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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011 Top Stories Speaker: Sean O’Brien, professor, UMKC School of Law, ―Death Penalty Issues and Alternatives‖

Committee Meetings Camp Enterprise– Nixon, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Tyrotarian– Lido, Sept. 8, 11:15 a.m. International– Burgundy, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Program– Trianon E, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Literacy– Kennedy, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Downtown– Nixon, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Community Service– Lido, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Education Excellence– Burgundy, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Vocational Service– Trianon E, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.

Greeters Rotarians with birthdays in September will serve as our greeters this week Invocator

Welcomer

John Christensen

Colonel Laster

Upcoming Speakers and Events Sept. 9: TyRo Music Party 6:30—9:30 p.m. @ Sally Bibb’s house 14414 W. 51st St. Shawnee, KS 66216 Sept. 9-11: Rummage Sale @ Rotary Youth Camp 22310 E. Colbern Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 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 Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011 “Death Penalty Issues and Alternatives” Sean O’Brien, associate professor of law, University of Missouri at Kansas City Sean is an associate professor at UMKC Law School, where he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Postconviction Remedies and a death penalty representation clinic. In 2009, he received the National Sentencing Project Award and the Daniel J. Brenner Legal Writing Award for his article, ―When Life Depends on It: Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases.” His awards include the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Jackson County Record Legal Leaders Award, ―Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly‖ Lawyer of the Year, the ACLU Civil Liberties Award, the National Association to Abolish the Death Penalty Legal Advocacy Award, the National Lawyer’s Guild Social and Economic Justice Award, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Benedictine College.

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, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 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. But remember, attendance is limited to the first 50 who register by noon Monday, Sept. 12. Just contact us: 816-842-2322 or office@rotary13.org. Rotarians, be sure to give us the name and contact info of your guest. Looking forward to seeing you, E.E. Keenan and Jane Lee, Co-chairs Ask the Exec Committee

Christensen Graduates from Tyro Program John Christensen, senior financial advisor, BlueCreek Investment Partners, has reached 100 tyro points through participation in various Rotary functions. He may now remove the red ribbon from his badge.

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011 Last Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 Pete Burgess

September, ahhhh September. Summer vacations are over, kids are back to school, and just maybe hurricanes pack it in for another season. So it was at Club 13 when we marched upstairs to the Muehlebach Colonial Ballroom to be met by our newest members on this first day of September. President Marc Horner opened the meeting. Bob Lager led the club in singing My Country ‘tis of Thee. President Marc led the pledge and invited Dick Harmes to the podium to give the invocation. John Clifton then stepped up to provide a warm welcome to the six visitors who joined our meeting. This first week in September was a good one for recovery. Executive Director Janet Ellis is home for R&R, and John Platt is mending at Villa St. Joseph near 119th and Rosewood. President Marc introduced Laurie Mosley as an honorary member and tagged her with the ―power of kindness‖ pin that he received from SuEllen Fried, last week’s speaker. He then announced a parade of Club 13 events in September and October. Meanwhile, Past-president Casual Carl Bolte was chomping at the bit to announce that he has passes to the Quality Hill Playhouse and The American Heartland Theater. See Carl for these valuable passes…Of course they are all the more valuable when Carl himself plays on Friday, Sept. 9.

Judy Baker explains the Affordable Care Act to Rotary13

Jane Lee introduced our speaker Judy Baker who enjoys the position of director of Region 7, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Judy is a Katherine Sebelius appointee who attempted to explain the ―Affordable Care Act‖ using a slide show and talking points to identify the parts of what appears to be an extraordinarily large lump yet to be digested in the snake that ate the act. Got something affordable for a big tummy ache?

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011 September Birthdays 1 2 4 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 12 12 14 16 16 16 17 18 20 21 23 23 24 30 30

George Gordon Marie Whitmer Bill Moran Ray Delia Bob Hagans Bill Early Dan Cofran Jason Roske Mike Prestia Duane Benton Bob Hovey John Jespersen John Frick Steve Reiff Bill Nofsinger Jerry Meiners Bill Popplewell Rick Usher Jim Shultz Al Sondern Steve Nichols Woody Davis Vince Anch Jim Taylor Tom Bash Artrell Harris Evie Craig Roger Sandquist Scott Wagner John Christensen

Happy Birthday, Rotarians

Membership Proposal The Membership Classification and Qualification Committee has approved the following application: Tara Markley 2011 Non-Profit-Camp Fire USA Director, Camp Fire USA 1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1900 Kansas City, MO 64106 (816) 285-2006

Camp Enterprise Discussion Leader Meeting On Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 5:30—7 p.m. at the National Bank of Kansas City, 10700 Nall, Overland Park, KS 66211, there will be a meeting for those who have agreed to serve as discussion leaders during Camp Enterprise. Please RSVP to Mark Lee at 816-756-2400 or email mark@ommkc.com.

Bolte and Huffman Call for Volunteers at Large Carl Bolte and Charlie Huffman have started a committee to be a second line of defense for when Rotary committees need extra volunteers or as needs arise in the community. Rotarians who are interested should contact Bolte at 816-444-8884, or Huffman at 816-924-5900, chuffman@lamar.com.

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011 Keep Young Participants on Track (This article originally appeared in the Sept. 2011 issue of the Rotary Leader) Rotary’s four programs for youth and young adults are often discussed separately, but building connections between them can encourage young people to stay involved in Rotary, and strengthen all New Generations activities. For example, club and district leaders can introduce Interactors to the Rotary Youth Exchange program, or invite Rotaractors to volunteer at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) events. Alumni from one group can often be a source of membership for the next, such as when a secondary school Interactor becomes a college student Rotaractor. ―We often refer alumni or recent graduates to the next relevant program,‖ says Joanna Kwong, a past Rotaract representative from District 5160 (California, USA). ―Interactors pool from RYLA and Youth Exchange, and Rotaractors seek membership from former Interactors.‖ Jim Cambier, of the Rotary Club of Danville, California, says that because District 5160 promotes Youth Exchange within its Interact clubs, most of the district’s Youth Exchange students are also Interact alumni. Establishing a mentorship program is another way to bridge the gap between one New Generations group and another. ―In our district, a university-based Rotaract club can do a summer mentorship for incoming freshmen who are Interact alumni,‖ Kwong says. ―We connect them with a Rotaractor.‖ These connections can often lead to invitations to Rotaract club meetings, she says. Similarly, Youth Exchange alumni make great meeting speakers or mentors for Interact and Rotaract clubs. ―It’s important to recapture people who fall through the holes, such as an Interactor who graduates from high school, moves away to college, and has trouble finding a Rotaract club,‖ says Kwong. To make such transitions seamless, Cambier and Kwong are working to set up a district alumni database to keep track of Rotaractors and Interactors who move after graduation. This is the first step in connecting alumni with a New Generations group, either within District 5160 or in another area, Cambier says. ―Whether it’s Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, or Youth Exchange, it’s important to let everyone know that these programs all flow together,‖ Cambier says. ―When they see the whole connection, they can understand just how multifaceted New Generations Service is.‖ Find more ideas on cross-promoting New Generations programs in An Introduction to New Generations Service.

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 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!

Rotary Club 13 Office - 1289 Wyandotte - Kansas City, MO 64105 - 816-842-2322 www.rotary13.org VOL. XCV / No. 36


Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011

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Rotary Club 13 Buzz Saw This Week’s Meeting– Muehlebach Hotel, Noon, Trianon Room, Sept. 8, 2011

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Sean O'Brien, "Death Penalty Issues and Alternatives"

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