Speaker Date Topic
Rodney Hammer and Steven Robinson Sep 28, 2018
Restoration House
Restoration House

Restoration House, a faith-based, long-term residential recovery program for sex trafficking survivors in Kansas City, has big dreams to reach a new sector of trafficking victims: minors.  It is estimated that each year 1,650 kids in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area are victims of sexual exploitation.  This staggering reality comes from The Renewal Forum, a non-profit agency who participates in policy, research, and advocacy to promote respect for human dignity on the issues of commercial sexual exploitation. 

The Department of Justice commissioned a study to determine the risk of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). The findings indicated that often key cities studied in the US, the Kansas City Metro area was number two in terms of risk for DMST. Sadly, most of these children are never properly identified or helped and they enter adult life as victims of sex trafficking, having suffered unimaginable violence and trauma.

Our mission is to help minors recover and live fully restored lives through our holistic healing programs. Most recently, 103 youth that were being groomed by sexual predators online have been identified and connected with appropriate law enforcement and/or counseling resources through the prevention programs of AwareKC, one of our partners in fighting DMST.  Currently, there is no residential facility dedicated to domestic minor sex trafficking victims in or near Kansas City.  Restoration House aims to change that by opening a “Home for Minors”.

Dr. Rodney Hammer is the Founder of Restoration House of Greater Kansas City and the current Chairman of the Board.  Dr. Hammer is also the Executive Director of Missions for Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association.  He served for 18 years with the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. He spent 10 years in China and Southeast Asia, and another 8 years as the Regional Leader for Central & Eastern Europe. Dr. Hammer holds a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Hammer and his wife, Debbie have one son, Luke. They reside in Lee’s Summit, MO.

 

Matthew Hughes Oct 05, 2018
International Relations Council
International Relations Council

The International Relations Council (IRC) brings a global perspective to our community through strategic partnerships with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools. We bring world leaders and dignitaries to the metro region, host forums for high-school students to interact with and learn from foreign-policy experts, and create opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad. We believe that by promoting global awareness and understanding, we support and strengthen our community.

The International Relations Council (IRC)- A Kansas City nonprofit organization and a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the IRC works in partnership with businesses, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools to bring a global perspective to our community.

We bring world leaders and dignitaries to the metro region, host forums for high-school students to interact with and learn from foreign-policy experts, and create opportunities for area business leaders to strengthen relationships abroad.

We invite you to join us for an upcoming event and see how you can get involved with Kansas City's global community.

https://www.irckc.org/page/AboutUs

Toby Rush Oct 12, 2018
EyeVerify
EyeVerify

EyeVerify’s biometric security technology uses a smartphone’s camera to verify a person’s identity by analyzing the whites of the eye and blood vessels, as well as microfeatures outside the eye to create what’s known as an eyeprint. The eyeprint becomes a key that replaces traditional passwords, particularly with banking-related needs.

Nancy Wormington & Renata Rua Oct 19, 2018
KC Irish Center
KC Irish Center
Samantha McCloud and Shahad Sadeq Oct 26, 2018
Architecture Institute of America /KC Chapter
Architecture Institute of America /KC Chapter

AIA Kansas City provides services and benefits that empower architects to create environments that enhance quality of life and our collective future. To learn more, visit their website at:

https://www.aiakc.org/the-american-institute-of-architects/aia-kansas-city

 

Debra Anderson Nov 02, 2018
VFW and WW1 Centennial
VFW and WW1 Centennial

Debra Anderson was sworn in on Monday, October 17, 2016, as the newest Commissioner to the United States World War One Centennial Commission. She was appointed to the position by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization, where she is the Quartermaster General. The swearing-in took place in a small ceremony hosted by the VFW National Headquarters in Kansas City.

The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission is a Congressional Commission, created to provide public outreach, education programs, and commemorative events for America’s involvement in World War One. Congress also authorized the Commission to create the new National World War One Memorial in Washington D.C. Centennial Commission members are appointed by Congress, by the President of the United States, and by the American Legion and the VFW.

Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Nov 09, 2018
Randy Steinman, Club President Nov 16, 2018
CLUB ASSEMBLY
NO MORNING MEETING Nov 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Nov 30, 2018
Lindsay Stodden, Volunteer Coodinator Dec 07, 2018
Operation Breakthrough
Operation Breakthrough
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Dec 14, 2018
Trey Alford, Asst. US Attorney Dec 21, 2018
Largest Social Security Fraud Scheme in American history
Largest Social Security Fraud Scheme in American history

Trey will discuss the investigation and prosecution of Eric C. Conn, an Eastern Kentucky Social Security disability attorney who conspired with health care providers and Social Security administrative law judges to defraud the Social Security Administration of an estimated $550 million in disability payments.  This case involved the largest Social Security fraud scheme in American history.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Trey Alford is a federal prosecutor in Kansas City, Missouri where he has prosecuted federal cases for the past ten years.  Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor, Trey worked for two years as an Associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a large Kansas City law firm, where he defended pharmaceutical manufacturers in products liability litigation.  Prior to his stint in private practice, Trey served for seven years in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps attaining the rank of Major before resigning his commission. 

 

 

NO MORNING MEETING Dec 28, 2018
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Jan 04, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Jan 11, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Jan 18, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Jan 25, 2019
Bob Kendrick Feb 01, 2019
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Feb 08, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Feb 15, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Feb 22, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Mar 01, 2019
UMKC Enactus Team Mar 08, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Mar 15, 2019
St. Patrick's Day