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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting—Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 Top Stories Speaker: Jan Marcason, 4th District councilwoman, ―Changes in the City‖ Honor Kansas City and Rotary 13 with Your Presence Oct. 13 Thank You from the Camp Enterprise Committee Help Deliver Dictionaries Rotarians Play Crucial Role in Missouri Korean War Veteran Memorial Dedication

Committee Meetings New Member Orientation—Lido, Oct. 6, 10:45 a.m. New Member Involvement—Burgundy, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Camp Enterprise—Nixon, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Membership C&Q—Roosevelt, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Youth Camp Board—Hoover, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Entertainment—Trianon, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Education Excellence—Municipal Auditorium Room 201, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.

Greeters New members and their sponsors will serve as our greeters this week Invocator


Mike Griggs

Tim Tholen

Upcoming Speakers and Events Oct. 4: Tyro Cocktails @ Christy Chester’s 158 NW Pointe Dr. Gladstone, MO 64116 5—7:30 p.m. Oct. 13: Business Executive of the Year @ Municipal Auditorium 301 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 “Changes in the City” Jan Marcason, 4th District councilwoman Jan Marcason was born and raised in Kansas City. She received a master’s in business administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a bachelor’s in education from the University of Kansas. Jan served as executive director of the Mid-America Assistance Coalition; was a founding board member of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Front Porch Alliance; serves on the Maternal and Child Health Coalition Advisory Board; was president of the Women’s Political Caucus; and was appointed by Governor Mel Carnahan to the Missouri Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges. As a leader of the Junior League, Jan helped start the Jazzoo fundraiser that has brought millions of dollars to help the Kansas City Zoo. Jan is a member of Citizens Association and the Committee for County Progress.

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 Rotary Youth Camp YouTube video.

Contribute to your KC Rotary Club Foundation The Rotary Youth Camp provides camping experiences available to youth service organizations in the Greater K.C. area without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Call 816-842-2322 Or email

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 Come Enjoy the Fall Fireside Meetings To all Club 13 members. Don’t miss these Fall Fireside visits to get to know one another better and participate in important Club 13 discussions. The two-hour home meetings are hosted by five of our members and offered over a 3-day period. There are still a few open slots, so please SIGN UP NOW. Wednesday, Oct. 12 7:30 p.m. - Karl Roscoe, 8210 Locust, Kansas City, MO (816) 361-8874 Thursday, Oct. 13 6:00 p.m. - Ron Dillon, 13405 W. 83rd Street, Lenexa, KS (913) 894-6735 7:30 p.m. - Al Tikwart, 2040 Brookwood Road, Mission Hills, KS (913) 432-0304 TYROS – Earn 10 points for each meeting you attend! To register, simply email or call 816-842-2322 by Oct. 7.

Rotarians Play Crucial Role in Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication Rotarians Debra Shultz and Jim Shultz, Jr. provided coordination for the construction and dedication of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial, which was a dream of their father, Jim Shultz. Other Rotarians involved in the project include Carl DiCapo, Karl Roscoe, Ed Knisley, and Yong Kim. Click here for a photo album from the event.

Rotarian Debra Shultz on right

Boland Named Grand Champion Barbeque Artist Our friend and fellow Rotarian Chris Boland is to be congratulated. His team enters barbecue contests all over the city, and at the Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship of Barbeque they took down the grand championship in all categories; ribs, brisket, chicken and pork. This was a first for Chris, who has won first place in individual categories before but never for the entire contest. Congratulations, Chris.

