Bulletin for February 15, 2018
Summary of February 8 Meeting
Happy Bucks: $26.00
Dave Houston is a fellow Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County. He's also an avid participant in the sport of Curling. At our breakfast meeting last week he explained everything about the sport and prepped us for the Curling event in Olympics. Sure enough, there was a very exciting Olympic match between the Americans and the Swiss the very next night. The Swiss achieved the extremely rare perfect score.  You can find out more about curling in KC at
Rod Fager with a 40 lb. Curling Stone.
President's Message
Jeff Shore
member photo
We will not be having a March Board Meeting due to the late February Board Meeting. 




On Thursday, February 22nd we will be meeting at the InterUrban Art House: 8001 Newton Street, Overland Park, KS



Reminder, Membership Dues were sent out last week.



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Meals on Wheels
Rotary Club of Johnson County
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Sign-up
January through July 2017
(1st Friday of each month)
Below, please find the Meals on Wheels schedule for 2016.  If you wish to participate but did not have a chance to signup, or if you have a conflict with the date, please inform Shelly Tehven.   
January 5, 2018 Dave Gras Bill Robinett
February 2, 2018 Mark Smith Pam Stockman
March 2, 2018 Joe Morris Rod Fager
April 6, 2018 Larry Williams Bill Robinett
May 4, 2018 Shelly Tehven Lyle Curtis
June 1, 2018 Joe Morris Pam Stockman
July 6, 2018 Mark Smith Dave Gras
January 31, 2018
Reading the ROTARIAN magazine makes one proud to be part of the 2 million adults and youth involved in humanitarian projects all over the world.  It also serves as a source of inspiration and ideas for doing more in our own communities and supporting District 5710 projects in the Americas. Here are just a couple of examples of how Rotarians are addressing local and global needs:
  • The suicides of local teenagers led the Rotarians of Yarmouth, N.S. Canada to work on mental health projects in the schools and sponsor leadership training camps for youth.
  • Argentina Rotarians from Rufino have organized and held vision screenings for more than 350 children in four schools in the past few years. This project has spread to other communities and has involved volunteer work from lens makers and a nearby ophthalmologist to help those with the most vision problems. 
For years, clubs from District 5710 have been involved in clean water projects in many mountain villages in Guatemala.  Our own club has sent money for filters several times in the past 15 years.  Because of our contributions to Every Rotarian Every Year, we are helping Rotarians all around the world in life-changing Rotary International projects. 
by Larry Williams 
Rotary Blog
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By Lindsey Pointer, Rotary Global Grant Scholar During the recent U.S. government shut down, a bipartisan group of roughly two-dozen senators helped craft the funding deal to reopen the government. The group used a “talking stick” as a tool to … Continue reading
By Albert Essien, Rotary Club of Tema Meridian, Ghana Fante Mayera is a medium-size rural community of about 800 people in the greater Accra region of Ghana. In August, I visited the community with the manager of the Rotary-USAID partnership … Continue reading
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 22, 2018
Interurban Art House
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Feb. 15th        John Ruo
Feb. 22nd      Dave Gras
Mar. 1st          Shelly Tehven
Mar. 8th        Larry Williams
Mar. 15th       Rod Fager
Mar. 22nd      John Ruo
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