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The Gallery
61 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Jun 07, 2018
Urban Concerns: Good News and Challenges
Jun 14, 2018
Revolution in Transportation: Role of Electric Car
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Upcoming Events
Women of Rotary and Friends Event
Jun 12, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Night at the Zoo
Kansas City Zoo
Jun 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary After Hours at the Chamber
Chamber Board Room at Union Station
Jun 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fireside at Pat Recker's Home
Jun 20, 2018
Camp Enterprise Meeting
Jun 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Changing Of the Guard Luncheon
The Gallery
Jul 05, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Rotary Auxiliary Luncheon
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS
Boxed Lunch @ 12:30 PM
Tour @ 2:00
Hostess: Phyllis Brennan
If you would like to join the Auxiliary for this Luncheon, please call Marcia Beardsley 913-648-7792.

We are looking for volunteers to be on the Rotary team during the Dragon Boat Races! Join our team of Dragon Boat Rowers - and compete against others during the Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The Races are to be held Saturday, June 9 starting at 10:00 AM.  The practice session will be the week before on Saturday. See Jan Armstrong for more info.

This week - we feature Thea Neal. Click here to read Thea'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 Steve Burger!
Click here to read about Perry Atha!
Click here to read about Pat Recker!
Click here to read about Sherri Hahn!

Members, click here to log in to Clubrunner.
The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 31, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Leslie Gasser. She will be presenting on her recent GSE trip to Chile.
2018 District 6049 GSE Team to Chile:
Rolfe McCoy -Team Lead, Chillicothe
Ernesto Marquz - Club 13
Leslie Gasser - Club 13
Alan Van Zandt-Dominguez - St. Joe
Our mission had several objectives:
1) Learn about projects in Chile that would be of interest to District 6040, or individual clubs within the district, for funding or partnering.
2) Learn about the culture, industry, business and infrastructure of Chile.
3) Serve as a goodwill ambassador by bringing the spirit and friendship of Rotary.
4) Share about our clubs and District 6040 to the clubs we visited in Chile, exchanging banners and bringing gifts.
Leslie has an exciting presentation planned for us - hope you can be there!
Last Week's Meeting
Last Week's Meetings
May 24, 2018
The annual “Celebration of Life Service” (Memorial) service began at noon today in the meeting hall of the Rotary Youth Camp. The sixty or so people in attendance included family members of the seven Rotarians who passed away since this meeting last year.
After we enjoyed an excellent buffet lunch, the meeting was called to order by President David McCaughey. He turned the mike over to Jim Porter, who welcomed and identified the family members. 
Brief announcements by Pres. M. included information about the First Friday event on June 1, and Rotary Night at the Zoo on June 14. See the Buzzsaw or call the office for information about these events.
Jim Porter delivered a thoughtful and timely invocation, and Charlie Huffman led us in singing (a cappella – no piano) “God Bless America.” Then we joined Pres. M. for a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
At that point, we began a series of “Words of Remembrance” about the departed Rotarians.
Jim Porter spoke about Dick Burnett, who was born in 1928 and joined our Club in 1971.
Linn Mills spoke about Bill Conklin, who was born in 1927 and joined our Club in 2005.
Pat Bolin spoke about James Daley, who was born in 1946, and joined our club in 2004.
Pat Bolin spoke about Gene Freeman, who was born in 1933, and joined our Club in 1985.
David McCaughey spoke about Jerry Meiners, who was born in 1938, and joined our club in 1990.
Jim Porter spoke about John Platt Jr., who was born in 1923, and joined our Club in 1987.
David McCaughey spoke about Patricia Wyatt, who was born in 1941, and joined our Club in 1992.
We then gathered around a new tree on the camp grounds that has been planted to honor those who died this year, as is the custom each year at this event. Several family members and Rotarians expressed their appreciation for the lives, service, and warm humanity of those being honored today.
Scribe’s note: Each of today’s speakers did an excellent job of sharing with us details of each person’s life, the qualities of his/her personality, the impact of his/her service, and the deep feeling of loss felt by those who knew and loved that person. I was going to summarize here the speakers’ remarks. Then I realized that trying to Capture the story of each person would require too many words, and to repeat only one or two things the speakers said would accomplish nothing. It would be like saying an elephant is impressive because it has great tusks.
If you were there, you don’t need me to repeat any of the speakers’ remarks. If you knew the person well, you probably know him or her better than I will ever know.
So, I close with a personal word of thanks to Mandy, the Camp folks, and the members who put the event together. It was a class act from beginning to end, and the only shame is that more members were not there to honor our departed fellow members.
**You can watch weekly meetings via Facebook Live at Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13.**
Rotary at First Fridays
Club 13 was ably represented by three Rotarians and a Rotaractor at First Friday on May 4. As you may know, First Friday draws a diverse crowd – a real cross-section of the Kansas City community. 
The Club 13 team spoke with a couple dozen people about Rotary, talked with a current Rotarian from another club, and provided membership information to a prospective member. We perhaps also planted seeds that will bear fruit at a later date. (Giving away candy helps attract passersby.)
We plan to be represent Club 13 for at least two more First Friday events – June 1 and July 7. I hope you will sign up for one or both of these events and help raise awareness of Rotary and our club. Click here to sign up for June 1st!
Rotary Night at the Zoo