Bulletin for June 27, 2019
Summary of June 20th Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $40 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation.  
Please join us this Thursday, June 27th, as we welcome Ryan Krzykowski to our breakfast meeting. Mr. Krzykowski is the director of Community for Coaches. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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I am excited to begin my year as your Rotary President.  In my opinion, it is fitting that our Rotary year begins halfway into the calendar year, because it gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we are doing both personally and as Rotarians.  Didn't lose that weight you resolved to do on January 1st?  Didn't quit a bad habit as you intended on New Year's Day?  Didn't put as much time or talent into Rotary as you hoped?   Well, I have some good news.  Happy New Rotary Year - we all get to reset our resolutions!  While I cannot impact club members' success to lose weight or quit a bad habit,  I hope to make a difference in moving our club forward into the future.   Over the next several weeks, I want to develop a couple of achievable goals that we as a club can agree and commit to completing during these next 12 months.  Watch this space for more information.
     In the meantime, I want to thank Joe Morris for all his efforts as our 2018 -2019 president.  Please mark your calendars for Friday, July 26th for our End of Year Banquet.  It will be at Zarda's Barbeque at 6:30 pm.   Thank you all for giving me an opportunity to serve you this Rotary year.  Now, GET OFF THE COUCH AND GO OUT FOR A WALK!!






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

Please Note! Our breakfast meeting on June 27th will be moved to the Douglas room.

Rotary Club of Western Johnson County event to support Sunflower House in Shawnee

An invitation and reminder (if you've seen this in the district newsletter) that our club is having its 4th annual Trap Shoot and Games event, Friday afternoon on June 7 at Powder Creek Shooting Park on Monticello in Lenexa.

Registration and sign-in begin at 12:30 pm followed with lunch. Shooting begins at 2 pm. Single shooters or teams may register, as well as non-shooters. Lunch and drinks are included in the registration fee as well as a chance to prove your skill in the bag-toss tournament for both shooters and non-shooters!

Proceeds benefit Sunflower House in Shawnee, a non-profit, non-residential children’s advocacy and abuse prevention center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

More about the Sunflower House can be found at this link:

To register for the event or to help sponsor our support of this worthy cause, please follow this link then scroll down to make your selection:

Thank You - Jim Houvener, Secretary and President-Elect, Rotary Club of Western JOCO

Thank-you Rod Fager for following the Oktoberfest 2018 summary:
In short, we netted $11,533.29 from Oktoberfest 18. The club typically keeps between 10%-20% to seed future foundation efforts so this year we elected to retain $1,533.29 leaving $10,000 to distribute to the 2 charitable recipients (Hot Lunch Inc. & Growing Futures) Since the primary sponsor of $2,500 was brought in specifically for Hot Lunch Inc. we felt that they should receive a proportional cash distribution recognizing that contribution. From that, we arrived at a 70/30 % split ($7000 to Hot Lunch Inc. with $3,000 to Growing futures). In addition to this, we elected to take the $1,500 we retained and use it to fund our matching grant for books earmarked for Growing Futures which would equal a total additional contribution to Growing futures of $3,000 of books. With this, the realized split becomes $7,000 to Hot Lunch Inc. and $6,000 to Growing futures representing a fair and balanced distribution to our two designated beneficiaries.


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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
Date Name Name
February 1, 2019 Dave Gras Bill Robinett
March 1, 2019 Rod Fager Mark Smith
April 5, 2019 Larry Williams Pam Stockman
May 3, 2019 Shelly Tehven Lyle Curtis
June 7, 2019 Joe Morris Dave Gras
July 5, 2019 Bill Robinett Rod Fager
June 23, 2019
Have you seen the Polio Plus numbers in the June ROTARIAN magazine?  It’s incredible what a Rotary project has done to worldwide health in 30 years of working to eradicate polio. Rotary International members have urged, encouraged and motivated the World Health Organization and hundreds of world governments to put money, time and education to work.  
In that time, Rotarians have contributed $1.9 billion. We have persuaded governments to put $8 billion to polio eradication. But even more staggering is that $40 to $50 billion will be saved in the first 45 years of this effort in Health Care savings. 
Most important though is the elimination of human suffering. Since we began the immunization of 400 million children each year, we have saved 18 million people from living a life of being physically crippled.  Several former members of our club were involved in the immunizations.
Aren’t you glad you are a Rotarian?   
by Larry Williams 
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