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Welcome to our Club!

Kansas City Plaza

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64112
United States
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Interested in visiting our club?
Would you be interested in attending a meeting and learning more about the Plaza Rotary Club?  We'd be happy to have you visit! Email Vice President Randy Steinman (Randy@rlsteinman.comto let him know when you would like to attend. 
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It's time for our annual shoe drive for Shoes for Orphan Souls. Bill Schmidt will be heading up our club's effort this year. Start your shopping! For more on this charitable effort, visit Buckner's website here.
Following the International Convention in Atlanta (June 10-14) ,  District 6040 is hosting a delegation of African Rotarians on a very short Friendship Exchange onJune 16-18.  Rotarians will be in Kansas City for two nights and three days and will stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel near KCI.  The Out of Africa planning committee is looking for local hosts who’s responsibilities will be to attend events, provide transportation and companionship and host African Rotarians during the day to various tourist attractions around KC.  The daily schedule will be determined by the African Rotarian’s interests.  The event costs (reception Friday evening, lunch Saturday noon and reception/dinner Saturday evening) for local Rotarians will be about $75/person.  Please contact Jan Armstrong at or Marc Horner at if you are interested in being a host.  Cassy Venters has additional details,

2017 RYLA - Applications due by March 1

Though the deadline is March 1, we would encourage all RYLA applications be submitted to Alex Petrovic ( – 816-678-9114) by mid-February.  We will still accept applications until March 1, but there may not be space available. There are two RYLA sessions this year:

RYLA #1 is June 25 – 28 

RYLA #2 is July 9 – 12.

The application form for Plaza Club RYLA applicants can be accessed using this link, Please submit completed applications to Alex Petrovic.

What is RYLA? The Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4-day, 3-night training program for high school Sophomores and Juniors who exhibit a desire for community service.  Developed by some of Missouri's top professional educators, the curriculum is designed to identify and enhance the qualities of Servant Leadership for each participant, train them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self."  

For additional information, please contact Alex Petrovic or visit

We will be voting on the 2017-18 Board Slate at our Club Meeting on Friday January 27th 
Be sure to join us. 
Vocational Visit #2  
UMKC vs Grand Canyon University!!!!!
Thursday, JANUARY 26th, Municipal Auditorium
5:15pm VIP tour backstage
6:05pm Tip Off
Come join us as we tour all that goes on to produce a televised collegiate basketball game!  VIP seating after the tour with a fully stocked cash bar and food.  We already have 25 signed up, so please let me know if you are interested but haven’t signed up.  Seating is limited!  Contact Rich Linden  or call (913)544-3003
Hope to see you there and Go Roos! YOUR ROTARY LEGACY
The commitment to Service Above Self is what defines us as Rotarians, and the Rotary Foundation is one of the main vehicles we use to serve others and make the world a better place. Here’s your opportunity to define your Rotary legacy and support the Rotary Foundation for its 100th anniversary.
District Governor Kim Lesage and District Rotary Foundation Chair Cassie Venters invite you to participate in the Rotary District 6040 Centennial Legacy Campaign to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation. The Campaign goal is to raise $2,650,000 for The Rotary Foundation by April 10, 2017.
Contributors who make a minimum commitment of $10,000 in cash, Rotary Direct pledges, or a bequest will be invited to attend the Centennial Legacy Dinner, to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Rotary International President John Germ will be the keynote speaker.
Contact our club’s Legacy Dinner Campaign Table Captains Roger Samuel or Jerry Venters for more information.
Upcoming Events
Jan 20, 2017
Join us the evening of Jan. 19 for our 30th Anniversary party
Morning Meeting- Nhien Dougherty
Jan 27, 2017
From Surviving to Thriving
Morning Meeting- Bob Kendrick, President, NLBM
Feb 03, 2017
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Morning Meeting-Kareem Richardson, UMKC Head Coach
Feb 10, 2017
UMKC Men's Basketball
Morning Meeting- Consuela McCain, Market President
Feb 17, 2017
Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
Interested in speaking to Plaza Rotary?
If you'd be interested in presenting to the Plaza Rotary Club, please contact Bob Merrigan at 
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