The Rotary Club of
Kansas City Plaza
Chartered 1986
Plaza Rotary at a Glance, May 12, 2021
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Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
May 14, 2021
Zoom Conference

Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club
Regular Meeting Agenda
Friday, May 14, 2021
Dial-In:  +1 888 788 0099                   Meeting ID:  941 2937 6617   Password:  438700
7:15 – 7:25 
7:25 - Welcome!
Inspirational moment:
Marielena Marroquin
Melynn Sight
Fellow Rotarians: 
  • Lucy Betteridge – 3 min. speaker
  • Shoe Spotlight
  • Community Service
  • 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 – 1st Hybrid Meeting 5/21/21 (more information to follow)
Program Introduction:
Darron Story
Kathy Cook, Executive Director
Heartland Chamber Music
Next week:
Brandon Calloway, CEO/Founder - Kansas City G.I.F.T.
Adjourn w/ 4-way test
20th anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls
For this 20th anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls our Plaza Club has set a goal of 1,320 pairs of shoes, which would set an all time record for our club.
This year the shoes are targeted towards orphan and vulnerable children in Honduras.
As in the past our club has formed three teams to "compete" against each other.  Team names include: "Shoe Me the Money", "Shoe-premes - Shop in the Name of Love", and "Heart and Soul". 
Team Leaders include: Jackson Granstaff, Cassy Venters, and Marielena Marroquin.
To maximize the amount of shoes obtained with cash donations, Larry Lunsford reached out to some local Walmart stores to possibly buy their clearance shoes.
Several of the Walmart stores were more than happy to sell their "final'' clearance shoes, as well as further markdown other clearance shoes.
Many thanks to our club members for generous donations, shopping for shoes, and boxing / transporting shoes.
The final numbers are in ........... 1730 pairs of shoes (131% of goal)!
There was stiff competition between our 3 shoe teams, with Shoe Me the Money edging out Shoe-premes & Heart and Sole (36%, 32%, 32%).
This coming Saturday, May 15th from 9 to 10 am, there will be a boxing party at Ralph Foiles driveway (9009 Chestnut Street, Lenexa) to finish packing the shoes for final pick-up on May 22nd.
Ralph Foiles
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
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
May 14, 2021
Heartland Chamber Music
Heartland Chamber Music
May 21, 2021
Kansas City G.I.F
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