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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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Thursday, December 1st , 6:30pm - Restless Spirits
Our club “whiskymaster” Roger Samuel has arranged for the single malt club to attend an exclusive Whiskey Experience at Restless Spirits in North Kansas City on Thursday, December 1st , 6:30pm.  You may remember that the founder and owner of Restless Spirits (http://restlessspiritsdistilling.com/), Mike Shannon, spoke to our club a few weeks ago.  For $30 per person, we will be offered a tour of the distillery, an education on how Restless Spirits’ products (two excellent  Irish style whiskies, a gin and a vodka) are distilled and aged and, and sample pourings.  Roger plans on buying pizza and beer for consumption ahead of time, so plan on the entire evening costing around $40 or so.
 
If you’re interested in joining the festivities, please let Roger know at roger.samuel@msasearch.com no later than Wednesday, November 30th.  Hope you can join!
 
Vocational Visit
December 2, 5:30-7:30 PM - Maps Coffee Roasters
Plaza Rotary will go on a journey through the history of the coffee bean, and one lucky Rotarian will get to mix, blend, and roast their own special coffee, to be shared with the entire group!  Plus, a special chocolate station will be set up to educate on the making of chocolate.  Beers to follow! - See more at: http://kcplazarotary.org/event/maps-coffee-roasters/
 
 
 
 
 
The holidays are almost here, and many in our community have so little. Here is our chance to help make the holidays just a little more beautiful for some Kansas City families.
 
 
December 3 Meeting:  Adopt a Gordon Parks School Family. We have collected $60.00 so far for the 2 families from Gordon Parks Elementary School.  We have two families: a family of 2, and a family of 5.  Eric would like all donations by our meeting on 12/3. To give Eric an idea of how many gifts we will be able to purchase, email erik.dickinson@urckc.org 
 
 
Dec 10th 10-noon- Harvesters. The Urban Rangers are expecting us to show them how we help our community, too. Email erik.dickinson@urckc.org to volunteer.
 
Bridge Home Meals-- Remaining Dates
The first 2 weeks of meals are ready for the Bridge Home for Children. Please refer to the list below and email Eric Dickinson at erik.dickinson@urckc.org to help fill the need.
  • December 17  the Entree is Meatloaf (Drue and Liz), Dessert (Frances). We still need a side and salad.
  • December 24 -- OPEN -- All items needed
  • December 31 -- OPEN -- All items needed
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
Vocational Visits, Events, and Speaker information is easily found on the right side of our website. Have you clicked to see the upcoming events? So many ways to participate!
 
 

 
 
 
2016-17 Club Champion- Plaza Rotary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drue Thomas is pleased to announce that Terry Berkbuegler was chosen as the 2016-17 Club Champion for the Plaza Rotary Club, which was announced at the District Conference Lunch last Saturday. 
 
“Terry exemplifies what it means to be a Rotarian, putting service before self.  His passion has helped build our primary fundraiser, the KC Games for Good, from the ground up over the past three years.  In addition, he has served as a RYLA counselor for years and is currently on their Board.  We are lucky to have Terry’s passion and sense of humor in the Plaza Rotary Club.”
 

 
 
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Exhibitors, Players, and Visitors all agree-- this year's KC Games for Good was a blast!
 
After a year of planning, the KC Games For Good Committee's efforts pay off big. Twelve teams competed fiercely in Bubble Soccer, Nerf Archery, Giant Jenga, Harvester's Feed a Hungry Soul, Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby, Water Relay, and Heart to Heart International Palette stacking.
 
"I just wanted to say thank you again for allowing HappyBottoms to have a booth at the KC Games for Good event this weekend; it was such a well-run and nice event! We really appreciated the opportunity to spread the word about HappyBottoms and how we are helping babies in the community." --Jackie W., Engagement Manager for HappyBottoms.org Diaper Bank
 
"I hope this Monday afternoon finds you and everyone with the Plaza Rotary Club recovered and well rested from Saturday’s PHENOMENAL event!  I want to thank you and the Plaza Rotary Club for allowing Gordon Parks Elementary School to be a part of such a fun event.  The entire day was so well organized and everyone was so friendly – we had a blast!"  --Tom L., Chief Development Officer, Gordon Parks School
 
"It was great meeting you Saturday, and thank you so much for the invitation. Please let me know about this as early as possible next year.  I’ll see if we can enter a Girl Scout staff team, or team of troop leaders." --Joey W., Director- Eastern Region, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
 
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2016 RYLA-rians Visit the Plaza Rotary
RYLA-arians Sloane, Juliette, and Emma presented on their experiences this June at the 2016 MO RYLA.
 

 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Morning Meeting- John T. Kuehn, CDR USN (retired)
Dec 16, 2016
75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
NO MEETING
Dec 23, 2016
Happy Holidays!
NO MEETING
Dec 30, 2016
Happy Holidays!
Speaker TBD
Jan 06, 2017
TBD
Speaker TBD
Jan 13, 2017
TBD
 
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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