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A dozen ways to make a difference
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, which means it's time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. Make the most of your membership. Here's how. Learn more about Rotary Global Rewards, a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services – travel, hotels, car rentals, dining, and entertainment. Visit the Member Center. Identify a need in your community and work with your club to design a hands-on project that addresses it. Learn how to apply for a grant to implement a project. Know a young...
New delegation tool launches
As part of several recent updates to My Rotary, we've launched Delegation, a new tool that will help you carry out your responsibilities more efficiently. If you have a club, district, or regional role, you can now delegate your role-based access in Rotary.org with fellow Rotary members so that you can share tasks and responsibilities to better serve your club. See an example of the Delegation landing page. Go to My Rotary to learn how it works. If you have questions, contact us at rotarysupportcenter@rotary.org.
Join a Twitter chat on membership with General Secretary John Hewko
Kick off Membership and New Club Development Month by participating in a Twitter chat with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko on 5 August at 10:30 Chicago time (UTC-5). Get tips and resources for gaining members and becoming more involved in your club. Share your own ideas and expertise on how Rotary members can encourage their friends to join. Use #RotaryChat to participate and follow @Rotary and @JohnHewko. 
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Out of tragedy, some people create something good
From the August 2015 issue of The Rotarian What's the worst that could happen? For most of us, that's a simple question. We might be late for a train. We might miss out on a promotion, or even lose a job. But for some, the worst is unimaginably worse. An unfortunate few endure what Ani Kalayjian calls "true trauma." War. Fire. Flood. A daughter disappears. A son contracts Ebola. When faced with such disasters, "people feel anger, guilt, sadness, frustration – feelings that can poison the body and spirit," says Kalayjian, a trauma specialist at Columbia University. "Trauma survivors may think...
 

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Western Jo Co

Service Above Self

Tuesdays @ 5:15 pm
Falcon Valley Clubhouse
9801 Falcon Valley Dr.
Lenexa, KS  66220
United States
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Entrepreneurship is a process of identifying and starting a business venture, sourcing and organizing the required resources and taking both the risks and rewards associated with the venture.
 
Our club will soon begin a speaker series on Aug. 11th on entrepreneurship and are putting together a committee to help sculpt the direction of this series.   It will feature speakers that can offer expert advise as well stories of their own successes.
  
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Scott Hamele.
 
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90% of the club came out to help Mike McVey and Gary Proctor with the Lenexa Art Fair. Although this does raise some funds for the club it is also a great fellowship event, allowing members to engage with each other but also with the community. One customer exclaimed "you have the best beer in town". Combine that with the friendly service of Rotary members and people remember you the following year. Visit the photo album on this page to see more of the photos.
 
Club Rotarians Pictured: Jim Frost, Scott Hamele, kelly Bosak, Lori Maher
 

 
 

We are excited to announce our new Facebook page for our club.  Stay informed about upcoming events, speakers and photos.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Hamele.

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If you are a fan of Twitter, please visit our new club page at http://twitter.com/westjocorotary


 

 
 
 

This is a great video that Rotary International put together for existing and prospective Rotarians. Please take the time to view it. Click Here

Author- Scott Hamele


 

 

 
 
Club member Gary Proctor traveled to Chacala, Mexico for his first international project earlier this month and experienced his "Rotary Moment". He was accompanied by fellow club member Dawn Tubbesing and Shawnee Rotary Club member, Kevin Tubbesing as well as many members of the Berkeley, CA Rotary Club. Dawn who generally likes a minimum 4 star resort when she travels, quickly got used to the surroundings. Although not 4 star, the accommodations were very comfortable and the sunsets were amazing. Upon arrival they were provided a warm welcome by the high school students and their parents who were so grateful for the help of all the volunteers. Rotary members were engaged in activities to upgrade the La Prepa High School in Las Varas. From building computer desks, to digging piping trenches, framing a storage area to painting the interiror and exterior of the school building, itt was a hands on project of kindered spirits working for the greater good and putting "service above self". For Gary Proctor, it was the reason he joined Rotary in the first place, This was his Rotary Moment. Check out the photo album to see more of the pictures.
 

 
 

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. To learn more about how you can help, please visit: http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/TheRotaryFoundation/Pages/ridefault.aspx

For additional information, please contact Gary Proctor, Foundation Chair for our club. 


 
 

 
 
Watch the video where Kevin Tubbesing and Gary Proctor explain how it all works.
 
 
Welcome to our newest member Jim Houvener - . Jim joins us from Midland, MI. He has been engaged in his community and past Rotary club as a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and as a Foundation Chair. Look for more about Jim in the next newsletter.
 

