way. That night’s research enabled that 65 year diabetic customer to save $250 that month. This had a big impact on her life. It also had a major impact on Michael’s life as the founding moment for Rx Solutions.
Prescription prices grew by 10.5 % in 2015 and 9.8% in 2016, but only 17% of consumers shop around. Not all prescription medication sell for the same price. There were a number of contributing factors (more than I had time to write down). Two factors included the pharmacies (where you shop does make a difference) and the therapy choice. As to therapy choice, the analogy was booking air travel from KC to New York, different routes generate different costs. A later example (personal Dr. Rea’s experience)  – one drug that contained two compounds (A & B) in a cream form would cost $107 in that prepackaged mix.  Alternatively, if Dr Rea purchased [and he did] the two separate compounds, A & B, and manually mixed them together, his cost was $6.50 (or $100.50 less !). 
As to How Rx Solutions Drives Change: They review Prescription claims data and apply their patented software. Rx Solutions can send out member alerts for certain prescriptions. Rx Solutions reviews the elements of complexity with changes in behavior to generate lower costs. In general, various drug prices will change over time and sometimes quickly.
Evolution of the company Rx Solutions: Rx Solutions has grown to 37 employees. Rx Solutions has evolved from serving individual consumers to small employers to now large employer groups, including the State of Kansas employees, KC Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sprint. Unfortunately with that business evolution, Rx Solutions now exclusively serves employer groups and not individuals. 
The presentation provided food for thought on personal prescription medication costs.
Bowling News

COLUMBIA, MO. Breaking News:  The Club 13 Bowling League beat the St. Louis Rotary Club team with 11 wins to there 7 in 2017.  This yearly match started 97 years ago.  The traveling trophy awarded to the winning  club started in 1966. To date the results have been pretty even. Club 13 has won 27 time to Club 11's 25. The tradition will continue and the fellowship and friendly competition will be enjoyed by all.

Youth Camp Update
On April 20 & 21, Rockhurst High School brought out a group of young men, and later Friday evening (April 21) a group of about 150 Girl Scouts participated in an event at the camp.  Over the weekend of April 22/23, there were three Eagle projects worked on, a Cub Scout Pack spent the night in tents in the field and the reporter from Rotary International returned to camp to visit with campers and Eagle Scouts. 

Construction on Cabin 13 has begun! 

It is coming along nicely.

Don't forget to sign up for Work Days on May 13 and May 20.


Rotary Book Discussion Group

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Glory Over Everything” by Kathleen Grissom on May 22, 2017, 6:30 PM at Rainy Day Books. (*Please note the date change) The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.

About the book:
The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke is keeping a deadly secret.  Although he is passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphia society, Jamie is really a runaway slave, hiding in plain sight, still hunted.  But Jamie’s carefully constructed world begins to come apart when his beloved young servant Pan, whom he has sworn to protect, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.
Tracing the boy to a North Carolina plantation, Jamie risks his life to save Pan from the fate he himself barely escaped as a child.  Fortunately, a fearless slave, Sukey, has been mothering the terrified young boy, planning to get him out on the Underground Railroad.  As the ruthless slave hunters close in, the three make a run for freedom through the Virginia backwoods and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp, where they are faced with another desperate choice.
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