The Rotary Club of
Kansas City Plaza
Chartered 1986
Plaza Rotary at a Glance, May 5, 2021
Kansas City Plaza Rotary - Virtual Fridays
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Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2021
Zoom Conference

Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club
Regular Meeting Agenda
Friday, May 7, 2021
Dial-In:  +1 888 788 0099                   Meeting ID:  941 2937 6617   Password:  438700
7:15 – 7:25 
7:25 - Welcome!
Inspirational moment:
Allen Jenks
Melynn Sight
Fellow Rotarians: 
Allen Jenks – 3 min. speaker
Shoe Spotlight
Community Service
  • Saturday, May 8th @9:00-11:00am
Spring Planting at Cancer Survivors Park - W 48th St & Roanoke, KCMO.  Bring your gloves 😊
  • Saturday, May 15th @9:00am - Noon
District Grant Project work at Urban Ranger Corps – 5908 Swope Pkwy, KCMO Bring gloves and a trim paint brush
  • Saturday, May 15th @9:00-10:00am
Shoe Boxing at Ralph’s place
Club Announcements - TBD
Program Introduction:
John Shelton
Professor Tony Fehr, University of Kansas – COVID-19 update
Next week:
Kathy Cook, Executive Director
Heartland Chamber Music
Adjourn w/ 4-way test
Information to review from our Speaker on Friday.  Please take time to view the link below.
Professor Tony Fehr, University of Kansas – COVID-19 update
#1. Chief Science Officer at Stowers Institute in March reviewed the structure of the virus and the nature of the vaccines in emergency use. We all are well familiar with the spike protein which is a point of attack but our knowledge of the inside of the nucleus may be a bit sketchy.
That’s where variants may be found.
The first 20 minutes is the virus structure, the second the nature of the vaccines in use.
Vocabulary is ‘friendly’.
Mark Your Calendars - Plaza Rotary Service Projects for May 8
The club will be tackling two community service projects, one in April and one in May. We would greatly appreciate your participation, as well that of any friends or family you can persuade to join. Please come with masks and practice safe social distancing. 
MAY 8 
Where:  Cancer Survivors Park, W 48th St & Roanoke KCMO
What:    Spring planting
When:   Morning of May 8 @ 9:00aBrianm.
What to bring:   Work gloves. KC parks will supply all necessary tools, but you are welcome to bring any personal favorite garden item (trowel, hand rake, knee rest, etc).
Additional Details:   Event will proceed light rain or shine. You can, but do not need to RSVP to me.
Thank you!
John Constance
RYLA Student Spot Light
Theleia “Monet” Renfro was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a 17-year-old Junior, that attend Crossroads Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Monet is very interested in activism on all levels. She has been putting forth a huge effort and organizing voters for the current Kansas City Public Schools School Board Election. Monet is a huge proponent of Social Justice, and has been actively trying to push change in her local area. Monet is also an ally to special needs children, and is often utilizing her voice to increase educational equity for the most marginalized students in Kansas City. Monet hopes to become a nurse practitioner!
Sophia Meyer will be a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, KS where she participates in show choir, cross country and track. Her track coach said about Sophia, “I have witnessed her work ethic and commitment to excellence. She is a great teammate who cares about others and makes them feel welcome and included.” Sophia is a member of Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, a local youth choir that performs nationally and internationally. Sophia enjoys volunteering at local philanthropies with her mother as part of National Charity League and works part-time as a cake froster at Nothing Bundt Cakes. 
Lizzie Place is a sophomore at Blue Valley North High School.  She is a lifelong Girl Scout, and one of 26 teen girls from around the world selected for the 2020 G-TEAM, tasked with planning the Girl Scouts' national convention in Orlando and the 55th National Council Session (held virtually in October 2020).  Lizzie is a varsity debater, a member of FBLA, and she serves on the youth council at Kansas City's Heartland Conservation Alliance.  Lizzie loves being outside and working with kids, and she has volunteered for Teenstaff at Youthfront camp in Edgerton, Kansas.
Austin Daniels is a student at Lincoln Prep in Kansas City, Missouri. Austin enjoyed several sports in his youth, including soccer, baseball and basketball. He has also participated in debate and Karate. He currently enjoys volunteering in the community, being active in his church youth ministry, gaming, investing and spending time with friends and family. He has an older sister, Kennedy and a younger brother, Blake. His most meaningful service activity was a mission trip which led to an appreciation for the things he has in life and opened his eyes to giving back to the community.
Therese McGill
Inspirational Moment Volunteers Needed!
Hello Plaza Rotarians,
We are looking for volunteers to do the Inspirational Moment for the remainder of the year.  Please click the link and pick a date.
Great way to serve the Club.  
Bill Moran
May 07, 2021
Kansas University - Update on COVID-19
Kansas University - Update on COVID-19
May 14, 2021
Heartland Chamber Music
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Upcoming Events
VIRTUAL Club Meeting
May 07, 2021
7:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Community conversation/book discussion
May 11, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
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Russell Hampton
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