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61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Nov 23, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Lessons of the Holocaust
Dec 07, 2017
David Lockton
Dec 14, 2017
Holiday Party
Dec 21, 2017
Dec 28, 2017
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Nov 29, 2017 4:30 PM
Education Excellence Meeting
Nov 30, 2017 11:00 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 02, 2017
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 06, 2017 4:30 PM
New Member Welcome
Kill Devil
Dec 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 09, 2017
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Dec 11, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 13, 2017 4:30 PM
Holiday Party
Benton's at Crown Center
Dec 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mark One Electric
Dec 20, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 20, 2017 4:30 PM
Tom & Jerry/Ugly Christmas Sweater Luncheon
Kill Devil
Dec 21, 2017
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 27, 2017 4:30 PM

If you have not received a ballot, please let Mandy know. 
Ballots will also be available at the November 30 and December 7 Rotary meetings. If you would like a ballot mailed to you, contact Mandy. Thank you!

People of Rotary
We are happy to announce the launching of “People of Rotary” on Facebook
With the help of David King, and possibly more people who enjoy writing, we will be posting articles periodically that will be spotlighting and telling the story of the members of our Club.
Our latest “People of Rotary” featured Jan Armstrong- you can it at this link - and you do not need a Facebook account! 

Continued thanks to Karl Bublitz for the generous use of his piano keyboard at Rotary!
Happy Thanksgiving!


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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
This Week's Meeting
November 20, 2017
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
November 16, 2017
The meeting was called to order (in the Power and Light District restaurant/bar, Cleaver and Cork) by P.P.P. Ho, subbing for P. David M., who reportedly is frolicking in New York City. We were a bit crowded, but the food and service were excellent, and the sound system worked pretty well.  After welcoming all in attendance, with a special note of greeting to long time member, friend, and Past President, Myron Sildon, who turned down invitations to tell one of his old true-life stories (read: jokes), P. Ho brought Maestro Harlan Stamper, who led us in My Country Tis of Thee. Notably absent was the usual piano player, C. Bolte, thus there was considerable disagreement about the song’s starting key. However eventually we all pretty well settled on a key and reached the end of the song at the same time.
After we recited the Pledge to the Flag, Latoya Goree provided a thoughtful invocation. Guests and visiting Rotarians were welcomed, followed by reports from Rotarian Doug Nelson and his daughter Jillian. Doug brought a flag from the Rotary Club in St. Croix, where he has spent a few months (on business, so he says). Daughter Jillian did a student exchange tour in Chambly, France (suburb of Paris) when she was in high school, and brought a Rotary flag with a brief report about her experience there. This was the first Thursday father and daughter have been home at the same time since 1913, thus today’s opportunity for Jillian’s report. In the meantime, she’s graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Film and Design. I think the lass is going to be alright...
Since it’s time to vote for Club officers for the 2018-2019 Club year, candidates were recognized (without the opportunity for campaign speeches):
For President - David Hanzlick, Joe Privitera
For Secretary/Treasurer – Randy Sisk, Robin Wells
Board of Directors (3 slots) – Neil Barnett, Lee Brumitt, Mary Kingsley, Brad Kleindl, Lonnie Lawton, Paul Searcy
Continuing P. David’s custom of recognizing members’ anniversaries, the following were noted:
Harlan Stamper – 25 years (with a commemorative pin)
Tom Davidson – 38 years
Ron Trachsel – 38 years
Pat Recker – 2 years
Pete Burgess – 19 years
On a sad note, P.P. Ho reported that Dick Helmuth’s wife, Isabel, passed away on Nov. 14. Services were held last Friday at Old Mission United Methodist Church in Fairway.
Announcements included Tony Andresen, reporting that Salvation Army bell ringing activities are under way, with open slots remaining. Help! Also, see the Buzzsaw for tickets and info about the annual Holiday Party. Mandy reported that ballots are available for the club officers’ election.
P. Ho introduced our speaker for the day, Dr. John Hamilton, who is an Assoc. Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Park U. His Ph.D. is in Public Administration and Adult Education. He retired as a Major after 26 years of service with the KCMO Police Dept, and has extensive experience and training in community policing and problem solving. 
Dr. Hamilton’s topic for the day was “Policing Today: Challenges, Issues and Changes”. He touched on several areas of ongoing concern for police departments, both at the federal and local levels:
1.     Law Enforcement’s role in Immigration.
2.    Emerging Technology – for data processing, crime analysis, and training
3.    Police use of force – how and when to use how much force – especially in making decisions in fast developing, potentially deadly situations
4.    Police relationships with communities of color
5.    Staff retirements and the need to recruit new officers
6.    Social media – the pervasive use of cameras and the posting of videos on the internet.
7.    Body cameras – pros and con.
8.    Domestic terrorism – how to protect us from U.S. citizens who for whatever reason kill and wound large numbers of people in an instant.
9.     Violent crime – prevention, conflict resolution, problem solving before conflicts escalate to violence.
In summary, Dr. Hamilton presented a long list of issues to be managed by law enforcement policy makers, agency leaders, and the officers, men and women, on the street, as they go about their daily duties. In every case, the answers and solutions are far from clear, yet the pressure on law enforcement at all levels continues to increase, while we push for greater security and the protection of the rights of individuals. Most thought provoking, and a little disturbing.
**You can watch a video of each week's speaker on our Facebook Page: 
Bowling News
It was colored head pin night on the lanes last week. The trick is to roll a strike when one shows up as the head pin. The reward is a 2 dollar bill.  It was hard to keep track of who was successful, but the last count reported that Peter Ho and Dick Retrum went home with three two dollar bills. Everyone has fun with this added challenge.
Peter Ho rolled his best game of the season with a 244. Kay Roscoe hit her first 200 plus game with a clean 223 and picked up the 6-7-10 split.  John Lawrence pick up where his left off after his vacation with a 201,204 and 205 and Eric Bubb had his first 200 game of the season. Congratulations!
There will be no league play this Wednesday... November  22nd.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. 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:

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd drifts through northern Texas, performing live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world – of the Irish pouring into New York City, of the railroad driving into the new state of Nebraska.  An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain once made his living as a printer, until the War Between the States took his press and everything with it.  Now, at seventy-one, he enjoys the freedom of the road.

Holiday Party