Bulletin for September 26, 2019
Summary of September 19th Meeting
Thanks to your generosity we collected $22 in 'Happy Bucks' and 'Dollars for the Foundation' last week. All these contributions benefit the Rotary International Foundation. 
We had a very thought-provoking program last Thursday on Detecting Exoplanets and What it Means for Us on Earth by Dr. John Millam, Ph.D., a Theoretical Chemist. 
President's Message
Pam Stockman
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At our Assembly meeting last week, we discussed ideas for an upcoming service project.  It was decided that our club wants to serve at St. Mary's Food Kitchen.  They have staff serving day on the first Wednesday of each month.  Since we will nor have a meeting on April 30th, it was decided to go to the food kitchen on Wednesday, April 1st.  I will confirm with the food kitchen and let you know.  We also discussed ways to increase our membership at the meeting.  Dave, Larry and I are planning to visit businesses around the Holiday Inn and invite them to speak at an upcoming meeting as a way to introduce them to Rotary.  On another note, we will be having a board meeting this Thursday 2/13.   See you on Thursday.







The Rotary FOUNDATION BANQUET and AWARDS DINNER will be held this year on November 1st at the Shield Club at Children's Mercy Hospital Park - home of Sporting KC. 



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Meals on Wheels
Rotary Club of Johnson County
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Sign-up
August 2019 through January 2020
(1st Friday of each month)
Below, please find the Meals on Wheels schedule for August 2019 to January 2020.  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.   
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
September 8, 2019
Are Service Clubs a thing of the past?    Evidently, if we are still Rotarians working locally, regionally and internationally, it is still important to many in the world. In fact, if there were more Rotarians, Lions, Optimists, etc., it could be the answer to solving many of the problems of the present and the future.  
In the early days of the last century, service clubs were another way that civilized people found to help people.   Let those of us, who believe in honesty, justice and freedom for all, put our heads together, along with our resources and make life better.
Paul Harris and some of his business and professional friends did just that in Chicago to begin this entity we call Rotary.  “Let those of us who can, help those who can’t, make things better in our neighborhoods, our cities and towns and then . . . . the world!”
Rotary ideals and work have helped thousands of people, while at the same time, made our democracy, our public education system and our public institutions grow and flourish. And, Rotary has spread worldwide.
I remember joining Rotary in the 1960’s when the watchword was “Service is the BestWork of Life!”    It did not matter your vocation; it too was service.  What the radical divisive groups want is for us to withdraw help for your fellow man or woman.  Too much good-will and caring among men/women, kills the fear they are spreading.
Rotarians have always been better at working with each other rather than talking at each other.   60 years later, working with all of you helpful people, I am still a Rotarian!
by Larry Williams 
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Oct. 3rd             Dave Gras
Oct. 10th           Oktoberfest - no meeting
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