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Apr 19, 2018
Education Excellence Awards
May 10, 2018
Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace
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Upcoming Events
Group Study Exchange Team Visit
Apr 14, 2018 – Apr 19, 2018
Rotary After Hours
Boulevard's Beer Hall
Apr 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Bowling Trip to Columbia
Apr 17, 2018
Rotary Bowling Championship Roll-off
Ward Parkway Lanes
Apr 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Cookout at Camp with Chilean Visitors
Rotary Youth Camp
Apr 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spring Swing
Top Golf
Apr 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary at First Fridays
1826 Baltimore Ave
May 04, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Book Discussion Group
Rainy Day Books
May 07, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Camp Work Day
Rotary Youth Camp
May 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Memorial Meeting at Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp
May 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

April Birthday Celebrants
4/3  Clyde McQueen
4/3  Martha Voight
4/5  Bill Phelps
4/7  Mike Lally
4/7  Kevin O'Neill
4/13  Jim Huffman
4/19  Guy Martin
4/21  Bill Madsen
4/22  Steve Hadda
4/26  Bob Gamer
4/27  Steve Sopinski
4/29  Brent Worley
Spell Off Party
The Club 13 Spell Off Party was a fun evening of socializing with club members and their guests. After wining and dining we got down to the serious business of picking our spellers for the Literacy KC Corporate Spelling Bee. Jane Lee put together a formidable list of words that were pronounced by Madaline Walter. Randy Sisk and Pat Recker checked the spelling and timed the spellers as they rattled off the correct (and sometimes incorrect) spellings of a barrage of words.  Barbara Dolci, Mary Kingsley and Marie Whitmer lasted for two rounds before we got to the serious business of picking our team. After numerous rounds consisting of harder and harder words, our 3 team members are: Dan Nenonen, Joan Caulfield, and Valerie Meyers. Our alternate is Michael Dean. They will compete at the Corporate Bee on May 5. Go R-O-T-A-R-Y!!!
Bowling News
by Dick Retrum
This Wednesday, April 11th is the last day of league bowling. On April 17th we leave for Columbia, MO. to play the St. Louis Rotary Club 11 and on the 18th there will be a roll-off to determine this years First Place Champions. There will be three teams in that match because two teams tied in the first half of the season.
Last week's bowling was rather dull. There were no 200 plus games and only one split conversion by Bob Lager.  He picked up the 3-6-7. This might be a good time to mention that Sally Baehni rolled her highest game ever... a 175 and beat her husband, Henrik (shockingly average... Lord of the House) Andersen by one pin.  
John Lawrence is leading Dick Retrum in the high pin count contest by 133. There is only three games left to determine who takes home that trophy.
This week - we feature Pat Recker! Click here to read Pat's profile.
And if you missed the past few People of Rotary, you can still read them! Click on the links below.
Click here to read about Sherri Hahn!
Click here to read about Chas Marks!
Click here to read about George Gordon!
Click here to read about David Hanzlick!

