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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 Top Stories Speaker: Eric Greitens, Author, ―The Heart and the Fist‖ Strategic Imperatives Plan for Rotary 13 Last Thursday, by Pete Burgess New Generations and International Service Training Aug. 20

Committee Meetings Downtown– Burgundy Room, July 21 11:00am Foundation Investment– Trianon Room E, July 21 10:30am Membership Development– Lido Room, July 21 11:00am Communications– Trianon Room E, Aug. 4 11:00am Board of Directors– Roosevelt Room, Aug. 18 10:00am

Greeters The Camp Enterprise Committee serves as our greeters this week Invocator

Welcomer

Duane Benton

Bill Mitchell No Photo Available

Upcoming Speakers and Events July 28 Annual Club Assembly - Mark your calendars! Aug. 14 Annual Club Picnic Aug. 18 Downtown Block Party Aug. 18 Speaker: Rotary District Governor Dan Hall

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 The Mission Continues: Helping Wounded and Disabled Vets Eric Greitens, Author, “The Heart and the Fist” Our speaker this week is a decorated Navy SEAL officer. Eric was born in Missouri and studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a Ph.D. in 2000. He is the Founder and CEO of The Mission Continues, a non-profit that seeks to empower wounded and disabled veterans to become leaders in their communities. He is a true American hero. For more information about Eric’s work, accomplishments and his non-profit organization, Click here.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 Strategic Imperatives Plan for Rotary Club 13 2011 Mission Statement: The mission of Rotary Club 13 is to provide service to others through volunteer support to programs and initiatives that align with the values of our club and Rotary International. As we do this we strengthen our club, fostering relationships and encouraging professional development and interaction with others. I. Reinvent Rotary Club 13 A. Who are we now? 1. Majority demographic is Caucasian male. 2. Current average age is 58.5 years. B. Who do we want to be? 1. A Rotary Club whose diverse membership more closely matches Kansas City’s metropolitan area demographics. 2. A Rotary Club whose younger members serve as club president. II. Grow Club 13 A. Attract Gen-X, Gen-Y, and Boomer members who represent the diversity and leadership of the community. 1. Work within organizations and associations involving young professionals to find younger members.. 2. Hire a dynamic executive director to replace Janet Ellis when she retires in October 2012 with the necessary skill set to target and recruit women, minorities and younger members. 3. Start a Young Professionals Rotaract Club, ages 18-30, and treat the Rotaractors as potential future Rotarians by involving them with Club 13 and the Youth Camp. 4. The Membership committee should focus on cultivating our members who are under 50 years old for referrals of new members. 5. Build upon strength and brand of members to attract other members. 6. Target downtown companies that have underwritten previous members. 7. Target Community Relations and HR Directors at new and existing businesses in the downtown area. 8. Conduct Quarterly recruiting social ―rush parties‖ at off-site venues. III. Innovate the context and enhance the content of our Club. A. What 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

can we do differently? Include projects and value added activities to our YORO ―Happy hours‖. The Membership chair should be under fifty years old. There should be more functions at the Rotary Youth camp. (only 30-40% of all members have visited the camp). Enhance new member orientation to be more dynamic, including technology relevant to younger members. Recruit more Young members to the Program Committee. Attract entertainment and speakers that will appeal to a younger more diverse membership. Leverage and grow educational programs such as Profiles in Leadership. a. Curriculum for ―social entrepreneurs‖. b. Partner with Universities and the Central Exchange for programs. Create synergistic partnerships with other organizations. Improve our branding by publicizing our activities and the results of our efforts via social and traditional media outlets using photos, stories, and statistics.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 Last Thursday, July 14, 2011 Pete Burgess President Marc Horner opened the meeting by thanking all the July birthday celebrants who greeted us on the way in. Charlie Huffman and lonely Carl Bolte led a great Happy Birthday for them and then led our patriotic singing. It seems that Denny Bolte suffered a computer hacking mishap that sought funds to get him home from Scotland. We suspect he is out there tracking the hacking perps and will return with their hides to an honored place in our meeting hall. After Ray Delia gave the invocation, Marc invited Michael Lawrence forward to welcome our visitors and visiting Rotarians. Elizabeth Lewis was introduced as a visitor who already has her application in to join the club. The club was saddened to learn that Jim McLarney passed away last Thursday. Jim was a wonderful friend and will be dearly missed. Marc brought news that our executive secretary Janet Ellis continues her struggle through surgeries at Shawnee Mission Medical Center where she remains in ICU and cannot have visitors. Lindsay Ripley is in LA responding to therapy after a throat operation. Good recovery news, Past President Ford Nelson continues to recover well at St. Luke’s Hospital and should return home soon to continue therapy on an outpatient basis. Our very best to Janet, Lindsay and Ford. Marc recognized Dan Doty, Janice Newberry and Charlie Huffman for their fabulous job on the board of directors. Tip of the hat to Steve Nichols for taking hold of The Buzzsaw and putting out his first issue. And multiple tips to Phil and Joann Kinney, Steve Stoecher, Gene Freeman, Paula Willet and Laurie Mosely for working at the Rotary office this week. One more acknowledgement to my friend Bob Stone who came down river from the Parkville Club to help structure reports going to Rotary International. Rusty (THE MAN) Macy presented himself a check for $57,000 which he tendered and accepted on behalf of the Rotary Youth Camp. Steve Burger, who comes from a long line of Minnesota railroaders, introduced Deborah Fischer-Stout who gave a presentation on behalf of the Northern Flyer Alliance. Her organization is dedicated to opening passenger rail service from Kansas City to Fort Worth in 2015 with intermediate stops at Wichita and Oklahoma City. The plan requires construction of new rail parallel to existing BNSF lines. The $469,000,000 tab would be born by an organization accepting deductible donations as a 501 C3 and C4 and by gaining a base of taxpayer support. The project received a $250,000 grant on January 28 th for planning the Kansas leg. Economic benefit analyses favor the project.

