Bulletin for July 15, 2021
Jeff Stewart, the Executive Director of Johnson County Parks and Recreation, was our guest presenter at the July 1st meeting. JCPRD's mission is to enrich the community through parks, recreation, culture, education and public service. 
President's Message
This Thursday, July 29th is our first '5th Thursday' event; we will be touring the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee Summit. Our tour is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (see address in announcements below). Masks and social distancing are required during the visit.
Our next hybrid meeting will be Thursday, August 5th. Mike Myers will be our guest speaker; Mike is chairman of Band of Angels, a non profit that supports children in need by providing musical instruments, scholarships and support. 



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For those who can make it, we will be touring the Rotary Youth Camp on Thursday, July 29th @ 10:30 a.m. The camp is located at 22310NE Colbern rd., Lee Summit, Mo. 64086. 



June 8, 2021
When Paul Harris began meeting in that Chicago Hotel with businessmen friends for lunch, it was probably just every so often.  Then they began talking about some of the problems in the community.  As good people, they began to speak of ways to fix the problems and make life easier for their neighbors and businesses.  Together they had more man-power, more ideas and more money and access to equipment.  For this they needed to meet regularly.  
The first Rotary meetings were two times per month in Chicago and as this service club movement moved to other cities it used the Paul Harris pattern.  In the 60’s and 70’s of the last century, Rotarians found it more desirable to meet every week, not just for the fellowship, but to be a more effective service club.   Around the 1980’s RI decided that all clubs should meet weekly, but they gave the option for clubs to Grandfather the 2-times-monthly meetings if it was better for that club.  This was the time they also let in women members, which as we heard a couple of months ago was not an easy thing.  The ‘good old boys’ didn’t come around easily.
That meeting option has come full circle and now many Rotary Clubs are going back to twice a month or even something more radical.  Each club has different goals, varying schedules and different problems to solve.  And meeting times vary all over the world.
The Rotary Club of Johnson County is considering the “two meetings per month” option for the new Rotary year which begins July 2021.   Get your ideas in to president-elect Becky Johnston since there are only 3 more weeks in June.  
by Larry Williams 
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