The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club proudly celebrated the club’s Centennial on April 5th at Lake Quivira Country Club with a dinner gala. 
Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago.  On December 2, 1915, our Club #195 was organized in Kansas City, Kansas with 41 charter members.  On January 1, 1916, the new club received its official charter and thus was born the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club, the 195th club of Rotary International.
Over one hundred members and guests enjoyed a program celebrating the rich history of the club spanning the last one hundred years.  Each member received a computer flash drive containing a booklet on the history of the club, along with copies of 100 years of weekly club bulletins.  Special recognition was given to the 5 longest serving current members of the club representing over 250 years of Rotary service:  Bill Mullarky, Bruce Schlosser, Jim Knight, Bill Strumillo and Bob Kimball.  Additionally, Jim Knight was presented with an award for his over 47 years of service as Club Secretary.  Rotary District Governor John Donovan presented the Club with a Rotary plaque commemorating its 100th anniversary.  Mayor Mark Holland presented the club with a city proclamation honoring the club.
      District Governor Donovan presenting Centennial Plaque
                    Mayor Holland presenting a City Proclamation
                   Toasting Paul Harris & 100 years of KCK Rotary
        Representing Over 250 Years of Rotary Service                     
  Bill Mullarky, Bruce Schlosser, Jim Knight, Bill Strumillo and Bob Kimball
                   Jim Knight joined the club in 1963, and
                     has been Club Secretary since 1969