Bulletin for November 21, 2019
Summary of November 14th 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. 
Lisa Watson, the founder of the Education Equality Revolution, spoke at our breakfast meeting last Thursday. Her mission is to unleash the potential in every child to help put an end to poverty. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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The holidays are here!  As the calendar year winds down, I want to share some important dates for our club.  The club is volunteering at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau's Holiday shop on 12/4 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  The location of this year's shop is the old Best Buy building at 117th and Strang Line Road in Olathe.  We have a few more openings for those you haven't signed up and spouses/friends are welcome!   We will have a club meeting the following morning. (12/5).  December 5th is also the final day to bring in your gifts for the Salvation Army angels.  Then on 12/7 at 6 pm, we will have our annual Christmas party at the Ruo's home.  Please bring children's books ($25 or more in value) to the party.  These will be donated to the KCK Head Start which is desperately short of books.  With Christmas and New Year's Days falling on Wednesdays, our meeting schedule will be impacted.  We will NOT have club meetings on Thursday, 12/26/19 and on Thursday 1/2/20.   
The club has renewed our contract with the Holiday Inn at 87th for our weekly meetings.  We have been having some wonderful speakers at these meetings.  The month of January, however, has not been scheduled yet.  So, if you have an idea for a guest speaker, please contact Becky Johnston as soon as possible.  Also, we will need to schedule what the club is going to do for our volunteer initiative during the 1st quarter of 2020.  Finally, as you head to those holiday parties, remember that growing our membership is a top priority.  Do not hesitate to share Rotary with others and invite guests to one of our meetings.
As you can see, we Rotarians will be busy as elves in the next few weeks so drink your eggnog and get your sleep! 






The annual Rotary Holiday party will take place on December 7th starting at 6 p.m. at John and Amy Ruo's home. 



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Meals on Wheels
Rotary Club of Johnson County
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Sign-up
August 2019 through January 2020
(1st Friday of each month)
Below, please find the Meals on Wheels schedule for August 2019 to January 2020.  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.   
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
November 11, 2019
In Rotary, every November is “Foundation Month.”   Don’t let the word ‘Foundation’ bother you.  It’s a good word and a better idea.  It means investing in future projects.  
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is publicized each November since that is the big push for Every Rotarian Every Year.  EREY is the annual opportunity for every Rotarian in the world to invest in TRF’s Annual Fund portion of the foundation.  Each is asked to contribute a minimum of $100, then that money is then invested for three years by the Foundation.  Interest earned by this money pays most of the administration costs of TRF.  Money raised three years ago, is then spent on current Rotary international projects and District Matching Grant projects.  
In the JoCo Rotary Club, each member is asked to invest a minimum of $50 in EREY and the club will match that.  The second $50 comes from our weekly ‘Happy Bucks’ and ‘a Dollar for the Foundation.’   Many members give more than the minimum annually; however, the club always matches the first $50.     
The Rotary Foundation is a highly respected fund in world circles due to the small percent of the money used for administrative costs.
Rotarians often use November as the donation month for both EREY and Polio Plus because all these funds are gathered and distributed by TRF.
by Larry Williams 
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