Members, click here to log in to Clubrunner.
The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
April 12, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Sherri Kirkpatrick, President and Co-Founder HealthEd Connect. Her topic is "Rotary Club 13 and HealthEd Connect: Together for Zambian Kids."
Sherri Kirkpatrick, a diploma graduate, received a BSN from California State University and an MN and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  During her sixteen-year tenure as the Dean of Nursing at Graceland University, Sherri initiated a nation-wide distance learning RN-BSN program that was the first of its kind in the U.S.  During her vacations, Dr. Kirkpatrick frequently traveled with her husband and trained health workers in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and Asia.
In 2009, Sherri and her husband, Jac, co-founded HealthEd Connect, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of empowering women and children through evidence-based health, education, and advocacy programs.  Health workers supported by HealthEd Connect have delivered thousands of babies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, provided well-baby and prenatal care to villages in Malawi, and served as front-line health care workers in Nepal.  Recent programs in Zambia have included the establishment of schools to provide affordable education for over 1400 orphans and vulnerable children.  Sherri has served as a consultant to the Soviet Children’s Fund, been selected as a World of Children honoree, and received the Kansas City Chapter United Nations World Citizen of the Year award.
Please bring a tube of Triple Antibiotic to the Rotary Luncheon this week!
Antibiotic Ointment Magic for Burns
Most of us have a tube of antibiotic ointment lying unnoticed -- but taken for granted -- in our medicine cabinets. Jane, the Kafwa supervisor on the right (health workers trained by HealthEd Connect), recently wrote: This young child was burnt - and only our medicine [the antibiotic ointment] made him well. She went on to say they have used up the last of the ointment but are continuing to help people by making a traditional antiseptic from guava leaves that we teach in our training.
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
April 5, 2018
President David McCaughey called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm. Dr. Chuck Eddy led us in singing “God Bless America” accompanied by Carl Bolte on the piano. David then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Richard Helmuth delivered the invocation, which was a memorable quote from Mother Theresa. Mandy Sheldon introduced Steve Schlumpf, a guest of George Heymach. President David noted Club Anniversaries for Charlie Huffman (16 yrs), Robin Wells (5 years), Perry Atha (17 yrs), and George Gordon (12 yrs). Announcements included the upcoming golf event, “Spring Swing” to be held at Top Golf in Overland Park. “Rotary After Work”, and an update on our partner HealthEd Connect’s activities in Zambia. Also, the club participation in First Fridays is postponed till May 4th, with a call for volunteers to help out in our booth. Lastly, we are hosting the Group Study Exchange team for a cookout at the Camp on April 19.
President David then introduced this week’s featured guest, NFL Referee, Mark Hittner. Mark is a former all-conference quarterback at Pittsburgh State University, where he still holds passing records. He was a college football referee in the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference for 13 years prior to joining the NFL in 1997. Mark gave an interesting and humorous talk, which included first hand recollections and behind the scenes look at games he has refereed over the course of his NFL career.  Mark spoke of how blessed and lucky he has been to be able to do the job that he loves. Mark provided insights on what life is like for an NFL referee, including his weekly prep and game day activities . He shared his on-the-field perspective of several memorable games and plays that he’s been involved in throughout his career. Mark let the audience ask lots of questions, which ranged from what his eye sight is, to his take on how Chiefs fans sometimes feel their team seems to get called for more penalties than the other teams they play, to his take on various rules and instant replay. Unfortunately the game clock ran out before all of the questions could be asked.
President David’s closing quote before adjourning the meeting till next week: “There are 5 types of people that you want to surround yourself with. The inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful and the open minded.”
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Spring Swing
Help Support the Group Study Exchange
The Chilean Rotarians will be in District 6040 and hosted by Club 13 very soon. They will arrive on April 14 at the airport! We have a terrific team of homestay hosts: Dallas and Donna Ziegenhorn, Phil and Joann Kinney, Sally and Bob Bibb, and Linn Mills. Marc Horner, Jan Armstrong and Barbara Dolci are volunteer drivers. Many opportunities at museum visits are available for you to meet them, but especially at: Rotary After Hours on Monday, April 16 at Boulevard Brewery; our regular Rotary club meeting, on Thursday, April 19; and at our Rotary Camp Cookout at 5:00 on Thursday, April 19.  
Please make reservations for Rotary Camp Cookout or Rotary After Hours at Boulevard Brewery.
The Rotary Camp Cookout is our opportunity to hear from them about their clubs in Chile and service possibilities. Please plan to be there! The next day they will be leaving KC for St. Joseph.  
Shoes for Orphan Souls
The 2018 "Shoes for Orphan Souls" project will  come to an end on April 19th. Thank you for your support! Your donation of New Shoes changes lives!
There is still time to contribute! Please make your checks payable to the"Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation" and note "Shoes for Orphan Souls on the memo line. All gifts are tax deductible. 
The Packing party will be held on Saturday, April 21st starting at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the home of Linn Mills, 147 Pointe Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64116. Tyro's, help with the packing and earn points towards the removal of your red ribbon. For further information, please feel free to contact Linn Mills at 505-402-6630 or .
For those who might have interest, there will be an organized Shoe Delivery Trip to Guatemala for the dates of July 21-July 28, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to add to the Rotary service experience. The link below is the site to register for the trip.
Rotary Book Discussion Group

Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Rainy Day Books
2706 West 53rd Street
Mission, KS 66205
Details: Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “Roxanna Slade” by Reynolds Price. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
About the book: Roxanna begins her story on her twentieth birthday –a day that introduces her to the harsh realities of adulthood and changes the course of her life forever.  From this day on, Roxanna is quick to share with the reader the intimate details of ninety years of life in North Carolina.  Her beguiling tale is one that boldly reflects the high and low moments in the development of the modern South and the nation as well as the inner strength of a woman possessed of a piercingly clear vision, forthright hungers and immense vitality.
Camp Enterprise 2018