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Bulletin for July 2, 2020
 
 
Our guest speaker for July 2nd will be Steve Nicely who will be presenting a program on Natural Burials. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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Now that our new Rotary is underway, I have been thinking about our club goals for this year.  Since we cannot expect COVID-19 to go away anytime soon, I believe there are ways we can fulfill our mission of service to the community and remain safe from this virus.  I would like our club to develop goals and a specific plan of action for service projects this year.  We can brainstorm ideas at a Zoom meeting where we do not have a speaker scheduled.  If you have any other suggestions for club goals, please reach out to me either by email or phone.   See you on Thursday!  Pam

Zoom Meeting Information:
 
Join Zoom Meeting- copy and paste into your browser
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/210493910?pwd=bmkyLzBHUnNHS2RvYzdocXNydUlGZz09

Meeting ID: 210 493 910
Password: 416662

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

President

2019-2020

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.  

 
Shelly 

 

 
 
ROTARY MINUTE
 
 
June 23, 2020

Have you noticed that in the past three months the Rotary world has gotten smaller?  Recently we have been brought closer together since we can attend club meetings right in our own home.  I’ve even watched several District 5710 events in person from my own computer.  With the coming of the recent ROTARIAN, I see multiple opportunities to be watching, and even helping, Rotary projects that are happening on several continents.  

Clubs are now able to bring in program leaders from far and wide and with subjects that we have not been able to have at meetings, except by short films, movies, or videos.  Speakers now have options to present on-line and not have to travel and miss work.  

Board meetings and committee meetings can be held on Zoom without Rotarians leaving their homes.  It saves much time and a lot of gasoline.  

But there are things I miss.  I miss talking face to face over coffee and breakfast. It’s harder kidding Rotarian friends from a distance than in person.  Also, how do we collect Happy Bucks, Scooter Bucks, and Crazy Fines on-line?

Maybe these new practices will make us more versatile and able to gain new members and tackle new problems. 

The Rotary Club of Johnson County is alive and well.  Why not join us online at 8 am on Thursdays?

 

by Larry Williams 
 
 
 
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