Speaker Date Topic
Annette Lantz-Simmon Mar 22, 2019
Center for Conflict Resolution - Family Dinner Program
Center for Conflict Resolution - Family Dinner Program

The Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), formerly the Community Mediation Center, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides mediation services, facilitation and training to individuals and organizations. By using restorative justice (RJ) processes and providing safe, structured and positive environments, CCR empowers people to solve conflict in their lives, giving them the tools they need to choose understanding over escalating conflict and to find peaceful solutions.

Spring Taylor Mar 29, 2019
Fisher Phillips Law Firm
Fisher Phillips Law Firm
Roslyn Temple Apr 05, 2019
KC Mothers in Charge
KC Mothers in Charge

KC Mothers in Charge is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and a caring community committed to working to prevent others from experiencing the tragedy of homicide.

Our Mission is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims.

Our Vision is a KC community safe for all, where families are empowered and supported.

Tami Greenberg, Ronald McDonald House Apr 12, 2019
My Year of Being 40 and Grateful

July marked my third anniversary as CEO at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, and I feel profoundly lucky and honored to serve in this role for such an extraordinary charity.

For a while now, our amazing director of marketing Emily has been encouraging me to write periodic blog posts from my perspective as CEO of RMHC-Kansas City. I’m not one to “toot my own horn,” but because I do want to share with you some of the behind-the-scenes magic at RMHC-KC…I agreed. So here we go.

I received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1998 and have spent my entire career in the nonprofit sector, from roles helping abused/neglected children and people living with HIV/AIDS to serving in organizations like the National MS Society and United Way of Greater Kansas City.

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Easter Seals Apr 19, 2019
Easter Seals 100th Anniversary
Kyle FitzGerald Apr 26, 2019
LIFE Equals
Matt Naylor May 03, 2019
WWI Museum
WWI Museum

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article221452685.html#storylink=cpy

There’s an old adage that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

From the vantage point of history — 100 years later — there is consensus: “The Great War” changed everything. From 1914-1918, more than 65 million served. Nearly 30 million became casualties. Empires were lost. National boundaries were reshaped. Economies were devastated. The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which affected 500 million people and killed tens of millions, was spread largely through movements of soldiers across the world.

At home in the U.S., World War I changed America. Going from isolationist to global leader, the U.S. fought to secure liberty abroad in order to sustain freedom at home. Among the results: broader freedoms, a new era in women’s and civil rights, the dawn of the “American Century” and much more.

In a world of increased globalization, radicalization and national tensions, it’s clear that the lessons of the Great War endure to this day. The world today is more like the world of 1914 than it has been for the past 104 years. As we mark the 100 years since the Armistice, it is essential that we not sleepwalk into catastrophe.

It is our collective responsibility to have these conversations, to reflect and learn. And we have a sacred responsibility to remember those who served in defending our liberty and freedom. The enduring impact of the Great War continues to be felt today, continues to influence the lives of men and women through the world. This is the story told uniquely at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. And, it’s as important now as it’s ever been.

Matthew Naylor is president and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

Credit to KansasCity.com


Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article221452685.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article221452685.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article221452685.html#storylink=cpy
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD May 10, 2019
Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD May 17, 2019
Julie Buttell May 24, 2019
Push, pull, carry, walk for all ages!
Push, pull, carry, walk for all ages!

Julie Buttell, Physical Therapist

  • B.A., Rockhurst University, 1998
  • M.P.T., Rockhurst University, 2000
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, IAOM, 2012

When Julie first volunteered at the physical therapy department at St. Jude’s Medical Research Center, she fell in love with the impact a therapist can have on another person and their quality of life.

That was her freshman year in high school. And she has never wanted to be anything else.

Since then, she’s made it her mission to be the best therapist she can be for her clients. Julie balances the art and science of physical therapy to drive results, helping her patients meet their goals in less time and with a decreased risk of recurrence of symptoms or injury.

Julie believes that being the most educated, highly skilled clinician is not an option. It is a responsibility.

Julie specializes in:

  • women's health
  • advanced manual therapy techniques
  • treatment of spine and orthopedic impairments
Steve Rotkoff May 31, 2019
RedTeam Thinking
RedTeam Thinking

Our own Plaza Rotarian!

In the run up to the 2003 Iraq war many knowledgeable people told Army leadership about the insurgency that would follow the deposing of Saddam. The Army failed to heed any of the warnings. As a consequence, after the insurgency materialized the Army developed tools and methods to listen better, identify bias and think more divergently. Steve Rotkoff was at the center of the decisions made during the war and was instrumental in the educational remedies adopted afterwards. His presentation will be around both events.



Jessica Vandivort de Montiel Jun 07, 2019
Peace Corps Recruiter
Peace Corps Recruiter

Jessica Vandivort de Montiel is the U.S. Peace Corps Recruiter for Western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. A graduate of Truman State University, Jessica worked in employee benefit sales in Kansas City prior to serving in the Peace Corps. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, Jessica partnered with local Education and Health Ministries to develop rural youth development programs, empowering youth to lead healthy lives and to commit to positive roles in their communities. Following her volunteer service, she remained in Guatemala and continued to support Volunteers and Guatemalan partners as the Peace Corps Youth Program and Training Specialist. A strong believer that every American should be given the opportunity to serve, she returned to Kansas City as a Program Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, overseeing federal Senior Corps and AmeriCorps grant programs in Kansas and Missouri. Recently returning to Peace Corps as a Recruiter, she is thrilled to support the agency from her hometown.


Kareem Richardson Jun 14, 2019
UMKC Mens Basketball
UMKC Mens Basketball

Kareem Richardson enters his sixth season at the helm of the UMKC program in 2018-19 and has led the Roos to unprecedented success during his tenure. He was named the head coach at UMKC on March 19, 2013, becoming the sixth in the Division I era at UMKC.

During the 2017-18 campaign, Richardson's fifth at UMKC, the Roos finished with a quarterfinal appearance in the WAC tournament and a 10-22 overall record.

Richardson guided the 2016-17 UMKC squad to the second-most victories in a season (18) in school history. The Roos were selected for a postseason tournament for the first time in the program's 30-year Division I history, which included a victory over Green Bay in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational. In 2016-17, UMKC set program records for points (2,691), field goals (911), rebounds (1,213), defensive rebounds (860), 3-pointers (315) and free throws (554). The Roos finished second in team history in assists (451) and third in steals (236). UMKC posted the longest winning streak for the program in 12 years from Jan. 31 – Feb. 18, 2017. The Roos got off to the program's best start in 15 years and advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament for the third straight year.

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Jacie Hoyt Jun 21, 2019
UMKC Women's Basketball
UMKC Women's Basketball

Entering 2018-19, Jacie Hoyt is in her second season as the UMKC women's basketball head coach. During her first season at the helm in 2017-18, Hoyt compiled a 11-17 record, including tying for the best Western Athletic Conference (WAC) finish (fifth) in program history. The 7-7 league slate was the program's first .500-or-better record in seven seasons. Her squad swept a pair of games against Grand Canyon and UTRGV for the first time in Roo annals. Statistically, Hoyt mentored a team to lead the conference in steals (9.2) and the club ranked second in scoring offense (67.8), assists (13.5) and 3-point field goals made per game (6.8).

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Morning Meeting- Speaker TBD Jun 28, 2019
Independence Day
Independence Day
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