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Welcome to the KC Plaza Rotary Club!

Kansas City Plaza

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64112
United States
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Would you be interested in attending a meeting and learning more about the Plaza Rotary Club?  We'd be happy to have you visit! Email Vice President Erik Dickinson at to let him know when you would like to attend. 
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Dear fellow Rotarians around the world, 

As we are marching into the new 2018-2019 Rotary year, the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan - District 2451 – Egypt is wishing you a joyful new Rotary year. 

We are also happy to renew our invitation to you and the members of your prestigious and respectful club to learn more about, and share our Rotary organized initiative, "Cross Egypt Challenge" that aims to promote tourism to Egypt and to prove that Egypt is still safe for tourism. May we, and you be the inspiration to more propsouous Rotary projects that help our communities around the world. 

The world as we knew it is rapidly changing, and Egypt has been suffering from bad media and is being looked at recently as a dangerous place to visit. However, the reality of things is: Egypt remains a very safe country to visit.

This affects Egypt largely, a country depends highly on tourism as a main source of income. We as Rotarians from this side of the globe feel it is our duty to let our fellows worldwide know that Egypt is still a marvellous and safe place to travel to, and to enjoy some of the best sights in the world. We send a strict and honest assurance message to our fellows everywhere that the situation in Egypt is very safe and we invite you to experience this first hand by taking part in our initiative: Cross Egypt Challenge which was also featured in the January 2017 issue of the international "Rotarian Magazine" - please click here to read the Rotarian article-

English was not my father’s first language. And like a lot of second language learners, he was an avid reader. He especially liked Conrad and Melville and read their bodies of work not once but several times during his life. As a young man, it was not uncommon for him to drop my mother off at her home after a date and head for a neighborhood diner, book in hand, to read and drink coffee until the night waitress closed up and shooed him home.
Later in life, he added Louis L’Amour westerns to his list of favorites. One of the simple and great pleasures of his day was to settle into a comfortable chair in the evening to revisit a favorite read for a second or third time – or more.
Why did he prefer to re-read, rather than switch to something new? I asked him once. His answer, like him, was straightforward but not necessarily simple: it was a good book the last time, and he got something new from a book every time he read it.
The R.E.A. L. is an annual training event (formerly known as Mega Training) to be held in Chillicothe on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  The District Leadership Team will be at the First Baptist Church, 1601 Bryan Street in Chillicothe.  The Rotary Education and Action for Leadership day is designed to give you hands on training and tools in many areas of Rotary.
Who should come?  Any Rotarian with a passion to “Be The Inspiration” and to “Make a Difference” in the lives of others.
New Model - Group Study Exchange
Team Leader Applications due August 1, 2018
Team Members Applications due Sept. 1, 2018
Team Training Mid-October through departure
The New Model Group Study Exchange emphasizes humanitarian service in addition to vocational service and cultural experiences for participants. GSE is open to Rotarians and non-Rotarians who want to learn about their vocation in another country and be involved in implementing humanitarian service projects in the future.  One team leader and four team members comprise the team.
Rotarians home host the GSE teams throughout the exchange. Teams present programs at Rotary Clubs.  Participants should be prepared to make a commitment to assist with implementing grants at home and/or abroad.
Through this exchange experience, the districts are hosting a global grant in each district.  In D9520, the global grant is for dialysis equipment in an Aboriginal community.  In D6040, a global grant will provide Trauma Training for teachers in the  Kansas City Public Schools.
Note:  Past District Governors and past GSE team leaders and members will be considered on a space available basis. 
Global Ties KC is bringing some of the best and brightest high school students to Kansas City this Summer, and we wanted to see if any members of your Club might be interested in opening their homes to the world for two weeks. These students are part of Department of State sponsored exchange programs, aimed to developing the next generation of changemakers throughout the world. Each student is responsible for implementing a community project upon returning to their home countries. We are in need of a lot of community volunteers to help make this program a success.  The two opportunities are here:
Pat Klein, Director of Aviation
Aug 17, 2018
Kansas City International Airport
Eric Vidoni, PhD, KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
Aug 31, 2018
A Clinical Perspective on Alzheimer's
Interested in speaking to Plaza Rotary?
If you'd be interested in presenting to the Plaza Rotary Club, please contact Nancy Shawver at 
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August 2018