Bulletin for May 16, 2019
Summary of May 9th Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $26 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
Guest Rotarians: 
President's Message
Joe Morris
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To my fellow members of the Board, I give my sincere apologies for not remembering the Board meeting on Monday. AND that was after I made a point of announcing it last Thursday!  I was already home with Rita and my dogs when Pam called.  
We have to get ourselves prepared for Octoberfest and get some emails out, arrange for some celebrity (hopefully) and more.
Onward !!!







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
May 13, 2019
As a Rotarian, can you name the Six Areas of Focus as set out by the Rotary International Board of Directors?  They are as follows: 
Peace and Conflict Resolution                             
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Clean Water and Sanitation                                  
Maternal and Child Health
Basic Education and Literacy                               
Economic and Community Development
In the past ten years, our club has been involved in matching projects that have touched three of these areas directly, and as individual donors Rotary international projects we have made a difference all over the world. 
Our guest speaker last week, Dr. Rick Randolph, chief medical officer of Heart to Heart, spoke of a new Rotary group called ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Groups.)  The group’s emphasis is to assist wherever a Rotary project is being done and to help with the sustainability of results and the long-term Environmental effects.  
This positive program showed how Rotary looks for new ways to affect the world in a positive manner.  Future Rotary Minutes will show how Rotarians are working within ESRAG and how you can be part of it.     
by Larry Williams 
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