We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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(816) 842-2322






If you would like a PAPER Ballot mailed to you via US Postal Mail, please let Mandy know as soon as possible. Ballots must be returned by Thursday, December 6, 2018 to be counted.
By President Kara Bennett
There are 29 holidays observed by seven of the world’s major religions between November 1st to January 15th. That is why I wish people "Happy Holidays" because I don’t think mine is the only one that counts.
With that spirit in mind, I am hopeful you plan to attend the Rotary Holiday Party next week. It is the time of the year to celebrate the holiday season with your friends at Rotary. I am really excited about the new venue at the Carriage Club. The dinner should be excellent.
We will start the evening the traditional way. Chuck Eddy’s band will play during the social hour and up to dinner. After dinner I am having a President's Dance. My gift to you is a band that will play some great rock and roll dance music to work off all of those calories we just consumed. The Dry Dollar Band will play from 8 to 11 pm.
I hope to see you at the party!

Dec 06, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 27, 2018
with the Amazing Terry Magelssen
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Upcoming Events
Bagel Run
Dec 01, 2018
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 01, 2018
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
Dec 03, 2018
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 05, 2018 4:30 PM
108th Annual Rotary Holiday Party
The Carriage Club of Kansas City
Dec 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 08, 2018
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 08, 2018
Rotary Book Discussion Group
J Wilbur Co.
Dec 10, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 12, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Parkway Lanes
Dec 12, 2018 4:30 PM

We will be collecting coats this year for City Union Mission. Starting this Thursday, please bring your new or gently used coats to Rotary. We will be collecting through the end of December. Thank you for giving the gift of warmth this holiday season!

Bagel Run Volunteers Needed
We are needing Bagel Run Volunteers for December. Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver bagels every Saturday.
• There WILL NOW BE ONE pick-up point – You will need ONLY ONE Volunteer! At 2:00 PM, pick up at Meshuggah Bagels on 40 E. 13th St (Between Walnut & Main Next to One Light Apartments & Cosentino’s Market. You can park on the street right in front of store on Saturday). Please arrive on time - at 2:00 PM.
• Deliver to the Salvation Army Center/ARC at 1351 E. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. (11th and Paseo).
Full Instructions will be provided to Captains and Volunteers. Contact Kent Verden or Dick Retrum to volunteer.

Learn more about the People of Rotary!
Click here to read about Harlan Stamper!
Click here to read about Linn Mills!
Click here to read about Robin Rusconi!
Click here to read about Karl Bublitz.
Click here to read about Lon Lawton.
Click here to read about Barbara Dolci.
Click here to read about Carl DiCapo.
Click here to read about Alan Warne.


ABC Storage

The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
November 29, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Ronnie Metsker, Johnson County, KS Election Commissioner. His topic is "Election Challenges."
In February of 2016, Ronnie Metsker was selected to serve as the Johnson County, Kansas Election Commissioner. A team of 16 full-time election professionals work in the Johnson County Election Office. 

Their charge is to: manage and maintain the voter registration list for Johnson County; plan, organize and execute an average of 7 elections per year, and; initiate public awareness efforts by educating voters regarding our voting processes and procedures. 

Ronnie is a life-long Northeast Johnson County resident, fifth generation Kansan whose family came to Kansas in 1859. 

Ronnie has been married to his sweetheart Susan for 40 years. They have three children and four grandchildren so far – two boys, two girls. 
TWO Opportunities for Rotary Service this Holiday Season!
Volunteer Opportunities for Rotarians to Bring Christmas Joy to those less Fortunate!
Hey, Club 13 Members!  There are two fabulous opportunities to put Service Above Self this holiday season.  
The first opportunity is to bring Christmas joy to children at Gordon Parks Elementary School, in the heart of Kansas City, MO.  Gordon Parks is a public, non-profit charter school serving disadvantaged children in grades kindergarten-4th grade. The majority of these children have experienced trauma, homelessness and other significant challenges.  The presence of Rotarians will bring these children delight and joy.  Come wrap presents provided by Club 13's own Venture Fund, and then play Santa Claus (or Mrs. Claus) and his elves by passing out the presents to the boys and girls.
  • Volunteers will be needed to: WRAP the presents (sitting down) on December 17th and 18tfrom 10 am to Noon. Then, wear your Christmas apparel and pass out the presents on December 19th at 2:00 pm. (requires standing and moving around).  You can sign up for either volunteer opportunity or both! CLICK HERE to Sign Up for the Gordon Parks Christmas.

The second opportunity is at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, KS, on Wednesday, December 19th at 4:30 PM.  Come decorate the space with Christmas decorations, serve Christmas dinner (already prepared), and interact with young people and families served by St. Francis Ministries.  St. Francis Ministries provides healing and hope to over 30,000 young people and families worldwide.  These include foster children and their families and young people in recovery.   
  • Volunteers will decorate the dining room, serve dinner, and interact with about 100 youth and families. (This opportunity requires standing and moving around.)  Your presence will provide the children with the spirit of Christmas and let them know there are people in the community that care about them. CLICK HERE to Sign Up for Christmas with the Youth of St. Francis.
It's been a wonderful year for the Rotary Youth Camp, but we couldn't have done it without you! It takes a community to maintain our camp and ensure successful operations each year. With your donations we are able to change the lives of children in our community every day. The impact we have on the youth we serve is immeasurable- but don't just listen to us, let them show you! After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. 
Feeling inspired this holiday season? Join #GivingTuesday and give the gift of a camping experience to change the lives of children in our community today! Make a charitable donation to the Rotary Youth Camp at 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
The holidays are here, the Plaza Lights are on, and there are still opportunities to ring with friends or family two more Saturdays!
Our first Saturday of Bell Ringing was very successful, and our own Salvation Army member D.C. David Harvey was out on the Plaza offering thanks and support, and in the case of Carl Bolte, a knit cap on an otherwise cold head! Thanks to everyone who rang bells!!!
The Salvation Army does so much for our community and beyond. Whether it’s the record cold we’re experiencing in Kansas City right now, hurricanes in the East or the horrific fires in the West, the Salvation Army is there 24/ 7/365. They depend on our efforts over the holidays to do their amazing work!
The easiest way to sign up is with THIS LINK.
Saturday, December 1st
12:00- 2:00pm   Sam’s Club/Northland   Ring w Brad Kleindl
4:00- 6:00pm   Sam’s Club/Northland    Both (2) spots open
10:00- 12:00pm NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza  Ring w Peter Ho
4:00- 6:00 pm   NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza   Ring w Sherri Hahn
Saturday, December 8th
4:00- 6:00pm   Barnes & Noble/Plaza    Ring w Randy Sisk
12:00- 2:00pm   NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza   Both (2) spots open
4:00- 6:00pm   NorthFace (Boar Statue)/Plaza   Both (2) spots open
Call or email me if you have any questions & thank you!
Tony Andresen
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger. 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, December 10, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: J. Wilbur Co.
3242 Roanoke
Kansas City, MO 64111
About the book:
“Peace Like a River” is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story, in which what could be unbelievable becomes extraordinary.  Eleven-year-old Reuben Land an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason to believe in miracles.  Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been charged with murder.  Their journey unfolds like a revelation, and its conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies and the most tragic of fates.
Holiday Party
Rotary Club Wear!
Introducing... Rotary Club Wear! We will be ordering custom Club 13 shirts for you to proudly wear in support of your favorite Rotary Club! Order forms will be available at upcoming meetings - you can preview the available items below.