Bulletin for August 27, 2020
Sheyvette Dinkins, a business teacher at Wyandotte H.S. presented at our August 20th meeting. She is currently working on developing a chapter of E-Ship Rising in K.C., Ks. which will provide an entrepreneurial boot camp for youth up to age 25 years old. 
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Pam Stockman
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Many thanks to Gabriel Rop who spoke about Thelma's Kitchen at last week's meeting.  We will have an Assembly meeting on Zoom this week to discuss several items. We will review the presentation given to us 2 weeks ago about the proposed Entrepreneurial boot camp and decide if we want to assist/participate in the project.  We will also take the time to brainstorm about an action plan for our Rotary grant proposal benefitting The Learning Club.  Finally, we need to designate a club member to participate with all the other Johnson County Rotary Clubs in developing a project for the planned Count Square.
We are on track to start our hybrid Rotary meetings at the Holiday Inn Hotel beginning September 17th.   The hotel has agreed to two meetings per month starting in October and lasting through the rest of the year.  After that time, we can determine what meetings in 2021 will look like.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of you this Thursday.

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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.  



August 21, 2020

With jobs hard to find in this COVID Era, young people are having trouble finding work, especially if they live in urban city neighborhoods.  However, there are hundreds of young people with ideas and a desire to work who are dreaming about beginning their own businesses.  

Enter a young educator at Wyandotte High School who has impressed the JoCo Rotary Club on two occasions with her selling ideas for programs for high school young people. Sheyvette Dinkens, a business teacher, works with young people who want to be in the business community.  She is teaching them concepts and building tools needed to run successful businesses.  Her guidance is helping develop their problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities.  

At Wyandotte High School she has developed a student business center/laboratory that has been very successful.  Currently, Dinkens is also starting a Wyandotte County youth Chapter up to the age of 25 that is developing young entrepreneurs.  The KCK Chapter called E-Ship Rising is a chapter that is associated with the very successful Royale Cohesive Network that has worked with KC Mo youth for several years.  

I’ll tell you more about E-Ship Rising next week and how we Rotarians can help these young people develop their business dreams into reality.  With young educators like Sheyvette working with our youth, things are moving very rapidly.  


by Larry Williams 
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