The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 12, 2022
Our speakers this week are Youth Camp Board President Dan Nenonen and KC Rotary Club Foundation President Phil Kinney. The topic is: "The Past, Present and Future of the Rotary Youth Camp."
Dan and Phil are both retiring as the President of their respective boards at the end of the Rotary Year. Phil will report on the Club’s Foundation and its increasing role in supporting club activities and the impact of that change on how we run the Foundation and manage our assets. Dan will report on the current and future projects, and plans for the next milestones at the camp. Both are stalwart supporters of the Youth Camp.
You can watch meetings Live on Facebook @RotaryClub13, Thursdays at Noon.
Last Week's Meeting
May 5, 2022
The meeting today began at 12:09 in the conference room of P.P. Joe Privitera’s Mark One headquarters.  After we repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Joan Caulfield brought forth a invocation based on the serenity prayer.  Guests were recognized and welcomed, and club anniversaries were noted for Brad Kleindl, 9 years; Mary Kingsley, 17 years; and Sandra Benton 9 years.
Karl Roscoe remains in the VA hospital and enjoyed the cards and notes we sent him at our last meeting. Members who worked at the Camp Work Day last (muddy) Saturday were recognized and thanked for their help. A few tickets remain for the June 18th after hours event at the Kansas City Current’s stadium, Children’s Mercy park– register online. (The KC Current is KC’s new professional women’s soccer team.)
Greater Kansas City Day is coming on Friday, May 13. Check the Buzzsaw to sign up for working at the sales locations. Hats for sale are available.  A couple of tickets are available for the Monarch game that day.
P. Andresen introduced our speaker for the day, Tom Waggoner, whose company. T. Waggoner Design & Consulting, provides planning and design of numerous university sports facilities.  His topic was “Designed in Kansas City – How Kansas City Became the Sports Architecture Capital of the World”- based on his book of the same name.
Mr. Waggoner graduated in 1982 from the KSU College of Architecture, and has spent most of his career focused on the design of sports facilities, mostly at the collegiate level. Today, he reviewed the history of the design of sports facilities, beginning with the Rome Coliseum about 2000 years ago to the present. Along the way various architectural design companies in Kansas City have worked on the designs of sports facilities around the world. The leadership of these companies has changed frequently since our stadiums were built in the early 1970s.
I recommend his book to learn details of the evolutions of these companies. 
Back to our meeting, after a review of the programs for coming meetings, and a couple of quotes, “Soccer is all about space and coming into space. It is a kind of architecture on the field.  It is about movement, but still it is about space, about organizing space.” – Barry Hulshoff; and “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness” – Frank Gehry, the meeting concluded with a recitation of the 4 way test.
Car Delivery Day - Geeks for Kids 2022 Finale
We have the opportunity to help with the 2022 Car Delivery Day! This is your chance to see what it is all about and why Geeks for Kids is so important. The children will receive their cars and get to drive them for the first time! You don’t want to miss this event!
Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Aristocrat Motors 9400 West 65th Street Merriam, KS 66203

Please sign up for the event at It is very important that you register as you will receive follow up emails about the event. Please contact Eric Bubb at with any questions. 
Shoes for Orphan Souls 2022
Thank you to Rotary Club 13 for your generous cash contributions to Shoe Project 2022. Thus far, our shoppers have bought 911 pairs of shoes and 1036 pairs of socks.
Thank you to Chris Boland for volunteering his warehouse for shoes and socks storage. Chris is on vacation in Ireland and requests not to deliver shoes until he returns on May 19th. Members who want to deliver boxed shoes and socks to the warehouse, do not hesitate to contact Chris to arrange a time and date at 816-694-3669. Remember to place shoes and socks in separate boxes. Mark each box on the outside with the total number of shoes and socks inside. If you have a question about packing details, contact Linn at 505-402-6630
The deadline for making financial contributions to the 2022 Shoe's for Orphan Souls Project has been extended until May 17,2022. Please make your checks payable to the Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation and write "SHOES" on the memo line. Mail your donation to Linn Mills, 147 NW Pointe Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64116. Kansas City Club 13 will deliver shoes to the District Shoe Caravan on Saturday, May 21st, North Kansas City, MO, at 9:00 a.m.
Keep in mind that this is an essential District 6040 project to help underprivileged children to have a better life. Every day in many countries, children walk dirt paths covered with rocks and glass. Proper shoes are necessary to keep them safe and healthy.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Linn Mills at 505-402-6630,
Book Discussion Group
Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group on Zoom for the discussion of the book Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer by Jim Cosgrove.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.
Event: Rotary Book Discussion Group
Date: Monday, May 23, 6:30 PM
Meet in person at Rainy Day Books but Zoom will also be available
About the book:
For nine years, South Carolina officials struggled to identify “the boy in the woods,” whose body had been discovered in a fishing village called Murrells Inlet.  Meanwhile, 1,200 miles away in Kansas City, Missouri, Frank McGonigle’s family search for him at Grateful Dead concerts and in the face of every long-haired hitchhiker they passed.  Consumed with guilt for how they’d treated him, Frank’s eight siblings slowly came to understand that –like Jerry Garcia sang –he’s gone and nothin’s gonna bring him back.  Frank McGonigle was finally found and identified as “the boy in the woods.”
Four years later, the case still unsolved, Jim Cosgrove, a McGonigle family friend and investigative journalist, pick up the trail of Frank’s cold case and began uncovering connections to a ruthless local crime boss and blunders by the threadbare sheriff’s department.  When his research began to stall, a chance meeting with a straight-talking “energy reader” provided a metaphysical spark that reinforced his resolve.  Although trained as a journalist to be skeptical, Cosgrove could not deny that she had provided details about Frank’s murder that turned out to be freakishly accurate.  In 2019, he returned to Murrells Inlet with one of Frank’s brothers to dredge up some old leads and settle Frank’s case once and for all.
May Birthdays
May Birthday Celebrants
Ken Smith, 5/7
Kelly Collins, 5/10
Perry Atha, 5/12
Tom Van Dyke, 5/12
Greg Kallos, 5/14
Mark Snow, 5/14
Jerry Cooke, 5/14
Joe Privitera, 5/16
Keith Roney, 5/19
Lon Lawton, 5/23
Terry Kilroy, 5/24
Francis Karanu, 5/25
Bob Lager, 5/27
Robert Thompson, 5/31
We meet Thursdays at Noon
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14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
Bagel Run
May 21, 2022
Health Lodge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Rotary Youth Camp
May 22, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Satellite Club Meeting
Tower Tavern
May 24, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Memorial Meeting
The Gallery
May 26, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Bagel Run
May 28, 2022
Bagel Run
Jun 04, 2022
Geeks for Kids Car Delivery Day
Aristocrat Motors
Jun 04, 2022
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 08, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 11, 2022
Bagel Run
Jun 18, 2022
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May 19, 2022
May 26, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Rock Island Bridge: America's First Destination Bridge & Trailhead
Jun 09, 2022
What the Streetcar Expansion Brings to Kansas City
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Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
This weekend we had a Girl Scout Service Unit at camp. A sharp eyed Senior Scout spied a bird acting strangely in the parking lot. She investigated and found a killdeer and her nest. The killdeer is a protected animal so we cannot move the nest. The Girl Scouts built a rock barrier to keep cars from running over the nest. We will keep you posted on our Facebook page about our newest wildlife adventure!

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
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