This Week's Meeting
This Week's Speaker is George Lightfoot, Artist. He'll be sharing his artwork and the stories behind the art. 
George is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and now lives in Overland Park, Kansas. His father was an artist so George has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He began by learning from his father then continued taking art courses throughout elementary school, high school and college. He has continued his art education through individual study, advanced painting courses through Metropolitan Community College and by attending many demonstrations and workshops conducted by well known artists. George began showing and selling his artwork in galleries and many local art shows in 1979. He works in acrylic on canvas to create his original paintings. His lifelong interest in architecture usually dictates the choice of subject matter for his paintings along with the surrounding landscapes. George has developed his own distinctive and recognizable style which has earned him many juried art-show awards along with many satisfied customers and collectors of his paintings and prints. His artwork may be viewed in his website:
Project C.U.R.E.
Thank you to the great group of Rotarians who volunteered at Project C.U.R.E. last Tuesday night. Participants were: Satellite members Francis Karanu, Diane Scott, Dennis McKeehan and Robert Thompson; plus Jan Armstrong, Kara Bennett, Tucker Clark, Eric Bubb, Marc Horner, Lee Brumitt, Brad Kleindl, and Tony Andresen. Project CURE are the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief touching the lives of children and families in more than 135 countries!
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley.  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
*NEW DATE*: Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30 PM 
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
About the book:
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton is a thoughtful picaresque novel set mostly in the Kansas Territory shortly before the Civil War. Narrator Lidie Harkness grows up in Quincy, Illinois, a tomboyish burden to her several older stepsisters, and leaps at the chance to marry Thomas Newton, a soft-spoken abolitionist who's bent on helping the "free-staters" dedicated to protecting Kansas against those who would make it a slave state. Missourians crossing the border wreak havoc on such hotbeds of abolitionist activity as Lawrence (near which the Newtons settle), and Thomas is soon one of many casualties. Lidie—who'd become an even more ardent free-stater than her husband—thereafter sets off on an eastward journey seeking revenge and finding instead an unexpected empowerment. 
Bill Brown Warm Clothing Drive for Westside CAN Day Labor Program
We will help Westside CAN provide winter jackets, gloves, hats and a hygiene kit to the men that participate in the Westside CAN Day Labor Program. We have been asked to donate a minimum of 25 gift sets to help them meet their goal of distributing the gifts to some of the day laborers who work in the Program.
Since 2002, the Westside CAN Day Labor Program has provided 60-90 immigrant men access to short-term labor jobs every day, Monday through Saturday. That’s well over 2000 workdays a month. These men work outdoors in the weather performing forming manual labor in our community.
How to donate:
Follow the this link to the signup document. Select your donation and bring it to one of our Rotary Meetings PRIOR on or before December 15th. Pete Sotta will collect the items brought to one of our Rotary meetings. For the Hygiene kits: please sign up to make a cash donation (and we’ll buy the items in bulk), or sign up for an item that you would like to donate (must be in lots of 25).
Questions: Contact Pete Sotta at 816-678-2226
Monarch Mondays
Check out this video from Rotary International with David Eaton and Chris Stein talking with the RI President Jennifer Jones about the 60,000 Trees Monarch Butterfly Boxcar event.
Westside CAN Center Toy Drive
Help us give a happy holiday to children in Kansas City! We have committed to 50 gifts for the Westside CAN Center, monetary donations are also acceptable via checks mailed or delivered, or given to one of the community service committee members to drop off. You can sign up at this link. (please avoid toy "guns" such as Nerf guns, etc.) We know it may be difficult to find toys for older kids, so Target or Walmart Gift cards are also accepted. 
We are also asking looking for volunteers to help deliver these item on December 10 - please see Lee Brumitt if you can help. 
Gifts/donations are $15/gift - please stay consistent as many families have multiple children and it is hard when they vary greatly in value.
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Kill Devil Club
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Dec 07, 2022 4:30 PM
Rotary Holiday Party
Drexel Hall
Dec 08, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
Dec 12, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Women & Friends of Rotary
Pierponts at Union Station
Dec 13, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
MarkOne Electric
Dec 14, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Dec 14, 2022 4:30 PM
Bagel Run
Dec 17, 2022
Rotary Bowling League
Ward Pkwy Lanes
Dec 21, 2022 4:30 PM
Tom & Jerry Party
Dec 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Dec 08, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 22, 2022
Dec 29, 2022
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Salvation Army Bell Ringing
The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to kickoff our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Drive! There are just a couple spots left to be filled on Saturday, Dec. 10. The link to sign up is below.

Rotary Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
#GivingTuesday is tomorrow and we are just so excited! Our donors are the very reason why this camp can continue to thrive and grow. The renovations, upgrades, services provided, and so much are what leads to smiles like these!
Your donation makes a difference here. To make a donation use the QR code in the pictures to head to our website. But why does giving have to end here? You can set up a monthly recurring donations and sponsor these smiles every month!
You can also help the Rotary Youth Camp by sharing the Giving Tuesday post on our Facebook page.  Just tap “like” and “share”!  It only takes one finger, and one moment to help change one life.