Bulletin for January 25, 2018
Summary of January 18 Meeting
Happy Bucks: $ 20
Rotary of JoCo welcomes Nikki Anthony as our first new member of 2018. Nikki is the Development and Community Relations Director for Growing Futures of Overland Park. She brings a lot of compassionate energy to our club and as an Oklahoma Sooner fan,  adds to the collegiate rivalry among our members. 
A lifelong eavesdropper, The Story Scribe founder Amy Woods Butler found her true calling when she discovered she could make a living asking people about their lives as a personal historian. She has written about Latin Americans, Midwest grandmothers, and Southern gentlemen. She has listened to tales of a Cherokee state trooper, a refugee from Hurricane Katrina, and a woman who, at age 90, continues to fight social injustice in Kansas City.  Amy shared her story as our guest speaker at last week's meeting.  You can find out more at
President's Message
Jeff Shore
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Let's grow our membership!




On Thursday, February 22nd we will be meeting at the InterUrban Art House: 8001 Newton Street, Overland Park, KS



Reminder, Membership Dues were sent out last week.



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Meals on Wheels
Rotary Club of Johnson County
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Sign-up
January through July 2017
(1st Friday of each month)
Below, please find the Meals on Wheels schedule for 2016.  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.   
January 5, 2018 Dave Gras Bill Robinett
February 2, 2018 Mark Smith Pam Stockman
March 2, 2018 Joe Morris Rod Fager
April 6, 2018 Larry Williams Bill Robinett
May 4, 2018 Shelly Tehven Lyle Curtis
June 1, 2018 Joe Morris Pam Stockman
July 6, 2018 Mark Smith Dave Gras
January 15, 2018
Has the cold knocked the Holiday spirit out of you, or have you tried to be as warm and optimistic as you felt during the holidays?   Keeping that spirit going when there is no holiday or time with family to look forward to means we have to find other ways to be positive. Setting goals and accomplishing good things are ways we become Christmas angels year around.
We Rotarians, of all people, must continue to be rays of sunshine to those around us or many folks might lose hope altogether.  Sometimes our voices may be the only positives people hear in a day at work, or shopping, or serving, or sharing.  Our smiles may be the only happy thing someone might see that day.  Our human warmth of spirit will help keep that holiday spirit going during times of cold weather, bad news, and problem-solving for those who are experiencing tough times.
Helping raise someone else’s spirits is rather like the song: “Make someone happy, Make just one someone happy . . .. And it will make you happy, too!”
by Larry Williams 
Rotary Blog
By Rotary Peace Center staff Whenever Anne-Marie Bach, Rotary Peace Fellowships Subcommittee Chair for District 1470 in Denmark, talks to clubs and districts about the Rotary Peace Fellowship program, she describes it as “the diamond of Rotary.” The program is … Continue reading
By Katie Conlon, PhD student at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA Winding along the bumpy backroads of Sri Lanka and through intermittent rice fields and jungle, our group took hours of navigation skills to find the last village. … Continue reading
By Laura Higgs, chair-elect of the Satellite Club of Camelback Crossroads, 2004-05 Rotary Youth Exchange Student Our club in Phoenix, Arizona, is a small one. We have about 25 members total, between our morning and evening segments. While cacti typically … Continue reading
Jan. 25th       Shelly Tehven
Feb. 1st          Larry Williams
Feb. 8th         Rod Fager
Feb. 15th        John Ruo
Feb. 22nd      Dave Gras
Mar. 1st          Shelly Tehven
Mar. 8th        Larry Williams
Mar. 15th       Rod Fager
Mar. 22nd      John Ruo
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