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Club Information
Welcome to the KC Plaza Rotary Club!
We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64112
United States
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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Speakers
Jan 26, 2018
Past and upcoming shows in Kansas City
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 09, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Elementary School Writing Contest
Feb 23, 2018
Please Plan to Attend the Vocational Visit
Mar 02, 2018
Traveling the Missouri River
Mar 09, 2018
Taking the stress out of funeral planning
Mar 16, 2018
Vietnam Nurse: Mending & Remembering
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Upcoming Events
Plazans Get Social at Truman Library
Harry S. Truman Library
Feb 19, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Stories
Plaid Shirt or Ugly Sweater Holiday Meeting- Dec. 22, 2017
It was that time of year when Plaza Rotarians are encouraged to wear Plaid or your Ugly Christmas Sweater to our last meeting of 2017.
We sang ONE song-- Jingle Bells, and we struggled with that... however we were able to proudly don our Holiday Cheer and induct a few new members! Click here for the full photo album.
 
 
Recruiting New Members - Tip #9
Tip #9-- Realize there is no finish-line. Even if you are at the size that your club wants to be, there are always reasons people leave. And new insights always benefit a club! You’re either growing, or you’re dying. See our new members since July 2017 in our Extra! Extra! Newsletter.
 
Thank you for the fresh perspective!
Proposed Board 2018-2019
President Elect Randy Steinman proposes and presents his Board for his upcoming term starting July 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2019. Please reach out to Randy if you have any questions.
 
 
 
Rotary Member Classification Today
Background
When a lawyer named Paul Harris, a coal dealer, a mining engineer, and a merchant tailor first met in 1905 in Chicago, they gave birth to Rotary and, by the nature of their diverse occupations, to one of the organization’s most distinctive features – the classification principle. That principle remains a cornerstone of Rotary today.

Upon joining Rotary, a member is assigned a classification – usually by the Board of Directors – to reflect the member’s profession or occupation.  For many years, a club was permitted to have only one person in each classification. The goal was a balanced membership – basically a cross-section of the community in which no one profession or business is the dominant force in the club. Also, a balanced membership enables Rotarians to broaden their knowledge of other professions, to build professional and business networks, and to have broad expertise for club leadership and to carry out multi-faceted service projects.
 
Rotary Classifications Today
As professions evolved and clubs sought to increase their membership, clubs developed occupational sub-categories (for example, Lawyer-Civil and Banker-Commercial) so as to allow more than one person per general classification if club members approved. Recognizing these trends, the Council on Legislation has amended the standard Club Constitution to permit a maximum of five (5) members per classification in a club (or 10% of the total membership if a club has over 50 members).
 
For more details on classifications, check out the 2016 Rotary Manual of Procedure.
 
District Grant Approval- UPDATE!
Hope House District Grant Project: The project date is the morning of January 20th 2018, probably around 9 AM to start-- time will be confirmed soon.  At this point, we have 11 volunteers to perform the Laundry Room refurbishment.  Details will be communicated to the team as the precise tasks and shifts are defined.  Email Paul Temme at paulctemme@gmail.com if you want to join the team.