Bulletin for August 8, 2019
Summary of August 1st Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $21 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
Logan, from Harvesters Food Bank, spoke at our breakfast meeting last Thursday. Harvester's mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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As we move forward into fall, I would like to update you on Goal #1 for our club (quarterly service projects).  We had a wonderful response to our book give away at Growing Futures last week.  The kids, parents, and staff were very appreciative of our donation!   We are also moving forward with ordering buttons with our club's name and the Rotary Club logo that can be worn when we are out in the community.  We will need to discuss what we would like to do the next quarter.
It's time to share my suggestion for Goal #2, which has to do with membership.  I propose that we strive to add at least 2 new members this Rotary year.  One way I suggest we get new members is by reaching out to businesses surrounding the Holiday Inn where we meet.  I suggest that we go in pairs and visit these businesses to ask how we can help them.  We can also invite them to speak at our Rotary Club and give them our revised brochure about the club.  Another way we can promote our club is at Oktoberfest.  The board has already voted to award a Paul Harris to Colette Bernica, board member of St, Mary's Food Kitchen.  We can also brainstorm other ways to promote Rotary at Oktoberfest.
Finally, remember that Oktoberfest is approaching fast.  This week, the revised donor forms, donor letter, and sponsor forms will be emailed to you.  Please get items now, remembering that experiences sell well.   Have a wonderful week and I hope to see all of you this Thursday.





Our club meets on Thursdays for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on 87th street.

Unlike Spring when our heads turn to the birds and bees, it’s now a new Rotary year and on our agenda should be directed to OCTOBERFEST.  I enjoyed my second tenure as your President, though most everything that was accomplished was from the labors of other Club members…  Let’s all support Pam as she carries the banner.
Rotary Club of Johnson County, I am reaching out today to appeal for your help with Camp Rise, an overnight summer camp for low-income youth in the Kansas City area. Camp Rise is held at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, and our camp director, Katie McCalla, is a past president of Rotaract KC. The camp is completely free to all of our campers. We provide everything they need during camp, and we send most of these items home with them at the end of camp. With your help, we will be able to provide the campers with these items, along with the magic of camp. Camp Rise is still looking for sheets, sunscreen, bug spray and more. Each of these items is important to the success of the camp. Below is a link to our Amazon Wishlist, where members of the Rotary Club of Johnson County can directly donate items to our children. Thank you for taking the time to read our story, and we hope that the members of the Rotary Club of Johnson County will be able to support Camp Rise. Best, Amanda Sarver Camp Rise Donations Coordinator




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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 Volunteers
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
*Meet at the back of the Matt Ross center by 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning.  We deliver Route OP5.
Instructions from Meals on Wheels:  
Please, do not leave the meal outside if the recipient is not home. If the recipient does not answer, knock and enter.  If you do not get verbal or visual confirmation, do not leave meal. For Food Safety, we want our meals to remain at the correct temperatures upon delivery. If the client is not home, leave a door tag, circle the “1” for that day, give extra meal away to another client and mark a “2” for the extra meal on that day for that client. This allows our client coordinator to follow up with the client and/or emergency contact to ensure they are okay. 
July 23, 2019
As the new Rotary year begins, we have a chance to celebrate all the good work done by so many of our members in this past year under Joe Morris’ leadership.  You know this is his second time around as club president and we thank him for stepping up when needed.
As Joe helps us remember the good things of 2018-19, we’ll have a chance to see and hear of the energetic and creative plans Pam Stockman and her board has for this coming year.  
All in all, our club presidents can do just so much.  It is we, the members, who really make the good things happen.  JoCo Rotary Club needs all of the rest of us to be present at breakfast and at projects, sharing of our ideas and talents of time and money, and to be supportive of each other and especially our officers.  
Come to every Thursday breakfast meeting to be part of our good fellowship and then go out as a Rotarian looking for ways to help those we meet each day.  Look for other optimists to invite to be members of our club.    
by Larry Williams 
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