Bulletin for June 6, 2019
Summary of May 30th Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $25 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
At last week's breakfast, we learned about Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network and how this not-for-profit helps homeless families regain their independence as they identify and work at building and repairing their family support network. The organization is powered by volunteers from thirty-five local congregations; these volunteers provide situationally homeless families with safe places to stay at night, meals and transportation. 
President's Message
Joe Morris
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This Thursday our speaker/presenter is from Charlies House.  You may recall in 2007  that Charlie, one of three triplets managed to pull a chest of drawers from the wall down upon himself and he died.  It was that accident that finally caught the eyes of concerned parents and legislators,  and the rest is history.  Charlies House is to carry those cautions to a much higher level.  Buckle up, it promises to be a great program.






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



Rotary Club of Western Johnson County event to support Sunflower House in Shawnee

An invitation and reminder (if you've seen this in the district newsletter) that our club is having its 4th annual Trap Shoot and Games event, Friday afternoon on June 7 at Powder Creek Shooting Park on Monticello in Lenexa.

Registration and sign-in begin at 12:30 pm followed with lunch. Shooting begins at 2 pm. Single shooters or teams may register, as well as non-shooters. Lunch and drinks are included in the registration fee as well as a chance to prove your skill in the bag-toss tournament for both shooters and non-shooters!

Proceeds benefit Sunflower House in Shawnee, a non-profit, non-residential children’s advocacy and abuse prevention center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

More about the Sunflower House can be found at this link:

To register for the event or to help sponsor our support of this worthy cause, please follow this link then scroll down to make your selection:

Thank You - Jim Houvener, Secretary and President-Elect, Rotary Club of Western JOCO

Thank-you Rod Fager for following the Oktoberfest 2018 summary:
In short, we netted $11,533.29 from Oktoberfest 18. The club typically keeps between 10%-20% to seed future foundation efforts so this year we elected to retain $1,533.29 leaving $10,000 to distribute to the 2 charitable recipients (Hot Lunch Inc. & Growing Futures) Since the primary sponsor of $2,500 was brought in specifically for Hot Lunch Inc. we felt that they should receive a proportional cash distribution recognizing that contribution. From that, we arrived at a 70/30 % split ($7000 to Hot Lunch Inc. with $3,000 to Growing futures). In addition to this, we elected to take the $1,500 we retained and use it to fund our matching grant for books earmarked for Growing Futures which would equal a total additional contribution to Growing futures of $3,000 of books. With this, the realized split becomes $7,000 to Hot Lunch Inc. and $6,000 to Growing futures representing a fair and balanced distribution to our two designated beneficiaries.


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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
Date Name Name
February 1, 2019 Dave Gras Bill Robinett
March 1, 2019 Rod Fager Mark Smith
April 5, 2019 Larry Williams Pam Stockman
May 3, 2019 Shelly Tehven Lyle Curtis
June 7, 2019 Joe Morris Dave Gras
July 5, 2019 Bill Robinett Rod Fager
June 3, 2019
Have you heard of the new Rotary Action Group, ESRAG?  It was organized by Rotarians trying to make the world a better place by taking care of the environment.   Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group is the actual name of the above mentioned ESRAG.
RI’s ’17-’18 President Ian Riseley said that “…environmental sustainability….is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”  As a response this group was formed and has spread to clubs and districts around the world. 
ESRAG members are working in every Rotary area of focus to make decisions that do no harm to the natural world, help environment renew itself and bring new ideas to support Rotary projects.    
It is easy to join and much more information is available by going to It is even easier to be a Rotarian on the lookout to help preserve God’s Creation in our KC metro area.    
by Larry Williams 
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