Bulletin for September 3, 2020
Gabriel Rop presented at our zoom meeting last Thursday. Gabriel is the Director of Programs and Operations at Reconciliation Services, a program that strategically addresses community needs for affordable food access (Thelma's Kitchen), safe environments, and increased access to social and mental health services that lead to improved health and self-sufficiency. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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We will finally begin hybrid Rotary Meetings this week. You all should have received an email from me to RSVP for this week's meeting using Sign Up Genius.  Please RSVP even if you do not intend on meeting in person, so I know you received it.  Those who do not want to attend can still Zoom into the meeting using the same meeting id and password as in previous weeks.  Since we do not have a speaker scheduled, we can use this meeting as a way to work out any kinks that we may have using this new model.  We also can continue our planning for our grant project with The Learning Club.  I am looking forward to this new format for meetings.  See you then! 

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If you want to just listen on your phone.  Dial-in.    +1 253 215 8782 US  Use the same ID & password information.





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.  



September 1, 2020

Last week we told of two programs to help young entrepreneurs get a start in the metro area, the Royale Cohesive Network, and a new KCK chapter E-Ship Rising.  These organizations give students the tools and incentives to carry out their dreams of starting a new business.  Humanitarian Service is one of the goals of these organizations.

Students wanting the experience of floating-a-new-business begin by going through a many week boot-camp. Leading each session are business experts helping them develop tools needed for business success. The program is being guided by Sheyvette Dinkens, a Wyandotte High School educator.   She is looking for volunteers, individuals, or groups willing to sponsor one young person for $200 which will get them to and through the fee for a license.

Rotarians desiring to help these 16-25-year-olds in their training can contact Sheyvette Dinkens at E-Ship Rising, 4010 Washington St, Kansas City, KS 64111, or

This project will take young people from all over Wyandotte County and help them make their dreams a reality.   


by Larry Williams 
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