Club Information

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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One of our legacy projects, Educate to Elevate, has turned it's focus this year to providing sanitary facilities to our partner school in Owguokwu, Nigeria. We are so happy to announce that on March 13th, our contractor began construction on phase one at the community school of Owguokwu thanks to the continued effort of the many supporters we have had. Phase one consisted of breaking ground and building the septic tank and is now complete! Please click here to watch our progress thus far.
Although we’ve broken ground, the work is not done. We still need $1,870 of $3,800 to complete Phase Two. Phase Two will consist of the building of the outhouse and stalls. We will be sure to continue to update you on the construction of the sanitary facilities. 
To continue our efforts, we are asking you to share this on your social media. Ali Brandolino, our Educate to Elevate project leader, has an amazing post located here: via Facebook. Attached is also a flier to make sharing easier. Taking the few minutes to share the links on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram would be a huge help. We've raised over $500 in just a few days due to sharing. Above all, we just want to get the word out about this cause and to complete Phase Two of this amazing project.
We are asking that all donations be sent to our Launch UMKC site: 
Thank you for your continued support!
Megan Darnell 
Student Ambassador | Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
President | UMKC Enactus
Henry W. Bloch School of Management | UMKC
5108 Cherry Street, BEH 329, Kansas City, Mo 64110 
Bloch Park Clean Up is scheduled for May 12, 2018 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Each year, Plaza Rotarians join the KCMO Parks Department to clean debris and replant new plants for the summer season. Please join us! If you haven't already done so, please sign up at the Friday meeting or email Mindy Stewart-Coffee at to RSVP.
Club member Jim Mitchum and his team guided us through the process of assembling 450 hygiene kits with the Urban Rangers, and gave us an informative tour of the HHI warehouse describing the organization's mission and operations. Club participants include: Allen Jenks, Therese McGill, Bob Merrigan, Ed Ledegaard, Paul Temme.
Plazans Karyn Eppler and Scott Weaver were among eight District 6040 Rotarians who completed the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) course and graduated with flying colors on Saturday in St. Joseph.  The RLI course consists of three full-day sessions focused on Rotary activities and programs, The Rotary Foundation, and volunteer leadership skills.  The sessions are facilitated, adult-learning classes, with lots of interaction and camaraderie.  The classes are open to any and all Rotarians -- from rookies to veterans -- who want to learn more about Rotary and meet other district Rotarians.  You do not have to want to be a club president or District Governor to attend!
Pictured:  Back row (L-R): Kris Hildebrand (St. Joseph Southside), Steve Weaver (Waldo-Brookside), Karyn Eppler and Scott Weaver (Kansas City Plaza).  Front row (L-R): Jackie Ross (St. Joseph Southside), Sara Wilson (St. Joseph), Mark Claypole (Lawson), and Michele Stafford (Unionville).
When:  Tuesday, June 26th.  Lunch at 11:30; shotgun start at 1PM.
Where:  Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Spring Hill.
$125 per individual player or $450 per foursome.  We also have numerous hole and other sponsorships available if you don't or can't play golf that day.  We could also use some on-course help during the tournament.
For more information, please contact Roger Samuel at 810 241-9649 or, or Terry Putney at 816 918-2728 or
A New Member Application for Johnny Zhou has been approved by the Plaza Rotary board.  Johnny is a full-time student, Admission Assistant, and Student Ambassador at Donnelly College. Johnny may look familiar as he has attended many meetings with his father Dan Shea, and has volunteered at our 2016 Games for Good. Johnny also volunteers at the St. James Soup Kitchen and the Ethnic Enrichment Festival- Indian Center.
UMKC Enactus National Competition
Date of Nationals: May 21st-22nd
Location of Nationals: Kansas City Convention Center
Attire for Nationals: Business Professional
Registrations for Nationals: Contact Megan Darnell at
National Tips and Tricks: There are multiple rounds of competition and several events that will be held throughout the day. Please keep in close contact with Megan during Nationals as the UMKC Enactus team won't know when and where they are presenting until a few hours before. Additionally, during presentations the doors will lock 5 minutes before start time; please ensure that you are 15 minutes early to any presentation to guarantee a seat in the room. Megan will send out additional information about the event as the date gets closer.
To learn more about Enactus as a whole visit:
To learn more about UMKC Enactus visit:
Megan Darnell 
Student Ambassador | Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
President | UMKC Enactus
Henry W. Bloch School of Management | UMKC
Kareem Richardson, UMKC Men's Basketball Coach
May 25, 2018
UMKC Men's Basketball
Dan Margolies, Health Editor
Jun 01, 2018
A Reporter's Persepctive: The State of Healthcare
Chau Smith, Runner
Jun 08, 2018
8 Marathons in 8 Days on 7 Continents
Jeff Chapman
Jun 15, 2018
President's Farewell Surprise
Non-Profit Day
Jun 22, 2018
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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May 2018