Upcoming Events
VOCATIONAL VISIT- Maps Coffee Roasters
Velo+ Bike Shop
Dec 02, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Bridge Home Meal- Dec. 3
The Bridge Home for Children
Dec 03, 2016
Bridge Home Meal- Dec. 10
The Bridge Home for Children
Dec 10, 2016
Harvester's Volunteer Day
3801 Topping Ave
Dec 10, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bridge Home Meal- Dec. 17
The Bridge Home for Children
Dec 17, 2016
Bridge Home Meal- Dec. 24
The Bridge Home for Children
Dec 24, 2016
Bridge Home Meal- Dec. 31
The Bridge Home for Children
Dec 31, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
The Country Club Plaza District of Kansas City
Nov 25, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 02, 2016
"Kansas City: Our Collective Memories"
Dec 09, 2016
District 6040 Update
Dec 16, 2016
75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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Kansas City Plaza
Service Above Self
We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
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4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64112
United States
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Plaza Rotary at a Glance 11-16-2016

Friday's Speaker- LaDene Morton is the author of three books on Kansas City history. Her first book, The Brookside Story: Shops of Every Necessary Character, published in 2010, is a look at how the retail community of the Brookside Shops has sustained for nearly a century. Her 2012 book, The Waldo Story: Home of Friendly Merchants, traces how unlikely events created one of Kansas City’s most eclectic areas. Her most recent book, last year’s The Country Club District, reexamines J.C. Nichols grand vision through the lens of those who lived, worked and were raised in the neighborhoods he created. In addition, she’s also the author of an historical novel, a finalist for the WILLA Literary Award, and is a board member of Kansas City’s literary center, The Writers Place.


TIME TO SIGN UP!  The Bridge Home meals signup sheet starts this Friday, along with our new Adopt A Family program signup sheet for Gordon Parks Elementary. Plaza Rotary has a tradition of providing meals for The Bridge Home every Saturday in December, so please help us continue this holiday tradition.  Please contact Erik Dickinson ( with questions or for additional information.

Vocational Service Award
Please submit your nominations for the Vocational Service Award to Rich Linden ( Submissions are due by 12/9/16 and we expect to give out the awards(s) in January of 2017.

Games for Good 2016- Committee Debrief
The KC Games for Good committee met last week to debrief and discuss ways to continue to improve this growing annual event.  Judging by his body language, Bob Merrigan is either deep in thought or less than impressed with Terry’s suggestion that he be next year’s event chair.  It was a great meeting with a lot of creative ideas for next year. We hope to be able to present checks to Hope House and the Urban Ranger Corps Kansas City before the end of the year. 
Have you signed up for ROTARY DIRECT?

Top 5 reasons you should move your quarterly sustaining member donation to Rotary Direct:

5) You can earn credit card points while doing good!

4) Your Paul Harris recognition points will show up immediately after each scheduled donation vs. when your volunteer Treasurer is able to transfer funds to RI.

3) Easier to track charitable donations vs. club membership dues/meals.

2) You can help the club achieve the Presidential Citation (one criteria is Rotary Direct enrollment).

and drum roll please....

1) You will be making your volunteer Club Treasurer's life easier...really isn't that enough all on its own??

To sign up click the link below:

Online contributions. If you prefer, you may return the completed or enroll by phone at +1-866-976-8279.

After signing up, notify Liz Thomas ( so that she can remove the sustaining member donation from your quarterly invoice.

Endowment Campaign 

As we learned this past Friday from President Drue Thomas, Campaign Chair Larry Lunsford, and Club Foundation Chair/District Endowment Chair Roger Samuel, District 6040 has embarked on a major Endowment Campaign, with a goal of raising $2.65 million between now and next April, culminating with a Centennial Legacy Dinner on April 30, 2017.  To learn more about how you can participate, contact Jerry or Cassy Venters, or Roger Samuel, or go to:

East HS Interact Launches First Service Project

The new Interact Club at East High School, sponsored by the Plaza Rotary Club, is working on its first-ever service project – a food drive to take place in early December.  Students plan to collect non-perishable food items Dec. 6-9 and donate the food to a local food pantry in the Northeast section of Kansas City.


Needed items of support from Plaza Rotarians:

  • Medium to large boxes for food collection.

  • Non-perishable food items.  Suggestion: 2-4 items per Rotarian.

  • Rotarian(s) to provide 35 cupcakes, 35 brownies, and 35 cookies to be used as prizes for the three classrooms collecting the most food.  These would be needed on Dec. 15 or 16.

  • A couple of pickups or large SUVs (with drivers!) to haul collected items to the chosen food pantry or pantries on Dec. 15.

Please bring the boxes (flattened) and food items to this Friday’s meeting.  Please contact Cassy or Jerry Venters with any questions.

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