Kansas City Plaza
Rotary Club
Chartered 1986
Plaza Rotary At a Glance 08-01-2018
Is it time for a re-read of Rotary?
English was not my father’s first language. And like a lot of second language learners, he was an avid reader. He especially liked Conrad and Melville and read their bodies of work not once but several times during his life. As a young man, it was not uncommon for him to drop my mother off at her home after a date and head for a neighborhood diner, book in hand, to read and drink coffee until the night waitress closed up and shooed him home.
Later in life, he added Louis L’Amour westerns to his list of favorites. One of the simple and great pleasures of his day was to settle into a comfortable chair in the evening to revisit a favorite read for a second or third time – or more.
Why did he prefer to re-read, rather than switch to something new? I asked him once. His answer, like him, was straightforward but not necessarily simple: it was a good book the last time, and he got something new from a book every time he read it.
From Oceans to the Outback
New Model - Group Study Exchange
Team Leader Applications due August 1, 2018
Team Members Applications due Sept. 1, 2018
Team Training Mid-October through departure
The New Model Group Study Exchange emphasizes humanitarian service in addition to vocational service and cultural experiences for participants. GSE is open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians who want to learn about their vocation in another country and be involved in implementing humanitarian service projects in the future.  One team leader and four team members comprise the team.
Rotarians home host the GSE teams throughout the exchange. Teams present programs at Rotary Clubs.  Participants should be prepared to make a commitment to assist with implementing grants at home and/or abroad.
Through this exchange experience, the districts are hosting a global grant in each district.  In D9520, the global grant is for dialysis equipment in an Aboriginal community.  In D6040, a global grant will provide Trauma Training for teachers in the  Kansas City Public Schools.
Note:  Past District Governors and past GSE team leaders and members will be considered on a space available basis. 
R.E.A.L - Rotary Education and Action for Leadership
The R.E.A. L. is an annual training event (formerly known as Mega Training) to be held in Chillicothe on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  The District Leadership Team will be at the First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan Street in Chillicothe.  The Rotary Education and Action for Leadership day is designed to give you hands on training and tools in many areas of Rotary.
Who should come?  Any Rotarian with a passion to “Be The Inspiration” and to “Make a Difference” in the lives of others.
Have something you need to share with the club? Email
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
District 6040 Update
Aug 17, 2018
Kansas City International Airport
Aug 24, 2018
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Please let Randy Steinman or Jason Parson know if you're bringing extra people to the meeting this Friday Aug 3rd, 2018. Speaker: Mayor Sly James.
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