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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011 Top Stories Speaker: Dr. Nick Franano M.D. president, Novita Therapeutics, ―Life Science as the Fourth Leg of the Regional Economy‖ Thank You from Janet Ellis

Committee Meetings Literacy– Kennedy, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Downtown– Nixon, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Community Service– Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Education Excellence– Wilson, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Vocational Service– Hoover, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Bell Ringer Committee– Trianon E. Sept. 22, 11 a.m.

Greeters The Greeting and Meeting Arrangements will serve as our greeters this week Invocator

Welcomer

Kent Coxe

Ray Van Eman

Upcoming Speakers and Events Sept. 15: Rotary Night 5:30—9 p.m. @ Nelson-Atkins Museum 4525 Oak St. Kansas City, MO 64111 Sept. 15: Ask the Exec 5—7 p.m. @ the Roasterie Plant 1204 West 27th St. Kansas City, MO 64108 Sept. 17-18: Camp Enterprise @ Rotary Youth Camp 22310 E. Colbern Rd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Sept. 20: Fall Golf Outing 8:30 a.m. Shotgun @ Falcon Lakes 4605 Clubhouse Dr. Basehor, KS 66007 Sept. 24: District-wide Service Day Sept. 28: Bowling League Draft 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, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011 “Life Science as the Fourth Leg of the Regional Economy” Dr. Nick Franano M.D. president, Novita Therapeutics F. Nicholas Franano is a graduate of the University of Kansas and received his master’s in Biomedical Research and a doctorate in medicine from Washington University. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in interventional radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is a diplomate of the American College of Radiology. He currently serves as chairman of the Biological Sciences Advisory Board at the University of Kansas and serves as a program mentor for the PIPELINE Entrepreneurial Immersion Program. In 2009, Dr. Franano was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Midwest. Novita Therapeutics identifies opportunities to develop innovative medical devices and pharmaceuticals and completes research to validate product opportunities. It then builds a business plan, raises capital, identifies an initial leadership team, and spins the products out of Novita into new companies.

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 office@rotary13.org

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011 Ask the Exec with Danny O’Neil at the Roasterie Plant Rotarians: It has been said, ―The future is in your hands.‖ That’s why we’re taking action NOW … for the future of our club … and the future of young professionals. Our first step in shaping that future happens 5-7 pm Thursday, September 15, at The Roasterie Plant, 1204 West 27th St., Kansas City, Mo., with founder Danny O’Neill. And we want you to participate! It’s all part of Ask the Exec, the reformulated Profiles in Leadership program that now will focus on retaining and attracting young members while helping these up-and-comers build their careers. Members of Rotary and other young KC professionals will hear Danny speak, have the opportunity to ask questions and enjoy refreshments — all in a small venue that invites networking. Registration is limited to 50. Young Rotarians, this is a great opportunity for you to connect with other up-and-coming professionals in the Kansas City business world, and get to know these execs. Those of you who have passed the ―up-and-comer‖ stage may still attend IF you bring a potential member as a guest. Future hosts for these bimonthly Ask the Exec sessions include John McDonald of Boulevard Brewery (Nov. 2) and KC Mayor Sly James (Jan. 24) at Union Station. You’ll hear their perspectives on leadership, making connections, benefits of community service and much more. At each session, a member of Club 13 will speak briefly about the value of a Rotary membership that offers networking opportunities among young and seasoned professionals throughout the lifetime of one’s career. Looking forward to seeing you, E.E. Keenan and Jane Lee, Co-chairs Ask the Exec Committee

Thank you Letter from Janet Ellis I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, flowers, gifts and food I received during my recent illness. I really can't put in words how much they meant to me. I especially liked the big Kenny card. The doctors and nurses at SMMC got a kick out of it too! Unfortunately, I couldn't make the Kenny concert at Arrowhead Stadium but I did get a tee-shirt. Sort of like a consolation prize. I am homebound now, healing and getting stronger each day and miss seeing you all. I want to thank all those filling in for me at the Rotary office and a special thanks to all the committee chairs for rising to the occasion. I am sure President Marc appreciated it too!

Editorial: Thank You for Your Mentorship, Rotary Steve Nichols As we look into the future, it is important to remember the past. When I visited the Rotary office and saw the pictures of past presidents on the wall, I was humbled. The history of our club defines who we are and plots the course for future generations. Truly, in my capacity as a member of the Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club 13, I stand on the shoulders of giants. Of the many benefits I enjoy as a member, none is more salient than mentorship from my fellow Rotarians. Waves of pure anxiety awaited me at every meeting in my Tyro days, but I returned because I knew their collective wisdom would be my reward if I could just keep my composure. Your acceptance of me into your community has put me at ease, and for that I am grateful. Rotary must adapt to survive, but we cannot forget the contributions of generations past. They make Club 13 what it is today. Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 37


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011 Last Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 Pete Burgess