 
 
Danielle Pfiester, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Board Member for Wyandotte and Johnson Counties will be the guest speaker on February 17, 2015 "All children deserve a happy and healthy childhood; a home where they experience love, support, nurturing and growth. Sadly, the children CASA serves do not have such basic needs fulfilled. Their world includes drugs, domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Many have been removed from their families and all are feeling scared,confused and alone." Danielle will explain the mission of CASA, how advocates are trained and how volunteers are utilized to aid the children in the system and what the current need looks like in the community.
 
 

 
A BIG THANK YOU to the following sponsors for the Around the World Party fundraiser. The major benefactor this year is Safe Home offering support for survivors of domestic violence.
 
Signature Drink [375]
 
Party Animal [600]
Lori Maher - Maher Group LLC
Jim Weir - Compalliance
 
Let's Do This [300]
​Amber Goering - Goering and Granatino, PA
​Jim Frost
John Khoury - Custom Foods Inc.
Joe Harrison
 
See Me! Game/Activity [200]
Susan F.Davis -  Edward Jones
 
Other Major Sponsors
Rick Williams LLC, Manufacturer's Rep, Klaussner Home Furnishings - Queen size Enso Sleep System, $2200.00 value
Craig Jorgensen -  amfam.com - Round of Golf, Falcon Ridge $280.00 value
 

 
 

 
Join us on January 27th as Gary Proctor, Club Foundation Board President and Kevin Tubbesing, Rotary District Foundation Chair share information on the inner working of the Foundation and how your donations help and multiply. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your foundation knowledge.

 
 
 
 

Shawn Kinkade full time certified Professional Business Coach and the President of Aspire Business Development, a business strategy, consulting and coaching company spoke to members and guests on January 6th sharing strategies for making the most of your business. Many members had that "ah ha" moment at one point or another during the presentation. Please take a look at a short clip of some of the tips that Shawn shared. 

 
 
 
Join us, sponsor it or donate an auction item, but get involved with the Western JoCo Rotary's biggest fundraiser of the year! February 28, 2015 at TEAH Ballroom, 9050 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS. Click here for more information.

Thank you to our early bird sponsors
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Party Animal
 
 
 

 
 

Western Johnson County Club members were treated to a social gathering with a twist. A big shout out to Lori Maher, one of the original members of our club who hosted a "Between the Sheets" party on November 17th. This event had members and friends bring a set of sheets as a donation for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. All together there were 42 sets of sheets in all different sizes collected, this allowed the Johnson County Christmas Bureau to provide both kids and parents sweet dreams and a comfortable sleep on brand new sheets. This event was also a great way to get to know fellow members of the club on a more social level.

 
 
 
 
On December 9th, club members and even some spouses stepped up again to help the Christmas Bureau with the Annual Christmas Shop. From pushing shopping carts to helping recipients make decisions on gifts, the club was represented well with 12 members and a couple of spouses participating in two different shifts.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Turn Royals Spirit into Rotary Spirit! Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a limited edition Royals-inspired Rotary t-shirt. Short-sleeve or long-sleeve, Royal blue for only $20!
 
You must act quickly because you only can buy for 12 more days!  We all love our Rotary club and now it is time to show it! Wear your Rotary pride around town, at the ballpark, or to your projects.
 
Proceeds will benefit End Polio Now in the name of our district, and will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Be sure to note which district/club you belong to in the COMMENTS section when you purchase so funds can be sent appropriately.
 
Go to https://www.booster.com/letsgorotary  and buy your t-shirt now!
Please let us know if you have any questions, and Go Royals! Go Rotary! Trish Reedy trish@houseloan.com Rotary Club of Overland Park

 
 

 
 
We would like to introduce our newest Rotarian Nick Pickard. Club Spoinsor is Scott Hamele. Nick is an Associate with Newark Grubb Zimmer. Nick specializes in commercial real estate in the Kansas City area and provides both owner and tenant representation. Others shown in the picture is Club President Paul Mayo (left) and Membership Chair Jim Frost (right). Congratulation Nick and welcome to our club!! — with James- Jim Frost and Paul Mayo.

 
 

 
 

Please welcome Joe Harrison to the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County.  Joe was inducted into the club on Tuesday, August 26th.  Joe comes to our club as a transfer from the Beloit Rotary Club, Beloit, KS.

Joe (left) is congratulated by James Frost (center, membership) and Paul Mayo (right, president).


 
 

 
 
 

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Speakers

Aug 04, 2015
District Governor, John Donovan
Be a Gift to the World
Aug 11, 2015
Samson Yi
Panda Laundry - Start Up Rewind Format
Aug 25, 2015
Sep 01, 2015
Stuart Ludlow
RFP-365 - Start Up Rewind Format
 
 

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