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Welcome to the KC Plaza Rotary 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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Russell Hampton
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Speakers
Dec 15, 2017
New England Patriots Quarterback and K-State Alumni
Dec 22, 2017
Dimensional Innovations KC Innovation Company that doe
Dec 29, 2017
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Jan 05, 2018
KCMO Smart City Efforts
Jan 12, 2018
A Sense of Urgency -Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
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Stories
District Grant Approval- UPDATE!
Hope House District Grant Project: Volunteers are needed to refurbish the Hope House laundry room. A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the meeting on Friday December 8th. We have two alternate dates for this one-day project: Saturday January 13th, or Saturday January 20th. Please sign up and indicate which – or both – of alternate project dates you will be available. We will settle on one date by December 15th, OR Email Paul Temme at paulctemme@gmail.com.
Adopt-a-Family- Gordon Parks Elementary

Gordon Parks Elementary School Adopt-a-Family Program: The Club collected $256 for this cause on Friday, December 1. At the request of the school program coordinator, we will be buying khaki pants, belts and underwear and a supply of Kleenex to be distributed as needed to the students. Cassy Venters has graciously offered to purchase the goods and deliver them.

A Gordon Parks family expects the delivery of a new baby girl very near Christmas. They are in-need of baby girl items and supplies…they do not have anything. They need diapers, clothes, everything…if any Club members have items to donate please bring them to the next meeting or let Paul Temme (paulctemme@gmail.com) know how he might retrieve them from you. 

Bridge Home December Dinners- UPDATE!
Bridge Home dinners: Club members have committed to providing Saturday dinners during the month of December. Paul Temme will send an email to each club member that has volunteered with details. 
 
Continuing our long tradition, Club members will deliver Saturday night dinners to the residents of the Bridge Home located at 6033 Swope Parkway. The sign-up sheet is with the Sgt at Arms. The meals include an entrée such as spaghetti and meat sauce, scalloped potatoes w/ham, turkeys, chili w/fixing’s, taco casserole to name a few suggestions along with bread, salad, side and dessert. The kids and staff constitute 24 portions.  Meals should be delivered by 3:00 PM on Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16, and 23. You can also email Paul Temme to sign up to help out for a meal item.
New RLI Graduate Jennifer Kyle
On Nov. 18, 2017, Jennifer Kyle graduated from District 6040's Rotary Leadership Institute program in Chillicothe, Missouri.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world. Congratulations, Jennifer!!
DID YOU SIGN UP FOR ROTARY DIRECT?
Help the Plaza Club return to Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) status, meaning we’re a club in which every member is giving at least $100 per year to the Rotary Foundation.  Click here for FAQs or to download a donation form.
 
As most of you know, $25 of your quarterly dues go to the Foundation, but THERE'S AN EASIER WAY
Simply go to https://www.rotary.org/en/donate and sign up for Rotary Direct.  You can opt to give any amount over any time period, but by committing to as little as $8.33 a month, you’ll be helping the Plaza Club attain EREY (Every Rotarian, Every Year) status. 
 
SIGN UP BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE CLUB WILL AWARD YOUR ACCOUNT WITH 500 PAUL HARRIS POINTS, MEANING YOU’LL BE HALF WAY TO YOUR FIRST (OR NEXT) PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP!
 
Reason #1- Give a minimum of $8.33 monthly instead of $25 quarterly, automatically via debit card-- Set It and Forget It!
 
Reason #2- Credit card charges are paid by Rotary International instead of the Plaza Club, and at a much lower rate. Your money works more!
 
Reason #3- Easier tracking for Tax Purposes- for you and the Club.
 
Reason #4- 500 POINTS TO PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP if you sign up before December 31, 2017
 
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Recruiting New Members - Tip #7
Tip #7-- Talk about Rotary wherever you go, tell about the good works we do. At church, temple, work, neighborhood gatherings, family gatherings, parties, etc. You’ll be amazed how easy it is after you practice for a while. Getting a lot of “no” answers built my confidence because it didn’t hurt as bad as I thought and most people were actually happy I asked, even if they responded negatively. It’s always a good time to recruit. Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio are always impressive.