This August held five Tuesdays, which provided the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club with five opportunities for meetings, with quite a bit of variety.
The KCK Rotary Club was pleased to host District Governor Stephanie Meyer for her official club visit and welcomed her to the Ballroom at Memorial Hall in downtown KCK.  DG Meyer shared her personal story as well as her vision for District 5710.  Luckily, DG Meyer left behind some of her infectious enthusiasm for this Rotary year!
The Club also welcomed a couple of writers this month:  local author Michael Kolich one week and Monique Hammond, a researcher and author from Minnesota, another week.  Mr. Kolich shared that his book was inspired by his time growing up in KCK, and he encouraged members to write their own story.  Ms. Hammond is a Rotarian from Minnesota who has spoken to numerous Rotary Clubs across the US and other English-speaking countries.  As a result of her loss of hearing as an adult, Ms. Hammond has been inspired to conduct extensive research on hearing loss and prevention of hearing loss to carry out her mission to “keep people of all ages hearing better, longer.”
Taking advantage of a lovely and atypical August evening in Kansas, the Club hosted a tailgate at Legends Field prior to a Kansas City Monarchs game.  The tailgate provided a great opportunity for visiting with fellow Rotarians and their family and friends.  Closing out August, Erin Stryka, the Executive Director of Rosedale Development Association, spoke to the Club about RDA’s goals and wonderful impact in the community.