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

Contact us:

(816) 842-2322





By President Kara Bennett
This week at the Foundation Board meeting we will be reviewing all the activities that were funded by the use of the Venture Fund money. A lot of goodwill was created throughout the city. I am looking forward to the report and will share it soon. I do want to remind everyone that your ideas are welcome. Please submit them to the Community Service Committee for review.
Saturday we are having a Kentucky Derby Party for Polio. All the money raised will go towards Polio. Tim Tholen is hosting at his home and providing drinks and food to support this cause. Thank you Tim.
Also, Saturday is the Bagel Run. Find a date that works for you and volunteer to deliver bagels.
Monday, May 6th is NourishKC. Come on out and help others in need.
Our monthly Board of Directors meeting is Wednesday, May 8th from 11:30 to 1 pm. You are always welcome to attend. Let Mandy know so there will be enough food for you. Joe Privitera provides lunch at his office. Thank you Joe.
Hopefully, I will see you out and about doing good for the community!
May 09, 2019
Unearthing the Steamboat Malta: Another Big Dig
May 23, 2019
Remembering our Members
May 30, 2019
Non-Criminal Legal Aid for the Poor
Jun 06, 2019
Looking Ahead
Jun 13, 2019
Financial Fraud and Abuse of Elders
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Upcoming Events
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
May 06, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
May 08, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Membership Committee
Kill Devil
May 09, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 11, 2019
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 11, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Tannin Wine Bar
May 14, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Community Service Committee
May 16, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 18, 2019
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 18, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 25, 2019

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The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 2, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Tony Kostusik, Astronomical Society of Kansas City. His topic is "Meteorite Mysteries."
Tony Kostusik has traveled the world seeing the results of Meteorites hitting the earth, and collecting unique specimens. Tony will share his experiences and have items on display. He has been a member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City for over 50 years.

The Astronomical Society of Kansas City provides a community to support education and outreach to the greater Kansas City area, observing and research opportunities for members and guests, and resources for all who are interested in astronomy and allied sciences.

Since 1924, the ASKC has grown from a small group of amateur astronomers to one of the largest astronomical societies in the country, with nearly 400 members. Although there are a few professional astronomers among us, most members are amateur astronomers from widely diverse backgrounds with a unifying interest in observing and discovering more about our universe.

Last Week's Meeting
April 25, 2019
BUSY BUSY! That just about sums up the activities for Club 13. Yes I said busy. With all of the announcements, we thank Linn Mills for her outstanding work on the shoes project.  1,436 pairs of shoes, 584 Pairs of socks and $300 dollars in cash money. Fabulous.
Next we have Barbara Dolci's committee on community service which is actively working with Tim Tholen for Kentucky Derby Party for the benefit of Eradicating Polio.  And the second thrust is A "Pathways" program for mentoring young high school students in many phases of life.  Anyone and everyone one can assist in this very worthwhile program.
Now if our plate isn't full enough, we added a new tyro in Leland Shurin.
I would say that is a pretty full Thursday meeting.
Now, to send glowing praises to our program committee for securing Jerry Moran, the Junior Senator from Kansas.  Boy oh Boy, is he good. A brilliant Speaker, a Rotarian and someone who is smart enough to tell us some of the things we would like to hear.
The Senator started by giving us some background on himself. He gave us Hays, Concordia, Plainville, and Manhattan. Plainville is his place of birth, Hays, is his home Rotary Club and Manhattan is a daughter's home (a veterinarian) and where he and his wife currently live. I hope I have this pretty close to correct.
We learned that he was once associated with Stinson-Mag and knew Howard Mick from that association.  We further learned that he is not a veteran, is a Cardinal (one of 12 members in the Senate), is not running for re-election and is very sympathetic to all Vets of the Vietnam war.
Senator Moran took questions from the audience and was very concise and direct in his answers. By now, you probably have accepted the fact that I think it was a terrific program and he is an excellent public servant of the people of the state of Kansas.  Thanks again to Steve Burger and his committee for a very worthwhile 45 minutes.  A terrific Program.
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Kentucky Derby Party
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Camp Rise
Rotaract Kansas City is proud to be entering our third summer of hosting Camp Rise, a free overnight summer camp opportunity for youth in Kansas City living at or below the poverty line. Held at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee Summit Missouri, Camp Rise is an all inclusive experience for our campers. Upon arrival, campers receive a backpack full of all the gear necessary to enjoy their time at camp and then take with them in preparation for the new school year. In order to provide these backpacks we rely on the generosity of our community! Please help us by visiting our Amazon wish list! All items purchased directly benefit our campers and a portion of Amazon wish list sales are donated right back to the Rotary Youth Camp! Click here for the Amazon wish list.
Camp Rise is also seeking a diverse group of individuals age 18 to 35 to come volunteer as summer camp counselors! This volunteer commitment is overnight from July 13 - July 18, 2019. More information about Camp Rise and this incredible volunteer opportunity can be found on our website or by emailing us directly
Thank you for your consideration and your continued support of Rotary!
Rotary After Hours 
What a fun After Hours event at the Nelson. We hope you enjoy these photos from the event.
Rotary Youth Camp News
Sign up for the Camp Work Days in May!
Both days are 8:00 am to Noon.
Donuts, coffee and other refreshments provided! Children are welcome! There is something for everyone!
Sign up HERE for May 11th!
Sign up HERE for May 18th!