Rotarian Chris Boland on left

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1219 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 VOL. XCV / No. 39

Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 Honor Kansas City and Rotary 13 with your Presence Oct. 13 Every year, the Vocational Services Committee of the Kansas City Rotary Club seeks nominations for a successful businessperson who has made a positive impact on the community. After much discussion, they decide who they believe has made the most significant contribution. This person is then recognized in a special ceremony. This year, the Business Executive of the Year Award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 75 th Anniversary of Municipal Auditorium. Rotarians are encouraged to attend and bring honor to the city and the club. No-cost tickets for admission can be attained from the Rotary Office, 816-842-2322, Here is the schedule of events: 10 a.m. – Setup for event 11 a.m. – Doors open with ongoing entertainment from Shrine, costumed entertainers, and exhibits 12 p.m. – Rotary program begin in Arena 12:15 p.m. – President Marc Horner speaks to Arena crowd 12:20 p.m. – President Marc invites Rotarians and others to join us in the Little Theater for the presentation of the Business Executive of the Year 12:30 p.m. – President Marc convenes the meeting in Little Theater 1 p.m. – President Marc adjourns the meeting

Help Deliver Dictionaries Here’s your chance to make a significant impact on dozens of kids for just a small investment of time. And it’s an impact that will reap benefits over and over again. Grab a teammate and sign up to deliver super-dictionaries and Rotary-imprinted pens to third graders in one of 24 area elementary schools in the Kansas City area. It’s all part of the annual Dictionary Project of Kansas City, sponsored by Reading Reaches, Inc., a local nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure every third grader has a dictionary. For details, download the attached that explains the program and includes a list of schools. Choose your school or we’ll assign one to you. Then email Jane Lee at to let us know your name, email address, school preference, if any. Let us know the name of your teammate or if you’re going solo. We’ll even provide a script so you don’t have to worry about what to say during your 15- to 20-minute presentation to the kids. Once we hear from you, we’ll confirm your school choice and provide details on when and where to pick up your dictionaries and pens. This is fun event. You won’t want to miss it. TYROS, you get 6 points!

Tyro Cocktails @ Christy’s Oct. 4 Dear Tyros, Christy Chester will host a cocktail party just for you on Tuesday Oct. 4 from 5-7:30 p.m. The Tyro Committee and the Board of Directors are invited and encouraged to attend. Christy lives at 158 NW Pointe Dr. Gladstone, MO 64116. If you need directions, call Christy at 816-842-5852 or email If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Tyro Committee Chair Teresa Montgomery at (913) 905-2103 or email

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 Thank You from the Camp Enterprise Committee Elliott Goldstein and Paul William

