The Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw
This Week's Meeting
May 26, 2022
This week's meeting is our Memorial Meeting. We will remember two of our members who passed away in the last year. This meeting will be in the Kill Devil Club. We hope you can join us. 
  James Ascher Sr.         Jerry Moeller   
You can watch meetings Live on Facebook @RotaryClub13, Thursdays at Noon.
Last Week's Meeting
May 19, 2022
Pres. Tony Andresen began the meeting with a welcome to everyone in attendance, including those via ZOOM. We stood and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Steve Dicus came forward to deliver an invocation of thanks for our Club, its history, and its ongoing impact on our city.
Mandy introduced our guests, and Club Anniversaries were noted for Jonathan Kemper with 39 years; and Kermit Bright with 41 years.
We were reminded that there will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for Dennis O’Dell (a Rotary member from 1977 to his death on June 17, 2020) on June 17 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm at O’Neill’s Restaurant. 
Sally Bibb, with her usual beautiful oratory skill, reviewed the history of the Rotary Youth Camp and the role of the Rotary Club Foundation in supporting the expenses of the camp.  Then she recognized the newest Foundation Fellow, Eric Bubb, who has been very active in our club and who is our President Elect.
Pres. A. recognized and thanked everyone who participated in the Greater Kansas City fundraising activities on last Friday in the rain. And thunder. And lightening.  At last report most participants survived and are expected to enjoy a full recovery.
Linn Mills provided her final update on the Shoes for Orphan Souls project. Donations are close to the goal of a thousand pairs of shoes. Last minute donations are welcome.
The ribbon cutting ceremony at the camp for the new building will be on Sunday. Volunteers who worked on the landscaping for the new building were thanked.
May is AAPI Heritage Month (Asian American and Pacific Islander). There will be (was) a free citywide celebration on May 21 in Columbus Park.
Volunteers are needed on June 4 at Aristocrat Park for Geeks for Kids Care Delivery Day from noon to 5 pm.  
The next Rotary After Hours event will be on June 18 with the Kansas City Current women’s soccer team at Legends Field.
P.P. Mark Horner introduced our speaker for the day, David Young, US Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, who was speaking to us via the magic of ZOOM on the screens in the room. (A huge thanks to David McCaughey, who handled the aforementioned magic very well, enabling us to clearly hear and understand Mr. Young’s presentation.)
Mr. Young’s history contains strong connections with our Club, and he thanked us for our support.  He was born in Kansas City, MO, and graduated from the U. of MO with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Later he received a Master of Divinity in social ethics and a Master of Arts in international relations from Boston U.  He has served in the U.S. Foreign Service for over 32 years, many of which have been in Zambia and Malawi.
He was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi this year.
It was most interesting to learn about the various ways than an ambassador works to improve the quality of life, economic and political stability of a country.  For example, he described one project in Malawi that over the course of a few ears, improved the expected lifetime in Malawi from 45 to 65 years.  It’s hard to imagine, but many children do not receive enough nutrition in their first two years of life to allow full development in their brains, leading to mental and physical deficiencies as adults.
Mr. Young mentioned the great help the projects that we (many by Ms. Armstrong) have led to improve sanitation, nutritional, and educational facilities for children in Zambia and Malawi.
A most informative presentation, and a most remarkable man.  In these days when the news is full of the terrible things that people do to each other, it’s such a breath of fresh air to be reminded that such people as Mr. Young live among us.
The meeting concluded with the quote for the day, “Compete with yourself and root for everyone” Candice Millard and the recitation of the 4 way test.
Shoes for Orphan Souls 2022
Due to the generous financial contributions from our Club Members, on Saturday morning, the International Committee delivered 1009 pairs of shoes and 516 pairs of socks to the Rotary District 6040 Shoe Caravan in North Kansas City.
A big shout out to our shoe shoppers, Mary Bright, Diane Scott, Brad Kleindl, and Sherry Cady. Thank you to Chris Boland for providing the warehouse to store our shoes and Tucker Clark arranging transportation from the warehouse to the Caravan.
You have placed a smile on the faces of underprivileged children and improved their lives by giving them better health and hope.
Thank You
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: 11-5:30 pm
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. 
We meet Thursdays at Noon
The Gallery
14 & Main
Kansas City, MO 
Upcoming Events
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
Women and Friends of Rotary
Jun 14, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 18, 2022
KC Current Game
Children's Mercy Park
Jun 18, 2022
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Bagel Run
Jun 25, 2022
Changing of the Guard
Jun 30, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Youth Camp Update
By Laurie Mozley
We were so excited to have everyone out for the Ribbon Cutting!  Thank you to everyone who helped get the camp ready for this event!  We will be busy getting all the furnishings and finishing touches done this week.  The Kansas City Indian Center will be our first group, arriving on June 1st.  If you weren't able to make it out on Sunday,  be sure to come by this summer and see the campers in action!

The Rotary 13 Satellite Club will meet on Tuesday, May 24, in the meeting room at Tower Tavern, 401 East 31st Street, KCMO, at 5:30 PM.  There will be a discussion on upcoming service projects and social events.