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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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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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Lisa Templeton-Farmer, MA

Grief Programs Manager, Solace House

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At the Rotary International Convention, global leaders and key donors affirm their commitment to ending polio


With polio on the brink of eradication, nations from around the world and key donors pledged more than $1 billion on Monday to energize the global fight to end the paralyzing disease.

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Bill Gates, co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and RI President John Germ share the recent news about their partnership in the fight to eradicate polio.


The historic pledges of new funds at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, will go toward drastically shrinking the $1.5 billion gap in the funding that the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative say is needed to reduce polio cases to zero worldwide. Just five cases have been reported this year, the lowest number in history.  

A big THANK YOU to the Plaza Rotarians that helped get the new classroom ready for the Urban Ranger Corps. The middle school rangers are getting good use of it already.
Join us for the Changing of the Guard on June 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Polsinelli Terrace, 9th Floor, as we welcome incoming Chapter President Jeff Chapman and his Plaza Rotary Board. Sign up at the next club meeting or RSVP to Eric Wymore at .
Florian Schulte was inducted into the Plaza Rotary Club this morning. Florian is the Sr. Director of Finance for Lindt & Sprüngli Welcome Florian!
Florian is the Sr. Director of Finance for Lindt & Sprüngli Inc in Kansas City - See more at:
Florian is the Sr. Director of Finance for Lindt & Sprüngli Inc in Kansas City. - See more at:
Our club's efforts in helping the Girls of Malawi was noted in the Rotary Voices blog. Be sure to read more about Bill & Cindy Schmidt and Elizabeth Usovicz' work there. If you are planning to go to Atlanta for the Rotary International Convention, make time to go to Elizabeth's Break-Out Session on Monday, June 12 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Find your list of Break-Out Sessions Here, or download the app.
Fellow Plaza Rotarians,
Please accept my sincere thanks for everyone who hosted the GSE Team Members and spent time with them while they were here.  Special thanks go to Karyn Eppler and Scott Weaver for coordinating all of the transportation for the 5 days they were with our Club.  Things could not have gone more smoothly and I’m so thankful for everything they both did to ensure our guests had a fun and memorable experience.
Those of you that heard the GSE Team present to our Club were exposed to numerous potential projects in their District.  Our District leadership is working hard to see how we can partner in the future to bring these projects to reality and I look forward to our Club’s participation.
Thank you again for your support of this special exchange.  I will cherish memories from this experience for the rest of my life.
Drue Thomas, Club President 2016-17
To see more photos of the GSE Team's Kansas City adventures, visit our photo journal on the left side of the webpage or our Facebook page.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Noon-3 p.m.
Bloch Cancer Survivors Park, 47th & Roanoke
Bloch Park could use some volunteers from Plaza Rotary at 8:30 AM on June 4 to help set up. Contact Erik Dickinson at to let him know if you can help.
This month in 435 Magazine, Plaza Rotarian Rich Linden was featured for his work and his ability to bring people together, as well as assist in fund raising efforts around the KC area thru his talent. We are not able to see a Rotary pin on Mr. Linden at press time, but we can say unequivocally that this is the most subdued shirt in Rich Linden's closet.
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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