Want More Rotary 13? Connect to the Rotary 13 community by visiting the Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club Facebook Page. Get up-to-the-minute reports on Rotary and Kansas City by following the Rotary 13 Twitter Page. Missed a meeting with a speaker you wanted to hear? Listen to the podcast. Get to know more of what Rotary 13 is all about by watching our YouTube Video.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 Strategic Imperatives Plan for Rotary Club 13 2011

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IV. Define more clearly the value proposition of membership in Club 13. A. What 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

is the benefit of being a Rotarian? Service to the club as well as our local and international community. ncrease our business development and networking opportunities. Stress the access a Rotarian has to diverse business and civic leaders. Utilize the Vocational Service Committee to train people on leadership as well as how to join boards and be effective. Create a mentor program as a part of our Tyrotarian process. Stress the ―One stop shop for service / networking / friendship‖ nature of Rotary to future business leaders. Remind potential members of the chance to learn leadership skills through committee work. Remind everyone of the benefit of ―being in the know‖ through being exposed to our great weekly speakers.

V. The Rotary Youth Camp is a significant part of Club 13 and we are also actively involved in international and local projects. VI. Bridge from Rotary 1.0 to Rotary 2.0 Success for Club 13 will not come from an incremental strategy. Success will come from the reasoned adoption and execution of a disruptive, discontinuous strategy. And done well with sound leadership, it will be exciting for every member, old and young. Think what no one else is thinking; do what no one else is doing – in pursuit of service above self. Next steps: 90 day time line (due June 15, 2011) Socialize the imperatives, as developed across the Club’s membership Translate the imperatives into Strategic Objectives (fact pictures stating what Rotary Club 13 will look like at 2016). Use the situation analysis information (SWOT) as fact pictures of where we are today. Develop and commit to the Key Strategies that the club will pursue to achieve the agreed Strategic Objectives. Publish the plan, and keep it updated and communicated to the membership.

New Generations and International Service Training Page Scott, Deputy District Governor for Dan Hall, District Governor 2011-2012 Please mark your calendars for the morning of August 20, 2011. District 6040 will be holding training for club members and chairpersons who are involved in International Service and/or New Generations. The training will be held at the Good Samaritan Center in Excelsior Springs, MO. More details will follow but please share the date with anyone in your club with activity or interest if the above areas. We look forward to seeing many of you in Excelsior Springs on August 20th.

Downtown Block Party Aug. 18 Join us August 18, 4pm to 6pm as we host Rotarians and their friends at the WallStreet Tower, 1101 Walnut Street. Mix and mingle while enjoying soda, adult beverages and assorted goodies. We will also learn about the Kansas City Urban Alley Project. Keep an eye on your email inbox for more information.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, July 21, 2011 District 6040 Steps Up to Help Shoes for Orphan Souls in Joplin Lauren Holly Sturdy Shoes for Orphan Souls and the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid have dedicated friends and partners in the Missouri-based Convoy of Hope and Missouri Rotary District 6040. So when a destructive tornado ripped through Joplin in May, Buckner wanted to help.

Click Here to view the full article at the Shoes for Orphan Souls website Camp Enterprise Elliott Goldstein Camp Enterprise 2011 will be the weekend of Sept. 17th and 18th. Camp Enterprise is an overnight business and leadership camp for Kansas City area high school juniors. Students learn what is involved in running a small business. We have civic leaders, including some members of Club 13, speak to the students. This year we plan to have Jan Marcason, Wes Wingfield and Jason Roske from the club, as well as Gail Worth from Gail Worth's Harley. Why donate to Camp Enterprise? Camp Enterprise is the only program of Club 13 where club members have direct contact with the students through the Rotary Youth Camp. This project benefits local students, is now in its 35th year, and deserves your support. Please consider funding one or more students for the weekend with a contribution of $100 or more. Or, if that is more than you feel comfortable with, please consider funding a student for one day of the weekend at $50. All contributions are tax deductible. This is the really important part. We can double whatever money we can collect if you make your check payable to “CAMP FOR KIDS”. Camp for Kids will match what we collect for Camp Enterprise. Please send checks to the Rotary 13 office. We want to thank Ray Delia and Don Stebbins for enabling us to get these matching funds. Thank you.

Rummage Sale The Rotary Youth Camp will be holding its 2nd Annual Rummage Sale September 9-10-11, 2011. When you have items ready to donate contact Camp Superintendent Laurie Mozley to arrange delivery or pick up (of large items). Thanks to everyone who helped out last year. We will need volunteers to unpack, set up and assist with clean up again this year. Let Laurie know if you are available to help out.

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E-Buzzsaw July 21, 2011  

Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL and author of "The Heart and the Fist" will present to us this week.

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