Bulletin for August 29, 2019
Summary of August 22ndMeeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $43 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
At our breakfast meeting last week, we learned how Heartland Camp provides hospitality and programming in a natural setting for individuals, families, churches, and the community. Larry Williams serves as the chairman of the board for this ministry that provides high-energy activities and a place where relationships are built and lives are impacted. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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With Oktoberfest fast approaching, I want to give you an update on the event.  We have a Grand Prize for the raffle!  It is a family vacation package including a 2 bedroom/2 bath Condo in Branson at the French Quarter Resort 5/23/20 - 5/30/20 (Memorial Day week).  We will also offer "extra surprises" such as tickets for attractions.  It is difficult to get these now because Branson is still in their 2019 season and not selling 2020 tickets for events yet.  The raffle tickets have been printed and will be distributed at Thursday's meeting.  
Please work on silent auction items and event sponsorships now.  Ask people you regularly do business with to become a sponsor for the event - even at the $250 level.  It all adds up.  Remember that experiences sell well.  Event tickets, gift certificates tend to sell for their full value.  Thanks to Colette Bernica, we will have sporting items on consignment for the silent auction.  
I am pleased to announce that we have an Emcee, Tanna Guthrie  Tanna is a former KYYS & KUDL radio show host, licensed real estate agent and professional auctioneer. We are so excited to have her on board for Oktoberfest.  It's going to be a very successful event! Carol and I are going to the downtown KCK Rotary Club meeting this week to promote Oktoberfest.  I will comprise a sign-up list of other club meetings so we can promote the event within our Rotary district as able.   If we all pitch in together, I am confident that Oktoberfest will be a success again this year!





Our club meets on Thursdays for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on 87th street.

Unlike Spring when our heads turn to the birds and bees, it’s now a new Rotary year and on our agenda should be directed to OCTOBERFEST.  I enjoyed my second tenure as your President, though most everything that was accomplished was from the labors of other Club members…  Let’s all support Pam as she carries the banner.
Rotary Club of Johnson County, I am reaching out today to appeal for your help with Camp Rise, an overnight summer camp for low-income youth in the Kansas City area. Camp Rise is held at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, and our camp director, Katie McCalla, is a past president of Rotaract KC. The camp is completely free to all of our campers. We provide everything they need during camp, and we send most of these items home with them at the end of camp. With your help, we will be able to provide the campers with these items, along with the magic of camp. Camp Rise is still looking for sheets, sunscreen, bug spray and more. Each of these items is important to the success of the camp. Below is a link to our Amazon Wishlist, where members of the Rotary Club of Johnson County can directly donate items to our children. Thank you for taking the time to read our story, and we hope that the members of the Rotary Club of Johnson County will be able to support Camp Rise. Best, Amanda Sarver Camp Rise Donations Coordinator




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Meals on Wheels
Rotary Club of Johnson County
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Sign-up
February 2019 through July 2019
(1st Friday of each month)
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.   
Meals on Wheels Volunteers
August 2, 2019 Dave Gras Bill Robinett
September 6, 2019 Rod Fager Mark Smith
October 4, 2019 Larry Williams Pam Stockman
November 1, 2019 Joe Morris Dave Gras
December 6, 2019 Shelly Tehven Lyle Curtis
January 3, 2020 Bill Robinett Rod Fager
*Meet at the back of the Matt Ross center by 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning.  We deliver Route OP5.
Instructions from Meals on Wheels:  
Please, do not leave the meal outside if the recipient is not home. If the recipient does not answer, knock and enter.  If you do not get verbal or visual confirmation, do not leave meal. For Food Safety, we want our meals to remain at the correct temperatures upon delivery. If the client is not home, leave a door tag, circle the “1” for that day, give extra meal away to another client and mark a “2” for the extra meal on that day for that client. This allows our client coordinator to follow up with the client and/or emergency contact to ensure they are okay. 
August 12, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I need to list all the things to be done on paper, and then checking things off my list when the job is finished.  That goes for ‘Honey-do,’ ‘shopping,’ ‘fix-it-jobs,’ or ‘Rotary’ TO DO lists, too. 
In the spirit of being helpful at the beginning of the Rotary year, here are things needed on your list too:    
·     Remember to pay your dues and meal/coffee allotment ASAP.
·     Begin planning for Oktoberfest auction items, people to invite & calendar the event.
*    Sell tickets to Oktoberfest
·     Get your program ideas ready and scheduled.
·     Make your list and invite guests to join us for breakfast as possible members.
·     Think about the Polio Pluschallenge for our club.
·     Start planning for your Every Rotarian Every Year contribution and get it to Lyle.
·     Put the Rotary Breakfast on your calendar every week!
·     Keep an eye out for more Books for Kids at garage/yard sales and book-store specials.
·     Read the Rotarian monthly and keep tabs on the District 5710 Newsletter.
No, Rotary is not a full-time job, but it does take serious time and effort to be part of the effective club that the Rotary Club of Johnson County is and has been. We do not have to be big to have an impact on the world, but more members could make us even better.  
Rotary International thanks you for your membership!
by Larry Williams 
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