Bulletin for March 8, 2018
Summary of March 1st Meeting
We took a field trip last Thursday to InterUrban Arthouse in downtown Overland Park where Angi Hejduk, the CEO, explained how this non-profit organization inspires creativity and innovation in the community. InterUrban Arthouse provides shared workspace, development, and engagement for local artists. The creative space featured the "Hands that Heal" exhibition, which is a joint partnership with BraCoutureKC to raise funds for cancer patients in Kansas City. 
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Jeff Shore
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We will have our next board meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at 6 p.m.



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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
March 8, 2018
Did you know that March is Literacy Month?  In the Rotary calendar, this is the emphasis for the month of March and Rotarians are encouraged to be involved in literacy projects. 

In the developing world, one in five adults cannot read or write.  Can you imagine?  That is almost 862 million people, two and a half times the number of US citizens.

But we all know that there are many people who struggle with literacy in our own community.  That is why our work with the Head Start programs is so very important.  

Although we are just finishing our Rotary Books for Kids this year, it is an on-going program that whenever books are brought in, they are still delivered to a Head Start Center.  What we have done with our “Books” project during the past six years is to provide 26,000 books to area pre-school children and their families.  And it hasn’t taken much money or work.  Shirley’s year as president can boast of more than 300 books that our club has donated. Books or money that come in from here on will be counted on as Books for Kids drive for Gail’s upcoming year.  The goal set by Gail’s officers is to work for a matching grant that will increase our donations greatly.

Remember, you can bring in books any time during the Rotary year so keep an eye out for bargain books.  Many discount stores have packs of children’s books for around $10. 
by Larry Williams 
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