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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A big thank you to everyone for making Oktoberfest a success. We as a club really pulled together, worked as a team and made Oktoberfest happen.  While attendance was down a little,  everyone I spoke with had a very good time.  The winner of the Grand Prize drawing was Sister Vicki Lichtenauer. For those of you not there, her reaction to winning was better than any contestant on a game show!  She was so thrilled.   We will let you know the numbers from Oktoberfest as they come in.   Thank you again my fellow Rotarians! 







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. 



Invite a friend/co-worker to Rotary!


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 
Rotary Blog
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Oct 17, 2019
KC Common Good Project
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Sept. 26th          John Ruo
Oct. 3rd             Dave Gras
Oct. 10th           Oktoberfest - no meeting
Oct. 17th           Shelly Tehven
Oct. 24th           Rod Fager
Oct. 31st           John Ruo
Nov. 7th            Larry Williams
Nov. 14th          Dave Gras
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