Bulletin for March 14, 2019
Summary of March 7th Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $20 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
President's Message
Joe Morris
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At our last meeting, we discussed and agreed that our club would like to participate in a communitywide significant Rotary project. If anyone has any ideas for such a project, please share them with me. I will be meeting with other presidents on April 2.  Thanks for your input.




Our club meets on Thursdays for breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Just a reminder that starting Jan. 3rd we will be meeting in the Wyandotte room at the Holiday Inn on 87th St

Village Crawfish Festival 
The Overland Park South Rotary is organizing this year's Village Crawfish Festival which is scheduled for May 4th. There are sponsorships available from $250 and up. For more information, please visit the facebook page at

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
March 5, 2019
When we Johnson County Rotarians worked at brainstorming, many of you remember the Corporate Woods Fun Runs, the golf tournaments we hosted, the rose sales and deliveries, and the race car/funny cars exhibit at Ward Parkway with
two weeks ago, we produced around 76 ideas both funny and serious.  One of the covered subjects was best fund-raisers ever. Then we opened it up to new ideas.  
thesilentIf all of you had been there we would have thought of more great ideas.  What can you add to the already listed events
Some new fund-raisers to think about were:  trivia nights, a food truck crawl, hold a Zoo animal, a car bash or a Kaufman Stadium event.  
We have also been attendees at Tiny Tim, the Higher M-Pact luncheon, the Shrimp Fry and the Growing Futures Gala Luncheon and many other Rotary sponsored events.  
Auction.  Do you remember the wine/cheese party/silent auction at the Iron Horse Golf Club or our night at Top Golf?  Of course, we’ve been hosting Oktoberfest for the past several years.   
and ideas. Get them to Larry Williams before next week so we can include your brain work and ideas.  

by Larry Williams 
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