Camp Enterprise was held the weekend of Sept 17 – 18 this year. We had a fantastic group of high school juniors representing eighteen different schools in the greater Kansas City area. In addition to a great group of students, we had great volunteers who made the camp a success. We want to take this opportunity to thank those who did volunteer. Without them, this Rotary 13 event would have never happened. First, we would like to thank Randy Sisk, our program chair, who put together a terrific program by finding the excellent speakers that came to talk to the kids. Our opening speaker was Gail of Gail’s Harley-Davidson, who got the camp off to a great start with her motivating talk. Wes Wingfield then led some ―Ice Breaker‖ games that got the kids meeting their fellow campers. Sean Stormes introduced the students to marketing, which he says is the most important part of any business. Late Saturday afternoon, we had a panel discussion that included Jan Marcason, a Rotary 13 member and representative to the KC City Council from the 4th District, Henry Sandate from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Airick West of the Kansas City School Board, and Karen Orosco of H & R Block. The title of the panel discussion was, ―The Role of Business in the Community and Giving Back‖. The panelists gave great presentations and the questions from the students were even better. It was definitely a highlight of the weekend. On Sunday morning Colonel Ted Dalberg held an Ecumenical service. Right after lunch on Sunday, Judy Roetheli, the founder of Greenies Dog Treats, spoke to the students about developing a business. Sunday evening, Tom Freeman (Gene’s son) gave the closing talk letting the kids know that they can accomplish anything they want through perseverance and hard work. During the entire weekend, the students participated in a business simulation where groups of 4 or 5 students formed a company and competed against each other for financial supremacy. The top winners received Camp Enterprise Bucks that they could spend during our live and silent auctions toward the end of Sunday. We want to thank Diane Scott and Dennis McKeehan for getting most of the items that were available at the auction and Bob Lager for providing MTV branded t-shirts that were popular. We also want to thank Dan Nenonen for setting up the auction and Jason Roske, our auctioneer. One of the items in the live auction was a 2 hour limo ride, which was purchased by the 4 students from Raymore-Peculiar High School. They didn’t have a destination in mind for the limo but were looking forward to having it pick them up on a Friday afternoon from school. We want to say a special thank you to Teresa Montgomery and Gene Freeman for recruiting the terrific students we had at camp. Also a special thank you to Mark Lee, who did a fantastic job in recruiting volunteers for the weekend. The following were the volunteers who acted as discussion leaders: Gene Freeman, Tom Van Dyke, Jerry Cooke, Steve Nichols, Debra Shultz, Henrik Andersen, Jerry Munson, David King, Marc Horner, Tim Tholen, Mike Griggs, Don Stebbins, Don Giffin, Jim Hill, Eric Bubb, Joshua Hill, Bob Kroenert, and Roxana Shafle. Those that stayed overnight to sleep in the cabins acting as chaperones were: Gene Freeman, Henrik Andersen, Tim Tholen, Jerry Cooke, Christy Chester, Roxana Shafle, Sally Baehni and Ramelle Timm. Bus greeters were: Curt Watkins, Ray Delia, Marc Horner, Julie Cogley, Rick Powell, Ramelle Timm, Teresa Montgomery and Eric Bubb. Kitchen helpers were: Paul Searcy, Robert Moffat, Ray Delia, Mary Kingsley, Phil Kinney, Jan Armstrong, Alan Warne, Denny Bolte, Dennis McKeehan, Diane Scott, Dick Retrum, Jerry Munson and Teresa Montgomery. And a special thank you to Laurie Mozley who, as always, did a great job with the meals and snacks; David McCaughey, who helped us dig out of some computer problems on short notice; and Tom Van Dyke, who made all the arrangements for the student’s bus transportation. We also want to thank Patty Mathis-Zollars, who was our nurse on Saturday and overnight until Sunday morning. Thank you to Carol Retrum who came on Sunday when Patty had to leave and stayed until the end of camp. Fortunately, we had no serious illnesses or injuries to deal with, but we were glad to have the medical help there, if necessary. To everyone who made a contribution to Camp for Kids that enabled us to double the amount for Camp Enterprise, we thank you. Camp Enterprise would not have happened without your financial support.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Oct. 6, 2011 Last Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Pete Burgess

Last Thursday was a gorgeous top-down early fall day and perfect for Gail of Gail’s Harley Davidson to talk about her outstanding and enthusiastic life experiences in the Harley-Davidson motorcycle business. The Communications Committee did the greeting on the way in. President Marc Horner called us to order and asked Bob Lager to lead us in singing. Carl Bolte was unavailable to lend support to Bob’s great voice. Marc called on David King for the invocation. Roxana Shaffe welcomed our seven guests and a Rotarian visiting from Denver. Ken Beardsley should be home from St. Luke’s on the Plaza where he had knee surgery and joins several ―finally home‖ members now free from various hospital stays. President Marc commended the Community Service Committee and volunteers who helped paint at Cristo Rey High School, then recognized the volunteers who participated in Rotary Camp work on the same day. Marc proudly displayed the Star’s front page photo of Debra Shultz at the Korean War Memorial dedication and Debra stood to acknowledge the great help she got from supporting members. Jane Lee called for volunteers to help the Literacy Committee with the Dictionary Project. Pat Dunn pitched the ―Cocktails at Christy’s‖ Tyro party at Christy Chester’s home Oct. 4. The Fall Firesides are Oct. 11-13, and our Oct. 13 club meeting will be held in Municipal Auditorium to celebrate its 75th Anniversary and our Business Executive of the Year ceremony.

Gail of Gail’s Harley Davidson

Karl Roscoe introduced Gail ―The Biker Lady,‖ owner of Gail’s Harley Davidson. Gail is packed full of energy and spoke as though her electricity was shooting out through the audience. Her high-energy straight talk presentation made it clear why her personal philosophy of ―positivity‖ comes together in a perfect storm of success. We had to love this refreshing presentation. Thanks Gail.

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Jan Marcason, "Changes in the City"