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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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Speakers
Dan Margolies
Nov 22, 2019
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NO MORNING MEETING
Nov 29, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving!
Joe Dandurand, Executive Director
Dec 06, 2019
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
 
 
Home Page Stories
Bo Steed wanted to share today's Inspirational Moment with everyone again, it's a great piece to read in the morning, to set your mind right.
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GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
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The Rotary Foundation notified the district’s Microcredit Chair, Randy Steinman (Kansas City Plaza Club), on October 24th the next $25,000 installment for the microcredit grant has been wired to the district. These funds are part of a $125,000, five year Global Grant project to provide business startup loans to women living in poverty in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
To date this project has helped approximately 80 women start businesses with small loans of $250-750 US. The profits from these businesses help repay the loans and create an income stream to help these women lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Of these women 32 have already repaid their loans in full. 
 
The signing of the Microcredit Memorandum of Understanding in Santo Domingo.  (pictured right: Randy Steinman D6040 Microcredit Chair.  Right District Governor Manuel Gomez Achacar, DG 4060 201-2020)
 
 
Despite threatening skies and intermittent showers, the 2019 Games for Good event was held as planned Saturday, October 5, on the South Lawn of the National WWI Museum & Memorial.
 
34 nonprofit organizations registered to exhibit and 17 of these fielded teams in the wacky, yet challenging competitions. If anything, intermittent brief showers boosted enthusiasm rather than dampened it for all participants. Three organizations emerged victorious and Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club President Erik Dickinson awarded prize money at the weekly club meeting 10/11:
•     Cornerstones of Care – 1st Place, $3,000
•     Legal Aid of Western Missouri – 2nd Place, $2,000
•     Job One KC — 3rd Place, 1,000

 
The Plaza Club was honored to have RI President Mark Maloney and Gay Maloney as keynote speakers at our Nov. 4 club meeting.
 
 
Plaza Club President Erik Dickinson with Rotary International President Mark Maloney and Gay Maloney.
 
Starting October 18, Lisa Deatherage will be hosting a Rotary Tech Help session each 3rd Friday this year, after the club meeting, for 15 minutes. Need help with Club Runner? Updating your profile? Paying dues online? Bring your smart phone or laptop and Lisa will help you out.
Did you know that you can download your invoices and pay your dues thru ClubRunner?
Make time to walk yourself thru these steps!
Log in to Club Runner, and go to My ClubRunner, then follow the arrows.
 
 
 
 
Join Lisa Deatherage on the 3rd Friday of the month, after the club meeting, for your tech questions.