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Changing of the Guard
Polsinelli Terrace, 9th Floor
Jun 22, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Speakers
May 26, 2017
75th Anniversary of our nation's "Trafalgar"
Jun 02, 2017
"The Buffalo Soldiers: Their Epic Story and Major Campaigns"
Jun 09, 2017
History of Cerner, recent expansion and where Cerner is heading
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
"Power of Partnership"
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Club Information
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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Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership Institute is back!  After its annual winter hibernation, the District's leadership training program for Rotary club leaders will resume on April 22 in Chillicothe (First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan St.).  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about Rotary, sharpen your volunteer leadership skills, and make new friends from around the District.  Register at www.hoa-rli.org; the cost is just $50 for each all-day session.  Contact District RLI Coordinator Jerry Venters at jvrotary6040@yahoo.com with your questions.

Rotaract KC Camp Rise

When school is out for the summer, most children are thrilled. However, for more than 8,000 children experiencing homelessness in the Greater Kansas City area, this is often a scary and stressful time. Thousands lose stability, access to daily free meals and a place to feel safe and cared for. Most homeless shelters do not accept unaccompanied youth under 18 and there are minimal options for children of working parents who cannot afford day-care.

Rotaract Kansas City’s CAMP RISE seeks to provide a safe, engaging and activity packed summer camp for youth ages 8-13 who are currently homeless in Kansas City. CAMP RISE aims to celebrate independence, resilience and empowerment. Our campers will gain new and exciting experiences, valuable life-skills and most importantly, the freedom to be a kid away from the strain and uncertainty of homeless living.

CAMP RISE promises an exciting opportunity for campers to enjoy four days and three nights of swimming, hiking,  crafts and sports at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Our campers will also be able to partake in team-building and self-confidence exercises with our attentive and enthusiastic staff.

YOU can get involved today by donating or joining the CAMP RISE staff & counselor team.

LAST CALL for SHOE TIME!

Shoes for Orphan Souls is a great cause for Rotary. Several of our Rotarians have gone on trips to distribute shoes and can attest to the good results.
We are trying to wrap up this year’s campaign early. If you go out shopping you can often find shoes on sale at clearance prices. If you would rather give money, we need that too, because we have also been successful buying at very good prices, and we need to pay for those shoes. We are asking every member to contribute whatever they can as soon as possible.
 
-- Ed Laadegard
 
Keep shopping! Or write a check! There's still time for our annual shoe drive for Shoes for Orphan Souls. Bill Schmidt will be heading up our club's effort this year. For more on this charitable effort, visit Buckner's website here.
Define your Rotary Legacy
https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000004680/Images/foundation100.jpgThe 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 roger.samuel@msasearch.com or Jerry Venters  jvotary6040@yahoo.com for more information.
Introducing the Plaza Rotary Golf Tournament!
No, we’re not hosting a tournament where we actually play golf, but instead, pick players in the four major golf tournaments—The Masters, The Unites States Open, The Open Championship (aka, the British Open) and the PGA Championship.  Please see Roger Samuel for more details.
Out of Africa
 
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 JArmst2298@aol.com or Marc Horner at MHorner@aol.com if you are interested in being a host.  Cassy Venters has additional details, cdventers@me.com
 
 
Service Above Self --- www.kcplazarotary.org
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