The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
July 11, 2019
Our Program this week is musicians Clint Ashlock and Bob Harvey, with "Kansas City, the Cradle of Jazz."
Trumpeter/composer/bandleader/educator, Clint Ashlock grew up in the Kansas City area. An in-demand musician across various genres, Clint is a dedicated and tireless contributor to the scene. Alongside his position as the Artistic Director and conductor of the esteemed Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, he has performed with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Nicholas Payton, and Natalie Cole, as well as being a mainstay on the local Kansas City performing circuit, most notably with his own groups, the quintet Forward, his ‘other’ big band, New Jazz Order (releasing that group’s first CD in 2012, featuring such musicians as Hermon Mehari, Mark Lowrey, and Bobby Watson), and the singer/songwriter/bandleader Jessica Paige.
As a student of jazz, Ashlock reflects the lineage of his hard bop idols such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw, and his big band writing is heavily influenced by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, and his teachers Paul McKee, Frank Mantooth, and Kerry Strayer. Ashlock was recently featured as a soloist at the First Jazz Education Festival in Shanghai, China, and as the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney, Australia, in addition to performing locally.

Bob Harvey earned degrees from Missouri Western State University and Michigan State University. He has been Principal Trumpet in the St. Joseph Symphony for 30 years.  An original member of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, he is one of four trumpet soloists and splits Lead Trumpet duties. Bob taught in the Lee’s Summit School District for 29 years, and served as an adjunct for Missouri Western and Ottawa universities. He has performed and recorded with the Boulevard Big Band, Trilogy Big Band, Steve Miller KC Big Band, Vince Bilardo Orchestra, and the Kerry Strayer Orchestra. Bob played in the TD Pack Band for over 20 years, 10 as lead trumpet. He is active as a guest artist and clinician, performing with and running master classes for area middle and high schools. He frequently serves as clinician, adjudicator and/or soloist for area Jazz Festivals. Bob is an Educational Representative for Meyer Music.

Historical Significance of Club 13 and District 6040
At our Changing of the Guard and District Governor Installation on June 27, Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith presented some great information about the historical significance of our club and district. He summarized his comments for us, and we would like to share them with you. We have a lot to be proud of!
  1. Club 13 is one of the original 16 clubs that formed Rotary International (RI).
  2. We participated in the first Convention in 1910 and have hosted two international conventions – in 1918 and 1985.
  3. The 1985 convention was the first to promote the PolioPlus program.
  4. We made the first contribution ($26.50) to create The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in 1917 (the equivalent of $525 today).
  5. One of our members, Dick Burnett, led the design process for Rotary Peace Centers.
  6. Marc Horner is the eleventh District 6040 Governor to come from our club.
  7. District 6040 has provided three RI Presidents.
  8. District 6040 has provided four RI directors in the last 40 years.
  9. Two chairs for the triennial RI Council on Legislation meetings have come from our district - most recently, Duane Benton from Club 13.
  10. District 6040 is of the top three districts in our Rotary zone in giving to TRF this year.
Rotary Youth Camp News
We are exactly halfway through the summer season at camp already! Boy Scouts of America has started their summer session, with campers checking in today. The theme this year is “Rock’n’roll” and it is sure to be a rocking good time! Staff training took place over the weekend to ensure all campers have not only an amazing time, but a safe one as well while at camp! Staff members learned how to safely help campers in to the pool, how to use water wheelchairs if needed, and proper first aid and medical procedures.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
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61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Rotary Night at the Roller Derby!

Join us for Rotary Night at the Roller Derby and catch new member Dana Hetrick in action! It'll be Saturday, July 20th, the championship games! Doors open at 5:00, first game at 6:00 playing for 3rd place, and the championship game starts at approximately 7:30. There is a BBQ food vendor and drinks available during the game. Family friendly, tickets are adults $10 in advance/$15 at door, kids (6-12) $5 advance/ $10 at door, kids 5 and under are free.

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