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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Lenexa!

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Southridge Building at Lakeview Village (the big highrise) **NOTE NEW LOCATION
14001 W. 92nd St. (5th floor, turn right when you exit elevator)
Lenexa, KS  66215
United States
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ShrimpFest is 2 WEEKS AWAY.  This is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year and Chairman Matt Janes want'sEVERYONE'S help.  If you are not signed-up to help, please contact any of the Chairs below to volunteer to help.  Volunteers will be needed in each area.
 
General Chair Matt Janes   Contact him with any general questions.  Information updated weekley.  Please forward all updates for the newsletter to Amy Ruo.
 
Tickets - Pete Black - Chair
SELL THOSE TICKETS!!  Each member is responsible to sell/buy 10 tickets.  When you sell all 10, see Pete for more tickets!
 
Prizes - Moe Cougher - Chair
We need donations for bingo prizes and silent auction sale items.  Donations needed by February 23rd!
  • NEED 12 bingo prizes in the $50+ value area -- merchandise or gift cards
  • NEED silent auction items - ANY value
  • NEED gift cards ($25 value is perfect) to give out for multiple bingo winners
Bar - Marshall Rimann - Chair
 
Soft Drinks - Jerry Bowmer - Chair
 
Desserts - Amy Ruo - Chair - Each Rotarian is required to bring two (2) desserts, e.g. cake, pie, brownies, or 3 dozen cookies.  Volunteers will be needed to work at the dessert table the night of the event.
 
Cook - Pat Thomas - Chair
 
Food Service - Jim Blaufuss - Chair
 
Bingo/Facilities/Decorations - Ashley Sherard - Chair
 
Pull Tabs - Rick Morton & Greg Peterson - Chairs.  SMNW Interact members over the age of 18 will sell pull tabs.
 
Silent Auction - Fred Spears - Chair
 
Moe Cougher with Lenexa Rotary and Olathe Noon Rotary set up another great packaging event with Heart to Heart International. Our District 5710 and Clubs already donated over $38,000. This is the second Rotary hands on packaging event. As with our last event we had great participation from Overland Park, Ambassadors of West Kansas City and Western Johnson County. We also had Lenexa's in-bound exchange student Elvira Gonzalez Acosta from Canary Islands and members of the Lenexa Community Corps.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the Lenexa Rotarians who helped assemble Hygiene Kits for Heart to Heart International last Thursday.  The Hygiene Kits were sent to Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Also thank you to Rotarians from Shawnee, Shawnee Mission, and other clubs in Rotary District 5710,  PLUS members of our Interact Club from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School.
 
Additionally, District Governor Adam Ehlert asked each club to donate at least $5.00 per member to go towards relief efforts.  To date Lenexa Rotary has collected $1,114.00!  We are still collecting money.  If you want to donate, please give your money to Phil Hammond or Alan Kruckmyer.  THANK YOU LENEXA ROTARIANS!!
 
 
 
A BIG THANK YOU to  J.C. Burcham for all of her hard work in bringing the Azerbaijan delegation to Kansas.  She organized a wonderful week for the visitors and it was good to hear of their experience at our meeting last Friday.
 
Here are a few more photos from their week.
 
 
 
THIS IS HUGE NEWS!!
Please join us in congratulating fellow member Jason Leib in his recent appointment as District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) for the 2019/2020 Rotary year! (For those not as familiar with Rotary, this means Jason will be District Governor for our district--District 5710--for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. Wow!)
 
Jason has expressed that he feels honored and humbled by this appointment. “I appreciate the club’s continuing support and encouragement in pursuing the role of District Governor since my first nomination in 2012. I hope to help all of the clubs in our district be as active and generous as we are!”
 
It's worth noting we have a couple past District Governors (PDG) in our club: Charlie Smith and Greg Peterson.
 
On Jan. 17, 2017, Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm presented a certificate of recognition to the Lenexa Rotary Club on behalf of its 50 years of service to the community and the world. A handful of club members, including Pat Thomas, Phil Hammond, Jason Leib, Milton Jeffries, and Jerry Harper were in attendance. Charter president Charles Smith and current president JC Burcham accepted the award. Charlie shared some history about the club and its role in the community.
 
 
 
SMNW Interact and Lenexa Rotarians packaging meals for Rise Against Hunger.
 
 
 

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Speakers
Becca Coleman
Mar 02, 2018
Classification Speaker
Mike Higgins, NAIA Director of Championhips
Mar 02, 2018
The NAIA Tournament
J. C. Burcham
Mar 09, 2018
Classification Speaker
Curt Nelson
Mar 09, 2018
Director, Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame
Jerry Bowmer
Mar 16, 2018
Classification Speaker
Melinda Henneberger
Mar 16, 2018
Kansas City Star Editorial Board
Jason Bledsoe
Mar 23, 2018
Classification Speaker
Jim Blaufuss
Mar 30, 2018
Classification Speaker
Beccy Yocham, Lenexa Community Development Dir.
Mar 30, 2018
Lenexa City Center
Tom Stephan
Apr 06, 2018
NFL Line Judge Referee
Pete Black
Apr 06, 2018
Classification Speaker
Jorge Coromac
Apr 13, 2018
Woodland Charities Panama Project
Steve Adams
Apr 13, 2018
Classification Speaker
 
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