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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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Installation of the 2017-18 officers and directors at Sar Ko Par Park in Lenexa on June 17, 2017. Braving the 95 degree heat, our members and their families had a fun-filled evening, which included some fishing for the kids.
President: Terry Tevis
President-Elect: Matt Janes
Vice President: Lenet Compton
Secretary: Jerry Henson
Treasurer: Pat Thomas
Director: Erik Troy
Director: Jason Bledsoe
Foundation Chair: Phil Hammond
Membership Chair: Becca Coleman
Program Chair: Moe Cougher
Sergeant at Arms: Fred Spears
Immediate Past-President: JC Burcham
We're looking for volunteers to walk alongside the Lenexa Fire Safety Trailer in the 4th of July parade. If you're interested, please see Jerry Bowmer (bowmerj@gmail.com). 
Greg Peterson has requested that we bring ANY medical equipment and/or mobility devices to him, so he can send them to Guatemala for the upcoming water filter installation project our club is supporting (along with the Shawnee Mission Northwest Interact Club). We need these asap, probably no later than June 1st! Contact Greg with questions.
A total of 181 Rotarians registered for the District 5710 Conference held May 5-6 at the Overland Park Sheraton, including 16 members from our club! If there was an award for highest percentage of club participation at the district conference, I'm pretty sure we would win! It was thrilling to see such great participation from our club, as well as other clubs around the district. Lenexa Rotarians in attendance included: Terry Tevis, Matt Janes, Pat Thomas, Steve Nettles, Phil Hammond, Mike Dix, JC Burcham, Dinah Sykes, Jason Bledsoe, Milton Jeffrey, Tobias Scheffler, Ron Tennissen, Moe Cougher, Greg Peterson, Alan Kruckemyer, and most importantly, Jason Leib, who chaired the planning committee for the whole conference! 
 
Indoor skydiving at a Rotary conference? You bet!! Greg Peterson, Steve Nettles, Dinah Sykes, and Jason Leib (with his wife, Jacquelyn) suited up and gave it a try. Other participants visited the Prairiefire Museum or played at TopGolf.
 
Also at the conference, attendees packaged 13,000+ meals for Rise Against Hunger--in record time, under an hour! 
 
Please take a moment to thank Jason Leib for his efforts in organizing this year's conference. He and his committee did an excellent job.
Dinah Sykes was elected in November 2016 to represent Kansas Senate District 21 which includes all of the city of Lenexa and the Northwest part of Overland Park. Her Senate committee assignments include Commerce, Education, Ethics, Elections, and Local Government and a Joint Committee on Information Technology.

Prior to election, Dinah enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom who also ran her own business as a personal chef. She is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with minors in Finance and Economics. Prior to having children, she worked in higher education as a development officer. Dinah enjoys being active in her community and has a passion for serving others. She has served as PTA treasurer, PTA President, Alumni Board Member for her alma mater, and is a 2016 Alumni of Leadership Lenexa through the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce.
 
She is a mother to two boys, 12 and 14. Both are avid soccer players. Her husband, Jeff, works at VML, a global marketing and ad agency as Director of Web Ops.  The family also has two boxers that are spoiled beyond measure. 
Ron Tennissen grew up in a small farming community just outside Wichita, and has always considered Wichita home. He graduated Wichita State University with a Bachelor Degree, and a 2nd Lieutenant commission from ROTC and a two-year commitment to serve in the US Army. Assigned to a military intelligence branch, he spent two years in the United States, mostly in Colorado. Being young, single and foolish I extended my commitment by one year and served a year (1969) in Vietnam.
 
After leaving the Army, he worked 2.5 years in a retail management position and then as a Wichita police officer.  He married his wife Vicki in 1973 and was hired by Marion Laboratories. Over the next 18-years, he held several positions in the company including:  clinical research, professional education, product marketing, program management and finally as Vice President Market Development.
 
After Marion merged with Merrill Dow, the company downsized and reorganized. "I was given the opportunity to stay or take an early retirement.  I followed the advice of two individuals.  First, George Brett who said, '20 years is long enough to stay on the same ride at the amusement park,' and my back fence neighbor, Moe Cougher, who said, 'When the downsizing begins, jump on the early retirement package.'” 
 
Three-days into early retirement, he received a job offer at a pharmaceutical focused healthcare-consulting firm based in Palo Alto, CA.  This eventually led to a partner position in the firm, while working from his home in Lenexa.  In 2003, he sold his interest to the business and went into “full retirement”.
 
Ron and his wife Vicki raised three daughters, Kim, Carrie and Christine.  Kim and Christine are married and between them I have 4 grandsons.  Kim is a nurse practioner at Children’s Hospital, Carrie is a project manager at Cerner and Christine is a business manager at a privately run maximum-security prison in Leavenworth. Vicki and Ron were married for 40 years when she passed away in August 2013.
 
Ron first joined Rotary in 1994, with the Rotary Club of Johnson County.  He has served as president, assistant district governor, and as Lt. Governor for District Governor John Vandewalde.  He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Western Johnson County. He left Rotary in 2013 due to his wife’s illness.
 
We are so glad to have him as a member of our club! Welcome, Ron!
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.
 
 
 

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Jason Leib
Oct 20, 2017
Classification Speaker
Alan Kruckemyer
Oct 27, 2017
Classification Speaker
Dinah Sykes
Oct 27, 2017
"My Recent Trip to China"
Emily Behrman
Nov 03, 2017
JCCC Performing Arts Series
Milton Jeffrey
Nov 03, 2017
Classification Speaker
Daisy Ryan
Nov 10, 2017
KU Med Center Rotaract
Matt Janes
Nov 10, 2017
Classification Speaker
Tom Gray - Leavenworth Rotary Club
Nov 17, 2017
"Generational Differences"
Dave Huff
Nov 17, 2017
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Nov 24, 2017
Evelyn Hornaday
Dec 01, 2017
Classification Speaker
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Dec 08, 2017
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Dec 15, 2017
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Dec 22, 2017
 
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