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Bulletin for July 9, 2020
 
 
 
 
Our guest speaker at the July 2nd meeting was Steve Nicely, a board member at Funeral Consumer Alliance of Greater Kansas City. Steve presented a program on Natural Burials.
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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We had a very good assembly meeting last week.  The discussion centered around ways we still can do service projects in light of COVID-19.  We decided to explore assisting The Learning Club and Noah's Bandage project.  The director of The Learning Club will speak at our meeting this Thursday about their needs as school begins.    
   
One another note, I want to share one final loose end regarding Oktoberfest and the Grand Prize vacation.  The vacation was canceled by the resort due to the shutdown.  Initially, I contacted the winner and offered to reschedule a condo for a future date.  However, since COVID-19 is not going away I really was concerned that our winner gets some sort of prize.   After consulting with Larry and Rod, we decided to send a check to the winner in lieu of a vacation.  The amount of the check, $500, was what we paid for the condo in Branson.  That check was sent last week.  Personally, I feel good that our club at least did the right thing for our winner.  Thank you all again for your hard work on that event.  See you Thursday!   Pam

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Pam

President

2019-2020

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lenexa Rotary Club's Peace, Love & Friendship Rock Facebook Challenge
 
Lenexa Rotary would like to encourage everyone to have a little fun while walking the paths and stream ways in JOCO. Look for painted rocks, take pics and messenger it to this Facebook page and it will be added to these pics. We will call this the Lenexa Rotary PEACE, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP ROCK CHALLENGE. We will have weekly winners for the pic taker and if we can ID the artist, they will win too. Everyone can vote by "liking the rock of your choice. Gift Cards for carry out at one of our local eating establishments will be the prizes. Will end May 15th with a Grand Prize Winner. Who said that The Lenexa Art Fair is not taking place in some form?
 

Meals On Wheels

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Johnson County Meals on Wheels has switched to STAFF ONLY Monday Delivery for the unforeseeable future.  They will not schedule volunteers to deliver meals.  Meals on Wheels clients will receive a weekly Frozen Box of meals as well as a large box of Shelf-Stable meals.  They are also contacting clients weekly to check-in. I will notify everyone when the regular schedule will resume.  

 
Shelly 

 

 
 
ROTARY MINUTE
 
 
July 6, 2020

Rotarians need to be mindful of what we say since we are trying to be God’s people helping neighbors.  There are many Scriptures that say, in effect,  “What comes out of your mouth comes from your heart.” Or once you’ve said it (or put it on social media), those words are “like a rolling river which cannot be stopped.”  Our Rotary Four-Way Test is a reminder that before we speak, “Is it the truth,  and “Is it fair to ALL concerned?”

Our words tell much about us.  Do they say we are fair or understanding, dogmatic or judgmental, helpful or hateful, loving or biased, selfish, or caring?

Listening to others tells even more about us.  Are we listening for understanding or what to say next?  St. Francis of Assisi said “it is better for us to understand, then to be understood.”

We Rotarians are good people who are on this planet to be helpers.  Everyday Rotary is working somewhere in the world making things better for people of all races, all creeds, and all Ethnicities.   We need also to speak words of help and understanding.  

Let’s work for greater understanding and more people helping people.    

 

by Larry Williams 
 
 
 
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