Speaker Date Topic
Brian Weinberg Sep 29, 2023
Carbon Positive KC
Carbon Positive KC

Carbon Positive KC is an initiative that encourages awareness and action to address climate change. The program offers a way for you to offset your personal carbon footprint by investing in verified national and international projects, with a portion of the investment contributing to local projects and local green education. 

How it works: you complete an assessment to determine your household’s carbon footprint (based on your travel, energy costs, gasoline usage, etc.). Commit to a monthly fee schedule, with the investment offsetting your greenhouse gas emissions. You already pay to have your trash picked up, why not pay to clean up your carbon trash? And if you can be carbon neutral (net zero emissions) why not become carbon positive (removing more CO2 than you produce)?

Brian is a business strategist and leader of The Foundation for Regeneration, focused on economic development, ecological health, and community empowerment. Brian has a 15-year history working in the philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing. He describes himself as a global citizen focused on tikkun olam "repairing the world."

Damon Daniel Oct 06, 2023
Executive Director, Adhoc Group Against Crime

Damon Daniel is the President and CEO of AdHoc Group Against Crime, an organization that for some serves as the trusted bridge between the community and criminal justice system and for others the emergency room for social services. He answered the call to come to AdHoc in 2015.

Mr. Daniel is a native of Kansas City, with a wide range of experience within the field of social justice that spans 25 years. He holds a degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Under Damon’s leadership at the AdHoc Group Against Crime, thousands of families in the Kansas City Metropolitan area impacted by violence have received much needed mental health and victim services. In 2018, Damon developed a Civil Rights Monitoring program to ensure pedestrians are being treated fairly and equally in the Westport Entertainment District.

He loves serving his community. Mr. Daniel’s has served on the 16th Circuit Judicial Commission. This commission helps fill judicial vacancies. He was also appointed to the Jackson County nominating committee for the Ethics, Human Relations, and Citizens Complaints Commission. And recently Damon has been appointed to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Safety and Justice Committee, and the Kansas Governors Grants Program Advisory Board.

Damon can also be heard every weeknight on Carter Broadcast station KPRS Hot 103 Jamz, bi- weekly on Gospel 1590 AM and 106.1FM where he makes public announcements about various public safety and social issues.

Delivering Healing and Justice.  Kansas City is experiencing its most violent year on record. Victims trust AdHoc Group Against Crime to provide compassion, to help them deal with the crises precipitated by the violent crime, to help them navigate the criminal justice system, and to walk with them and help them begin to heal.

Attendees will learn about the comprehensive services AdHoc Group Against Crime provides, and what is needed to further our work and how as community members they too can help deliver much needed healing and justice.

Jackie Lange Oct 13, 2023
Learn How You Can Live Better for Less in Panama
Learn How You Can Live Better for Less in Panama

Jackie Lange moved from Dallas Texas to the tropical highlands of Panama in 2010.  She was looking for, and found, a place to live where she would never need an air conditioner or a heater again.  The lower cost of living was a big plus too.  She lives in a small farm surrounded by beautiful mountain views and tropical rain forests. Shortly after moving to Panama, friends asked her to organize a tour of Panama because they were looking for a place to relocate to also.  Little did she know that would turn in to a thriving business.   Since 2010, Jackie has completed 208 relocation tours of Panama ( as of April 1 2023) and helped 1000s of people relocate to Panama.  She’s known throughout Panama as the “Retire in Panama Expert” 

Get our Free ebook, Living and Retiring in Panama!  A new chapter will be delivered to your inbox every two days.  It also includes our eBook, Fund Your Freedom Overseas to learn several ways you can make money when you move to Panama.   You’ll learn:

> Top 10 Reasons to Move to Panama
> Cost of Living in Panama
> Affordable Healthcare and Health Insurance Options
> Retiree Benefits and Visa Options
> Panama Seasons and Weather
> Best Places to Move to in Panama
> 13 Things the Offshore Gurus Don’t Tell You

Frank White III Oct 20, 2023
KC Area Transportation Authority
KC Area Transportation Authority

Frank White III is the President & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). Before assuming this role, he was Vice President of Development with RideKC Development Corporation, a division of KCATA. White took the helm of the KCATA in August 2022. He is the first African-American to hold this seat. Within his first year, White is being credited with improving internal systems resulting in easing KCATA’s staffing shortage, significantly improved customer satisfaction results, and building valuable relationships with funding partners locally, regionally and nationally. He uses his love for speaking to discuss leadership in general, and the future of transportation.

White has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas. He is very active in his community and serves on various nonprofit boards. He is an alumnus of the Eno Transit Senior Executive Program Class of 2019 and is a Fall 2019 Graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program. He is an alumnus of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Leadership Missouri Program Class of 2021.

White is married to his high school sweetheart, Rechele. They have three daughters, Kaiya, Micah, and Reghan, a granddaughter, Leah and a Dutch Shepard named Jack.

Courtney Wasson Oct 27, 2023
KC Artists Coalition
Annette Lantz-Simmons Nov 03, 2023
Center for Conflict Resolution
Marc Horner Nov 10, 2023
The Rotary Foundation
RISE Business Award Presentation Nov 17, 2023
The RISE Business Awards - Vine Street Brewery, 2000 Vine St., 64108, 7:00-9:00 a.m.

This meeting of the Kansas City-Plaza Rotary Club will host the winners of the 2023 RISE Business Awards.

RISE Awards Program
Vine Street Brewery
2000 Vine Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
7-9 AM
No Meeting Nov 24, 2023