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Kansas City 13

Home club of RI Presidents
Russell F. Greiner 1913
Harold M. Havens 1922
Ray Klinginsmith 2010 (a Rotarian in District 6040)
Host of the 9th convention of Rotary in 1918
Host club of the 1985 RI Convention
In 1910, Kansas City launched the thirteenth Rotary Club in history. "Club 13" is one of the oldest, and most prestigious, service clubs in the world.

The insistence on keeping to a single member for each classification led indirectly to the formation of the 'Stand Together Club' in Kansas City, Missouri, by Dr George W. Smith in 1912.

The classification of 'physician' had already been filled in the Kansas City Rotary Club, so Smith started a new club with the motto of 'Service TO Mankind'. This, after a first change of name to 'Co-operative Clubs', was adopted in 1950 as the organisation's title 'SERTOMA' with the motto 'Make Life Worthwhile'.
 


KC CentennialKC Centennial

Kansas City Centennial program PDF here. courtesy of RGHF member PDG Sally Bibb 17 June 2010

Also a feature on Rotary Youth Camp



Kansas City #13 Family Tree

JC in front of Hallmark card displayRotarian Joyce Hall founder of Hallmark Cards, Kansas City

Paul Harris speaks to the Kansas City Club, by "radio" in 1912


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