Last Thursday was even better than our last last Thursday. The weather was top-down gorgeous, a beautiful day to drive the river and cruise the hills into Kansas City. Those lucky enough to be born in September served as Club 13 greeters as we queued up to enter the Muehlebach’s Trianon room. President Marc Horner opened the meeting. Bob Lager came up to lead a rousing ―Happy Birthday‖ tribute then launched us into “God Bless America” with Past President Captain Carl Bolte on piano. President Marc led the pledge and John Christensen took the podium to deliver the invocation. Colonel Laster in a black cowboy hat greeted four visitors and four visiting Rotarians with a warm welcome that led to a banner exchange with the Fresno, California Club. After exchanging banners, President Marc invited calls to Executive Director Janet Ellis who is recovering at home while John Platt continues his recovery at Villa St. Joseph near 119th and Rosewood. President Marc confirmed the Jan Armstrong, Pat Dunn, Charlie Huffman, Andy Beyer and Steve Nichols were elected to the club’s nominating committee to serve along with our five past presidents. Carl ―The Player‖ Bolte has passes to the Quality Hill Playhouse and The American Heartland Theater. See Carl for these valuable passes. Announcements were made, and made, and made. Following President Marc’s comment on his lack of golf training, a past president was heard warning members to wear a helmet to the Sept. 20 golf event. Bill Moran was allowed to intimidate the microphone in a wild pitch for volunteers to come work on Sept. 24 at the Cristo Rey High School that, by the way, graduated 100 percent of its class, and 100 percent of that class went on to college. Now that achievement sets the bar! President Marc then led us through Strategic Imperative 4, to define the value proposition of membership in Club 13, or what is the benefit of being a Rotarian?

Law Professor Sean O’Brien calls for the abolishment of the death penalty

Roxana Schaffe introduced Professor Sean O’Brien who is a defense attorney and professor at the UMKC Law School. Professor O’Brien addressed the issue of the death penalty and alternatives. He gave an enlightening presentation that captured and convincingly dissected the issue, leaving scant room for disagreement with his position while showing that he loves the law and truly believes in justice for all. See you in Royal Hall next Thursday when Dr. Nick Franano, CEO of Novita Therapeutics will be speaking on ―Life Science as the Fourth Leg of Regional Economy‖.

Reminder: Let the Office Know if you Plan to Bring a guest The good news is that Club 13 Rotarians continue to reach out to those in the community who would make great new Rotarians. The bad news is that sometimes they forget to let the office know ahead of time. Please remember to let the office know beforehand when you plan to bring a guest to a meeting. This will help to ensure that every meeting runs as smoothly as possible. Thank you.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011 Bowling News, Sept. 12, 2011 Dick Retrum

Are you ready? Are you ready for some BOWLING? Let’s – get – ready – to – RUMBLE! Well maybe not. How about ROLL? Greetings everyone and welcome back. Those of you who pay close attention will notice that we are starting much later than usual. The draft party will be held at Mary & Al Tikwart’s house in Mission Hills on Sept. 28. This event is for current league members; spouses; and Tyro’s who want to join the fun and fellowship of bowling. Watch for sign-up sheets on the table at Rotary lunch. Please keep in mind that bowling skills are not required. The league has bowlers at every level of ability. We bowl at Ward Parkway Lanes at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. We establish averages on Oct. 5 and start competitive play on Oct. 12. The cost is $15 for three games. The later starting time and shorter season is to attract new bowlers. We hope it works. I drove by Al Tikwart’s house yesterday just to make sure I knew where it was. He has a sign on his front door that reads: ―Free Beer Here (Tomorrow Only).‖ Oh well, have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.

Healthcare Legislation Clarified Rotary 13 was recently visited by Judy Baker, regional director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, to discuss the new healthcare legislation, or ―Obamacare,‖ as it is known colloquially. With an issue as politically charged as healthcare, the presentation of the facts can be a difficult task. Baker spoke from the perspective of a supporter of the new law. She described a paradox in our current healthcare system; the U.S. leads the world in healthcare innovation, but falls far short in patient outcomes. The status quo for family health insurance coverage is unsustainable, and medical costs exceed our ability to pay. She also stated that two-thirds of the cost of medical treatment for the uninsured is borne by taxpayers. According to Baker, the new healthcare legislation is aimed to address these issues. The desired result, she says, is to improve the quality of patient outcomes and maintain our leadership in healthcare innovation.

Elvis Presley’s Cousin Entertains Tyrotarians Jerry Presley, Elvis’ second cousin, put on a show at Bob and Sally Bibb’s house during the Tyro Music Party last Friday. He sang songs made famous by the King and shared stories about his experiences as a blood relative of one of the most famous people in history. He displayed an abundance of talent in his own right and his performance was lauded by all in attendance.

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011

Club 13 Fall Fireside Meetings Host Volunteers Needed!! October 12-14, 2011

Kansas City temperatures will soon be cooler and the days a little shorter. Just the right time to enjoy our traditional Club 13 Fireside Meetings! So we’re looking for three spirited Club 13 Volunteer Hosts to offer their homes, businesses or favorite KC venue choice for an evening of food & drink, socializing and Club 13 topical disputation.  

Host Choice of Dates: October 12, 13 or 14 Host Choice of Times: 5:30 – 8 p.m. or 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Contact Jerry Munson, 913-231- 9501 JMunson@SpectrumKC.com; or Henrick Andersen, 913-206-1738 scancoop@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Royal Hall, Sept. 15, 2011

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