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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kansas City- Plaza

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 of America
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Upcoming Events
  • Club Meeting
    Grand Street Cafe
    Jan 24, 2020
    7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Grand Street Cafe
    Jan 31, 2020
    7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Club Meeting
    Grand Street Cafe
    Feb 07, 2020
    7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Speakers
Keith Baranow
Jan 24, 2020
US Army
US Army
Mikayla Seabaugh
Jan 31, 2020
GlobeMed - UMKC chapter
 
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In years past, club members have sometimes suggested -- during a club meeting-- to donate our weekly Change for Charity collected money to go to a charity that is speaking at the club that day. Though this has been done prior, Plaza Rotary will not be doing this going forward as it is not in accordance with our By-Laws. Any money disbursements are decided by the Board, not spontaneously announced at club meetings, and MUST go to a 501(c)3 charity. 
 
If you are inspired by one of our program speaker's efforts for their charity and wish to have the Plaza Rotary Club donate to that charity, please follow the process in our By-Laws. 
 
From our club's By-Laws:

Plaza Rotary kicks off 2020 RYLA recruitment on January 3

In case you aren’t familiar with RYLA, Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4-day, 3-night leadership academy for high school sophomores/juniors who exhibit a desire for community service. Developed by some of Missouri's top educators, the curriculum is designed to identify and enhance the qualities of servant leadership for each participant, educate them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self." In addition, participants are introduced to the programs and values Rotary has to offer. www.MissouriRYLA.com 
 

We are currently building the slate of officers for the 20-21 Rotary year.  Our presentation to the club needs to occur by the middle of December.  We are looking, in particular, for Secretary and Treasurer positions to serve a minimum of two years.  Please contact Aileen or Erik if you are interested in learning more or have suggestions as to strong candidates we should be reaching out to.
 
Thank you!
Aileen
Work is underway on the 2020 KC Games for Good.
 
The Club Board met approved plans to proceed. As in years past, we’re “tweaking” the format both to leverage current strengths (i.e., what is working well) and address member concerns (i.e., what could be working better). For example, while we want to continue to broadly “celebrate service” we are going to be even more specific in drawing attention to the Rotary six areas of focus.  We also want to financially benefit even more local charities.
 
You’ll see this reflected in our just-completed Call for Sponsors brochure. Steven Rotkoff has been scheduling meetings with prospective supporters and, in fact, has already secured our first new commitment: The Kauffmann Foundation for $1,000.
 
I hope you have a chance to look over the attached prior to our meeting Friday. We’re anxious to get started … and we'd love to have your help if you’d like to be on the committee. See you Friday!! 
 
 
 
 
Hello Fellow Rotarians,
 
Happy New Year! It is time to think about club nominations for the District 6040 Literacy Teacher of the Year Awards! The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020 and that is not all that far off.
 
Great teachers deserve to be recognized so I encourage your club to nominate outstanding teachers in your community who are powerful proponents of literacy and have made significant contributions in the teaching of reading. Click HERE to find all the necessary information on the process as well as the application.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
 
Janet Gooch
District 6040 Literacy Chair