The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 30, 2019
Our Speaker this week is Joseph Dandurand, Director, Legal Aid of Western MO. His topic is "Non-Criminal Legal Aid for the Poor."
Joseph P. Dandurand became the Executive Director of Legal Aid of Western Missouri (Legal Aid) in February 2017. Mr. Dandurand was passionate about ensuring justice for all long before joining Legal Aid; his career in the provision of justice began in 1980, directly after he completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), when he became a private practitioner at Rahm, Rahm and Dandurand.
In 1986, he was elected to the trial bench as a Circuit Judge of Missouri’s 17th Judicial Circuit and moved up to Presiding Judge for the circuit in 1992. Mr. Dandurand remained in this position until 2007, at which point he took on the role of Appellate Judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. During this time, he served on several Supreme Court Committees and was a frequent accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presenter.
From 2009 up until accepting the position as Legal Aid’s Executive Director, Mr. Dandurand was the Deputy Attorney General of Missouri, a position which involved duties including, but not limited to, those related to maintaining relationships with numerous high-profile clients and managing several hundred employees. Throughout his career, Mr. Dandurand has been lead counsel in many significant cases and has stayed very involved in the community through participation and/or membership in several local associations, committees, and boards. Additionally, he is licensed to practice in all Missouri State Courts, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.
Last Week's Meeting
May 23, 2019
“A Celebration of Life Service”
As we do every year at this time, today we remembered Club members who died in the past year. Traditionally, this service is held at the Rotary Youth Camp.  This year the decision was made to hold it in our usual weekly meeting place to make it easier for members and guests to attend. That proved to be a good decision since we had a good turnout for the meeting.
President Kara brought the meeting to order and after reminding us that copies of the Club planning survey were on the welcome table for those who have not completed one, turned the podium over to Mandy, who reported that Chuck Eddy is in the hospital and “is not doing well”.  He is not able to receive visitors, but his family would welcome our prayers. P. P. Jim Porter led us in an invocation, followed by a fine chorus of “God Bless America”, led by this month’s featured song leader, Harlan Stamper and accompanied by C. Bolte on the keyboard.
Jim welcomed our guests and Mandy reminded us of two coming events:
  1.  The First Friday gathering at 1826 Baltimore Ave. on June 7, 5 – 8:00 pm;
  2. The Rotary Night at the Zoo on June 13.  See Buzzsaw for details.
Jim turned the program over to the following members who presented remarkably well-crafted eulogies of our departed members:
          Pat Bolin, who remembered Pete Burgess, who had been a Club member since November 1988;
          Pat Bolin, who remembered Ron Dillon, who had been a Club member since June 2000;
          David McCaughey (substituting for George Gordon), remembered David Norton, who had been a Club member since January 1973;
          Linn Mills, who remembered Bill Phelps, who had been a Club member since August 2003;
          Jim Porter, remembered Wayne Stallard, who had been a Club member since June 2004;
          Jim Porter, who remembered Rowland Nofsinger, who had been a Club member since January, 1977.
As Pat Bolin said in the beginning, the task of an eulogy is to answer two questions:  1. What, briefly, were the circumstances and stories of a person’s life, and 2. What was the essence of that person’s personality and his or her accomplishments to the world around them.
In the humble opinion of this scribe, all of the presenters did an excellent job of researching their subjects, organizing their thoughts, and giving eloquent presentations. Thank you, fellow Rotarians.
Pres. Kara closed the meeting with her quote of the day, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it is a memory.”  (Dr. Seuss)
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Rotary Book Discussion Group
Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Best Cook in the World” by Rick Bragg. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome. Click here to sign up.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
Part cookbook, part memoir, “The Best Cook in the World” is Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg’s loving tribute to the South, his family, and especially, his extraordinary mother.  Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations.  They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg’s ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and sumptuous as the dishes they inspired.  Deep personal and unfailingly mouthwatering,”The Best Cook in the World” is a book to be savored.
Board Meeting Recap for May

The Board of Directors Meeting was held Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

April's minutes were approved and the Membership changes were reviewed. For approval was one membership application for Organizational Membership from Truman Medical Center. Two terminations were made, Kevin O'Neill and Mike Falk. These changes were approved. 

The Treasurer's report was reviewed and approved. 

During Membership Update, the board discussed attendance and reminder to let the office know when bringing guests.

New Business: There was discussion about the process to get Venture Fund money to the project leads, specifically Camp Rise. The Mayoral Forum is June 9th and the board decided to have Joe Privitera sit on the panel to ask questions provided by the club. The club survey is ready to be distributed to the club, it will be a hard copy and given to club members at upcoming meetings. Rotary Night at the Zoo will be June 13th and we will request a schedule of the "zookeeper talks." The board discussed what motivates members to participate in events and projects. 

The upcoming club and district events were reviewed.

Rotary Night at the Zoo
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
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend visiting with family and friends and remembering those we are not with us but, fought for our freedom.
I am looking forward to tonight’s Satellite Club meeting. Our speaker, Paul Searcy will explain how to apply for Venture Fund money. I am hopeful that we will identify more projects that will impact the community.
We are looking for volunteers to work Monday, June 3rd at Nourish KC. Sign-up and help serve lunch.
Friday, June 7th we will attend First Friday in the Crossroads. David Hanzlick is organizing our efforts. Our goal is to educate everyone that stops at our table about who we are and all the “good” deeds we do around town and in the world! Be sure to stop in.
We will have a team in the Dragon Boat races June 8th again this year. Jan Armstrong is sponsoring our team and working with Austin Klarin and Robin Rusconi to put together a team. I do believe Keith Buchanan has signed up to steer the boat again this year. It is shaping up to be a very fun time. Sign-up and paddle to victory! Or, cheer from the banks of Brush Creek.
Every Saturday we have the responsibility of the Bagel Run. Hopefully you have time to make a delivery.
The Mayoral Forum is being held June 9th at the Unity Temple on the Plaza. We are co-sponsors of that event. It will be from 2-4 that afternoon. Be sure to make time to learn about the issues before voting.
I hope to see you out there!

Jun 06, 2019
Looking Ahead
Jun 13, 2019
Financial Fraud and Abuse of Elders
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Upcoming Events
Nourish KC (Community Kitchen)
750 Paseo
Jun 03, 2019
10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary at First Fridays
Jun 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 08, 2019
Dragon Boat Races
KC Plaza
Jun 08, 2019 10:00 AM
Mayoral Forum
Unity Temple on the Plaza
Jun 09, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Women and Friends of Rotary
Pressed Penny
Jun 11, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 12, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Membership Committee
Jun 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Program Committee
Jun 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Night at the Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Jun 13, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Dragon Boat Races
June 8, 2019
We are looking for members to participate in this year's Dragon Boat Races! You will be "rowing the boat" along with your fellow Rotarians. Click here to sign up! We also welcome anyone who would like to come out and cheer the team on on the team


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